Manatee Lagoon An FPL Eco Discovery Center

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Description

Manatee Lagoon is a one of a kind flexible conference location featuring panoramic water views where event planners can find an intimate, niche meeting experience for their clients or colleagues. It’s one of the few meeting places in the world where the story of the annual migratory journey of Florida’s favorite marine mammal, the Florida manatee, plays out in full view of...

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Manatee Lagoon is a one of a kind flexible conference location featuring panoramic water views where event planners can find an intimate, niche meeting experience for their clients or colleagues. It’s one of the few meeting places in the world where the story of the annual migratory journey of Florida’s favorite marine mammal, the Florida manatee, plays out in full view of meeting attendees. Onsite catering is available through two premier Palm Beach County-based catering companies. This two-story, 16,000-sq.-ft. facility is conveniently located within minutes of Palm Beach International Airport, downtown West Palm Beach and the beaches of Singer Island.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

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Air Conditioning .glyphicons-heat
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Business Center .glyphicons-briefcase
Ceremony On Site .glyphicons-ring
Disability Access .glyphicons-person-wheelchair
Free Parking .glyphicons-car
Internet Access .glyphicons-globe
Wifi Access .glyphicons-wifi
Outdoor Area .glyphicons-tree-deciduous
Parking Available .glyphicons-cars
Printing Services .glyphicons-print
Near Public Transport .glyphicons-train
Easy Parking .glyphicons-cars
City Views .glyphicons-building
Ocean Views .glyphicons-buoy
Outdoor Space .glyphicons-sun
Waterfront Views .glyphicons-buoy
Rooftop .glyphicons-temple-buddhist

Event Guidelines

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Frequently Asked Questions

"Access to all 5 Event Spaces (pending availability) - At no additional charge, pending availability and accessibility, any of our 5 event spaces can be reserved for your event.

Furnishings and Set-Up - At no additional charge, Manatee Lagoon can provide and set-up the following for your event:

1. (22) 60" round tables
2. (176) chairs
3. (10) 6' silver-topped banquet tables
4. (20) Adirondack Chairs
5. Easels
6. Power strips

Audio Visual Equipment - At no additional charge, in our Main Room, we offer a full suite of audio visual equipment including a podium/lectern, microphone (lavalier and hand-held; 2 sets), automated projector screens, and HDMI, VGA, and audio outputs.

Wi-Fi - Free Wi-Fi is available inside the Manatee Lagoon building.

Manatee Lagoon Tours - At no additional charge during Manatee Lagoon's normal business hours (Tues-Sun; 9 AM-4 PM). Event Organizers can request a private tour for event guests on Tuesdays through Sundays, during the times: 9 AM-10 AM; 11:30 AM-12:30 PM; and 2 PM-4 PM, pending availability.

Security - Manatee Lagoon has 24-hour security.

Gift Shop Access - Pending availability, at no additional charge, Event Organizers can request that Manatee Lagoon's Gift Shop remain open if an event is scheduled outside of normal business hours. Requests must be made 60 days prior to your event date.
We only provide and charge for the space, and do not handle the catering/rentals/vendors/décor aspects of the event. We supply a list of authorized caterers who also act as your event producer and can be contacted directly to best assess the total cost of your event. We require that all event production-- food, drink, third parties, and rentals (i.e.- linens, high-tops, etc.) be coordinated through one of our authorized caterers.
No, outside food or beverage is not permitted at Manatee Lagoon. All catering and event production elements must be coordinated through an FPL-approved Authorized Caterer of your choice, and at your expense. Manatee Lagoon's list of pre-approved Authorized Caterers can be found on our website's "Venue Rentals" page.
We only provide and charge for the space, and do not handle the catering/rentals/vendors/décor aspects of the event. We supply a list of authorized caterers who also act as your event producer and can be contacted directly to best assess the total cost of your event. We require that all event production-- food, drink, third parties, and rentals (i.e.- linens, high-tops, etc.) be coordinated through one of our authorized caterers.
Unfortunately, at this time, we do not accept venue reservations for children's birthday parties.
"No, venue rental rates are currently the same for weddings as any other weekend event. Additional hours can be purchased for $150 per hour if you would like to reserve the venue for a longer period than our daily rental hours.
Our daily rental hours are:

Weekend Daytime - Saturday and Sunday 8 am -5 pm

Weekend Evening - Friday - Sunday 5-10

Weekend Daytime into Evening -Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 10 pm
Venue rental rates are based on the day and time of your event, and not on the space. At no additional charge, pending availability and accessibility, any of our 5 event spaces can be reserved for your event.
For meetings or events (parties or receptions), at no additional charge, event organizers can access the event space 1 hour before the meeting or event begins for set-up. For weddings, at no additional charge, organizers can access the event space 2 hours before the wedding begins. If additional setup time is required, the $150 additional hourly rate will apply.

