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Reception
$2,100 starting price
Ceremony
$550 starting price
Reception
$2,100 starting price
Ceremony
$550 starting price

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***The Florida Museum is not accepting venue requests at this time, thank you for your patience.***

The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida provides a stunning backdrop for your special event. With adventures and artifacts around every turn, the venue is a refreshing alternative to traditional reception halls. Your wedding is sure to go down in history!

For more information, visit http://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/rentals

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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 peak season?

$2,100

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

$2,100

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?

$550

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

$550

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Tables

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

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Outside Cake

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of Florida Museum of Natural History

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
23 Reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.9/5 23 reviews
Google
4.8/5 2982 reviews
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Jen Sent on 09/15/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect for our elopement ceremony

My husband and i just had an elopement ceremony at the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the Butterfly Rainforest. The staff was wonderful, the venue was beautiful and we got the MOST amazing pictures. I couldn't be happier!
Megan
Megan M. Sent on 11/19/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our museum reception was a hit with our guests!

Our wedding reception at the Florida Museum of Natural History was fabulous. Amber was incredibly easy to communicate with and helped make sure that everything turned out just how we envisioned. Every detail was covered from table layouts to decor placement and we did not even have to worry about it. Walking into our reception and seeing everything come together was absolutely magical. Our guests loved that they could explore the museum during the reception and the space was beautiful. I highly recommend the Florida Museum of Natural History as a venue space and cannot speak highly enough of Amber Tison and her team.
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Lena Sent on 09/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Fun and exciting

Ali is truly an artist. He took beautiful shots and even though he wasn鈥檛 familiar with the venue, he was up for the challenges that arose with different climates, lighting, and scenery with the venues I had chosen. He is amazing at what he does. I cannot recommend him enough.
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Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
David's BBQ & Catering David's BBQ & Catering Wedding Caterers

Awesome Venue for your guest! If your looking for a unique reception experience..than this is the place! You and your guest get a great banquet room to use and a private night at the museum to walk around and explore!

Kara Winslow Makeup Artist Kara Winslow Makeup Artist Wedding Hair & Makeup

Beautiful and unique location to get married in Gainesville!

Baughman Center Baughman Center Banquet Halls

If you're looking to make a statement for your wedding reception - look no further than the FLMNH! Their staff (especially Amber) is courteous and responsive. By keeping it all on UF's campus, it makes for a swift transition from your ceremony at the Baughman Center!

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5.0 out of 5 rating , 23 Reviews
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4.8 out of 5 rating , 29 Reviews
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4.9 out of 5 rating , 64 Reviews
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Florida Museum of Natural History frequently asked questions

Florida Museum of Natural History includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Florida Museum of Natural History for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Museum
Florida Museum of Natural History offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Florida Museum of Natural History offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Florida Museum of Natural History offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Florida Museum of Natural History offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Florida Museum of Natural History is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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