Anderson Japanese Gardens Reviews

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Tam · Married on 09/21/2018

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    Great place for our wedding. Very happy with all the help. Great people to work with.

    Sent on 09/24/2018

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Our pleasure Tam! Congratulations again!
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    Amanda · Married on 09/14/2018

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    Everything was perfect! Our ceremony didn’t start on time, because the bride arrived late, but the staff made sure everything was perfect and helped us with all the details.

    Sent on 09/18/2018

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Amanda! It was a pleasure to help you celebrate!
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    Katie · Married on 07/28/2018

    5.0
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    Everything was literally perfect for my wedding day. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day at the gardens.

    Sent on 08/18/2018

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Katie! It was our pleasure!
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    Alanna · Married on 06/23/2018

    5.0
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    I got married at Anderson Japanese Gardens on June 23, 2018 and it was absolutely beautiful. They even had water damage from a big storm earlier that week, but made all the repairs in time for our big day. They had 3 different staff members helping us with every detail, and there was a separate lower level for me to get ready in before going outside to the pavilion, which was very helpful. The only advice I have is for future bridesmaids and the bride to wear closed toe shoes so pebbles don't get into your shoes. The scenery took our guests' breath away; we highly recommend this venue.

    Sent on 07/03/2018

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Alanna, it was such a pleasure to help you celebrate your big day!
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    Josh · Married on 06/22/2018

    5.0
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    We had our wedding here and could not of been more pleased with the location and staff! Everyone in our wedding party lived at least 1.5 hours away, so having a rehearsal wasn't an option. That being said, there were a few rough spots that the staff easily worked through WITH us and everything was wonderful. Well, despite it rained...twice, ha!

    Sent on 06/30/2018

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    It was such a pleasure to host you and your guests! Thank you!
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    Amber · Married on 06/10/2018

    5.0
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    We chose this venue for its beauty, but it also came with amazing customer service at a reasonable price. Got very nice comments from friends and family

    Sent on 06/25/2018

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Amber! It was such a pleasure to be a part of your day!
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    LeeAnne · Married on 06/09/2018

    5.0
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    They were absolutely awesome! It was well worth every penny we spent! The staff was extremely professional and was there to help do anything they could! I was HIGHLY recommend to anyone even considering Anderson gardens!!!

    Sent on 07/03/2018
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    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you LeeAnne! It was an absolute pleasure to celebrate with you!
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    Kelly · Married on 09/22/2017

    5.0
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    The staff at Anderson Japanese Gardens was absolutely fantastic. Whenever we had questions and emailed Sara, we typically heard back with an answer within a day. The staff created a very stress-free day for both our rehearsal as well as our wedding day from the moment we stepped on the grounds to after we finished taking our pictures with our photographers and we received nothing but compliments regarding the grounds as well as organization from our friends and family. Thank you to everyone who participated in making our day special. My husband and I truly appreciate it.

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    Staci · Married on 09/16/2017

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    In mid September of 2017 we had a later afternoon wedding, and it was what I expected. Everyone was willing to help, and make sure everything ran smoothly. Our experience at Anderson Gardens was amazing, and our guests loved it too.

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    Kelsey · Married on 09/15/2017

    5.0
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    The entire staff at Anderson Gardens, from the first time I contacted them all the way through our actually wedding ceremony was absolutely amazing. I'm sooooo happy I had our wedding ceremony here!! I highly recommend it to everyone!

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    Joe · Married on 09/03/2017

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    Anderson was fantastic! Everything ran smooth and the day turned out beautiful!! Strongly recommend!

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    Kara · Married on 08/11/2017

    5.0
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    Everything was amazing and we are very happy we chose to have our wedding there the staff was great and accommodated us and provided plenty of help to keep things organized

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    Marla · Married on 07/15/2017

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    I wanted a garden wedding and Anderson provided everything needed. The place is beautiful, your guest will love it. This place is a hidden gem to Rockford. The staff was there to assist during and after the wedding. When we arrived the team was standing at the door, ready to go! The day was perfect. I recommend Anderson Garden!!

