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Voted #1 Top Wedding Venue, here's why!

NEW YEAR and boy are we starting it off right!! The Pavilion at Mixon Farms is so excited to be voted a TOP WEDDING VENUE in Florida! We have been working hard this past year to bring our couples something different than ever before and because of our AMAZING couples and their love for our venue  WE DID IT!! We won the “BEST OF WEDDINGS” from Theknot.com,  drumroll please……… “ COUPLES CHOICE” from Weddingwire.com!!! We won DOUBLE GOLD if you ask us but owe it all our brides and grooms. We have been awarded these prestigious honors 4 years running! So we would like to share with you a few of the reasons WHY we are a TOP Venue in the Bradenton, Sarasota Area!

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 When you have your wedding at The Pavilion, your guests are in for treat vacation while they are here. Starting with our very own venue, did you know that you are getting married on historical land!? That’s right! The land that Mixon Fruit Farms, The Pavilion & orange grove sits on, was originally owned by Joseph Braden, who founded & named “Bradentown’, later  renamed Bradenton!

Mixon Fruit Farms, the parent company to The Pavilion at Mixon Farms, has been around for 80 years!! Mixon’s is a locally owned company that started out selling oranges at a small fruit stand at the intersection where we are located. We invite you to grab one of our famous Cuban sandwiches or Mixon Orange Swirl ice creams from the Café, catch a tram ride through the grove, visit the Wildlife Rescue Center, Amazing Play place for the kids and the Gift Shoppe!  Indeed a tourist attraction, on our Wildlife Rescue Tram tour, your guests will learn about the various fruits, machinery and history behind the Southern Charm! Also, when you visit for your wedding tour, stop by the wine counter and try Mixon Select Wines. Over 30 selections are offered and are great as welcome gifts for your out of town guests.   

Our area also offers many other attractions and things to do which is why we make an all around well rounded choice for your wedding. Downtown Bradenton, just a 10minute drive, offers a fun atmosphere with restaurants such as O’Brick’s and Loaded Barrel, top places to take the after party to for post wedding fun! If a brewery type atmosphere is something you would like we are located just a few blocks from Motorworks Brewing Company!

If you or your guests have never been to the west coast of Florida, you may not know that the Pavilion is located just a short 20 minute drive from Anna Maria Island touted as a best kept secret by many travel blogs and visitors.  Not only that, it’s one of the top best beaches in the world, and was named so by Conde Nast Traveler! Picture having a post wedding day beach day or brunch! Many restaurants such as The Sandbar and Island Creperie serve locally sourced foods for brunch too.

Aerial of Anna Maria Island by Photographer Jack Elka

So aside from the amazing reviews from the best couples a venue could ask for, an atmosphere of lush gardens, waterfall, koi pond and orange groves, The Pavilion at Mixon Farms is situated in the heart of a great town that is sure to wow your guests. We welcome you to come see us, take a tour and begin planning the next steps to your I DO with us!

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