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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 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!
Leanne is passionate about and committed to helping people. She is a connector who loves to bring people together. In and out of her professional life, she is always finding herself in the middle of planning fun and memorable events for the people around her. That's why professional event planning is right up her alley. She has leveraged her experience working with different kind of events, starting with her kids elaborate birthday parties with that growing into large church events, prop building and finally weddings. She specializes in personalizing diverse events for each client and handling stressful event situations with grace. Her signature is creative and tasteful designs with incredible attention to detail and structured + logistical event flow.
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We love working with Mixons! Beautiful venue!
A wonderful venue for a wedding. I especially like their gazebo!
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.
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9am-5pm Sheri McFarland SheriM@Mixon.com 941-748-5829 x280
The Pavilion at Mixon Farm frequently asked questions
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- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
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- Cake Cutting
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- 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?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Pavilion at Mixon Farm for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does The Pavilion at Mixon Farm offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Liability Insurance
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
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- Aisle Markers
- Aisle Runners
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
- Photo booth
- Tent Accessories
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