Private Event Rentals

Reserve areas of Manatee Village for picnics, parties, reunions, baptisms, and other functions

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


Changes to our policies during COVID-19

Due to guidelines for COVID-19, we have made the following changes to our private rental policies:

  • Dates Available
    Let us know what day or preferred dates you want to hold your event and we'll check our calendar. Please know that we do not hold private rentals on Holidays or their associated weekends.

  • Times Available
    Private events must be held outside of our regular hours. Due to COVID-19, our recent hours might be different from usual. Let us know about your preferred timing and we'll let you know if it's appropriate.

  • Less than 25 people
    We encourage your group to have less than 25 persons as part of our guidelines.

  • Location
    To lessen the spread of COVID-19, only 2 locations are available at this time: The 1887 Church and the Courtyard.

  • No Equipment Rentals
    You might have planned on using a sound system or to use a company to rent tables, but unfortunately we are not allowing any equipment rentals. Please ask us about seating arrangements and we can describe our Courtyard tables and pew seating inside the 1887 Church.

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

  • Payment & Refunds
    Full payment for your private rental will be due 60-30 days before your event. No refunds within 30 days of your date. Our refund process takes time, we would need more than 30 days' notice of your cancellation.

  • Thank you!
    Thank you for reading our rules & guidelines. We hope we can assist everyone in staying safe and still have a meaningful get-together.


Download an information packet here: Private Event Rental Information Packet.pdf

*Please note that these policies do not apply to weddings or vow renewals. For wedding rental information, please visit our wedding rental page.

**Manatee Village does not host events on holidays or their corresponding weekends.


Locations Available


Gazebo and Courtyard

Beautiful Old Florida gazebo shaded by oak trees and Spanish moss and picnic tables that can seat up to 60.
Capacity: 100

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Picnic Pavilion

Covered area with overhead fans, working sink, and electrical outlets
Capacity: 25

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1887 Old Meeting House 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
Capacity: 125 people

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1860 Courthouse

Manatee County’s first courthouse. The oldest building in Manatee Village and the oldest remaining courthouse that was originally intended as a courthouse in the entire state of Florida
Capacity: 25


Ready to book or have a question?


(941) 749-7165

1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208, USA

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