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Skylar Nix · Married on 11/14/2020
Professional, amazing, excellent
Words can not describe how amazing the staff and venue have been. Live oak went above and beyond to make our wedding day everything we dreamed of. I HIGHLY recommend! The day of coordinators were everything we needed and more! Mrs. Donna, I can not say how amazing she is!Sent on 11/09/2020
Live Oak Plantation's reply:Thank you very much, Skylar!! How sweet of you! Everyone at Live Oak couldn't have loved working with you, your mom and your grandmother any more to make your beautiful wedding dreams come true! You were so absolutely wonderful to work with, and the wedding was so gorgeous! We will miss seeing you. We wish you and Tate the very best and all the happiness in the world. Thank you, Mrs. Donna
Jacob Anderson · Married on 10/24/2020
Perfect doesn't do it justice!
One of the most important aspects of a wedding is where to have the ceremony. When my wife and I began our search it started and ended pretty quickly. We came across Live Oak and made our appointment to tour the property. As soon as we drove through the front gate we knew we wanted our wedding to be there. Then we met Donna. Donna is what made Live Oak more than a wedding and reception venue. She made the process so much easier with her expertise. From recommended vendors to timelines, she took so much of the guess work out. On the day of the wedding we were blessed with great weather which allowed for an amazing ceremony outside followed by a beautiful reception inside, one of the benefits of having our wedding at Live Oak. Anyone looking for a quality venue ran by great people that will leave you with lasting memories, Live Oak is the place for you.Sent on 11/04/2020
Sophia Chaitha · Married on 09/05/2020
Beautiful, Elegant, & Stress-Free!
Live Oak Plantation is not only a beautiful location to have your wedding, but it also takes away some of the stress of the wedding. Donna is so helpful getting you prepared for your special day, & it’s so nice that so much is included. 10/10 recommend!Sent on 06/24/2019
Live Oak Plantation's reply:Thank you very much, Sophia! We appreciate all your kind words. It's our honor and pleasure to help and to include so much for your special day. Lessening stress and helping brides create their dream wedding is our number one goal.
Lauri Parkhurst · Married on 02/29/2020
Donna and her daughter are an amazing duo and made sure that everything was perfect for our special day.Sent on 03/06/2020
Live Oak Plantation's reply:Thank you so VERY much, Lauri!!! You are so sweet! It was our great honor and pleasure to be a part of your beautiful and very special wedding. Thanks so much for placing your trust in us and in Live Oak! Donna and Laura
Tiffany Pitchford · Married on 11/22/2019
Best wedding venue!
Live Oak Plantation is the most beautiful wedding venue and has the most amazing staff. Our wedding day was better than we could have ever imagined. From the time we booked the venue, Donna (the owner) helped us plan and go through every little detail. I did not have to worry about anything the day of the wedding because I knew it was in good hands. I was able to sit back, relax, and enjoy my big day! Donna and all the staff at Live Oak genuinely care for all their brides and grooms and work their hardest to make your day exactly what you dreamed of. I highly recommend this venue to any bride.Sent on 11/21/2019
Live Oak Plantation's reply:Oh, Tiffany, thank you so very much for all your kind words. You were so sweet and wonderful to work with. We all enjoyed every minute of the planning and all the fun planning with you leading up to your beautiful wedding. We tried very hard to make it perfect in every single way. Thanks so much for being such a wonderful bride and couple! We will never forget how nice your wedding, you, and your family and friends were! Thank you! Donna, Joe, and Laura
Nutcha · Married on 11/09/2019
My dream wedding!
