palafox wharf waterfront

ESTD 2008 | PENSACOLA, FL

pensacola WEDDING VENUES

the location is entirely magical.  and, it is entirely yours.  it can be reserved for you to enjoy for your glorious wedding & Event day


Location, Location, Location
centrally located downtown Pensacola Fl
scenic Waterfront Wedding & Events Venue

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The location is entirely magical. And, it is entirely yours. It is yours, and for your wedding party, your family, and your guests for  the time reserved.  Nationally recognized as one of the best Florida wedding venues for its waterfront scenic view and the premier Pensacola wedding venue is situated in the heart of one of "Americas Great Places" on Palafox Street.  This waterfront venue is a part of Pensacola's rich history and provides a relaxing scenic portrait for lifelong memories. These are the best scenic views in all of Northwest Florida and this area.... a view your guests will rave about! 

Our typical client values love, family, and individuality, prioritizing their marriage over the wedding. They are kind, thoughtful, and ambitious people. They vary in age and seek a stress-free, meaningful celebration by a natural setting of sparkling waters, gorgeous sunsets, in a downtown historical location where their family and friends can walk to hotel and accommodations, entertainment, eateries, and museums. We adore organized, laid-back couples who view their wedding as the start of a beautiful lifelong journey.

Surround yourself in the warmth and  charm of a by-gone era with modern lighting and elements. Timeless, elegant, award winning Pensacola's Premier Historic Palafox Wharf was built in 1880 as a shipping company. Centrally located in Downtown Pensacola, Florida on the historic waterfront convenient to local eateries, entertainment, accommodations for the last 15 years we have been helping couples create their magical day.


pensacolA WEDDING VENUES

Palafox Wharf Waterfront Wedding + Event Venue

Welcome to Your Perfect Beautiful Waterfront Wedding & Event Venue!

Palafox Wharf is Pensacola's premier event hosting site, perfect for any wedding ceremony, reception, or special event.

CEREMONY OPTIONS

  • Waterfront Deck - up to 20-50 Guests
  • Green - 200+ Guests facing the romantic scenic waterfront, facing the iconic black doors, facing the large green hedge, or circular fashion.

RECEPTION OPTIONS - Inside + Deck or Green

  • Strolling Reception - up to 200 Guests inside and on the waterfront deck

  • Seated/Plated Reception - up to 160 Guests inside and up to 65 Guests on the waterfront deck

  • Buffet - up to 144 Guests inside and up to 65 Guests on the waterfront deck 

  • Dine al fresco on the waterfront Green with romantic market cafe lights and stars overhead - up to 200 Guests
 






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While your wedding day is very much “your day”—celebrating the commitment that you and your partner are making to one another—it’s also about two families becoming one. Many couples take this opportunity to recognize their families for everything they have done. After all, these are the people who have loved you, supported you, and made you the people that you are today.

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"Sandy and Neil worked collaboratively to ensure my daughter had the wedding of her dreams.  They found the perfect vendors and facilitated a stress-free wedding day.  I am forever grateful for their professionalism and expertise." - Sherri

Ceremony, then Social/Cocktail Hour followed by an Amazing  Dinner  and enjoying your family.  Tons of dancing!  Having Fun, Visiting, Enjoying your Guests, and Creating memories that will last a lifetime all while gorgeous photos are being taken to capture those precious moments!

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Ready to ditch stress?  Stop feeling overwhelm and enjoy your happily ever after now!  All of our packages include access to our planning portal, which will help you manage all your wedding tasks in one place.  You receive the process and all the tools you need to help plan your wedding including vetted vendors, when to book, a detailed checklist, budget tracker, guest list tracker, questions to ask vendors, layout design planning, linen selections, rental selections, and more.




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We respond quickly to you and with you every step of the way.  We custom create for you a wedding planning portal which helps you plan your perfect Wedding Day!

The Venue's team sets up it's furniture and breakdown it's furniture at the end of your event.  So with this and hiring in-house planning or wedding management, your Wedding Party and your Parents are not working on Wedding Day.


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Couples Booked Palafox Wharf Because: 


9 Hours which are flexible as to the start time of your Ceremony however consecutive, divided into 1 Hour Rehearsal, 3 Hours set-up, vendor load-in, 4 Hours Event, 1 Hour breakdown, vendor load-out. 

