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Joan · Married on 05/15/2020
We were so lucky to find this venue in the center of Orlando. Michael has worked so well with us from start to finish. He answered all of our concerns and ensured that everything was done exactly how we wanted. They ensured the staff and guest were safe and even offered everyone masks. I feel blessed to have found such a beautiful venue. Thank you to everyone who made this day so perfect!Sent on 05/16/2020
Celebration Gardens's reply:That was really nice of you Joan and is much appreciated. Wishing you both the very best! Take care!
Lily Wengrzyn Thomas · Married on 12/29/2019
Attentive, Responsive, Easy to Work With, Beautiful Venue
Michael has been so wonderful to work with. We spoke mostly via email and he was insanely wonderful at replying to any email I sent in a very timely manner! Any time I changed something in the contract, Michael was immediate in sending an updated contract. I toured the venue at the beginning of 2019, and then had another tour for last minute details right before the wedding. This is also when I met with Michael to go over the set up of the tables and vendors and any last minute changes to the contact. Christian, the attendant scheduled for my wedding, was there as well which was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and helpful on both the final tour and on my wedding day as well. I highly highly reccommend Celebration Gardens as a wedding venue. You will get a gorgeous venue, friendly and stress-free professionals, and an excellent price well worth your money.Sent on 01/02/2020
Celebration Gardens's reply:Hi Lily! That was so nice of you and I really appreciate the kind words. It was our pleasure and best wishes to you both!
Bobbie Zarouali · Married on 09/11/2019
Working with Celebration Gardens was a dream! The event coordinator, Michael, was attentive to detail and accommodating. I planned my wedding from out of state and being able to work with a venue that has a great relationship with other local vendors made the process easy and perfect! I would recommend this facility to everyone!Sent on 11/13/2019
Jennifer Danner · Married on 06/08/2019
Met with Michael today at the site. He was so helpful! I can’t wait for the wedding!Sent on 01/26/2019
Celebration Gardens's reply:Aww thanks Jennifer! You are most welcome and look forward to working with you and your family. Thanks again.
Valerie · Married on 03/17/2019
The place is lovely, so beautiful. The staff great,profesionals,they we’re so helpful. Michael Thomas was great he was on top of everything, he make it easier for us. We love it , it was everything that we expected. I’ll recommended to anyone.Sent on 03/18/2019
Celebration Gardens's reply:Awww thanks Valerie! That was so nice of you to leave the review - it is much appreciated. We loved working with you. Take care!
Sarah · Married on 03/09/2019
A Hidden Gem
My husband and I got married at Celebration Gardens in March 2019 and I could not have asked for a better experience! Every single person I worked/interacted with were friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. All communication was timely and Michael, the property manager was very transparent regarding pricing and what was allowed at the venue from the very first tour. The venue itself is intimate and beautiful in its own right, but also gives you lots of space for creativity and imagination to really make it feel like it's your own. I could not recommend it more!Sent on 03/22/2019
Celebration Gardens's reply:Thanks again Sarah for a wonderful review. It is so appreciated. Take care and wishing you the best!
Cory · Married on 02/23/2019
10/10 - Beautiful, Stress Free, Memories for a Lifetime
This venue is spectacular.
"A little slice of heaven hidden away" is what some of us were saying.
Everything went flawlessly - the coordination involved with the venue is top notch. They are on top of everything and you never have to worry about things falling through the cracks. They provided all of the vendors for us - we could use or find our own - we used all the suggested vendors. I could go on and on and write an entirely separate review on all the vendors they partner with, but let me save you some time and tell you: they are all phenomenal. The reverend, catering, baker, florist, DJ, photographer - everyone was so wonderful!
The venue itself: Magical. It was February, and they had flowers within the venue itself (not added from florist) that were in bloom. Beautiful and well maintained. We loved having the building on site to get ready separately. Loved the flexibility for the different floorplans and layouts for the event.
This team is top notch. If you want a flawless, beautiful, and fun wedding, Celebration Gardens is the place to create memories to last a lifetime. Thank you Michael!!
