Brookside Gardens is a botanical wedding venue located in Silver Spring, Maryland. This property is ideal for nature-loving couples who dream of tying the knot in a beautifully curated garden. The venue blends both modern and rustic design elements into the decor for couples to utilize in shaping their distinctive celebration. With several indoor and outdoor event spaces available, it can host weddings throughout the year. Couples can make use of the building’s renovated interior as well as the spectacular gardens. Situated just a 35-minute drive from downtown Washington, DC, this venue is a private haven away from the hustle of the big city.
Facilities and Capacity
The venue’s Auditorium is an indoor event space that is ideal for ceremonies and receptions. Featuring 75-foot windows, this expansive space provides views of the Azalea and Aquatic gardens. It can be configured in a range of ways and has room for seated guests, a dance floor, and live entertainment. Outdoor weddings held under the sunshine can later transition to tents, allowing the celebrations to run long into the night. These luxurious tents can be decorated with linen and drapery, and they provide enough space for a live band and a dance floor. The Aquatic Overlook is a patio that can also host ceremonies and receptions. The Wedding Gazebo and surrounding Fragrance Garden offer an aromatic location for ceremonies. The Japanese Tea House on Gude Island is a covered wooden spot perfect for an open-air reception overlooking the water. Spoiled for choice, couples can choose from an array of other event spaces available on site.
Brookside Gardens offers couples an array of wedding packages to make the planning process run as smoothly as possible. The Magnolia Package grants full-day access to the property and your choice of three garden and reception sites. Additionally, the venue’s staff will assist in the setup and breakdown of the event while providing tables and chairs for up to 300 guests. An on-site coordinator will be on-hand during your celebrations to point vendors in the right direction and provide assistance.
34 Reviews for Brookside Gardens
Recommended by 81% of couples
Charles Kong · Married on 08/10/2019
Jennifer was our primary point of contact, and she went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day went smoothly! She was super responsive to all our questions, and met with us a couple of times before the wedding so we knew what to expect. She also sent us sample floor plans and other vendors to work with!Sent on 08/15/2019
We were also able to set up a day prior to the wedding since no event was planned - this was super useful as we we were so busy the day of! She also let us keep the dance floor a day late so we wouldn't get charged for weekend delivery and pickup!
Brookside itself is a beautiful garden, both indoors and outdoors and everything went great! Highly recommend!
Brookside Gardens's reply:Hi Charles,
Ingrid · Married on 10/06/2018
The Affordable Garden Wedding
I got my rose garden wedding without breaking the bank! Brookside Gardens was one of the only affordable places within reasonable driving distance of DC that matched my vision of an elegant, outdoor all-in-one wedding and reception venue. The staff know how to run a wedding like clockwork - I think that's their main business, and they're very good at it. Planning and coordinating everything was a breeze with the help of their wedding guru Jennifer. On the day of everything magically came together with the help of Brookside's team. When I was left alone by the busy wedding party and family, nervously sitting by myself outside the hedges surrounding the aisle, the team members checked on me and gave me a thumbs up, which I remember and appreciate so, so much! The gardens are exquisite and the perfect background for photos. Our reception in the auditorium was lovely as well - all it took was a little uplighting and a dance floor to turn it into party central. Best of all - I can come back and visit any time I want to relive my wedding day. We love Brookside gardens, and we'll definitely be back next year to catch the blooms!Sent on 11/24/2018
Brookside Gardens's reply:Hi Ingrid! Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I'm glad our staff was able to make sure your day went smoothly for you. I hope you and Jameson are doing well and please come back and visit us soon! - Jennifer
Stefanie · Married on 12/02/2017
The team at Brookside Gardens did a phenomenal job helping us arrange our winter wedding. We got married in the atrium at the visitors' center, which was lovely -- big enough for 100 while still feeling intimate. Brookside staff helped us create a beautiful night, with the option for all our guests to see their holiday Garden of Lights. The Brookside team worked well with our flower vendor and caterer, did a great job setting up tables and chairs, and were just so nice. It meant so much to us to be married in a beautiful public space (not a hotel, not an elite club) where we had the freedom to be ourselves, create new traditions and enjoy the outdoors.Sent on 12/05/2017
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