EPPING FOREST YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

Favorite feature of the venue?
Today, Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club is a showplace offering a blend of the elegance of yesterday with the active lifestyle of today. Epping Forest is one of the South’s grandest estates blessed by natural beauty. Epping Forest provides a tradition of excellence and a lifetime of memories.  

What are your couples’ favorite features of the venue?

The water view and architectural looks. Many of Jacksonville’s wedding ceremonies and receptions have taken place in the lush Formal Gardens overlooking the scenic St. Johns River.

Tell us a little about the venue? Is there a history or a cool story couples love to hear?
Nestled on the banks of Florida’s St. Johns River, Epping Forest has been a Jacksonville landmark for close to a century.. The 58 acre estate, built by Alfred I. duPont and his wife, Jessie Ball duPont in the 1920’s, boasts a rich history as a meeting place for industrial giants, heads of state and powerful politicians, including the Vanderbilts, Carnegies and the Goulds.

Alfred I duPont, originally of Delaware, known for the famed duPont chemical dynasty, was beginning a brilliant second career in Florida. He pioneered the development of sound banking, transportations and the paper industry. It was during that time, he and his wife, Jessie Ball duPont, decided to establish a permanent residence in Jacksonville. Alfred chose this particular tract of land located on the widest point of the St. John’s River for its abundant wild life and beautiful oak trees, he so dearly loved. This beautiful location provided an excellent area for his favorite pastime, yachting on his beloved Nenemoosha.. After the duPont’s both passed away, a local businessman, Raymond Mason, bought the estate in 1970. He lived there with his family until 1984, entertaining world leaders such as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and President Gerald Ford.

In 1984, Gate Petroleum acquired Epping Forest from the Mason family. The company felt strongly that Epping Forest should be preserved for the future enjoyment of Jacksonville citizens. Today, the magnificent Mansion has been completely restored to preserve its comfortable home for Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club. The club combines turn-of-the-century romance and world-class amenities in a setting of historical significance. The duPont Mansion and lush English style gardens offer a popular setting for its members, weddings, meetings, receptions, dinners and private parties.

What are the venue spaces? 
See Wedding Brochure HERE

What’s included in your packages?
Wedding Packages Include:
◆ Designated Bridal Attendant
◆ EFYCC Event Services Manager
◆ Bridal Holding Room
◆ Chiavari Chairs
◆ Gold Mercury Glass Votives
◆ Interior Dance Floor
◆ Gold Glass Chargers and Gold Table Numbers
◆ Gold Glass Hurricane with Pillar Candles
◆ Floor-length White or Ivory Linen
◆ Exclusive Rights to Property for Wedding Photography
◆ Wedding Cake Including Design Consultation and Tasting
◆ Menu Consultation and Tastings

Ceremonies in the English Garden
Package Includes:
◆ Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club Event Services Manager
◆ White Ceremony Chairs
◆ Ceremony Rehearsal
◆ PA System with Lapel Mic for Officiant
◆ Inclement Weather Ceremony Back-Up
Parties over 200 guests may incur additional rental fees

Are there any photo restrictions at the venue?
No

Do you have a Getting Ready room?
Yes. 

How much can couples expect to pay on average at your venue?

contact venue for pricing

Who is the best person to contact for a viewing?
P: 904.739.7200 E: info@efyc.com




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