Palafox Wharf Waterfront offers an historical, sophisticated, chic venue for weddings and events in Pensacola, Florida. Couples will enjoy marina views, sunsets with an amazing, romantic, magical waterfront experience to celebrate. It is the only privately owned waterfront venue in the Pensacola area. You and your guests enjoy Fireworks on some Saturdays from April through August.
Facilities and Capacity
Welcoming guests into the elegant, historic venue are 20-foot ceilings. The building features reclaimed and original wood along with 2 extra large skylights. Cafe lighting pver the dance floor is included and cafe lighting over the deck is available to add even more ambience. 20 to 350 guests can enjoy the historic sight or a ceremony on the Wharf’s green, a waterfront with luscious golf course type green grass.
Palafox Wharf Waterfront provides each couple with attention and constant communication to ease the planning process. Their venue provides customized table layouts and offers wedding mangement, partial planning and full planning for every couple. Their packages include:
Palafox Wharf Waterfront was originally built in 1880 a portion of which was using wood from American Liberty Ships. It was originally used as a shipping company, whose ships sailed the Carribean. It has been renovated into an unique mix of a current feel with warmness to create a great vibe to hold wedding and events.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Victoria Fortescue · Married on 06/16/2018
Best reception venue in town!
Sent on 10/24/2018
Our wedding reception was a huge success, as guests keep reminding us months later. Palafox Wharf downtown has a nice deck on a marina, where guests can have drinks while the wedding party is taking pictures or step out during the event. Sandy will handle your reception as if it were her own. She is supportive and will take the time to understand your vision, working hard to make it come true. From recommending vendors in regular emails to answering questions that you may have along the way, Sandy will be accessible and ready with ideas. The plain room was a perfect backdrop for pretty tablecloths, globe lanterns, and simple rustic arrangements of blue hydrangeas and baby's breath. The buffet and bar were conveniently placed for traffic flow, and looked inviting with floral arrangements. The dance floor accommodated quite a number of enthusiastic dancers, with the DJ in the loft above. Our guests were able to walk from a convenient downtown hotel, enjoying the stroll through downtown. Whatever you do, please engage Dawn for wedding and reception coordination, at least for the month before. You'll be glad you did! Dawn quietly coordinated with all vendors, the officiant, musicians, etc. She communicated with the wedding party directly, making certain everyone was on time for rehearsal. Dawn will quietly and firmly deal with all issues that come up with vendors---and come up, they will, despite your best efforts! Sandy and Dawn are as flexible as possible and will sincerely try to help you achieve your dream. Both Sandy and Dawn are delightful to work with, and we had the event we wanted in the end. Highly recommend Palafox Wharf for your reception or event!
Katherine Moreno · Married on 08/24/2019
Amazing venue and staff
Sandy and Neil are just AMAZING. This venue is so beautiful being right on the water and very quiet/intimate being in the heart of downtown. I also had my ceremony on the lawn and it was picture perfect. Friends and family traveled out of town for my wedding and could not stop talking about how beautiful the venue and location was. Sandy has been so helpful since day 1 with recommendations, emailing vendors, keeping in contact with me and helping me get everything set up for my wedding. Neil was on-site during my wedding and was the sweetest, most patient person. He helped everything run smoothly during my wedding day and I could not thank him enough! If the Palafox Wharf is on your list of potential venues, PICK IT!!! I promise you, you will not regret it.Sent on 09/04/2019
Hannah · Married on 07/20/2019
We love Palafox Wharf and Sandy!
Sandy was amazing to work with. She regularly provided suggestions for reliable vendors - many of which we hired and loved. The venue itself is beautiful. It really needs minimal decoration once you decide on table decor. Early in the evening most guests stayed inside due to the heat and there was plenty of room for about 110 people. Later as the day cooled off we all enjoyed the deck. The light breeze off the water and views from there were perfect. I don’t think we could have picked a better location for our wedding. It was intimate without being crowded and still provided a comfortable atmosphere for all of our guests.Sent on 07/27/2019
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Palafox Wharf Waterfront is simply stunning venue itself. Very Unique and tons of opportunity to allow your day to stand out there as well. Sandy and her husband are amazing to works alongside as well. They both hold tons of knowledge of the area which helps when planning your big event. We enjoy each and every event we assist with at their Venue.
We have been working with this venue since they opened their doors. We cannot say enough good things about Sandy, her team, the beautiful venue and stunning view! My staff love working at this venue so I know you and your guests will love it too! I highly recommend the Palafox Wharf.
Exceptional reception venue. Sandy was a pleasure to work with each time.