Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is a natural garden wedding venue in Long Beach, California. This stunning Japanese garden was dedicated in 1981 as an educational center and memorial to the founder’s late husband. It has become one of Long Beach’s most popular ceremony spaces because of its lush natural scenery. The native trees and foliage bring a piece of California wilderness to the elegantly designed garden. If you want a nature-inspired yet sophisticated event venue, Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is a great place to choose. Their staff will make your wedding day a once in a lifetime experience.
Facilities and Capacity
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is an artistic garden space combining traditional Japanese design with the native Southern California landscape. It is an ideal outdoor venue for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. The property features over an acre of private manicured gardens bordered by tall trees. Inside guests will enjoy meandering paths, a walk over the bridge, or gazing into the koi pond and beautiful waterfalls. The quaint, quiet atmosphere adds to the romantic ambiance of your ceremony or the casual conversation of your al fresco dining experience. You may host a ceremony at Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden with up to 200 guests, a reception with 150 guests, or both with an intimate party of less than 100. The gardens offer natural splendor, however you may add decor items of your choice to enhance your wedding day theme.
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden helps couples of all kinds create their one of a kind wedding days. The onsite coordinator will work with you from the beginning to create a seamless experience, starting with an elegant ceremony and ending with delicious food and dancing throughout the evening. Your rental of the space includes up to two hours for the ceremony space plus a four-hour reception. You will also be able to schedule a rehearsal prior to the event. The garden staff will assist with setting up and breaking down the venue tables, chairs, and decor. They also have an onsite sound system which can be managed by their audiovisual team. Other rentals in your package include:
Recommended by 87% of couples
Diana · Married on 09/03/2017
My husband and I chose the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden as our final venue for our wedding ceremony after looking at least 5 other venues. The Japanese garden is so beautiful and serene complete with ducks and koi fish; all of my guests complimented how gorgeous it is and thought that we paid a fortune for booking this venue when really the pricing is very reasonable. Janette is the director of the garden and her staff were super helpful on the day of our wedding and did an excellent job with calming my nerves down and coordinating the event as well as working well with my vendors. Even though it rained on the day of my wedding, our wedding pictures were so beautiful and I love how it captured the beauty of the garden. I highly recommend every future couple who loves nature and scenery to get married here.Sent on 11/02/2017
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Angelika · Married on 06/14/2014
The staff we dealt with at the Earl Burns Japanese Garden were both super friendly and professional. If we ever had any questions they were answered very quickly.Sent on 06/24/2014
As we live in Ireland it made it quite hard for us to organise and plan our day however they made our day so much easier and pain free.
For any couples looking for a venue which can cater for both large and small weddings (ours being 15 people total) with a very unique feel, the Earl Burns Japanese Garden is a perfect fit.
diane · Married on 09/15/2012
Words cannot describe how wonderful our wedding turned out at the the Japanese Gardens. Everything came out fabulous! The Japanese Gardens is a beautiful venue, with its lush landscaping, pretty waterfall, spectacular koi pond - a fairytale place for a wedding. And the staff at the JG is stellar too - everyone was so nice, professional and helpful. Whenever I had a question, they were quick to respond, always got back to my emails right away. On the day of our wedding, I didn't have to worry about a thing - they took care of everything, and it was so well gone. All of our guests were so impressed with the JG, everyone has told us how beautiful our wedding was. For everything that was included in our wedding, the JG is definitely worth 10 times the value. Thank you to everyone at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens - you made my wedding perfect.Sent on 10/26/2012
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden Price Rates
Receive a $100-off discount if you (or your immediate family) are affiliated with CSULB (student, staff, faculty, alumni)
*availiable only with the Wedding Package
Receive a $200-off discount by becoming a member of the Garden
*availabile only with the Wedding Packages
I have performed many weddings here and the staff is great and the gardens are picture perfect!
This Wedding location has everything!! A beautiful garden, amazing catering, organized and friendly coordinators and a Koi pond. When you get married here, you feel you're away from the city, surrounded in an outdoor gardens in Japan. The facility is relatively large as well, fitting more people then you'd expect. So many beautiful places to take great photographs. Every wedding here is truly a memory that will last a lifetime.
Beautiful location and great people to work with!