Anderson Japanese Gardens Reviews

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110 Reviews for Anderson Japanese Gardens

Recommended by 95% of couples

4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kate Koziol · Married on 09/15/2019

    5.0
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    Perfect! Amazing! Beautiful!

    I can’t say enough wonderful things about the staff and the grounds! The ceremony was beautiful and that in large part is due to the attentiveness of the staff! They took care of details that I hadn’t thought of and were very supportive. They had golf carts to help our family that were handicapped down to the site and made me overall feel so at ease! I would HIGHLY recommend them!!

    Sent on 09/17/2019

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Oh Kate, thank you! It was such a pleasure to celebrate with you! We can't wait to see you both in the Garden again soon.
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    K B · Married on 09/13/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Beautiful location, great staff

    Anderson Japanese Garden was the perfect location for our wedding. The grounds are beautiful and meticulously maintained, which made for an awesome setting for the ceremony. The staff were great throughout the whole process. They were very helpful and made sure everything went smoothly.

    Sent on 09/28/2019
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    Angela Parkins · Married on 09/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Leah weyermann

    Leaha has been greet getting me started on the wonderful wedding planning adventure. Thank u for the great advice.

    Sent on 02/04/2019

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review, Angela! We look forward to celebrating with you and your guests!
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    Elizabeth · Married on 08/10/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    110% everyone was so helpful, kind, and an amazing guide to the whole process

    Everyone was amazing! Would highly recommend.

    Sent on 08/12/2019

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Elizabeth! We loved celebrating with you both. Congratulations! We hope you both visit the Garden again soon.
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    Colyn Belknap · Married on 07/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    Our wedding

    Our wedding was 07/07/2019 and it was amazing. The beauty of the gardens is of course one of the most amazing backgrounds for a wedding, but the most amazing part was the attentiveness of the staff. Our wedding day was smooth and enjoyable thanks to the great people at Anderson gardens. Truly an amazing experience which we would recommend to every couple.

    Sent on 07/09/2019

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Colyn! It was our pleasure to celebrate with you and Kristin. We wish you all the best. Be sure to visit the Garden again soon!
  • Mark

    Mark Watson · Married on 06/01/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Beautiful venue

    The Anderson gardens was a beautiful venue for our wedding. They were very accommodating of our vision and helped coordinate the entire event. Very understanding of all our ideosyncracies. Would highly recommend.

    Sent on 06/24/2019

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Mark! Your day was so beautiful and we are thrilled to have been a part of it. Congratulations!
  • Michelle

    Michelle · Married on 05/26/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    I can't imagine a better experience.

    Leah and Jennifer were absolutely amazing and helpful on our big day. Choosing the Anderson Japanese Gardens for my mixed culture wedding was the best decision we made! Communication and organizion was impeccable, and the venue was extremely accommodating to our unique ceremony needs. Not only was this venue beautiful and affordable, but I also truly appreciated how much this venue cared about us and our big day. Every tiny detail- from providing umbrellas during our first visit to even making sure the bride/groom kept hydrated during pictures was taken cared of without us even asking. Our guests still can't stop raving about the beauty of this place!

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    Sent on 05/30/2019

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Michelle, thank you so much for celebrating with us! You were a pleasure to host and your ceremony was stunning. We wish you and Paul all the best!
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    Rebecca · Married on 05/24/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Beautiful Scenery and Amazing Support from Staff

    The staff at the gardens was amazing in helping us organize the wedding. Everything was so seamless and they really helped us make the perfect occasion even better with their help!

    Sent on 05/28/2019

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you! We were thrilled to celebrate with Richard and Tiffany. We hope to see everyone again soon!
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    Michelle Stevens · Married on 05/10/2019

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    Perfect Garden Wedding

    We got married at the waterfall and gosh was it perfect. The staff was amazing at helping to coordinate everything for us and was always quick and responsive. They helped execute the perfect first look with my husband and just made our wedding a dream come true.

    Sent on 05/15/2019

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Michelle! It was such a pleasure to celebrate with you! Congratulations and all our best!
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    Tam · Married on 09/21/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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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

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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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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    Jaime · Married on 08/12/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    What a perfect place to celebrate your perfect day. Besides the gardens being gorgeous, the crew at Anderson Gardens was amazing. They were there from the very beginning all the way till the end. I would highly reccomend this place as a wedding sight not just for the beauty but for the amazing staff.

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    Sent on 08/24/2018

    Anderson Japanese Gardens's reply:

    Thank you Jaime! It was our absolute pleasure to help you celebrate!
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    Katie · Married on 07/28/2018

    5.0
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      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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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    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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      5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    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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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      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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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    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!!!

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    Sent on 07/03/2018

    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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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      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.

    Sent on 10/02/2017
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    Staci · Married on 09/16/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 09/25/2017
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    Kelsey · Married on 09/15/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      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!

    Sent on 09/18/2017
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    Joe · Married on 09/03/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Anderson was fantastic! Everything ran smooth and the day turned out beautiful!! Strongly recommend!

    Sent on 09/05/2017
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    Kara · Married on 08/11/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    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

    Sent on 08/21/2017
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    Marla · Married on 07/15/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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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!!

    Sent on 07/22/2017
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    Robert · Married on 06/25/2017

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

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

    Sent on 07/08/2017
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    Lauren · Married on 05/28/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 06/11/2017