Sunken Gardens is a tropical garden wedding venue located in St. Petersburg, Florida. As St. Petersburg's oldest living museum, this 100-year-old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region. The botanical paradise is tucked away the midst of a bustling metropolitan city, giving you a private, tranquil atmosphere and timeless beauty that will add to the air of romance to your special day. An event held at the garden offers your guests a unique experience as well as a convenient location close to hotels, shopping, museums, dining, and entertainment. This tropical oasis provides a stunning backdrop for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
Sunken Gardens offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for your ceremony and reception, accommodating up to 200 guests. Exchange your vows in the historic Wedding Lawn, the North Lawn, or under the canopy of shade trees in the Oak Pavilion. Then celebrate with dinner and dancing in their banquet Garden Room that overlooks the exquisite gardens. This special room is located in the historic 1926 main building and was designed with its history in mind, creating a loft-like feel with high ceilings and metal beams.
Sunken Gardens provides many wedding related services to ease the stress of planning and give you a memorable wedding experience. The venue is also available to host bridal showers. The wedding services they offer include:
In 1903, a plumber by the name of George Turner, Sr. purchased the six acres that would become a world-famous botanical attraction. Three generations of the Turner family continued the vision that created this unique tropical garden, with its flowing ponds. Rooted in a 100-year history, Sunken Gardens was designated a Local Historic Landmark in 1998. The City of St. Petersburg purchased Sunken Gardens in 1999 with the goal to preserve the historic botanical garden and provide cultural and educational opportunities.
88 Reviews for Sunken gardens
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Kelley M · Getting married on 03/27/2021
Excited to get married at Sunken Gardens!
Sunken Gardens was our first choice for a wedding venue and I'm so excited to exchange wedding vows with my future husband in 2021. Sarah helped show us the venue space and provided details and options for ceremony, cocktail, and reception areas. Sunken Gardens is absolutely stunning and provides a home away from home feel for those who would love to get married somewhere tropical!Sent on 09/08/2019
Shauleena Crooks · Married on 02/08/2020
Best Decision I ever made!
Having my wedding at Sunken Gardens was the best decision I ever made. The gardens are absolutely breath taking and can really make a wedding elegant. I got married in the North Lawn and it was absolutely gorgeous. My cocktail hour was in the oak pavilion and reception was held in the garden room.
Stacey was my coordinator and she was fantastic! She answered all my questions and responded right away. For the price, I got so much more than I ever imagined at Sunken Gardens. I loved the fact that I got the whole gardens with my wedding package. My guests loved it and I’ve been told multiple times my wedding venue was one of the most beautiful ones they’ve been too.
I also love the fact that there’s an option to have a brick engraved with whatever you choose. My husband and I got a brick engraved with our new last name and wedding date. It was the perfect touch to our wedding and it was placed right where we said our vows. It’s a memory we can cherish forever when I visit the gardens. They even allowed me to have my fur babies at my wedding ceremony and that was a HUGE must for me. They were very accommodating! I highly recommend Sunken Gardens as a wedding venue!!Sent on 03/05/2020
Lairhe · Married on 05/19/2019
Sunken Garden was my perfect dream Wedding
Sunken Garden and their team was seriously amazing! I couldn’t have ask for better people to work with like Stacey and Sarah, and couldn’t have ask for a more stunning and beautiful venue. All my guests for in awe on how beautiful the gardens are, and all the places to take photos are amazing!Sent on 06/12/2019
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