The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond is an event venue in Tallahassee, Florida, that considers itself one of the area’s “best-kept secrets.” Set beneath Spanish moss and oak trees, the rustic venue offers picturesque views of its surroundings, including a private pond, throughout the year. Couples make use of the manicured grounds for romantic outdoor ceremonies before heading indoors to their spacious venue for receptions.
Facilities and Capacity
The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond features a climate-controlled (heated and cooled) indoor space offering 5,000 square feet for you and your guests to utilize; a wrap-around porch adds 1,700 square feet of space. Host your engagement party or rehearsal dinner here before the main event, if you’d like. It’s also well-known as a ceremony and reception setting that has a brick pathway leading to the pergola, where ceremonies are traditionally held. The venue can accommodate up to170 people for a reception-style event. The performance cove is generally used as the entertainment area for a DJ or band. The gas brick fireplace on the opposite end of the building really adds to the event, depending on the theme as well as the time of year.
Tables and chairs are included in the rental price. The tables and chairs have to stay inside the building or on the porch. Ceremony chairs may be rented for $2/each plus sales tax (delivered, setup, taken away). By allowing couples to choose their vendors (planners, rental companies, cake bakers, florists, bartenders, DJs, limos, officiants, and licensed caterers) the client is able to really customize the event to their specific preferences. The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond will help with your event layout, and they have an on-site commercial kitchen, which means your caterer will have the necessary equipment. Bradley's Pond will take care of setting up the tables per the diagram provided by the client. Linens are not provided.
With ample land, couples may walk around the property and will find optimum photo-op locations. The handicap-accessible facility, located northeast of the heart of Tallahassee, has spacious on-site bathrooms and parking, and it also has WiFi.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Stephanie · Getting married on 11/01/2019
Both Kathy and Mike have been incredibly helpful as I plan my wedding. Kathy typically emails back within 24 hours and Mike was very informative as he showed me the property!Sent on 02/07/2019
Sharon Kilcullen · Married on 06/29/2019
My husband and I chose The Retreat at Bradley's Pond to host our cocktail hour and wedding reception. The pond and the lawn were beautiful backdrops for photos. The cocktail hour was hosted outside with the bar and food near the pergola; typically used as the ceremony location. We had plenty of room for outdoor games on the lawn. The indoor reception space was a perfect canvas for my wedding planner to transform the room into my vision of a romantic garden.Sent on 08/10/2019
Julia · Married on 10/21/2018
The Perfect Venue
Bradley's Pond was absolutely the perfect venue to get married. There is so much natural beauty from the beautiful giant oak trees, the way the sun sets on the pond, the outdoor balcony, and even inside the venue. The staff are amazing! Kathy was incredibly flexible and so easy to work with! Even after the party Michael took the time to help us clean up, which was a nice surprise! We got so many compliments on our venue, people kept saying we really knocked it out of the park getting married here. We are so thankful to everyone at Bradley's Pond!Sent on 10/23/2018
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I love photographing weddings at The Retreat at Bradley's Pond! Their staff is friendly and helpful and the space is perfect for outdoor weddings because there is a backup plan for if it rains. The pond is always the focus point for couples when choosing the venue but as a photographer, I'm in the love with the gorgeous trees and colors around the ground that make for perfect wedding pictures. The room indoors is perfect for a simple wedding but is also perfect for elaborate designs. I've photographed both styles and love them equally inside of Bradley's. I always encourage couples to reach out to Amplify Entertainment because they are the best in town but especially in a venue like Bradley's where custom lighting can literally transform the room. I would definitely schedule a tour and consider them for your perfect wedding venue!
What a serene location to tie the knot! Bradley's has a beautiful outdoor spot for your ceremony, and their huge banquet room is the perfect blank canvas for your reception. It feels like you're a lot further out of town than you really are! Kick back and relax!
We have worked at The Retreat at Bradley's Pond for years and we love catering there!!!!