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 or nontraditional, religious or secular, classic or themed, there are many possibilities for your cherished event.
Guests can stroll along brick paths as they make their way to the 1887 Church and get a feel for a by-gone era. Newly wedded couples can get photos in the Courthouse or on the Settler's House porch swing, throw the bouquet from the second floor balcony of the Wiggins Store, and make their exit down the brick road that used to be Manatee Avenue.
Be our guest and make your own history! 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.
Gazebo & Courtyard
Beautiful Old Florida gazebo shaded by oak trees and Spanish moss
Picnic tables seat 60
1887 Old Meeting House Church
Beautiful stained glass windows, old-fashioned wall sconces.
Altar and original 1887 pews
Bride's and Groom's rooms
Piano and bluetooth-enabled stereo
Central air conditions
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
Unity candle stand
Two ready rooms
Parking for 40 cars
Optional additional parking
Driveway at Wiggins Store
(Old Manatee Avenue brick road)
Facility coordinator who will be on-hand to answer questions and make the buildings available.
The wedding package includes 90 minutes for a rehearsal and a total of three hours on your wedding day. Pricing:
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. Half of the booking fee plus the security deposit will be due. The remainder of the fees are due at least 30 days in advance of the rehearsal date.
**Prices subject to change
For more information
Download an information packet, including a list of rules and regulations, here: MVHP Wedding Information Packet.pdf
Check out our Pinterest boards for decoration ideas and more photos of our buildings and past weddings: https://www.pinterest.com/manateevillage/boards/
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 as part of our preservation efforts.