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Sunken gardens

St Petersburg , FL
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1825 4th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33704 US (map)

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727-551-3100

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What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Tropical, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.0/5.0
Would I have my wedding at Sunken Gardens again? Yes. Despite the problems, it is a beautiful venue and that's why they can get away with poor management and overpricing. It is run by the city, and the people who you work with are not great. I got told different things by different people at different times. Communication was poor. The day of our wedding, the lawn we planned on having the ceremony was dead -- it was actually mostly dirt. Everyone just shrugged at me and said it wasn't there problem, but for the $4000 I am paying just to use the site, they could have made sure there was nice grass and not dirt. If you are not into the DIY nature/self sufficiency of having a wedding at SG, I would not recommend, but it was beautiful despite all the hiccups.
Would I have my wedding at Sunken Gardens again? Yes. Despite the problems, it is a beautiful venue and that's why they Read more...
Would I have my wedding at Sunken Gardens again? Yes. Despite the problems, it is a beautiful venue and that's why they can get away with poor management and overpricing. It is run by the city, and the people who you work with are not great. I got told different things by different people at different times. Communication was poor. The day of our wedding, the lawn we planned on having the ceremony was dead -- it was actually mostly dirt. Everyone just shrugged at me and said it wasn't there problem, but for the $4000 I am paying just to use the site, they could have made sure there was nice grass and not dirt. If you are not into the DIY nature/self sufficiency of having a wedding at SG, I would not recommend, but it was beautiful despite all the hiccups. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Location was beautiful and the staff went the extra mile. So happy we got married there.
Location was beautiful and the staff went the extra mile. So happy we got married there.
Location was beautiful and the staff went the extra mile. So happy we got married there. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
1/2/2015
4.8/5.0
Sunken Gardens was the absolute perfect location for my wedding. Most of my guests were coming from out of town, so we wanted to find a place close to things to do. Everyone loved the fact that they were so close to restaurants, bars, museums, etc. The garden itself was beautiful and I received many compliments for finding such a "gem" in the middle of the city. Most of my guests came early the day of just to explore the gardens. The North Lawn was the perfect size and the cocktail hour in the oak pavilion was beautiful. They also made the entire process very easy and everything ran smoothly. If you're planning on doing an ipod playlist for your wedding, however, make sure you have a back-up! Their system wouldn't recognize my ipod, but they were able to bring out some breakaway fender speakers that worked out just fine.
Sunken Gardens was the absolute perfect location for my wedding. Most of my guests were coming from out of town, so we Read more...
Sunken Gardens was the absolute perfect location for my wedding. Most of my guests were coming from out of town, so we wanted to find a place close to things to do. Everyone loved the fact that they were so close to restaurants, bars, museums, etc. The garden itself was beautiful and I received many compliments for finding such a "gem" in the middle of the city. Most of my guests came early the day of just to explore the gardens. The North Lawn was the perfect size and the cocktail hour in the oak pavilion was beautiful. They also made the entire process very easy and everything ran smoothly. If you're planning on doing an ipod playlist for your wedding, however, make sure you have a back-up! Their system wouldn't recognize my ipod, but they were able to bring out some breakaway fender speakers that worked out just fine. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.2/5.0
Although this was a beautiful venue, I was abit disappointed at the lack of lighting for evening weddings. When I mentined this to the "coordinator", her response was:"Well, we only have to worry about it for a few months out of the year, so it is probably not worth having anything done about it" I was a bit shocked as they advertise year round weddings. We hired a lighting company.
We did have a gorgeous event and were very happy except with the ladies that were supposed to assist and guide us throughthe wedding. They were extrememly friendly and helpful the rehearsal evening, but very difficult to locate the night of the wedding. The garden is a maze of wonderful views, but unless you know where you are going, kind of difficult to maneuver. We were hoping the coordinators would be there to assist, again unable to locate them. We had an excellant DJ that helped pick up the slack. Overall it was a beautiful place, I would just make sure, to make it clear to whoever is there to assist, you expect their assistance.
Although this was a beautiful venue, I was abit disappointed at the lack of lighting for evening weddings. When I mentined Read more...
Although this was a beautiful venue, I was abit disappointed at the lack of lighting for evening weddings. When I mentined this to the "coordinator", her response was:"Well, we only have to worry about it for a few months out of the year, so it is probably not worth having anything done about it" I was a bit shocked as they advertise year round weddings. We hired a lighting company.
We did have a gorgeous event and were very happy except with the ladies that were supposed to assist and guide us throughthe wedding. They were extrememly friendly and helpful the rehearsal evening, but very difficult to locate the night of the wedding. The garden is a maze of wonderful views, but unless you know where you are going, kind of difficult to maneuver. We were hoping the coordinators would be there to assist, again unable to locate them. We had an excellant DJ that helped pick up the slack. Overall it was a beautiful place, I would just make sure, to make it clear to whoever is there to assist, you expect their assistance. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/1/2014
3.0/5.0
First off the Sunken Gardens is a VERY nice venue to have your wedding, it is simply beautiful. My only complaint is with the associated cost and what you get for your money. Be sure you understand exactly what you are getting for your "package" and realize its not much. Also be prepared for the additional fee the caterer will have to charge you and that you have only one choice on bar service (no flexibility) The staff was very helpful the day of the event and after helping with breakdown.
First off the Sunken Gardens is a VERY nice venue to have your wedding, it is simply beautiful. My only complaint is with Read more...
First off the Sunken Gardens is a VERY nice venue to have your wedding, it is simply beautiful. My only complaint is with the associated cost and what you get for your money. Be sure you understand exactly what you are getting for your "package" and realize its not much. Also be prepared for the additional fee the caterer will have to charge you and that you have only one choice on bar service (no flexibility) The staff was very helpful the day of the event and after helping with breakdown. Read less
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Devon
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Not only is Sunken Gardens absolutely gorgeous itself, the staff at this venue are absolutely amazing to work with. Sarah Carvalis, Natalie White, Stacey Faqua, and Barbara (so sorry, I don't know her last name) were just a few of the wonderful employees with whom we had the pleasure of sharing our wedding!

