WEDDINGS AND EVENTS
East Hill Photo
The ultimate! Besides from providing extensive help in planning your wedding, (included), Live Oak Plantation is an all-in-one venue for weddings, receptions, and stress-free day-of preparation for the entire wedding party all in one convenient location, reducing cost, planning, and stress. At Live Oak Plantation, the entire day is an event in itself. Throughout the day, bridal parties enjoy the leisure of time for photography, hair, make-up, and preparation in the elegant bridal suite.
Guests stroll in the Cathedral of Oaks, the perfect setting for captivating wedding ceremonies, and afterwards on the plantation's lakeside terrace for unforgettable and statement-making receptions. Live Oak Plantation can recommend vendors to prevent having to research it. The sprawling grounds are open for guests to explore the magnificent atmosphere created through numerous complimentary amenities and enhancements, including the historic cabin featuring ancient artifacts, local artifacts, and the history of the land and agriculture in the area.
Live Oak Plantation 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. Renters shall purchase their own alcohol to be served by said professional bartenders. All vendors must present the proper license and insurance with Live Oak Plantation named as 'additional insured'. Renters' insurance must have a "Liquor Liability" clause. 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
Where else can one charter a private 44-Robinson state-of-the-art helicopter or a vintage car for grand arrivals and departures (refer to WEDDING PRICE SCHEDULE BELOW). With qualifying bookings, enjoy a complementary champagne cruise aboard Live Oak Plantation's private 46' Hatteras luxury motor yacht (conditions apply). If a horse drawn carriage is what you imagine, look no further. Private taxi and bus shuttle services can be arranged to shuttle guests at special negotiated rates with local transportation vendors.
RAIN BACK-UP PLAN
No need to worry about the weather! The large 3,800 sq. ft. air-conditioned Cotton House reception hall with adjoining veranda overlooking Lake Blue Heron and the Grand Lawn is THE place for lavish receptions following the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on the Grand Lawn under ancient oak trees. 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 crystal chandeliers, old bricks, ancient beams, mahogany bar, and spacious dance floor, it is the perfect setting to celebrate your wedding with dinner and dancing. The Cotton House is large enough to accommodate hold the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour followed by dinner in the case of inclement weather.
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.
Photo by Lucy Steiner PHotography
Photo by East Hill Photo