Ladies and Gentlemen, love is in the air! It is that coveted time of year when planners, dress shops, stationery stores, and caterers gear up for the helplessly romantic wedding season. Most nuptials occur in the spring and summer when ideal weather and post-holidays makes it the perfect span on the calendar to plan a beautiful wedding.
So many decisions for couples to make to ensure their important day encompasses all their desires. Perhaps most importantly and at the anchor of the occasion is the venue. People want their ceremony surroundings to be meaningful, lovely, and unique. Traditionally, restaurants, halls, beaches, and, of course, churches have fit that bill. Destination weddings are popular and combine a trip with a party, so who does not love that? But there is one location In Manatee County that is upping the game on one-of-a-kind, magical weddings.
The Pavilion at Mixon Farms is quickly becoming a premiere destination for couples near and far. Billing themselves as “Vintage Charm with a Southern Twist,” has ignited the imaginations of a throng of soon to be newlyweds. Tractors, back roads, lush greenery, open-air pavilions and gazebos are the perfect props for customized ceremonies. Country chic meets natural elegance has proven to be a desirable mix for couples who want to set themselves apart from more mainstream parties. Gone are the days where a very vanilla-looking venue gets transformed with the assistance of heavy fabrics, tablecloths and fake greenery. At Mixon Farms, brides and grooms can take advantage of the wonderful stage Mother Nature has already set, and can easily transform that into a setting they, their wedding parties, and guests will talk about for years to come.
So, what can couples expect when it comes time to reserve The Pavilion at Mixon Farms for their special day? For starters, they will tell you the wedding planning “dream team” is on your side from the minute you say “I do” to their venue. Brandy, Sheri and the gang will take your hand and lead you through the process of decision-making so that your focus remains on your perfect day, and not the loads of details that go into making it memorable. A list of preferred vendors allows you to have locally vetted resources at your hands but the staff at Mixon Farms will work with any caterer or entertainer that you prefer. They recently had a bride who wanted to bring in food trucks, and another has requested photos be taken on a tractor. The team is excited to accommodate most any request that makes the day more spectacular.
For the ceremony, one option is to have the nuptials in the beautiful gazebo, overlooking a rock waterfall, koi pond, and lush gardens. A newly refurbished private farmhouse has become the delight of many brides and grooms who have taken advantage of its quaintness and beauty to accommodate their ceremonies for parties of 40 people and under. Chicago brick, 1908 shiplap, and a large bridal suite have captured the essence of the grand craftsmanship not seen in many homes today. Honeyball Hall, another facility on the property, can accommodate parties of 100 or less and is an indoor venue with a deck attached so the outdoors can be enjoyed as well.
Your party can be truly magical in an open-air pavilion that seats 200. Hundreds of twinkling lights adorn the wood beams, allowing for visual and olfactory senses to be heightened by the night air. Imagine taking that first step onto the hand-stained dance floor, with the sweet smell of orange groves and flowers in bloom accentuating the experience. There is nothing contrived about this experience, just a very natural, authentic and beautiful backdrop for the couple’s love to shine through.
With additional amenities including a large playground area, butterfly garden, wildlife refuge, gift shop and more, your wedding can be tailored to accommodate all your guests. Live bands and entertainers are welcome so you can dance the night away and then retire for the evening in the picturesque farmhouse without ever leaving the property.
Profess your love for your soulmate with gentle country breezes and singing birds as your choir. Bask in the sweetness of the moment with surroundings as real as your feelings, where sky-blue and earth green are true hues, not those found on color swatches. The Pavilion at Mixon Farms is the perfect venue for a country-elegant, mother-nature kissed celebration. And in years to come, when new babies and reunions cause friends and families to gather, they will reminisce about your “vintage charm with a Southern twist” wedding. For more information on planning your dream wedding please visit their new website at www.thepavilionatmixonfarms.com
photos provided by The Pavillion At Mixon Farms