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Situated in Jacksonville, Florida, Bowing Oaks 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.

Services Offered

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.

Other Services

The staff at Bowing Oaks 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 that may be held on-site include fundraisers, awards ceremonies, and retirement parties.

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Claudia A. Married on 05/30/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect!

Everything about the venue was absolutely perfect! Our guests were blown away and gave us so many compliments on the venue and the staff. The grounds were immaculate and we got to set up the Reception space early since we were the only event booked for Memorial Day Weekend! Heather, the venue manager is incredible and so easy to work with. Bowing Oaks has everything you need and the Bridal and Groom suites are massive! Pictures and videos of the venue don’t do it justice, it’s truly breathtaking on-site and we couldn’t have been happier on our Wedding Day! Thank you for making our day so special and magical. We highly recommend Bowing Oaks for every occasion!
Alana H. Married on 01/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great All-in-One Venue!

I cannot say enough good things about this venue! Heather, the event manager, was phenomenal to work with...quick to respond to emails and answered all of my millions of questions! I had the opportunity to meet the owner of the property as well and he was a delight to speak with. The bridal suite had great lighting for your makeup and hair stylists, the groom's room has a huge tv and pool table for the boys to kick back and relax while waiting on the ladies :) Definitely a wonderful venue if you are looking to have your ceremony and reception in the same place!
Lindsey W. Married on 12/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Even though I may not be getting married here, they are TOP notch

So my fiancé and I loved the venue from the beginning. Everything about it. We booked it instantly and had no regrets..

Fast forward a few months, we learn that my fiancé’s deployment is pushed due to covid-19 and he may not make it home in time AND we are to be stationed in a new city within 5 days of our wedding. So much stress.

Heather has been on top of it with every email I sent them regarding our updates. First with holding a new date for us out of the kindness of their hearts and helping reschedule if needed PLUS more if needed.

This venue and the people who run it truly care about their people and the owns serving our country. It means so much.

We want to get married here and are crossing our fingers and saying our prayers that we still can. But from the bottom of our hearts, we thank them and appreciate their flexibility and kindness. Not every venue would bend over backwards for you.

I’d chose Bowing Oaks over and over.

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Simply Weddings by Amanda, Inc Simply Weddings by Amanda, Inc Wedding Planners

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.

Professional Organizing Consultants Professional Organizing Consultants Wedding Planners

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.

Fleurs de Vedra Fleurs de Vedra Wedding Florists

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!


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