Private parties perfected for over two decades
Available at any of our properties

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Wedding Receptions

Let Great Southern Events guide you in creating a memorable event. Our venues can accommodate  most sizes, themes, or individual requirements. 

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Rehearsal Dinners

At Great Southern Restaurants we realize the rehearsal dinner is very important for a number of reasons. It is a reflection of the couple and their vision for an evening of new families joining in celebration, sometimes for the first time.

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Engagement Parties

An engagement party marks the beginning of many wonderful wedding festivities to come. Let our events team take care of everything you need to make it the perfect party!


Bridal Showers & Luncheons

The big day is almost here – but no wedding planning would be complete without the bridal shower! We want to shower you with southern hospitality.


Post Wedding Brunch

A post-wedding brunch is a great way to wrap up a fun-filled wedding weekend. Newlyweds can mix and mingle with their guests one last time and enjoy the best brunch in town before they head off to their romantic honeymoon. 

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High School Reunions

Planning your high school reunion? Great Southern has a number of venues that will fit perfectly for gathering with your classmates.


Military Celebrations

From smaller, more-intimate Change-of-Command celebrations, to large events, such as wingings, give us a call.


Corporate Retreats

A company’s culture is something to be experienced and celebrated. Great Southern understands the importance of developing your team, recognizing team players, and celebrating wins. Let us help bring your event. to life. Whether you’re celebrating the launch of a new product or the end of a successful quarter, we’ll create a corporate event that reflects both your brand, and the people who make it possible. 


Birthday Parties

First birthday, sweet sixteen, centenarian and every birthday in between…we’ve got you covered! We have private dining rooms that can be reserved for your special day. 


Baby Showers

Expecting? We can’t wait to help you shower your little one! Whether you want a traditional baby shower, a sip and see, a sprinkling, or a couple’s shower – we’re here to assist.


Holiday Parties

With private dining rooms at each of our restaurants as well as our event venue, The Palafox House, Great Southern can offer a wide variety of venues for the perfect holiday celebration.


Family Reunions

Planning a family reunion can be a lot of work, but seeing your loved ones come together makes it well worth the effort – especially when you’re surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Florida’s Gulf coast. Great Southern offers a variety of options if you are needing a private venue.


Anniversary Parties

Whether it’s your Golden Anniversary or your first anniversary, Great Southern can help you throw the event of your dreams. Anniversary parties have been held on our fabulous bayside decks and in our private dining rooms. Schedule a tour to see which space works best for your big event.


Retirement Parties

Retirement marks a major milestone in life and should be recognized in a memorable way. Let our events team make this an experience for the books.