-Cory & NatalieSent on 03/07/2019
Celebration Gardens's reply:Thanks so much Cory and Natalie for the amazing review and very kind words. We loved working with you and will miss your smiling faces! Take care.
Sabrina · Married on 02/09/2019
Perfect garden venue!
This venue was absolutely perfect. Our wedding was a daytime, 50 guest, outdoor ceremony and reception, and while the area seemed small initially, there is much more to it than meets the eye. The staff was incredibly helpful and responsive to any questions I had. The space was gorgeous and versatile and the customization of packages was absolutely perfect! There are so many photo ops! I definitely recommend having your photographer walk through the WHOLE grounds with you to pick spots you absolutely can't miss before the day of, because there are some photos I didn't get to take and I wish I could! Highly recommend!Sent on 02/20/2019
Celebration Gardens's reply:That was so nice of you Sabrina to leave a great review. You were awesome to work with and we wish you both the very best! Take care. HUGS!
Cassidy · Married on 01/20/2019
My husband and I just got married at Celebration Gardens in January 2019. We visited the venue in May and had a tentative date in mind. Michael Thomas, the facility manager, put a courtesy hold on the date and said he would inform us if anyone else was interested in that date. We booked our date in June 2018.
Throughout the entire planning process, Michael was extremely helpful. He replied very quickly to all my emails and offered many problem solving solutions along the way.
One of the added benefits of Celebration Gardens is the a la cart opinions with their services. You could plan everything (food, music, flowers, rentals, etc) through them or you can use outside vendors of your choice.
We outsourced a lot of our vendors but we did hire the bartender and helpers for the evening through the venue. All employees were professional and helpful throughout the evening.
The gardens are beautiful and very well kept. Even with a wedding in January, the flowers were in full bloom. The simple charm of the gardens is what won us over. You don't need many decorations of your own with the natural beauty.
It was an added bonus of having the fire pit accessible. The staff on premise for the evening handled everything related to the fire pit.
One of the added benefits of the garden are all the little areas that guests can choose to enjoy. Since the dance floor can be separate from the dinner area (we chose to use the ceremony lawn as the dinner space as well), the fire pit area, the inside space where we had our photo booth (mostly because it was cold) and coffee and tea. Each guest could find a place they felt comfortable.
The only headache I'd say is you have to hire your own lighting for the lawn area or bring in and put up your own. The gazebos are well lit but the lawn space will need some additional lighting.
We also used a helper/server who was employee through John Michael entertainment for our rehearsal dinner at our house and they were very helpful.
Our wedding was perfect and everything we had imagined it to be and it was mainly due to the helpfulness of Michael. He even allowed us to deliver a garden trellis a day early and keep it near the office building to help elevate the day of stress. Michael made the planning process less stressful for sure.
I would definitely hold another event here in the future!Sent on 02/18/2019
Celebration Gardens's reply:Thanks again Cassidy for another wonderful review! It is really very heartfelt and appreciated. Take care!
Ryan Guerrina · Married on 12/01/2018
The Perfect Place
What an amazing experience we had for our wedding! From the beginning to finish, Michael made it simple and guided us through the planning process. We were able to enjoy our special day without worrying about any details. The venue is beautiful and we will consider using it again for other events. Thank you for making our wedding unforgettable!Sent on 12/14/2018
Celebration Gardens's reply:Thanks for the very kind words Ryan - it was my pleasure. Best wishes to you and Alexis! Happy Holidays to you both.
Megan · Married on 11/09/2018
Amazing Team Beautiful Venue
Michael was so accommodating with everything i threw his way and so nice! I had to changed my date and it was done with no problem. The venue was so perfect for what i was wanting i had a small wedding about 65 people and everyone of my guests told me how much they loved the venue.Sent on 11/14/2018
If you are hesitate on this venue at all don't be Michael and his team will not disappoint!
Celebration Gardens's reply:Thank you Megan for the very kind words. We loved working with you and your family. Happy Holidays!
