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Romantic Proposal Venue In Fort Lauderdale

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Here at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, romance is always in the air, especially in our vast tropical garden. Bonnet House offers a unique location in downtown Fort Lauderdale for couples to spend time together and enjoy the romantic atmosphere on our secluded garden trails. With our spectacular views, and gorgeous plants in bloom all year round, Bonnet House is the perfect place to propose in Fort Lauderdale.

While Bonnet House has been known throughout South Florida as a gorgeous location to host an outdoor wedding , our estate is also an excellent place to make a promise to your future bride.

Marriage proposals are important, and your engagement should be a special time for both you and your new fianc é . Before getting engaged, there is so much to consider about how you will make that big moment as special as possible. In addition to the engagement ring you choose, you also need to plan the location, your wardrobe, any photography, the way in which you’ll pop the question, and more!

But don’t stress Bonnet House has you covered. In addition to the beautiful outdoor location, Bonnet House will do what we can to accommodate your proposal on site in any location you choose. Whether you want to propose in our Courtyard, our Veranda, or on our Chickee Bridge, an events coordinator will be available to help guide you and any potential guests through your proposal.

If you hear wedding bells in your future, and you just can’t wait for the day you’ll share your vows and say “I do,” consider making your engagement official at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Contact David Wooden at 954-703-2608 or [email protected] to book your proposal.

Intimate Summer Weddings Close/ Intimate Ceremony Dates Available

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As the COVID19 epidemic has spread throughout the world, countless planned events have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely. Unfortunately for many happy couples, this has also included wedding ceremonies, receptions, honeymoons, and much more. With travel restrictions and social distancing recommendations, getting family and friends together for a wedding can feel nearly impossible. Here at Bonnet House, we understand the importance of celebrating love and family, especially such during such challenging times. This is why we have made it a priority to create opportunities for couples to get married now in a safe environment that includes  options for live streaming to your loved ones. To ensure the safety of those involved, up to five people will be permitted during the ceremony, including the couple, officiant, photographer, and videographer.

Here is a list of our package details:
● Package 1 – Use of Bonnet House only – $500
● Package 2 – Use of Bonnet House & Video – $1,300
● Package 3 – Use of Bonnet House with Photography – $1,300
● Package 4 – Use of Bonnet House with Video & Photography – $2,100

To make sure that everything runs according to plan on your wedding day, Bonnet House will provide you with a Personal Bridal Assistant, and allow you to use the Bonnet House Estate for a one hour ceremony between 9am and 6pm. You can also use the property for bridal photography one hour before the ceremony. Free parking is available onsite as well. Please click here to view our preapproved vendor list for a list of officiants.

An intimate summer wedding on the beautiful Bonnet House estate will be sure to provide you and your loved ones with lasting memories. An intimate wedding keeps the focus of the ceremony on the couple and the love that is shared. By choosing our wedding options, you can share your beautiful ceremony and commitment with those you love most, while still maintaining the intimacy and serenity of a small wedding.

To view our availability, please click here. If you are interested in hosting your wedding ceremony at Bonnet House this summer, contact David Woodin at 9547032608 or [email protected] to book your event.

Planning An Unforgettable Wedding & Reception At Bonnet House

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If you are searching for a truly unique place to get married and/or host your wedding reception, look no further than Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Bonnet House is an outdoor, garden setting that embodies old-world charm and understated elegance.With it’s stunning natural beauty, and proximity to downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Bonnet House estate is considered one of the most beautiful places to host a destination wedding or reception in South Florida.

Located in the center of sunny Fort Lauderdale, the beauty of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens can be enjoyed year-round. Our pristine estate spans 35 acres and offers a variety of exquisite settings for weddings, ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners of any size.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens offers a unique combination of the grandeur of the past with modern amenities, including a private parking lot, to ensure that the needs of any and all guests are accommodated.  Bonnet House is available for rentals during morning and evening hours, and guests have the exclusive use of the tree lined allee, outdoor terrace, veranda lawn, hibiscus garden, and inner courtyard. Bonnet House’s rental fee includes the venue only, although the estate works with many pre-approved caterers and vendors to suit every budget and design goal. To help with the decision making process, we have compiled a list of preferred vendors with extensive experience on the property. Please note that Bonnet House does not have air-conditioned banquet halls, however an air-conditioned bridal room is available for use by the bride bridal party. The renting party is also responsible for all services including catering, tables, chairs, staging, etc.

Whether you are planning an intimate gathering, or a grand and lavish affair, Bonnet House will set the scene for romance and timeless memories. If you’re planning a wedding, or looking for wedding reception ideas in South Florida, you can fill out the form here, or contact David Wooden [email protected] to set up a tour!

Destination Weddings at One of the Nations Premier Historic Homes

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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens has been called the most beautiful place for a destination wedding in Fort Lauderdale, offering a stunning variety of exquisite settings, each uniquely charming in its own special way. Be it a grand lavish celebration or a close intimate gathering, your guests will enjoy sharing unforgettable moments in this culturally and historically rich venue featuring innovative architecture, original artwork, and lush tropical gardens.

Bonnet House, located in the center of Fort Lauderdale, at 900 North Birch Road, combines the grandeur of the past with modern amenities and a private parking lot, making it a choice destination to accommodate events of any size, but be sure to plan ahead – Bonnet House limits the number of private events, and dates are reserved based on availability when accompanied by your rental deposit. Here are some useful tips on planning your perfect wedding:

  1. Select a full service caterer. Make sure your caterer can handle not only food and beverage service, but also rentals (tables, chairs and linens), as well as staff for set-up, service and cleanup.
  2. Consider hiring a planner. Planners are a great asset and can make your wedding at Bonnet House run smoothly.
  3. Plan in advance. Bonnet House requires a formal walk through with the client, planner and caterer at least one month before your event.
  4. Be prepared for inclement weather. This might mean selecting a particular time of year for your event or making sure you have arranged for a tent.
  5. Think about how you want the event to flow. Events can be very fast paced, so provide a timeline to your guests, so they know when to arrive at the venue.

Bonnet House can furnish a list of vendors that are fully licensed and insured and that have worked at the estate before. For additional information visit us online at  https://bonnethouse.org/weddings/ or contact David Woodin, Bonnet House Events Manager, at (954) 703-2608 or [email protected].

Unique Venue for Your Wedding Ceremony and Reception

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If you are looking for a unique venue for your wedding ceremony and reception, you have found the perfect South Florida location. Known as Ft. Lauderdale’s best kept secret, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens embodies old-world charm and understated elegance. Originally built in 1920, Bonnet House exudes the whimsy and eclectic taste.  Artwork and decorative flourishes can be seen at every turn and the love for nature is evident in the surrounding grounds.

Exquisite Settings for Events of Any Size

Spanning 35 acres, Bonnet House offers a variety of exquisite settings for events of any size, each uniquely beautiful.  Whether you are planning a close and intimate gathering or a grand and lavish affair, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens sets the scene for romance and timeless memories.  Our dramatic spaces, such as the Hibiscus Garden, fountain courtyard, water front veranda, and tree-lined alee all provide memorable possibilities for weddings.  Aside from the exclusive use of Bonnet House property for your wedding, we also provide:

  • Use of the property for photography two hours before ceremony
  • Private use of upstairs bridal suite
  • Personal Bridal Assistant
  • Ceremony and Front Door Hostess
  • Complimentary tram service for guests to be escorted from the parking lot to the main house.
  • Free parking
  • Rehearsal and Ceremony coordination
  • Ceremony microphone and speakers
  • Two hours for set up and one hour for clean up

Bonnet House is a unique venue for your wedding ceremony and reception and was awarded Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award. The Estate is shown by appointment only. For additional rental information, please visit our estate rental page or contact David Woodin, Events Manager at 954-703-2608 or [email protected]