1. Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens
There's plenty of room to spread out at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Consider hosting your entire event in the museum’s spacious gardens overlooking the St. Johns River. Even in winter, the grounds overflow with blooming azaleas, stately oaks and native wildflowers.
The opportunities for customizing the Cummer Museum are endless. Plan an early morning yoga session on its riverbank—or a networking party in the Tuscany-inspired Italian Garden, regarded by many as the Cummer’s crown jewel. The museum’s 2 1/2-acre backyard can also accommodate events like Champagne picnics, workshops and seminars. At night, treat your guests to one of the museum’s Illuminating Nature preview parties. As the sun sets, the gardens come alive with dazzling light effects, live bands and custom sculpture displays.
The museum’s event team will help you make the grounds uniquely yours, including creating a custom menu from Chef’s Garden Catering & Events, the site’s exclusive caterer.