Beautiful gardens create intimate and romantic havens for unforgettable wedding ceremonies and receptions. Botanical gardens filled with blooming flowers, fragrant herbs and spices, leafy trees, and grassy lawns boast breathtaking spaces for intimate ceremonies or grand receptions and often need little décor because of their natural beauty. From exquisitely manicured gardens and grounds of castles and plantations to rugged desert gardens and themed arboretums, here are some of the country’s best spots for one-of-a-kind garden weddings. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Race and Religious
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Built in the 1830s, Race + Religious is a quintessential New Orleans venue that is one of the most renowned locations for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and special events. Nestled along the riverfront in the Lower Garden District, the property features a three-story rowhouse, a two-story Creole cottage, and a two-story “Slave Quarter,” along with a fountain-flanked pool, charming brick courtyards, and lush tropical gardens with palm trees lit by gas lamps. Hailed as one most romantic wedding venues in the state, Race + Religious boasts flexible spaces for events of up to 275 guests, along with state-of-the-art venue accommodations, luxurious amenities, and a timeless antebellum Louisiana feel.
510 Race Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 504-262-0412
2.Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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World-renowned for being one of the ‘greenest’ buildings in the world, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens was founded in 1893 by steel and real-estate baron Henry Phipps and is one of the oldest and largest Victorian ‘glass houses’ in the country. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the award-winning Lord & Burnham Conservatory is made up of 13 silvered, glass-encased domes that cover flourishing garden rooms filled with myriad exotic plants and flowers. The conservatory is surrounded by 2.5 acres of pristine landscape, which features lush, manicured gardens, tranquil ponds, and tinkling fountains. Café Phipps serves a farm-to-table menu of delicious healthy fare for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and early dinner, along with house-roasted coffee, loose-leaf tea, and fresh fruit juices.
1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Phone: 412-622-6914
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3.Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Nestled in the folds of the Blue Ridge foothills, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is a unique wine estate set along Virginia's Monticello Wine Trail that not only produces distinguished boutique wines but also offers a spectacular venue for weddings and special celebrations. The all-season, flexible, full-service venue features indoor and outdoor spaces for all types of parties, including the Granary for seated dinners and dancing, and the Veranda for romantic alfresco cocktail gatherings. The venue offers all-inclusive packages that feature professionally trained staff, in-house catering and bar services, elegant décor and furnishings, getting-ready suites for the bride and groom, and spectacular mountain views.
1616, 5022 Plank Rd, North Garden, VA 22959, Phone: 434-202-8063
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4.Chandler's Gardens Wedding Venue
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Nestled in the countryside of McKinney in North Texas, Chandler’s Garden’s Wedding Venue is spread over 250 acres of beautifully scenic grounds that provide a stunning setting for timeless weddings. Chandler’s Gardens offers two distinct packages, namely the Tuscan and the Garden Package. Inspired by the sun-kissed Italian countryside, the Tuscan package includes the use of a magnificent Tuscan pergola with rustic farm doors and a hand-laid, cobblestone floor, and a Tuscan Farmhouse Reception and Banquet Hall with a beautiful stone entrance, soaring ceilings with iron candle chandeliers and sconces, and a back terrace with a dance floor. The Garden Package offers the use of an enchanted garden enveloped by towering 50-foot tall shade trees, including a 200-year-old majestic oak tree for intimate ceremonies.
7150 Co Rd 206, Celina, TX 75009, Phone: 972-954-7643
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5.Garden Wedding Venues: Secret Garden
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Bordered by the meandering Fountain Creek at the foot of Pikes Peak, Secret Garden offers a beautiful venue for destination weddings and other special celebrations. The site features spectacular gardens with meandering pathways, flowering blooms, trees dotted with fairy lights, and tranquil water features for intimate ceremonies and lavish receptions. The venue also has English-styled cottages for accommodating overnight guests and offers an array of services including tables, chairs, and other décor, a bridal dressing room for the bride to get ready, preferred vendor lists for catering and beverage services, wedding cakes, entertainment, and a chapel.
