Jacksonville Public Library Downtown Conference Center
Perfect for two book worms in love, the Jacksonville Public Library Downtown is as elegant as it is iconic. At 300,000 square foot, the Main Library is the largest public library in the state and the most impressive of all the branches in Jacksonville. The Conference Center, which is available for rent, hosts an indoor and outdoor settings and can accommodate up to 300 guests. The courtyard section of the venue boasts great views of the city and romantic lighting amid rooftop landscaping. Indoors, marble flooring and stunning artwork give the location the sophisticated feel the library is known for.
Price range $2,280-$6,000
Located at 303 North Laura Street in Jacksonville.
The Beaches Museum
For many, getting married in a little chapel feels not only nostalgic but a fulfillment of a picturesque fantasy fueled by dozens of romantic movie endings. Before the credits roll, book a syrupy-sweet wedding at the Beaches Museum in Jacksonville Beach. A true vintage gem, the chapel has local history dating back to 1887, serving as one of the first churches in the area. Also known as St. Paul’s by the Sea, the venue ensures the dream is complete by ringing the antique white bell at the top of the tower after the ceremony.
Price is $1,200 for five hours
Located at 381 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach.
The Assembly Room venue at Art 'n Motion
Located within the heart of St. Augustine, the Art ‘n Motion industrial chic warehouse will add a unique twist to traditional settings. Complete with modern amenities, the early 1900s building boasts clean lines with exposed brick and ceilings, as well as handcrafted woodwork. In addition, the space hosts a classic car gallery and dealership within the venue, which is sure to impress guests who are welcome to explore the open showroom.
Price upon request
Located at 283 San Marco Ave., Suite B in St. Augustine.
Oyster Bay Yacht Club
Simple, elegant and with a stunning view, the Oyster Bay Yacht club will make any wedding reception memorable with plenty of regional ambiance. Set along the Intracoastal Waterway, the Yacht club encompasses Florida’s laidback aesthetic coupled with an upscale design. Both the open, flowing architecture and coastal location make the venue perfect for anyone seeking a true Floridian feel. Don’t forget to serve an oyster appetizer or Mayport shrimp, which always tastes better when eaten by the water’s edge.
Located at 96732 Bay View Drive in Fernandina Beach.
La Venture Grove
The smell of citrus and antique pine, cypress and hickory wood linger at this historic agricultural gem. Once a profitable orange grove established in 1880, La Venture Grove looks like something one would dream after falling asleep reading Faulkner on a hot night. Hauntingly beautiful, the land still bears fruit along the groves following the St. Johns River, making for scenic views and a picturesque setting for a reception. The recently rehabilitated home is decorated to bring out its antique charm or guests can enjoy the outdoor pavilion nestled among the palms.
Price range $4,000-$6,000 per night
Located at 2375 Moremen Road in Jacksonville.
Sugar Pointe Estate
For anyone looking for a country romance fit for the Lifetime Movie network, Sugar Pointe Estate is sure to provide the atmosphere for a true fairy tale ending. The location features sprawling 48-acres, which includes a spring-fed lake, boathouse, a luxurious county River House and a 1960s farmhouse equipped for hosting receptions. The old-growth trees, crystal clear lake and remote location make Sugar Pointe Estate the perfect place to cozy up to an outdoor fire and fall in love all over again.
Price range $1,500-$5,500
Located at 88000 Sugar Pointe Lane in Yulee.