Select Nature’s Sanctuary for Your Special Day 

At Mead Botanical Garden, you have an array of “eco chic” locations for your outdoor or indoor ceremony, reception, business meeting, party or special event.

The natural beauty of Mead Botanical Garden and the rustic charm of the Azalea Lodge create the perfect event venue. See full list of garden venues available for rent below.

Mead’s event rental partner Dubsdread Catering is eager to assist you!

The picnic pavilion at Mead Botanical Garden 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. 

Find out more about other City of Winter Park pavilions here.

For event rental inquiries, please call 407-650-9558, email or fill out the inquiry form below. Tours are offered by appointment only.

Picture Perfect

Your picture day deserves a picture perfect setting. Mead Garden’s 47 acres are a continual source of color, texture and beauty. Throughout the Garden, you’ll find a variety of scenic spots for your engagement and wedding photographs, such as in the Butterfly Garden, on the wooden bridge at Alice’s Pond, along the edge of the flowing creek, among the azaleas… Find your special spot for capturing memories.

Azalea Lodge

Azalea Lodge

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. 

Historic Little Amphitheater

little 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.

Legacy Garden

Legacy garden

Celebrate your event right in the heart of nature alongside our historic collection of begonias, bromeliads, cycads, orchids and more.

Butterfly Garden

butterfly garden

Ideal for intimate, smaller gatherings and ceremonies.

The Grove

The Grove area features a raised pavilion with soaring overhead sails, gently sloping lawn, upper terrace and rustic Pole Barn. At 50’x60′, The Grove pavilion is ideal for both wedding ceremonies and seated receptions. Whether you host an elegant garden party, rustic chic affair, or casual picnic, The Grove is the perfect locale for your themed reception. The Grove is located just steps away from the Butterfly Garden, historic Little Amphitheater and boardwalk, making it convenient for your guests to have a true back to nature experience. Rental fees vary based on set-up requirements and size of party.

Alice’s Pond, Camellia Garden and Under the Pines

Rental fees vary based on set-up requirements and size of party.

Picnic Pavilion

Your Dream Date at Mead Garden

We have teamed up with Our Dream Date to offer Garden spaces for your perfect date!

Our Dream Date specializes in creating an atmosphere for couples to enjoy time together, whether it be a proposal, anniversary or a birthday, to name a few, or when ordinary just won’t do. Their designs appeal to a variety of styles, and are thoughtfully staged with a personal touch. 

It’s a spontaneous, romantic experience, easy for couples to enjoy!

Find out more and book your dream date now.