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Get this—you can actually have a business meeting at an NFL stadium. Score big by holding your meeting at TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars and several big annual NCAA football games. You can even go for a two-point conversion by combining your stadium retreat with a trip to the adjacent Daily’s Place, the brand-new amphitheater that doubles as a concert hall and the Jaguars’ practice field. You can broadcast your presentations on the world’s largest HDTV video scoreboard, schedule meetings on the field or in the Jaguars’ locker room, enjoy dinner on the patio overlooking the 50-yard line, or check out the stadium’s outdoor swimming pools and luxury suites.
The Ritz Theatre and Museum celebrates the rich legacy of the African American community that thrived in LaVilla for more than 100 years. The theatre and museum are revered as the premiere cultural institution in Jacksonville, Florida, showcasing art, music, drama, poetry, and African American history. The theatre and museum can host large events in their 400-seat theatre, large atrium and throughout the museum.
Imagine a banquet on the stage under the ornate proscenium arch; or a reception in the Promenade Lobby under the star lanterns, with grand staircases reminiscent of a Moorish courtyard at night. The fantasy Mediterranean-Revival style of the Florida Theatre is the perfect back-drop for events of all varieties, with its elaborate tiling, stately marble and intricate ironwork details. This legendary theatre is perfect for concerts, theater, comedy, dance, corporate functions of all kinds, receptions, awards and presentation ceremonies.
Great historic architecture and state-of-the art technology combine to create North Florida’s premier convention center. Located in Downtown Jacksonville, the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center offers 275,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and wireless capabilities, making it the perfect setting for conventions, trade shows, meetings and banquets of virtually any size. The Prime Osborn was once the city’s train terminal, known for moving people through Florida and the Eastern Seaboard. It continues the great tradition of first-class service, quality and value as a meeting venue. Just minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport and less than a mile from more than 1,000 hotel rooms, the Prime Osborn is the PRIME setting for any event.
Their facility provides some rather unique characteristics that makes them a premium multi-purpose facility beyond just horses. With an indoor arena that can seat up to 6,500, an outdoor arena and hundreds of acres - there’s a lot of space to host almost anything.
One of the premier events spaces in Jacksonville is the Cummer Museum, an arts 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.
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. Accommodating up to 90 guests, the zoo also has some fascinating animal-themed meeting and team-building rooms that tend to the flock with terrific hospitality.
Bio: 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.
Schultz Center has over 50,000 square feet of space perfect for events, meetings, and training sessions just five minutes from downtown Jacksonville. The center is perfect for events that need lots of breakout rooms, High-speed WiFi, A/V equipment, and parking since are all free so you can focus entirely on your agenda for the day at a beautiful location!
The Epping Forest Yacht Club, one of the South's grandest estates, has been the sight of prestigious summit meetings between world leaders and a hospitable oasis for guests such as the Vanderbilts and Carnegies. Originally built by the duPont family in the early 1900s, Epping Forest Yacht Club is one of Jacksonville's unique historical landmarks. Our gardens and spectacular view of the St. Johns River add to the ambiance of our specialties: weddings, receptions and banquets. Gourmet dining and Four Star service are enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere rich in tradition.
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