Rent The Barge

Downtown on the St. Johns River
Rent the Barge

Imagine your special event, wedding, next business meeting or holiday party on a floating Barge surrounded by Jacksonville's most beautiful views of downtown! Thousands of you have asked to "Rent The Barge" as a party barge and special event venue and that's what we're doing. However it takes time to bring this to life so we're working our tails off to make it happen. In the mean time, let your imagination and creativity fly.

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Celebrate On The Barge

Join us on The Barge for select special events throughout the year. From great seasonal events and holidays to annual celebrations, The Barge will be a major destination in tandem with the ever-growing "cool" happening in downtown Jacksonville!

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THE BARGE is the region’s first-ever floating party barge and special event venue retrofitted and designed to activate the banks of the St. Johns while unifying Jacksonville around her greatest asset, the river. Founded by Dawn & Al Emerick, The Barge will offer "sustainable cool" to the city, it's businesses and community.

Our Mission

  • Drive local economic development to downtown and the region.
  • Establish a consistently unique and valuable programming experience which leverages the region’s most valued assets.
  • Encourage a positive impact on the ecology of local waterways and stakeholders including consumers, employees, investors, communities, and others.