61 Reviews for San Antonio Botanical Garden
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Wow! This place was amazing!! We had a pretty small group about 60-70 and they all have told us how beautiful it was. We were so excited to see everything blooming and super green. Shimeyka was honestly the reason we chose the gardens. We had gone to another botanical gardens in Austin and although it was beautiful the staff seemed so rude and unhelpful! We were so excited to meet Shimeyka and so pleased with her assistant Priscilla, who took over the day of the wedding, was also so helpful! She was a rock star! I have been recommending the gardens to every new bride i meet. Seriously, amazing!
Thank you so much. We are so happy your day was perfect and that the San Antonio Botanical Garden was part of it. We wish you a wonderful life together.
We hosted a bridal shower in The Auld house at The Botanical Garden in May and everything was beautiful The staff is helpful and friendly. Our guests were very impressed with the whole experience. Thank you for having such a lovely place for us to share with our friends!
Thank you Eva. We are honored you chose the San Antonio Botanical Garden to make your life long memories.
The San Antonio Botanical Gardens provided a beautiful setting for our wedding. We had the ceremony at the conservatory and the reception in the arbor area around the fountains. Our guests really enjoyed having the opportunity to walk around the gardens before and after the ceremony; many had never visited the gardens before so it was an added bonus to our guests. We chose this venue because it was where we had one of our first dates, and the price was more reasonable than others we had looked at. The event coordinator Shimeyka was very sweet and was very responsive with all my questions via email. I would definitely recommend this venue to any future brides who are wanting a garden/outdoor wedding, it's beautiful. Just be aware that you will have to use their preferred vendors because the gardens want people who are familiar with the grounds. I had no problems with any of the vendors listed, all were wonderful.
Thank You Samantha for letting us be part of your special day. We wish you a life time of happiness. Don't forget to come back and visit.
Shimeyka's fantastic to work with! Here's an excerpt from a message I sent to the Executive Director of the San Antonio Botanical Garden:
We (along with 9 other organizations) had a wonderful intergenerational event on January 21 in the Discovery Center at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. I worked with Shimeyka Olivares, Special Events and Rentals Manager, to plan the event and wanted to let you how very pleased our organization was with the whole experience from start to finish.
The event was in planning when I took it over in August, and Shimeyka made sure I was up to speed on all aspects, and thoroughly answered my many (many) questions in a timely manner. During our site visits she gave us a great visual of how our layout would look, and was patient when we wanted to stop and measure areas or discuss additional set up ideas.
The staff she had in place the day of was equally as impressive, and the kids and seniors who attended had a really fun time. Congratulations on the Garden expansion, it’s beautiful. We’ve already referred people for events, and have told them how nice it was to work with Shimeyka.
The venue site was so beautiful and everything went so smoothly.
The Gardens was a fabulous venue for our event! The staff, starting with the Event Manager Shimeyka Olivares, Chef David and day of event personnel was amazing. Their professionalism, insights, suggestions, experience and execution of our event, made our guests fall in love with the Gardens, and our event, which due to it's success that night has been turned into an annual event. I would highly recommend the venue for any occasion.
We are so pleased with this venue!! The customer service was beyond words. We live in another state and Shimeyka, the Special Events Manager, was such a delight to work with. We would recommend this place to any couple looking for a romantic and intimate setting for their wedding.
Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure being part of your special day. We wish you and your husband a life filled with happiness.
The location was absolutely amazing ... Having an outdoor wedding with flowers around us was perfect. Shemika was awsome to work with. She did anything possible to make our special day be right. I would recommend this venue to anyone . Many locations to choose from inside the garden.
Thank you Jesus and Zaira. It was a pleasure helping you make your dream wedding come true. We wish you a long life filled with happiness and adventure.
It was truly a pleasure working with the event coordinator from the botanical gardens. She was so easy to work with. And the price was so much cheaper than what I was thinking it would be, and you even get the security deposit of $300 back as long as there are no problems. My husband and I got married by the lake under the trees in the exact spot where he proposed. The scenery was so beautiful we didn't need to bring anything to decorate! We held our reception at the Auld house, which was perfect because guests didn't have to walk too far and it was air conditioned!
It was a pleasure to be part of your special day. Thank you for the kind words. We wish you all the best. Please come back to visit.
We absolutely loved working with Shimekya and the entire staff at the gardens. Our night was magical and easily the most beautiful wedding I've ever attended.
