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Event Rentals

Manatee Village Church

Make your own history, with a wedding or memorable event at Manatee Village!

The Manatee Village Historical Park is available for your special event. Nestled under a canopy of native oak trees, this lovely 1887 church provides a charming setting for your wedding or other special event. Guests can stroll along brick paths, relax in the gazebo, and get a feel for a by-gone era. The Manatee Village Historical Park provides an aura of elegance that will be long remembered and treasured.

Fees for event rentals vary. Contact e-mail or call 941-749-7165, for pricing and availability. 

Photography & Filming

The Manatee Village Historical Park is proud to provide unique settings for souvenir photographs, professional portraits and commercial photography and/or film. Six classifications for photography, with associated definitions, guidelines and pricing (certain fees may apply depending upon conditions), are detailed in our Photography & Film Policy. Non-profit organizations presenting valid documentation of registration with the State of Florida as a tax exempt charitable organization are eligible for a 20% discount on any fees for photography under this policy. Contact Manatee Village staff at 941-749-7165 or for more information or to schedule your photo event.

Gift Shop

Gift ShopThe Manatee Village Historical Park is home to the Whistle Stop Gift Shop. It is located in the Wiggins General Store and features a wide variety of merchandise, specializing in books on Florida and local history. Water, soda, and snacks are also available for purchase. The Whistle Stop Gift Shop is run entirely by volunteers of the H.O.M.E. Committee, and proceeds support  educational programming at Manatee Village Historical Park.  Cash, check, Visa, Master Card & Discover accepted.