How to choose a wedding ceremony site
While many reception venues have optional space to hold your ceremony, for a number of reasons you may still want to opt... More
Cedar Bay Retreat in Jacksonville, Florida, is a picturesque garden offering stunning views and scenic grounds for the ideal outdoor wedding. For a lifetime of memories, surround yourself and your guests with striking beauty on your wedding day.
You can contact Cedar Bay Retreat directly at (904) 928-9000 (904) 928-9000 or CedarBayRetreat@gmail.com
Cedar Bay Retreat is an Outdoor Riverfront Garden Estate.
Hi, my name is Jose Bosque and I am the Director here at Cedar Bay Retreat. Cedar Bay Retreat is an Outdoor Riverfront Garden Estate. It is owned and managed by a Church that has been around since 1987. In Spring of 2015 due to many requests, because of the beautiful grounds and views, we opened Cedar Bay Retreat.
We are proud to be the most reasonable waterfront wedding venue in the area and one of the few that post our rates online.
Well, for sure total costs are the number one concern. Many of our couples are interested in the 20 things that are included for free in the one price of $1950.00 . We are proud to be the most reasonable waterfront wedding venue in the area and one of the few that post our rates online. Our couples are also very glad to hear that they can use their own caterers.
I always request that they name a representative from their wedding party as their official communicator with our staff. We never interrupt a couple on their special day. Things come up and our staff needs to know who to contact during the event.
Great people service and excellent communication.
Sad to say most brides pick quickly and really don’t spend enough time comparing apples to apples.
I would recommend visiting no less than 5 venues in a months’ time before deciding on your final choice.
We are a one-price all-inclusive venue and only have two upgrades. Both are optional, one is All day set up for 500 dollars and 500 dollars for groups over 100 guests.
The going rate for wedding venues in our area is 3,500 to 12,000 dollars for just the use of the venue. Many venues lowball their prices but then require you to use their caterers at a ridiculous price. I recommend you get the real final price.
Our deposit is 500 dollars of which half is a refundable security deposit and the other is a Save the Date nonrefundable management fee.
Two years ago, we had the privilege of having a young lady get married here who had been an orphan since birth. She didn’t have all her money and we gave her 3 months to come up with the deposit. Then she got 3 jobs and paid her whole wedding in full. It was such a joy when her day finally came around and her wedding was beautiful. I still remember the smile on her face and her wonderful review is on our cost page on our website.
Every wedding requires improvisation. Something always comes up and we have just about everything wedding decorators and caterers forget.
Every wedding requires improvisation. Something always comes up and we have just about everything wedding decorators and caterers forget. The wedding party never knows all we do to make their day great. That's the way it should be.
Learn more about Cedar Bay Retreat and see what they have to offer!