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The SouthWood House & Cottages

Tallahassee , FL

LOCATION

3255 Hemingway Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32311 US (map)

PHONE

850-942-4653

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Rich in history and originally built in 1865 the SouthWood House is nestled among acres of rolling hills, majestic oaks, and native flowering trees and plants. The charming manor is now... Read more
Rich in history and originally built in 1865 the SouthWood House is nestled among acres of rolling hills, majestic oaks, and native flowering trees and plants. The charming manor is now a venue that is a great backdrop to any special event. Specializing in weddings, corporate parties, holiday gatherings, business luncheons/meetings, retreats, and private dinners.

Located behind the SouthWood House are the SouthWood Cottages, 5 quaint cottages that provide the perfect setting for overnight accommodations for out of town wedding guests, the bride and groom, family, friends, or even the bridal party.

For more information please check out our facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-SouthWood-House-Cottages/106312419432820 . Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Caribbean, Italian, Mexican, Southern
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section, Public Seating
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
From the moment I laid eyes on this place I knew I wanted it to be the place for my wedding.
From the moment I laid eyes on this place I knew I wanted it to be the place for my wedding.
From the moment I laid eyes on this place I knew I wanted it to be the place for my wedding. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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TL
Wedding:
4/17/2016
5.0/5.0
We held our ceremony in the Plantation House. We could not have been more please with everything. Jessica was extremely flexible and professional. We enjoyed working with her throughout the experience. On the day of the wedding, she was on hand and was no phased when we made the decision (at the last minute almost) to move the ceremony outside. Her experience paid off significantly for us. Also, our bartender, Kyle, was extremely professional and courteous. We had a specialized cocktail for the reception. He learned it quickly and make it to perfection every time.

We also spent the wedding night in a cottage. That was the perfect setting for beginning our married life together.

Kudos to Southwood!!!
We held our ceremony in the Plantation House. We could not have been more please with everything. Jessica was extremely Read more...
We held our ceremony in the Plantation House. We could not have been more please with everything. Jessica was extremely flexible and professional. We enjoyed working with her throughout the experience. On the day of the wedding, she was on hand and was no phased when we made the decision (at the last minute almost) to move the ceremony outside. Her experience paid off significantly for us. Also, our bartender, Kyle, was extremely professional and courteous. We had a specialized cocktail for the reception. He learned it quickly and make it to perfection every time.

We also spent the wedding night in a cottage. That was the perfect setting for beginning our married life together.

