Whether choosing a location close to home or a faraway destination, Pensacola has a variety of venues perfect for every wedding.
The place you hold your wedding will be the setting of everything you have planned and hoped for, it will be the backdrop of the most photographed day of your life and the place where timeless memories will take place. That’s a lot of pressure for a venue!
Some couples choose to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue, where others choose separate venues and travel is involved. Whatever you choose, make sure you pick a venue that represents your vision perfectly.
While by no means exclusive, here are a few of our favorite Pensacola and Pensacola Beach wedding venues, in no specific order.
I love a good bed and breakfast and the Lee House does not disappoint. Located in the charming historic district of Pensacola, the wide porches of the Lee House overlook the Pensacola Bay as well as Seville Square and Fountain Park. The Lee House can accommodate for groups of 10 to 275 guests and is perfect for everything from an intimate elopement, to a gorgeous formal wedding and reception. The hotel has 9 guest suites and an absolutely gorgeous bridal suite.
Housed in a Historic Building in the heart of Downtown Pensacola, 5eleven Hosting site has been built to host groups of up to 200 inside, with room for another 150 in its outside patio/garden and another 200 on its spacious lawn under tents. 5eleven is a trendy, art-deco inspired venue boasts exposed brick, murals, and columns that make this space both unique and welcoming. The inside space has large window areas providing views of downtown Pensacola while allowing natural light to illuminate its main meeting space.
Housed in another Historic Building in the heart of downtown Pensacola, the Palafox House is a wonderful example of early 20th-century architecture. Palafox House can accommodate groups of 100 plus for a sit-down affair and 200 plus for a cocktail-style event. The Palafox House has large windows comprising an entire wall of the venue, allowing for a wonderful view of downtown Pensacola’s tree-lined streets. In addition, these large windows permit a wealth of natural light. High ceilings, chandeliers and original brick walls all add to the ambience.
The circa 1825 Barkley House, is located on Pensacola Bay and is the oldest surviving example of a high-house in the city. Because of its beautiful grounds and spectacular view, it is a popular venue for outdoor weddings and receptions. The Barkley House can accommodate 50-200 people depending on how you use the space.
Old Christ Church sits on Seville Square, serving as a beacon for downtown’s historic districts and as an anchor for Historic Pensacola Village. The white façade protects an interior rehabilitated by a concerned community, and the history of the building speaks to visitors the moment they walk in the door. Old Christ Church has beautiful windows that allow natural light to fill the chuch.
The clubhouse of Pensacola Country Club is a 23,000 square foot building modelled after the old homes of StarLake and Bayshore Drive. Traditional elements, including brick and stone, decorative columns, protective porches, and large expanses of glass allow you to enjoy both the functionality and beauty of great architecture as well as the gorgeous nature surrounding them, including golf course views against the backdrop of Pensacola Bay. A picture perfect stair and grand chandelier establish the Jeffersonian influenced decor that remains throughout the interior.
The Rails on Wright St. is a unique event space right in the heart of historic downtown Pensacola. Our open space has 15,000 square feet, giving you the ability to customize and transform it into your dream wedding setting. With so many variations of layout options, The Rails on Wright St. is perfect for events small and large fitting up to 500 people. The Rails on Wright St. is conveniently located directly across the street from The Pensacola Grand Hotel, the largest in downtown Pensacola.
Coldwater Gardens is a perfectly peaceful, rural setting for a wedding. Acres of farmland, trails, and trees surround a beautiful wooden terrace. The terrace boasts a large indoor area and covered outdoor patio. Also included are a few lounge areas, fire pit, gazebo, and expansive lawn. They have cottages, a treehouse and multiple glamping tents for guests to stay in for the night or the whole weekend. The facility provides a kitchen, bar, heaters, tables, chairs, and an arbor for the ceremony. Minimal decor is needed due to the natural beauty of the venue. Before and during your event, guests are welcome to explore the property consisting of 352 acres, hiking and biking trails, 4 private sandbars, and many different agriculture techniques.
Live Oak Plantation is an all-in-one venue for weddings, receptions, and a stress-free day-of preparation for the entire wedding party in one convenient location, reducing cost, planning, and stress. On the wedding day, enjoy the leisure of time for photography, hair, make-up, and preparation in the elegant bridal suite.
Guests will stroll in the Cathedral of Oaks, the perfect setting for beautiful wedding ceremonies, and afterward on the plantation's lakeside terrace for unforgettable receptions. The sprawling grounds are open for guests to explore the numerous complimentary amenities and enhancements, including the rustic cabin featuring ancient artifacts, local artifacts, and the history of the land and agriculture in the area.
Weather is no issue! The large 3,800 sq. ft. air-conditioned Cotton House reception hall with adjoining veranda overlooking Lake Blue Heron and lawn is the place for lavish receptions following the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour that are held under the oaks. The maximum seating capacity inside the Cotton House is 180.