As we venture about town, looking for ideas or awesome spaces, we plan to report back on the cool places we’ve seen in a segment here, likely entitled “Hidden Venues in Jax”.
Recently, we had the pleasure of visiting Riverside North, by the Clara White Mission’s Culinary Arts Program, Ashley Street Catering. Now, if you have ever been to Clara’s at the Cathedral on a Friday for lunch, then you know the great meals Ashley Street prepares. This venue however is a hidden gem located at 2711 Edison Avenue just west of Riverside. We passed by the driveway initially, however after a quick u-turn, we were welcomed by a pleasant plush green yard and charming wooden entryway. Believe it or not, pictured below is where we entered the rear of the building!
Once inside, be prepared to drop your jaw in awe of the wood floors and stained windows in the ‘sanctuary’, They provide as much appeal as the prominent wood beams at the ceiling. The space is open and inviting, which makes the perfect blank canvas for a creative event. A benefit to using the space is the commercial grade kitchen and catering service by Ashley Street. Available for rent at a more than reasonable price, this space is truly a hidden gem. Supporting this venue also further advances the mission and programs of the Clara White Mission (another win).
We hope you plan a visit soon and fall in awe as we did! Grab details at their website.