Kudos to Southwood!!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
The SouthWood House and Cottages was the PERFECT venue for our ceremony and reception! Many of our guests referred to our wedding as "A Real Fairytale Wedding", and SouthWood definitely gave it that feel - a fairytale with southern charm. Jessica Worden was amazing to work with and put everyone at ease. I was unusually calm for a bride on her wedding day, but that was because I felt as though Jessica would take care of anything that came up, and she did! I would absolutely recommend SouthWood to other brides, and already have! Thank you, SouthWood, for giving us the wedding of our dreams!
The SouthWood House and Cottages was the PERFECT venue for our ceremony and reception! Many of our guests referred to our Read more...
The SouthWood House and Cottages was the PERFECT venue for our ceremony and reception! Many of our guests referred to our wedding as "A Real Fairytale Wedding", and SouthWood definitely gave it that feel - a fairytale with southern charm. Jessica Worden was amazing to work with and put everyone at ease. I was unusually calm for a bride on her wedding day, but that was because I felt as though Jessica would take care of anything that came up, and she did! I would absolutely recommend SouthWood to other brides, and already have! Thank you, SouthWood, for giving us the wedding of our dreams! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
3/12/2016
5.0/5.0
When looking for our ceremony and reception location, Southwood was out of our budget but my now husband wanted to look anyways. We instantly fell in love and knew we had to make it work, it is the definition of a classic southern wedding location! But what really sold us, was Jessica. Many other locations were extremely strict about what you could do and all Jessica asked was you let her know before you did it. Jessica was also our day of coordinator and if you don't have a wedding planner, get a day of coordinator!!!!!! She blew our entire family away by how EXTREMELY helpful and absolutely AMAZING she is!!! She did everything we needed, wanted, and didn't even know we needed or wanted. She packed everything up for us and put the most important items in our cottage after the wedding, she put everything else inside the house so we could get it all out the day after, she dealt with all of the vendors and was my saving grace. It's impossible to express in words everything Jessica did for us on our wedding day, all I can say was she made our day the best day of our lives!
When looking for our ceremony and reception location, Southwood was out of our budget but my now husband wanted to look Read more...
When looking for our ceremony and reception location, Southwood was out of our budget but my now husband wanted to look anyways. We instantly fell in love and knew we had to make it work, it is the definition of a classic southern wedding location! But what really sold us, was Jessica. Many other locations were extremely strict about what you could do and all Jessica asked was you let her know before you did it. Jessica was also our day of coordinator and if you don't have a wedding planner, get a day of coordinator!!!!!! She blew our entire family away by how EXTREMELY helpful and absolutely AMAZING she is!!! She did everything we needed, wanted, and didn't even know we needed or wanted. She packed everything up for us and put the most important items in our cottage after the wedding, she put everything else inside the house so we could get it all out the day after, she dealt with all of the vendors and was my saving grace. It's impossible to express in words everything Jessica did for us on our wedding day, all I can say was she made our day the best day of our lives! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Southwood House is the absolutely perfect place for any wedding. We booked this venue a year in advance and made all the necessary decisions quickly there after. The Southwood team was able to accommodate all our arrangements. Jessica is the top wedding planner in Tallahassee and I HIGHLY recommend utilizing her services. She and her team flawlessly put our wedding together; I didn't lift one finger on my wedding day and it turned out more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I told Jessica I wanted the event to portray "elegance" and she went above and beyond to achieve this look. Jessica coordinated all the vendors so I was never bothered with any decision making.
The team and staff at Southwood are a pleasure to work with and bring a huge smile to your face. The chef came out after dinner was served and everyone in the room stood to applause his amazing meal. I thought it was such a cute idea to have the chef come out and wave to our guests.
Southwood goes above and beyond the call of a wedding venue to make your event over the top and easy. If you are debating between locations, choose Southwood, you will not be disappointed.
The Southwood House is the absolutely perfect place for any wedding. We booked this venue a year in advance and made all Read more...
The Southwood House is the absolutely perfect place for any wedding. We booked this venue a year in advance and made all the necessary decisions quickly there after. The Southwood team was able to accommodate all our arrangements. Jessica is the top wedding planner in Tallahassee and I HIGHLY recommend utilizing her services. She and her team flawlessly put our wedding together; I didn't lift one finger on my wedding day and it turned out more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I told Jessica I wanted the event to portray "elegance" and she went above and beyond to achieve this look. Jessica coordinated all the vendors so I was never bothered with any decision making.
The team and staff at Southwood are a pleasure to work with and bring a huge smile to your face. The chef came out after dinner was served and everyone in the room stood to applause his amazing meal. I thought it was such a cute idea to have the chef come out and wave to our guests.
Southwood goes above and beyond the call of a wedding venue to make your event over the top and easy. If you are debating between locations, choose Southwood, you will not be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
