Have you been to Palafox Wharf? Well, if not, imagine yourself stepping into the Venue and finding a large dining area with 20’ ceilings and warm wood along with exposed brick. You see a large built in shiny wood Dance Floor (from 1880) which is usually covered overhead with one of the Venue’s offered decorations of romantic Market Café Lights.
Palafox Wharf offers you the most sought after creative vendors. You will love to have the DJ set up his station theater style on the landing above the Dance Floor theater style. Also, your photographer can take amazing photos of you and your reception from the landing. You will see that that the tables have Chiavari chairs around them, the most favored reception chair. The Venue usually places a set-up for 120 guests inside.
If you have over 120 and you would like a seat for each guest, there are different options. One is to place additional tables on the Dance Floor which are removed after Dinner and have more seating (up to 65) on our large Deck.
We have from 30 guests up to 200 guests at the Wharf.
You see super large skylights in the ceiling bringing immense light into the Venue. You will also find a Rolling Cake table and the 40’ built-in Cocktail Bar made of reclaimed wood from historic American Liberty Ships. Stepping into the restrooms, you find they are well appointed with colors of the sea with touches of copper and bronze, a sparkly counter with gold flecks, and eye catching hand-painted sinks.
You will see a whimsical looking post in the cocktail area that is part of a mast from one of the ships of the original owner of this historical Venue – way back in 1880. You walk outside to the extra-large Deck and see a beautiful marina filled with yachts and a large Pier on clear, blue water sparkling like diamonds. The Venue is nestled in a highly desirable area of historic South Palafox street directly on the water. The glorious sunsets and views are breathtaking.
As you walk out to the large Deck, you also see steps leading down to The Green with a beautiful plush golf course grass. It is lush and feels like a thick carpet. You see that The Green is a huge space where your Wedding Ceremony can be held. Imagine a glorious sunset Wedding Ceremony facing the great view of the historic harbor. Or, imagine an outside room to relax with your guests and enjoy Cocktail Hour with lawn games. Or, imagine dining under the stars and then enjoying dancing with your guests to one of the top bands in the Southeast!
If you choose a Saturday when the Wahoo’s are playing at their Pensacola home, they shoot up Fireworks. The perfect place to be is on the Venue’s Deck to enjoy these Fireworks along with your guests and the Food Caterer serving a late night snack. This is a huge hit with your guests!
Couples, Planners, and Photographers rave that Palafox Wharf Waterfront is the perfect venue for their Wedding Ceremony, Reception or Event! A number of professional photographers have been married at Palafox Wharf as they appreciate all the fantastic photography that can be achieved. Many couples and guests like to leave from Venue’s pier by boat. Not many can say their Grand Exit was by boat with their guests waving good-bye!
The venue packages that Couples and planners want are priced according to the day of the week which includes pre-event cleaning, the Venue’s tables, table planning, table layout, unlimited emails, unlimited calls, and unlimited texts.
After you book with us, you will receive your Wedding Planning Portal helping you with personally chosen hand picked vetted sought after Wedding and Event creative partners and tips. Couples and planners really, really appreciate this information as their schedules are SO full and they just don’t have all the time that is required to do the necessary leg work to find out who would be great for their Wedding or Event. Some Couples say that they don’t know what to do and they don’t have time to figure it out. Some are confused and overwhelmed wanting a little guidance and be pointed in the right direction.
Palafox Wharf also offers Full Planning, Partial Planning, and Wedding Management which are paid services so you will enjoy a stress free, fun Wedding Day.
The Venue’s inventory of tables come with your package and are used inside the Venue and on the Deck. Couples feel that the Venue is architecturally pleasing and therefore do not feel it needs much decorating. On the interior optional chairs, the Venue places a thick, white cushion (another option in our packages). In addition, your table layout is customized for you by the Venue. Then, on your Wedding or Event Day, the Venue’s team sets out its furniture inside the Venue and on the Deck. This is a lot of work and you and your family certainly do not want to be doing this job on Wedding Day. You would rather be with your family and friends getting ready and enjoying those last few moments before the Ceremony and celebration at your Reception!
Also, if you want me to send over our list of 15 Food Caterers and Cocktail Caterer, Richey’s East, just ask!
I am EXCITED to chat more with you about your Wedding or Event Day!
Sandy Lunger McDavid