Thank you Donna, Laura, and all Live Oak Plantation team for making our wedding day really a dream come true! We knew we wanted to get married somewhere special and of course pretty. We didn’t want a beach or hotel room wedding from the beginning. Then I started searching wedding venues with big trees and Live Oak pops up. We took a tour with Donna who is wonderful from the beginning! After that tour we decided that we don’t want to take any other venues tour and Live Oak was the one! Laura did an amazing job decorating and answer all my questions! Nicki made sure that everything on my wedding day was running smoothly. Thank you guys again for everything!Sent on 11/23/2019
Live Oak Plantation's reply:Thank you so VERY much for all your kind words and for being such a special, sweet person and such a wonderful bride. Laura, Nicki, and I loved helping you plan and execute your wonderful wedding and being a part of such a special and beautiful time in your lives!!! What an honor for us to help you and Shawn get married. We will never forget how awesome it was. And, thanks so much for the sweet gifts! We will treasure them and remember you every time we see them. Love, Donna
Nicolette Tyler · Married on 09/28/2019
Live Oak Plantation made our big day an absolute dream, everything was pure magic!!! The amount of detail and love they put into weddings is just incredible. Donna (Owner of Live Oak Plantation) was super helpful; offering many lists of local vendors and so easy to get in touch with answering any calls, emails and all questions I had throughout the whole planning process. The on-site bridal suite was stunning and perfect for my bridal party as well as the men’s area which is so ideal for a group of men to sit back and relax before the ceremony. The whole staff was so kind and helpful making the experience a 10/10 for us!!Sent on 11/20/2019
Kari · Married on 09/30/2018
We searched far and wide for the perfect venue and I ultimately choose Live Oak Plantation sight unseen. I heard amazing things and immediately fell in love with the owners after one phone call- but still had no idea how magical this property was and how this decision would make the entire experience so smooth and FUN.Sent on 11/05/2018
Donna and her family are incredible people who exceeded our expectations in every way- they were ALWAYS available to chat, were so thoughtful/genuine, and were consistently making beautiful improvements to their property. We threw multiple curveballs their way (including parading a horse around the property) and were always supported and encouraged to make our wedding unique and memorable. I will always love and cherish Donna and LOP for making the experience so easy/carefree and know the venue is absolutely one of the main reasons our wedding exceeded everyone’s wildest dreams!
Live Oak Plantation's reply:Oh, Kari! Thank you so very much for your heartfelt review! We were so extremely honored to be a part of your gorgeous wedding. It was absolutely amazing, as are you, David and your lovely families. We will always treasure the great memories of your spectacular wedding but most of all how lucky we are to have gained you as friends! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for choosing Live Oak Plantation for your wedding!
Krista · Married on 06/16/2018
Live Oak Plantation is an absolutly amazing place to get married. They have an old vintage feeling with chandeliers in the trees. It’s breath taking. Donna and Joe are amazing!! They worked great with my venders and my wedding planner!Sent on 07/07/2018
Anne · Married on 05/19/2018
If you want a stress free wedding, Live Oak Plantation is the place. Joe, Donna, Laura and Chase are truly a blessing to us. From the moment we met, they walked us through wedding preparations every step of the way. Absolutely NO STRESS and definitely worth every penny. The venue speaks for itself and even more beautiful in person. The beautiful live oaks, pond, rustic cabin and elegant cotton house are stunning. My daughter has dreamed of her special day and it met every expectation. God topped it off with perfect weather and we are very blessed and thankful. Thanks again Live Oak we will be forever grateful.... #HappilyHubner.....Forrest and Anne Fillingim 3/17/18Sent on 03/18/2018
Jessica · Married on 11/19/2017
I cannot say enough good things about this venue. The owners, Donna and Joe, are phenomenal people with a gorgeous venue. Their ultimate goal is to make sure that you have a beautiful and stress free day. Their love for people and making others happy is eminent; it's not just a job for them. From the day we booked the venue (which was about a year from our wedding) to the minute we got married, Donna was extremely helpful, flexible, and kind.Sent on 11/26/2017
Personally, you could not find a more beautiful venue in the Pensacola area. All the amenities that they have created at this site is breathtaking. The outdoor ceremony was complemented by the lake and many oak trees in the background. The reception building, known as the Cotton House, is a stunning old-French style building created by Donna and Joe themselves. We booked at the time when the building didn't exist, and we were privileged to watch the construction process and see this building develop to what it is today. All the details of this location are meticulously thought out and executed perfectly.
If you're looking to get married in or around the Pensacola area, I highly recommend Live Oak Plantation. You will not be disappointed.
kennedy · Married on 11/18/2017
I cannot say enough good things about Live Oak Planation!! This beautiful venue and the amazing owners made my wedding a true fairy tale. From the moment we toured the venue we instantly fell in love and couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. Every single detail of this property was made perfect and fit for any brides dream wedding. During the year leading up to the wedding Mrs. Donna and her husband Joe were there every step of the way. Mrs. Donna would kindly answer all my questions and help ease my worries. I was so excited for my wedding day because I could not wait for everyone to see this elegant and timeless venue. We had many guests come up to us and rave about Live Oak. Our wedding was perfect in every way and I felt like a real life princess. I am so thankful we found Live Oak and got to work with Donna and Joe because we also made life long friends. I can’t wait to attend weddings here in the future and see other bride’s dreams come true!
Sent on 11/28/2017
Live Oak Plantation's reply:Oh, Kennedy! Thank you so very much for all your kind words! Joe, Laura, and I LOVED working with you and your precious family every step of the way to help make your dream wedding come true! I was simply gorgeous, as were you! We will never forget how special it was. Best of all, we so fortunate to have gained such wonderful, sweet friends. Thank you so very much for choosing Live Oak Plantation as the special place where you and Tyler became one.
