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Private Event Rentals

Perfect for anniversaries, baptisms, memorials, birthday parties, family reunions, class reunions, company picnics, bridal showers, baby showers, graduation celebrations, and many other get-togethers!

Manatee Village Historical Park is a unique setting in which to gather your group, celebrate, reminisce, and make new memories. With a variety of settings, our grounds are versatile enough for every style of celebration. Surrounded by historic structures and picturesque settings, your guests can stroll along brick paths, relax in the gazebo, and get a feel for a by-gone era.

Private Event Rentals: About Us

Private Rental Policies:

  • Manatee Village Historical Park does not host private events on holidays or their associated weekends.

  • Food or beverages are not allowed in any of the historic buildings. 

  • Full payment for your private rental will be due 30-60 days before your event. No refunds within 30 days of your date. 

  • We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule your event based on our interpretation of COVID-19 guidelines from the state and county. As part of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, we may operate differently from other museums. Please be mindful of current safety recommendations due to COVID-19 as you plan your get-together.

  • Download our private rental information packet for full details. Please note that these policies do not apply to weddings or vow renewals. Visit our weddings page for wedding rental information.

Locations Available


Gazebo and Courtyard

The most versatile area in our museum features an Old Florida gazebo shaded by oak trees, Spanish moss, and includes picnic tables that can seat up to 60. 
Capacity: 100 

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Picnic Pavilion

This area provides access to the necessities. The pavilion is a covered area with sun cover, overhead fans, working sink, and electrical outlets.
Capacity: 25

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1887 Old Meeting House Church

Our Church features Old fashioned wall sconces, stained glass windows, Piano, Bluetooth enabled stereo, pulpit and original pews, Bride’s and groom’s rooms, and central air conditioning. Food and beverage are not allowed inside.
Capacity: 125 people 


1860 Courthouse

This is the oldest building at our museum and a great place to hold a small meeting. It is also the oldest remaining courthouse that was originally intended as a courthouse in the entire state of Florida. Food and beverage are not allowed inside the historic building.
Capacity: 25

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