The Best Garden Venues Around The World For Your 2023 Wedding
Maybe it’s the chill in the air and the promise of spring, or maybe it’s all of the Regency romances that we’ve been binging on repeat for the past two years, but we’ve currently got a real obsession with garden weddings. How could we not?
Gardens offer so many unique opportunities for weddings: gorgeous photo ops everywhere you look, built-in florals and greenery, unique water features, and usually an estate to go with (NBD). If you’re on the search for your perfect garden wedding venue, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our fave garden destinations that we’ve come across. Be prepared for some serious pretty coming your way… Be sure to check out our round-up of amazing waterfront venues.
Zingerman's Cornman Farms
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Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is a multi-award-winning chef-led event space, wedding venue, and working farm in Dexter, Michigan. The 27-acre farm and its venues were restored from their 1834 foundations with the most discerning guests in mind. It features a beautiful exhibition kitchen, chef’s garden, a classic farmhouse, and a four-season barn. Cornman Farms hosts weddings of up to 75 people where guests can enjoy the beauty of the countryside just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. Interested? Learn more on their website.
"I just got married at Cornman Farms and I don’t even know where to start with this review because they exceeded all my expectations. My wedding day was absolutely perfect and all my dreams came true, and I am absolutely certain this is due to Cornman. Throughout the year of planning, the Cornman team was SO responsive, so thorough, and so supportive at every step of the way. The venue itself is stunning, the food was incredible, and everything came together beautifully. On the day of the wedding, the Cornman Staff ensured everything went smoothly and went above and beyond in every way. I am so forever grateful that I found Cornman and HIGHLY recommend it to everyone."- Katia
Mill Pond Estate
Mill Pond Estate is an outdoor wedding venue for stylish dreamers and romantics. Located on 18 acres, 20 minutes east of Tampa Bay, FL, couples, and creatives fall in love with their open-air venues surrounded by untouched beauty. They are transparent about all of their pricing from the start and aim to make it easy to follow and understand. Couples can choose between four unique spaces: The Broken Oak, The Flower Garden, The Lilly Pond, and The Grand Meadow. The Broken Oak, The Lilly Pond, and The Grand Meadow hold up to 150 guests and The Flower Garden holds up to 50 guests. The Flower Garden offers cut flower beds, two towering oak trees, and a beautiful glass greenhouse that creates an image of simplicity and elegance your guests won’t soon forget. In addition to their wedding venue, they offer full-service florals and wedding decor. They specialize in artful, garden-style designs perfect for the Mill Pond aesthetic. Mill Pond Estate is an LGBTQ+ Friendly Wedding Venue. They celebrate and serve the full spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community and earned their Equally Wed Certification in 2021.
“This venue has a rustic feel that combines a fairytale feel that is nicely woven together with an elegant outdoor wedding venue. The owners and staff are genuine people who take pride in providing that special day for both him and her. The grounds are breathtaking. Everything a wedding needs. A bit of elegance, a touch of grace, and that feeling that you and your family are home to share this special day together.” - Michael Harris
Woodinville Lavender is a stunning outdoor wedding and reception venue nestled in the Sammamish River Valley just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle with easy access to greater Seattle. Their award-winning lavender gardens provide the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. They specialize in small weddings to assure excellent service and an immaculate venue. The venue rental includes many services including wedding planning and day of wedding coordination. Their reviews show that this focus and support results in an amazing experience from booking through the last guest’s departure.:
"I am beyond happy that I chose Woodinville Lavender for my wedding venue. It is gorgeous and in a great location. Tom Frei is an exceptional wedding planner. His organizational skills and calm demeanor make you feel at ease on your big day!"- Megan Birch
Your guests are certain to enjoy their spectacular gardens, discovering extraordinary outdoor art at every turn, in a venue unlike any other in the Hamptons. Their gardens play host to works by Dale Chihuly, Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, Willem de Kooning, and Sol LeWitt, among others. The gardens are beautiful in every season and hold many surprises, including the dazzling display of daffodils in April and the striking azaleas of the Red Garden in mid-May. In June, roses begin to bloom, followed throughout the summer and fall by the foliage and blossoms of other trees, shrubs, and perennials, each providing wonderful texture and structure to the LongHouse landscape. Their main lawn, overlooking Peter’s Pond, is a unique setting for large celebrations. The de Kooning lawn, adjacent to the lap pool, is ideal for a cocktail party or a more intimate dinner. LongHouse is unique–it provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding. LongHouse can accommodate celebrations of up to 250 guests and provides you with the use of the entire outdoor space. While Longhouse does not provide catering and entertainment, they have great relationships with all of the area’s most prestigious vendors.