More Hours can be purchased for 300 for Extra Event Hour and/or 150 for Extra Set-Up time.  (Set-Up Hours can not become Event Hours)

Set-up, Event, and Breakdown anytime consecutive between 2:00 pm to 10 pm with event ending by 11 pm. 




"I Love You!" Package

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𐤟  Up to 120 Chiavari Chairs Inside/Deck

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𐤟  Help with Add-On Rentals (Arbors, Lounge
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𐤟   Complimentary Access for Bridal Photos
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6000 (as explained above) plus sales tax in
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"Micro/Mini I Love You!" Package

Exactly the same as the "I Love You!" Package but adding the Waterfront Lawn for Games.  

This would also include an Officiant for Ceremony, DJ for Reception, and Decoration Package which includes glass vases with candle for centerpiece and easel for your Welcome Sign.

For the Waterfront Wedding and Reception of 20-30 total guests

4 Hour Minimum
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6000 for event for venue, deck, pier

Plus 500 rental of lawn for ceremony and/or games
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Plus 2500 in-house Wedding Management for Reception or 5000 Full Planning for Reception (add on 500 Management or Planning for Ceremony Downtown)

"Forever & Ever!" Package

Exactly the same as the "I Love You" Package but adding the Waterfront Lawn for Ceremony and/or Games.  Also adding in-house Wedding Management or Full Planning.

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"Love of My Life!"
  Create Your Own
  All Inclusive 

 

Exactly the same as the "I Love You!" Package but you decide what you would like to add as possibilities:

In-House Food Catering or exclusive Food Catering List
Waterfront Lawn for Ceremony or Games
In-House Event Management
In-House Full Planning
Officiant for Ceremony
DJ for Reception
Decoration Package which includes glass vases with candle for centerpiece and easel for your Welcome Sign

You and your guests will treasure every moment of your exciting one-of-a-kind destination waterfront Wedding or Event in the beautifully renovated interior venue space, extra-large dance floor, long cocktail bar, extra-large deck, pier, and spacious green overlooking sparkling water and the harbor's marina.


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"The Palafox Wharf team made our wedding day truly come alive and one we will never forget. Sandy was with us every step of the way for everything we needed. It was coordinated with everything perfectly and I can't think of a single thing that went wrong. They were respectful, attentive , and made sure we had everything we needed to have the perfect day. The venue was beautiful and they were amazing! 100/10 would absolutely recommend it." ~ Josh H.

The Venue sets-up the venue's tables and chairs inside the venue and on the waterfront deck based on the layout design we have created with you.  Break-down of the tables and chairs is provided at no charge by the in-house Planner/Manager and Venue.

FAQ 5 | Who is Responsible for Setting Up and Breaking Down Tables & Chairs? 

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You are provided through the customized wedding planning portal with links to rental linens and other possibilities such as lounge station, ceremony chairs, gold and other reception chairs, arbors, and more.

FAQ 4 | Rentals

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We provide 120 Black Chiavari Chairs used inside the venue, 20 guests tables, rolling cake table, 6 cocktail tables, 4 small guest tables which can be used for a sweet-heart table, 3 of the 8' tables, 2 of the 6'tables, 40' cocktail bar,  and 1 of the 8' table for DJ.

FAQ 3 | Tables & Chairs Included in the Rental Price?

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You receive a planning process portal once booked in which you will find vetted vendors that we have worked with over and over during the last 15 years.  In order to ensure you receive the utmost care and attention on your big day, we ask that you work off these lists of curated professionals.  Also, in-house food catering is offered as an option.  Our only vendor requirements are catering.  

FAQ 8 | Required Vendors

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Rental rates begin at $6,000, but they vary depending on the week you are hosting your event.

If you have 30 or less guests, we have a different pricing. 

Please contact us to discuss pricing and add-on options.

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FAQ 6 | How much is it to reserve Palafox Wharf Waterfront? 

There is a 25% non-refundable payment of the base rental due at the time of booking along with a signed Reservation Agreement.

The remaining non-refundable payments are due monthly on a payment plan.  

Any and all payments made are nonrefundable upon receipt.





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This is why hiring our in house planning or wedding management along with our exclusive list of vendors makes a world of difference.  Your catering company will ensure everything is maintained throughout the evening and cleaned up as it relates to food service at the end of your event.  Your in house planner or wedding manager will make sure that your personal items are gathered and loaded with whoever you have designated ahead of time.  

