Who we are

Ric Albert, CSEP

A graduate of the Parsons Paris School of Art and Design, Ric is known for his opulent wedding themes.

Southern Hybrid Homes’ newest project is the Point Washington Preserve ("PWP"). PWP is a 5,000 sq ft dual purpose event venue pavilion/cabin complex that will be used to host weddings, special events, and science/engineering retreats. PWP is unique in that it is surrounded by hundreds of acres of state forest and is off the electrical grid. Solar Panels and Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries are used for electricity. This is a true zero-energy community. The cabins will also be used to house visiting scientists and engineers who participate in GSI's Santa Rosa Project.

Point Washington Preserve is surrounded by over 300 acres of state forest, not only beautiful but you won’t have a noise ordinance to worry with.

Vince Romelli

With 15 years of experience in catering and cooking, Vince is our go-to source for all things food-related.

Pitter Goughnour

"What a different unique approach..!"  ​​

What a different unique approach to a venue! 
It's more than just a venue, it's a destination gathering place!! You won't be disappointed! They are going to Rock the venue/destination place !!
Great job Doug and Doshia!

Point Washington Preserve is the largest Event Pavilion in South Walton, at 5,000 sq ft, in which includes the use of a 675 square feet, 2-bedroom, 2-bath Florida cottage.

Point Washington Preserve can accommodate a maximum of 350 guests seated at tables but the pavilion does have 150 spaces in surrounding bench seating in the pavilion​.

In 2017, Point Washington Preserve opened for business in Santa Rosa Beach as a wedding and event pavilion venue.

Brian & Sigi Fike

"...will aptly accommodate a myriad of celebrations"  ​​

It is clear that the facilities at Point Washington Preserve will aptly accommodate a myriad of celebrations that are only limited by the imagination. I'm writing this review as I know the proprietors personally. I know first-hand the exceptionally high standards Mr. Liles maintains and have every reason to expect those same values will be upheld as Point Washington Preserve comes to fruition. His meticulous attention to detail already shows when you visit this world-class facility. I welcome and encourage all to bear witness as this project unfolds in our community!


When staying in the cottage on the preserve, awake to birds chirping and a nice walk to the lake with coffee in hand, while maybe spotting some of the wildlife out here.

Jessica Preston

Jessica came to us from Macy’s Event Marketing team. Clients love her organization and unflappable calm.




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Andrea Sanders, CMP

Andrea’s experience as a corporate event planner makes her the ideal choice for large business events.