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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Sarasota, FL View map Visit website

About

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a natural sanctuary located in Sarasota, Florida, with a serene waterfront setting. With natural elegance and charm, this beautiful oasis provides the perfect backdrop for either a simple garden wedding or a contemporary starlit celebration. Native foliage includes palms, banyans, and live oaks, making it wonderful to behold all year round.

Facilities and Capacity

The only botanical garden in the world devoted to the display and study of epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, ferns, and other tropical plants, Selby Gardens is comprised of a 15-acre campus in Downtown Sarasota, Florida and a 30-acre Historic Spanish Point campus in the Osprey area of Sarasota County, Florida. The Downtown Sarasota campus has 7 wedding and event sites (indoors and outdoors) and a guest capacity of 250.

The Historic Spanish Point campus is one of the largest preserves featuring native Florida plants and is located just under ten miles south of Downtown Sarasota on Little Sarasota Bay. The Historic Spanish Point campus has 3 wedding and event sites.

Services Offered

At this unique venue, there are a range of services offered to ensure the big day runs smoothly. Selby Gardens works exclusively with culinary partner, Michael's on East. The Event Center at Selby Gardens is Sarasota’s premier waterfront indoor event facility. This versatile and accommodating space has a contemporary feel with organic, neutral tones to enhance the Gardens’ natural beauty.

Consider holding your special day at the breathtaking Marie Selby Botanical Gardens!

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?

$4,000

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

$4,000

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10 in total, across two campuses

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

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
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    Christiana C. Married on 06/20/2020
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    Beautiful Venue

    Although Selby wasn’t our first choice, they should have been. We were trying to have a wedding as things were reopening from Covid. They were able to accommodate our 70 guest with plenty of social distancing space. The venue is gorgeous and made for wonderful pictures. All of the guest loved going on the patio to take sunset pictures. I’m so glad we had our wedding at Selby. Very conveniently located near all the hotels as well.
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    Amy Married on 10/25/2019
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    Best wedding venue!

    From day one visiting this beautiful venue, we knew this place was the one! We recently got married here and loved every minute of it!! The staff here are so welcoming and accommodating! Can’t wait to see our professional photography at this beautiful venue!
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    Jenna Married on 05/27/2018
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    We absolutely loved having our wedding ceremony and reception at Marie Selby Gardens. The backdrop of the North Lawn and the reception hall were amazing. Amy Donnellan was amazing to work with throughout the entire process and made wedding planning from afar that much easier. Our guests keep commenting on the beauty of the gardens and the FOOD! Michael's on East was an amazing caterer for our cocktail hour and reception. Dan was super gracious in driving my husband, myself and our wedding party around the gardens for photos and providing knowledge about the gardens along the way. The waitstaff and bartenders were amazing as well. I can't recommend this venue enough!
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1534 Mound Street Sarasota, FL, 34236
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401 North Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL, 34229
9413660007

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