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Weddings & Events

From happy endings and magical moments to family gatherings and corporate luncheons, the Burroughs Home & Gardens is the ideal location for your wedding and reception or special event. We’ll lend our expertise and work with you every step of the way to make your event perfect!
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Guided Historic Tours

The only home of its time still standing in its original location and still open to the public, the Burroughs Home is a unique Fort Myers, Florida treasure. Come explore this beautiful, historic home with its lush gardens and stately oaks located right on the riverfront. You can even join us for lunch!
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Our History

Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival style mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted famous guests like the Thomas Edisons, Henry Fords, and Harvey Firestones. Hearken back to a simpler time as you explore the history of this beautiful treasure and the family who called it home.
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first 21 couples to book the venue in 2021 receive 21% OFF the venue fee!

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The staff is so amazing and kept me calm all day. They were a huge factor in the success of our wedding and we are so thankful! The location was beautiful and our wedding was great.

Christine

February 6, 2016

I would highly recommend the Burroughs Home and all of their recommended vendors. They work so well together. Thank you for helping make our wedding special.

Melissa

April 23, 2016

Could not have been better. Beautiful, classy venue at a great price.

Laurie

February 26, 2016

We are so pleased with our experience at the Burroughs Home. The grounds are beautiful, the food was spectacular (they even made delicious Indian cuisine for the whole reception as a special request), and the staff was very professional, responsible, hard working, and understanding of our event’s quirks.

Joe

November 8, 2018

Cannot say enough about the level of service we received! The Burroughs home is absolutely beautiful! Everyone had a great time! We used most all of their recommended vendors for linens, photography and Jordan Webster catering was incredible! Would do it all over again and not change a thing! (besides weather)

Recently Married Bride
This home is not only old and interesting but is also on the historic list. The interior and appointments are magnificent and the docents are very interesting and informative.

Visitor

August 2016

I went with a group of women for a private tour of the Burroughs House. The historian knew her stuff and made it very enjoyable. Afterwards we had a catered lunch on the veranda, which was not included in the price of the tour. I think reservations are a must.

Visitor

January 2016

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our special day absolutely perfect! It was truly a pleasure working with you and we will certainly recommend the Burroughs Home to our friends! Everyone loved the setting and complimented on the outstanding services provided. We are so grateful for you and all that you’ve done and for saving the day when things appeared to be going downhill months ago. We appreciate your hard work and effort and answering all of our questions promptly while still providing excellent customer service.

Thank you so much again, we are forever grateful!

Kayli & Joe

November 12, 2017

I’m not sure I had the chance to express how much I loved having my wedding at the Burroughs Home; you and your team were a dream to work with!

Sarai Williams
Thank you so much for all your help and making our wedding everything we imagined it would be!

Mrs. Micayla Burroughs, 2017 Bride
We had a great experience with the Burroughs Home & Gardens as our wedding venue. We are not “over-the-top” people and this venue was perfect for us; simple, elegant, and timeless. This property is truly unique and beautiful. (The couple gave the venue and wedding coordination staff 5 stars!)

Talya & Marcus, 2017 Bride & Groom
I cannot thank you enough, again, for ALL you did to make my family have the best experience ever at the Burroughs Home!! THANK YOU again!

Janet, 2017 Mother of the Bride
The Burroughs Home was the one and only location we visited; my fiancé and I fell in love with the location immediately and the staff sealed the deal!

Aaron

February 11, 2016

Historic Tours

Explore the Historic Property

Step back in time to the year 1901 and learn about life in Fort Myers more than a century ago. The Burroughs Home, located in the downtown River District in Fort Myers, is the only home of its time still standing in its original location and open to the public. Learn about the Burroughs family as well as the array of famous Americans who often visited the home. The Burroughs Home has kept much of the original furnishings and pictures from the family, making this a “must see” for anyone who visits or lives in Southwest Florida.

Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the stately verandah as you watch the river roll gently by … but, first, join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers’ oldest homes, the Burroughs Home.

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