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The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood

Tallahassee, FL View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
65 reviews
Up to 250 guests

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Up to 250 guests

Rich in history and originally built in 1865 the Ball House at SouthWood has been restored to resemble its original and elegant historical appearance. Nestled among acres of rolling hills, majestic oaks, and native flowering trees, the charming manor provides a breathtaking backdrop for any event of any type. Specializing in weddings, corporate parties, holiday gatherings, business luncheons/meetings, retreats, and private dinners.

Five quaint cottages tucked away amongst the serene and majestic oaks behind the Ball House are the perfect setting for a peaceful getaway, romantic weekend, or accommodations for your guests. A variety of amenities and packages are available to fit your needs. Stay and Play packages and event pricing available upon request.

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?

$2,500

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?

$3,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

February
March
April
May
June
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
July
August
September
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Kimberly A. Married on 12/14/2019
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    Great location and venue coordinator!

    The Ball House and Cottages were so great to work with. After losing our first venue due to the county shutting them down, we were able to secure this beautiful location. If only we had known about this place before, it would have saved us from so much stress. Tim was very responsive, flexible and provided great service. He went over and above to ensure my daughter鈥檚 wedding was perfect. This place was perfect for our wedding of 230 guest. We used all 5 cottages and the 4 bedrooms upstairs for the wedding party. This made it so easy to stay onsite for the entire weekend. Received so many compliments on the venue and how beautiful the wedding was! Thank you Tim! This is the perfect place for a classic southern wedding with all the amenities.
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    Monica Married on 10/19/2019
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    Great to work with!

    Kathy has been so sweet to work with! We love the look of the Ball House and can鈥檛 wait to have our wedding there!

    The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood's reply:

    Hi Monica,

    Thank you so much for your sweet words. We can't wait to have your wedding with us and look forward to working with you!
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    Suzanne Married on 05/13/2017
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    I couldn't be happier with how my daughter's wedding turned out at the Southwood House! It.was.stunning. We utilized the front lawn under the arch of an oak tree for the ceremony, the front porch and inside the house for the cocktail hour and the back yard for the dinner and dancing, and it was absolutely perfect! I did end up having to tent the back due to possible rain (and it poured four separate times before the wedding), but everyone thought the tent (from InTents Event) added to venue and it allowed us to decorate before the ceremony regardless of weather conditions. The weather was perfect for the entire event, and we couldn't be happier with the way the wedding turned out. The house is very accommodating for large crowds and truly gives a Southern hospitality feel. It comes with the most gorgeous furniture that you are allowed to use in the inside of the house. We also used the cottages for the bridal party, which was perfect, and the day of the wedding we utilized the entire upstairs for breakfast, lunch and a pre-wedding toast. It was beautiful! Jessica was great as well! She was extremely responsive to emails -- even during her maternity leave -- and was very knowledgeable of the entire venue and how to run an event well at this venue. We had guests from all over, and they said it was magical. I agree. Love.this.place.
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

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Deals

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10% Off Venue Fee for SouthWood Residents!

Professional Network & Endorsements

15 Endorsements
A Beautiful Wedding in Florida A Beautiful Wedding in Florida Wedding Officiants

The SouthWood House & Cottages is a beautiful place for a Tallahassee wedding. It's perfect for large and small, inside or outside, ceremonies. The SouthWood staff are always wonderful to work with. I love officiating ceremonies at The SouthWood House.

Red Fly Studio Red Fly Studio Wedding Photographers

I love the Southwood House for weddings. Not only are the cottages quaint and the perfect place for the wedding party to crash, but I love that everything is close- no traveling to do. The ceremony is usually in front of the house and the reception is usually in the back . Their communication is great, too! The grounds are beautiful , and there are tons of places for photos.

In Tents Events In Tents Events Wedding Rentals

The SouthWood House & Cottages is a lovely venue that perfectly depicts the natural beauty of Tallahassee. Huge canopy oak trees and wide open plush green lawns create a gorgeous canvas for an outdoor wedding or event. The SouthWood House & Cottages are filled with charm & warmth. The staff is extraordinary and wonderful to work with. We have been providing rentals for SouthWood since they broke ground and cherish the great relationship we share.

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3255 Hemingway Boulevard Tallahassee, FL, 32311
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The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood?

The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood for wedding events?

The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood offer?

The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood offer for wedding events?

The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms

What furniture and decorations does The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood have available for wedding events?

The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood offer?

The Ball House and Cottages at SouthWood currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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