Doug · Married on 11/04/2017
Our daughter's wedding was last night (Nov. 4, 2017) and we couldn't wait until the next morning to write this review. The owners are the warmest and most caring people and we could not have been more pleased with the service and dedication to make the affair one that we and my daughter and now husband will remember for ever. If you don't chose Live Oak Plantation for your wedding, you'd be crazy!! Everything was perfect!! Thank you so much Donna and Joe, and their daughter Laura.Sent on 11/05/2017
Doug and Sharon Druker
User5486042 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I had our wedding at Live Oak and I cannot say enough amazing things about Donna, Joe, and Laura! They are incredibly sweet and helpful and truly made our day everything we wanted and more. We had a long engagement and had booked far in advance, the amount of additions they have added are astounding. It is the most beautiful location you could possibly imagine. From the lake and the outdoor area, to the Cotton House pavilion and Bridal Suite, everything is absolutely perfect. Honestly, if you get married in Pensacola and don't get married here, you are crazy. Live Oak Plantation surpassed any vision I had for my wedding and I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful.Sent on 11/12/2017
Liana · Married on 11/03/2017
My husband and I had our wedding here on November 3rd and it was PERFECT! Donna, Joe and Laura are the sweetest people ever and will work hard to make your wedding vision come to life. Live Oak Plantation is the perfect wedding venue for anyone who wants more than a beach or barn wedding. It’s simply gorgeous! I can’t say enough nice things about the venue or the family.Sent on 11/06/2017
Live Oak Plantation's reply:How sweet of you! We truly appreciate your kind words! We couldn’t have been more honored to host your beautiful wedding at Live Oak Plantation! It’s waa so special!! You and your families were such a joy! So very happy we all become friends.
Alyssa · Married on 10/28/2017
The pictures and video from my wedding speak for themselves. This venue was so perfect for my husband and I; it doesn’t get more gorgeous in my opinion. Everything about it fit! Perfect for ANY wedding, specifically rustic-elegance weddings. Donna (venue owner) is always looking to make this place better…I don’t know how she does it…but every time we visited there was something new and exciting about the place! Great spot for an outdoor wedding or event (the 300 year old oak trees are everything!); they also have a beautiful indoor option in case of rain. Donna also went above and beyond each time I visited from Houston; she was always willing to work with me on getting out to the venue for whatever I needed and made sure all the details were worked out (which are a lot!) before the wedding day. I felt like a princess that day, and a lot of it was thanks to this amazing venue and team. YOU WILL NOT REGRET THIS VENUE.Sent on 01/13/2018
Michele · Married on 07/03/2017
DREAM WEDDING CAME TRUE: What is there not to LOVE about Live Oak Plantation? Between the beautiful venue and the amazing owners, I couldn't have asked for a better place to get married. Although my wedding party was small, this venue gave my wedding a GRAND appeal. Joe, Donna and Laura went up and beyond to make sure my wedding day was a fairytale. They even provided princes music from a Disney Collection! No matter the size of your wedding, Live Oak Plantation is the perfect fit. Plus, the owners have wonderful knowledge of local vendors, which made my planning so much easier and enlightening. They have a wonderful reputation among the wedding industry and everyone gets excite to work with them! Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend Live Oak Plantation to anyone getting married.Sent on 11/28/2017
Marissa · Married on 06/10/2017
Truly the best day ever, it was beyond magical. We began the wedding planning process in late December with Donna and Joe. My entire family and I arrived for a informational tour and Donna whisked us around on the golf carts showing us the canopy forest, the beautiful pond, and where the future Cotton House would be built (we had no idea at the time how truly gorgeous it was going to be). We were wowed with the venue in December. We decided to book the venue for a June 10th wedding!Sent on 06/25/2017
Donna made the wedding planning process seamless. She created a day of itinerary with us in January and it was so helpful when planning for the wedding day! She was beyond organized and was able to help us with any questions we had. Being a teacher and Donna a retired school teacher her wedding plans were detail oriented and reminded me of my sub lesson plans! We even hand drew out how the cotton house should look on my big day!
I could not have envisioned a more perfect day. We were welcomed and greeted by Donna, her husband Joe, her daughter Laura and her son Chase. The bridesmaids and myself were presented with a gorgeous and tasty champagne brunch. We were so impressed with the set-up and how wonderful the food tasted. The makeup and hair stylists arrived shortly after and set-up upstairs. We enjoyed getting ready and spending the day in Donna's beautiful plantation home that she so graciously opened and shared with us.
