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Venue Rentals

Historic Spanish Point campus is a quintessentially unique setting for weddings, celebrations, and corporate events. Within our 30-acre bayfront oasis, you and your guests will enjoy your special occasion surrounded by lush Florida foliage, breathtaking bayfront views, and more than 5,000 years of history.

With several venue locations throughout the site, flexible vendor policies, and views any photographer would dream of, we are here to help you make dreams come true.

Garden Venues

Mary’s Chapel

The romantic pioneer-era chapel features seven stained glass windows, high ceilings, and a church bell to ring in your next chapter.

Holds 30 (or up to 50 with additional chairs)

White Cottage Lawn
& Sunken Garden

Our most popular wedding venue features the White Cottage, Sunken Garden, and romantic Pergola of Mrs. Potter Palmer. This spacious garden is ideal for sunset nuptials on the bayfront.

Holds 150 for seated dinner

Duchene Lawn

Featuring two rows of Queen Palms and a classic portal erected by Mrs. Potter Palmer in 1912, this is the perfect way to frame your happily-ever-after.

Holds 50-150

Guptill House Lawn & Porch

Built in 1901 by Lizzie Webb Guptill and Frank Guptill, this pioneer-era nautical home features gorgeous views of Little Sarasota Bay from atop the archaic shell mound.

Includes restrooms

Packing House

A rustic space nestled in the mangroves with a dock that extends into Little Sarasota Bay. The perfect spot for intimate “old Florida” ceremonies and receptions.

Holds 30-50.

Magic Boat Tour

Be transported in classic Florida style! Enjoy a relaxing mini-cruise on Little Sarasota Bay.

Maximum of 6 passengers

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Please read through the tabbed information for details regarding renting the different venues on Historic Spanish Point campus of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

If you have any questions, please use the form found on the Venue Rental Contact tab. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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