Located in the heart of Coral Gables, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is an 83-acre botanic garden that is home to extensive collections of rare tropical plants and a beautiful venue for special events and functions such as wedding ceremonies and receptions. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens offers a selection of beautiful sites, ranging from the lovely and formal setting of the Bailey Palm Glade with stunning views of the Glade to the Historic Amphitheater with a striking entrance to an magical coconut tree grove. Other locations for romantic ceremonies include the Royal Palm Lakes, the Allée, and Overlook, which boast spectacular views of the Pandanus Lake and the Garden's lowland areas. Locations for elegant receptions at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens include the Lakeside Marquee, the Garden House, the Glasshouse Café, and the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center.
Amenities and Facilities
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens offers a variety of beautifully appointed venues for both indoor and outdoor functions, ranging from romantic ceremonies and private services and small to large receptions.
Ceremony locations include the garden’s most formal landscape feature, the Bailey Palm Glade, which is a charming setting with stunning views of the Glade and Royal Palm Lake. The awe-inspiring setting features majestic palm trees, a tranquil lily pond, and oolithic limestone staircases, and hosts daytime and evening ceremonies for up to 280 guests.
The Historical Amphitheater features a striking entrance across a land bridge into a magical coconut tree grove and a beautiful limestone dais, which creates an intimate, romantic site for ceremonies and reception for up to 350 guests.
The Allée and the tree-lined Overlook is a stunning outdoor venue with spectacular views of the Pandanus Lake for romantic daytime and evening ceremonies of up to 80 people. The Overlook boasts gorgeous panoramic views of Pandanus Lake and the Garden's lowland areas.
Reception locations include the Garden House, which boasts a tropical garden setting with beautiful landscapes, lawns and a loggia surrounded by majestic Bismarckia palms and bromeliads. The Garden House caters for daytime and evening receptions for up to 250 guests for seated dinners with dancing and 400 guests for cocktail-style gatherings.
Nestled between the Mosaic Ellipse and Pandanus Lake, the Lakeside Marquee offers a picturesque setting beneath an expansive white peak tent on Pandanus Lawn. Situated next to the Shehan Visitor Center, the venue can be transformed into an enchanting and magical setting for daytime and evening receptions for 375 seated guests and 450 standing.
Set directly across from the Richard H. Simons Rainforest and decorated with an eight-foot designer glass chandelier and floor-to-ceiling glass windows with stunning views, Glasshouse Café is a perfect venue for seated receptions of up to 120 guests and standing cocktail parties for up to 150 people.
Nestled between the Shehan Visitor Center and the historic Vine Pergola and inspired by the Floridian vernacular architecture of the Garden, the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center offer an elegant venue for daytime and evening receptions for 200 seated guests and 300 standing.
Services and amenities included in the rental of one of the spaces in the Garden consist of event coordination and planning from a team of professional staff, set-up and clean-up of the venue, an onsite manager of the day of the event, tables, chairs, a fully equipped kitchen for food prep only, and a dance area. Onsite secure parking can be arranged if required.
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables is wheelchairs accessible and can arrange secure onsite parking for guests if required.
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156, Phone: 305-667-1651
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