Manatee Village Historical Park




Step back in time and make your own history by booking your wedding ceremony at Manatee Village Historical Park, a museum and collection of restored buildings from Manatee County’s settlement history.

Framed by blue skies and majestic moss-draped oaks, our 1887 Church and courtyard provide a romantic setting reminiscent of a classic Victorian age wedding.

Unique photo opportunities abound at Manatee Village. Surrounded by 100-year old structures, the grounds are versatile enough for every style of wedding. Whether you wish to capture vintage charm or add a touch of whimsy to your photos, here you will find the perfect setting.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Church/Temple, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony


Max Indoor Ceremony: 125 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 125 guests

Time Restrictions

Rehearsals must occur between 9am and 6pm M-F. Weddings may take place starting after sunrise and ending before Civil Twilight.

Rental Fees

Our current wedding package includes 3 hours of event time, which breaks down as 1 hour for the rehearsal the day before and 2 hours for the wedding the day of.

Rental fees are broken down into two categories: during regular hours ($225 + tax) and after hours ($450 + tax). Regular hours are M-F, 9am-4pm.

In addition to the booking fees, we require a $200 security deposit. We also hire a security guard for $20 per hour ($80 minimum).

Additional hours may be added up to 30 days in advance of the wedding for a fee of $127 per hour.

If food and drink will be served, adding a reception to the package is required ($480 + tax). Receptions are only available after hours.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Manatee Village Historical Park is estimated at $482 for a ceremony only for 100 guests.

Amenities Included

Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
No catering allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
No alcohol allowed on premises
Music must end by 6:00PM

Wedding Day Availability (Last updated Sep 12, 2018)

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