Weddings


Gardens at Trout River Plaza

Springing from lush garden beds are thirteen Grecian-style “living” columns topped with overflowing flowering urns giving this Garden its classical look. A planted trellis, lush and cool with colorful and fragrant vines, along with a number of large shade trees and themed lights all create a special area that can be enjoyed for private parties after hours.

With a beautiful view of the Trout River, our partially-walled botanical garden offers a plaza that functions as gathering and event space. Central to the plaza is a celebratory fountain with a spill bowl topped by a basking anhinga bird sculpture. The fountain is surrounded by pebble mosaic paving that features a menagerie of animals of the Trout River.

“The Riverview Courtyard” is designed as a private area just off of the garden plaza. It is an ideal space for small private lunches and dinners. The area can be converted to a beautiful location for outdoor wedding ceremonies with a beautiful view of the Trout River as a back-drop or wonderful cocktail parties and buffet serving areas.

*Seating capacity of 300 for cocktails.

Adjacent to the plaza is the “Great Lawn”, an open area capable of hosting large events both open air or tented.


 

To book a wedding or if you have any questions, please contact Christine at 904.757.4463 ext. 103 or email lorussoc@jacksonvillezoo.org.