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

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.

Services Offered
The Garden Club is hospitable to its plants and to couples and guests. The services that they offer to accomplish this include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Vendor relationships
  • Private Parking
  • Great Location on River
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The Garden Club of Jacksonville
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Aligned tables and chairs
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Golden chandeliers
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Violet and white combination
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Dark setting
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Pink and fun tables
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Stripped in pink
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To the wedding venue
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Outdoor party
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Outdoor celebration
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Front view
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The Garden Club of Jacksonville
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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 Shiflett · Married on 12/28/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    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
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      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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  • 1005 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL, 32204 See on map
    904-297-1526 (Phone number)
    Monday through Friday - 9 am to 3 pm
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