One of our favorite Venues. Epping Forest is one of the best places to get married in Jacksonville. From the elegance of the mansion to the legendary sunsets over the St. Johns River. Epping Forest has everything a bride could want or need for their wedding!
Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club combines turn-of-the- century romance and world-class amenities in a setting of historical significance. Built in 1926 by industrialist Alfred I. duPont and wife Jesse Ball duPont as their Florida residence, the mansion was quickly distinguished as one of the country’s finest estates. Many illustrious guests, such as the Vanderbilts, Carnegies, Goulds, Presidents Gerald Ford and Anwar Sadat, graced its rooms for lavish parties. In the early 1970s, the estate became the home of the Raymond K. Mason family. In 1984, GATE acquired Epping Forest from the Mason family. The company strongly believed that the estate should be preserved for future enjoyment of Jacksonville’s citizens. Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club now offers a traditional elegance reminiscent of times gone by, while offering the modern conveniences of today.