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Brookside Gardens

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Brookside Gardens is currenlty booking 2024 dates. Limited 2023 dates are available.

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 130 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
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Garden
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
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?

March
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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    Shabnam P. Married on 10/14/2022
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    Gorgeous venue!!

    We were interested in booking a Montgomery County Parks venue due to the local resident pricing being so attractive, and booked tours at all three of them to start our venue search. Brookside was our second tour, and as we talked to each other on the way back to the car, we turned right back around into Jennifer's office and asked to book it on the spot! Jennifer was so helpful, responsive, and friendly throughout the process, answering questions periodically over the year-and-a-half between booking and wedding day (and was in the visitor's center most of the day/night on the day of to oversee everything), offering suggestions for all kinds of tiny details based on her years of experience with the venue (like where the sun would be in the sky during our ceremony and how to orient everything so we'd get the best lighting, and what would be in bloom that day-- super detailed!), and generally making us feel really good about our choice of venue. As for Brookside itself, it is GORGEOUS year-round (we had an October wedding), if you're having your event outdoors in the gardens as opposed to the indoor auditorium area you really don't even need to worry about decorating because it's just so beautiful! Brookside is the highest-priced of the three county parks venues, but the money you save on florals makes it worth it ;) There are some restrictions due to the nature of the gardens (no confetti/rice, no drones, etc), but this wasn't an issue for us at all.
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    Abigail A. Married on 10/06/2022
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    Fantastic experience!

    Brookside Gardens is the best kept hidden secret! This venue has so many amazing options to help couples create their ideal wedding. Jennifer at Brookside is so incredibly knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire planning process - she is the best! I was blown away by how gorgeous and stunning my wedding was! If you’re looking for an outdoor wedding venue - look no further!

    Brookside Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much Abbey for a wonderful review! Your and Mike's wedding was absolutely gorgeous and I am grateful that we were able to celebrate with you. Come back and visit us soon!
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    Charles K. Married on 08/10/2019
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    Perfect venue

    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!
    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,

    Thank you! You and Emily were a pleasure to work with as well. I'm excited to see pictures of the big day! I hope you are doing well and come back to visit us soon! -Jennifer
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1800 Glenallen Avenue Silver Spring, MD, 20902
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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
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Brookside Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Park
Brookside Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • 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:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Brookside Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables
Brookside Gardens is recommended by 82% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.1 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.2 in quality of service, 4.2 in value, 4.1 in professionalism, 3.9 in average response time and 3.9 in flexibility.

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