420 S 19th StColorado Springs, Colorado, Phone: 719-964-0541
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6.The Conservatory Garden Wedding Venue
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The Conservatory Garden Wedding Venue is an elegant setting for intimate ceremonies and receptions in the heart of St Louis’ Historic District of Saint Charles. The venue has a romantic tropical glass garden house surrounded by a forest of tropical foliage, lush gardens, and enchanting courtyards that offers an unusual and intimate space for wedding ceremonies. The Conservatory’s garden house is heated and air-conditioned and caters for weddings all year round, and provides a variety of packages that include feature bride and groom rooms, flower decorations, candles, an event coordinator, rehearsals, and music, as well as preferred lists of vendors for services such as officiates, horse-drawn carriages, florists, and photographers.
1001 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301, Phone: 636-947-0414
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7.Garden Wedding Venues: Beaulieu Garden
Beaulieu Garden is a private, family-owned wine estate in the heart of the Napa Valley. One of the oldest wine-producing vineyards in the valley, Beaulieu Garden features beautifully manicured formal gardens and park-like grounds, tranquil reflecting pools, ornate old stone fountains, elegant statues, and charming sycamore arbor. The spectacular site is available for private events throughout the year and is managed by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events, which provides a preferred list of vendors for catering and beverage services, florists, wedding cakes, music and entertainment, and event coordinators. Amenities supplied in the rental of the venue include a wood-burning fireplace, a private VIP suite with a wet bar and a day-of site representative.
1901 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA 94573, Phone: 707-968-0975
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8.Best Garden Wedding Venues: Little Gardens
Little Gardens is a beautiful, colonial-style wedding venue nestled amid a seven-acre estate in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The hidden gem offers an enchanted outdoor ceremony area with a tranquil koi pond and a picturesque waterfall, and a historic house with spacious rooms, large doorways, and timeless Southern charm. The gorgeous garden wedding venue features a beautifully designed ballroom with a wall of French glass doors that open out into the secluded garden, creating a fluid indoor-outdoor reception space. Amenities include sizeable Bridal Suite with a floor-to-ceiling mirror, overstuffed sofas, a fireplace, and an en-suite bathroom where the bride can relax before the big day and offers services such as a preferred list of vendors for catering and beverage services, florists, wedding cakes, music and entertainment, and event coordinators.
3571 Lawrenceville Highway, NW, Lawrenceville GA 30044-4105, Phone: 770-923-3434
9.Serendipity Garden Weddings
Serendipity Garden Weddings is an elegant wedding and reception venue in Oak Glen, California, set on seven acres of pristine landscapes surrounded by the majestic mountains of Oak Glen. The private oasis features tranquil ponds and waterfalls, towering pine trees, beautiful white rose bushes, and breathtaking views of the valley below. The venue offers several different spaces for intimate ceremonies and grand receptions, ranging from a stylish, gorgeous cocktail terrace with flagstone tiles and antique barrels surrounded by grassy lawns and manicured gardens. Lavish dinner receptions can be held at long, family-style tables against a backdrop of mountain views and added extras include a popcorn bar, horse-drawn carriages, and a wedding coordinator.
12865 Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen, CA 92399, Phone: 844-749-5683
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10.THE GARDENS of Castle Rock
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The Gardens is an event center and wedding venue on Chippendale Avenue five miles south of Farmington in Minnesota that offers a beautiful setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, and other special events. Located in the lower South Metro area, a short distance from the Twin Cities, the venue features four beautiful spaces for various types of events, including the Grand Promenade with a formal white pergola; a Boho wedding arch surrounded by natural forests; the rustic Lath House covered in grape wines tucked away in the hills; and spacious grassy lawns. Guests services include a preferred list of vendors for catering and beverage services, florists, wedding cakes, music and entertainment, and event coordinators.
26601 Chippendale Ave, Northfield, MN 55057, Phone: 651-264-9510
11.Jardin del Sol Garden Weddings and Events
Jardin del Sol Garden Weddings and Events is a beautiful wedding venue with seven acres of gorgeously manicured gardens, rolling pastures, and lush woodlands. Located two miles from charming downtown Snohomish, the site is a boutique-style space with a large white tent and an outdoor dance floor for dinner and dancing receptions. Other spaces at the venue include a large central lawn surrounded by tall trees, shrubs, flowering perennials, and vine-covered pergolas, a reception area with three terracotta patios, a rustic barn, and tranquil koi pond, and two elegant bride and groom’s rooms with vintage décor and furnishings.
