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Sunken gardens

Saint Petersburg, FL View map Visit website
4.6 out of 5 rating
99 reviews
$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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 in the midst of a bustling metropolitan city. With this secluded feeling, you can enjoy a private, tranquil atmosphere and timeless beauty on your special day. An event held at the garden offers your guests a unique experience as well as a convenient location close to hotels, museums, dining, and entertainment. This tropical oasis provides a stunning backdrop for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. From the lush greenery to the accommodating staff, this team can be there to make your day one to remember.

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, you can 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.

Services Offered

Sunken Gardens provides many wedding-related services to ease the stress of planning and give you a memorable wedding experience. They take the time to understand the needs of each couple, working closely with them to create a seamless and stress-free experience. The venue is also available to host bridal showers. The wedding services this venue offers include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Set up
  • Parking
  • Valet

History

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.

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?

$6,500

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

$6,500

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$28

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Set Up

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Open Bar

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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    Nicole Married on 05/23/2022
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    Perfect Venue for Intimate Wedding

    Sunken Gardens was the most perfect, beautiful venue for our intimate wedding. Our guests are still talking about how lovely the venue and the staff were! Stacey was beyond amazing - communicative, professional, and patient when I asked a million questions. The day was truly perfect and we were so grateful to be married in such a beautiful garden!
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    Julia Married on 04/03/2022
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    The Most Magical Venue!

    Stacey and Sarah were such a pleasure to work with and are incredible at what they do! We had to reschedule a couple of times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and they were both very accommodating and understanding, which made much of our planning stress-free. They were both very responsive and professional and had great recommendations for other vendors. The planning was seamless—they provided all of the necessary information and were flexible based on our requests. It was also the most affordable venue around for our vision and the price even included tables and chairs with an added-on bar package to eliminate extra vendors! The coordination the day of was perfection—everything was taken care of without being noticed and we had the wedding of our dreams without any problems whatsoever. Words really can't express how grateful I am for the team at Sunken Gardens. I appreciate you all so much! Thank you for everything!
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    Meagan M. Married on 10/23/2021
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    My perfect venue

    Sunken gardens is absolutely breathtaking. The staff was so helpful and make our day perfect and stress free ❤️
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1825 4th St N Saint Petersburg, FL, 33704
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