Southwood House and Cottages | Wedding Venue Interview
Southwood House & Cottages
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Southwood House & Cottages
How did Southwood House & Cottages get started? Please share some of its history!
What is one interesting fact about Southwood House & Cottages?
At the Southwood House, you can get married in the front yard under a moss covered Oak tree or you can use the front of the house as your backdrop.
How many guests can you accommodate for an outdoor wedding?
The Southwood House can easily accommodate up to 250 guests.
What makes Southwood House & Cottages unique?
We are the ONLY venue in Tallahassee that lets you go inside the plantation home. Typically this space is used for the bride & bridesmaids to get ready and cocktail hour.
Do you have alternative spaces for rain on a wedding day?
How far out should a bride pay a deposit to secure your venue for her wedding day? We’d love to hear about some of the special features included in your packages!
After the ceremony in the front yard and cocktail hour inside the house, the reception is in the backyard! There are some string lights hung across the big trees to make your reception under the mossy canopy that much more magical.
How do you help couples customize their wedding?
What do you do to help accommodate couples that are having a destination wedding at your venue?
A few shots from the adorable cottages behind the main house:
If a couple was selecting their date for their destination wedding at Southwood House & Cottages what would you tell them about the seasons in your area?
FSU football season! Stay away from home games weekend. Hotel prices for out of town guests are through the roof.
Tell me about your favorite wedding last season.
It is so hard to pick a favorite! So how about I tell you about our last wedding. Every detail did not go unnoticed. The ceremony backdrop was the front of the Southwood House where a beautiful wreath by Missy Gunnel’s Florals was hanging. The bride rode on the back of a beautiful red vintage car drove by her father. The couple said their vows lead by the bride’s grandfather on the front porch of the Southwood House. Afterward, the guests retreated inside the Southwood House for passed appetizers. On the reception tables were navy blue linens with a beautiful arrangement of white flowers centerpieces mixed with wreaths of flowers with a lantern and tons and tons of candles. A beautiful chandelier hung above the four-tiered cake provided by The Cake Shop. The delicious meal of Citrus Rum Chicken or Sirloin Steak was prepared by our head Chef Michael from Southwood. The favors were milk and Chick-Fil-A cookies. And the exit… SPARKLERS! The driveway was lined with luminaries for when guests departed at night.
Clearly, I am a huge fan of the portrait locations available! What a dreamy place to get married!
If you are looking for a gorgeous wedding venue in Tallahassee, Florida or if you are looking for some southern charm for your destination wedding, head on over to Southwood House & Cottages website!