Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Reviews

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38 Reviews for Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Recommended by 85% of couples

4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 4.1
  • Value 4.1
  • Average response time 4.2

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  • Ashleigh

    Ashleigh · Married on 04/24/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dreamiest Venue

    The venue is just breathtaking. Erin was wonderful to work with! We had so many obstacles along the way and our plans changed frequently due to Covid, but she always found a solution. The recommended vendors are great and know the venue well! All pros! Could not imagine having our wedding anywhere else.

    Sent on 06/03/2021
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    Allie F. · Married on 04/09/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Incredible Venue + Service - Perfect Day

    Cheekwood is the most breathtaking venue - there is hardly a need to add anything to this stunning place and the photos don't do it justice. The staff was incredible - high communication, flexible and accommodating the whole way. This was especially impactful as we were planning during COVID but they kept us apprised and informed every step of the way. If you are considering it - just do it!

    Sent on 04/19/2021
  • Tracy

    Tracy H. · Married on 10/12/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect & a dream come true

    Our daughter’s wedding was a dream come true.
    We were sold on the ceremony being held there the minute we stepped on the grounds. Then meeting with the event staff and them sharing in our excitement and anticipation of our big day, we were made to feel calm and in good hands. Also they dealt seamlessly with our wedding planner to plan and execute the most beautiful day.
    A dream wedding day!

    Sent on 10/27/2019
  • Jessi

    Jessi · Married on 03/30/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    They Made Our Dreams Come True!

    We dreamed of getting married at Cheekwood because the architecture and gardens remind us of Italy. That's where my husband is from and we wanted our wedding to reflect the feeling of history and elegance that you might find in an Italian garden. We worked with Erin from the beginning and we are convinced that she is an angel sent down from Heaven. Not only is she the sweetest, but she really cared about the vision behind our event and cared about helping us make that vision come to life. She was so accommodating and organized throughout the planning process (which was only 2 months!!). We knew we were in good hands with her as we quickly planned our event. We had our ceremony in the Wisteria Arbor and had a small 50 person cocktail reception inside the Loggia. It was everything we dreamed and more. Thank you so much Cheekwood! We are indebted to you guys!!

    Sent on 05/01/2019
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    Stephanie · Married on 10/13/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful, affordable, efficient

    We had our wedding ceremony at Cheekwood on 9/29/18. It is the most beautiful place for pictures beforehand, as you can use the entire park with its wide variety of beautiful settings. We had our ceremony in the Herb Garden. It was a very intimate setting for our 80 guests. The staff at Cheekwood are amazing. Katie and Erin made everything smooth and painless. They went above and beyond in ensuring that everything we ordered through the 3rd party rental company was accurate, securing a bridal suite/changing area for us and doing a last minute sweep of the garden to tidy up some of the grounds that needed trimming. It was a beautiful wedding and stress less the whole way through.

    Sent on 10/16/2018
  • Rielly

    Rielly · Married on 04/29/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Cheekwood now offers an Elopement Package where the bride/groom may pick any location on the grounds to have their wedding ceremony for $500 if they have less than 25 guests. My fiance and I had already decided to do a private ceremony with just our parents and then have a larger reception for extended family and friends. This option allowed us the opportunity to have a beautiful ceremony location for low cost. The Events Manager has worked wonderfully with us to set up the best time/date/location.

    Sent on 12/09/2014
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    Kristen · Married on 10/01/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My other venue had fallen through and there was only six months until our wedding. I reached out to Cheekwood and luckily they had an opening at the Herb Garden! It was great! Taylor, the Special Events Manager, helped us out. For our wedding, the bridesmaids were given a gorgeous little room inside the stone cottage next to Lot A and the groomsmen had a separate room in a conference room. I think the best deal about having our ceremony there was that we were allowed to take our pictures there all day! It was great to use the whole grounds and take photographs anywhere. It was really like a fairy tale!

    Sent on 10/15/2016
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    Nikki · Married on 06/15/2013

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our day couldn't have been more perfect, Cheekwood was extremely accommodating and made everything beautiful. Food was excellent, price was reasonable. Wouldn't change a thing!

    Sent on 10/02/2013
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    Morgan · Married on 05/25/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I could not be happier with Cheekweed as our ceremony venue. Kim was the best! She answered all of my questions (which I felt like a lot) within hours. She was also there running me around on the golf cart the day of the wedding. She made me laugh and feel comfortable throughout the entire thing. Thank you, Cheekwood and thank you, Kim!

    Sent on 05/29/2013
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    Laurie · Married on 09/15/2012

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    What can you say about Cheekwood that it doesn't already say about itself?
    Such a beautiful, peaceful, and romantic atmosphere.
    Stephanie was FANTASTIC to work with.
    Any question I had she quickly had an answer for.
    She was flexible with our meeting schedule and worked with us within our budget (she didn't try to push us into anything we'd feel uncomfortable with).

    There are SO MANY options for ceremony sites and each one of them is a winner.
    We held our ceremony at The Reflection Pool and our reception at The Botanic Hall.
    The Botanic Hall looked magical!
    The Cheekwood staff went out of their way to fulfill every request, work with all of our vendors, and make sure any needs we had were met.


    I highly recommend Cheekwood to ANYONE.

    Sent on 09/27/2012
  • Erin

    Erin · Married on 04/14/2012

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Cheekwood could not have been a more perfect location! We used Massey Hall as our reception site and it was amazing. We had the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor space. The dinner and dancing were inside but our guests also enjoyed the beautiful patio with a view of the gardens during the cocktail hour and reception as they wished. The staff was incredibly easy to work with and very quick to respond to any need. I would recommend Cheekwood to anyone looking for the perfect event!

