Kathleen's Garden is a rustic wedding venue located in Tampa, Florida. This garden venue is surrounded by grandfather oaks, lush gardens, and a whispering creek, creating a fairytale-like atmosphere for your special day. Enjoy hands-on planning and designing from their trained staff who will create a personalized and attentive experience.
Facilities and Capacity
Kathleen's Garden offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for a stunning ceremony and reception. Choose from their two outdoor ceremony spaces, each with their own distinct charm and beauty. The first ceremony area is in front of the creek with cascading water, for a beautiful and peaceful background. This space seats up to 220 guests and includes a wooden arbor with a crystal chandelier on a hand-built wooden platform. The second ceremony space is amongst the gardens for a smaller, more intimate wedding of up to 75 guests. This venue is surrounded by lush grass and has a large oak tree that serves as the focal point for your vows. For your indoor reception, their spacious, rustic barn features a dance floor, string lights, and twinkling chandeliers to complete the romantic atmosphere.
Kathleen's Garden offers many service to make your wedding experience stress-free and memorable, and provides all needed flatware, glassware, and linens for your event. The venue is also available to host engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and elopements. The wedding services they offer include:
In the 1930s, Albert H. Pless bought over 4,000 acres in Plant City, Florida for farming and cattle with his wife, Kathleen. They built their home out of stone, and the wood on the inside was made from the cypress and cedar trees on their properties. Kathleen dedicated herself to planting flower beds all throughout her new yard. In 1970, they had to sell off most of their properties and, when they passed away, the property was left unmaintained. In 2013, their granddaughter, Peggy A. Waller, repurchased her grandparents home and brought beauty back into the yard, then opened up the homestead to the public.
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Casey Vaughan · Married on 11/24/2018
Everything We Wanted
A wonderful experience from start to finish! And by "start," I mean the all-important consulting and coordinating of details well in advance by Charolette and Marci. As the bride's mother, working with such professionals is a huge advantage if you've never planned a wedding before. And then they have the creativity and skill to be flexible with some last-minute adjustments! Behind the scenes, their attention to privacy and security are notable, and what fun for bridesmaids and groomsmen to enjoy all-day service in the two well-stocked prep/dressing rooms. My entire family was so relaxed and confident that our 120-person Thanksgiving Weekend event would be the memorable evening it became!
Katie · Married on 10/20/2018
Couldn't have asked for a better venue!
Where do I even begin?! Our wedding at Kathleen's Garden was an absolute dream. From the beautiful grounds filled with aging oak trees and lucious gardens to the attentive staff attending to ALL of the details, my husband and I are so, so satisfied.. 110%! Marci was our event and day-of- coordinator, along with Traci as the head decorator, and they both more than exceeded our expectations. We were planning our wedding from Hawaii all the while we were also planning our move back to the East coast (yikes!), but these ladies were both so communicative and allowed family members to visit and make necessary decisions on our behalf. Traci effortlessly brought our vision to life, and then some. I was finally able to visit the venue myself for our final decoration appointment roughly one month before the wedding and I was entirely blown away.. she is surely talented in her craft! & Marci.. I literally did not worry about a single thing on the day of our wedding and it. was. perfect! My girls (& my husband's guys.. can't forget about them) were spoiled with food and drinks the entire morning and afternoon of the wedding while Marci took care of each and every single detail. We were told by several of our guests that our wedding was the most beautiful they had ever attended, and I owe so much of that to Kathleen's Garden. We are forever grateful & will always look back on our wedding day with happy hearts :)
Oh! You will not find a more beautiful location for photos in this area than at Kathleen's Garden. We have received a few sneaks and ugh, that lighting as it peaks through the tall oaks and those colors?! STUNNING!
Jen Victor · Married on 10/06/2018
Dream wedding come true!
My husband and I got married at Kathleen’s Garden in October of 2018 and we ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! From the spectacular venue, amazing staff, and every little detail in between far exceeded our expectation. Marci was our wedding planner and she went above and beyond for us. She not only helped us plan our special day, she was there for every meeting, spoke to each of our vendors to make sure everything on their end was correct, and made sure our wedding day went smooth with zero problems. I never once felt worried with the team at Kathleen’s Garden by my side. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue and staff to ANYONE looking for an outdoor wedding venue in the Central Florida Area. I wish we could relive our special day again and again!
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Kathleen's Garden is a beautifully quaint southern style wedding venue that is perfect for a wedding. The staff there is extremely helpful, and we have nothing but great things to say about them!