Sunken Gardens





Holding over 100 years worth of stunning tropical plants, the Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise is nestled right in the bustling city of St. Petersburg, Florida. This romantic location has been considered a first-class wedding venue since 1935, and for good reason. Envision your guests wandering down winding paths that are brimming with exotic plants from around the world before being seated in your ceremony location. Stroll over a quaint bridge into the historic Wedding Lawn to exchange your vows or wed your beloved beneath the shade of old growth trees in the Oak Pavilion. Spend the remainder of your afternoon wandering this singular oasis and taking memorable wedding photos surrounded by more than 50,000 tropical plants. Celebrate your big day in the Garden Room, a recent addition to a historic space that features remnants of 1920’s grandiosity, including loft-like ceilings, exposed metal beams, and gorgeous garden views. The Sunken Gardens is a stellar venue for charming historic weddings or whimsical garden occasions.

Venue Style



Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 225 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 3:00PM. Events must end by midnight. Appointments can be scheduled Monday – Friday 9AM to 4PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,000 to $6,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 7 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $2,300. A refundable security deposit of $250 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Sunken Gardens is estimated at between $6,918 and $18,757 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight