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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 event 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. Members find advantage in hosting events in our attractive private spaces and promote the intended social nature of the Club. Non-member inquiries may experience a unique opportunity to impress their guests with the most prestigious yacht club in the area and explore the amazing benefits of private club membership.  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 your FYC Member Sponsor is encouraged; however, we accept all inquiries for various types of weddings and parties and work with you through
necessary policies regarding booking and billing procedures.

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

The private event spaces of the Club include the Ballroom, Captain’s Walk, Astor Room and Patio on the 2nd floor, with the Terrazzo Lawn, River Porch, Living Room, Commodore’s Room and Formal Dining Room on the 1st floor.
The smaller spaces downstairs accommodate groups of 5 to 50 and may combine to host an event of 100 (seated) to 250 (cocktail). The larger spaces upstairs accommodate groups of 25 to 250 and may combine to host an event of 200 (seated) to 500 (cocktail). The Pirate’s Den, Pirate’s Den Bar and North Patio/Lawn are for Member use only and are not available for private events.

Should I call before stopping by to view the Club?

We are proud to show our beautiful spaces and discuss how successful they may be for your event. Due to the private nature of our facility however, 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 insure 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 Room Patio on the 2nd level overlooking the River and downtown skyline can be set for 25 to 125, weather permitting. The Astor Room, Ballroom and Formal Dining 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?

No, although we do sincerely advise that you consider this type of professional when planning your wedding ceremony and/or reception with us. There are so many details associated with wedding planning and execution, that the services of a wedding coordinator has numerous benefits to you and your event. We welcome the opportunity to work with Wedding Coordinators, as their success for you aids in our success on your special day.

Does the Chef honor menu tasting requests?

Our Chef is proud to assist in your food service decisions for weddings and large social affairs where this service may be warranted. Tastings may be requested during the planning process to help choose between types of items when torn between a few selections. Portion, plating, color and flavor are all discussed to help you make 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. Members may find this service helpful when planning weddings too, as we feature different menus for events than those customarily featured in the dining rooms.

Is there on-site parking?

Yes! Our property includes a large parking lot with ample spaces in addition to neighborhood street side options. These spaces are private and dedicated to the use of members and events while visiting our club. We extended the courtesy of reserving five parallel spaces in front for convenient use by each wedding.

What does the Club provide to assist in production of my event?

An inventory of tables, chairs, basic linens, china, glassware and flatware are all included with your booking of the spaces. Most rooms are enhanced with palms and/or plants, many of which can be moved as desired, as well as overhead digital music ambiance with multiple options. Other possibilities include projector, screen, flat screen TV, podium, microphones and portable dance floor. All service, bar and culinary employees are staffed by the Club to facilitate the needs of your event. 

What is “service charge” and why is that added?

Most events are assessed 20% service charge, applied to all food & beverage purchases. When comparing event venues, this is an item similar to what you may see listed as “gratuity” at other locations such as hotels and restaurants. Our service charge covers any areas that may qualify as gratuity charges and eliminates any concern with tip expectations. Please note our service charge is an operational fee and therefore subject to Florida Sales Tax.

Is there a dress code for the event spaces?

Private events do not take place in Member only areas, so dress codes are often dictated by the type and time of your event. You may host an evening wedding with black tie attendance or a class reunion with a luau theme. Kids birthdays may be celebrated in costume, corporate cocktail parties may revel in sports team apparel and anniversaries may commemorate with traditional dinner dress. Jeans and shorts are both welcome if appropriate for your event. Shirts and shoes are of course required, bathing suits are restricted to the pool areas and a general apparel decorum is expected for all events.

How much time is permitted for each event?

Most luncheons and daytime meetings book for 2-3 hours. Weddings and dinner parties often book for 4-5 hours. Members are welcome to bring their company meetings for all-day retreats. In general, pricing and services for weddings and guest celebrations are based on 4 hours. Extended hour fees may be discussed when needed and generous time for decorating and vendor installation is granted for the primary wedding and large event spaces for most occasions.

USTA National Championships Begin: Men’s 3.0 in Phoenix, AZ and Ladies 2.5 in Mobile , AL 

Pirate’s Den Patio Bar 5:00 - 11:00pm 

Pool Bar 5:00 – 8:30pm 

Lunch 11:30 - 5:00pm 

Dinner 5:30 - 9:00pm

A La Carte Offered on the Pirate’s Den Patio featuring Fried Shrimp To-go’s available

Bring the whole family for outdoor fun and entertainment by the river!

Alex Affronti will be performing Live from 6:00-9:00pm with your favorite acoustic tunes! Join us at the Club for The Sunset Pot ‘O Gold at 6:30pm. And don’t miss the Kid’s Pot ‘O Gold!

For those looking for a quieter dining experience, tables in the Time Out Bar are available for adults only. (Temporarily located on the back of the croquet lawn)