University of West Florida

Northwest Florida



Get ready to make some waves. The Conference Center & Ballroom lies in the heart of the University of West Florida's beautiful Pensacola campus. Guests will make their way up the convenient drive-up portico at the front entrance of the conference center. The two-story lobby features a dramatic staircase, which makes it an idyllic location for an on-site ceremony. Whether you desire to celebrate your new marriage with a champagne reception and the ultimate dance party or with a dinner reception that includes dancing, the University of Florida can accommodate your special day. Dine and dance the night away in the grand ballroom. The ballroom can also be partitioned into smaller rooms with a variety of arrangements to suit your wedding design. Add a stage to showcase your DJ or the band. Use a smaller room for cocktail hour or for a more intimate ceremony. The university's excellent facilities, top-rate services at competitive prices, and friendly, professional staff is guaranteed to help you make the most of your wedding celebration.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 400 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 198 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $400 to $1,000 for a reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony ranges from $90 to $600.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at University of West Florida is estimated at between $6,529 and $15,913 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Piano available for an additional fee

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Beer and wine only
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight