The Garden Club of Jacksonville is a ballroom and outdoor wedding venue located in Jacksonville, Florida. This club began in the 1920s to help develop an appreciation for the beauty and benefits of gardens. The Garden Club worked on civic projects and created plans for reconstructing city parks. They still thrive today, working on gardens all over Florida.
Facilities and Capacity
Although this is a non-profit organization, the Garden Club offers wedding space for your big day. One indoor space is an elegant ballroom that can hold up to 350 seated guests for a large, festive day. The Club Room can hold up to 60 seated guests for a more intimate setting. If you wish for a ceremony that features their beautiful gardens, you can use the private courtyard to exchange vows.
The Garden Club is hospitable to its plants and to couples and guests. The services that they offer to accomplish this include:
20 Reviews for The Garden Club of Jacksonville
Recommended by 77% of couples
Bonnie · Married on 10/06/2018
Old world charm and a beautiful setting!
My daughter has always had her heart set on having her wedding in a venue that had floor to ceiling windows. This place is as beautiful on the inside as it was on the outside. They were married in the garden which was so pretty (the weather that day was awesome) and the inside has an old world charm about it. The only thing I can say is to remember to have fans for your guests if you are being married outside. It was very warm the day they were married and it would have been nice if we had remembered to get so for our guests.Sent on 11/23/2018
Maria Shiflett · Married on 12/28/2019
This venue is gorgeous! The flowers are the perfect touchSent on 05/29/2019
Brandi · Married on 07/13/2018
I’m an event Photographer and I’m super impressed by the new outlook this space is having now that it has a new director ! Fresh look, modern decor ! Professional staffing !Sent on 11/30/2019
Team of The Garden Club of Jacksonville
Damien Lamar Robinson
Damien’s background in banking, finance, graphic design, web development, nonprofits, fundraising, and the arts provides a wealth of knowledge to draw from for his position at the Garden Club. He was one of the original team members for Friends of Hemming Park, serving as operations manager and director of office administration where he oversaw daily events, managed vendors, coordinated capital improvements, and supervised the park’s ambassadors. Previously, he worked for Fidelity National Financial as a legal assistant and accounts payable specialist. Damien also worked for First Union Bank as a corporate services analyst and at Bank of America, where he was a post-closing mortgage specialist. He also ran his own web development and management company for four years, serving small businesses and nonprofits. Many people recognize Damien as the host of WJCT’s “Taste Test,” which he launched in 2017 to encourage audiences to broaden their musical palate and redefine urban radio. He is also a singer, songwriter, and sound designer who often performs with his band Neon Motherboard and serves as the lead male vocals in Northeast Florida's variety band, KTG Entertainment.
Denise spent 25 years in journalism as a writer, editor, designer, and manager of newspapers and websites across the country. She returned to Jacksonville to work at The Florida Times-Union, where she led the news, design, copy editing, graphics, photo, and video departments. As editor of Folio Weekly, she wrote regularly about politics, culture, and Downtown Jacksonville. As director of communications for the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, she oversaw all public relations, marketing, and social media. She later joined Brunet-García Advertising, where she communicated the agency’s messages externally and internally across all platforms. For five years, Denise served as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications where she taught a news design class. She is an experienced public speaker who has led seminars all over the United States and in Mexico, Canada, and China. She serves on the board of PB&J Jacksonville and The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company, and volunteers for litter control projects, Changing Homelessness, the Society for News Design, and Online News Association. She also writes about Downtown for The Florida Times-Union and J Magazine.
The Garden Club of Jacksonville is an excellent venue for either an indoor wedding, or outside. Located on the river, the Club provides breathtaking views and the staff are outstanding in providing top class service. You will not be disappointed if you choose the Garden Club!
Our musicians love to play music at The Garden Club! We have played numerous weddings and events both indoors and outdoors during the last 15 years. It I a always so beautiful and accomodating! A wonderful place to gather with family and friends!