VOTED #1 WEDDING DESTINATION IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
Imagine a secluded garden where beauty and serenity combine to provide the perfect setting for your wedding day. The sun streams through a canopy of trees to illuminate lush plants and delicate blooms. The gentle sound of the wind carries the songs of many birds as the enchanting sounds of 60 carillon bells resonate throughout the gardens.
Bok Tower Gardens invites you to celebrate your wedding day and reception in a truly natural setting. The splendor of nature provides an exquisite backdrop for your wedding, making memories that last forever.
The 205-foot marble and coquina Singing Tower is the focal point of the National Historic Landmark dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1929. The architectural treasure has tile mosaics, sculptures, carvings and custom iron-work. Acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines fashion a lush backdrop of flowering foliage and the spectacular seasonal color of azaleas, camellias and magnolias showcase an ever-changing work of art.
(photo above courtesy of Caldwell Photographic Studio.)
*Bok Tower Gardens is currently not accepting requests to be added on to our vendors list.
CEREMONY & RECEPTION PACKAGES
These affordable wedding packages include pricing to host both your wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Bok Tower Gardens.
Garden Ceremony & Visitor Reception
Maximum 80 (seated) attendees: $6,500
Following your garden ceremony, enjoy an after-hours reception in the grand lobby of the Visitor Center.
Garden Ceremony & Olmsted House or Outdoor Kitchen Reception
Maximum 72 (seated) Olmsted and 60 seated Outdoor Kitchen $5,500
The Olmsted House features large windows, a spherical ceiling, wide open indoor spaces, and a view of the Tower.
GARDEN CEREMONY LOCATIONS
These affordable Central Florida wedding ceremony locations include pricing for the setup and use of up to 100 chairs at your location.
INTERESTED IN HOLDING YOUR WEDDING HERE?
Complete the information request form below and our Wedding Coordinator will be in contact with you.
Contributing photographers: KT Crabb Photography, Jenna Nicole Photography, Fox & Film Photography, The Ganeys, Lora Rodgers Photography, Green Print Photography, Emily Katherine Photography
Engagement proposals are welcomed as long as these events do not block any paths, cause sound disturbances or interrupt the visitor experience. We have a few recommendations and options to help with your planning.
PLANNING AN ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL
Advance reservations are not required and all celebration attendees must pay general admission, including witnesses, photographers, or videographers. Bok Tower Gardens is open to the public, thus areas of the Garden cannot be reserved for proposal events. Transportation is not available to any area of the Gardens. Proposals are not permitted inside the Yellin gates or The Singing Tower. We do not have the resources to provide a photographer and recommend you hire a professional or recruit a friend or family member to take photographs.
We recommend engagement proposals in these picturesque locations:
Step through our “sneaky” arch and stroll upon the swirls of a pebble mosaic created by sculptor Kevin Carman as your garden adventure begins. Those who may need a slightly larger entrance can walk through our beautiful entrance gate leading to a gorgeous overview of our children’s garden.Horseshoe Garden
The Singing Tower Lawn
El Retiro Lawn
Front Gardens of El Retiro
Secret Garden Path
When you step onto the Secret Garden Path you will feel even more surrounded by nature than in the rest of the Gardens. It's very quiet, has a bench for relaxing, and even has a banana grove with large banana trees!
North End Lawns
Wild Garden Overlook
· Natural or dried flower petals
· Small signs or handheld props
· Silk flower petals
· Balloons, glitter, and confetti
· Large furniture or props
· Drone photography
PICNIC PLANNING SERVICES
For a more formal engagement celebration, we recommend contracting the services of an approved 3rd party event planning service. We have successfully worked with the following picnic companies that offer several different packages.
General admission is still required when contracting with these companies.