The Palm House at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
A catered event at Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Palm House offers a gorgeous Garden setting for your ceremony, an outdoor terrace for cocktails, and the exquisite glass-walled Palm House for your reception and party. Celebrate your special day at the Palm House, and have the experience of a lifetime. Perfect for intimate to large events, the Palm House can accommodate up to 250 seated guests.
Couldn't wait to leave a glowing review for Leigh and her team. Our wedding on 9/22 was absolutely SEAMLESS thanks to Leigh and her team. I am so grateful for every tiny detail they took care of during the wedding and a million questions they answered prior. We planned our wedding from abroad so it was especially complicated. Many many thanks for making ours a perfect wedding!- Iguana C.
Photo: Matiase Zcurra Photography
Old World Europe meets natural Hawaiian splendor at historic Haiku Mill-a stunning property located on Maui’s north shore, off the famous road to Hana. Stepping onto their property is like stepping into a secret garden–a botanical paradise that is private, intimate, and breathtakingly beautiful.
Allied Arts Guild
Photo: Vivilin Photography
Allied Arts Guild offers a unique peaceful environment that will put you into an imaginary world filled with magic and wonder. Allied Arts Guild, a beautiful garden oasis, is an inspiring environment for art and nature lovers, and visitors. Since its inception in 1929, it has been the home to studios of working artists, unique shops, and Café Wisteria. What's better than planning a themed wedding at a special, peaceful, and cozy place away from our fast-paced world?
"We had our wedding at Allied Arts Guild and it was incredible! Tiana is extremely easy to work with. She is very organized, efficient, responsive, and knows just what to do to make sure everything runs smoothly day-of. We also found Tiana to be really flexible and willing to work with whatever vision you have for your wedding--she is not going to be asking you about x, y, or z thing that you did not want to include in your wedding. Working with Tiana definitely reduced the amount of stress that we felt on the day of the wedding and made it so we could thoroughly enjoy ourselves. Allied Arts Guild as a venue is also great. There is plenty of parking, the gardens are beautiful, and the enclosed space made it feel like just the right size for our medium-sized (~100 person) wedding. Many of our guests complimented us on how nice the venue was. The food was great too! We are very glad we chose Allied Arts Guild for many reasons and highly recommend it for your wedding."- Evan K.
Photo: Leslie Satterfield
Tucked away in the heart of historic San Juan Capistrano, Franciscan Gardens’ elegant wooden gates and blossoming garden offer a charming hideaway for your wedding or special event. They love helping couples create the most amazing day of their lives with the people they care about most. Each and every member of their team is genuinely passionate about bringing people together to celebrate love and the tradition of marriage. When you tell them what your dream wedding is, they make it happen! It’s their pleasure to do everything they can to make those memories special for you and your loved ones. And when it comes to planning and logistics, they’ve got it covered—from the mouthwatering food and personable staff to stunning décor and signature cocktails, they offer impeccable service with no surprises.
At La Foce, they aim to offer their guests personalized service at the highest professional level. They try to anticipate your needs and to make your stay with them pleasant and memorable. You and your guests are welcome to stay in their small apartments to free-standing farmhouses, all with swimming pools and private gardens; and of course, the main Villa La Foce with its famous gardens designed by the English architect Cecil Pinsent. At La Foce, you and your guests will create memories that last a lifetime.
"If you are looking for the perfect wedding venue or a wonderful villa to host a family get-together or reunion, definitely take a look at La Foce. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!"-Christine H.
The Wonder Gardens
Photo: Love and Covenant
The Wonder Gardens is home to a diverse family of rescued, rehabilitated, and non-releasable Florida alligators, flamingos, beautiful macaws, pythons, turtles, tortoises, and even Chinese Golden Pheasants. These incredible animals and the vibrant botanical collection all contribute to this wedding venue. A wedding at The Wonder Gardens is more than just an event, it’s an experience.
Photo: Samantha Joy Photo
The Glasshouse Community is located in Zeeland, Michigan. The space can accommodate around 70 guests, an ideal Michigan wedding venue for a smaller wedding. It’s nestled between two hills in the heart of rural West Michigan and conveniently located halfway between Grand Rapids and the lakeshore. The grounds on their historic farm provide multiple vignettes for photos, outdoor gatherings, yard games, and joyful lingering. If you'd like to inquire about booking The Glasshouse you can get in touch with them here about booking.
Photo: Megan Kay Photography
Firefly Gardens is an enchanted and secluded 8-acre property, conveniently located 30 minutes south of DFW. They take pride in their ownership and commit that any event you desire will be one that will always be cherished. Their stunning hall can accommodate up to 250 guests. It includes bride and groom suites with full bathrooms, three seven-foot chandeliers, a breathtaking solid back wall of windows that overlook pristine acreage, and so much more. This gorgeous venue and spacious grounds will make any event unforgettable!
