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Garden Grove Event Center

Carbondale, IL View map Visit website

About

Located in Carbondale, Illinois, Garden Grove Event Center is a versatile wedding venue. First opening in 2012, the center has since gone on to host more than 500 weddings. Their event spaces were specially designed for milestone events, to make the planning process as straightforward as possible while still being an unforgettable setting.

Facilities and Capacity

Garden Grove Event Center offers a selection of versatile indoor and outdoor event spaces where couples can host their celebration. Indoor ceremonies and receptions can be held in the Loft & Terrace, which has a maximum capacity of 150 guests. It boasts hardwood flooring and glittering chandeliers for a classically romantic setting. The outdoor terrace is available for ceremonies, or as a seating area. An area of the loft is reserved for the dance floor, ready for a night filled with celebrating. Larger gatherings with up to 250 guests are invited to the Wedding and Event Garden. Here, there is a tranquil garden and courtyard for picturesque outdoor ceremonies. There is also a pond and fountain, as well as a pergola for the couples to exchange vows under. Inside, there is a spacious area with elegant vaulted ceilings. Alongside the various event spaces, the center also boasts private get-ready rooms where the couple and their party can prepare for the day.

Services Offered

Couples are invited to avail of a myriad of services at Garden Grove Event Center. The event staff is ready to help to-be-weds in designing the event while staying within their budget. Catering and lighting can also be arranged by the team at the center to complement their coordination. Event rentals and decorative pieces can be supplied and set up also, giving the couple more time to focus on each other and the day. The indoor setting at the event garden features a fully-stocked bar made from reclaimed wood, lending a stylish touch to the customizable room. When the wedding draws to a close, the newlyweds can focus on their farewells as the staff takes care of cleaning up.

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?

$799

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

$799

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

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

$799

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$2.95

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Loft
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
July
August
November

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    Hayli Married on 09/15/2018
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    Having our wedding at The Wedding Garden was one of the best choice we made throughout the entire process. Everyone was so wonderful and professional, but yet so caring. Our day couldn’t have been anymore perfect. I would absolutely recommend anyone to get married here.
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    Racheal Married on 10/29/2016
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    Melissa and the staff at The Wedding Garden were truly a blesssing for me and my husband in the months leading up to our wedding and especially on our wedding day! She helped me all the way through with planning and deciding on tiny details and made sure I was never stressed. I was so impressed with all the services conveniently offered through them. And the food.... the food was AMAZING! You hear all the time how terrible some wedding food is, but this is definitely not the case here! It was so delicious! You really can't ask for more in a wedding venue. It's gorgeous inside and out. I could go on about everything the staff did for me but simply put... best place to have a wedding hands down!!
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    Amanda Married on 10/15/2016
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    My husband and I got married October 15, 2016. I had the wedding of my dreams at the Wedding Garden. It was perfect! They did everything for us and made the day completely stress free. It was beautiful and everything flowed so smoothly. The staff at the Wedding Garden were wonderful to work with! Highly recommend it to anyone for any kind of event! They do it all!!

    Thank you The Wedding Garden!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Fancy That Cake Fancy That Cake Wedding Cakes

I have delivered wedding cakes to a lot of different reception venues in the Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois area... but I'll never forget the first time I delivered to the Wedding Garden! "This is the most beautiful venue I've ever seen," I believe were my exact words! And I still feel that way today! From the beautiful fountain and sculpture, to the archway where they have the wedding ceremony, to the clean lines inside the reception hall, to the colored lights they use to match the reception decorations, to the rustic bar, to the beautiful glass sinks in the bathrooms (that's right... even the bathrooms are beautiful)... modern and romantic, The Wedding Garden has it all! And the people that work there are great... helpful and friendly, courteous and professional!

Two Doves Photography Two Doves Photography Wedding Photographers

A beautiful and elegant venue for your Special Day with excellent service and friendly staff.

Map

1215 East Walnut Carbondale, IL, 62901
618-727-4436
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