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Venues in Saint Petersburg, Florida,
(727) 551-3100
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4.6 out of 5
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  • We had our ceremony under the Oak tree. It was so pretty and I cannot wait to see the pictures from that day.

    Tami

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  • Staff was wonderful, the location is beautiful, and our guests loved it! Make sure you book a year in advance if you have a specific date in mind.

    Kersten

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    5 out of 5
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  • We rented the Gardens and Garden Room from 5PM-Midnight for a ceremony in the Oak Pavilion and the reception to follow in the Garden Room. It was incredibly beautiful! My flower budget was $50. Why? Because there is nothing I could afford that would have been able to compare to the lush beauty that IS Sunken Gardens. The staff were amazingly helpful and willing to answer any and all questions that I had. We worked with Sarah C. for the wedding and Dick was the bar manager. Both were extremely helpful (1st wedding) with both the knowledge of the process and with helpful recommendations when I didn't have a clue. :) GREAT value for the price-the whole gardens plus the Garden Room for 5PM-Midnight-$3250. They also supply tables & chairs and do the setup & tear down for them (woo-hoo). You do have to choose a City of St. Pete approved caterer, but they have a lot of fabulous choices (try Amici's) and they are willing to work with you in regards to the bar if you want something d... Read more

    Andrea

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can't say enough about the event staff at Sunken Gardens. They were all friendly, cooperative, and communicative. The venue was BEAUTIFUL, to say the least, and extremely affordable. Anyone looking for a gorgeous outdoor wedding should consider Sunken Gardens for their event!

    Aqualuna27

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    5 out of 5
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  • The women in charge of weddings at these botanical gardens was extremely helpful. All my hubby and I had to do was walk down the isle it seemed like. And with all the flowers they have and beautiful plants, it was the perfect venue for our wedding pictures. I wouldn't change a thing.

    H

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Worked with Sarah C. to rent the Garden Room for the reception only, as the ceremony was held at a church, so I can only speak about the banquet room, although we were able to go in the beautiful gardens to take wedding pictures. The room is a good size for a smaller wedding and has beautiful windows. The built in dance floor and sound system was a plus. You have to select a caterer from a list of theirs but they had several good options on the list. If you play around with the lighting before the big day you'll be able to find the right ambiance. Their pricing was more affordable than some other venues we looked at, but we were only looking for a reception hall.

    Laura

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  • I loved this location for our wedding and our reception. The staff was very professional and helpful. They were available with any call or e-mail. It is a beautiful place for a wedding and would recommend it for anyone looking for a garden wedding.

    Jessica

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Sunken Gardens was a beautiful sight for my wedding. The palms and greenery around the wedding lawn were exceptional. The on site planner was professional and kind. Everything that was to be provided by Sunken Gardens (such as tables and chairs for the ceremony and reception) were in good shape and set up as promised the day of the wedding.

    Heather

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    3.8 out of 5
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  • Sunken Gardens is a beautiful venue. The drawback are the fact that the alcohol must be done through their vendor (costs more) and the you have to choose from approved vendor for all the food .... no room for cost savings there. The Gardens are beautiful though and if you have a photographer that understands how the light plays in the Gardens interior you photos will be beautiful. The banquet room, however, needs quite a bit of decorating to really look stunning (but if you can afford uplighting in a warm color and some decorations it will look great). We were overall satisfied ... I would however not get married there in May. Even in the evening, it is so hot ... it makes pictures kind of a nightmare. Also, just a note ... if heat is an issue. In the evening the Wedding Lawn is actually cooler than the North Lawn.

    Lee

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  • The butterfly garden at Sunken Gardens was a beautiful site for our wedding.

    Angie

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    3.5 out of 5
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  • The Sunken Gardens was a beautiful place for our ceremony in October and the Garden room was lovely for our reception. The only thing that was a bit frustrating was that the staff didn't work very well with my Wedding Coordinator the day of the wedding. The wedding party was a bit confused at the rehearsal, and the day of the wedding because they weren't sure who they were taking direction from. We were also left with breaking down the chairs that they set up for the ceremony which I feel should have been their responsibility. Just make sure your expectations are know in advance, and check your bar tab at the end. Make sure to dress before you come. The holding room is really tiny and was really hard to change in with 5 Bridesmaids, 2 Flower Girls, and 3 Ring Boys. It was beautiful though!

    Pamela

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  • DON'T GO THERE! The staff at the Sunken Gardens are very difficult to work with. They did not want to honor the prices and times on their rate sheet. They only wanted to set up the ceremony site one hour before the wedding started, and they wanted to kick my guests out of the park after the ceremony even though I reserved their banquet room. You will be better off getting married on the beach.

    Andrea

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  • The Sunken Gardens was an amazing find. Our ceremony was beautiful and I was so impressed on how fabulous the room turned out (to be fair, that was due to the handiwork of the groomsmen and the groom). I was hesitant about the fact that we had to do the bar through the city - but they were willing to accommodate any of our requests (special type of champagne, closing the bar for 30 minutes during dinner so we could extend it later in the evening by 30 minutes, etc) I will agree with a previous review that perhaps Barbara could dress a bit more professionally, and my only other issue was my aisle was a bit narrower than I would've thought it should be (but at the same time, this is something I should've thought of). Other than that though, I couldn't have imagined it a better place! Kudos to Joyce and her staff for allowing us to come in early and decorate. We couldn't have done it without their open-ness!

    Samantha

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    3.6 out of 5
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  • My husband and I absolutely love the gardens. We had been there a few times before our ceremony and loved the idea of having our wedding there. We were very pleased with the quality of service, flexibility, and responsiveness of the staff. As much as we do love the gardens, we were surprised at the cost of renting only the gardens for the ceremony. If we had found somewhere that we liked as much as the gardens for a lower price, I'm sure that we would have reluctantly gone the less expensive route. We were also surprised at the lack of professionalism from Barbara at the ceremony itself. We were not impressed with her attire or the way she handled the flower girl. The flower girl was upset and was being held by her mother who was also a bridesmaid. Barbara snatched our flower girl out of her mother's arms and said that she will handle her. During this time, I am trying to tell Barbara to let her go with her mother so she's not screaming and crying. It takes myself and two m... Read more

    Candi

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • This is an amazing place to get married! The gardens outside are beautiful and all the guests got to enjoy them. I just wish that the room for the reception was a little bigger!
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