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.
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.
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.
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.
35 Reviews for Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
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Catherine · Married on 04/28/2018
Bonnet House is the most gorgeous venue in all of Fort Lauderdale. Truly spectacular. We had our wedding there three weekends ago and everything was perfect, including the photos! David, Bonnet's events manager, is incredible and very easy to work with. We planned a destination wedding and it was so nice to have David in our corner helping with vendor recommendations and timelines.Sent on 05/20/2018
Jen · Married on 02/17/2018
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
Alejandra · Married on 11/04/2017
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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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 :)
Beautiful place... excellent for photos!