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.
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.
45 Reviews for Garden Grove Event Center
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Hayli · Married on 09/15/2018
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.Sent on 09/28/2018
Racheal · Married on 10/29/2016
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!!Sent on 11/19/2016
Amanda · Married on 10/15/2016
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!!Sent on 11/20/2016
Thank you The Wedding Garden!!
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!
A beautiful and elegant venue for your Special Day with excellent service and friendly staff.