Plan Your Visit

Facility Rentals

Host your next meeting, event or retreat at Bok Tower Gardens for a chance to enjoy the surroundings of one of America’s finest gardens. Our facility is located centrally between Tampa and Orlando and is the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind meeting or private event that allows participants to relax and to get away from distractions.

Your attendees can feel at ease in the natural settings of our landscape gardens and enjoy the sounds of the Singing Tower carillon, all with the necessities of the office including audio-visual equipment, Wi-Fi accessibility and private meeting spaces.

Due to the uniqueness of our location and mission, we do not allow any event which may result in damage or disturbance to the garden or facilities. All activities must be deemed appropriate in advance.

Bok Tower Gardens is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your facility use fees benefit the Gardens by providing revenue to help fund our non-profit education, conservation and garden programs.

Facility Rentals Information Request Form

Corporate and Social Event Spaces

Rental spaces are available for corporate and social events. Facility rental includes use of the room, as well as table and chair set-up.

Outdoor Kitchen

Maximum of 60 attendees seated and 100 attendees cocktail style
The Outdoor Kitchen features 6,400 square feet of culinary delight punctuated with a wood-fired pizza oven, top-of-the-line outdoor appliances and much more. Festive café string lights, ceiling fans and vine trellises make the kitchen functional, beautiful and intimate despite its large size. A center island with granite countertop provides more than 15 feet of space for chef demonstrations. The Edible Garden includes fruit orchard, grape arbors, and raised beds for herbs and vegetables. This area will be a hub or horticultural and culinary activity showcasing lifestyle gardening and the culinary arts. The Edible Garden also complements the Gardens’ new UF/IFAS educational partnership.

Alexander Discovery Center

Maximum of 60 attendees
Located a few steps away from the children’s garden entrance, The Alexander Discovery Center offers a contemporary meeting and gathering space for programs, small classroom learning, and staging for field trips.

Visitor Center Lobby & Exhibits Hall and Fountain Courtyard

Maximum of 120 attendees
The grand lobby of our Visitor Center features picture windows, a vaulted wooden beam ceiling and open indoor spaces with all the necessities for a large-scale reception or social gathering. In addition to the indoor spaces of our grand lobby, visitors will enjoy the added ambience of our Fountain Courtyard with outdoor seating in this covered breezeway just outside the lobby doors.

Corporate Meeting Rooms

The Lecture Halls and Conference Room are available daily from 9 – 5 p.m. The public areas of the Visitor Center are open from 9 – 5 p.m., and the grounds and parking lot are open from 8 – 6 p.m. All facilities are accessible to the physically challenged.

Olmsted House

Maximum of 150 attendees cocktail or theater style and 72 attendees banquet style
A large open space in the heart of the Gardens, close to parking and the Carillon Tower, this building is perfect for that after-hours business reception or dinner. Large windows overlook the south garden glades.

Magnolia Room

Maximum of 120 attendees theater style and 80 attendees banquet style
This large room includes access to a dry-erase board, bulletin board, screen and built-in counters. Various seating arrangements and audio visual equipment can be set up to meet your needs.

Conference Room

Maximum of 12 attendees
A smaller space adjacent to the Magnolia Room with a fixed conference table accommodating up to 12 chairs, a dry-erase board and flip chart. Large windows look out into a small entrance garden to the Visitor Center.