FAQs

collage2How many guests will the ballroom accommodate?

The ballroom can accommodate up to 200 guests.

May I bring my own food? Alcohol?

A licensed and insured caterer must be selected from our list of Approved Caterers. If your caterer does not offer bartending service, a professional bartender must be hired. Recommended companies are listed on our Approved Caterers list. You may supply your own alcohol, but no kegs are allowed and no shots may be poured.

What are the rental times?

We only book one event per day, so you may use the property from 8:00 am to midnight. All deliveries, set up and breakdown must occur within this time period.

Do we need a wedding planner/coordinator?

We require that you hire a wedding coordinator from our approved list. The wedding coordinator should attend your final walk-through and rehearsal, and be on-site throughout the ceremony and reception. They will also assist you with the wedding day schedule and vendor logistics.

Is insurance required?

Yes, a minimum $1,000,000 liability insurance policy is required. We recommend wedding insurance policies via WedSafe (www.wedsafe.com) and Wedding Protector Plan (www.protectmywedding.com).

Is time for a rehearsal included?

Yes, you may schedule a one-hour time period for your rehearsal the day before the wedding. If there is another wedding being held that day, rehearsals may be scheduled at 9:00 am or 10:00 am, and must be completed by 11:00 am. Your wedding coordinator will direct the rehearsal in conjunction with your officiant.

Can we have our reception outside?

Amplified music, such as DJs or bands, are not allowed to perform outside. If your reception includes acoustic music, or other non-amplified entertainment, we can discuss options with you.

What types of tables and chairs are included?

We have 60” round tables, high top tables, and 8’ banquet tables. We also include chiavari chairs in the ballroom, and wooden folding chairs for the ceremony.

Are candles allowed inside the ballroom? Can I have a sparkler exit?

Candles are allowed, as long as the flame is in an enclosed container. We do not allow sparklers, wish lanterns or any other flammable items for send-offs.

Are linens included?

No, linens are not included. However, linen, china and glassware packages are available through Beachview Event Rentals. Contact your sales manager for details.

Can we leave cars parked in your parking lot overnight?

No, our gate is locked at the end of the evening and is not unlocked until Monday.

Photos by Corinna Hoffman Photography

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  • Contact Info

    For rental information,
    contact us at (904) 600-5172 or info@bowingoaksplantation.com
  • Location

    Our Address:
    7743 Alphons St.
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    (tours by appointment only)