Conference Center at the Main Library

Jacksonville Wedding Venue

Favorite feature of the venue?
The magic of the library and the courtyard

What are your couples’ favorite features of the venue?
Courtyard

Tell us a little about the venue? Is there a history or a cool story couples love to hear?
Set in the heart of downtown, our unique venue spaces are designed to accommodate a small intimate party to a large affair. With 20,000 square feet of sophisticated space dedicated for special events, the Conference Center at the Main Library has something for everyone and for every function.

What are the venue spaces? 
Multipurpose Room
This space epitomizes how form follows function at the Conference Center at the Main Library. You can choose to use the entire room, or opt for just a section; this versatile multipurpose space configures to different sizes to suit your needs.

Pre-Function Gallery and Cocktail Area
With elegant high ceilings and unique chandeliers this versatile space is ideal for a welcome reception, cocktail hour, or wedding ceremony. It's an inviting, convenient place to gather before moving to the Multipurpose Room or Hicks Auditorium.

The Lounge at 303 North
This upscale modern space is perfect for an intimate party. It features a bar, comfy sofas, and high tops with stools to encourage socializing and networking.

Grand Staircase and Third Floor Atrium
The Third Floor Atrium - with its grand staircase and vaulted ceiling - makes for a stunning bridal entrance. The Second Floor Atrium used as a cocktail space, is included with the rental of the third floor.

Second Floor Atrium and Betsy Lovett Courtyard
Landscape meets cityscape in an outdoor space highlighting a stunning water feature. It's perfect for your wedding ceremony, reception or gala. Bathed in natural light, the Second Floor Atrium adds to any occasion for a cocktail hour or welcome area.

What’s included in your packages?
A full catering kitchen equipped with standard warming ovens, refrigerator/ freezer and preparation space. Two additional prep kitchens for catering and serving are conveniently located on the Conference Level and near the Courtyard and Atrium.
Variable lighting controls so you can set the mood you want, or bring up the house lights for a big finale.
Audiovisual, presentation and multimedia technology.
Choose from a wide range of equipment and furniture included with your room rental.
Professional security available; the safety and privacy of you and your guests is a top priority.

Are there any photo restrictions at the venue?
For wedding, engagement and anniversary parties, the photo possibilities are endless. The expansive interior is impressive with magnificent art, massive columns, modern chandeliers, and architectural details at every turn. Besides the grand staircases, you can take beautiful photos in the Morris Ansbacher Map Room amid rows of books or on the balcony against a romantic skyline sunset. The Main Library downtown and its surroundings never fail to inspire artistic and imaginative photos.

Do you have a Getting Ready room?
Yes. 

How much can couples expect to pay on average at your venue?
#Pearl Package
2nd Floor of Atrium & Courtyard
Dressing/Storage Rooms 219 & 319
$2,825

#Sapphire Package
Multipurpose Room & Gallery
Dressing/Storage Rooms G1 & G4
LED Uplight Package
$3,450

#Emerald Package
2nd & 3rd Floors of Atrium & Courtyard
Dressing/Storage Rooms 219, 319 & Lounge
LED Uplight Package
$4,150

#Diamond Package
2nd Floor of Atrium & Courtyard
Multipurpose Room Dressing/Storage
Rooms 219, G1 & G4 LED Uplight Package
$5,500

Who is the best person to contact for a viewing?
904-255-2665


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