The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

2301 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
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About The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is a historic wedding venue and event center located in Fort Myers, Florida. This property was originally constructed in the 1900s and was built in the style of Neoclassical Revival. Here, you and your guests can enjoy stunning architecture, sweeping event spaces, and exceptional services to elevate your special day.

Facilities and Capacity

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offers many beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from. The courtyard offers an open-air space which is ideal for hosting a heartfelt wedding ceremony. Strings of fairy lights adorn the overhead structure while towering palm trees line your path on either side. This space is also suited to an outdoor reception, with a table layout in the style of your choice. For an indoor ceremony, the Capital Gallery offers a pristine space for you and your guests. The marble floor contrasts with the white walls to create an elegant aesthetic. Your cocktail hour can be hosted in the stylish Conservatory, allowing your guests to mix and mingle while you enjoy the unique wedding photography opportunities on-site. For a grand wedding reception, look no further than the two-story Grand Atrium. This artfully-lit event room can comfortably accommodate up to 400 guests. The expansive space allows your guests to dine and dance the night away in comfort and style. Get-ready rooms are also located on-site to allow you and your wedding party to conveniently prepare for your celebration.

Services Offered

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offers an array of wedding packages and services to suit your style, needs, and budget. Their in-house culinary team can work with you to curate a customized menu to suit your taste. The venue is fully licensed to serve alcohol and can provide a full range of beverage services. These include house and premium alcohol, a champagne toast, signature drinks, and more. Outside vendors are welcome to serve your day and set up and clean up of your occasion is provided by the in-house event staff. Event rentals include:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Audio equipment
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Conservatory
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Reception in the Grand Atrium
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Cocktail hour Conservatory
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Reception in the Grand Atrium
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G3 Catering
Reception in the Grand Atrium
Reception in the Grand Atrium
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Sparkler exit
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Outdoor reception
Ceremony on the Loggia
Ceremony on the Loggia
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Happy Couples
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First Look
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Night Shot
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Wedding guest
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Loggia
A neoclassic revival facade made of Florida Key limestone, which serves for a perfect back drop for...
A neoclassic revival facade made of Florida Key limestone, which serves for a perfect back drop for...
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Stunning details
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Bride and Groom exit
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Outdoor Ceremony
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Reception
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Rooftop shot
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Happy couple
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Reception in the Grand Atrium
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Indoor ceremony
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Loggia ceremony
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Bridal suites
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Bridal suites
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G3 Catering
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Bride and groom
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26 Reviews for The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • Katie

    Katie · Married on 01/23/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfection

    aving my wedding at Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center was the best decision I could have made! Melody and Stasi were beyond fantastic and the team at SBDAC were second to none. Not to mention that the venue is absolutely gorgeous! I knew I wanted a unique venue that fit our love for our city. SBDAC was the first venue that we visited, and its elegance and beauty made it difficult to picture ourselves getting married anywhere else. However, what truly made a difference was Melody. The way she stayed on top of everything was amazing. She knew what I needed before I needed it. She made the planning so easy and I felt confident in her which made for a stress-free day. Melody and Stasi make weddings look easy, especially during a pandemic! You can tell that they truly care about their couples and take pride in their work. I was able to completely enjoy my special day because of the team at Sydney & Berne and although I never plan on getting married again, I would with their help!

    Sent on 02/01/2021
  • O

    Oktavia · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect Venue!

    SBDAC was the perfect choice for our wedding. The venue has a magical feeling. The outside is absolutely beautiful. The staff here will do whatever it takes to make the day right. We had rain in the forecast and the venue staff was flexible all day long moving from plan A to B to C and back to B!! Truly a great space for a wedding of 100+. Stasi was our point person and was extremely helpful over the course of the year we worked with her. I highly recommend!

    Sent on 10/26/2019

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The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Pricing

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The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3775
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2750
  • 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?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 6
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Museum
    Rooftop
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • 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
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    June
    July
    August

2 Real Weddings

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • Hunter Ryan Photo Wedding Photographers

    The SBDAC is such a gorgeous, historic and unique wedding venue. And the staff? They are kind, helpful and genuine. We love when we have the opportunity to shoot weddings there because they are so great to work with!

  • Jamie Lyn Cintron Salon Spa Wedding Wedding Hair & Makeup

    The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is a gorgeous downtown spot to have a wedding. The staff is friendly and very helpful. We look forward to working with them as always:)

  • Cleopatra Photography Wedding Photographers

    The entire Staff at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center was amazing to work with! Not only do they offer an amazing venue but everyone went above and beyond to help me take some amazing photos at their location! Contact them for a "secret unique" location in the middle of Downtown that will wow all of your guests!

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The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center?

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for wedding events is known for:

  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Rooftop

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for wedding events?

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offer?

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offer for wedding events?

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center have available for wedding events?

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offer?

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.