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The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Fort Myers, FL View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
30 reviews
$9k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

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$9k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

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

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?

$3,775

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

$2,750

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

30 Reviews

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4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Caitlin C. Getting married on 02/03/2023
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    Best day ever

    LOVED my wedding at the art center. Everything was beautiful, perfect, and exactly as I imagined. We were able to keep the artwork up as we wanted and it really made the space our own. The staff was amazing and everyone loved it.
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    Megan P. Married on 03/05/2022
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    Perfect Day and NO STRESS!

    The entire staff at SBDAC were professional and efficient. The entire time leading up to the event was very low stress and there was always an open communication. Harper was FANTASTIC! She was super helpful, very kind, and always reassured me. The day of, I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING, which made the day go from great to perfect. Highly recommend this beautiful venue and amazing staff.
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    Stevie H. Married on 11/13/2021
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    A Perfect Wedding

    We can’t say it enough! The wedding was perfect! We worked with both Stasi & Melody while planning our wedding. They both were absolute gems to work with. They respond to emails promptly and answer all questions quickly. I was a very detail oriented bride and they made sure to stay on our timeline & execute all aspects of the day to a tee.


    Stasi, the venues coordinator on our wedding day took care of so many details we saw & we know that she handled so many more items we didn’t see to ensure our wedding ran smoothly. Because of Stasi & the entire SBDAC team we were able to be 100% present and not have to worry about anything on our Big Day. The team went above and beyond and we greatly appreciated it.

    The Team- all of the staff was extremely kind, happy to be there and did an amazing job. We only saw a small portion of their hard work, but we know they coordinated with our other vendors to make it look effortless. The SBDAC team are true professionals. We made the right decision choosing the SBDAC!

Awards

  • 30
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Melissa & Leo
    15 photos · 12/08/2018
  • Tui & Tiffany
    30 photos · 03/05/2016

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Hunter Ryan Photo 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 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 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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2301 First Street Fort Myers, FL, 33901
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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 average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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.

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