Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

4700 SW 58th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, located in Gainesville, Florida, is a picturesque wedding venue. A 62 acre space, it has both indoor and outdoor spaces available for events. The gardens feature a large, idyllic body of water, beside which you are welcomed to exchange your vows. Meticulously landscaped grounds offer a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos at every turn. The gardens have welcomed hundreds of events, from corporate gatherings to private parties.

Facilities and Capacity

With over 25 distinct sections, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens contains plants from all over the world. For an indoor celebration, the visitor’s center and Summer House are both available to host weddings. Outdoor sites are scattered across the gardens, welcoming celebrations with up to 150 guests. As part of the rental fee, you are granted access to a certain area of the grounds for your rehearsal. You also have exclusive use of your chosen event space for a certain period of time, creating a haven just for you. Golf carts can be rented to hep transport your guests to your wedding’s site.

Services Offered

The colors of the plants in Kanapaha Botanical Gardens truly shine between June and September, offering an unforgettable setting for your magical day. The team have gained invaluable experience in hosting events, and have a carefully curated set of guidelines to support you in using their venue. They are happy to set up tables and chairs before your event, so you can focus on preparing for the day ahead. The picturesque gazebos dotted around the grounds can be delicately decorated for a whimsical, fairytale appearance. A projection screen can be supplied for use inside the reception hall, if you would like to display photos or messages throughout your celebration.

Location

The gardens sit just a 15 minute drive from the center of Gainesville city. For guests arriving from out of town, they are spoiled for choice when it comes to hotels and overnight accommodations near your wedding venue. Gainesville Regional Airport is also close at hand, with Ocala International Airport taking less than an hour to reach for those making longer journeys.

Idyllic ceremony setup
Idyllic ceremony setup
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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
The happy couple
The happy couple
Classic portrait
Classic portrait
Natural beauty
Natural beauty
Wide open spaces
Wide open spaces
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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Indoor setting
Indoor setting
Ceremony in the bamboo garden
Ceremony in the bamboo garden
Studio gazebo
Studio gazebo
Balenoff lawn
Balenoff lawn
Married under the trees
Married under the trees
Simple table setup
Simple table setup
Playing with angles
Playing with angles
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Bamboo garden
Bamboo garden
Reception hall
Reception hall
Wedding oak
Wedding oak
Posing on the bridge
Posing on the bridge
Idyllic ceremony setup
Idyllic ceremony setup
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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
The happy couple
The happy couple

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15 Reviews for Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Audrey · Married on 03/16/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I loved having our wedding at Kanapaha! There were several options for outdoor ceremony locations, and plenty of room in the main building for the reception. Our guests loved exploring the grounds before the ceremony, and kept commenting on how beautiful it was. The only minor issue we had was the reception rooms got a little warm after hours, but phone calls were made and it was quickly fixed. I would highly suggest this venue for anyone looking for a beautiful setting at a reasonable price!

    Sent on 03/23/2018
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    Jennifer · Married on 11/18/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We just got married at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in November and they were wonderful to work with. Adam (the former event manager) was responsive to my million emails about different date availability. He took us on a nice tour around the gardens to find the perfect spot. When he left, Michelle checked in to make sure we turned in our layouts on time.

    As far as location goes, it was beautiful and amazing. We really wanted to be out in nature for our ceremony and this offered the best option in Gainesville. We didn't even need flowers on the rows of chairs at our site. We chose the wedding oak. The weather in November was perfect. We had the reception inside in the room with all the windows. We loved having the kitchen for our cocktail hour and people were able to hang on the porch. Overall, I would highly recommend Kanapaha Botanical Gardens!

    Sent on 12/07/2017

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Kanapaha Botanical 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?
    $ 629.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 629.00
  • 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?
    $ 672.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 672.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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