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Wedding & Event FAQs

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Whether your guest list is large or small, choose from perfectly matched indoor and outdoor locations for your Garden wedding or special event. We offer exquisite settings for daytime or sunset events for 10 to 300 people. And for small groups of fewer than 10, we offer flexible options such as trailside ceremonies and engagement photo sessions during general admission hours. We recommend planning in advance as dates fill up quickly.

For more about weddings and events in the garden, please read through our FAQ sections below:

Planning Your Event


When can I visit the Garden to view the event spaces?

Wedding/Social/Non-Profit Events
Amber Hahn
P 480 481.8159 | F 480 481.8139 | ahahn@dbg.org

Corporate Events 
Chelsey Keller
P 480 481.8104 | F 480 481.8139 | ckeller@dbg.org

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What does the rental fee include?

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At what times may events be held?

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How do guests arrive?

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Is the Garden ADA accessible?

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Are golf carts available for myself and/or my guests?

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Is smoking allowed at the Garden?

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May we tent? What happens if it rains?

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What can the Garden provide to enhance my event?

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Does the venue fee include rentals of tables and chairs?

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How much time do I have for set-up and tear down?

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Do you have a Garden Map of venue locations and floor-plans of the venues?

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Are any venues currently under construction? 

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Are candles allowed?

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Do I need to rent a dance floor?

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What décor is not allowed?

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Catering, Alcohol and Vendor Requirements:

May I bring in my own catering?

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May I bring in my own alcohol?

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Do you have any requirements for event flowers, potted plants, or centerpieces?

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Do you allow amplified music and have any music restrictions or recommendations? 

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Do you have any other vendor requirements?


Weddings

How much does a wedding at the Garden cost?

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Do you need to see our invitation prior to its being mailed?

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When will the final walk-through occur?

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Will the Garden lead the rehearsal? When will it be held?

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Do you offer dressing rooms for the wedding couple?

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Am I required to have both a ceremony and reception?

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What will the Garden do to help plan our wedding?

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Am I required to have a wedding planner? What will the wedding planner coordinate?

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Do you have any requirements for the cake?

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Do you have any photography requirements?

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May I take engagement or wedding photos here even if I am not getting married at the Garden?

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Do you require reservations for trailside weddings smaller than 10 people?

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Reservations and Payment

May I hold a venue while I make a decision?

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Are there any additional taxes or fees in addition to the rental costs?

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Do you offer any discounts?

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When are the Contract, Deposit and Final Payment due?

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Do you require a security deposit?

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Do you require insurance?

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What are your policies for cancellation or changing a date?

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How do I check availability and contract my event?

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Is there a different cost for ceremonies or receptions?

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Can I have a fundraiser, prom, religious, or political event at the Garden?

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