Thank you Erica. I loved working with you both. I am so happy you had a wonderfully memorial day.
Perfect venue, perfect price... Dont look any further.
I highly recommend the San Antonio Botanical Garden as a wedding and reception site. It is gorgeous, and the event staff were very helpful and accommodating. The setting truly can't be beat -- the lovely flowers, the paths that lead to the event space, the bird songs and water features -- as well as the spectacular architectural and art features -- made it perfect. We used the Conservatory space for my daughter's wedding -- which has a long, terraced stairway that was perfect for the bridal party to enter (with the fanfare of a bagpiper). The ceremony itself was held in front of the pond, and the reception was held under the covered pathways which lead to glass buildings that hold cacti, orchids and ferns. I hightly recommend it!
I've always loved the SA Botanical Gardens and when trying to decide where I wanted to conduct my ceremony, I knew I wanted an outdoor venue that was picturesque. The Botanical Gardens serves as the perfect wedding spot. With all the blooms and lovely landscaping there is no need for any decorations. To be outside and in a lovely space was the perfect setting to start our journey.
Thank you so much! I am so happy we were able to make your special day memorable. I wish you all the best.
We had a beautiful wedding and our guests enjoyed the gardens after our intimate ceremony. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful before the big day. It was a great place to take wedding pictures and our ceremony was just perfect!
Thank you so much! I am so happy you had a wonderful experience at the garden and with our staff. I wish you all the best.
We booked with San Antonio Botanical Gardens because someone we know was married there. The week after their wedding, i emailed them and got information and set up a tour for ourselves. After the tour, we decided to go ahead and book with them. From the time we took the tour to the time we had our wedding it was 7 months. Shimeyka Olivares, the special events coordinator, was always there to help us with any questions we had, and trust us, we had a lot. She always responded quickly too, which i liked. The place itself is just beautiful and so serene and peaceful. There are also so many spots to take amazing pictures. We only held our ceremony there so i cant comment on reception spots, but i am still sure those would be just as great! We got married underneath their wisteria arbor and the rental was for 2 hours, and set up the chairs and decorations ourselves. But the time frame was perfect for us. And it was the most affordable place we could find for that amount of time. We paid $365 for the rental fee and $100 for the security deposit, which you get back if you leave the venue in the same condition as started in. ( It was REAL nice to get back form our mini honeymoon to find out we had money coming our way!! )
I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to anyone who is on a smaller budget, looking for an outdoor wedding. I cant wait to see all the pictures my photographer took!! If i could do it all over again, i wouldn't change anything.
Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to get to know you. I am so happy we were able to make your day memorable. I wish you a life time of happiness.
SABOT was an amazing location to hold my intimate ceremony. Shimeyka Olivares was very responsive and answered all my questions with a short time frame. The location photographs so well and honestly I feel like I saved so much money by picking a georgeous location. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone.
We had a great experience working with Shimeyka. She was very accommodating and helped us to have the wedding we dreamed of!
Plan for weather conditions so look at more than one area just in case. Ask for Sara or Priscilla they know what they're doing and are very helpful! Dont be afraid to splurge a little more for the bridal room it really comes in handy especially in the summer months since it's air conditioned.
If you are wanting an outdoor wedding close to downtown San Antonio, this is your place. The folks over at the Botanical Gardens are so helpful and responsive. We worked primarily with Shimeyka, and she was absolutely wonderful, even reaching out to some of our venders when we needed help. You will have different location options for both ceremony and reception. We ended up having to change location on the day of the wedding because of light rain, but the gardens are so beautiful that it worked out perfectly and we were still extremely happy. We having nothing but good things to say about them!
It was set up beautifully and we were provided the assistance we needed even when the venue was reserved on short notice.
Easy to work with. The venue was gorgeous and our wedding turned out all that we hoped for.
Beautiful venue the staff was more then helpful thank you so much for making our day perfect
Amazing location my husband and i were married in Wisteria Arbor and it was a beautiful location with the waterfalls in the background and green coverage for our guests. The botancial gardens offer so many options to take pictures that its made it hard to choose which background was better as all are amazing .The staff was very helpful and nice the day off and during rehearsal. I couldnt have asked for anything better on our wedding day.
The botanical gardens were a great location for our ceremony! The staff is helpful and professional.
The venue was amazing and our event rental manager was very professional. I would definitely recommend this beautiful to everyone