LIVE OAK PLANTATION
"Live Oak is an elegant venue. The indoor space is equipped with soaring ceilings and gorgeous views can go from ultra-sophisticated to rustic while accommodating up to 180-seated guests. The Cotton House has a large covered Veranda Bar that overlooks the lake with space for a full buffet, beverage station and bar. We also provide a luxurious bridal suite with wet bar, make-up stations for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready during the day. For the groom and groomsmen, we have a spacious and handsomely appointed wood-paneled Men’s Loft equipped with a full-sized granite bar, comfortable leather furniture, multiple televisions, and two separate large adjoining decks. Due to the detailed planning we do with every family, our professional staff, and our flexibly designed facilities, no matter the weather, beautiful weddings and receptions always go on as scheduled at Live Oak Plantation!
Our well-known attention to detail, professional staff, and elegant facilities coupled with a serene natural setting with centuries-old Live Oaks set against the backdrop of an idyllic lake provide an unbeatable combination that is unmatched anywhere in the region. Through our detailed planning process, we get to know our clients like family. This unparalleled level of attention allows our staff to truly take the stress out of weddings. We pride ourselves in creating a high level of mutual understanding and trust so that our clients are able to enjoy themselves knowing that the once-in-a-lifetime event that they’ve envisioned will be carried out exactly as planned.
Live Oak was originally owned by a lumber baron in the early days of Pensacola. Even though he logged and shipped thousands of trees to ports around the world, the centuries old Live Oaks on the property were spared and thus the name."
-Donna, Live Oak Owner
The starting investment for this venue is $7,900. This fee will include access to The Cotton House, The bridal suite, groom's lakeside cabin, outdoor spaces, and the outdoor patios and bars.
Why do you host events?
"Weddings are such special events that are shared by families and friends. We love being able to share Live Oak with our couples for them to be able to have this most important life event with those who matter the most to them in a beautiful, meaningful setting."
-Donna, Venue Owner
About the owners
Both Joe and Donna are members of the Florida Rental Association; USM Foundation; Farm-to-City Needy Feeding Program Volunteers; Friends of the Saenger; Pensacola Propeller Club; numerous Pecan Growers Associations; Friends of Satori Foundation; and Pensacola Yacht Club. Both are lifetime members of the American Rental Association and University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association since 1979.
This 5,000 square foot venue is capable of hosting a capacity of 180 people indoors and additional outdoor spaces allow for more guests