Burroughs Home Hosts 100th Wedding in new Pavilion

Historic property offers amazing views! 

The Uncommon Friends Foundation proudly announces the Gale McBride Pavilion at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens has reached the major milestone of hosting its 100th event at the facility. The riverfront venue was completed in March 2015 and was paid for entirely from privately donated funds raised by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The pavilion sits nestled amid a lush canopy of mature oak trees with expansive water views.

“Having my wedding at the Burroughs home was amazing,” said Becca Henry, a bride recently married at the Burroughs Home & Gardens.  “As a bride, it was so nice to have flexible options to create the atmosphere that I wanted without limitation. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding at a more perfect location.”

The pavilion continues to host events for people seeking the beauty that can come with an outdoor event and, at the same time, protection from the unpredictable Florida weather.  The Historic Burroughs Home & Gardens is located at 2505 First Avenue in downtown Fort Myers and features a 1901 Georgian Colonial Revival architecture mansion on 6,000 square feet of lush gardens.  The home is recognized in the National Historic Registry.  The property is owned by the City of Fort Myers and operated by the Uncommon Friends Foundation.