Cedar Bay Retreat




Cedar Bay Retreat is a wedding venue located in North Jacksonville, Florida. This scenic shallow fish & wildlife estuary is a romantic site to celebrate your wedding. Lush green lawns, as well as tall trees, create a stunning backdrop to your special day. Exchange vows on the grounds in a charming ceremony. Afterwards you and your guests may enjoy a cocktail hour under the sun on the stone patio. A patio, as well as a large covered porch, is wonderful to utilise for your wedding reception. The yard and porch spaces are fabulous to transform with the use of additional wedding decor. Simple floral arrangements, strings of lights, and candles will create a magical evening. For those seeking an outdoor celebration that has a DYI touch, Cedar Bay Retreat is a fabulous option. Dance under the stars and laugh with your guests. At Cedar Bay your nature infused wedding will be a sweet experience from beginning to end.

Venue Style

Event Center, Private Estate, Ocean/Waterfront View, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 11:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $800 to $1,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Cedar Bay Retreat is estimated at between $3,945 and $10,083 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by 11:00PM