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Explore the unique opportunity to host your guests in an exclusive club setting and enjoy the benefits of amazing cuisine and exquisite service.

Why choose The Florida Yacht Club for my wedding or event?

Our location is one of the most coveted sites in Jacksonville, not only for the uncompromised views of the St. Johns River and downtown skyline but also for the proud heritage of our service and rich character of our facility. Member events promote the intended social nature of the Club, and Non-member inquiries experience a unique opportunity to impress their guests with the most prestigious yacht club in the area. Memories are made here and we take pride in our efforts to help make them happen!

Is Membership in the Club necessary to book private spaces?

Although there are benefits to being an FYC member and hosting events at your Club, membership is not required to book the private spaces. Establishing an FYC Member Sponsor is encouraged; however, we accept all inquiries for various types of weddings and parties and work with you through policies regarding booking and billing procedures.

What spaces are available for private events and what are the service capacities?

The event spaces include the Ballroom with Captain’s Walk (100-300) and the Astor Room with Rooftop Patio (25-150) on the 2nd floor, and the Terrazzo Lawn (50-150), River Porch (10-30), Living Room (10-40), Commodore’s Room (5-12) and 1876 Room (10-40) on the 1st floor. Room capacities vary depending on whether the event is a seated function for all guests, or cocktail style with mixed seating and standing. The Pirate’s Den and Pirate’s Den Bar on the 1st floor are for Member use only and are not available for private events.

Should I call before stopping by to view the Club?

Due to the private nature of our facility, appointments to view the spaces are very important. Guests should be with members or with staff while visiting the Club. Please call or email the Catering & Events Office so that we may ensure your desired rooms are not in use and confirm a viewing time.

Can I provide my own catering services, bartenders and vendors?

All foods, beverages and staffing must be planned and provided by our Club. Our Chef is pleased to offer an array of culinary selections for every style of event and our staff welcomes the opportunity to serve you and your guests with true hospitality in mind. We do permit delivery of wedding and special occasion cakes or similar professional bakery items, as we do not currently provide these specific services.

Do you permit wedding ceremonies to be held on site?

Yes! We feature two outdoor spaces as well as alternate indoor spaces, depending on the number of guests and setup requirements. Our Terrazzo Lawn on the 1st level with view of our eastside docks and downtown skyline can be set for 50 to 200 and is subject to seasonal availability. Our Astor Porch on the 2nd level overlooking the River and downtown skyline can be set for 25 to 150, weather permitting year-round. The Astor Room, Ballroom and 1876 Room may be used for indoor ceremonies as well depending on setup needs and guest counts.

Do you require that I use a professional Wedding Coordinator?

Yes, The Florida Yacht Club requires at least a professional day of coordinator for your Wedding Ceremony and Reception. There are so many details associated with wedding planning and execution, that the services of a wedding coordinator have numerous benefits to you, your event, and our service team.

Is there on-site parking?

Is there on-site parking? Yes! Our property includes a large parking lot with ample spaces in addition to neighborhood street side options. Our spaces are private and dedicated to the use of members and events while visiting the Club. We extend the courtesy of reserving five parallel spaces in the front parking areas for convenient use by each wedding, and valet services are welcome.

Do you honor menu tasting requests?

Our Chef is proud to accommodate tasting requests during the planning process to help make the best final choices when deciding between two similar menu item types. Portion, plating, color and flavor are all discussed to assist you in making the confident decision for your guests; however, with our solid culinary reputation, tastings are not intended prior to booking with us to finalize your site decision.