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Weddings at Manatee Village Historical Park

Make your own history...

Nestled under a canopy of native oak trees, our lovely 1887 Church brings a simple romance and charm to your special day. With a variety of settings, our grounds are versatile enough for every style of celebration. Whether traditional, nontraditional, religious, or secular, there are many possibilities for your cherished event. 

Surrounded by historical structures and beautiful gardens, unique photo opportunities abound at Manatee Village Historical Park. Should you wish to capture a vintage feel or add a touch of whimsy to your photos, here you will find the perfect setting. 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. Manatee Village Historical Park provides an aura of elegance that will be long remembered and treasured.

Be our guest. Our Special Events Coordinator and Security Attendant will be on hand to ensure your special day in Manatee Village runs smoothly. It is our sincere wish that you make wonderful memories to cherish for years to come.

Special thanks to Kenzie Shores Photography.

Locations Available

Gazebo and Courtyard

  • Beautiful Old Florida gazebo shaded by oak trees and Spanish moss 
  • Picnic tables that can seat 60
  • Capacity: 100

1887 Old Meeting House Church

  • Beautiful stained glass windows and old fashioned wall sconces 
  • Piano and Bluetooth enabled stereo
  • 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

Wedding Application

Download an information packet, including a full list of rules and regulations, here: 2018 MVHP Wedding Information Packet.pdf

Please note that Manatee Village is in the process of updating our wedding package. As of September 17, 2018, our new price package includes a 1.5 hour rehearsal and a 3 hour ceremony. We will no longer host receptions. Contact Manatee Village staff to ensure you have the most updated price structure.

Learn more about how Manatee Village Historical Park can provide the ideal setting for your celebration by contacting staff at or by phone (941) 749-7165.

Reservations are by appointment only.

Amenities include:

  • Piano, organ
  • Unity candle stand
  • Two ready rooms
  • Parking for 40 cars
  • Optional additional parking
  • Limousine driveway
  • Air-conditioning
  • Security attendant
  • A facility coordinator who will be on-hand to answer questions and make the buildings available.

Fee Schedule

The wedding package includes 90 minutes for a rehearsal and three hours on your wedding day. The price for this is:

  • Booking fee: $675 plus tax
  • Security deposit: $300

To book your wedding, you must make an appointment to fill out Manatee Village's wedding application in person with Manatee Village staff. At this time, 1/2 of the booking fee and the security deposit are due. The remainder of the fees are due at least 30 days in advance of the rehearsal date.

*Pricing subject to change

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Village Hours:

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

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.