Richard · Married on 05/07/2018
My partner and I are from the UK and we were due to come out to Orlando for a holiday but due go the fact we love Florida and everything that comes with it we decided to get married in our favourite place. As you can imagine coming from the UK we were very nervous in regards to what to expect as we were basing our wedding venue mostly on pictures and other guests reviews but from the moment we reached out to Celebration Gardens and Michael everything was made so easy and straight forward for us. Any question we had it was answered straight away and any help or reassurance we needed we were given that time and time again. We were also provided different packages for our day and given the freedom to make amendments if needed, we went with Michaels referel to use "Snap Out Loud" for our photos, I'll attach a few photos for other potential guests to see. We also had a violinst play, Nancy from "Strings and Things" who played a lovely repotoire which included a range of different Disney and movie themes. For my partners flowers we used "Atmosphere Floral and Decor" and they provided the perfect bridal bouquet. Once it was time for the big day we made our way to the venue from International Drive and as soon as we arrived we knew we had made the perfect choice for our occasion, whether it would be for a small group of guests like our wedding or a larger group it's ideal. I highly recommend Celebration Gardens for the perfect wedding location, so whether you're from the local area, US or abroad get in contact with them as they will make everything so easy for you and provide an excellent service before, during and after your day. Highly recommend!Sent on 05/18/2018
Tonya · Married on 02/24/2018
Just had my wedding and it was great!!!! Service was awesome and really accomodating. I highly recommend! Property looked awesomeeeeSent on 02/26/2018
Shana · Married on 12/02/2017
Celebration Gardens is a beautiful fully-outdoor venue. I had my wedding there this past December and here are some of my favorite things - They are flexible and affordable with options, you can choose from their vendors or use your own. Also I really loved how lush and well manicured their landscape is. The space is pretty all on its own without decor. There is plenty of parking for guests and it transitions well from ceremony to reception and they are very responsive with emails. I was really happy with Celebration Gardens and their services all around and would highly recommend them!Sent on 01/17/2018
john · Married on 09/30/2017
We had a wonderful Quince (Sweet 15) birthday event here. The team at Celebrations Garden was super helpful and accommodating. They even helped us secure a last minute tent due to surprise weather. We couldn't have been more please with the entire experience. I highly recommend this place for any special event. We will book here again!Sent on 12/08/2017
Annette · Married on 05/18/2017
Beautiful venue and everyone was very helpful, professional, friendly, and patient with me. I will definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a place to have a wedding.Sent on 05/20/2017
Colby · Married on 03/04/2017
This is an amazing outdoor venue. If you want to have your wedding outdoors which we did, it is definitely worth it. The venue has so much to offer, it works well for both ceremony and reception. The foliage is gorgeous as well and really compliments the wedding so that very little additional decorations are needed. Every guest was wowed by the service, the grounds and the facility. It was perfect!!!Sent on 03/12/2017
Nadia White · Married on 11/26/2016
Incredible Hidden Gem!
WOW, Celebration Gardens is truly a hidden gem. Michael and the team absolutely went above and beyond to ensure my baby shower was perfect. The team is professional, friendly and very flexible. The venue is ABSOLUTELY amazing, all my guests were in awe. Thank you again for everything!Sent on 01/25/2019
Celebration Gardens's reply:Awww thanks for the words Nadia - it was our pleasure. Best wishes for a great future with the new baby!
Lee · Married on 10/20/2016
Wedding planner Michele Butler and I host an annual Halloween party for about 150 friends and wedding industry professionals and we have used Celebrations Gardens to host this party for the past two years. The venue is absolutely perfect--and guests raved about what a wonderful venue this is. Being in the event industry, we all see lots of venues--but this one is unique. It is charming, well-maintained, the catering staff from John Michael Catering has been en pointe in assisting us with our catering and service needs. It has several different areas including two gazebos, a built in-bar, a large patio area, two large grassy areas, a fire pit, and a large open air trellis covered in vines and flowers blooming all over it, so it is very versatile as to how the space can be used for weddings and other parties. Everything is open air which is a huge part of the charm of the place, but there is plenty of space for a tent if the need should ever arise due to weather. I can't say enough great things about Celebration Gardens--we will be back again this year!Sent on 05/12/2017
Kelly · Married on 10/08/2016
Michael and the crew at Celebration Gardens did a wonderful job making our wedding perfect. No small feat as we got married the day after Hurricane Matthew came to town! The garden was immaculate And the food was delicious, and even better the next day when we had it for leftovers. Art and Lana also provided beautiful flowers and great pictures.Sent on 10/17/2016
Celebration Gardens's reply:Thank you Kelly for the very kind words!
