Mead Botanical Garden is a favorite place for weddings, receptions, special events, business meetings, birthday parties and family gatherings.  There are a number of venues and special locations on the grounds that may be reserved. Rental reservations are arranged through Mead Botanical Garden, Inc. and The City of Winter Park.  Please see the contact information beside each area.  

The Grove

The Grove enriches the Central Florida cultural and social community as a new multi-purpose performance and observation venue. In this beautiful, open-air setting you can experience musical and theatrical productions, youth orchestras, choirs, plays, film festivals, symposiums and a variety of annual and ongoing activities. With its native stones and trellised vines, the pavilion will blend into the surrounding native landscape and wetlands. 

The Amphitheater

The Little Amphitheater is one of Winter Park’s premier locations for outdoor ceremonies. With its white wrought iron trellis, azaleas and soaring oaks, this venue is rich with Southern charm. The raised stage and tiered bench seating is perfect for an intimate wedding party and also comfortably seats up to 225 guests.

Picnic Pavilion

The Picnic Pavilion is a great place to hold a picnic, family birthday party, class reunion, and more. It is located near the entrance of Mead Garden, offering shade and an array of picnic tables. The picnic pavilion is reserved for MBG-hosted programs and for special events catered through Mead Garden’s exclusive rental and catering partner, Dubsdread Catering. Otherwise, we invite you to use the pavilion on a first-come, first-serve basis at no charge. 

Azalea Lodge at Mead Botanical Garden

The Azalea Lodge at Mead Botanical Garden (previously known as The Clubhouse) is the perfect indoor place for any type of special event — wedding receptions, business meetings, dances, workshops, family reunions, school functions and more! This beautiful 2,400 square foot reception hall has a capacity of 175. It includes a foyer, meeting space and main hall. An outdoor a terrace overlooks Alice’s Pond. Tables and chairs are included in rental fee. The Azalea Lodge is located next to the Little Amphitheater, a popular location for outdoor wedding ceremonies.