63 Reviews
10-250
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

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About The SouthWood House & Cottages

Rich in history and originally built in 1865 the SouthWood House is nestled among acres of rolling hills, majestic oaks, and native flowering trees and plants.  The charming manor is now a venue that is a great backdrop to any special event.  Specializing in weddings, corporate parties, holiday gatherings, business luncheons/meetings, retreats, and private dinners.

Located behind the SouthWood House are the SouthWood Cottages,  5 quaint cottages that provide the perfect setting for overnight accommodations for out of town wedding guests, the bride and groom, family, friends, or even the bridal party.

For more information please check out our facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-SouthWood-House-Cottages/106312419432820 .

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Tallahassee

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63 Reviews for The SouthWood House & Cottages

4.9
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4.0

First of all the venue is gorgeous, everything that I could have wanted. When I first booked with Southwood October 2016, Jessica Worden was the wedding coordinator and she was amazing. Then in May 2017, things started getting a little frustrating. My fiance and I met with Jessica during a menu tasting, she mentioned in the conversation that she was "so sorry that she would not be there on my wedding"!! I asked her what she meant, and she said that she forgot to tell me that she would be leaving in August and nobody would be replacing her as the wedding coordinator/day of planner. So that was very frustrating. After I found a new day of coordinator (Kim Dyke with Taylor'd Southern Events), I found out on the news that the Southwood Clubhouse/Golf Course was up for sale. I was not notified by the staff there to see how/if it would affect my wedding. I had to reach out to them.
I was told that the Food&Beverage manager along with the Pro Shop manager would be taking over the wedding operations, so I began working with them and planning out our layout/menu/etc. My future mother in law was working with him as well to coordinate the rehearsal dinner. This was in August. I had no reason to contact them until two weeks before the wedding (which is where we are currently at) and give them my menu and headcount. Well come to find out BOTH of the managers no longer work there. Again, I wasn't notified. So I am currently scrambling trying to reach out to the new Food and Beverage Manager and see if they will honor what I was promised by the previous managers. At this point I am super frustrated and honestly, if I could get my money back and it wasn't so close to the wedding I would probably cancel and go elsewhere. It really is a shame because the venue is a really good value and they take care of everything. I would just use caution if you consider Southwood. Who know, with the sale they may not even coordinate weddings it will only be a venue site.

Profile Picture Briana, 10/7/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
5.0

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.

Profile Picture Suzanne, 5/13/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Wedding Planning
Services Used: Parking, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Accommodations, Event Planning, Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine, Barware
5.0

This venue is absolutely gorgeous!! My wedding day was perfect. Jessica was amazing, everything ran so smoothly because of her!

Profile Picture Tanisha, 3/10/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location

The SouthWood House & Cottages Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2,900.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,800.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2,900.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,500.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Parking
Rehearsal Dinner Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $100.00
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Prices Include:
China
Clean Up
Glassware
Linens
Server(s)
Set Up
Tables/Chairs
Tastings
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Per Person:
Starting from $8.00

The SouthWood House & Cottages FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
250
Guest Minimum
10
Event Spaces
5
Type
Mansion
Style
Classic, Rustic/Country, Vintage
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
250
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
10
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Elopements
Exclusive Venue Use
Private Room
Private Section
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Bridal Suite
Event Planning
All Inclusive Packages
Cake
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Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
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Japanese
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Gluten Free
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Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
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50% off The Southwood Golf Club Venue Fee

$900.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
Book the Southwood House for your wedding venue and get 50% off the venue fee for the Southwood Golf Club if you book your rehersal dinner through us!
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Sun-Thurs Discounts

$2,900.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
RECIEVE 30 % DISCOUNT ON SOUTHWOOD HOUSE OR SOUTHWOOD GOLF CLUB VENUE FEE FOR SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY BOOKINGS
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Professional Network & Endorsements

15 ENDORSEMENTS
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.

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.

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.

The Southwood House is one of Tallahassee's premier wedding venues. Surrounded by a beautiful golf course and sweeping Oak trees, it is the perfect venue for a Southern wedding. I highly recommend the Southwood House, not only for its beauty, but also for the service you will receive. If you are getting married in Tallahassee, you should definitely consider the Southwood House!

SOUTHWOOD HOUSE IS SIMPLY AMAZING GROUNDS THE STAFF ARE THERE TO HELP ALL THE TIME , GREAT PLACE FOR YOUR WEDDING , ENJOYABLE

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3255 Hemingway Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32311   See On Map
850-942-4653 (phone)