10522 52nd St SE, Snohomish, WA 98290, Phone: 206-387-6618
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12.Garden Wedding Venues: Caswell Sculpture Garden
Located on the Historic Columbia River Highway, just a short walk from Historic Downtown Troutdale, Caswell Sculpture Garden is a unique wedding venue that offers a beautiful setting among natural landscapes. Set on three acres of beautiful grounds, the private events venue features bronze and stone sculptures and provides a range of services including chairs, tables, a tent with sides and fans, brides and groom’s rooms with air-conditioning, and a preferred list of vendors for catering and beverage services, florists, wedding cakes, music and entertainment, and event coordinators.
902 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060, Phone: 503-481-9449
Owned and operated by 24 Carrots, Southern California’s premier catering and events company, Franciscan Gardens is an enchanting wedding venue with lots of Old-World charm. Located in historic San Juan Capistrano, the magical place has a charming courtyard with romantic white paper lanterns exuding café light, ornate lamppost lighting, and romantic white mini-string lights beautifully draped in the surrounding trees. An expansive indoor space features exposed brick walls, gorgeous wood floors, beamed ceilings, and crystal chandeliers that can accommodate up to 250 guests for a cocktail reception and two spacious on-site suites offer comfortably chic spaces for the wedding party to get ready. Signature services provided by 24 Carrots include gourmet catering and bar services, décor and furnishings, professional staff, ceremony arches, and a security guard.
31815 Camino Capistrano #7, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, Phone: 949-248-1586
14.Garden Wedding Chapel
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Designed for couples who want a sophisticated, yet intimate outdoor ceremony in a climate-controlled environment, the rustic-chic Glass Gardens Wedding Chapel features designer planked walls and a magnificent glass ceiling with a customized lighting system to mimic the sky. The state-of-the-art garden chapel, which is one of three chapels at the Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, boasts Pinterest-inspired wedding décor and a fresh, temperature-controlled environment for up to 88 guests. Chapel of the Flowers offers a variety of all-inclusive packages for ceremonies, which include amenities and services such as a beautifully appointed bridal suite and dressing room, in-house catering and bar services from preferred vendors, a customized wedding cake and cutting services, lighting and sound equipment, and a dance floor. Also included is all décor, such as tables, chairs, covers for the chairs, centerpieces, aisle markers, and runners, altars and arches, and drapery, along with a photo booth, liability insurance, complimentary wireless Internet, and set-up and clean-up of the venue.
1717 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104, Phone: 800-843-2410
15.Best Garden Wedding Venues: Firefly Gardens
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Firefly Gardens is a beautiful barn ballroom in the greater Dallas area that offers a luxurious country wedding venue. The spacious white barn features an entire wall of windows that flood the interior with natural light and embraces spectacular views and impressive crystal chandeliers that bathe the space in soft light. Set on eight acres of beautifully manicured gardens and grounds, the venue has a ceremony site close to the barn with a long white pergola for couples to exchange vows, as well as a smaller, traditional-looking barn beneath impressive oak trees overlooking a gorgeous garden. The property also has an elegant manor house that can accommodate up to 40 guests for a ceremony or reception, and services include the setup and clean-up of the venue, a charming bridal suite, ample onsite parking, tables and chairs, a preferred list of vendors and complimentary wireless Internet.
5410 East Us Hwy 287, Midlothian, TX 76065, Phone: 214-399-5129
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16.Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens
Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens is a historically preserved wedding venue with a rich history dating back to the 1700s. Owned by Myron and Sally Stoltzfus and Brian and Dawn Waltman, the Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens features several spaces for ceremonies and receptions, including a 1920 Grand Barn for receptions, a late-1800s Tobacco Barn for intimate celebrations, a 19th-century farmhouse lawn for cocktail gatherings, and a charming courtyard with a fireplace. Services include a Carriage House bridal Room and a pond-side Groom’s Room and deck, an experienced wedding consultant, garden benches, elegant lighting and draping, and high-top tables. The venue also offers ample secure parking and attendants.
3716 E Newport Rd, Gordonville, PA 17529, Phone: 717-768-8801
17.Isaac Taylor Garden Event Venue in New Bern
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The Isaac Taylor Garden Event is a beautiful private setting with a rich history in the heart of New Bern, North Carolina. Built in 1792 by musician James Taylor, the property is spread over 5,000-square feet with grassy lawns with water features and blooming foliage and a brick patio. Onsite amenities include an indoor staging kitchen for caterers, an outdoor service bar area, a stage for a band, tables, and chairs up to 100 guests, and two wheelchair-accessible restrooms. The rental of the property includes a bridal suite, an outdoor bar, a permanent arbor, a keg cooler, a wine chiller, and ice machine, ambient lighting, and ample parking.
