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Event Rental

Manatee Village Historical Park is available to rent for weddings, private events, and recurring meetings. 

Weddings: Nestled under a canopy of native oak trees, our lovely 1887 Church, Old Florida Gazebo, and courtyard bring a simple romance and charm to your special day. Our grounds are versatile for every style of celebration. Whether traditional, nontraditional, religious, or secular, there are many possibilities for your cherished event. Learn more on our Manatee Village Weddings page.

Private Events: Manatee Village is a uniquely beautiful setting in which to gather your group for a corporate function, picnic, birthday party, baptism, memorial service, reunion, or other event. Surrounded by historic structures and picturesque settings, photo opportunities abound at Manatee Village. Your guests can stroll along brick paths, relax in the gazebo or on a porch swing, and get a feel for a by-gone era. Learn more on our Private Event Rental page.  

Recurring Meetings: The Manatee County Historical Commission makes meeting space available to qualified community groups as a public service. Meeting room use is available to groups of a civic, cultural, or educational nature at no charge on a first-come-first-served basis. Learn more on our Recurring Room Reservation page.

Manatee Village is a perfect place for family, wedding, graduation, and other photographs. Learn more about using Manatee Village as the stage for your special pictures on our Photo Policy page.

Private Events at Manatee Village Historical Park

Gazebo and Courtyard
 Beautiful Old Florida gazebo
 Shaded by oak trees 
 Picnic tables that can seat 60
Capacity: 100

Picnic Pavilion
 Covered area with overhead fans 
 Electrical outlets and sink
Capacity: 25

1887 Old Meeting House Church
 Beautiful stained glass windows
 Altar and original 1887 pews
 Bride’s and groom’s rooms
 Central air conditioning
Capacity: 125 people

1860 Courthouse
 Manatee County’s first courthouse
 The oldest building in Manatee Village and the oldest remaining building built as a courthouse in the entire state of Florida
Capacity: 25

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Village Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Closures: Wednesday October 9, November 9-11 (Veteran's Day Weekend), November 28-30 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

Upcoming Saturday openings: October 12, October 26, November 23

Phone: (941) 749-7165

E-mail addresses are public records under Florida law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact by phone at the phone numbers above, or contact us in writing, via the United States Postal Service, at this address- Manatee County Historical Commission 1404 Manatee Ave. E, Bradenton, Fl 34208.


1404 Manatee Avenue East 
(SR 64)
Bradenton, FL. 34208



Village Hours

Monday – Friday and 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month

9:00am – 4:00pm

Closed holidays and their corresponding weekends.