Venue Rentals at Selby Gardens

the perfect setting for your event

Selby Gardens is an ideal setting for corporate events, private parties and weddings. Our 10-acre property is located near resorts and hotels and is conveniently close to downtown shopping, dining and business facilities.  The Gardens provide an urban oasis that will give you and your guests the feeling of getting away from it all.

Let us help you plan a beautiful wedding or event surrounded by the lush beauty of our tropical gardens. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for small intimate gatherings, corporate meetings, or extravagant affairs for hundreds along the iconic Sarasota Bayfront.

Onsite catering is available along with an extensive list of industry partners who represent the most respected event vendors and planners in the region.  We can help you design the perfect event for your budget or occasion.

The Mansion

The Christy Payne Mansion (also known as the Museum for Botany & the Arts) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a showcase setting with a variety of room types and sizes for any function or occasion. The first floor is ideal for small receptions or dinners. On the first floor, there are two main rooms, two sun porches and an outdoor patio area. On the second floor there are three small meeting rooms ideal for conference meetings and engagements.

Great Room by the Bay

With 60-feet of glass windows showcasing beautiful views of Sarasota Bay, this location can serve a variety of purposes and has a full complement of multi-media, internet capabilities and A/V options. A Selby Gardens Event Associate can assistance you with floor planning as well as suggestions for decor and design. The Great Room by the Bay is open for private rentals seven days a week based upon availability.

Selby Gardens Outdoor Setting

Whether you’re planning a formal or informal reception, our expansive and majestic Great Lawn, Banyan Tree area, Children’s Rainforest, and Schimmel Pavilion outdoor areas are adaptive to your needs. Outdoor venues seven days a week on based on availability.

Corporate & Social Event Facility Rates
Monday - Friday (Daytime Only)

Scully Conference Room
or Board Conference Room In the Christy Payne Mansion*

8:00am-12:00pm1:00pm-5:00pm8:00am-5:00pm
Mon – Fri$1,400$1,400$2,800
* Capacity: 20 per room, Conference Room table and chairs, A/V: pull-down screen

Great Room by the Bay*

7:30am-11:30am12:30pm-4:30pm7:30am-4:30pm
Mon – Fri$2,000$2,000$4,000

* Tables and chairs provided, A/V: drop-down screen, projector, podium and microphone, DVD/CD player

All event and rental contracts incur a minimum $150.00 staffing fee. Staffing fee is based on guest count and type of event. Prices do not include 7% sales tax.

*The Great Room by The Bay can be reserved as back-up for your event for an additional fee of $1,500.

$500 security deposit is added when catering is involved.

For non-profit organizations, you must have a current Sales Tax Exemption form to receive sales tax exemption.

Corporate & Social Event Facility Rates

Gazebo & Great Lawn, Children’s Rainforest**, Banyan Area, and Schimmel Wedding Pavilion (Outdoor)***

Sun.-Thurs.$4,500
Fri. – Sat.$6,500

Great Room By The Bay (Indoor & Outdoor)

Sun.-Thurs.$2,500
Fri. – Sat.$3,500

Christy Payne Mansion (Indoor & Outdoor)**

Indoor & Outdoor Rental
Sun.-Thurs.$4,500
Fri. – Sat.$5,500

All event and rental contracts incur a minimum $150.00 staffing fee. Staffing fee is based on guest count and type of event.
A $1,000 Security/Damage Deposit is required.
*The Great Room by The Bay can be reserved as back-up for your event for an additional fee of $1,500.
**Restrictions Apply
***Tents are permitted with an additional ground damage fee of $3,000.00

Please contact us using the form below for availability and assistance.