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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Fort Lauderdale, FL · View map · Visit website

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About Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a beautiful and historic wedding venue located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in a natural barrier island habitat. This magical setting with a historic mansion and lush gardens will transport you back in time to the beginnings of the 20th Century and the days of gracious living, charm and whimsy of when Florida was one of the nation's last frontier outposts. Bonnet House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, spans 35 acres and offers a variety of exquisite and romantic settings for events of all sizes. The venue is a truly extraordinary South Florida venue that embodies old-world charm and understated elegance.

Facilities and Capacity
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens offers five outdoor event spaces to accommodate up to 350 wedding guests. Venue rental includes access to all outdoor areas of the property, graced by tropical and subtropical flowers and plants. The grounds are available for rental in the mornings and evenings, and guests will have exclusive use of the tree-lined allee, outdoor terrace, veranda lawn, gardens and inner courtyard.

Services Offered
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a full-service wedding venue with event planning. They offer venue rental for weddings. The venue offers the following services:

  • Event planning
  • Outside vendors
  • Lighting/sound

Other Services
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 501c3 nonprofit and offers various community events, including a Holiday Magic festival of trees and décor, an annual series of outdoor music concerts, an annual orchid festival and artist exhibitions. Bonnet House also offers adult and child educational programs in art, ornithology, orchid cultivation and more.

Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett created Bonnet House in 1920 on South Florida oceanfront land given to him and his second wife, Helen Louise Bitch, by her father. Today, the estate is a preeminent house museum dedicated not only to historic and environmental preservation, but also learning and creative expression. In addition to their historic significance, the Bonnet House grounds are one of the last remaining examples in South Florida of a native barrier island habitat with five distinct ecosystems.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is close to Downtown Fort Lauderdale. To the east of this venue lies the Atlantic Ocean, and the Intracoastal Waterway borders the west.

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2+ years ago

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We had our wedding at the Bonnet House a couple of weekends ago, and it was ABSOLUTELY amazing. Nicholle was great and easy to work with, and everything went more smoothly than I ever could have ... Read more imagined. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. If you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue in Ft. Lauderdale, I would highly recommend the Bonnet House.


Married on 04/28/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Bonnet House is the most gorgeous venue in all of Fort Lauderdale. Truly spectacular. We had our wedding there three weekends ago and everything was perfect, including the photos! David, Bonnet's ... Read more events manager, is incredible and very easy to work with. We planned a destination wedding and it was so nice to have David in our corner helping with vendor recommendations and timelines.


Married on 02/17/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

My husband and I both grew up in Massachusetts and met in Florida. We always figured we would get married in New England so when we got engaged we decided to do a wedding venue tour at home in Florida ... Read more beforehand so we knew what to expect. The Bonnet House ended up being the only venue we toured because we both fell in love with it and booked the next day. Nothing can compare to the natural beauty and history there. Our wedding pictures are amazing and all our our guests, mostly from up north, were blown away by the beauty of the Bonnet House. We could not have chosen a more perfect place. David, Debbie, and all of the volunteers were so easy to work with. They answered all of our questions and made sure that we had everything we needed. Our wedding was perfect and now the Bonnet House will always hold a special place in our hearts.

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