Manatee Village Historical Park




Step back into time and make your own history by booking your wedding ceremony at Manatee Village Historical Park, a collection of restored buildings from Manatee County’s settlement history. Nestled under a canopy of native oak trees, the lovely 1887 church provides a romantic setting for your wedding ceremony. Framed by blue skies and majestic moss-draped oaks, the setting is reminiscent of a classic Victorian age wedding. If you’d like an outdoor ceremony, exchange your vows by the gazebo, also located in a picturesque, courtyard setting. Unique photo opportunities abound at the Manatee Village Historical Park. Surrounded by historic 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, Event Center, Park/Garden, Church/Temple, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time determined by type of rental, day of the week and time of the year. Weddings may be scheduled after 6 pm but must conclude prior to sunset.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $239.63 to $479.25 and includes 3 hours of event time including the 1 hour rehearsal the day before and 2 hours on the day of your wedding for set-up the ceremony, photos and clean up. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $106.50/hr. A security deposit of $200 is required and fully refundable if all conditions outlined in the wedding application contract are observed.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Manatee Village Historical Park is estimated at $479 for a ceremony only for 100 guests.

Amenities Included

Event coordination
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
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
Music must end by 6:00PM
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