228 Craven St, New Bern, NC 28560, Phone: 252-626-7673
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The Harmony Estate is an elegant barn venue in Murrieta with multiple ceremony locations, including a beautifully restored massive event barn for grand receptions. Located a short drive from the French Valley Airport, the Harmony Estate offers different venues ranging from expansive grassy lawns overlooking a tranquil Koi pond and a cozy patio with a pergola and stone fire pit for cocktail parties to a rustic-chic barn with high wooden ceilings and a spectacular chandelier for grand receptions. Wedding services include onsite accommodations at the property, all-inclusive packages, tailor-made wedding cakes, catering and beverage services, an event planner to take care of every detail, and the setup and clean-up of the venue.
27220 Catt Rd, Murrieta, CA 92562, Phone: 951-432-6554
19.Garden Wedding Venues: The Crystal Gardens
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Located on Chicago’s famous Navy Pier, the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier is a beautiful indoor botanical garden overlooking Lake Michigan that offers a unique and exquisite venue for special celebrations such as wedding ceremonies and receptions. Operated by Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants, the Crystal Gardens is ideally situated to enjoy spectacular views of Navy Pier’s Dock Street, Lake Michigan, and the Chicago skyline. The venue boasts a six-story glass atrium and an arched ceiling spanning 50 feet covering lush vegetation, palm trees, flowering plants, tinkling ‘leapfrog’ fountains, and twinkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere for any occasion. The venue is spread over two floors and can accommodate a full garden party for up to 1,500 guests and a partial garden event for 500 guests. Events are individually planned by the venue’s professional planning and management team to ensure a unique and unforgettable experience for each client.
700 East Grand Avenue, Mezzanine Level, Chicago, IL 60611, Phone: 312-595-5436
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20.New York Botanical Gardens Wedding Venue
Founded in 1891, the New York Botanical Garden is a botanical garden, an iconic living museum, and a major educational institution at Bronx Park, in the Bronx, New York City. The 250-acre garden is one of the most magnificent botanical gardens in the world and home to diverse landscapes and extensive collections and gardens, as well as an array of multidisciplinary exhibitions and programs. The gardens offer a variety of innovative dining options, including the Pine Tree Café for a casual coffee and light fare, the Hudson Garden Grill for a more elegant and refined dining experience.
2900 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY 10458
21.Park Chateau Estate and Gardens
Park Chateau Estate and Gardens is a spectacular waterfront wedding venue in East Brunswick, New Jersey, that specializes in intimate ceremonies and receptions. Conveniently located in the heart of Middlesex County on 15 acres of pristine landscapes, the venue seamlessly blends timeless grace and charm with modern amenities. The venue’s manicured gardens and stone courtyard offers three beautiful event spaces adorned with classic French antiques for intimate ceremonies, grand receptions and cocktail gatherings, including the Chapel, the Gardens, and the Ballroom. Services offered include the set-up and clean-up of the event, lighting and sound, a dance floor, wedding décor, tables and chairs, an event planner and catering and beverage services.
678 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, Phone: 732-238-4200
22.Garden Wedding Venues: Rockledge Gardens
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Rockledge Gardens is a bright, tropical garden center and wedding venue in Rockledge, Florida, that offers a picturesque ceremony space surrounded by grassy lawns and manicured gardens. Located 40 minutes east of Orlando and just minutes away from Port Canaveral, Lake Poinsett and the Atlantic Ocean, the garden center and the greenhouse is spread over 12 acres and features a pavilion with an outdoor kitchen and bar, and a rustic fire pit that can accommodate up to 120 guests. Wedding services offered include a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride, an on-site day-of coordinator, a luxurious bridal suite, the setup and clean-up of the venue, shabby chic place settings, and centerpieces, air-conditioned restrooms, lighting and sound, and complimentary wireless Internet.
