Palafox Wharf Waterfront offers a venue for weddings and events in Pensacola, Florida. Couples will enjoy marina views, sunsets and a waterfront space to celebrate.
Facilities and Capacity
Welcoming guests into the historic venue are 20-foot ceilings. The building features reclaimed wood and large skylights as well. Cafe lighting packages are available to add even more ambience. Up to 350 guests can enjoy the historic sight or a ceremony on the Wharf’s green, a waterfront golf course with luscious 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 day-of coordination for every couple. Their packages include:
Palafox Wharf Waterfront was originally built in 1880 using wood from American Liberty Ships. It was originally used as a shipping company, but has been renovated 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!
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!
M Flavin · Married on 10/27/2018
Pensacola was a destination wedding, and Sandy made it work for us! She is so efficient and professional and helped us every step of the way even though we were 700 miles away. We had 140 guests and everyone of them was very complimentary about The Wharf. It was an amazing night!
Mf Mf · Married on 10/26/2018
Oct 26, 2018 Rehersal Dinner
Perfect venue for wedding rehersal dinner or wedding. Had 140 people with a buffet dinner and open bar. Only change which was completely our mistake was only having one side of the buffet acessible, SHOULD have the food line on BOTH sides of the buffet tables, might have sped up getting everyone fed.
Besides our mistake, the venue was awesome and the caterer and bar service Sandy recommended was outstanding. We are from Cincinnati so we had no idea who to contact and Sandy helped with all that.
Can't say enough good things about this venue.
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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.