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    Robert · Married on 06/25/2017

    5.0
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    Extremely beautiful and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend this place to other couples looking for a place to get married.

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    Lauren · Married on 05/28/2017

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    If you are looking for a private ceremony at a garden look no further than Anderson Japanese Gardens! We picked this place for 2 reasons. One they only do one wedding on either Friday or Sunday so you don't have to worry about fighting with other weddings for pics and space. Two, because of the beautiful location :)...Our wedding was at the West Waterfall location but, there are other locations to choose from depending on your party size. The staff was great and were very accommodating and helpful during our rehearsal and wedding. I highly recommend driving out for a visit if you are looking for a garden wedding. You won't be disappointed.

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    Heather · Married on 05/26/2017

    5.0
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    We had a wonderful experience with our wedding here on May 26, 2017! It was raining for several hours leading up to the ceremony start time and still drizzling at the beginning. The staff was very accommodating to our wishes to still have the ceremony by the waterfall and provided umbrellas for us and our guests. It was a very special time made more so by an efficient staff that was willing and ready to accommodate rain.

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    Michelle · Married on 10/08/2016

    5.0
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    If you are considering Anderson Gardens, you will not be disappointed. It is worth every penny! We had a perfect fall wedding in October; breathtaking! People are still commenting how beautiful our wedding was! The staff is exceptional as well. I was constantly bugging Sara over tedious questions and she answered reassuringly and tried to make me feel the least stressed as possible. The day of was smooth as can be and I had no reason to stress. I can not thank everyone at the gardens enough for making our wedding the most beautiful and precious day of my life. THANK YOU!

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    Cassandra · Married on 09/16/2016

    5.0
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    We loved the gardens! It was a beautiful venue and Sarah was extremely responsive and easy to work with throughout the process. It looked like rain on my wedding date and the staff set up a plan b as a just in case which alleviated my stress and allowed me to focus on the other details. I really felt that the staff was extremely helpful and couldn't stress enough how appreciated I was to work with them. My only suggestion for future brides would be would be to go through the seating arrangements and when your guests should be seated in detail at the rehearsal. When I showed up to the venue, I had a lot of my guests still meandering in front and in the lobby who saw me in my dress. And with the seating arrangements, guests left 1 or 2 seats in between each other which I didn't accommodate for so there were some guests standing. Over all extremely happy we chose the gardens for our ceremony and we can't wait to go back to reminisce of our special day!

  • User5338135 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    Had a great wedding experience at the gardens. The staff was super helpful and made the day run very smoothly.

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    Alisha · Married on 08/13/2016

    5.0
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    This venue is beautiful! They have amazing areas for great photos and the staff is extremely organized and great at communication. Little pricey but it is 100% worth it. They were able to adjust our rehearsal time to fit our schedule and they had an answer to every question or concern that came up. Highly recommended!

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    Michael · Married on 07/09/2016

    5.0
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    Anderson Japanese gardens is the perfect place for a beautiful wedding! The tranquility of the setting helped to make what could be a very busy and hectic day, calm, peaceful and reflective of what the occasion was really about.

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    Lauren · Married on 06/24/2016

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    From the moment we walked through the gardens, my husband and I knew we wanted to get married there. The location is beautiful, no matter what spot you choose. We ended up in a more intimate setting at the main gate. The rehearsal was a breeze, they had 3 coordinators getting all the details down. The next day was even easier! Those three coordinators took care of every little detail, even walked us around for our pictures to some of the best spots. We could not have had a better experience and are so thankful something so unique exists in Rockford. We now have a year membership where we can go back and visit anytime we want!

  • User6930394 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    They're incredible and had everything organized for the rehearsal and the day of!

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    Rob · Married on 06/04/2016

    5.0
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    The crew at Anderson Gardens made our wedding day a breeze. They had three event coordinators on the day of the wedding, orchestrating the event and taking away any stress on the bride and groom. Beyond the helpful service, the location was absolutely beautiful. Our guests were allowed to walk the gardens for an additional hour after the ceremony which allowed them to experience the gardens beyond the ceremony location. This site is definitely a hidden gem in Rockford!

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