Imagine saying “I do” as the sun sets on the coral rock grotto of the elegant Bailey Palm Glade. Picture your guests rising to watch your grand entrance across the land bridge onto the historic stage of the romantic Amphitheater. Those who have celebrated their wedding day at Fairchild know there is nothing quite like it. You, too, can experience the same magic of Fairchild. Let us make your dreams come true!

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Ceremony Locations

Bailey Palm Glade

Daytime and Evening Ceremonies. Restrictions may apply. 
Accommodates: 280

Fairchild's most formal landscape feature, the Bailey Palm Glade, is a charming setting with a beautiful vista overlooking the Glade Lake and Royal Palm Lake. The oolitic limestone staircases leading past the lily pool provide a remarkable entrance into this awe-inspiring setting. The display of regal palms creates a long, narrow view across the Garden's landscape, eastward toward Biscayne Bay.

The Historic Amphitheater 

Daytime and Evening Ceremonies. Restrictions may apply. 
Accommodates: 350

Following a dramatic entrance across a land bridge, guests enter an enchanting coconut tree grove. Featuring a gorgeous limestone dais, the historic Amphitheater is an intimate, romantic site perfect for any event.

The Allée and Overlook

Daytime and Evening Ceremonies. Restrictions may apply. 
Accommodates: 80 

The journey down the tree-lined Overlook, a magnificent key-hole vista overlooking Pandanus Lake.The Overlook offers a wide, panoramic view of the Garden's lowland areas and lakes, providing a striking counterpart to the narrow Allée. 

Reception Locations 

Garden House 

Daytime and Evening Receptions
Accommodates: 250 seated rounds,  200 seated rounds with dance area,  400 cocktail or theater

The Garden House welcomes guests into a tropical garden setting, ideal for any event. Beautiful landscapes and the peaceful atmosphere of the loggia and lawn create a warm and intimate setting as guests are surrounded by the expansive lawn framed by majestic Bismarckia palms, bright orange bromeliads, and the vibrant purple queen ground cover. 

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Lakeside Marquee 

Daytime and Evening Receptions
Accommodates: 375 seated rounds, 325 seated rounds with dance area, 450 cocktail or theater

The expansive white peak tent gleams by day and glows by night, offering a picturesque setting for events of any kind. Located on Pandanus Lawn, the Lakeside Marquee is adjacent to the Shehan Visitor Center, nestled between the Mosaic Ellipse and Pandanus Lake. The space can be magically transformed to provide a dramatic and enchanting setting within the lush oasis of the garden. 

The Glasshouse Cafe 

Daytime and Evening Receptions 
Accommodates: 100 seated with furniture as is, 120 seated with alternate furniture, 60 seated rounds with dance area, 150 cocktail or theater 

The Glasshouse Cafe, directly across from the Richard H. Simons Rainforest, is decorated with Dale Chihuly's eight-foot long 'Clear and Gold' glass chandelier and with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that provide breathtaking views into the Wings of the Tropics exhibit. 

Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center

Daytime and Evening Receptions 
Accommodates: 200 seated rounds, 150 seated rounds with dance area, 300 cocktail or theater 

The Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center combines art, science and nature inspired by the Florida vernacular architecture of the Garden. Nestled between the Shehan Visitor Center and the historic Vine Pergola, the Arts Center courtyard welcomes guests with an arboretum of bright flowers, oolitic limestone walls and window shutters. Six original botanical friezes by Miami artist Naomi Fisher showcase the Arts Center’s entrance. Inside, a pitch roof, gallery windows and beautiful wood paneling create an intimate and dramatic space, reminiscent of the outside garden. 

Rental Guidelines & Rates

At Fairchild, we are committed to providing you and your guests with the experience of a lifetime. As a facilities rental venue, our focus is to provide you with a breathtaking beautiful location for your event, while giving you the freedom to choose the caterer and vendors to truly make it your own. 

The Special Events Team helps to you plan your special day by facilitating any site visits or walk-throughs and overseeing deliveries and vendor setup the day of the event. We also supervise the transition during the event to ensure the elements flow seamlessly from one to another. 

To ensure your complete satisfaction, please review our guidelines and rates for your Ceremony Only or Wedding Ceremony and Reception.

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Contact Us 

For more information on celebrations, showers and other events, please contact Lori Sellers in the Special Events team at 305-667-1651, ext.3358 or at