Pinecrest Gardens is a wedding venue in Pinecrest, Florida. This historic venue makes for a private, lush, and natural setting with panoramic views for weddings and other special events. With hundreds of varieties of tropical plants, gorgeous natural streams, tons of native wildlife located right on the premises, this venue makes for a totally enlightening and adventurous experience that you and your guests are sure to love. There are several unique event spaces and other accommodations and entertainment available on the premises to make your event one of a kind.
Facilities and Capacity
Pinecrest Gardens has more than four acres of native forest wetland, over three acres of tropical hardwood hammock, and one acre of native cypress slough hammock, making the entire venue a very natural, unique, and beautiful place for any special event. The venue has several indoor and outdoor spaces available for use. There are picnic areas, a 500-seat outdoor theater, and several smaller meeting and party spaces for you to choose from and work with to bring your vision to life. The Lakeview Terrace, Patio, and Pergola overlooking the Swan Lake are a popular event space. There is also outdoor grassy meadow areas perfect for open-air or tented events. All event spaces can be rented separately or together for groups ranging anywhere from 50 to 100 people.
This unique, vintage venue offers a bridal suite for the wedding party to use during preparation for the big day. There are also several entertaining facilities on-site as additional accommodations, such as the children’s Splash ‘N Play water area, a petting zoo, and a playground, which you and your guests are sure to love and enjoy during your visit. These are all available for use for special events as well. The team at Pinecrest Gardens is ready to provide you with excellent service for a wedding filled with excellence, beauty, and entertainment, that you and your guests will never forget.
Recommended by 60% of couples
Monica · Married on 04/11/2015
The place is gorgeous! We had a private and small (20 ppl) wedding/reception at their historical place. The place was the perfect size, tables and chairs were provided, and we were able to take beautiful pictures throughout the gardens!Sent on 04/23/2015
Jacqueline · Married on 10/10/2010
Ok, first of all the place is amazingly beautiful, everyone at the wedding loved it and it was perfect for what we needed for our casual wedding, but its not good for a traditional wedding. It's only good for daytime weddings (they close at five), you really can't have dancing (they don't allow loud music), the rental is only for 4 hours (you have to pay for extra time), they don't provide anything except the space rental, which isnt that big, so if you rent more than one space it gets pricey. The staff isn't very organized, every time i called they would tell something different (example one person told me i could have a tent the other one told me i couldn't etc). They also told me that they never book more than one wedding a day, when we got there the day of there were two other weddings going on. It depends on what you're looking if you want a casual short daytime garden wedding they are perfect.Sent on 10/26/2010
Brittany Phillips · Married on 08/24/2019
Beautiful place, but it worth it.
Do not waste your time and money here. These people are not organized AT ALL, not accommodating at all and charge a ridiculous amount for such a small space. My best friend tried to rent cypress hall, which is their newest room and largest. It’s absolutely beautiful, but comes with too many restrictions. They have a bunch of furniture in the room (tables, chairs, large sofas, etc.) and on top of the crazy amount they charge for the small space, they want an extra $500 to have the furniture moved around or removed. You’re not allowed to use any of the equipment in the kitchen either except for the sink and the table because it belongs to a coffee shop attached to the hall. No ice machine, nothing.Sent on 02/19/2019
Also, they have tables and chairs on site but it’s not available for cypress hall for whatever reason. We had multiple people telling us different things about what we could and couldn’t do, and it honestly became too confusing and unnecessarily stressful. We tried to write another staff member to see if it was possible to get in touch with the director of the facility to see if we could get permission to move a sofa around since the contract stated we could, as long as permission from the director was granted, and I guess the staff member notified the event coordinator so she wrote us saying we were only allowed to talk to her, and no one else until the day of the wedding. Sketch! They were very prompt with replying to all of our emails and calls all until it came down to asking for our deposit back. Again, sketch. It took several emails and callss throughout the day to finally get a response from the director saying that the refund has been processed.
It’s a shame because this venue has a lot of potential to be great but they need to get their stuff in order and be on the same page, and a little more accommodating since their new room doesn’t have much to offer. Thankfully we found a venue not too far from them for the same price and MUCH more space to work with, and comes with tables and chairs. Save yourself the money and the headache and look elsewhere.