FAQ 7 | Who is Responsible for Clean Up After My Event?

Rental of the Venue includes 9 hours which is 1 hour Rehearsal, 3 hour load in on wedding day, 4 hours for actual event, and 1 hour load-out.  All events must conclude no later than 10:00 pm and an additional hour is allotted for caterer, vendor, and planner clean-up.  Additional set-up and event time can be purchased prior to event date.

Our booked clients have access to property for engagement, bridal, and anniversary photos (subject to availability and cannot interfere with other events).





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We are lucky enough to be right across the street to New World Inn which offers a Bridal Suite and a Groom Suite.  Also, this quaint boutique hotel has 15 Guest Rooms.  One block from the Venue is a new Holiday Inn with 120 guest rooms, 12 of those rooms are Suites.  There are other Hotels close by including Hilton Garden Inn, Marriott Hotel, and Residence Inn.  Also there are numerous AirBNBs downtown for you and your guests to stay.  We find that clients and their families want to spend Rehearsal night, Wedding night, and a few days at their secured accommodations. 

FAQ 9 | Is there any Lodging Close to Palafox Wharf?

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FAQ 10 | Is There Enough Parking for All of My Guests?

There is 100 parking spaces for the your guests one block from the venue.  This is a Public Parking area.  There is also a 30 parking space for your guests across the street in the next block.   We reserve 2 parking spaces in front of the venue for clients.  



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FAQ 2 | How Many Hours Do I Get with my Rental?

FAQ 2 | How Many Hours Do I Get with my Rental?

FAQ 1 | How Much Does It Cost?

“Palafox Wharf was the perfect choice for my wedding reception! Beautiful outdoor & indoor space, Sandy was always quick to respond, sent lots of helpful emails & was able to accommodate me when I had to postpone my wedding. Their list of preferred vendors was also a great help to me as a bride planning her wedding from another state and they all turned out to be fantastic." - Chelsea R.

We make a conscious effort to be more, to do more, and to give more. While it may seem as though our sole purpose is to provide a great relaxed friendly wedding venue for weddings and events, we strive for something higher. Palafox Wharf also serves the greater purpose of being a home away from home for everyone that walks through our doors. It’s a special place, where friends and family can come together and create lifelong memories rooted in joy and happiness.

The venue was built in 1880 by a shipping company who had 14 ships which sailed down in the Bay of Campeche in Mexico for red snapper.  We found one of these ships in Miami named "The American Eagle" and brought it back to the venue.  There are interesting parts of the ship which are artfully placed in the venue in the Cocktail Bar area.  Much of the original wood from 1880 has been preserved for the venue.  

15 years of experience helping
couples just like you.... Did you know that this Venue
was built in 1880?

From: Gulf Breeze
Work: Nursing Supervisor

Carrie attended a wedding at Palafox Wharf and had so much fun & loved the idea of a scenic venue for her  reception that she booked her Wedding Day at the Venue.  

Carrie says:  "We absolutely loved celebrating at Palafox Wharf!  They were wonderful to work with!  Sandy kept me on track and went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect.  90% of our guests and bridal party travelled in for our big day, and they still rave about the venue!"  

carrie

From:  Oklahoma
Work: Medical, Partner is in Military

Amy says, "I initially booked Palafox Wharf, I chose them because of easy things to recognize, such as location. What is better than downtown Pensacola, right on the water, and in walking distance to the bars? My guests raved about the location because everyone flew into town for the wedding and did not need a car the entire weekend. Also, their property is simply gorgeous. It sits on the water and the sunset at the perfect time in the evenings where it sits behind a building so guests don't sweat and the lighting is perfect outdoors.  During the planning process, Sandy went above and beyond to make it as easy as possible. She provided me with a list of preferred vendors. This was probably my favorite thing they provided, because it made choosing vendors extremely quick. Also, because they were work together so frequently, there was never any miscommunication about my wedding. Everything was very familiar and comfortable for all of my vendors, making it easy for me to plan a destination wedding." 

amy & matti

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"Everything about our wedding was perfect!  I could not have asked for a better event.  I was blown away which is a testament to the hard work from our vendors."
~ Nicole + Jordan