2153 US-1, Rockledge, FL 32955, Phone: 321-636-7662
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23.Ainsworth House & Gardens
Ainsworth House & Gardens is an elegant wedding ceremony and reception venue in Portland, Oregon, that provides an idyllic setting for small and medium-sized weddings all year round. Built in 1851, Ainsworth House & Gardens is set on 18 acres of land and features both indoor and outdoor spaces for all types of wedding ceremonies and receptions. The 3,000-square foot reception facility features the Conservatory, Garden Room and Fireside Room, which offer intimate spaces for celebrations, while the outdoor patio and woodland area are ideal for grand receptions under the stars. Wedding services provided include a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride, an on-site day-of coordinator, a luxurious bridal suite, the setup and clean-up of the venue, shabby chic place settings, and centerpieces, air-conditioned restrooms, lighting and sound, and complimentary wireless Internet.
9130 Lot Whitcomb Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045, Phone: 503-656-1894
24.Garden Wedding Venues: Desert Botanical Garden
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Dating back 70 years, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, has been conserving and protecting Sonoran Desert Plants, as well as desert plants from around the world. Home to more than 50,000 plant displays showcased in beautiful outdoor exhibits, as well as a range of events and presentations throughout the year. Enjoy ‘Dinner on the Desert’, a unique evening where you can savor sumptuous cuisine under the stars as you as bid on distinctive plants, pots and garden art, and unusual and exciting experiences, while ‘Music in the Garden’ promises beautiful starlit music shows in Spring. The Desert Botanical Garden offers a range of tours and activities with knowledgeable guides to introduce the incredible diversity of the landscape, as well as continuing education programs on offer, and there are three lovely restaurants in the garden for light snacks and meals.
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, Phone: 480-941-1225
25.Southern House and Garden
Situated on six-acre property just 16 miles from the University of Alabama, Southern House and Garden is a countryside wedding venue in Knoxville that boasts a beautifully, manicured tree-lined pasture with horses and an old country home. The venue has several indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate up to 300 guests, including a beautiful gazebo decorated with an antique chandelier beneath an oak tree, a charming little chapel, and an intimate barn for lavish receptions. Southern House and Garden offer a bridal suite and groom’s room, and services include all-inclusive packages, a wedding planner, the setup and clean-up of the venue, lighting and sound, in-house catering and beverage services, and ample parking.
15308 Shepard Park Rd, Knoxville, AL 35469, Phone: 205-345-5767
25 Best Garden Wedding Venues in the United States
- Race and Religious, Photo: Race and Religious
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Photo: Maksim Shebeko/stock.adobe.com
- Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, Photo: n_balitskaya/stock.adobe.com
- Chandler's Gardens Wedding Venue, Photo: Chandler's Gardens Wedding Venue
- Garden Wedding Venues: Secret Garden, Photo: Secret Garden
- The Conservatory Garden Wedding Venue, Photo: Tydav Photos/stock.adobe.com
- Garden Wedding Venues: Beaulieu Garden, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Best Garden Wedding Venues: Little Gardens, Photo: Ananass/stock.adobe.com
- Serendipity Garden Weddings, Photo: Renee/stock.adobe.com
- THE GARDENS of Castle Rock, Photo: THE GARDENS of Castle Rock
- Jardin del Sol Garden Weddings and Events, Photo: Space_Cat/stock.adobe.com
- Garden Wedding Venues: Caswell Sculpture Garden, Photo: Magryt/stock.adobe.com
- Franciscan Gardens, Photo: black_magic/stock.adobe.com
- Garden Wedding Chapel, Photo: Dmitriy Shipilov/stock.adobe.com
- Best Garden Wedding Venues: Firefly Gardens, Photo: Firefly Gardens
- Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens, Photo: mirage_studio/stock.adobe.com
- Isaac Taylor Garden Event Venue in New Bern, Photo: Isaac Taylor Garden Event Venue in New Bern
- Harmony Estate, Photo: Bordin/stock.adobe.com
- Garden Wedding Venues: The Crystal Gardens, Photo: The Crystal Gardens
- New York Botanical Gardens Wedding Venue, Photo: Stanislav/stock.adobe.com
- Park Chateau Estate and Gardens, Photo: Halfpoint/stock.adobe.com
- Garden Wedding Venues: Rockledge Gardens, Photo: Tatyana Nazarenko/stock.adobe.com
- Ainsworth House & Gardens, Photo: n_balitskaya/stock.adobe.com
- Garden Wedding Venues: Desert Botanical Garden, Photo: Desert Botanical Garden
- Southern House and Garden, Photo: Ekaterina/stock.adobe.com
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