If a meeting or event is scheduled to begin earlier than 8:00 am, organizers can access the space 30 minutes before the meeting or event begins for set-up. If additional time is required before 7:30 am, the $150 additional hourly rate will apply.
Manatee Lagoon's has two, gated, paved-surface parking lots on-site that can accommodate up to 175 cars.
The main parking lot can accommodate up to 50 cars, 3 buses, 2 electric vehicles, and 7 handicap vehicles. The overflow parking lot can accommodate up to 125 cars and is located directly west and across the street from the facility and runs east to west along 59th Street.

Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Manatee Lagoon requires that parking services (valet, attendant, etc.) be secured at your expense for the following types of events:

1. Events anticipating 50 cars or more that happen between November 15 through March 31 during Manatee Lagoon's normal operating hours (Tuesday - Sunday; 9 am to 4 pm).

2. Events anticipating 50 cars or more that happen at nighttime. Parking services or other special transportation services may only be provided by one of FPL's approved suppliers. Parking supplier information and special transportation service supplier information will be provided upon request.
No, weddings may only be booked on weekends.
Weekend rentals are:

Weekend Daytime is Saturday and Sunday, 8 AM - 5 PM

Weekend Evening is Friday through Sunday 5 PM - 10 PM

Weekend Daytime into Evening is Saturday and Sunday 8 AM - 10 PM.
In our second floor Main Room, we offer a full suite of audio visual equipment including a podium/lectern, microphone (lavalier and hand-held; 2 sets), automated screens, and HDMI, VGA, and audio outputs. You should bring your own computer device to connect any content that you may want to present.

In our first floor Interactive Exhibit, we have 3 monitors that can project content. In advance of your event, you will need to supply your content to Manatee Lagoon's Special Events Manager to load.

Any enhanced A/V outside of the scope of Manatee Lagoon's offerings above must be secured through your Authorized Caterer, at your expense. Authorized Caterers shall recommend, vet, approve, and coordinate all third party vendors providing enhanced production.
Enhanced production elements must be secured through your Authorized Caterer, at your expense. Authorized Caterers shall recommend, vet, approve, and coordinate all third party vendors providing enhanced production.
Types of enhanced production-
Rentals (e.g. high-tops), Décor, Florals, Cakes, Entertainment (e.g. DJs, bands), Lighting, Photo Booths, Enhanced A/V (e.g. live streams).
"You can layout your event space using our in-house furnishings, or you can rent other furniture and décor through Manatee Lagoon's Authorized Caterers of your choice. We can provide the following furnishings for your event space layout at no additional charge.

1. (22) 60" round tables
2. (176) chairs
3. (10) 6' silver-topped banquet tables
4. (20) Adirondack Chairs"

Event Rooms

Main Room

Max 176 people
$750 per half-day / $1,500 per full-day

Interactive Exhibit

Max 400 people
$750 per half-day / $1,500 per full-day

Waterfront Veranda

Max 300 people
$750 per half-day / $1,500 per full-day

South Lawn

Max 300 people
$750 per half-day / $1,500 per full-day

The Banyan Tree

Max 400 people
$750 per half-day / $1,500 per full-day

All Spaces

Max 400 people
$750 per half-day / $1,500 per full-day

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Main Room 2608sq ft (48.6ft x 53.7ft)
160
100
36
170
40
170
170
50
-
Interactive Exhibit 3996sq ft
60
24
-
150
30
-
200
-
-
Waterfront Veranda 4113sq ft
220
75
30
150
30
90
300
50
-
South Lawn
100
-
-
200
80
200
300
-
-
The Banyan Tree
250
-
-
250
-
250
400
-
-
All Spaces
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Main Room2608sq ft (48.6ft x 53.7ft)
160
100
36
170
40
170
170
50
-
Interactive Exhibit3996sq ft
60
24
-
150
30
-
200
-
-
Waterfront Veranda4113sq ft
220
75
30
150
30
90
300
50
-
South Lawn
100
-
-
200
80
200
300
-
-
The Banyan Tree
250
-
-
250
-
250
400
-
-
All Spaces
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-