Event & Rentals
Frequently Asked Questions

There are weeks that are more popular than others, but clients are encouraged to confirm as early as possible due to date demand at FWBG|BRIT.

Absolutely! We offer two types of tours – guided and self-guided. Both require reservations in advance. Our guided tour is offered by our Sales and Events Managers and can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm. We ask that you come prepared with your 3 favorite venues selected to view. Self-Guided tours can be scheduled 7 days a week with complimentary admission for 3 guests to view all of our garden venues without a guide. Questions after either tour can be directed to our team at events@fwbg.org.

Unfortunately, we cannot place a hold on a venue without payment and a signed contract. All of our venues are rented on a first come first serve basis.

The garden has designated areas that can be used for a changing area for the bride and her bridesmaids that are available on a first-come-first-serve basis which can be available as early as 9 AM. Please inquire about these spaces upon booking as they will need to be booked and paid for in advance. On your wedding day, you have access to your venue at the venue access time selected at the time of booking which is listed on your venue contract. Additional time can be added to your rental for set-up or tear-down based on availability for $300 per hour. 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden does require a specific caterer for your meal service but does require that any third-party caterer submit a copy of their liability insurance to events@fwbg.org not later than 10 days prior to your event. Recommended vendor lists are available upon request.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and BRIT are partnered with an onsite caterer, Rock Springs Café, which is the exclusive licensed provider of alcoholic beverages on-site; all beverage service must be provided and served by Rock Springs Café. For more information on pricing and menu options please contact Rock Springs Café manager, Connar Scott, at info@rockspringscafe.net.

Events with alcohol will require the hiring of security at an additional hourly rate.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden & BRIT strongly encourage the use of a full-service wedding planner, month of, or day-of coordinator. However, we do require a planner to hold an event in the garden.

The FWBG and BRIT provide an Event Manager to act as your venue contact during the time leading up to your event, as well as an event attendant to block your space from the public and security personnel stationed in our parking lots. All other staffing (third-party vendors for decorating, musicians, rentals, wait staff, bussers, and culinary staff) are provided through your third-party contracted vendors.

Per our contract:

USER may terminate this Agreement at any time prior to the event, however, USER will be subjected to charges based on the below schedule:

  • Execution of this Agreement to 90 days prior the o date of EVENT – 50% of total estimated charges.
  • 89 days prior to the date of EVENT – 100% of total estimated charges.

USER may make changes to the EVENT date, based on availability, following the execution of this rental agreement, but will incur a $300 rental change fee.

Our venue sites are available a la carte or, in many cases, as packages. If you would like to hold a ceremony only at one of our venues you are more than welcome to do so! Please inquire with a sales and events manager for recommendations personalized to your specific needs and vision!

Yes, all alcohol must be provided by our partnered on-site caterer, Rock Springs Café. Tent rentals for the Grove tented receptions must be rented through Grand Events TX (817-920-7667). For recommendations for other third-party vendors please ask a Sales and Events Manager for a copy of our current vendor recommendation list.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden does offer several venue options that include covered outdoor rain back-ups. However, please note that the Horseshoe, Fuller Garden, and Grove do not include rain backup options. We will allow all weddings to continue so long as conditions are safe to do so. Some of our very best (and most romantic) weddings have happened in the rain! Our staff reserves the right to move wedding ceremonies to rain backups, day of, should the forecast reflect rain to ensure that all of our day’s events are set up and attended to in a timely manner.

For a la carte venue pricing and packages, please fill out a Request Form

FWBG|BRIT does not allow flames of any kind on our property, this may include candles, sparklers, etc. We do not allow petals, rice, or confetti to be thrown and instead recommend bubbles, waivable streamers, or butterfly releases for flower girls. Certified service animals are permitted in the Garden. Please leave all other animals (including dogs) at home. Animals are not allowed to stay in unattended vehicles. We are also a non-smoking facility. For a full list of rules and regulations please contact us for a copy of our venue contract.