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  • Writer's pictureElisabeth Dorosh

Northern Florida Wedding Venue Guide | Jacksonville Wedding Videographer

Northern Florida is known for its charming cities, captivating beauty, and lush landscapes. With near-perfect weather most of the year, couples flock to the area in search of their dream destination wedding venues—no passport needed!


If you aren’t from the area (or even if you’re a local!), it can get a bit overwhelming with so many fabulous options available. To help, we’ve curated a Northern Florida Wedding Venue Guide for various wedding aesthetics near Jacksonville and St. Augustine.




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Interestingly, Jacksonville, Florida is the largest city by area in the United States. You can find a little bit of everything from Catty Shack Ranch and the Talbot Islands, to historic plantations, dazzling beaches, and ethereal marshes and wetlands.


Meanwhile, St. Augustine is known as one of Florida’s most historically-rich cities, complete with historical re-enactments and impressive castles and forts! You’ll find several fascinating historic wedding venues unlike anywhere else in the state.




Jacksonville, Florida Wedding Venue Guide



Swiss native Maurice Fatio designed this historic venue. The mansion was built in 1928, and Ribault Club recently restored it to its original glory within Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Best described as timeless and elegant, this gorgeous waterfront property sprawls along the banks of the Fort George River.


You and your guests will love the breathtaking countryside views beneath mature shade trees and a nearby marsh as you and your partner say, “I do.” If you love the natural outdoor beauty and desire inland riverfront scenery over the beach aesthetic, this premier Jacksonville wedding venue will check all the boxes.


Event Space Capacities:


● The outdoor space can accommodate up to 175 guests.

● The mansion features a grand ballroom, comfortably hosting up to 350 seated guests.


Wedding Services Offered:


● Event planning

● Event rentals

● List of recommended vendors

● Set up

● Clean up

● Bridal suite to get ready

● Wireless internet & A/V capabilities



This modern and sophisticated hotel venue is located along the riverfront in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Not only are there multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces for your ceremony and reception, but the venue also has private bedrooms available for all of your guests for a full wedding weekend! As the largest wedding venue in Northern Florida, there will be plenty of room for all of your guests!


Event Space Capacities:


● The elegant Grand Ballroom can hold up to 100-1,000 seated guests for a meal at your reception.

● There are 3 River Deck Balconies available, providing exquisite views of the riverfront. Each balcony can seat up to 400 guests .

● The River Terrace rooms are indoor spaces that overlook the water and can seat between 60-300 guests.


Wedding Services Offered:


● Setup

● Clean up

● Event rentals

● Audio/visual equipment & experts

● Cake cutting

● Experienced servers

● In-house bar

● Blocking of hotel rooms for up to 900 guests

● Complimentary champagne toast

● Event planner

● Catering


Find more Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront wedding package info here.



Looking to get out of the city? The Keeler Property is a private countryside estate boasting 40 acres of rural beauty and their signature covered bridge. Take advantage of the outdoor space, covered bridge, and 9,500-square-foot event barn. This wedding venue is ideal for couples looking for a farm-style, country-chic wedding.


Event Space Capacities:


● This stunning property can accommodate up to 300 guests for your elegant Southern-style wedding.


Wedding Services Offered:


● Bridal suite to get ready

● Lighting & sound capabilities

● Event planning

● Event rentals





St. Augustine, Florida Wedding Venue Guide



This equally historic and romantic venue was built in 1888 by Henry Flagler, a famous railroad tycoon. He originally envisioned a hotel and casino. At the time, it held the largest indoor swimming pool in the world! Today, the former Hotel Alcazar is one of the most luxurious wedding venues in the country and hosts numerous weddings and events year-round—definitely not your typical museum.


Event Space Capacities:


● The Lightner Museum has both indoor and outdoor venues available. For smaller, intimate weddings, some areas host up to 40 guests. For larger weddings, other spaces accommodate up to 250 guests.


Wedding Services Offered:


● There are multiple options for services offered on your wedding day. The first one lets you customize everything to your specific preferences.

● The second option is an all-inclusive package where the venue staff handles everything for you. (This option is perfect for destination weddings or those who don’t want to vet and book individual vendors. Few venues offer full-service and à la carte packages like the Lightner Museum!)



Are you avid golfers who love sunset views? This exclusive country club truly has it all! Surround yourselves with world-famous golf history and luxurious amenities. Classic, elegant, and timeless are three words that describe this idyllic location. Your guests will be in awe of all the beauty this venue has to offer! The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum offers unparoled service, venue spaces, and scenery—boasting phenomenal “golden hour” video footage, too!


Event Space Capacities:


● There are over 35,000 square feet of space in the museum and 13 venues to choose from. Take advantage of the indoor and outdoor spaces to make your dream wedding a reality. The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum can accommodate up to 300 guests for your big day!


Wedding Services Offered:


● Cake cutting

● Experienced servers

● Lighting

● Sound

● Private suite

● Event rentals

● Event planning


View the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum wedding package brochure here.



As you might expect, this gorgeous barn and garden venue radiates Southern elegance and charm. With rustic-chic style, this location is perfect for anyone interested in a rural, farmhouse wedding aesthetic, featuring exposed wooden beams and string lights. The Carriage House is also conveniently located near downtown St. Augustine, without all the hassle of finding parking. Unique to this farmhouse venue, the property features one beautiful garden after another for added privacy, backdrop variety, and serene space to enjoy.


Event Space Capacities:


● This stunning venue is perfect for small intimate elopements (up to 20 guests) and larger weddings (up to 150 guests). The Carriage House has 2,000 square feet of climate-controlled space, offering plenty of room for tables, chairs, and a dance floor!


Wedding Services Offered:


● Event planning

● Luxury multiple-stall restrooms

● Indoor & outdoor access

● On-site parking

● Inventory showroom

● Multiple wedding package options





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With so many gorgeous wedding venues available, it’s no wonder many couples choose Northern Florida for their big day! With great weather, stunning views, and luxurious amenities, this area is a photographer’s dream! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding day!





Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist with your wedding preparations. We are happy to help answer any questions on the area, venues, videography services, or wedding day plans.





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