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.
90 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
Jennifer Widi · Married on 03/08/2020
Amazing Wedding Venue
Best decision we made by getting married at sunken gardens! Love the history behind the gardens and they are truly magical! We got married on the North Lawn. The grounds are beautiful and romantic, great for pictures! The staff was so kind and professional to work with. Our wedding day went smoothly. Highly recommend this venue!Sent on 04/04/2020
Kirsten · Married on 02/29/2020
I fell in love with the Sunen Gardens immediately, the tropical garden feel is so romantic and just stunning in photos. Being from Florida, we knew we wanted to make the most of this area, but a beach wedding just wasn't out thing. We LOVED Sunken. The team there is amazing, so helpful, responsive, and they know how to make sure the wedding runs smoothly. We had our wedding on the wedding lawn in February and it was gorgeous. Our reception was upstairs in the garden room, and it was all perfect. Highly recommend!!Sent on 05/26/2020
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