Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has become one of South Florida’s premier rental facilities for weddings or special events and offers various packages that can accommodate both small and large parties. Romantic sites throughout the peaceful gardens are ideal for a small daytime ceremony of up to 35 guests. These wedding ceremonies can take place between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while the museum is open to the public. Private gatherings for up to 150 guests are held beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, or from 9:00 a.m. on Mondays when the museum is closed to the public. A ceremony may be held lakeside, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner on our terraces overlooking the Japanese bridges, lake, waterfall, and gardens. We also have space for an interior reception in our beautiful Japanese ash wood-lined foyer. The Cornell Cafe is our exclusive on-site restaurant and catering partner for all private events and offers the ability to create a customized menu that will reflect your personal style and vision for the event. To check date availability, schedule an appointment, or to reserve your special occasion, please contact our Facility Rental Department. We look forward to assisting you with the planning of a beautiful and unforgettable event!
Words truly cannot express how amazing the staff at Morikami is. Melissa was my initial contact and was so sweet, friendly and patient. I had a very short timeframe to plan the wedding (just under 3 months) and she was very responsive and moved very quickly to set an initial appointment for us to view/book the venue. From there we started working with Alanna throughout the process and you cannot wish for a better planner than her! She was on top of everything but when it came time for the big event - WOW! Alanna was on top of every single detail, from standing next to one of our guests with a severe nut allergy to ensure that she was not served anything with nuts, to adding/subtracting seats for last minute guests, to perfectly setting up and breaking down all my crazy decorations, etc. etc. etc. I could go on and on and on. She is simply amazing and I had countless guests come and rave to me during and after the event about how professional, nice and amazing Alanna was. The venue itself was ethereal and we received so many compliments on what a beautiful, unique and magical location it was. I know this is cliche, but the night truly was perfect and everyone agreed it was one of the best weddings they have ever been to. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Melissa, Alanna and the entire Morikami staff for making my wedding the beautiful event I have always dreamed of.
It has always been my dream to get married here-- and it was everything and MORE! Alanna and the event coordinator crew were awesome and helped created an unforgettable experience. It was an amazing outdoor wedding, at night, on the terraces-- overlooking the lake and gardens. Timeless. If you ever considered marrying here-- stop what you're doing and get started!
I cannot say enough good things regarding the Morikami Museum and its staff, Melissa and Alanna. They are both easy going, attentive to detail, and responsive. Melissa and Alanna were with us throughout every step of the planning process and made it simple and enjoyable. The day of they were beyond incredible, helpful, handled every detail, and made sure to take wonderful care of our guests. I E-Mailed Alanna the morning of with a 1 final special meal request (vegan) and she made it happen. Our wedding was phenomenal, and it is all due to Melissa and Alanna.