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About Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club

As one of Jacksonville's properties on the National Register of Historic Places, Epping Forest Yacht Club has evolved from an historic estate into one of the most exquisite yacht clubs in the South. The original luxurious riverfront Mansion, built in late 1926, was home to industrialist Alfred I. duPont and his wife, Jessie Ball duPont. In 1984, Gate Petroleum Company purchased the property restoring its original splendor. Capable of hosting large corporate events such as Pepsi's Rookie of Year event during Super Bowl XXXIX, this 15,000-square-foot estate property boasts several venues for special events.

In addition to several medium-size dining rooms, the 4,00-square-foot second floor holds as many as 150 between three conjoining rooms. On the St.John's River, the property also features several scenic outdoor spaces. Easily tented, the courtyard adjacent to the marina and boathouse can accomodate 150 guests and the lower gardens can hold 300.  We also offer on-site audiovisual support as well as an exclusive in-house executive chef and pastry chef, child-care services, and event coordinators!  

Throughout the years, Epping Forest has seen many distinguished guests including the Vanderbilts, Carnegies, Presidents, world leaders and celebrities. The views of the lush formal English gardens, the scenic St. Johns River, award-winning cuisine and service continue to make Epping Forest Yacht Club one of the most sought after locations for private parties, corporate functions and weddings.

For more information, please contact us at 904-739-7200 or Lhenry@gatehospitality.com


Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Jacksonville

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The catering/event planning team at Epping Forest at simply outstanding. We were planning our wedding from New Zealand, and Sarah Gibbes was brilliant in handling everything. We had to move the wedding inside due to very cold weather, and they made it look gorgeous. Everything went seamlessly. They also assigned a bridal attendant to me, Ernestine Sanchez, who was so helpful, kind and attentive. Highly recommend!

Profile Picture Erin, 1/6/18, 5 Reviews
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue

What can I say that hasn't already been said about the most perfect wedding venue in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. There was absolutley nothing that I would change. Not a thing. It was beyond perfection thanks to the wonderful service of our coordinator Courtney, and our beloved day of wedding attendant Ernestine. Honestly, it was the most perfect, magical wedding I have ever been to, and my daughter has never felt more like a Princess in her life! Our guests could not tell me often enough how they couldn't believe how beautiful everything was, and how it was the best food....not just wedding food but OVERALL food, that they have ever had in their lives!!! I could go on and on. The wedding I always dreamt of having for my daughter became a reality thanks to this wonderful staff and venue, and I will be forever grateful that we were fortunate enough to have found this dream location.

Photo of Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club in Jacksonville, FL - Meghan and Jay's New Years Eve Fairytale Wedding at Epping
Profile Picture Cheryl, 12/31/17, 7 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Chairs, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

Even though we had a few issues during the coordinating process as there was some changes in staff it all came together in the end. Our day turned out to be absolutely gorgeous all of the staff the day of were phenomenal but I cannot say enough about Samantha one of the Bridal Attendants. She seemed as if she has been doing this for years and every request we threw at her she was right on it and with a smile on her face. She truly put me at ease as she was very on top of everything. I honestly couldn’t of imagined my day without her in it! She made sure everything went smoothly and she was there every step of the way. Epping really is the most beautiful and charming place to have a wedding. Our guests could not stop talking about the venue. Our wedding at Epping was everything I had ever dreamed of and way more, thanks to all of the staff at Epping!

Profile Picture Brycee, 12/3/17, 7 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Event Planning, Uncovered Outdoor, Chairs

Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $1,400.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,400.00
Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Clean Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

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Boat/Yacht, Historic, Mansion
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
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Bridal Suite
Clean Up
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
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Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
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Wireless Internet
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Audio Equipment
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Professional Network & Endorsements

Gorgeous and historic river location that will impress your guests. There staff is great to work with, be sure to check them out!

One of my favorite places to shoot weddings, so many beautiful places on the grounds of Epping to get just what you are looking for. The decor inside needs little embellishment as it's classic traditional style lends itself to a beautiful ambiance!

Epping Forest is one of the most beautiful and unique venues in Florida, and we love working there. The event planning staff are very professional and very accommodating! Ron B. Wilson Photography highly recommends Epping Forest Yacht Club if you are looking for a truly breathtaking space to have your wedding or event!

Epping Forest is an amazingly beautiful venue. We truly enjoy working there. Most often we are putting up tents, arranging tables and chairs and working with their knowledgeable and kind staff.

The Epping Forest Yacht Club is an amazing venue for weddings...so elegant with beautiful stonework and historical significance. Every wedding that I have shot there is a feast for the eyes and I am able to capture scenes that are spectacular. The professionalism of the staff and the attention to detail in decor and food make it a complete package.



1830 Epping Forest Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32217   See On Map
904-739-7200 (phone) 904-733-0054 (fax)