Check out the top places to celebrate your love in Pensacola.
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.
Oyster Bay Boutique Hotel
I love a good bed and breakfast and Oyster Bay does not disappoint. Located in the charming historic district of Pensacola, the wide porches of the Oyster Bay overlook the Pensacola Bay as well as Seville Square and Fountain Park. Oyster Bay 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 and 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
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.
Pensacola Country Club
The clubhouse of Pensacola Country Club has 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.
Landshark Landing at Margarittaville
Margarittaville actually has both indoor and outdoor options, but Landshark Landing is by far my favorite. It’s an open-air pavilion overlooking the Gulf. They can fit 200 guests under the pavilion or a larger guest count out on the sand. The food is incredible, and I can vouch from experience.
Coldwater Gardens is a perfectly peaceful and 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 gorgeous 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
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 location, reducing cost. Guests will stroll in the Cathedral of Oaks, the perfect setting for beautiful wedding ceremonies, and afterward on the plantation’s lakeside terrace for receptions.
Weather is no issue! There is a 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.
Portofino Island Resort
If you’re looking for an all inclusive beach wedding, look no further. Portofino has it all. From amazing restaurants, to beautiful wedding backdrops, you can’t go wrong. Their team will be there to make your dream wedding happen. (They even have a spa!)