A Historic Space

Housed in a historic 1912 building in the heart of downtown Pensacola, The Palafox House is a wonderful example of early 20th century architecture. The Palafox House is available as a rental venue for all types of events; rehearsal dinners, corporate gatherings, bridal luncheons, holiday parties, birthday celebrations – the list is endless. The Palafox House can accommodate groups of 100 plus for a sit-down affair and 175 for a cocktail-style event.

In addition to the venue, our team can provide a number of services to help make your next event extraordinary. Melissa Bailey and her team are at your service to make your event a memorable one.


From traditional parties for your office or family, we can create tailor-made menus just for you. Our catering and events team is here to help plan the perfect party. We will personally assist you in the planning of your event; this is our specialty. Whether you are a local resident or coming to Pensacola for the special event, we have the tools to assist throughout the entire process. Whether it be full planning, or pulling all of the details together, we can customize all of the services you need – from menus to wine, decorations to the finishing touches — leaving you to enjoy the company of your guests, ensuring everyone a wonderful gathering. We all take pride in knowing what it takes to have a truly successful event and knowing that every detail does matter.


*all plus applicable taxes*

Includes venue rental, and all furniture listed below:

(125) chivari chairs

(10) 60″ rounds

(8) 48″ rounds

(5) 6′ banquet tables

(2) 8’ banquet tables

(5) cocktail tables


Melissa Bailey

Director of Catering and Private Events, Great Southern Restaurants
Fish House, Jackson’s Steakhouse, Palafox House

Melissa Bailey has been with Great Southern Restaurants for the past 20 years. Since the age of 15, she has worked her way to her current position, Director of Catering and Private Events. With her experience in both front and back of the house operations, she has everything it takes to execute any event large or small from start to finish. Melissa is a native of Pensacola — and planning to stay that way by continuing to build roots with friends, family and loyal customers — she is the perfect person to trust any event that is important to you.