We got married in the Oak Pavilion; we had a smaller wedding (~80 people) and loved the backdrop of the gardens with the brick layout extending throughout. My husband and I got engaged under an oak tree, so it was important to us to carry the symbolism of an oak with us into our ceremony. The Sunken Gardens Oak Pavilion was perfect!!! The Garden Room, where we had our reception, was perfectly sized and was VERY easy to decorate and make our own. The rest of the gardens, where we took our pictures, were absolutely stunning - greens, oranges, reds, purples, yellows.. any color of nature you can possibly imagine. Such a gorgeous venue!

Sarah, Natalie, and Stacey were extremely attentive to all of my crazy questions throughout the process. They made planning this wedding (which I did on my own, I didn't have a coordinator) much easier and allowed me the freedom to do what I wanted with decorations, seating, etc. Barbara was our wedding day coordinator, who also worked with us at the rehearsal, and she was fantastic!! She was knowledgeable, professional, and knew exactly what she was doing - she made us feel super special and really adhered to our questions and needs. The rehearsal, ceremony, and reception were PERFECT, and we have the Sunken Gardens staff to thank for that!!
Not only is Sunken Gardens absolutely gorgeous itself, the staff at this venue are absolutely amazing to work with. Sarah Read more...
Not only is Sunken Gardens absolutely gorgeous itself, the staff at this venue are absolutely amazing to work with. Sarah Carvalis, Natalie White, Stacey Faqua, and Barbara (so sorry, I don't know her last name) were just a few of the wonderful employees with whom we had the pleasure of sharing our wedding!

We got married in the Oak Pavilion; we had a smaller wedding (~80 people) and loved the backdrop of the gardens with the brick layout extending throughout. My husband and I got engaged under an oak tree, so it was important to us to carry the symbolism of an oak with us into our ceremony. The Sunken Gardens Oak Pavilion was perfect!!! The Garden Room, where we had our reception, was perfectly sized and was VERY easy to decorate and make our own. The rest of the gardens, where we took our pictures, were absolutely stunning - greens, oranges, reds, purples, yellows.. any color of nature you can possibly imagine. Such a gorgeous venue!

