The River Club in downtown Jacksonville, FL

About The River Club

A Premier Business Club in Jacksonville Florida

The Heart of Jacksonville for 60 Years

For half a century, The River Club has proudly stood sentry to Florida’s “Gateway City” Jacksonville. Originally founded as a business club in 1954 to rival similar private clubs in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., The River Club’s growth has mirrored that of Jacksonville through the decades ~ steady, tasteful and with a goal of providing a better lifestyle to an expanding population. In recent years, the Club’s rich business heritage has successfully blended with an active, social clientele creating an elegant and sophisticated venue.

Make business happen

There is no better place to meet and greet clients and friends than the fabulous River Club located in the landmark Wells Fargo Center in downtown Jacksonville. Boasting some of the best skyline views, The River Club offers members access to world-class dining in a truly beautiful setting. Rivaling the stunning views are the interior’s elegant furnishings of glistening chandeliers, warm woods, and rich fabrics. River Club members know this is their stage, their place where special things happen, whether it’s closing the deal of a lifetime or spending a romantic evening with that special person. Our members know that The River Club of Jacksonville is more than just a club. It’s a way of life.

Entertain Important Clients & Guests

More than 13,000 square feet of dining space is designated for special events, such as weddings and business luncheons and dinners. Exciting Monthly Membership Events such as Wine Dinners, Quarterly Tastings, Member Socials and Art Shows also take place in these rooms as well as in the lounge area. Private dining rooms and impressive board rooms lend to a professional atmosphere. The presence of current conference technology, which includes drop-down projection screens and wireless internet capabilities makes this an ideal site for business luncheons or meetings. The River Club, a dining institution for more than fifty years, continues to delight all with its charming and sophisticated ambiance.

While The River Club readily hosts large meetings, intimate gatherings and special events, our endless attention to detail, from venue design to personalized menus, are what make every event special. Not only do our members enjoy the best in dining and after hours cocktails, we also offer secured parking, a complimentary shuttle service, wine dinners and tastings and events for the whole family.

  • Board of Directors
    • The River Club Board of Directors is comprised of influential business individuals in the Jacksonville Community.

      Executive Committee

      Herbert H. Peyton
        Robert M. Harris   Ike Sherlock   Daniel Bean
      Founder   Chairman
        Vice Chairman
        Immediate Past Chairman

      Board Members

      Bruce A. Chappell   Kenneth R. Babby
      Virginia S. Hall   Alexander B. Intriago


      Darnell Smith Donald L. Smith, Jr.   Brian Wolfburg   Orrin W. Young
      John Thompson
      John Thompson
      John Thompson
      John Thompson
      John Thompson
      Kevin E. Hyde
      Kevin E. Hyde