Yes, let's talk about your micro-celebration vision. No, the Secret Garden Estate is an exclusive micro-event and wedding venue which caters to generally 30 or less guests. Up to 40 guests considered depending on your overall plan.
Yes and Yes. We offer a limited number of ceremony + dining on-site event per year with table seating and with full estate usage. Please inquire about pricing. This reception will be a lot more intimate and a little less predictable than your typical wedding factory reception. It will be a casual and relaxed experience for you and your guests.
We want you to get what you want, however first dances are welcome but dance parties need to happen at another venue. DJ's and Live Bands are not welcome due to sound limitations. Music is played through bluetooth speakers. No illegal drugs are allowed at the Estate.
Communication is so essential when planning a curated wedding. First, you must reach out and be willing to provide your contact information including phone number and email address (use one you actually check as we do not sell your information). I will reach out to you within 3 days and provide you the requested information. If you after reviewing the information you want to have a site tour, we will first schedule a phone call. I want to make sure everyone is on the same page and is not desiring an event that is not allowed at the estate. Time is precious and I don't want to waste yours. During the call we will schedule a mutually workable site tour day and time usually on the weekends for 1 hour. Both partners need to be present and please let me know in advance if anyone else is joining the site tours and their names and relationship. Keep in mind tours cannot happen when setting up for or during other events so days/times are limited in the event season May-October. So the best thing to do is get in contact right away so we can find a workable time to meet.
Then after your site tour, I will send you a contract and invoice. A signed contract and deposit is due right away to reserve your date. There are no date holds without a deposit and signed agreement. I look forward to meeting you both!!
It actually does NOT cost more. If you get the required permits with all the add on's the State Park Ceremony will cost more. The Secret Garden Estate is an exclusive, controlled and very private venue meaning hikers, dog walkers, mountain bikers and others won't be going through your ceremony. Secret Garden Ceremonies allows and includes more services than a State Park like beautiful restrooms, event insurance (when purchasing the ceremony package), changing areas, officiant, decor, water service, chairs and guaranteed private parking, parking assistance, etc.
We understand that you want your pets to be a part of the wedding photography. We want you to get what you want, however only well-behaved, leashed pets (dog, cat, bird, bunny) are **considered** and a maximum of 2 (1 for each partner). You will need to discuss your specific ideas and it is not guaranteed you will be approved. **Additional deposit may be required**. Keep in mind that animals can detract from wedding ceremonies and are difficult to control with wild birds and squirrels running through the trees.
This is a wild woodland private estate with wild animals and estate animals. Considered pets need to be leash handled by a competent adult at all times and you need to clean up after your pet. Pets are not allowed to urinate on estate lawn area, property fixtures, vehicles or furnishings. Pets are 100% your liability and responsibility and are not covered under the event insurance policy. Your pets are NOT allowed to meet and greet the on-site cat, dog, goats or chickens. Your guests may NOT bring their pets on-site unless it is a legitimate service dog. Service dog paperwork needs to be provided in advance. No livestock or horses allowed.