Many couples opt for a unique location to exchange their wedding vows when it comes time for the big day. Northwest Florida’s beaches are always a favorite, however, an increasingly popular choice is to celebrate with a bit of country flair. Fortunately for us, there are great options available in the Walton and Washington counties.
Whether you decide to select a green pasture, or spend your time with a few equestrian friends, the country setting will surely offer a great opportunity to pass a good time. Here is a list of three great choices for hosting your outdoor wedding, party, or family reunion:
Arnett’s Gulfside Trail Rides, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Located on a 20-acre horse ranch close to Scenic Hwy. 30A, Arnett’s Gulfside Trail Rides offers multiple choices for a country-themed event.
Gulfside offers a large pavilion that accommodates up to 150 people. The air-conditioned space offers a catering preparation area and additional amenities such as trail rides, carriage rides, and activities for children.
Contact Michele Hyde at (850) 208-3114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and pricing. Go to their website for more information. Address is 613 County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32549.
Southern Lea Farm, Chipley, Florida
Southern Lea Farm is located just north of Vernon on Bonnett Pond Road in Chipley. The sprawling 42-acre farm is gently set in a landscape of green rolling hills. The barn setting offers 3,600 square ft. of interior, along with a 1,600 sq. ft. outdoor dance area.
Your host Christa Munson will accommodate most any request to customize your event. The accommodations offer an air-conditioned bridal suite for the wedding party preparations. The venue offers three bathrooms as well inside the barn area.
The Southern Lea outdoor setting also offers nestled garden areas along with a stocked pond for family-oriented fun.
Live Oak Plantation, Vernon, Florida
Located on 120 acres, Live Oak Plantation offers a large outdoor area. A driveway lined with giant oaks, and a beautiful green pasture, the setting is true county style. The facility offers a climate-controlled area with seating for up to 90 people with 1,900 sq. ft. Live Oak also boasts bridal and groom changing rooms along with a full kitchen on site and restrooms.