Plan Your Visit

Facility Rentals

Host your next meeting, event or retreat at Bok Tower Gardens for a chance to enjoy the surroundings of one of America’s finest gardens. Our facility is located centrally between Tampa and Orlando and is the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind meeting or private event that allows participants to relax and to get away from distractions.

Your attendees can feel at ease in the natural settings of our landscape gardens and enjoy the sounds of the Singing Tower carillon, all with the necessities of the office including audio-visual equipment, Wi-Fi accessibility and private meeting spaces.

Due to the uniqueness of our location and mission, we do not allow any event which may result in damage or disturbance to the garden or facilities. All activities must be deemed appropriate in advance.

Bok Tower Gardens is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your facility use fees benefit the Gardens by providing revenue to help fund our non-profit education, conservation and garden programs.

Corporate and Social Event Spaces

Rental spaces are available for corporate and social events. Hours are typically available from 7:30 – 9 a.m. or 6 – 9 p.m. on a daily basis. Facility rental includes use of the room, as well as table and chair set-up.

Pinewood Estate

Maximum of 75 attendees
Evening rentals of the first floor of the 1930s Mediterranean-style mansion are available on a limited basis for small cocktail-style receptions. Set up is limited due to the historic nature of the home.

Lobby & Exhibits Hall

Maximum of 200 attendees
The grand lobby of our Visitor Center features picture windows, a vaulted wooden beam ceiling and open indoor spaces with all the necessities for a large-scale reception or social gathering.

Lobby, Exhibits Hall and Fountain Courtyard

Maximum of 300 attendees
In addition to the indoor spaces of our grand lobby, visitors will enjoy the added ambience of our Fountain Courtyard with outdoor seating in this covered breezeway just outside the lobby doors.

Orientation Theater

Maximum of 90 attendees
Accommodate your next video presentation, seminar or panel session in our theatre located inside the Visitor Center. Rental fee includes the use of audio and visual presentation equipment.

Café Terrace & River of Stone Courtyard

Maximum of 100 attendees
This covered outdoor space provides sweeping garden views and plenty of fresh air to enjoy. The Terrace is equipped with metal tables and chairs for an elegant outdoor event.

Corporate Meeting Rooms

The Lecture Halls and Conference Room are available daily from 9 – 5 p.m. The public areas of the Visitor Center are open from 9 – 5 p.m., and the grounds and parking lot are open from 8 – 6 p.m. All facilities are accessible to the physically challenged.

Magnolia Room

Maximum of 150 attendees
This large room includes access to a dry-erase board, bulletin board, screen and built-in counters. Various seating arrangements and audio visual equipment can be set up to meet your needs.

Conference Room

Maximum of 12 attendees
A smaller space adjacent to the Magnolia Room with a fixed conference table accommodating up to 12 chairs, a dry-erase board and flip chart. Large windows look out into a small entrance garden to the Visitor Center.

Olmsted House

Maximum of 150 attendees
A large open space in the heart of the Gardens, close to parking and the Carillon Tower, this building is perfect for that after-hours business reception or dinner. Large windows overlook the south garden glades.

Facility Rental Information Request Form

For information on holding your next event at Bok Tower Gardens please provide us with a few details. Once you’ve submitted this form we’ll contact you with additional information. Trouble viewing this form? Click here.