The Clay Theatre team will make sure your wedding day is as seamless and stress free as possible. We will work with you to create the perfect layout and connect you with an all star vendor team!
Host your wedding ceremony and reception at the historic Clay Theatre! Feel like movie stars and have a stress free wedding day with our knowledgeable event staff. We will take care of all the details and provide you with a gorgeous ceremony and reception space! Located conveniently in between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, the Clay Theatre venue is the perfect backdrop for your big day.
Work with our team to design the perfect setup for your wedding ceremony and reception. Our different spaces can be configured in a variety of ways to cater to your unique style. Our staff will provide all of the tables and chairs, lighting and audiovisual equipment to make sure your event is seamless.
" It's unlike any other venue in Jacksonville. From the all white walls inside and outside the courtyard, the black trim details, crystal chandeliers, the gorgeous lobby & bridal suite.. what more could you want in a venue? " -Michelle, Pine and Perfume
The perfect backdrop for the wedding ceremony of your dreams!
Transform the elegant reception space into an epic dance party!
See your name in lights as guests arrive on your big day!
FLEXIBLE CATERING OPTIONS
Every event is as unique as you are. That's why we give you the flexibility to select one of the reputable, full service catering partners. Your caterer has full access to our fully equipped warming kitchen with an oven, refrigeration, ice maker and staging area
FEATURES PRIVATE DRESSING ROOMS
The Balcony Dressing Room
Gather all your besties and get ready in style! Photo ops for days, tons of mirrors, great lighting, and a guaranteed fun time! Bring your drink of choice, glam squad, and you’re good to go!
" Having a spacious bridal suite and groom's room to get ready in was SO IMPORTANT the day of that we hadn't even thought to look for in a venue." -Lindsey, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
The Backstage Dressing Room
The ultimate hangout lounge for you and your friends to relax and unwind in style. Great times, perfect backdrop and relaxation are guaranteed! WIFI, private bath and all the sports channels!
"The groom's room made getting ready so convenient. So many amenities such as TVs, mirrors and wet bars were so thoughtfully designed. We didn’t have to worry about a thing!" -Catherine, Jacksonville, FL
LOBBY + BAR
Welcome your guests through the main lobby as they make their way to the main reception space. With white floors and a quartz bar top, the lobby is the perfect place to welcome your guests to check in, sign your guest-book, find their escort cards, or have a drink at the bar. The venue's flexible bar policy allows you to provide your own alcohol.
Transform the courtyard into a beautiful outdoor ballroom, complete with a crystal chandelier! Ideal for guest counts exceeding indoor capacity and in need of a secondary reception space and for outdoor dancefloors!
Worried about parking? We have you covered. Clay Theatre's private parking lot allows your vendors and guests convenient access to the building. Allow our friendly parking attendant to greet and direct your guests on where to go.
WEDDING PLANNING TEAM
The Clay Theatre Event Planning Team is here to make your wedding day as stress free as possible. Choose from one of our three packages to fit your needs: Event Management, Partial Planning, Full Service Planning
"HUGE shoutout to Lauren Cowgill and the entire Clay Theatre family for making our dreams come true.. Hands down best planner and venue team we could’ve ever imagined! " -Laci, Melbourne, Florida
21 Reviews for Clay Theatre
Recommended by 99% of couples
46 User photos
Dana Morris · Married on 11/16/2019
The Clay Theatre is everything you dream of in a venue and more. Andrea and Daniel (the owners) are the sweetest people and will go above and beyond to make your day special. Andrea always answered every email quickly and had such great suggestions for some vendors I just didn't know who to go with. Lauren (the in-house planner) is a legit rock star and made our day so seamless...if anything went wrong I never even knew about it. The grooms room and bridal suite are beautiful perks that make the day that much more seamless. We booked our wedding 5 months before they even opened in the thick of construction and we are so glad we took the leap of faith. Do not hesitate...just book them!Sent on 12/18/2019
Sydney Healey · Getting married on 10/09/2020
Best Venue Ever!
The Clay Theatre was the best decision of my entire wedding. When we booked the venue it was still under construction but the vision Andrea and Daniel had was clear. From the very beginning they were so helpful in answering questions, providing clear communication, and making sure everything went according to plan. I also used the coordinator through the venue, Lauren, who could not have done a better job. She was so helpful and made it the perfect night. I am SO thankful to have found this beautiful venue and their team.Sent on 10/04/2019
Jessica · Getting married on 09/25/2020
I can’t wait!
I looked at 10 different venue spots but as soon as I saw the clay theatre, and Andrea’s vision I knew it was the perfect place! They are constantly giving updates on the construction and are great with answering any questions we had. The surrounding area is beautiful as well - perfect for pictures. I can’t wait for the wedding of my dreams at the Clay TheatreSent on 11/07/2018
Clay Theatre's reply:Thank you for the amazing review, Jessica! We are super excited about your wedding! Can't wait! #nowshowingtheclarks
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We love Andrea and The Clay Theatre! We actually met this awesome lady a few years ago at the annual Calavita event and fell in love with her sweet bubbly personality and her creative ideas for the Theatre. We are so excited to be part of something so special and looking forward to the grand opening! Andrea has thought of every single detail with care and intent and we firmly believe this venue is going to rock Clay County and all of the First Coast!