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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 or non-traditional, 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 Stephens 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.

 

Ready to Schedule?

Congratulations! 

We are so happy you are considering Manatee Village Historical Park as your wedding venue! Thank you for reviewing the information below and our wedding information packet.​ Please email manatee.village@manateeclerk.com or call 941-749-7165 with any questions or to check our availabilityWe look forward to hearing from you!

 

Locations Available

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Gazebo & Courtyard

  • Beautiful Old Florida gazebo shaded by oak trees and Spanish moss

  • Picnic tables seat 60

  • Capacity: 100

1887 Old Meeting House Church

  • Beautiful stained glass windows, old-fashioned wall sconces.

  • Altar and original 1887 pews

  • Two ready-rooms

  • Piano

  • Bluetooth-enabled stereo speaker

  • Air conditioning

  • Capacity: 125

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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

 

Amenities include...

  • Old fashioned wall sconces

  • Double aisle for traditional wedding circuit

  • Piano and stereo system

  • Two ready rooms in Church

  • Parking for up to 40 cars

  • Limousine driveway
    (Old Manatee Avenue brick road)

  • Historic setting with a peaceful
    Old Florida atmosphere

  • Security attendant, and more!

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Information Packet
& More

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We've got some rules for you! Don't worry, we're here to help guide you. Download our Wedding Rental Policy and Pricing Information Packet to start your planning.

Our Pinterest boards feature approved decoration ideas and more photos of our buildings and past weddings: https://www.pinterest.com/manateevillage/boards/

 

We can always assist you with ideas or approved alternatives! Feel free to contact us at manatee.village@manateeclerk.com or call 941-749-7165.

 

Wedding Venue Rental Estimates

Our wedding package includes a 90 minute rehearsal and three (3) hours on the day of the wedding. As part of our preservation efforts, we do not host receptions on-site.

  • Booking fee: $675 plus tax

  • Security deposit: $300

  • Security Guard: $19/hour (4 hour minimum)

 

A $300 security deposit is due at time of booking to secure your reservation. The balance amount due must be paid no less than thirty (30) days prior to the rehearsal date. Download our wedding information packet for all the details.

  • First Come First Served: Applications must be received within two (2) weeks of making a reservation, accompanied by payment of a $300 security deposit. Dates are scheduled on a first come first served basis. Please note we do not hold weddings or private rentals on Holidays and their associated weekends.

  • Wedding Size: Please be mindful of current CDC guidelines such as group sizes, etc. The total number of people at the site needs to include the bride/groom, bridal party, and families of the bride/groom as well as staff members. Please take this into consideration when planning your wedding and before sending invitations.

  • Confirmation: You will be notified in writing when your application is accepted. All dates and times must be confirmed at least thirty (30) days before the event.

  • Payment: A $300 security deposit is required at time of booking to secure your date. The balance amount due must be paid in full no less than thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled rehearsal date. Prices are subject to change.

  • COVID-19 Guidelines: We reserve the right to cancel/reschedule your wedding date based on our interpretation of COVID-19 guidelines from the state and county. We may operate differently from other museums because we are a part of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Historical Resources Department.

  • Ready to book? Please review the wedding information packet and return the wedding application to manatee.village@manateeclerk.com. Feel free to call 941-749-7165 with any questions. We'd be happy to schedule a site visit to show you around!