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.
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 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.
18 Reviews for Bowing Oaks
Recommended by 99% of couples
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lindsey weems · Getting married on 12/04/2020
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..Sent on 04/03/2020
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.
Ashley · Married on 02/01/2020
Bowing Oaks was an incredible venue! I was nervous it would be too rustic but they were very flexible with allowing us to set things up in a certain way so we could highlight the tree but minimize the rustic feel the location has. Also the entire staff was so nice and helpful they made our big day so special!Sent on 08/17/2020
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
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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!