Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
The Marie Selby Botanical gardens are a dedicated research facility and event venue located on the the shoreline of the Sarasota bay. They house a collection of tropical plants specializing mostly in the exotic epiphytes (orchids, bromeliads) family. The gardens were built on the property of a former estate owned by Marie and William Selby. The property stretches a vast 7 acres along the bay providing a gorgeous setting of tropical landscapes. A couple with a true appreciation of nature’s diversity will find the botanical gardens and ideal location for their special day.
The gardens provide a variety of options for hosting a wedding. A couple may choose to have a simple wedding in the garden, a large open-air event, a formal indoor reception, or a combination of all of these. The setting allows for plenty of creativity in choosing the character of the event.
The Schimmel Wedding Pavilion is one of the most popular venue choices. This is a bayfront location which extends into a lawn and has a seating capacity of 1000 guests. Gorgeous sunsets can be viewed at the pavilion making it one of the most popular choices for a ceremonial site.
The Mansion, located on the grounds of the gardens, can accommodate between 50 and 75 guests and can serve as a great reception venue.
The Oak Grove, which is adjacent to the mansion, is where exotic plants such as the orchid bloom in abundance. The grove, characterized by serenity and romance, is an ideal site for exchanging vows.
The property also houses immense moreton bay fig and banyan trees. The presence of the trees is truly grandiose. Their appeal makes this setting very popular for bridal parties and wedding ceremonies. This is also one of the most photographed areas.
The couple may also choose to exchange their vows at the Gazebo, which overlooks the Hudson Bayou.
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provide a unique combination of features. A couple wanting to incorporate natural landscapes and plant diversity into their event, will find the gardens and ideal setting for their wedding day.
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