Garden Grove Event Center

1215 East Walnut, Carbondale, IL 62901 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Garden Grove Event Center

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.

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45 Reviews for Garden Grove Event Center

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Racheal · Married on 10/29/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    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
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    Amanda · Married on 10/15/2016

    5.0
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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!!

    Sent on 11/20/2016

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Garden Grove Event Center FAQ

  • 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)
  • 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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  • 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!

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  • 1215 East Walnut Carbondale, IL, 62901 See on map
    618-727-4436 (Phone number)
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