Florida Top 20 Under 40

Marques Wilkes

No stranger to pomp and circumstance, Marques J. Wilkes of Events by Marques Wilkes has made a name for himself in the wedding and events industry.

A graduate of Jean Ribault High School, University of Florida and Georgia State University, Marques has become Jacksonville’s “go-to” gentleman for pageantry, style and sophistication. As CEO of his event design and planning firm, dinner parties, corporate functions and weddings are a few of his favorite things.

Since returning, Marques’s civic involvement has included Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce IMPACTJax, and United Way’s Atlantic Circle. He is also a member of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The son of legendary Florida boys’ basketball coach, Bernard Wilkes, Marques is father to two children, Savannah – 11 and Jonathan – 8.

Marques is a member of MunaLuchi Bridal Coterie – the collective for wedding professionals in the country.