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The Pavilion at Mixon Farm

Bradenton, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
184 reviews
$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

The Pavilion at Mixon Farms is a Bradenton, Florida-based rustic wedding venue for charming garden celebrations in the greater Tampa region. From a stunning koi pond to a white gazebo, this historic venue exudes vintage vibes with a Southern twist. It is also the only vintage orange grove venue in Tampa Bay, making it a must for couples that adore Florida’s breathtaking nature.

Facilities and Capacity

This farm venue can accommodate weddings of all sizes. In front of the gazebo, couples can say their vows while surrounded by lush gardens and loved ones. The Grand Pavilion, which is covered in gorgeous wood planks and twinkling LED lights, can hold up to 250 guests. For more intimate weddings, the Mixon Farmhouse Inn has a large backyard that can accommodate 50 guests. With its barn doors and ranch-style wooden fence, it is the definition of Southern charm.

Services Offered

At The Pavilion at Mixon Farms, couples can choose from a variety of services. This staff offers a range of packages depending on each couple's needs. These services include on-site accommodations, catering, bartending, event rentals, event planning, setup, and cleanup.

Cuisine

The venue has a list of preferred caterers. Serving styles include buffet, family-style styles, hors d’oeuvres, plated meals, and stations. Outside cake is welcome, and servers will be provided. This team also offers bartenders to staff an open, limited, or cash bar.

History

The Mixon family has been planting and growing citrus fruits since 1939. More than 10 years ago, Janet and Dean Mixon created a viewing area for visitors, complete with a gazebo and waterfall. Today, a staff with more than 50 years of combined event experience provides wedding services for couples.

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$400

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$400

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$135

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August
September

184 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Shekinah O. Married on 04/02/2022
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    Staff Like Family

    Staff is amazing. They very much prioritize the Bride and Groom. Definitely consider their preferred vendors, they all work together so seamlessly and even though it rained on our day it was perfect. They made me feel so comfortable with all my concerns.
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    Jaimee H. Married on 03/07/2022
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    Best wedding venue and staff!!!

    David and Alex went above and beyond to make our day so unbelievably special! The attention to detail and individual service was outstanding! Our guests told us over and over it was the best wedding they have ever attended! If you are looking for a beautiful wedding venue and a team of professional coordinators who will handle every detail, look no further!

Awards

  • 184
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kaitlyn & Daniel
    47 photos · 12/07/2019
  • Lauren & Brandon
    20 photos · 02/23/2019
  • Karra & Aaron
    71 photos · 11/03/2018

Team

David Hall
David Hall
Director of Weddings and Events

Always with an artistic flair, David brings attention to detail, a positive energy, and fresh innovative ideas to every event. The greatest strength, among many, he contributes to the Dream team is bringing a creative vision and design to life. He can develop a theme with innovative ideas and build it into event decor and entertainment that will impress clients and guests. He really enjoys events where the client trusts in the artistic approach to an idea, so the events are dripping with decor, detail and creativity which always makes the process that much more enriching.

With a background in costume design, for high school dance teams and color guards. David has always had an eye for fun and exciting new ideas, to stand out among the crowd. His experience with The Pavilion started as just a bartender, and he knew that this was the place for him.

With David on your team, you will have someone that will do his best and never give up. His words to live by are “Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you are knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.” — Hillary Clinton

Jen Aaron
Jen Aaron
Lead Coordinator

Jen as we call her, is a rarity in the area, because she is born and raised in Bradenton Florida, not far from Mixon to be exact. Jen who is married and has 4 children, comes to Mixon having over 16 years of wedding experience, but was born with an eye for décor and design.

Jen’s background in graphic design and production management makes her super helpful when it comes to visualizing and making it work logistically. Her favorite wedding “trend” is décor done all the way. She loves helping brides bring their décor to the next level, even inexpensively, but carrying it all the way through the entire event in a way that is not over done.

At Mixon, we call her the Bow Whisperer, because her bows are ALWAYS perfect and uniform! As a hopeless romantic Jen’s favorite movie is “The Notebook”, and quote “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.” When you visit on a weekend you can catch Jen coordinating, creating, and decorating with a big smile!

Brandy  Harlan
Brandy Harlan
Lead Coordinator

Celebrating 7 years at Mixon, Brandy Harlan, brings over 16 years of wedding, event, and marketing experience to the department. A northern girl who grew up on a tobacco farm, she feels right at home around all the groves. Brandy has three very energetic boys, the oldest Ashton and Sean who is “the middle” and the bonus kiddo, Ethan. She’s married to a husband who makes her laugh, for over 12years. After planning a friend’s wedding in 2004, Brandy caught the wedding planning love bug herself and began her planning company on Anna Maria in 2005, planning many beach and destination weddings. Still today, word of mouth has followed her to Mixon where she gets to be a part of the planning process of the couple’s special day.

Professional Network & Endorsements

13 Endorsements
Oneco Florist Oneco Florist Wedding Florists

We love working with Mixons! Beautiful venue!

Barefoot Weddings Barefoot Weddings Wedding Officiants

A wonderful venue for a wedding. I especially like their gazebo!

Weddings by Bobbi Weddings by Bobbi Wedding Planners

Mixon's In The Grove is one of the most lovely places to have a Florida wedding. The indoor/outdoor feel is so tropical and warm. Call them for a tour.

Preferred Vendors

Map

2525 27th Street East Bradenton, FL, 34208
941-748-5829

9am-5pm Sheri McFarland SheriM@Mixon.com 941-748-5829 x280
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The Pavilion at Mixon Farm frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Pavilion at Mixon Farm?

The Pavilion at Mixon Farm includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Pavilion at Mixon Farm, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Pavilion at Mixon Farm includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Pavilion at Mixon Farm, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Pavilion at Mixon Farm includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Pavilion at Mixon Farm in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Pavilion at Mixon Farm for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Pavilion at Mixon Farm for wedding events?

The Pavilion at Mixon Farm offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Pavilion at Mixon Farm offer?

The Pavilion at Mixon Farm offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Pavilion at Mixon Farm offer for wedding events?

The Pavilion at Mixon Farm offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Pavilion at Mixon Farm have available for wedding events?

The Pavilion at Mixon Farm offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend The Pavilion at Mixon Farm and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Pavilion at Mixon Farm is recommended by 76% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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