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The Garden Wedding

Since 1935, Sunken Gardens has been a favorite setting for exchanging those special vows. Meandering walkways wind through the shady oasis that surrounds you with thousands of lush tropical displays, hundreds of vibrant flowering plants, and cascading waterfalls.

Celebrate your special moment strolling over the bridge into the historic Wedding Lawn, or in the North Lawn, or under a canopy of shade trees in the Oak Pavilion. The beauty and tranquility of this timeless sanctuary will add an air of romance to your special day.

Then celebrate your vows in the Garden Room overlooking the exquisite gardens. This special room rests in the Historic 1926 main building and was designed with its history in mind, creating a loft-like feel with high wood ceilings and metal beams. Its uniqueness makes it unlike any other wedding experience.

Call (727) 551-3106 today and let us help you create a garden wedding filled with splendor and magic.
View our online brochure

Daytime Wedding Ceremonies Monday–Sunday (9am-2pm)

  • Oak Pavilion $750
    Up to 80 Guests (47’L x 49’W) Ideal location under a 250-year-old oak canopy for an intimate ceremony.
  • North Lawn $1250
    Up to 175 Guests (141’L x 28’W) Flowering plants cascading across a pergola add romance to your special day.
  • Wedding Lawn $1500
    Up to 200 Guests (130’L x 58’W) Surrounded by towering royal palms, the Wedding Lawn creates a tropical paradise for your garden ceremony.

Evening Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions and Private Rentals Monday–Sunday (5pm-12am)

  • Entire Rental of the Gardens Ceremony Only - $2300 
  • Ceremony & Reception Outdoors $3500 (Max of 64 Guests) Includes Ceremony on the North Lawn or Wedding Lawn, Cocktail Hour in the Palm Plaza and Reception in the Oak Pavilion in this combination of beauty for your special day. The client is responsible for providing sound system, music and decorations.
  • The Garden Room $1500  The banquet room is in the historic (1926) main building and was designed with its history in mind, creating a loft-like atmosphere with high wood ceilings, metal beams and an oak dance floor. Featuring a picturesque view of the garden, its uniqueness makes it unlike any other wedding experience. A catering kitchen is available for your approved caterer.
  • Entire Gardens & Garden Room $4000  This combination includes a Garden ceremony and cocktail hour with a Garden Room reception.  Maximum Guest Count - 176
  • Outdoor Tent Receptions beginning at $7500 (includes tent in Wedding Lawn)
    See Outdoor Reception Brochure for details  Maximum Guest Count - 200

Duration of Events

  • All rental time frames include set-up, the event and clean-up. 
  • Caterers/rental companies must set up and break down within the contracted time. 
  • Wedding rehearsals are included in the contract and are one hour maximum. 
  • Date/Time of rehearsal will be arranged close to the event date.

Sunken Gardens will not be allowing wedding photo sessions unless you are booked for a wedding at Sunken Gardens during the months of October, November or December 2017.

For details and Frequently Asked Questions, please see our Rental Rate brochure.

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