Weddings

A Secret Garden

Independence, MO View map

About

A Secret Garden is a historic wedding venue located in Independence, Missouri. This secluded venue lives up to its name as it provides a private hideaway for a wonderful wedding. Offering luxurious interiors and charming outdoor spaces that both look splendid, day or night, this is a remarkable place to host your ceremony and reception.

Facilities and Capacity

The outdoor garden area provides a great deal of flowers and shrubbery that provide color, fragrance, and natural beauty for you and your guests to admire. With an acre of space, there is more than enough room for comfort. Just picture yourself walking arm-in-arm with your significant other as the wedding party enjoys the day’s atmosphere. Providing a beautiful backdrop for such a significant moment, the floral surroundings truly add to the venue’s splendor.

For your ceremony at A Secret Garden, the courtyard area offers room for your guests to sit on chairs that are dressed in white covers. Rose petals can be scattered along the paved surface that acts as your aisle as outdoor chandeliers hang from above. A large tree wraps itself elegantly around the space where you can be joined in matrimony by your chosen officiant on a slightly raised area. As sparklers are set off, applause rings out, and you mark the occasion with a kiss, you can rest assured that no-one will forget the moment.

With your union official, you can make your way inside the Palm House. Here, the reception, dancing, and dining can begin in earnest. Boasting 2,700 square feet of space, the house offers a charming hall where the wedding party can come together.

No elegant touch is spared in the hall. On the ceiling, enchanting ivory satin adds sophistication as it drapes from the ceiling, while seven chandeliers create a twinkling sparkle. Round tables with bow-tied chairs provide seating for your guests to savor the cuisine of the day. A dance floor provides somewhere for them to while away the night.

Services Offered

Cleanup and setup services are available for the couple of honor to avail of at A Secret Garden, reducing the stress of fixing up the venue prior to, or after, the wedding. Event rentals can also be made available for you to use how you wish - such as centerpieces, chair covers, an arch, tables, chairs, and more. An event planner service can also be offered to reduce some of the stress involved in preparing for the big day. Conveniently, outside vendors are welcome to come in, meaning the newlyweds can personalize the space and the entire experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Barn
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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Recommended by 86% of couples
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    Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.2 out of 5

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    Carla M. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Completely stress free planning

    I have worked in the wedding industry for 20 years as a wedding and event planner. However, now I'm the bride and I realized I can't do my own. THANK GOD FOR A SECRET GARDEN! My fiancé and I absolutely love the venue! We are in the planning stages and couldn't be more excited about our upcoming wedding. The attention to detail and the sheer artistry and passion of the owner and his staff has made planning our wedding a completely STRESS FREE experience. The owner and his vendors are all extremely responsive and helpful. We couldn't be happier! Can't wait for our special day!
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    Sydney Q. Married on 05/01/2021
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    Planning stages

    We’re only in the wedding planning stages, but Russ listens to everything we want and need. He’s been fantastic and has worked with us so well! And the garden is BEAUTIFUL.
  • Casie
    Casie S. Married on 10/12/2019
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    Amazing people

    Russ is fantastic! He listens to what I want as the bride and had ideas I would never have thought of.

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Map

11014 East Winner Road Independence, MO, 64052
8168008000
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A Secret Garden frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of A Secret Garden in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by A Secret Garden for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at A Secret Garden for wedding events?

A Secret Garden offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does A Secret Garden offer?

A Secret Garden offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does A Secret Garden offer for wedding events?

A Secret Garden offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does A Secret Garden have available for wedding events?

A Secret Garden offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend A Secret Garden and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

A Secret Garden is recommended by 80% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in average response time, 4.3 in value, 4.2 in quality of service, 4.2 in flexibility and 4.2 in professionalism.

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