Barkley House Events

A pictures of the side yard at the Barkley House

Barkley House is one of the oldest masonry houses in Florida and the last remaining early 19th century example of a High House in Pensacola. George Barkley, a successful Pensacola merchant, built the house between 1825 and 1830 from bricks salvaged from Pensacola’s British fortifications. The Barkley family lived in the house through the 1950s. Today it is an integral piece of Historic Pensacola Village, part of the University of West Florida Historic Trust. Because of its beautiful grounds and spectacular view, it is a popular venue for outdoor weddings and receptions. 


DayAvailabilityStandard Price*Promotional Rate*
Monday - Thursday
(5-hour booking)
Anytime $880.00, plus tax $800.00, plus tax
(June - September 2022 Only)
Friday - Sunday
(8-hour booking)
Anytime $2,100.00, plus tax $1,600.00, plus tax
(June - Setpember 2022 Only)
NEW Interior Only Rate
(4-hour booking)
Sunday-Thursday $500.00, plus tax NA

*All bookings include a refundable $250.00 security deposit due one month prior to the event. This is in addition to the rental fee listed above. 

**Insurance is required for all events at all UWF Historic Trust properties. 

NEW Interior Only Rate: We are now offering a special rate for events inside the Barkley House. This rate is perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, engagement parties, birthday parties, retirement celebrations, cocktail receptions, and intimate dinners. This rate includes the use of the first floor of the house and the porches. Interior only events may not set-up outside on the grounds. Additionally, please note that items including tents may be set-up on the grounds from events happening the day before. These items may not be used for interior only events. 


The Barkley House can accommodate 50-200 people depending on how you use the space. The interior space can accommodate up to 50 guests for standing cocktail reception or 30 guests for seated function. The exterior space can easily accommodate 200 or more guests. Tables and chairs are available for up to 175 guests. 

Rental Period:

The Barkley House can be rented for a five-hour time block Monday through Thursday and for an eight hour time block Friday through Sunday. For weddings, 1 hour can be used for a rehearsal the day before or a few days before and the other four or seven hours for the ceremony. If available, additional time can be added to the rental for $100.00 per hour.


Booking includes the use of (175) white chairs, (12) five-foot round tables, (12) six-foot rectangular tables, (12) eight-foot rectangular tables, and (5) cocktail tables. Linens are not provided.

The catering prep area includes a refrigerator, ice machine, warming oven and prep sink, but no stove, oven or microwave. Cooking is not permitted inside the facility.


Tents are not provided by the UWF Historic Trust. Staking is not permitted. Tents may be secured with water barrels or cement blocks. Written approval from the Event Coordinator at is required if tents need to be set-up on the property outside of the rental time. 

Please review the FAQs on the Historic Venues page for more information. 

Booking and Contact Information:

For booking information or to schedule a site visit, please contact our Event Coordinator:

Try our new text message only number. This number does not include a voice line for phone calls. Text the following keywords for more information:

  • INFO: general information about our venues and a link to our venue guide
  • TOUR: To schedule a walk-through of our venues
  • AVAIL: To check a venue's availability. Please include the venue name, date, and year
  • EMERGENCY: For issues or emergencies with an event happening within the current 24-48 hour period

Disclaimer: By texting, you agree to receive text messages, reminder messages, automated messages, and promotional messages. This agreement is not a condition of any purchase. Messaging and data rates may apply. You can text STOP to end or HELP for help. 

  • Barkley House Saturday Availability 2022

    The Barkley House is currently available the following Saturdays in 2022:

    • 08/06/22
    • 08/13/22
    • 08/20/22
    • 09/03/22
    • 09/10/22
    • 09/24/22
    • 11/26/22
    • 12/10/22
    • 12/17/22
    • 12/31/22
  • Barkley House Saturday Availability 2023

    The Barkley House is currently available the following Saturdays in 2023:

    • 01/07/23
    • 01/21/23
    • 01/28/23
    • 02/04/23
    • 02/11/23
    • 02/18/23
    • 02/25/23
    • 03/11/23
    • 03/25/23
    • 04/01/23
    • 04/08/23
    • 04/29/23
    • 05/13/23
    • 05/20/23
    • 05/27/23
    • 06/03/23
    • 06/10/23
    • 06/17/23
    • 07/01/23
    • 07/08/23
    • 07/15/23
    • 07/29/23
    • 08/05/23
    • 08/12/23
    • 08/19/23
    • 08/26/23
    • 09/09/23
    • 09/16/23
    • 09/23/23
    • 09/30/23
    • 10/07/23
    • 10/14/23
    • 10/21/23
    • 10/28/23
    • 11/18/23
    • 11/25/23
    • 12/02/23
    • 12/09/23
    • 12/16/23
    • 12/23/23
    • 12/30/23


Photos of the Barkley House:

A photo of a bride and groom on the large stair case at the Barkley House. A photo of a horse and carriage and a bride in groom at the Barkley House.

The interior of the Barkley House