"We knew from the minute that we walked in that this was our DREAM venue. It was such a beautiful mix of open and airy, and warm and inviting. The value was something that we couldn’t pass up on. They offered the venue for the entire day, including bartenders, linens, and staff on site. Jamie and her crew were ultra-responsive for the entire year we had it booked, and were amazing throughout. Our day was incredible, and Firefly Gardens was the perfect backdrop. If I had to do it a million times over, I’d choose Firefly every time. Side note: we are an LGBT couple and Firefly made us fully confident that we were accepted and welcome, which was invaluable in an industry that revolves around your typical couple."- Jamie C.
Idaho Botanical Garden
The Idaho Botanical Garden was established on 42 acres leased from the Idaho State Historical Society and the State of Idaho. Their spacious grounds include lush gardens and nature trails. It is the perfect outdoor venue for your elopement! Elopements are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and can accommodate up to 30 guests. The spots fill up quickly, so if you’re ready to book your elopement, don't wait! Contact them for more details.
A 17th-century villa nestled in the hills atop the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. The villa was built around an older medieval tower, and until the 15th century, it was the historical estate of the Acciaioli family. It has been recently restored, and with its large apartments, it now offers the best services and comfort. Despite being very close to the town, the narrow hilly roads separating the villa from the city center offer a cozy shelter from the noise and traffic.
"We stayed at the villa Le Piazzole for 2 days for our wedding and we could not recommend a better place to celebrate this special day. It is a wonderful, authentic place. all our guests loved it and the staff is super nice and kind."- Julie S.
The Greenhouse at Driftwood
The Greenhouse at Driftwood is a special place in the heart of the Hill Country. Located in Driftwood, Texas, The Greenhouse provides an elegant, unique setting for elopements, intimate weddings, offsite meetings, board retreats, seminars, and other events in the midst of nature.
Beldi Country Club
Photo: Lorenzo Accardi
The Beldi is a property on 15 hectares with several gardens, different salons, a charming riad, a large ksar, and a large ballroom "L'Orangeraie" dedicated to hosting sumptuous parties all year long. Over its long history, The Beldi has had the privilege of hosting many a wedding and has developed expertise.
Photo: Sserena Genovese
Looking for a dreamlike location for your destination wedding in Italy? Whether you’re planning an intimate romantic wedding or a big party with hundreds of guests, Frassanelle has the perfect venue for you! Nestled among the gentle slopes of the Euganean Hills, Frassanelle is a historical estate that has belonged to the same family since the 13th century. A green gem off the beaten tracks and yet a stone’s throw away from Venice and Padua. Enjoy your Italian Wedding in one of the last remaining historical hamlets of the area, with its large private park, beautiful courtyard, clearings, lawn, porches, and rooms…there are plenty of places to chat, laugh, relax, and dine with your friends and family.
"Great location for the wedding! We were amazed by fabulous nature and romantic atmosphere of the villa. Very recommended for any kind of outdoor party, but there also indoor options.The hosts were very professional and ready to solve any problem."- Marco M.
Lough Eske Castle
Photo: Olivia Buckley
Having your wedding in the 5-star Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal is having it in a fairytale setting. Situated on the shores of Lough Eske close to the Blue Stack Mountains and yet only a short distance from Donegal Town, it will be the idyllic location that your special day deserves. Service is always personal, dedicated, and highly professional, so you and your guests will feel especially welcome, and your day will flow seamlessly from start to finish. There is something special about County Donegal weddings and at Lough Eske Castle Hotel, you will feel it.
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Their venue is a replica of a 400-year-old German stone barn in Bavaria Germany that sits on 450 acres with lakes, forests, wheat fields, tree farms, orchards, and an aviary. Their three outdoor locations for ceremonies and receptions include views of beautiful trees, vast lawns, rolling valleys, and the sweet sounds of nature. One of the ceremony sites even has a large historic limestone arch reminiscent of a castle from long ago. Their two indoor locations have intricate vaulted ceilings, wrought iron railings, and accents, and their barn has a cupola made completely of windows. This unique venue is a perfect fit for weddings! Just see what they have to offer, and get swept away to a simpler time and place.
"I used this venue for my wedding and my guests were beside themselves with how beautiful it is. If you do not have a ton of decor to use, this is the perfect place. The scenery alone is more than enough to make up for decor. The owner, Sharon, was incredibly helpful and always available to answer any questions we had. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was well prepared for the big day. The staff was amazing and very easy to work with. I would 100% recommend this venue to anyone for any event!"- Kelsey
Legare Waring House
Photo: Shauna Veasey Photography
Celebrate your next special occasion at the Legare Waring House and dance the night away beneath a canopy of moss-draped oaks. Many memorable events have taken place at this historic 1840s home, which resides amid the manicured gardens of Charles Towne Landing, the site of South Carolina's first permanent settlement.
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