Weddings & Ceremonies

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all photography and videography sessions must be scheduled through our Facility Rental Department. Please note, we have also amended our photography and videography policies to reflect these changes.

Amended Photography & Videography Policies Summer 2020 Wedding Packages

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has become one of South Florida’s premier rental facilities for an extensive array of social events, from a sunset wedding ceremony overlooking the lake, to cocktails and dinner on the terrace with views of the gardens. Host a corporate presentation in the theater, or even a special anniversary celebration.

Morikami provides a distinctive venue for the most discerning hosts. There are romantic sites in the gardens that are ideal for a variety of ceremonies, and Morikami offers many different packages to accommodate parties large and small. In addition, the gardens, which feature several Japanese bridges, waterfalls, and other beautifully landscaped areas, offer a unique backdrop for formal portrait photography.

Weddings

Larger private gatherings are held after 6:30 p.m. when the museum has closed to the public. Our wedding package can accommodate up to 150 guests, with space for entertainment and dancing in our Japanese Ashwood lined foyer or outside on the multi-level terrace just behind the museum. A separate area where tenting may be erected to accommodate group sizes of greater than 150 guests is also available.

Package Details

  • Exclusive use of the Morikami terraces, lobby, and theater, along with portions of the Gardens from 6:30 p.m. until midnight on the event date. Events held on a Monday may be subject to an alternate time frame.
  • Use of two dressing rooms beginning at 3:00 p.m. on date of event.
  • Use of one multipurpose room beginning at 3:00 p.m. on date of event.
  • A wedding rehearsal at the Morikami beginning at 3:30 p.m. the day before the wedding.
  • Use of the Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew for formal portraits beginning at 3:00 p.m. on the event date.
  • Eight (8) Event Passes to be used for planning visits at the Morikami.
  • A 15% DISCOUNT on all purchases in the Morikami Museum Store prior to the event date.
  • A member of the Morikami Facility Rental staff on site throughout the duration of the event.
  • A Museum Membership for the couple from the time the date is booked until the event takes place.
  • A complimentary one-year Dual membership to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens for one year after the wedding has taken place.  Membership includes many valuable benefits and savings that may be used throughout the year.

All bookings are subject to the Morikami Museum’s full Rules and Regulations, which must be read, signed, and returned with the booking contract (Facility Use Agreement.)

Summer 2020 Wedding Packages Wedding & Special Event Rental Information And Fees Rental Guidelines

Please Note: An appointment with a Facility Rental staff member is required to view the property for events. Please contact the Facility Rental Department at 561-233-1304 or 561-233-1305 for further information, or to schedule an appointment.

Garden Ceremonies

Daytime garden ceremonies may include:

  • Access to the Morikami Gardens for formal portraits during operating hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the date of the event.
  • Choice of five locations within the Gardens that will allow up to 35 guests to assemble for an intimate ceremony.  Additional locations may be available for groups of 10 or fewer.
  • One or more dressing areas (subject to availability.)
  • Facility Rental staff to check in all guests and direct them to the ceremony location.
  • Admission to the Museum and Gardens for all guests on the day of the event.
  • Two complimentary admission passes that may be used to gain access to the Gardens for planning purposes once the event is booked.  (May not be applied toward day of event guest list.)

Locations

The Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew provides a beautiful and unique setting for wedding ceremonies. There are five locations within the Gardens that are able to accommodate gatherings of 35 guests or less.  Alternate locations may also be available for groups of 10 or fewer.

Locations for 35 guests or less include:

  1. The second Shinden Garden (Between numbers 3 and 4 on the Garden Map)
  2. The Bamboo Grove (Marked number 5 on the Garden Map)
  3. The southern side of Yamato Island (Between numbers 22 and 23 on the Garden Map)
  4. Rocky Point (Marked number 24 on the Garden Map)
  5. Morikami Falls (Marked number 25 on the Garden Map)

All bookings are subject to the Morikami Museum’s full Rules and Regulations, which must be read, signed, and returned with the booking contract (Facility Use Agreement.)

Summer 2020 Wedding Packages Daytime Garden Ceremony Rental Info & Fees (October 2020)

Please Note: An appointment with a Facility Rental staff member is required to view the property for events. Please contact the Facility Rental Department at 561-233-1304 or 561-233-1305 for further information, or to schedule an appointment.
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