Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Camellia Palms located?

We are located at 23622 5th Ave. Florala, AL 36442. For tours, park in the handicap-accessible driveway in the front of the venue on 5th Ave. For weddings, guest parking is along 1st Street and Lakeshore Blvd. We're the perfect distance to get away from it all but still close to home. ~30 minutes from Crestview, FL & Defuniak Springs, FL ~1 hour from Destin & Pensacola, FL ~1.5 hours from Panama City, FL ~1 hour from Enterprise, AL ~2 hours from Montgomery, AL

How many people can come to my wedding?

We allow up to 100 guests for receptions on the grounds, or up to 60 for receptions on the sun deck. Most of our weddings are around 50-70 guests.

Are chairs & tables included?

Yes! We provide white garden chairs & both rectangular and round tables. We also provide white tablecloths. All of this is included in your venue fee!

Do you set up the tables & chairs for my ceremony & reception?

Yes! Our Venue Team sets up all of the tables & chairs according to your Wedding Plan.

Do you require a wedding planner or coordinator?

Camellia Palms required you to hire and retain a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator from our Preferred Vendor List. We want you to have the BEST possible wedding experience and having a professional by your side to organize your ceremony and reception helps to make that possible. We are happy to recommend affordable and amazing wedding planners! However, we also provide all of our weddings with a Venue Coordinator and Wedding Team. We provide venue planning and assistance in the 30 days prior to your wedding.

Do you require wedding insurance?

Yes, we require all couples to purchase wedding/event insurance. Some insurers are,, and

Can we have alcohol?

Yes, Camellia Palms allows alcohol at weddings. We require a licensed bartender from our Preferred Vendor List.

Can we use outside vendors?

Yes, you can use any vendors of your choice for food, flowers, beauty, music, photography, videography, etc. We do provide you with a Vendor Guide of vendors we know and love. The only vendors we require from our Preferred Vendor List are: 1. A Wedding Coordinator or Planner 2. A Licensed Bartender (if you are serving alcohol)

How long do we have the venue for?

Wedding rentals* are from 10:00 am-10:00 pm which includes your setup and cleanup time. Wedding Weekend rentals have the venue from 1:00 pm on Friday-1:00 pm on Sunday which includes set up and clean up. *Weekday rentals are for 6 hours only, which includes set up and cleanup.

Can we set up the day before or early?

We provide each couple exclusive use of the venue on their wedding day, so early set up or storage is not possible in most cases. If you'd like to book early set up time or a rehearsal dinner, please check with us for availability and rates. If you would like more time, consider booking our Wedding Weekend package. You get the ENITRE venue all to yourself for the whole weekend!

What kind of decor is not allowed?

The use of birdseed, natural confetti, or leaves are permitted only outside for wedding and reception farewells. Rice, confetti, silk flower petals, balloons, glitter fog machines, pyrotechnics, sparklers and blowing bubbles are not allow inside or outside the facilities. ALL DECORATIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE LAKE HOUSE.

How much is the security deposit?

Our refundable Security Deposit is $500 and separate from your venue rental fee. The Security Deposit is fully refundable after your wedding, according to your contract.

How does clean up work?

Our Venue Team cleans up everything that belongs to Camellia Palms - including tables, chairs, tablecloths, arches, and decor. We take out the trash and take care of final cleaning of the venue indoors. You're responsible for all of your personal belongings and decor. You're also responsible for making sure your caterer cleans up all food and dishes and clears your reception tables of food, plates, cups, etc., and the Prep Kitchen must be completely clean. You're responsible for making sure your caterer brings enough take home boxes for leftover food and cake. Anything that you don't want thrown away at the end of the night should be packed up and taken home with you.

Can we have a rehearsal?

Rehearsals can be done at 11:00 am on the morning of your wedding day and are included in your venue rental. Your Day-Of Venue Coordinator can run this rehearsal for you and this is included in our venue rental fees. If you would like to have your rehearsal and a rehearsal dinner the night before your wedding, you can book our Wedding Weekend package which includes the use of the venue for the whole weekend. If you book this package, we're happy to provide set up for your rehearsal dinner in addition to your ceremony & reception.

This Sounds Perfect!! What do I do to book my date?

Send us an email at to get your contract started or to schedule a tour. Have more questions? You can also call us at (205) 585-0058. We're so excited to be a part of your wedding day!