Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallen Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens, a park in the greater Washington, D.C. area, welcomes couples celebrating an outdoorsy wedding. This venue can be modern or rustic, or a combination of the two, depending on how couples want to use the space. The park offers an indoor ballroom, a tented area, patios, and plenty of natural green space for couples to use on their big day. The venue can be found in Silver Spring, Maryland, just 35 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.

Facilities and Capacity
As many as 130 guests can join couples for their wedding day in this romantic park garden. The venue has numerous indoor and outdoor options for a couple’s big day. Inside, the Auditorium and two classrooms offer covered space and abundant garden views. The Auditorium’s 75-foot glass windows allow for a panoramic view of the surrounding Azaleas and Aquatic Garden. Outside, there are covered and uncovered venue spaces. The Aquatic Overlook is a patio space with a delicate-looking but sturdy white railing. This is the location where couples may set up a tent for their wedding event. The Wedding Gazebo and surrounding Fragrance Garden is an aromatic and appealing location for a couple’s ceremony, where guests can sit surrounded by flowers of a delightful perfume. The Japanese Tea House on Gude Island is a covered wooden site, perfect for an open-air reception overlooking the water. Other spaces include the South Terrace, Gude Garden Lawn, Yew Garden, Gingko Canopy, and Anderson Island Pavilion.

Services Offered
Couples can use this colorful venue for any wedding event, including bridal showers, ceremonies, elopements, engagement parties, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. They may even book their engagement photos among the flowers. Brookside Gardens can provide audio equipment, chairs, and tables for the wedding.

History
This 50-acre property was founded in 1969 and named for the location’s many winding brooks and streams. In addition to the outdoor plants, the venue has two conservatories where they raise more delicate and tropical plants. This gives the park a total of over 20,000 plants, the perfect escape for a couple’s wedding day.

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32 Reviews for Brookside Gardens

Recommended by 80% of couples


4.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.2
  • Professionalism 4.0
  • Flexibility 3.9
  • Value 4.2
  • Average response time 3.8
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  • Ingrid

    Ingrid · Married on 10/06/2018

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    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
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    Stefanie · Married on 12/02/2017

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    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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Brookside Gardens Pricing

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Brookside Gardens FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,180.00
  • 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? $ 1,150.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 630.00
  • 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: Ballroom, Garden, Park
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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, Set Up, 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, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, December

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  • 1800 Glenallen Avenue Silver Spring, MD, 20902 See on map
    301-417-5350 (Phone number)

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