Florida Yacht Club is a historic wedding venue located in Jacksonville, Florida. Established in 1876, this unique yacht club prides itself on its outstanding service, exquisite cuisine, and amazing architectural features. It’s situated on the banks of the St. Johns River, and offers couples breathtaking views of downtown Jacksonville. Florida Yacht Club looks forward to making your special day everything you dreamed it to be.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 450 guests at this waterfront venue. They offer multiple indoor ballrooms to choose between, based on your individual preferences and the size of your event. These spaces include:
This full-service venue offers everything you need to make your celebration a success. Their goal is to bring your unique vision to life while ensuring you have a wonderful planning experience. Tables, chairs, and linens are included in their rental fee, along with china, glassware, and flatware. Their professional staff will assist with setup and cleanup, and your guests will enjoy plenty of complimentary parking. Additional services include:
Florida Yacht Club also has a few intimate rooms, perfect for your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or anniversary party. The Living Room and River Porch are intimate spaces situated on the first floor. The Living Room features warm gold and glass decor, banquet seating, a decorative bar, vintage accent furniture, and a seasonal fireplace. It flows seamlessly into the River Porch, which features exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking the Terrazzo Lawn and Harbor. The 1876 Room can accommodate up to 48 guests and is perfect for both bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. It features high-backed upholstered dining chairs and pairs nicely with the Living Room and River Porch.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Melissa · Married on 02/24/2018
My husband and I are so happy we chose The Florida Yacht Club for our wedding reception! From meeting with Jessica, the Yacht Clubs Catering Manager, on our first site visit and seeing the ballroom that has wood beams and the natural look I was going for, we fell in love and knew this was the perfect venue for us! It provided us with the large ballroom we desired as well as access to the river for photos and the patio access for guests which displayed the spectacular view of the Jacksonville Skyline. The outdoor patio that was available was accessed off of the Astor Room (which is where we held the cocktail hour). There were other options for the cocktail hour, but this was a great choice for our cocktail hour since the guests were on the same level of the ballroom, but still able to go outside via the patio.Sent on 04/06/2018
After selecting The Florida Yacht Club for our February 2018 wedding everything started to fall into place for our big day. Next, we were looking for a wedding planner and were given many recommendations from Jessica. One that came highly recommended was Jennifer Bechan. Jennifer was very familiar with the Florida Yacht Club and was the wife to the Yacht Clubs Chef. Choosing Jennifer to be our coordinator was THE BEST decision! Leading up to the wedding, whenever we had questions or concerns we could easily be in touch with Jennifer Bechan who was always available to us. She was a reliable coordinator and even met with me and my parents on multiple occasions to help us have a smooth wedding day. Between Jennifer coordinating all of our wedding needs and Jessica, the Yacht Clubs coordinator, we were very well taken care of and nothing was missing or forgotten for the day of the wedding. We HIGHLY recommend using the Florida Yacht Club as your reception AND Jennifer Bechan as your wedding coordinator!
Joann Ercia Mendoza · Getting married on 11/05/2019
An Act of Class
The venue is beautiful. Jessica is wonderful, informative and very professional. We felt at ease and fully supported by the staff and we were able to enjoy our evening. The meal was tasteful and the excution from the staff and management was precise and elegant.Sent on 05/15/2019
Samantha · Married on 05/04/2019
Best venue we could have ever hoped for!
From day 1 we fell in love with this venue. The views are absolutely breath taking! We had our wedding here and want to relive it over and over again. Jessica, the catering coordinator, did an outstanding job helping us through the process. The service was top notch and we even had our personal assistant that helped us with anything we needed throughout the night. She was a super star! We cannot thank this venue enough!!Sent on 05/07/2019
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Book your special day on any Saturday in July and recieve a 50% discount on the Ceremony Fee ($500 discount).
Book your special day on any Saturday in June or July and recieve a 50% discount on the Ceremony Fee ($500 discount).