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Venues in Saint Petersburg, FL,
(727) 551-3100

About Us

Sunken Gardens is a tropical garden wedding venue located in St. Petersburg, Florida. As St. Petersburg's oldest living museum, this 100-year-old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region. The botanical paradise is tucked away in the midst of a bustling metropolitan city. With this secluded feeling, you can enjoy a private, tranquil atmosphere and timeless beauty on your special day. An event held at the garden offers your guests a unique experience as well as a convenient location close to hotels, museums, dining, and entertainment. This tropical oasis provides a stunning backdrop for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. From the lush greenery to the accommodating staff, this team can be there to make your day one to remember.

Facilities and Capacity

Sunken Gardens offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for your ceremony and reception, accommodating up to 200 guests. Exchange your vows in the historic Wedding Lawn, the North Lawn, or under the canopy of shade trees in the Oak Pavilion. Then, you can celebrate with dinner and dancing in their banquet Garden Room that overlooks the exquisite gardens. This special room is located in the historic 1926 main building and was designed with its history in mind, creating a loft-like feel with high ceilings and metal beams.

Services Offered

Sunken Gardens provides many wedding-related services to ease the stress of planning and give you a memorable wedding experience. They take the time to understand the needs of each couple, working closely with them to create a seamless and stress-free experience. The venue is also available to host bridal showers. The wedding services this venue offers include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Set up
  • Parking
  • Valet

History

In 1903, a plumber by the name of George Turner, Sr. purchased the six acres that would become a world-famous botanical attraction. Three generations of the Turner family continued the vision that created this unique tropical garden with its flowing ponds. Rooted in a 100-year history, Sunken Gardens was designated a Local Historic Landmark in 1998. The City of St. Petersburg purchased Sunken Gardens in 1999 with the goal to preserve the historic botanical garden and provide cultural and educational opportunities.


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  • Sunken Gardens was our first choice for a wedding venue and I'm so excited to exchange wedding vows with my future husband in 2021. Sarah helped show us the venue space and provided details and options for ceremony, cocktail, and reception areas. Sunken Gardens is absolutely stunning and provides a home away from home feel for those who would love to get married somewhere tropical!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 3,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 3,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 750.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 750.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 25.00

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    2

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Garden, Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower

    What event services do you offer?

    Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up

    What bar services do you provide?

    Cash Bar, Open Bar

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Furniture, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet

    What months are included in your peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December



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