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Jacksonville, FL Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 121
Total Sleeping Rooms 14,059
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 951
Committable Meeting Rooms* 41
Convention Center Space 275,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 78,500 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 10,140 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $91
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $51
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $184
*Maximum for a single hotel

Jacksonville, FL Meeting Planning Overview

Coastal meetings just got a lot more exciting!

It's time to uncover a new side of the Sunshine State, not so far from the theme parks and flashy nightlife, a side bursting with authentic Florida experiences and unique waterfront venues that push the boundaries of traditional meetings. Your imagination is the limit in Jacksonville!

Perfectly positioned along the Atlantic Coast in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville is the place to be when looking for a luxurious yet affordable destination. Our city is the perfect mix of Florida Flair and Southern Hospitality offering groups a warm and welcoming community filled with small neighborhoods that will make anyone feel at home, a delicious local food culture to satisfy all tastes, flexible meeting venues eager to host your event, convention hotels that offer way more than just convenient meetings space, and a fun nightlife vibe to keep everyone entertained during their visit.

The "River City by the Sea" provides groups and associations the opportunity to meet by the water, either the St. Johns River or the Atlantic Ocean in beautiful, historic, flexible and state-of-the art venues that cannot be found anywhere else in Florida. From our remarkable Prime Osborn Convention Center to our modern and award winning Sports Complex, Jacksonville has the right venue for your group of 10 or 10,000. Jacksonville is home to over 200 hotels and resorts with close to 18,000 rooms, giving planners the unique opportunity to choose from oceanfront boutique resorts, modern suburban hotels and elegant riverfront convention hotels as they plan their stay.

Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with over 840 square of unique activities to experience. Beyond the meeting room, groups can enjoy hundreds of unique and exciting offsite venues, 22 miles of stunning beaches, over 50 beautiful golf courses, mouth-watering waterfront dining options and world-class attractions ready to make your Jacksonville experience a remarkable one. The return on experience in our destination is extraordinary!

All that, plus Visit Jacksonville's experienced Sales and Services team, working annually with over 400 groups to plan, promote and execute their meetings, convention and events-, make our exciting and affordable city the ideal coastal destination for your next meeting!

Team-Building Activities

  • Jacksonville History Scavenger Hunt with Gary Sass
  • Happy Hour chocolate bar at Sweet Pete's
  • Kayaking with Kayak Amelia
  • Car racing with Autobahn
  • Fun day at Latitude 360
  • Jax Beer History Class
  • Craft Breweries Tour
  • Yes You Canvas
  • PGA Experience

Unique Offsite Venues

  • Generations in Aviation at Craigs Airfield
  • Land of the Tiger at the Jacksonville Zoo
  • Atrium at the Jacksonville Main Library
  • The Grounds at the Beaches Museums
  • Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
  • The Jacksonville Equestrian Center
  • Casa Marina in Jacksonville Beach
  • Skyline at the Bank of America
  • The Cabanas at EverBank Field
  • The Florida Theatre
  • The University Club
  • Rooftop at MOSH
  • Ardwolf Brewery
  • Friday Musicale
  • The River Club
  • Epping Forest
  • The Karpeles
  • The Ritz
 
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