    Sent on 04/24/2012
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    Jamie · Married on 09/11/2010

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had our wedding in September 2010 at Cheekwood. We planned our wedding in 2 months and were very pleased with the responsiveness and accomodations. We had a beautiful garden picked out for our ceremony. However, it ended up raining and we had to move the ceremony else where. The pictures still turned out beautiful. I would recommend using Cheekwood for any bride looking for a beautiful outdoor ceremony location.

    Sent on 03/28/2011
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    Jennifer · Married on 09/19/2009

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Awesome venue. Backup plan was great.

    Sent on 10/07/2009
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    Paula · Married on 04/25/2009

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    If you are an outdoors person, this is the perfect place. There are several ceremony sites to give you pretty much anything you would want. You save cost on flowers/ plants because that's what the whole place is. If you're a simple person, the herb garden would be right up your alley. The staff is super easy to work with. The prices are reasonable, and for what you will experience on your special day, well worth the money. I would recommend Cheekwood to anyone. My pictures were so beautiful and it is a place that will always be special to my family.

    Sent on 08/18/2009
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    Renee · Married on 04/22/2006

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This is a very exclusive area, that is known to be high end and expensive. I had no idea that we could afford to have our ceremony there. Be prepared to have to order from only one vendor anything addtional you need and pay a little more for it because of their rules, but it was totally worth it.

    Sent on 07/31/2008
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    Suzanne · Married on 10/06/2007

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Cheekwood is such a beautiful place. My guests are still talking about how gorgeous it was. We had an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception. It sure is a great place to take photos too! Cheekwood made it very easy on us - they also made great recommendations for other vendors. This is a great location for a ceremony and/or reception!!

    Sent on 01/23/2009
  • Hannah

    Hannah · Married on 11/06/2019

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Incredibly accommodating, flexible, and sweet!

    My apprehension was mainly with the idea of Elopement packages, which normally seem to have less "value" put towards them than 10k+ weddings in the wedding industry.

    But the Cheekwood team made us feel incredibly valued and important, answering all of our questions, providing a dressing room and allowing me to hide in their offices while my fiance was getting ready for the First Look, and allowing us to picnic on the property so we didn't have to drive to a restaurant for dinner.

    Jessica was so sweet, Katie was wonderful, and the security team was very nice about giving us a little extra time to cleanup the picnic at the end of the night.

    $500 for 3 hours, a responsive and kind team, and a year-long membership? Yes please! Thank you for making our day wonderful and inexpensive on your GORGEOUS property!

    Sent on 11/07/2019

    Cheekwood Estate & Gardens's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We are all wishing you the best in this next chapter of your life. We look forward to seeing you more at Cheekwood!
  • Ashley

    Brett · Married on 06/01/2019

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful Fairytale Wedding Venue!

    I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect venue for my reception! I had my main reception in the Frist Learning Center stable area outside and the cocktail in the lawn out front. It was perfectly well-kept and was absolutely beautiful! Jenny was extremely responsive and sweet and even Facetimed me to help with my planning since I was planning from afar. I had my wedding in June and all of the gardens and trees were in full bloom and my photographs in the gardens turned out so well. The venue looked like an absolute fairytale! I highly recommend using Cheekwood for your wedding!

    Sent on 10/21/2019
  • User4483573 · 2+ years ago

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful place to have a wedding! I was impressed with my contact at Cheekwood. She was very helpful.

    Sent on 09/16/2015
  • User4246578 · 2+ years ago

    4.8
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely breathtaking! We couldn't have chose a more beautiful place for our wedding festivities!

    Sent on 07/14/2014
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    Rachel · Married on 06/19/2010

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We loved our Cheekwood wedding venue in the garden. It was such a hot day but they were able to accommodate us and ensure that everyone was comfortable. We had gorgeous surroundings and loved our ceremony and reception. The price was reasonable for the quality you receive. Our food was scrumptuous and it was well prepared. We really loved the convenience of everything they offered under one roof. I'd do it again if asked. :) Lovely service and grounds.

    Sent on 09/04/2010
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    Adrienne · Married on 10/07/2009

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I really enjoyed working with Jennifer to plan my wedding at Cheekwood. She was very friendly, helpful and professional when I met with her and spoke on the phone. My wedding was planned to be outdoors in the Wills Garden, but when it rained that day she explained the indoor options and moved the event to the Frist Learning Center, which worked well for us.
    Even though it rained, we still ended up getting pictures outside in the evening with it sprinkling because it is just too beautiful all around the mansion and gardens not to!

    Sent on 11/03/2009
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    Mallary · Married on 04/30/2011

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Cheekwood provided the background for a beautiful wedding! We were so pleased with the service and the romantic ambience. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather and the Frist Learning Center was an amazing location for our reception- we received so many compliments on the venue!

    Sent on 05/03/2011
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    Kelly · Married on 05/20/2011

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Cheekwood was very easy to work with! Of course, they are expensive and make you pay them to bring in an outside caterer BUT the background for my wedding and reception were breathtaking. I wouldn't change it for anything!

    Sent on 07/12/2011
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    Kelly · Married on 05/29/2010

    4.2
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Having my ceremony and reception here was a great benefit for me.
    We elected to have our catering done with the venue and while I’m not sure if I would have had any savings if I went with another cater, I was very pleased with the service and the quality.
    There was a staff change in event planning during my planning months which did make communication difficult at times, but I think that has been resolved since my wedding.
    All of the staff was friendly, courteous and the delivered on all of their commitments.
    As for value, we did have to negotiate to fine a price we were finally pleased with.

    Sent on 08/09/2010