Keith · Married on 05/15/2016
Every step of the way, Katie was there to help us and answer all our questions. Our wedding was perfect!Sent on 06/15/2016
Celebration Gardens's reply:Thank you for the very kind words.
Larry · Married on 03/26/2016
Celebration Gardens is such a beautiful venue!Sent on 09/23/2016
It was perfect for the amount of guests we had for our wedding this past March. Everything is set up perfectly for a ceremony, food service, cocktail hour and reception. The bridal suite was very helpful for us before the ceremony began.
If you're looking for a venue with beautiful green grass and lovely plants throughout the whole property, then you should definitely check out Celebration Gardens.
Thank you Steve and Michael for everything you did for us!
Larry and Claire
Dale · Married on 03/19/2016
On March 19, 2016 my husband and I held a fairy-tale, dream come true, exquisite wedding at Celebration Gardens in Winter Park. gorgeous, sweet and romantic, great layout to design the feel of enchantment we wanted. We were able to set up a dance floor under the trellis - easy to work with. We had stunning flowers adorning the gazebo. Dinning was fantastic under the stars. We had a small rain shower but installed a clear see through tent earlier - this made our wedding more magical! Bridal suite was spacious and convenient. Bar and DJ area worked great! Wedding planners provided us with highly professional guidance and support during our planning stage. I was amazed at the response time when I had questions or concerns - not to mention gently being put at ease - . I honestly never felt so well cared for by any type of business. John Michael and team have an approach with customers that leaves you feeling like your wedding is the most important event in the world - that is how we felt.Sent on 09/29/2017
As catering goes, our hope was for everyone to simply eat well but instead we were all RAVING about the Food! My husband, 9 year old daughter and I couldn't have been happier when our meals were served. Yes, we actually ate at our own wedding! We did not want to miss out on that! Fiesta Chicken, Carved Flank Steak, and fresh Seasonal Vegetables (we requested)...and much much more! A diverse menu to design your wedding (or any event for that matter) from and every item we chose was scrumptious! Our guests showered the catering with compliments. I cannot tell you how many guests commented that this was the most fun they had at a wedding in a long time! This is what we hoped for. Just incredible! We highly recommend Celebration Gardens and owners/partners: John Michael Catering, Art Faulkner Photography, and Power Entertainment. We also recommend Winter Park Florist, Gary Lambert Salon and Cakes by Design. We had a perfect wedding! Thank you everyone who made our dreams come true!
Kim · Married on 10/24/2015
My husband and I chose Celebration Gardens for our wedding reception venue, and the whole team helped me realize my vision of having a vintage, enchanted garden-style event! My girls and I had a blast getting ready in the bride's house before the ceremony (seriously, I need one of those make-up stations in my own house!) and I got to watch the venders set up the reception area. We had round dinner tables set up on the lawn underneath the market lights and the dance floor set up underneath the main gazebo. We used the smaller gazebo to display our cake front and center, and we held the cocktail hour toward the back of the property. The ambience of the venue was truly breathtaking-- eating dinner under the stars, surrounded by beautiful flowers. We found that the venue more than accommodated our 75 guests, and we never felt distanced from action. The new owners have really done a nice job balancing the vintage charm of the property with modern updates. We looked at several other staple wedding venues in the Winter Park/Orlando area before booking, but we just couldn't beat the value, charm, and convenience of Celebration Gardens!Sent on 12/29/2015
Dena Galanos-Mabe · Married on 11/02/2018
We had our beautiful wedding at Celebration gardens. Such a lovely hidden gem. It was everything we imagined. The venue has such an awesome flow and plenty of areas for photo opportunities! Even when it rained they had a plan B they really made our wedding everything we imagined!! Thank you Celebration Gardens!Sent on 11/06/2018
Celebration Gardens's reply:Thanks so much Dena, it really means a lot. I loved working with you both - such a great couple. I wish you both much love and happiness. HUGS!