Sarah, Natalie, and Stacey were extremely attentive to all of my crazy questions throughout the process. They made planning this wedding (which I did on my own, I didn't have a coordinator) much easier and allowed me the freedom to do what I wanted with decorations, seating, etc. Barbara was our wedding day coordinator, who also worked with us at the rehearsal, and she was fantastic!! She was knowledgeable, professional, and knew exactly what she was doing - she made us feel super special and really adhered to our questions and needs. The rehearsal, ceremony, and reception were PERFECT, and we have the Sunken Gardens staff to thank for that!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend for a future couple to have their destination wedding here!
Absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend for a future couple to have their destination wedding here!
Absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend for a future couple to have their destination wedding here! Read less
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Neece
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
Sunken Gardens definitely delivered the whole package. :) It was an absolutely wonderful place for our daughter and our new son on their wedding day.
First, the garden was a beautiful back drop for the fairy tale wedding.
Second, The Sunken Garden staff were fantastic with our families as we transitioned into this new chapter of our lives. They were extremely professional and helpful to us from the start, throughout the planning process, and the wedding day. They created the magical atmosphere for the perfect wedding. They worked with the vendors to ensure the day was seamless which resulted in an awesome wedding day and created wonderful lasting memories. I would gladly recommend Sunken Gardens to others.
Sunken Gardens definitely delivered the whole package. :) It was an absolutely wonderful place for our daughter and our Read more...
Sunken Gardens definitely delivered the whole package. :) It was an absolutely wonderful place for our daughter and our new son on their wedding day.
First, the garden was a beautiful back drop for the fairy tale wedding.
Second, The Sunken Garden staff were fantastic with our families as we transitioned into this new chapter of our lives. They were extremely professional and helpful to us from the start, throughout the planning process, and the wedding day. They created the magical atmosphere for the perfect wedding. They worked with the vendors to ensure the day was seamless which resulted in an awesome wedding day and created wonderful lasting memories. I would gladly recommend Sunken Gardens to others. Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
5/16/2014
4.1/5.0
My wedding looked amazing but it isn't because of Sunken Gardens. I enjoyed using them for my cocktail hour and reception but I was a little disappointed. First off the garden room was extremely hot all night long, I had guests complaining along with myself. Second the sign they wrote for my guests to see was absolutely dreadful. Third the women helping weren't dressed in a manner appropriate for hosting a wedding. The venue was great for my reception just wish it would have been cooler.
My wedding looked amazing but it isn't because of Sunken Gardens. I enjoyed using them for my cocktail hour and reception Read more...
My wedding looked amazing but it isn't because of Sunken Gardens. I enjoyed using them for my cocktail hour and reception but I was a little disappointed. First off the garden room was extremely hot all night long, I had guests complaining along with myself. Second the sign they wrote for my guests to see was absolutely dreadful. Third the women helping weren't dressed in a manner appropriate for hosting a wedding. The venue was great for my reception just wish it would have been cooler. Read less
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tara
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff at Sunken Gardens is beyond professional, helpful and organized! From the very beginning, it was so easy to communicate with Sarah and her staff. They were very quick to respond to any question I had, no matter how small. Come rehearsal time, Barbara and Stephanie were so detail oriented that they kept me calm and sane. I knew everything would be perfect and it was. And the venue itself...you cannot find a more beautiful place to hold a romantic and intimate wedding. And having the gardens all to ourselves was so amazing and private!! Our guests were floored by the beauty of the Sunken Gardens.
The staff at Sunken Gardens is beyond professional, helpful and organized! From the very beginning, it was so easy to Read more...
The staff at Sunken Gardens is beyond professional, helpful and organized! From the very beginning, it was so easy to communicate with Sarah and her staff. They were very quick to respond to any question I had, no matter how small. Come rehearsal time, Barbara and Stephanie were so detail oriented that they kept me calm and sane. I knew everything would be perfect and it was. And the venue itself...you cannot find a more beautiful place to hold a romantic and intimate wedding. And having the gardens all to ourselves was so amazing and private!! Our guests were floored by the beauty of the Sunken Gardens. Read less
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