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

Deep in the heart of Mead Garden lies the Mead Garden Amphitheater. This beautiful outdoor setting perfect for weddings boasts a stage and bench seating that will hold over 300 people. For a complete Fee Schedule and Rules, and to reserve the Amphitheater, please contact the City of Winter Park via email or call 407-599-3397.


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. For more information and to reserve the picnic pavilion, contact the City of Winter Park via email or call 407-599-3397.


Azalea Lodge at Mead Botanical Garden

A 3,000 square foot building that accommodates up to 175 people for weddings, receptions, business meetings, retreats and other special occasions. The facility includes a kitchen, complete with ovens, microwaves and a refrigerator/freezer. A lovely patio overlooks the lush woodland of Mead Garden and Alice’s Pond. For more details, call 407.650.9558 or email