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Besides providing extensive assistance in planning your wedding, Live Oak 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, 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 among the oaks, a perfect setting for beautiful wedding ceremonies, and afterwards during receptions on the lakeside terrace. The sprawling grounds are open for guests to explore the numerous amenities and enhancements, including the rustic cabin featuring local historical artifacts and the history of the land and local agriculture.


Renters may select their own caterer, DJ, and bartender from Live Oak's list of licensed and insured vendors. All vendors' current business license and liability insurance with 'Liquor Liability' clause with Live Oak named as 'additional insured are on file.  NO exceptions! 


TOURS


Tours may be scheduled weekdays (M-F) from 9am until dusk (weekends are reserved for events). Please allow between 1.5 - 2 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


PRIVATE CHARTERS


Charter a private 44-Robinson state-of-the-art helicopter or vintage car for grand arrivals and departures (prices upon request). 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.


RAIN BACK-UP PLAN

Weather is no issue! The large 3,800 sq. ft. air-conditioned reception hall with a large, covered 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 reception hall 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 reception hall is large enough to accommodate the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, if needed. 


WEDDING COORDINATOR and TEAM 

To ensure a perfect, seamless and polished wedding with little to no work from you, Live Oak offers an optional Full-Service Wedding Production Package that includes a professional staff of 6: (six):

If you are hiring an outside professional Certified Wedding Coordinator, the Full-Service Production Package with a staff of 5 may be added for $500.00. The team of 5 does not include the L.O.P. Day-of Coordinator.


Included with Team of 6:

1-Wedding Intake Planner; 1-Day-of Wedding Coordinator, 1-Event Manager, 2- Custodians, 1 Professional Housekeeping Service for bridal suite: $650.00 includes all six wedding professionals.


  • 1-Pre-Wedding Planner shall schedule consultation/planning meeting to plan timeline, ceremony & inventory set-up, shall recommend vendors, create timeline, ceremony plan and furniture layout, shall assign plans to Day-of Wedding Coordinator
  • 1-Day-of Wedding Coordinator shall coordinate and direct the rehearsal the day before the wedding and the wedding, be present from before arrivals until after event to facilitate wedding activities during Event Day, timeline management, transport bridesmaids to/from vehicles via golf cart shuttle, shuttle couple and photographers on golf cart for photos, and oversee all the day’s activities, do a final walk through with the bride’s Designated Representative
  • 1-Event Manager shall interface with vendors, provide direction during set-up & break-down, shall monitor & troubleshoot event, greet and direct groomsmen upon arrival, and shall manage grounds, buildings & utilities.
  • 2-custodians shall be present throughout cocktail hour, monitor the reception for any spills, breakages, to troubleshoot for caterer, monitor trash and meet guests’ cleaning needs
  • 1-Professional Housekeeping Service: Shall arrive after bridesmaids & groomsmen are dressed for the wedding to clean bridal suite and prepare it for reception guests and to clean the Men’s Suite



For OFF SITE CEREMONIES within 20 miles of Live Oak, please add $300.00 travel fee. 


 LOCATION PERFECTION

22-minutes from downtown Pensacola and seven minutes from national hotels, your guests will enjoy the convenience, natural beauty, and privacy of Live Oak  without leaving the secluded 22-acre grounds. While the locale is convenient, the natural beauty is unforgettable. With the ancient Live Oaks, spring-fed Lake Blue Heron, picturesque Duck Island, and a sprawling pecan orchard, guests are engulfed in a sensory experience. With vast grand lawns, sparkling Venetian chandeliers, a 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 RENTAL DECOR SERVICES AVAILABLE


Petal & Twig, LLC is an on-site decorating company owned by Laura Munro that offers rental decor services at Live Oak that include free consultation and a vast collection of high-end rental decor ranging from lanterns in all shapes and styles, eucalyptus runners, wedding signs, crystal vases with pillar candles, bouquets, and floral decor, etc..  Please visit Instagram @petalandtwigg or Facebook: Petal & Twig, LLC.  Laura Munro may be reached at 228-669-9801  or  laura@liveoakplantation.com. With Petal & Twig, you can 'just show up' for your wedding, and Laura and her team will do the rest!   


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Nicole Frooks & Arthur Barriga 
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