Besides providing extensive assistance in planning your wedding, 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. At Live Oak Plantation, the entire day is an event in itself. 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 afterwards 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.
Live Oak is not licensed to cater food or serve alcohol. Renters shall select their caterer, DJ, and bartender from Live Oak Plantation's list of licensed and insured vendors. All vendors' current business license and liability insurance with 'Liquor Liability' clause with Live Oak Plantation named as 'additional insured are on file. NO exceptions!
Tours may be scheduled weekdays (M-F) from 9am until dusk (weekends are reserved for events). Please allow between 1.5 - 3 hours, depending on the number of questions asked. Due to the length of the tours, it is highly recommended that all individuals that will be involved in decision making be present.
Tours: 850-449-2100 or donna@LiveOakPlantation.com
Charter a private 44-Robinson state-of-the-art helicopter or vintage car for grand arrivals and departures (refer to WEDDING PRICE SCHEDULE BELOW). If a horse drawn carriage is what your vision, look no further. Private taxi and bus shuttle services can be arranged to shuttle guests at special negotiated rates with local transportation vendors.
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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 (extra fee applies to guests over 125). With soaring 18 ft. vaulted ceilings adorned with glittering Venetian chandeliers, old bricks, ancient beams, mahogany bar, and dance floor, it is the perfect setting to celebrate your wedding with dinner and dancing. In case of inclement weather, the Cotton House is large enough to accommodate the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.
To ensure a seamless and polished wedding, including the rehearsal, wedding day events, ceremony, and reception, Live Oak Plantation requires a “Day of” Wedding Coordinator.
Live Oak Plantation's Official Day-of Coordinators may be hired to provide the following services for $450.00:
22-minutes from downtown Pensacola and five minutes from national hotels, your guests will enjoy the convenience, natural beauty, and privacy of Live Oak Plantation without leaving the secluded 22-acre grounds. While the locale is convenient, the grandeur is unforgettable. With the ancient Cathedral of Live Oaks, spring-fed Lake Blue Heron, picturesque Duck Island, and sprawling pecan orchard, your guests will be engulfed in a sensory experience. With the verdant grand lawns, sparkling Venetian chandeliers, historic cabin, beautiful farmland, and a winding garden path illuminated by gas torches, there are many gorgeous sites for your ceremony, reception, and photography sessions.
ON-SITE DECOR AVAILABLE
Laura at Live Oak Rental Decor is a separate business operating on-site at Live Oak Plantation offering free decorating consultation and a vast collection of high-end rental decor ranging from lanterns in all shapes and styles, eucalyptus runners, crystal vases with floating candles, floral decor for the wedding arch, etc.. Please visit Laura's Facebook page, Laura at Live Oak Rental decor. Laura Munro 228-669-9801 firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDDINGS AND EVENTS
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