Just a short car ride from Georgia and the crowded theme parks of Orlando, picture-perfect Jacksonville mingles charming Southern touches, like paddleboats and oak trees, with downtown sophistication and miles of white, sandy beaches.
The heart of Florida's "river city" hugs the St. John's River, which is lined with scenic hotels, parks, restaurants and historic estates like the Epping Forest Yacht Club that are perfect for tying the knot. It also harbors a fleet of river cruisers, from old-time paddleboats to sleek air-conditioned yachts, that offer mobile views of the river.
Jacksonville wedding - the beach:
Beachlovers can head to the oceanside hotels of Jacksonville or Ponte Vedra Beach for a sunkissed wedding or rent a banquet room at the regal Mayport Naval Base.
At aquarium and water park Marine Land, you can even have live dolphins jump and frolic alongside your Jacksonville wedding guests!
For breathtaking centerpieces, Tammy at Parker's Events gets raves along with Bill Wilson at Wilson's Limited, just to name a few. Let Sheila's Cakes whip up something moist and scrumptious for your hungry guests or choose from a wealth of nearby bakeries!