3. Conference Center at the Main Library
Jacksonville’s main library has a pretty magnificent conference center, with spectacular sculptures adorning its lobbies and business or seminar meeting spaces for groups of any size. The conference center’s photogenic beauty makes it a popular wedding event spot, especially on the rooftop courtyard with views of the downtown Jacksonville skyline.
4. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
One of the premier event spaces in Jacksonville is the Cummer Museum, an art museum and picturesque outdoor garden that offers views of the St. John’s River. But inside, event and occasion rental packages for up to 100 people offer options like an auditorium with a stage and a screen, a grand reception space, an event art gallery, and two tiers of gardens ideal for lunches, dinners, and cocktail receptions.
5. Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts
Home to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and a host of other great concerts and shows, the Jacksonville Center also makes for a great meeting, dinner, or reception space. Onsite catering is available, along with a 20,000-square-foot lobby and a fun Florida riverfront location.
6. Local Craft Breweries
There’s a whole new generation of up-and-coming Jacksonville microbreweries, including Intuition Ale Works and Aardwolf Brewing Company, that will let you hold a meeting in the taproom or on one of their scenic rooftop decks. 22 craft breweries can be found on the Jax Ale Trail, many with great space to accommodate events.
7. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
The Jacksonville Zoo is a wild option as a meeting and cocktail party venue, as elephants and giraffes strut within sight of the panoramic windows. The zoo also has some fascinating animal-themed meeting and team-building rooms that tend to the flock with terrific hospitality.