Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is an aesthetically pleasing wedding venue located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is of both historical and ecological significance. This magical setting with a mansion and lush gardens transports you back in time to the start of the 20th Century. The venue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and spans 35 acres, offering romantic spaces for events of all sizes. The estate is a truly extraordinary South-Florida venue that is both vintage and elegant.

Facilities and Capacity

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens offers five outdoor event spaces to accommodate small and large celebrations alike. Venue rental includes access to the outdoor areas of the property which are graced by tropical and subtropical flowers and plants. The grounds are available for rent in the mornings and evenings, and guests have exclusive use of the outdoor terrace, veranda lawn, gardens, and courtyard.

Services Offered

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens offers access to a climate-controlled dressing room for your convenience. Events otherwise take place outdoors. The venue’s staff also offers a list of vendors to choose from to assist you in planning and coordinating your event.

Other Services

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a nonprofit and hosts various community events. Some of these include an orchid festival, concerts, and holiday tours. The venue also offers educational programs for adults and children in art, orchid cultivation, and more.

History

This property has witnessed over 4,000 years of human history. A shell midden was found on the property, believed to date back to 2,000 B.C.E. and to have been created by the Tequesta people. In 1920, Frederic Clay Bartlett established Bonnet House. The artist, who was born in Chicago, received the oceanfront property from his father-in-law when he married Helen Louise Birch. Now, the estate functions as a museum devoted to promoting creativity, learning, as well as historical and environmental preservation. The grounds of the estate are also among the last south-Florida native barrier island habitats. It features five ecosystems, another example of its relevance.

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35 Reviews for Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Jen · Married on 02/17/2018

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    My husband and I both grew up in Massachusetts and met in Florida. We always figured we would get married in New England so when we got engaged we decided to do a wedding venue tour at home in Florida beforehand so we knew what to expect. The Bonnet House ended up being the only venue we toured because we both fell in love with it and booked the next day. Nothing can compare to the natural beauty and history there. Our wedding pictures are amazing and all our our guests, mostly from up north, were blown away by the beauty of the Bonnet House. We could not have chosen a more perfect place. David, Debbie, and all of the volunteers were so easy to work with. They answered all of our questions and made sure that we had everything we needed. Our wedding was perfect and now the Bonnet House will always hold a special place in our hearts.

    Sent on 03/11/2018
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    Alejandra · Married on 11/04/2017

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    I cannot overstate how incredible this place is. Our wedding day was absolutely stunning and so much of that is attributable to the bonnet house and their amazing staff. All of our guests were blown away by the beauty and uniqueness of this venue, and our pictures came out so unique and beautiful. This was truly a unique, out of the ordinary venue with amazing service and just stunning backdrops.

    Sent on 12/11/2017

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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 6000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4000.00
  • 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Parking
    Transportation
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    May
    June
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  • Continental Brass Band Wedding Bands

    Continental Brass played at a wedding reception on 1/16/2016 at Bonnet House. The historical venue was beautiful. The staff were very cooperative and helpful to the band and we are looking forward to playing there again soon :)

  • Smile Event Photography Wedding Photographers

    Beautiful place... excellent for photos!

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  • 900 N. Birch Road Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304 See on map
    954-866-7167 (Phone number)
    9547032614 (Other Phone Number)
    9545614174 (Fax Number)
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