Burroughs Home & Gardens
Outdoor Event Space
Burroughs Home & Garden is an award-winning, historic wedding venue located in Fort Myers, FL. It was most recently voted Lee County's Best Wedding Venue by The News-Press. This elegant Georgian Revival-style mansion is nestled along the Caloosahatchee River in the city’s storied River District. The last standing original building from this neighborhood that is open to the public, it is an iconic landmark for tourists and locals alike. Built in 1901, the manor once hosted society balls and American elites including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Charles Lindbergh. Today, it makes for a retro, romantic, and sophisticated venue for couples to make timeless memories with loved ones.
Burroughs Home & Garden is situated on more than two acres of lush grounds that are lovingly maintained to encourage gorgeous blooms. The expansive gardens boast a plethora of mature stately oaks, a reflecting pool, vibrant flower beds, and a tranquil grotto. Soon-to-be-newlyweds are invited to host their ceremonies anywhere on the property that speaks to their tastes and preferences. The mansion is also available for exchanges of vows, where guests will be impressed by hardwood floors, antique furnishings, Georgian-style architecture, and a sweeping staircase. Afterward, receptions can be held in the open-air Gale McBride Pavilion, which accommodates up to 200 people. This beautiful white structure features large columns, air-conditioning, a serene ambiance, and spectacular views of the river. Here, couples and their guests can dine and dance late into the evening and enjoy a dreamy wedding atmosphere.
Burroughs Home & Gardens offers several rental packages for your special day including use of the historic home, wrap-around porches, grounds, and open-air Gale McBride Pavilion. Choose the package that suits your needs for your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and photographs. The Burroughs Home also offers a list of recommended vendors for everything from officiants and entertainers to horse-drawn carriages and vintage décor. A get-ready suite is also available for the wedding party to prepare for the festivities together. Plenty of parking is provided, and we will work hard to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the big day.View Vendor Storefront