Burroughs Home & Gardens

2505 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Burroughs Home & Gardens

The Burroughs Home & Gardens is a mansion wedding venue situated in Fort Myers, Florida. 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 air-conditioned 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.

Services Offered

The Burroughs Home & Gardens offers a dedicated in-house team of coordination professionals who are ready to bring your wedding vision to life. With years of experience, they will see that each stage of your day flows smoothly and that you enjoy every moment to the absolute fullest. They have established connections with some of the finest local vendors for you to avail of, including limousines, caterers, officiants, florists, photographers, and more.

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.

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62 Reviews for Burroughs Home & Gardens

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Marisa Z. · Married on 03/07/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Gorgeous Venue

    We immediatly fell in Love with the Burroughs Estate and its historic Florida feel. The grounds have lush history, as well as gardens and waterfonrt view! Our guests found many "photo-op" spots during our wedding and litereally EVERYONE posted photos from this location to their social Media. The Caterer and grounds folks know weddings inside &out and were wonderful to work with!! We are so glad that we shared our Big Day with the Burroughs home and its staff.

    Sent on 04/01/2021
  • Mareille

    Mareille R. · Married on 12/05/2020

    5.0
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    The most beautiful venue in SWFL

    The Burroughs Home and garden is the most beautiful place for any event! The river views are gorgeous. GEM, the catering company, is a joy to work with and makes planning easy. We had our wedding here and it was absolutely perfect!

    Sent on 12/14/2020

    Burroughs Home & Gardens's reply:

    It was such a pleasure to get to know you and Ross.
    I will never forget the phone calls with Ross from his ship!
    Wishing you and Ross every happiness!!
    Blessings, Lena

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Burroughs Home & 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?
    $ 1200
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1200
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    Several
  • 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
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Pet Friendly
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What event items are available?
    Lighting
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

  • 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 Wedding Photographers

    A beautiful place for beautiful weddings

  • Dreams Party Productions Wedding Planners

    Beautiful historical location and excellent staff to work with.

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    239-747-7083 (Phone number)
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Burroughs Home & Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Burroughs Home & Gardens?

Burroughs Home & Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Parking

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
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • 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:

  • Lighting

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.