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 a beautiful and historic wedding venue located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in a natural barrier island habitat. This magical setting with a historic mansion and lush gardens will transport you back in time to the beginnings of the 20th Century and the days of gracious living, charm and whimsy of when Florida was one of the nation's last frontier outposts. Bonnet House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, spans 35 acres and offers a variety of exquisite and romantic settings for events of all sizes. The venue is a truly extraordinary South Florida venue that embodies old-world charm and understated elegance.

Facilities and Capacity
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens offers five outdoor event spaces to accommodate up to 350 wedding guests. Venue rental includes access to all outdoor areas of the property, graced by tropical and subtropical flowers and plants. The grounds are available for rental in the mornings and evenings, and guests will have exclusive use of the tree-lined allee, outdoor terrace, veranda lawn, gardens and inner courtyard.

Services Offered
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a full-service wedding venue with event planning. They offer venue rental for weddings. The venue offers the following services:

  • Event planning
  • Outside vendors
  • Lighting/sound


Other Services
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 501c3 nonprofit and offers various community events, including a Holiday Magic festival of trees and décor, an annual series of outdoor music concerts, an annual orchid festival and artist exhibitions. Bonnet House also offers adult and child educational programs in art, ornithology, orchid cultivation and more.

History
Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett created Bonnet House in 1920 on South Florida oceanfront land given to him and his second wife, Helen Louise Bitch, by her father. Today, the estate is a preeminent house museum dedicated not only to historic and environmental preservation, but also learning and creative expression. In addition to their historic significance, the Bonnet House grounds are one of the last remaining examples in South Florida of a native barrier island habitat with five distinct ecosystems.

Location
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is close to Downtown Fort Lauderdale. To the east of this venue lies the Atlantic Ocean, and the Intracoastal Waterway borders the west.

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

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    Catherine · Married on 04/28/2018

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    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.

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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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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? $ 6,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 4,000.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Parking, Transportation
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • 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, July, August, September, October

3 Events

  • Dec Fri

    Holiday Magic Featuring a Festival of Trees

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    • When:
      Dec 06, 2019 06:00 PM - Dec 13, 09:00 PM (7 days event)
    • Location:
      Bonnet House Museum & Gardens - 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, Miami

    Bonnet House Museum & Gardens presents Holiday Magic Festival of Trees. This is a sparkling six day event like no other. It will all start December 6 with a soiree and run through December 13 with evening tours. A team of designers will be decorating Bonnet House trees, wreaths and centerpieces that will be on display and for sale throughout the week. Something exciting will be offered throughout the week; from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more.
    http://www.bonnethouse.org

  • Jan Thu

    Concerts Under the Stars

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    • When:
      Jan 23, 2020 06:30 PM - Mar 26, 08:00 PM (63 days event)
    • Location:
      900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, Miami

    Enjoy live performances on the beautiful Bonnet House Estate with complimentary wine & cheese. These magical evenings take place once a month January through March on Thursday Evenings at 6:30pm.

    Sweet music, balmy starlit nights, and the setting of Bonnet House combine for a truly unique experience. Concert takes place on our lovely tent covered veranda with seating provided. Rain or shine.

  • Apr Sat

    International Orchid & Garden Festival

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    • When:
      Apr 04, 2020 09:00 AM - Apr 05, 04:00 PM (1 day event)
    • Location:
      Bonnet House Museum & Gardens - 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, Miami

    Featuring the 13th Annual International Orchid & Garden Festival. Orchids, Exotics, Fruit Trees, Butterfly Garden Plants, Edible Bites, Libations, Live Music, Garden Art, Lectures, Orchid Displays and Much More!
    Cost: $12
    http://www.bonnethouse.org

Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • Continental Brass Band
    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
    Smile Event Photography Wedding Photographers

    Beautiful place... excellent for photos!

Map

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

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