5eleven Palafox

The engagement party invites are sent, the champagne is being poured and you are ready for the classic black tie wedding. You want your wedding to be in the center of downtown Pensacola. Look no further than 5eleven for the one stop shop in the arena of Pensacola venues. With a lush garden courtyard on one side of the venue, a massive lawn for additional seating on the other side, and a historically industrial interior, you are guaranteed the best of both worlds with indoor/outdoor entertaining space. 

"5eleven is a historic building located in the heart of Downtown Pensacola. The original building was built in 1896 and rented to numerous businesses until the 1950s. One of the most significant tenants in the early 1900s was Samuel Charles, one of Pensacola's most prominent black businessmen, whose shoe repair shop became Pensacola's largest shoe repair and sales store at that time. In the 1920s the building was occupied by Birgar Testman's ship chandlery. Since the early 1950s the building was owned by Trader Jon's, a favorite haunt of U.S. Navy and other military personnel. The tavern has gained international acclaim for its unusual and extensive display of military memorabilia which surrounds the clientele.

In 2007, 5eleven was established as a wedding and event venue and began a new legacy in this historic piece of architecture. The reputation of 5eleven has continued to grow with many awards in local wedding categories, and named a top venue in Florida by The Knot"

-Gracey, Event Coordinator


The starting investment for this venue is $4,000. This fee will include the indoor and outdoor space. A spacious suite for getting ready, rehearsals coverages, and banquet tables and chairs are available as well.

Why do you host events?

5eleven Palafox is apart of Studer Family of Companies, our mission is to improve the quality of life in Pensacola, and our vision is to make Pensacola the greatest city to live in! Here at 5eleven we strive to live our mission and vision by creating everlasting memories for all of our clients!

About the owners

Quint & Rishy Studer purchased 5eleven Palafox in 2017. Rishy Studer has a passion for all things wedding-related and loves to see the beautiful memories that are created in our space. During their time of ownership, the Studers have introduced our new Bridal Suite for clients to enjoy for many different purposes.

Venue Details

With an almost  combined 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space, this venue is capable of hosting a capacity of 150 people indoors and up to 200 guests in their outdoor spaces.

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