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Burroughs Home & Gardens

Fort Myers, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.6 out of 5
67 reviews
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 225 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 225 guests

The Burroughs Home & Gardens is an award-winning, mansion wedding venue situated in Fort Myers, Florida. It has most recently been voted the Best Wedding Venue in Lee County, FL by The News Press. This historic waterfront property is tucked away on two acres of woodland and is located on the banks of the majestic Caloosahatchee River. Suitable for events of all shapes and sizes, it offers a selection of inviting event spaces, a professional coordination team, invaluable amenities, and stunning views. It is perfect for celebrating every stage of your once-in-a-lifetime occasion, from your rehearsal dinner to your reception.

Facilities and Capacity

The Burroughs Home & Gardens features a number of indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from to best suit your wedding vision. Say ‘I do’ within the historic walls of the Georgian-style manor house or surrounded by the lavish greenery of the exquisitely manicured gardens. The open-air pavilion features picturesque river views and can accommodate up to 200 seated guests in total. Featuring a spacious dance floor, it is perfect for celebrating fun-filled receptions with your nearest and dearest. For added convenience, get-ready rooms are also available, allowing you to prepare for your special day in peace and privacy.

History

Originally built in 1901, Burroughs Home & Gardens remains one of the first Georgian revival style homes still standing in Fort Myers. It was previously occupied by the Burroughs family and still features most of their original furnishings, including twinkling chandeliers, handcrafted furniture, and more. Having hosted numerous notable guests over the years, including Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, it is now featured on the National Register of Historic Places.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

$5,000

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Premium Liquor

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

225

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum
Waterfront

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
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August
September

67 Reviews

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Rated
4.6
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Recommended by 92% of couples
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  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.6 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.5 out of 5

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  • Tiffany
    Tiffany P. Married on 05/28/2022
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    Stunning Venue That Will Have Guests Complimenting Your Selection All Night!

    Stunning venue! We hosted our wedding here in April 2022, and our guests were constantly complimenting us on our venue selection due to being on the water and several options for ceremony site. We ultimately chose The Burroughs Home with the covered pavilion as our reception site which allowed a break for our guests from the Florida sun, with air movement while still taking in the beautiful views!
  • Iris
    Iris Married on 03/13/2022
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    Beautiful place with excellent service

    They exceeded my expectations with customer service, they went the extra mile and took care of every detail. The place was a dream, 100% recommended.

    Burroughs Home & Gardens's reply:

    Iris, it was our pleasure to be part of Amy's special celebration. Thank you for trusting our team to take care of your family and friends.
  • Sara
    Sara H. Married on 11/13/2021
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    Beautiful venue walking distance to downtown

    Growing up in Ft Myers Burroughs Home holds a special place in my heart. As soon as i was engaged, i knew we would tie the knot here. The house, grounds, pavilion were perfect for each step of our wedding day from getting ready to ceremony to reception. We had 150 guests and it felt like just the right amount of space. If it’s within your budget, I would recommend getting extra bathrooms. We did not and there was a bit of a wait. Guests didnt mind so much and took it as an opportunity to get to know each other. Lena of Global Event Management (GEM) was so attentive and guided us throughout planning and day-of execution. She’s an all star! PS - we rebooked from Nov 2020 to Nov 2021 due to Covid and the venue and GEM were very understanding and helpful.

Awards

  • 67
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Pricing

Team

Kayla Mack
Kayla Mack
Events and Venue Manager

Hi, I'm Kayla Mack, Event Sales and Catering Manager for Burroughs Home and Gardens. A transplant from Kansas City and St. Louis, I have 15 years experience in the catering and customer service fields. My fifth year with G3 Catering, I am excited to be in my new position at Burroughs.

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
DJ John Heder DJ John Heder Wedding DJs

This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever worked at. A great view and true professionals. They treat all their guests like royalty. I highly recommend The Burroughs Home and enjoy working events and weddings there!

Sebrie Images Photography Sebrie Images Photography Wedding Photographers

A beautiful place for beautiful weddings

Dreams Party Productions Dreams Party Productions Wedding Planners

Beautiful historical location and excellent staff to work with.

Map

2505 First Street Fort Myers, FL, 33901
(239) 443-9189

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Burroughs Home & Gardens frequently asked questions

At Burroughs Home & Gardens, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Burroughs Home & Gardens includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Burroughs Home & Gardens, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Burroughs Home & Gardens includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of Burroughs Home & Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Burroughs Home & Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Burroughs Home & Gardens for wedding events?

Burroughs Home & Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Burroughs Home & Gardens offer?

Burroughs Home & Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Burroughs Home & Gardens offer for wedding events?

Burroughs Home & Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly

What furniture and decorations does Burroughs Home & Gardens have available for wedding events?

Burroughs Home & Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Burroughs Home & Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Burroughs Home & Gardens is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in value, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in professionalism and 4.5 in flexibility.

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