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McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center

Brookings, SD View map

About

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center is an elegant wedding venue located in Brookings, South Dakota. The breathtaking venue, which was originally designed in the 1960s, offers a formal garden that couples can utilize for their wedding celebration. The estate's indoor and outdoor facilities provide versatile options for couples who are in the midst of planning a wedding. The team of gardeners, seasonal arborists, irrigation technicians, and event technicians on the grounds all work together throughout the year in order to ensure that the landscapes remain beautiful and backdrop-worthy for weddings and other special events that occur during any season.

Facilities and Capacity

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center can accommodate indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Indoor ceremonies take place inside the venue's Great Hall. The rental of this space for ceremonies includes chairs, setup services, access to get-ready rooms, complimentary parking, and photography opportunities in the venue's gardens. Couples who wish to host an outdoor ceremony can utilize the Formal Garden Area to exchange their vows. The rental of the outdoor gardens is accompanied by restroom access, get-ready room access, electrical outlet access, complimentary parking, and outdoor photo possibilities. To accommodate couples' loved ones, the venue can also supply golf carts and vehicles to cater to wheelchair requirements.

Couples can utilize four spaces that reside within the building: The Great Hall, the East and West Meeting Rooms, the Foyer, and the Terrace Garden. The Great Hall features a 3,000-square-foot-space that is adorned with vaulted ceilings, large windows, and patio access. The Terrace Garden is another lovely reception space that offers a stunning oasis of lush nature and tranquil surroundings. Meanwhile, the Foyer and the Meeting Rooms serve as wonderful options for added bar areas, buffet lines, guest books, gift tables, and more. Ideal for small and large events alike, the event center can accommodate up to 225 individuals.

Services Offered

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center equips couples with event-planning services in order to guarantee that everything runs smoothly. Moreover, the staff offer setup and cleanup services to ensure that couples remain stress-free on the morning of their wedding. In addition to chairs and tables, the venue can provide lighting and sound equipment for wedding festivities. The team at the resort are happy to host the following wedding-related events:

  • Engagement parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Ceremonies
  • Receptions

Cuisine

McCrory Gardens partners with SDSU Catering in order to provide couples and their guests with exquisite wedding meals. The catering company is comprised of professional individuals that specialize in crafting tantalizing food displays, delicious meals, and beautifully-presented dishes.

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?

$1,728

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

$1,383

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?

$648

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

$519

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

20

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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 Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

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
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
Rated
4.3
out of 5.0
Recommended by 86% of couples
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  • User2361261 2+ years ago
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    This was a beautiful location for our wedding in June!
  • User2256474 2+ years ago
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    we went with the gardens for our ceremony only my biggest problem was that on top of the fee to rent just the particular garden you had to go out and rent your own chairs because they don't have any to rent. Also making sure the fences were unlocked at the right time was also a little stressful seeing as there was another wedding scheduled in a neighboring garden to the one we got married in an hour after the start of our ceremony so parking was hectic as well

Awards

  • 3

Real Weddings

  • Matthew & Monique
    18 photos · 09/16/2018

Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Hitch Studio Hitch Studio Wedding Planners

McCrory Gardens offers something that no other venue in Brookings does -- multiple options in a beautiful garden to have your wedding ceremony! The gardens, the reception hall and the staff are all top-notch and a gorgeous option for your wedding or event. Even the patio surrounding the event hall glows at night with candles, guests and love. It's one of the most perfect indoor/outdoor venues in the state! Brookings is lucky to have an all-inclusive venue like McCrory Gardens for catering, tables & chairs, linens, staffing, and the gardens. We love decorating at McCrory because the staff is SO great to work with. ~Renee Halgerson, wedding planner at Hitch Studio, Brookings

Map

1451 Stadium Rd Brookings, SD, 57007
605-688-6707

M-SAT 8:00 am - 8:00pm Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center?

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center for wedding events?

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center offer?

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center offer for wedding events?

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center have available for wedding events?

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in professionalism, 4.3 in quality of service, 4.3 in average response time, 4.2 in flexibility and 4 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center offer?

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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