The Garden Club of Jacksonville

1005 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Garden Club of Jacksonville

Celebrate with Us

Imagine your event in our historic facility set on the St. Johns River in the desirable and conveniently located Riverside neighborhood.

Amazing Location

  • Historic Riverside neighborhood
  • Setting of beautiful events for more than 50 years
  • Located on the St. Johns River
  • Comfortably air-conditioned space
  • Guest Wi-Fi available throughout the property

Ballroom

  • Elegant, neutral decor
  • Grand stage for ceremony or performances
  • Six exquisite crystal chandeliers
  • Spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows flood the room with light
  • Dramatic view of the Courtyard and St. Johns River
  • Table seating for 350 people
  • Theater seating for 500 people
  • Enormous catering kitchen
  • Multiple restrooms for your guests’ comfort

Club Room

  • Classical decor perfect for any occasion
  • Large traditional fireplace surround
  • Graceful brass chandelier
  • Table seating for 60 people
  • Theater seating for 80 people
  • Windows can be easily covered for slideshow projection
  • Small separate kitchen enables catering for the room
  • Two restrooms for your guests’ comfort

Courtyard

  • Picturesque steps for outdoor ceremonies
  • Lush greenery
  • Refreshing three-tier fountain
  • Scenic St. Johns River view

Parking

  • About 60 private parking spaces
  • Reserved for your Ballroom or Campus event
  • Public parking available on Post Street and nearby

Services

  • Use one of our excellent preferred vendors or choose your own
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20 Reviews for The Garden Club of Jacksonville

Recommended by 77% of couples


3.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.9
  • Professionalism 4.0
  • Flexibility 3.5
  • Value 3.7
  • Average response time 4.0
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  • Maria

    Maria S. · Married on 12/28/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    So beautiful

    This venue is gorgeous! The flowers are the perfect touch

    Sent on 05/29/2019
  • Brandi

    Brandi · Married on 07/13/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    New Management!

    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

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The Garden Club of Jacksonville FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Outside Vendors
    Wifi
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

Team of The Garden Club of Jacksonville

Damien Lamar Robinson

Damien Lamar Robinson

Operations Manager

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.

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Denise Reagan

Denise Reagan

Executive Director

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.

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Wedding Solutions Wedding Officiants

    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!

  • String Theory Music Wedding Musicians

    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!

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Map

  • 1005 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL, 32204 See on map
    904-297-1526 (Phone number)
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
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The Garden Club of Jacksonville frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Garden Club of Jacksonville?

The Garden Club of Jacksonville includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Garden Club of Jacksonville in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Garden Club of Jacksonville for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Garden Club of Jacksonville for wedding events?

The Garden Club of Jacksonville offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Garden Club of Jacksonville offer?

The Garden Club of Jacksonville offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Garden Club of Jacksonville offer for wedding events?

The Garden Club of Jacksonville offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend The Garden Club of Jacksonville and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Garden Club of Jacksonville is recommended by 75% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 3.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.0 in average response time, 4.0 in professionalism, 3.9 in quality of service, 3.7 in value and 3.5 in flexibility.