2/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Wish I could give more than 5 stars! Beautiful venue, reasonable catering, and Jessica the event coordinator is friendly, helpful, responsive, and creative! I thought this was venue was well out of my price range, but they will work with you and the venue definitely is worth the cost. If you plan on the off season or on a non-conventional day they also offer discounts. Once I saw this venue I knew it was where I wanted to have my wedding, it is perfect! Edit: Post wedding and I am more than thrilled we chose the Southwood House for our big day! It was just perfect, the staff, the venue, everything.
Wish I could give more than 5 stars! Beautiful venue, reasonable catering, and Jessica the event coordinator is friendly, Read more...
Wish I could give more than 5 stars! Beautiful venue, reasonable catering, and Jessica the event coordinator is friendly, helpful, responsive, and creative! I thought this was venue was well out of my price range, but they will work with you and the venue definitely is worth the cost. If you plan on the off season or on a non-conventional day they also offer discounts. Once I saw this venue I knew it was where I wanted to have my wedding, it is perfect! Edit: Post wedding and I am more than thrilled we chose the Southwood House for our big day! It was just perfect, the staff, the venue, everything. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Oh where do I even begin....the Southwood House is simply elegant and is exactly what I was looking for. I love how we were able to utilize the house in which most places it was just for looks! I was able to have both my ceremony and reception in one location and I was able to rent the cottages that were right behind for people with children and our grandparents which allowed them to spend more time with us that evening! The staff that assisted (chair relocation and bartenders) did an amazing job as well! They were quick and professional! Now for Jessica....I think she was the second most talked about person ... heck maybe even most...that evening. We hired her for the wedding coordination and she did so much more and was just purely amazing. She set up the day before and helped set up the day of and change things around to my OCD self. She was very organized and kept everything on track and on time the day of from start to finish. She was always say to get ahold of and fast to respond if she didn't answer right away! Jessica I hope you realize just how amazing and talented you are! :)
Oh where do I even begin....the Southwood House is simply elegant and is exactly what I was looking for. I love how we Read more...
Oh where do I even begin....the Southwood House is simply elegant and is exactly what I was looking for. I love how we were able to utilize the house in which most places it was just for looks! I was able to have both my ceremony and reception in one location and I was able to rent the cottages that were right behind for people with children and our grandparents which allowed them to spend more time with us that evening! The staff that assisted (chair relocation and bartenders) did an amazing job as well! They were quick and professional! Now for Jessica....I think she was the second most talked about person ... heck maybe even most...that evening. We hired her for the wedding coordination and she did so much more and was just purely amazing. She set up the day before and helped set up the day of and change things around to my OCD self. She was very organized and kept everything on track and on time the day of from start to finish. She was always say to get ahold of and fast to respond if she didn't answer right away! Jessica I hope you realize just how amazing and talented you are! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jessica did a fantastic job helping to plan the wedding and reception at the Southwood House and Cottages. She was always quick to respond to emails and was so easy to work with. The House was perfect for photos, space in getting the bridal party ready and our cocktail hour. The bridal party was very pleased with the cottages we rented the night before the wedding. I would definitely recommend this venue.
Jessica did a fantastic job helping to plan the wedding and reception at the Southwood House and Cottages. She was always Read more...
Jessica did a fantastic job helping to plan the wedding and reception at the Southwood House and Cottages. She was always quick to respond to emails and was so easy to work with. The House was perfect for photos, space in getting the bridal party ready and our cocktail hour. The bridal party was very pleased with the cottages we rented the night before the wedding. I would definitely recommend this venue. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
12/5/2015
5.0/5.0
This is my venue for my wedding in December. I have been emailing & working with their coordinator Jessica Worden for months & she is wonderful at communicating & she responds right away! Can't wait for my wedding!!
This is my venue for my wedding in December. I have been emailing & working with their coordinator Jessica Worden for Read more...
This is my venue for my wedding in December. I have been emailing & working with their coordinator Jessica Worden for months & she is wonderful at communicating & she responds right away! Can't wait for my wedding!! Read less
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The SouthWood House & Cottages responded with the following comments:

Awe thank you Gina for choosing to spend your special day with us! We can't wait for the big day!
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Katie
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was perfect! Southwood is a beautiful venue. Jessica was a great day of planner, extremely helpful. The entire Southwood team was great, including catering and bartenders!
Our wedding was perfect! Southwood is a beautiful venue. Jessica was a great day of planner, extremely helpful. The entire Read more...
Our wedding was perfect! Southwood is a beautiful venue. Jessica was a great day of planner, extremely helpful. The entire Southwood team was great, including catering and bartenders! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

DEALS

50% off The Southwood Golf Club Venue Fee
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Book the Southwood House for your wedding venue and get 50% off the venue fee for the Southwood Golf Club if you book your rehersal dinner through us!
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