Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
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Average Base Cost: $32,000

Average base cost for a Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday wedding utilizing 3 venue spaces and a food/beverage cost of $150/pp. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and tax is included in our average base cost.

*Prices subject to change

How it Breaks Down

Facility Rental Fee: 

2019 rates

Uible Loggia, Terry Gallery & Upper Tier or Lower Tier of the Gardens (3 spaces)

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  • Wednesday and Thursday evenings $7,000 + tax
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings $8,000 + tax
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Uible Loggia, Terry Gallery, Upper Tier and Lower Tier of the Gardens (4 spaces)

  • Wednesday and Thursday evenings $8,000 + tax
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings $9,000 + tax


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What’s Included: Use of space and facility inventory (existing tables & chairs) and access to permanent collection galleries for 3 hours

Food/Beverage: You must use their in-house caterer, the Chef’s Garden.

Outside Vendors: You must use their lighting company, but other vendors are permitted provided they have the appropriate insurance.

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More Stats

Space Type: Inside/Outside

The Uible Loggia and Terry Gallery are indoor spaces, the Upper Tier of the Gardens and Lower Tier of the Gardens are outdoor spaces.

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Bridal Suite: There is a small space for the bride and bridesmaids to change onsite. The room is available up to 3 hours before the ceremony.

Size: Depending on the venue you choose, guest capacity for a seated reception ranges from 160-220 (160 with a dance floor)

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Parking: There is a complimentary parking lot right across the street that can accommodate 86 vehicles. Valet, shuttle service, or additional off-site parking may have to be arranged based on size of event.

How Will Grandma Get There? There are tons of great hotel options less than a 10-minute drive away from the venue in downtown Jacksonville, including the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville. The Jacksonville International Airport is only 30 minutes away.

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Party On! Events may begin at 6 p.m. and guests can start to arrive an hour before (the wedding party can arrive 3 hours before an event). Events can go until midnight.

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The Report

St. Johns River, offers a unique setting for your special occasion. The Cummer Museum holds one of the finest art collections in the Southeast, with nearly 5,000 objects in its Permanent Collection. The Museum offers world-class art spanning from 2100 B.C. through the 21st century, features diverse special exhibits, and is home to the Wark Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain. The Museum’s 2.5 acres of historic gardens are unique examples of early 20th century garden design, featuring reflecting pools, fountains, arbors, antique ornaments, and sculptures. The majestic Cummer Oak has a canopy of more than 150 feet and is one of the oldest trees in Jacksonville

Woman Getting Married Says

The outdoor spaces at this wedding venue are gorgeous, and having the amazing backdrop of the museum’s art for your wedding photos is always a plus. The indoor venue spaces have less of a “wow” factor, but with the right decor and use of the beautiful gardens, you’ll have the perfect mix. You also cannot beat this location!

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Amenities/What’s Included 7
Convenient for Grandma 9
Layout 9
Location 10
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 8

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