Testimonials about Epping-Forest
Epping Forest was my vision for what I wanted my wedding venue to look like. The mansion is absolutely beautiful and the fountain served as the perfect setting for our ceremony. I was especially excited that I would be able to have sunset wedding photos taken by the water (which came out beautifully by the way). I greatly enjoyed that Epping provided chairs, linen, glassware, etc. so I didn't have to coordinate with multiple vendors for those items. Even though they do the cake in house, it came out great and tasted delicious. I really enjoyed that Epping provided us with a great wedding coordinator who assisted us from the time we booked the venue until the end of our wedding day. Everyone was very organized and accommodating. Many of my guests complimented the exceptional service and the delicious food. If you are looking for a unique place to get married, I highly recommend Epping Forest!
Epping Forest is the most professional, stunningly beautiful, memorable, romantic venue you can imagine for your special day. The staff goes above and beyond to cater to whatever you need and anticipates everything you could possibly need. The day went perfectly smooth and exceeded every single guests expectations. My husband and I had every guest telling us this was the best wedding they'd ever been to. Kristina McCurry is amazing and so is every team member involved. The cost is all inclusive and even includes an incredible cake. It is worth every penny to avoid headaches and even turned out better than I thought and more reasonable than trying to do everything yourself.
~Rachel | 10.20.16
"I wanted to take the time to let you know what an outstanding team you have. We held my daughter, Mallory’s wedding reception, upstairs in the mansion Saturday, February 6. It was perfect in every way. We had quite a long time to plan it, and we booked early, but I couldn’t get my head around the idea that the Epping Staff would handle it all. Linda Henry expressed it many times when we toured the property. And, honestly after looking at a lot of venues. (I am a Jacksonville native, so I know them all every well) I was really impressed with all Epping had to offer. It seemed like the turn-key way to go, and Epping is a beautiful venue. Kristina was on top of things from the beginning, and she was always available to answer any of my questions. And the answer was always "YES!"
As the day grew closer, there still seemed like a lot of things that needed coordinating, The band, the timing, the weather, the wedding party, the arrival, the departure, the cake cutting, the toasting, the gifts, the lighting of the sparklers!, and I asked Kristina how this was “all going to work”, she assured me that, Daniella, Ellie, the wait staff and herself would be in constant contact via wireless headset. It was hard to believe. But true. When I tell you the night was perfect, it really was. And yes, it did rain, and the bridal party tromped around outside looking for places to take pictures, followed by a waiter with appetizers, and someone refilling their champagne. My entire family and my guests were treated like royalty. And, everything was delicious. And the cake…I have to put in ten votes for the cake. Chef did an amazing job. The waiters did an amazing job. Kristina, Daniella, Ellie and their teams did an amazing job. I am still getting calls telling me how perfect the wedding was and it was thanks to all of you at Epping. You have it down. Thank you so very much."
~Tricia | 2.11.16
"I got married at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club in early November. The venue is amazing...An old mansion with views of the river. We had an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. The reception was held on the second floor of the mansion. The staff was very helpful and attentive in assisting to plan the wedding. I was assigned a coordinator and an attendant on the day of wedding. The food was delicious! The ambiance was exactly what I wanted for my vintage glam wedding. The space requires very little decorating as it is beautiful all on its own. I can't imagine having a more beautiful wedding anywhere else. EFYC has my highest recommendation,"
~Cynthia | 11.14.15
"All I can say is amazing!!!! The staff was so well organized and everything was beyond BEAUTIFUL!! The staff was some of the sweetest people I have ever met! I would love to get married there again and again it was just so perfect! Kristina is one of the best coordinators ever she had all the answers to my questions and was so helpful! Then Daniela, she was one of my person assistance and I easily say she was the nicest, most caring and thoughtful person on the property. She was so attentive, she made our plates and to go plates in case we didn't get enough, she held my train so my new husband didn't have to, just everything she did was with her whole heart and it made me feel so loved!! But it was just PERFECT and I would recommend this to anyone! Oh and the food was AWESOME!"
~Kaley | 7.26.15
"Epping Forest Yacht Club was a beautiful setting for my daughter's wedding reception. However, even more impressive than the setting was the service we received from EVERYONE we dealt with-from the wedding planner to the wait staff, to the bar tender to the people who helped us carry everything to the car after the event. There was not a single staff member who was not attentive and pleasant. And the food was outstanding! The shrimp and grits, the lamb with mint jelly, the candied pecan salad, the turkey and the pasta station were all wonderful; I wish I had more time to enjoy the meal! The wedding cake prepared by Epping was drop-dead gorgeous and equally as tasty. I could not be more pleased with the venue."
~Terri | 4.18.15
"This was our second event working with the team at Epping Forest Yacht Club. It is rare we work at venues in which the staff is hands on and truly takes on an event as if it were their own. Our experience with the Epping Forest staff members was sensational! A huge thank you to the entire team at Epping Forest Yacht Club for making our Clients experience truly one of a kind and our job that much easier! We look forward to working many more events together in the near future."
~Brittany Ellis Cole | Wedding & Event Planner