The Ribault Club, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Jacksonville, Florida
August 2010 to Present
Cape Leisure assumed operation of the National Historic Landmark Ribault Club at Fort George Island, a Florida State Park, on August 1 of 2010. The Ribault Club, built in 1927 as an exclusive resort, has hosted the likes of Winton Churchill and Nelson Rockefeller. After the Great Depression, the Club struggled to survive and over the ensuing decades, it changed ownership many times. It fell into great disrepair until in 2003, a unique cooperative effort between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the National Park Service and the City of Jacksonville restored the Club to its former opulence and splendor.
Here, under contract with Florida Division of Recreation and Parks, Cape Leisure provides event marketing, booking, planning and coordination services. The Ribault Club may be booked by the public for special events and is an extremely popular wedding and reception site. With Cape Leisure’s dedicated sales efforts toward the corporate and association markets these booking are also on the rise. Scores of events are hosted annually.