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Price range: $2,600 - $6,800 Price range: $1,000 - $5,000
Couples usually spend $5,000 Couples usually spend $3,500
Reception
$3,300 starting price
Ceremony
$1,250 starting price
Reception
$1,800 starting price
Ceremony
$1,380 starting price
These prices are available for the months of April through October. These prices are available for the months of November through March.

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About

On WeddingWire since 2009

Brookside Gardens is currenlty booking 2025 dates. 2024 dates are limited.

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 in 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.

Services Offered

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 120 guests. An on-site coordinator will be on-hand during your celebrations to point vendors in the right direction and provide assistance.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,300

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,800

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,250

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,380

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Garden
Government Building
Park

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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Reviews of Brookside Gardens

4.2 out of 5 rating
4.2 out of 5 rating
42 Reviews
84% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.3 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.3 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.3 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4 out of 5 rating
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Brookside Gardens is a highly recommended wedding venue with a beautiful location and attentive staff. The staff is described as supportive, flexible, and accommodating, going above and beyond to help with wifi arrangements and navigate the grounds. Guests appreciate the multiple stunning ceremony and reception locations available and the helpfulness of Jennifer, a staff member who assists with the planning process. Overall, Brookside Gardens is praised for its gorgeous outdoor setting and excellent service.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Brookside Gardens is a highly recommended wedding venue with a beautiful location and attentive staff. The staff is described as supportive, flexible, and accommodating, going above and beyond to help with wifi arrangements and navigate the grounds. Guests appreciate the multiple stunning ceremony and reception locations available and the helpfulness of Jennifer, a staff member who assists with the planning process. Overall, Brookside Gardens is praised for its gorgeous outdoor setting and excellent service.

Weddingwire
4.2/5 42 reviews
Google
4.8/5 4840 reviews
Claudia
Claudia C. Sent on 05/14/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Brookside Gardens Wedding

Jennifer and staff helped me plan a wedding from 3000 miles away! I visited once but I really didn't have to. It was my daughter in laws dream location having grown up in the area. The cost included so many things that is not usually included so it makes it an excellent value. A value in a million dollar location. You are spoiled for choices of locations. I visited in the autumn and the wedding was in the spring and both were stunning. Read everything carefully so you know what is your responsibility and this will make your day perfect! Lots of help along the way and on the day from the stellar staff!!
Kate
Kate D. Sent on 11/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An Amazing Venue at Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens was an amazing venue for our wedding. I had grown up going to Brookside Gardens and I knew it was an amazing place but they really outdid all of our expectations. As a venue, there are a myriad of amazing, beautiful places that you can choose from for your ceremony, cocktail, hour and reception. We chose Sakura Hill, the Fragrance Garden, and the South Terrace for our wedding and all three were fantastic. Brookside Gardens was very helpful with helping us decide where to hold each distinct event of our wedding and think through all the details. On the day of, the staff (especially Jennifer Bland) went above and beyond to help all of our vendors and our guests navigate the grounds. It was truly a fantastic venue with a fantastic staff!
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Laura Sent on 12/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful park!

We had our hybrid microwedding at Brookside Gardens, and it was absolutely lovely! The staff was supportive and flexible, willing to make accommodations for immunocompromised bridal party members, and helped us figure out wifi for the online component. Note: most of the park is a cell/wifi/5G dead zone, but there is an area next to the visitor center with good connectivity. We could not have asked for a more beautiful location! Thank you Brookside for helping to make our day so special.
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Events

17 Nov
Open House

Brookside Gardens Annual Fall Wedding Vendor Showcase allows newly engaged couples to taste different foods, talk to caterers, photographers, planners, musicians and other professionals, get a tour of the gardens, get a preview of our We Speak Weddings Workshop, and mingle with other couples. Don’t forget to enter the door prize raffle for a chance to win goodies! See you there!

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Date: From 11/17/2024 to 11/17/2024 Schedule 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location: 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Silver Spring, DC

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Brookside Gardens frequently asked questions

Brookside Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Brookside Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Government Building
  • Park
Brookside Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Brookside Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Brookside Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Brookside Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables
Brookside Gardens is recommended by 84% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.3 in quality of service, 4.3 in professionalism, 4.3 in value, 4 in average response time and 4 in flexibility.

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