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.
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:
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.
3 Reviews for McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center
Recommended by 86% of couples
User5152416 · 2+ years ago
Great place to book your wedding ceremony and reception! Very friendly staff that are willing to accommodate your wedding any way that they can. The gardens are gorgeous!Sent on 06/30/2015
User5514570 · 2+ years ago
This was a beautiful location for our wedding in June!Sent on 10/11/2015
User4137913 · 2+ years ago
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 wellSent on 08/04/2015
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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