Getting married in Jacksonville, Florida? These top 10 affordable Jacksonville wedding venues give you the most bang for your bucket. Jacksonville is in some ways the perfect city. It’s positioned on the beach but is close enough to the “main land” to be accessible to other major cities without having to fly. Your guests, even out of town ones, will appreciate all that Jacksonville has to offer. And if you’re settling in the city, you’ll love all it has to offer young families.
10 Cheap Jacksonville Wedding Venues
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210 West 7th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Originally the Springfield Presbyterian Church, the century-old Springfield Improvement Association and Archives building is the perfect place for quaint wedding. And it’s the first stop on our tour of Jacksonville wedding venues. With space for up to 100 people, this building has been carefully restored to preserve its ambiance. It has polished wood flooring, with a real cathedral ceiling, and an understated decor with a hint of Victorian style.
Just a short distance from downtown, North Main Street, and Interstate 95, it is easy to reach from any part of Jacksonville or the surrounding areas. The fountain and gardens make a beautiful background for perfect wedding photographs.
Rental fees are: Fridays or Saturdays — $802.50; Sundays — $642.00; Monday through Thursday — $588.50. They have a Bridal Special for a Friday and Saturday Rental — $1,203.75. It can also be rented hourly, but holiday pricing is excluded, so you’ll need to call for rates if you plan to marry on a special day.
2143 Astor Street
Orange Park, FL 32073
How would you like to get married with a backdrop of a 300 year old Live Oak tree draped in Spanish moss and next to the serene St. Johns River? Club Continental gives you that along with an affordable wedding venue rental price.
To save even more, consider the Elegant Elopement Package, available Tuesdays through Thursdays, which includes: Ceremony in a beautiful garden setting, Officiant to perform your ceremony, Fresh Rose Bouquet for the Bride, Fresh Rose Boutonnière for the Groom, 2-Tier Wedding Cake in your choice of Chocolate, Yellow or Marble, 3-Course Dinner for Two in our Main Dining Room, Bottle of House Champagne and Overnight Accommodations in a romantic, waterfront Jacuzzi room in the River Suites.
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
500 Wonderwood Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32233
Rentals for the City of Jacksonville’s Dolphin Plaza Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park start at a minimum of 4 hours for $1,112.80. Reservations may be made up to a year in advance. Max capacity is 125 people. The minimum charge for using Dolphin Plaza is $1,112.80 ; $53.50 cleanup fee, $909.50 rental fee (rental of building), and a minimum of 4 hours $149.80 at $37.45 per hour per employee, except holidays and as long as an employee is identified to service as a turnkey. These fees are due when you make the reservation.
The turnkey and clean-up fees are non-refundable, even with notice more than 30 days in advance of event. Because the City of Jacksonville does not allow alcohol into city parks, the Recreation and Community Services has come up with a permit that will allow alcohol at certain functions under certain circumstances.
RiverFront Cafe & Catering
111 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Riverfront Cafe and Catering, run by Karen Fritts, serves weddings at The Haskell Building in downtown Jacksonville. With a balcony overlooking the St. John’s River, the building also has a grand hall and a fountain out front.
Rental fee for the building is as follows: Monday thru Friday $975.00, Saturday and Sunday $1,500.00 for the reception and $200.00 for the wedding ceremony if the ceremony is onsite. Fees include use of tables, linens, china and 100 chairs for the reception.
Their capacity is 275 guests for a cocktail reception, with seated space for 150-200. Staff is additional, as well as a 20% service charge based on food and beverage only. She will customize a menu specifically designed for your event and has Sample Wedding Menus: A Formal Affair and The Unforgettable Affair, as well as sample menus on her website of Displays, Spreads, Dips and Pate, Canapes, Meat Trays, Salads and Desserts.
3670 Clubhouse Dr.
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
Located only minutes from Orange Park and Jacksonville, Magnolia Point Golf Club has that classic Florida wedding vibe in a secluded setting and professional staff that will put you and your guests at ease.
While the cost is more than some other affordable finds, the convenience of having your ceremony and reception in one place planned by the pros will take out the stress of planning your day. It’s true you get what you pay for, and if you’re looking to save a little sweat equity, going with an all-inclusive package may give you peace of mind.
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