Located in Miami, Florida, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a botanical wonderland that houses and cares for rare tropical plants. Since 1938, this unique destination has boasted a wide variety of interesting botanical specimens. Some of these species include palms, cycads, and flowering trees. Also discoverable on the premises are vines, lakes, and other plant-focused installations. Nestled among popular attractions in Coral Gables, there are 83 acres to enjoy at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
Facilities and Capacity
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is full of eye-catching, beautiful areas that couples can utilize as their wedding backdrop. Several ceremony sites are available at the venue. One of these is the Bailey Palm Glade, a space presenting a 100-foot aisle and room for 275 guests. Alternatively, there is the Garden Club of America Amphitheater, a space suited for 250 guests that features coconut palms and Oolitic limestone. Elsewhere, there is the Pandanus Lake Lawn, a waterside paradise fit for 150 guests. Another waterside destination is the Amazonica Pool Lawn, a space that welcomes 200 guests and showcases exotic vines and succulent gardens. Also available is the Tropical Arboretum, a location for 250 guests that is cradled between 700 unique species. Smaller functions may enjoy the lush and private destination of Allee & Overlook Vista, a spot that is ideal for 80 guests. Those wanting a more open atmosphere may be drawn to the Cycad Vista Lawn, or those seeking a truly intimate getaway may be entranced by the cozy and romantic Moos Sunken Garden. Other alternative small wedding options include the Tropical Plant Conservatory & Rare Plant House, the Entrance in the Palmetum, or the Ellipse Mosaic Patio & Staircase. After a ceremony location has been selected, there are six reception sites to choose from. These include opportunities to set up indoors, like at the Glasshouse Café & Patio, or outdoors, such as at Phillips Courtyard. Reception areas at this venue can accommodate guests ranging from 40 to 400 in number depending on the space chosen.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden allows couples to hire their preference for a caterer, florist, and wedding designer. This means that soon-to-be-weds can have their personalities shine through in their upcoming celebration. The team at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden works tirelessly to ensure a seamless occasion and would be happy to answer any questions couples may have. Package information is available at the venue's website or by getting in contact with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's friendly and professional event team.
11 Reviews for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Recommended by 87% of couples
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Anne · Married on 12/14/2019
I had my wedding ceremony at the bailey palms and it was amazing. Lori helped me all throughout the way up until the wedding ended! So thank you Lori! For your kindness!
If you’re thinking about having a garden wedding, definitely contact them to have your dream garden wedding!Sent on 12/15/2019
Michelle · Married on 02/24/2019
Fairchild is a wonderful place for an outdoor wedding. Our wedding planner worked with Fairchild’s event coordinator and everything ran smoothly. This is the best place for a garden wedding in South Florida because it has various scenic locations for gorgeous photos.Sent on 11/27/2019
Daisy · Married on 09/21/2018
Fairchild Garden is the Dream Backdrop for Your Special Day
The photos, video, and memories shared were made all the more magical by being at the beautiful tropical botanic garden! We had an outdoor wedding ceremony in the Bailey Palm Glade, and then an indoor reception at their McQuillan Arts Center. Our guests were treated to a tram ride through the garden as we took our photos after the ceremony. The cocktail hour was in a gorgeous outdoor courtyard in front of the Arts Center. Everything was spot on spectacular and it wouldn't have been possible without the amazing team at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Book this location - you'll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful venue with a top-notch professional team in South Florida!Sent on 02/06/2019