Five thirty struck and it was time! The groom and I arrived separately via helicopter that was kept a secret to our guests. Donna and Joe helped arrange this for us and have an amazing company that they work with! Joe was kind enough to help me, my dress and veil get safely out of the helicopter. The long beautiful brick pathway that lead to the ceremony site was breathtaking. All in all truly a perfect, memorable day. Guests have commented it was the most beautiful wedding they had attended!
marina · Married on 06/10/2017
My daughter was married at Live Oak Plantation on June 10, 2017. I cannot begin to express how pleased we were with this venue! First and foremost is the venue. Acres and acres of beautiful oak trees, green lawn and a duck pond. The pond has real ducks and a water fountain in it. Beautiful stained glass windows hang from the oak trees and at night there are strung lights everywhere that light up the trees and grounds. It is gorgeous! The bridal path is a long, curvy brick path and the sight of all the bridesmaids and groomsmen walking your way on the path is heavenly. When the bride arrives, the venue has 2 large white doors that are placed strategically so that the doors open wide and the lovely bride steps thru and the large wedding bell is rung and the music starts. Fantastic is all I can say!! The reception was held in their open air pavilion. The pavilion is new, all brick with large open window areas. Uplighting was used on the brick walls to highlight them. The white draping at the ceiling and strung lights were beautiful at night all lit up. There was plenty of space for our guests and dancing. The bar and catering had ample room to set up and was easy access to the reception area. Donna and her team were exceptional! From beginning to end, Donna, was there to assist us in the planning. Donna's team set up the tables and all the other venue related items such as the cocktail tables and table cloths, flower arrangements, whiskey barrels and tables for the food etc. Her team also helped to clean up the venue at the end. Family gathers all of their stuff with the help of her team when wedding is over. Donna's team helped to gather the china and flowers etc for the vendors also when it was over. Donna even helped to negotiate a better price for us when we used the helicopter for the grand entrance of the bride and groom. Donna and her team went above and beyond to make my daughters wedding dream come true. This is a premiere wedding venue!Sent on 06/25/2017
User6981406 · 2+ years ago
Being the maid of honor for my best friend's wedding, I was heavily involved with planning and organizing. Donna (the venue's owner and manager) was MAJOR help in this from the get-go. She gave us great recommendations for the caterer, DJ, bartending service, etc. that fit perfectly into the wedding's budget without charging us for any advice/hours of their time. Also, it's a family run venue; which wasn't something we found at all in our search for a venue...they truly cared about the bride and groom and went to extreme measures to make sure everything was perfect and exactly the way the bride and groom imagined. This venue may be brand new but it's the best in town, hands down. So happy to say I am officially booked with Live Oak for my wedding next!Sent on 07/18/2016
User6770290 · 2+ years ago
As soon as my fiancé and I saw this venue we had to have it! Donna and Joe just make it even better because they are such genuine people who make you feel like they truely care and want your wedding to be fabulous! I can't say enough about them and their venue. We are getting married on 5/4/17 and we couldn't be more excited. They have it set up to where the natural background requires minimal decoration.Sent on 07/31/2016
We searched several other options; however, nothing compared to Lives Oaks :)
Live Oak Plantation's reply:Thank you so much, Amanda! Joe and I couldn't be more happy or excited to be hosting your lovely wedding at Live Oak Plantation. You and Randy are such sweet people. Your idea for a vintage wedding is going to be phenomenal set within all the ancient oak trees! Can't wait! We are going to do everything in our power to make it everything you have ever dreamed of, and more.
Haley · Married on 02/18/2017
This is the most stunning venue in the Pensacola area. There are so many things included in the price of renting the venue. Donna goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything exactly like you want it on your special day.Sent on 03/08/2017
Pam · Married on 02/18/2017
Absolutely stunning venue! It is the perfect setting for a wedding. Donna went above and beyond to make sure every aspect of our daughter's wedding was perfect. The bridesmaid's brunch was amazing and the groom men's luncheon was awesome! This wedding venue is beautiful during the day and becomes magical at night with all the chandeliers and accent lighting. Joe and Donna continue to improve this already gorgeous venue.Sent on 03/09/2017
Meghan · Married on 10/22/2016
I had the most amazing time working with Joe and Donna! I got my dream wedding and I couldn't be happier. I HIGHLY recommend using Live Oak as your venue. You won't be dissappointed. Not only is Donna flexible, quick to respond, and willing to do what makes you happy; she's knowledgable! This lovely lady knows what to do to make your wedding day perfect.Sent on 10/28/2016
Michelle · Married on 09/24/2016
Forget the fact that Live Oak Plantation is just about the most beautiful spot on earth to hold a wedding, the owners are the most precious people to work with! They couldn't have bent over backwards any more than they did. My daughter's wedding was truly a very peaceful and harmonious experience. Just proves that wedding dreams can surely come true!Sent on 06/01/2018