Location

201 10th St. W | Bradenton FL 34205
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Facility Rental

The South Florida Museum offers a unique combination of aesthetic and practical amenities sure to make any event a memorable occasion, whether it is a corporate meeting, a black tie affair, or a wedding. 

 

The Spanish Plaza & Chapel

 

Floral and Event Design by Botanica International Design Studio

The dramatic architecture of the Spanish Plaza revisits the elegance of another time: picturesque columns and arches, ornate wrought-iron gates, chandeliers and lamp posts, and a beautiful fountain with an equestrian statue of Hernando De Soto. Adjacent to the open-air plaza, the covered colonnade offers a panoramic underwater view of our manatee(s)-in-residence.

For an additional fee, extend your event into our replica 16th-century Chapel, complete with sunset-hued marble flooring and stained glass windows.

Taxable

Rental Area - All usage fees are subject to a 7% state sales tax

Price

Spanish Plaza Courtyard

 

Required:  Security Damage/Cleaning Deposit (refundable if no damage)

$500

Yes

Plaza Rental:  Saturday

$1,500

Yes

Plaza Rental:  Sunday - Friday

$1,250

Yes

Chapel add-on w/ Plaza Rental

$100



VIP Boardroom

Alone or in conjunction with the Spanish Plaza, guests receive VIP treatment in the air-conditioned VIP Boardroom with its private, underwater view of the Manatee Aquarium, and private restroom facilities.

Taxable

Rental Area - All usage fees are subject to a 7% state sales tax

Price


Boardroom

 

Yes

Required:  Security Damage/Cleaning Deposit (refundable if no damage)

Boardroom add-on w/ Plaza Rental

$300

$300

Yes

Boardroom Rental Fee:  Half Day (Four Hours)

$300

Yes

Boardroom Rental Fee:  Full Day (Eight Hours)

$600



Bishop Planetarium

Bishop Planetarium and lobby may be made available for private functions and events.

The rebuilt Bishop Planetarium and lobby may be made available for private events, as well.

Taxable

Rental Area - All usage fees are subject to a 7% state sales tax

Price


Bishop Planetarium

 

Required:  Security Damage/Cleaning Deposit (refundable if no damage)

$500

Yes

Planetarium Lobby

$750

Yes

Planetarium Theater

Please call for pricing



Appointments are not needed to view Spanish Plaza, Boardroom or Planetarium Lobby. To view the facility, please visit during normal operating hours and request a badge from guest services. For other questions or to check dates and availability, call 941-746-4131, ext. 119 or email us.