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Our wedding was absolutely perfect. Thanks to Becky's hard work our entire wedding weekend came off without a hitch. It was even better than I imagined. When people ask about it, all I can say is, "I wouldn't change a moment."
Everyone at our wedding/reception enjoyed the special ambiance of Casa Marina. Our friends and family also commented numerous times about how much they loved staying there. The entire staff was so accommodating and a pleasure to work with the whole weekend. The worst part was leaving.
The charm of Casa Marina and its surroundings is obvious throughout all of our photos. We will always remember our time at Casa Marina fondly. We highly recommend any bride and groom looking for an amazing venue with stunning beauty, elegant charm, delicious food and wonderful staff to book their wedding at Casa Marina.
The Casa Marina helped me plan our dream wedding from start to finish. I was out of the country when I started planning the wedding and Becky worked well with me while I was abroad. Once I returned to the States I was able to meet and talk with Becky to plan every detail of the wedding. The hotel was beautiful and everything went off perfectly. We had our ceremony in the courtyard, headed in for dinner and finished the evening dancing under the stars. As a Bride, I wasn't stressed at all. This was amazing to me. Everyone talks about how stressful it is, but the Casa Marina took control and allowed me to sit back and enjoy out special day. I truly recommend this location for anyone. You can dress this place up or have a more casual feel. I loved our wedding!
Casa Marina is a wonderful place to get married! Everyone who works there is so nice and helpful, it's incredible! The food is amazing and everyone at our wedding commented on how delicious the food was and that it was the best wedding food they have ever had! The crab cakes and filet mignon are phenomenal! Rebekah is so sweet, accommodating and wants to make your wedding spectacular and Sterling is truly one of a kind, he is so attentive and makes the reception flow so nicely. All of our wedding guest loved everything about Casa Marina and the setting is beautiful! Out of town guest really loved it because they got to stay on the beach!
Thank you so much for your kind words Jessica! All the best to you and Joe!
Overall we had a wonderful wedding, the usual minor hitches.
working with the Casa Marina leading up to the event was very easy, both Becky and Casey were very responsive to my many questions. The ceremony courtyard is also beautiful, but the chairs are stained because of overuse. I highly recommend not using the tent, it's beautiful without it and when I saw it up it was a bit dirty.
The food was okay, there were high and low points. The guest feedback was that the chicken was dry, they were stingy with the prime rib but everyone who ate the Curried Shrimp loved it! It really was the best dish. Also based on feedback the spring rolls were the best appetizer. I also highly recommend having passed Sangria during cocktail hour as it was a big hit and delicious.
During the reception/dinner I had my plate cleared before I was done eating while I went to the restroom, apparently this also happened to one of my bridesmaids. Also for some reason all tables did not receive cake which meant I had a ton of leftover cake.
The bartenders were great and very generous, also working with Sterling to make sure the reception went smoothly was a pleasure, he is a real class act.
One last note, if you plan to have an active dance floor inside be ready for some heat as it was very hot in the room.
All in all the day went smoothly thanks to the staff and the ceremony was beautiful! I would recommend the Casa Marina.
As a local Jacksonville, FL resident, I had been to Casa Marina's amazing brunch many times. When I was looking at venues for my wedding, Casa Marina was on the list. I convinced my fiance who was on deployment at the time and actually didn't visit Casa Marina until the rehearsal day that this is where I wanted our wedding.
Becky was amazing and helpful throughout the planning process. If I had a question, she would answer it. I had lots of questions. :)
Bridal shower: I had my bridal shower here the week before the wedding. Sterling made sure that we had everything that we needed that I communicated to Becky. Everyone raved about the amazing buffet. Our table was underneath the terrace and was the perfect amount of shade plus we had a little sea breeze.
Wedding day: We had the Saturday, 10am ceremony with the reception to follow. Becky and Sterling worked with my wedding planner, Christina Kreations, and made my wedding day perfect. The ceremony and reception was set up exactly as planned. The entire staff at Casa Marina was amazing and the food was phenomenal. Casa Marina is the perfect venue for a small, intimate beach wedding like the one we had.
Advice for searching for the perfect venue...
1. location, location, location: Casa Marina has the perfect location in that you have a view of Jacksonville Beach and it is within walking distance.
2. amazing food and a venue that caters: The food at Casa Marina is amazing and you don't need to look for an outside caterer because they have it all here except the bakery for the wedding cake (recommend Cinotti's bakery for the wedding cake).
3. Final word of advice: plan early and book early because prime dates will fill up fast. I booked my date in March 2013 for a May 24, 2014 wedding.
We LOVED having our wedding at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The venue is a historic building with so much character. All the rooms are decorated differently like a bed & breakfast. The food is amazing (not to mention their Sunday Brunch)! The staff is very friendly and Rebekah Lowry, the wedding coordinator, is a joy to work with. The very few issues we had were quickly rectified and of no worry to me. It was a pleasure to have Sterling and all the staff there assisting us with our every need. We highly recommend this venue!
