There’s nothing that screams romance quite like a lush and lovely garden wedding venue. Gardens are inherently ideal for weddings, and often need little décor because of their natural beauty. These outdoor wedding venues are ideal for warmer weather months, but many have indoor spaces and conservatories that can work at any time of year.
Check out our favorite garden wedding venues in the U.S.
Twin Oaks House and Gardens
San Marcos, California
If you’re looking for a historic garden wedding venue, this site in Southern California is a picturesque setting, complete with forests, English gardens, and streams. It’s a more intimate venue, with a capacity of 175, and offers a variety of packages to fit your budget. For couples hoping for a vintage-romantic wedding style, this is the place.
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A serene garden wedding venue just minutes from downtown Philadelphia? It does exist! Morris Arboretum offers Victorian architecture and 92 acres of bright gardens in a totally convenient location. Owned by the University of Pennsylvania, this outdoor wedding venue is a photographer’s dream with numerous incredible photo backdrops to choose from.
Wilmington, North Carolina
There are several unique locations to choose from for your ceremony and reception at this North Carolina outdoor venue. From the Airlie Oak Lawn, which can accommodate a tented event, to the waterfront Bradley Creek Lawn, a scenic spot for ceremonies, to the Pergola Garden and Minnie Evans Bottle Chapel, this site is absolutely dreamy. Airlie Gardens is available for weddings between March and October and can accommodate up to 300 guests for events.
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Tower Hill Botanic Garden
This Couples’ Choice Award-winning Boston-area garden offers indoor and outdoor settings for your wedding. With a capacity of 150 guests, you can host your ceremony in the aptly-named Secret Garden, or the Lawn Garden or Limonaia. Cocktail hours are typically held in the Winter Garden or indoor Great Hall. And for receptions, you’ll absolutely swoon over the Orangerie, a glass conservatory that brings the outdoors in.
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Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Delray Beach, Florida
This outdoor wedding venue in Southeast Florida is ideal for couples looking for a site with a serene and Zen-like feel. With a capacity of 150 guests, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens can accommodate lakeside ceremonies, and receptions on the outdoor terrace overlooking waterfalls and gardens.
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Denver Botanic Gardens York Street
You and your guests will love this garden wedding venue for its beauty and location in the heart of Denver. There are lots of different outdoor and indoor spaces to choose from here, including the Romantic Gardens, Orangery, Marnie’s Pavilion, and Mitchell Hall. This venue can accommodate weddings and events of all sizes, from a few guests up to 2,500.
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
Long Beach, California
There’s nothing quite like a dreamy garden wedding in sunny Southern California, and this is one of our favorite garden wedding venues in the area. With lush greenery, a picturesque bridge, koi pond, and waterfalls, this site is full of natural beauty. This venue can host weddings of up to 150 guests between March and November.
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
Key West, Florida
The perfect place for a destination wedding, this 19th century historic home in Key West features lush gardens and a serene, tropical feel. Host your ceremony on the back deck and your reception in the gardens. This is a more intimate venue, with a capacity of up to 130 guests. Couples rave about this “magical” garden wedding venue, and praise the helpful staff.
The Florian Gardens
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
This garden wedding venue provides the perfect outdoor setting for ceremonies (hello, charming pergola!) and a well-appointed ballroom complete with huge windows for receptions. With a capacity of 500 guests, it’s among the larger venues on this list and can host weddings year-round.
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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
At this Columbus wedding venue, you can host a garden wedding, rain or shine inside the John F. Wolfe Palm House, a glass conservatory filled with tropical flora. It’s the ideal place for wedding ceremonies in any season. For receptions, check out the 200-year-old Wells Barn for a rustic setting. The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens can host up to 500 guests.
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Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri
This Midwestern garden wedding venue is set on 79 acres of scenery. There are eight different outdoor and indoor wedding sites to choose from, from the serene Japanese Garden and romantic Lehmann Rose Garden (both ideal for ceremonies) to the indoor Mosanto Hall with its vaulted ceiling and views of the gardens. This venue has a capacity of 225 guests.
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The Botanical Gardens
Buffalo, New York
An indoor garden wedding venue? Yes, it’s totally possible at this gorgeous location in Upstate New York. You can host your ceremony in one of the outdoor gardens here, or inside the incredible Main Palm Dome, with its majestic glass-domed ceiling. Receptions are held in the more intimate dining room, with dancing following in the Main Palm Dome. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue can accommodate weddings of up to 200 guests.
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San Juan Capistrano, California
This Orange County outdoor wedding venue offers a gorgeous Spanish-style garden and courtyard ideal for events of up to 200 guests. We love the romantic courtyard, with its cafe lighting and relaxed charm. This venue is run by 24 carrots, a premier catering company and wins raves for the food. Another bonus—the bridal suite and groom’s getting-ready area are totally spacious and fully stocked for fun on your big day.
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The Horticulture Center
We love how this venue combines history with beautiful indoor gardens. With highly-regarded STARR Events as the exclusive caterer, The Horticulture Center is all about easy, stress-free planning—in fact, it’s won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award. You can host your wedding year-round inside the greenhouse and exhibition hall, but there’s also an outdoor ceremony option if weather allows.
CJ’s Off the Square
If you’re looking for a garden venue and an easy, breezy planning experience, check out this all-inclusive space just south of Nashville. With space for 135 guests, CJ’s Off the Square has a gorgeous garden for ceremonies, and receptions are held in the tented pavilion. There’s also a historic house where you and your crew can get ready and take some truly breathtaking portraits.
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Rock Creek Gardens
This private, 20-acre estate is ideal for the ultimate fairytale wedding. You’ll love the beautiful landscaped ceremony garden, and the tented reception space, complete with nine chandeliers and white drapery. The tent is located in a wooded area featuring string lights adorning the trees. This garden wedding venue can host events of up to 275 guests.
One of the most popular and unique Pittsburgh wedding venues, Phipps Conservatory is a Victorian greenhouse with lots of event space options. Whether you’re looking to host a classic outdoor ceremony and tented reception in the garden or a tropical-inspired event in the Tropical Forest Terrace with a reception in the Special Events Hall complete with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, you’ll love hosting a wedding at this historic landmark. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue also offers some of the most amazing photo backdrops in the area.
West Bloomfield, Michigan
A garden wedding in the winter? At Planterra Conservatory, you can totally combine the coziness of a winter wedding with the beauty of a garden wedding. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue can accommodate up to 200 guests and provide catering and floral design for your wedding day. The glass-walled conservatory makes a stunning site for any style of wedding.
San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
San Francisco, California
There’s something so amazing about hosting your wedding at a Bay Area historic landmark. Located in Golden Gate Park, you can host your wedding indoors or out. The Palm Terrace and Terrace Lawns allows you to throw your ceremony and reception outdoors, with the Victorian Conservatory as your backdrop for your special day. For a covered space, the Orchid Pavilion is perfect for dinner and dancing.
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Des Moines, Iowa
If you’re looking for a garden wedding venue that combines a convenient downtown location with romantic scenery, this may be the very place to host your big day. There are so many location options, from the tropical Conservatory to the gorgeous outdoor gardens.
Thistlewood Manor & Gardens
This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue is a stunning French-inspired manor, featuring a beautifully-manicured garden where you can host a ceremony and outdoor (or tented!) reception. You may also host your celebration inside the mansion, which has a grand staircase, sparkling chandeliers, and space for nearly 200 guests.