Situated in Jacksonville, Florida, Bowing Oaks Plantation is an event venue that specializes in weddings. Covering five acres of rural land, this spacious location offers both indoor and outdoor sites for couples to wed. Each event area can be customized to reflect clients’ individual styles and themes.
Facilities and Capacity
You and your partner can begin by holding a private ceremony beneath a mature oak tree. This open-air location can be set up to represent your vision and accommodates up to 200 guests with delicate wooden chairs. Alternatively, a covered outdoor setting is available in the pavilion, characterized by its exposed structure and string lighting. Once again, 200 loved ones can be accommodated, allowing for gatherings small and large. After you have exchanged vows and the service has ended, you can lead your guests to the patio for a cocktail reception. The site features a fire pit and a covered porch with audio equipment. For the main celebrations, your loved ones will be ushered into the ballroom, defined by wooden beams and glowing chandeliers. Tables and Chiavari chairs are included with the venue rental, providing all of the necessary elements for a reception banquet. Furthermore, contemporary get-ready suites are provided for both sides of the wedding party with a range of modern amenities.
The experienced event staff at the venue offer a number of services to help ensure that your big day is a success. They can make recommendations for outside vendors, assisting as much as possible in the planning process. Furthermore, the team can take care of sound and lighting, and provide various rental items to enhance the celebrations. This can include drapery, decor, and audio equipment. To help ensure that the wedding party is fully prepared for the occasion, a one-hour rehearsal slot is included in the venue cost.
The staff at Bowing Oaks Plantation can assist with other important events surrounding your big day, such as the engagement party and rehearsal dinner. In addition to wedding services, the venue also hosts corporate and charity events, and social gatherings. Examples of other events which may be held on-site include fundraisers, awards ceremonies, and retirement parties.
16 Reviews for Bowing Oaks Plantation
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Crystal · Married on 11/09/2019
Don’t hesitate on this one, it will book fast! Fairy Tale Venue!! Country Rustic Elegance!
This venue was beyond perfect for our wedding. The oak tree alone will have you falling in love! There is a chapel as well for an alternate ceremony location or if it rains as a plan B. The bride and groom suites were insane and such a nice space for each bridal party to hang out in and relax the day of. They have an inventory of items that can be rented out, which was so helpful for some last minute decor we didn’t want to bring up or forgot. The tree swing and outside fire pit were some added features we loved and the guests enjoyed too during cocktail hour and reception. The reception hall is absolutely gorgeous and the chandelier’s at the top just give it such an elegant look! Heather was a pleasure to work with and even asked the owner some special requests that we had and they were all a yes! I can’t say enough about this venue, except I want to do it all over again and it’s only been a month. You will definitely not find another venue like this one!Sent on 12/10/2019
Nicole · Married on 07/06/2019
This was a great venue! It rained but it made it more magical with the lights outside and the clear umbrellas. Everyone loved this rustic/elegance feel of the venue. We loved having our wedding here!Sent on 07/07/2019
Sarah Cannon · Married on 03/30/2019
Beautiful, easy to work with, prime spot
Bowing oaks is absolute perfection. My biggest things were to have enough room for a lot of guests, the ceremony under oak trees, big bridal and groom suites, near hotels and a rustic but elegant style. Bowing filled all needs and more!! We looked here first and immediately fell in love. Heather was amazing and always answered any questions I had. I highly recommend this venue for anyone and for any event.Sent on 04/03/2019
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This venue is so gorgeous and very beautifully maintained. The staff is amazing to work with, they're always helpful and organized. Heather was the venue coordinator I worked with and she is very knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely be recommending this venue to couples in the future. Thank you for your professionalism and attention to details.
I have had the opportunity to coordinate one of my weddings at Bowing Oaks Plantation. The staff is great to work with and were very accommodating to all of the guest, bridal party and vendors. Meeting the owners was a great privilege, finding out the back ground of the property and why it is so special. I highly recommend Bowing Oaks Plantation for all of my brides.
This is such a beautiful location, with a country like setting, that it's difficult to believe that it's conveniently located in the city! It's modern amenities, combined with its sophisticated yet rustic feel, makes this venue a perfect place for a romantic and fun party!