General – Thank you for your interest in celebrating your special day here in our beautiful gardens.  We often host birthday parties, wedding & baby showers, family picnics, memorial gatherings, etc. in our covered pavilion.  Weddings are not permitted in our pavilion. The fees below include rental of our screened-in pavilion and the adjacent lawn area north of the pavilion (next to the royal palms).  The pavilion rental includes six large picnic tables, lights, ceiling fans, and use of the adjacent rest rooms. Picnic tables may be removed from the pavilion, but must be replaced back under roof at the end of the event.  You may bring additional tables and chairs if you desire.

Hours – The pavilion is rented in 4-hour time increments in the morning (9am-1pm) or the afternoon (2pm-6pm) during daylight hours.  The 4 hours includes your set-up, party, & clean-up.

Park Policies – No alcohol is permitted at pavilion events.  Absolutely no balloons, sparklers, glitter, or confetti are allowed on park grounds, due to mess and danger to wildlife.  Event noise must be controlled – excessive noise that results in neighbor complaints will cause you to lose your deposit.  If Manatee County writes a citation for not complying with noise ordinances, you will be responsible for paying the citation.

Security Deposit – There is a $250 security deposit required that will be refunded within two weeks following the event, assuming all policies have been followed and no damage has occurred.

Reservations – Your date will be reserved upon contract execution and receipt of fee and security deposit. Full payment will be due at contract signing.  Payments accepted are cash, checks, MasterCard, or Visa.  

Season (October ~ May)                                      Off Season (June ~ September)

$      250      Fridays & Saturdays *                        $    200        Fridays & Saturdays

$      200      Sundays                                            $    150        Sundays

$      150      Monday – Thursdays                         $    100        Monday – Thursdays

*  Please note:  Due to season (October – May) being our peak wedding venue rental days, we are unable to reserve Fridays and Saturdays during season until 30 days prior to your event.  Sundays through Thursdays may be booked in advance, as long as the date is available.