Thank you so much for your kind words!!! I wish you and Paul a lifetime of happiness!! Look forward to seeing you all around the beach.
All the best,
I knew that the Casa Marina was the perfect place for my summer wedding. I had grown up in Jacksonville Beach when the hotel was closed. I used to ride my bike by the entrance and hope that one day someone would restore it. And luckily for me, someone did! Originally built in the mid 20's this hotel is full of timeless romance. And since the courtyard over looks Jacksonville Beach it makes for a perfect beach wedding spot. The staff is amazing! Each and every one of them was very helpful and accommodating. The only thing that kept me from rating all 5 stars was that the team broke down the dining room before our night had ended and we weren't able to get one last pic or grab my bouquet. So, make sure to tell them you want each and ever minute of your night!
Casa Marina is an ideal place to get married at the beach. The hotel has so much character that it speaks for itself. The outdoor courtyard is adorable with overhead string lights. I knew right away this was the setting for my wedding reception. From the very beginning, Becky (the events coordinator at Casa Marina) was super helpful giving suggestions and recommendations. The food is AMAZING. My husband and I didn’t get to enjoy cocktail hour as we were taking pictures, but the staff made sure to save some of the appetizers for us which we got right before dinner (and I’m glad they did because they were delicious!). The whole night was absolutely fantastic and couldn’t have gone any smoother. We actually continued the party after the wedding in the penthouse upstairs in the hotel!
Kim, Thank you so much for your kind words!! I wish you and Sean a lifetime of happiness!!
Come by and see us again soon!
Everything was amazing the day of our wedding! Becky was helpful and always available with any questions. We had a year and a half to plan and she was always available. Sterling was also awesome! The staff was great, the food was great, I can't say enough about how amazing the place was!
Thank you so much for your kind words Marissa!! I wish you and Andrew a Lifetime of Happiness!
Awesome staff and beautiful venue!
Everything at Casa Marina was amazing!! From the planning process with Becky to the actual ceremony and reception with Sterling and all of the waitstaff. Our guests would not stop commenting on how great the food was and how amazing and friendly all the staff were. Everything went without a hitch. Everyone there truly made it a night to remember!
I got married at the Cassa Marina on 9/22/12 to Phillip. It was wonderful!! We had a brunch wedding! The food was amazing and everyone was so attetive to the bride and groom!! Becky Lowry was so helpful. She was always there for whatever I needed. She was awesome! When we got back to our rooms, they already had all our gifts up there with 2 containers of food from the brunch, and a bottle of champagne. Not to mention that you get a free room with the wedding for one night! THey packed away our cake and everything. It was so nice not to have to worry about anything because Becky and the staff handled it all!
The Casa Marina was the perfect place to have my wedding ceremony and reception. We got engaged there and decided to have the wedding there one year later. We had a brunch wedding and the food was awesome!! The staff was all so attentive, especially Becky Lowry. She was always around and made sure everything ran smoothly!! Anythign I asked she did and the wedding went off so well!
I had my wedding there on Aug 11th 2012. It poored for an hour, but the whole time the staff were playing it cool and making sure the guest were happy. During dinner myself and my groom thought there was 20 staff. They got the food out hot and on time. The next morning the wait staff remembered us (which made us feel good) and when we asked how many servers were working the night of our wedding, we were surprised it was only 6 staff! What a great job these people had. I would get married all over again just to be around the staff.
The brunch buffet for our wedding was great. All my guests raved about how wonderful the food was. They also served my husband and I our food so we would not have to worry about getting anything on our clothes
Becky and the Casa Marina staff did such a great job with everything from planning to helping with hotel rooms for all of our out of town guests. The service was flawless and the staff are all awesome. The food was amazing. We got soo many compliments! They really took great care of us. I would definitely recommend this venue!
Location is great, the venue is beautiful. Everyone enjoyed the food. Becky was very helpful the whole way through from our initial meeting to the end of the wedding.
Just make sure if you stay there, you don't stay in a room on the same side of the Penthouse Lounge as it can be loud at night.
Becky is amazing ask for her and you wont have to stress.
she made valuable recommendations, she offered advise, and was in general a sweet person and easy to work with.
we chose a brunch because our wedding was close to 40,000 and we didnt want to spend alot. wonderful experience. i only wish someone was there to help me get from toasts, to food, to groomscake presentaion, to bridal party gifts. it felt very unorganized, but that was my fault.
we spent about 2500 for 30 people to have a buffett brunch, and open bar. do the math, its an unbelievable deal.
Everything was perfect! Becky is wonderful and easy to work with. Definitely recommend having your wedding here! :)
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Elegant Oceanfront Weddings
The historic oceanfront Casa Marina provides a picture-perfect setting for the Wedding of Your Dreams! Our rich history will add a bit of romance and natural beauty to create a romantic wedding beyond compare.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Site Fee, Tented Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Mansion/Historic Site, Restaurant
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010