This venue and staff is truly top notch! On your wedding day, you expect a lot to go wrong. Thanks to them, my wedding day was flawless. The staff here are truly exceptional (especially Courtney and Brittney). They ran my wedding day with precision and gave every detail the attention it deserved. The location is obviously gorgeous but what really set our wedding over the top was the staff. Myself and my guests were blown away by the level of service we were treated to, it was 5 star. Let's be real, service and food at weddings is usually so so at best, I get it, it's a lot of people to serve in a short time so I've lowered my standards. Enter Epping Forest.....WOW!!! The food was perfect, the service never missed a beat and all the while your event coordinator will keeps things running smooth for you so you can relax! I am still getting compliments on our wedding most of them go something like this: 'Wow, the venue was gorgeous, what a sunset, and then the food! Best wedding food I've ever had. The service was amazing, did you pay for extra servers?' (I did not :) ) We have a running (friendly) competition in my group of friends for best wedding and the consensus was that I took the #1 spot previously held by a wedding in the Dominican Republic in Justin Timberlake's mansion. I'll take it! If you are considering this venue, stop your search and book it, you will not be disappointed.
Courtnay | 11.25.18
Getting married at Epping was one
of the best decisions we ever could have made. It is an absolutely beautiful
venue, and the service can't be beaten. I felt supported the entire planning
process. Our coordinator
was incredibly helpful and responsive up to the wedding. And the day of
wedding, I felt completely taken care of, from beginning to end. It was truly
an all-inclusive package and worry free for the bride and groom, which I now
realize is one of the most important things you can look for in a venue!! We
were able to completely enjoy the day knowing every element would be handled by
Epping and their wonderful staff.
Katie L | 6.27.18
We looked at over 15 venues for my
daughter’s wedding, and from the minute we toured Epping Forest and talked with
Courtney, I knew that it was going to be a perfect venue for my daughter’s
wedding and that they would do an amazing job. The wedding was a couple weeks
ago, and I just can’t say enough good things about the entire experience and
how it exceeded our expectations. Besides the fact that the venue is beautiful,
Courtney was wonderful through the planning process. They were super in
accommodating us for a tasting (which was amazing) earlier than typical so it
could work with our schedules, and they accommodated some food items that were
not on their regular menu. I planned the wedding and the details with my
daughter and had debated early on as to whether to hire a day-of coordinator to
help. In conversations with Courtney, she assured me that they would have it
covered, which is part of their fabulous service. I opted not to have an
outside coordinator, which was the right choice as Courtney and her team could
not have been better if they tried. On the day of the wedding they executed all
of the details perfectly. A huge help was Ernestine, the personal Bridal
Assistant assigned to my daughter for the entire day. She was purely a delight
to work with and went way above and beyond. I have never seen such a level of
service. The food at the reception was outstanding and very well presented; our
guests all commented on the food, service and the beauty of the location. The
staff was attentive, professional and fun. I can’t recommend Epping Forest enough.
They really made the day special and more than we could have expected. Thanks!
~Donna M | 6.13.18
From the moment we drove up to
Epping looking for my daughter Jordan's wedding venue, we knew as soon as we
were greeted by Linda at the entrance with champagne that this spectacular
mansion would was the PLACE! The day turned out to be absolutely gorgeous. All
of the staff the day of were phenomenal,
Thank you also to Jordan and Kevin's attendants, you both rocked it being there
and helping the bride and groom with with all of their needs. Epping really is
the most beautiful and charming place to have a wedding. Our guests could not
stop talking about the venue, the views, the service, the food and of course
the Chef's amazing wedding cake. It was beautiful and so delicious. Jordan and
Kevin's wedding at Epping was everything I could have dreamed for my daughter's
wedding and way more. Thanks to all of the staff at Epping!
~Ivonne R, Mother of Bride | 5.30.18
Our day turned out to be absolutely gorgeous all of the staff
the day of were phenomenal but I cannot say enough about Samantha one of the
Bridal Attendants. She seemed as if she has been doing this for years and every
request we threw at her she was right on it and with a smile on her face. She
truly put me at ease as she was very on top of everything. I honestly couldn’t
of imagined my day without her in it! She made sure everything went smoothly
and she was there every step of the way. Epping really is the most beautiful
and charming place to have a wedding. Our guests could not stop talking about
the venue. Our wedding at Epping was everything I had ever dreamed of and way
more, thanks to all of the staff at Epping!"
~Brycee | 12.3.17
My husband and I would like to thank you for everything that you and the Epping Forest Yacht Club staff provided as a setting and services during the day of the wedding ceremony and celebration of the marriage of our daughter this February. Ernestine was very helpful and courteous with all of us throughout the day and always on top of everything as you were also. Our guests were very happy and complimentary about everything and we are so glad that our daughter and son in law had chosen Epping as the place for their wedding ceremony.
~Carol | 02.25.17
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!
~Jessica | 10.26.16
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!"
~Patricia | 02.20.16
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 | 02.11.16
"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 | 07.26.15
"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 | 04.18.15
"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