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Brookside Gardens is a wonderful place to have your wedding ceremony. We considered the quality of service, outstanding. We worked with Nora and Ivey and both provided wonderful service. Although not required by contract, the Gardens provided a rain site, if needed. Fortunately, we did not need it. We were able to talk with staff when we had questions and all were very responsive, professional and kind. We consider the cost to rent the site quite reasonable. We had to place a security deposit and the Gardens quickly returned the deposit without our asking.The Gardens are beautiful, unique, and will provide your guests with a wonderful place to relax before your wedding and for many visits afterward.

5.0/5.0
Barbara, Wedding Date: 05/09/2009

About

Brookside Gardens, a park in the greater Washington, D.C. area, welcomes couples celebrating an outdoorsy wedding. This venue can be modern or rustic, or a combination of the two, depending on how couples want to use the space. The park offers an indoor ballroom, a tented area, patios, and plenty of natural green space for couples to use on their big day. The venue can be found in Silver Spring, Maryland, just 35 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.

Facilities and Capacity
As many as 130 guests can join couples for their wedding day in this romantic park garden. The venue has numerous indoor and outdoor options for a couple’s big day. Inside, the Auditorium and two classrooms offer covered space and abundant garden views. The Auditorium’s 75-foot glass windows allow for a panoramic view of the surrounding Azaleas and Aquatic Garden. Outside, there are covered and uncovered venue spaces. The Aquatic Overlook is a patio space with a delicate-looking but sturdy white railing. This is the location where couples may set up a tent for their wedding event. The Wedding Gazebo and surrounding Fragrance Garden is an aromatic and appealing location for a couple’s ceremony, where guests can sit surrounded by flowers of a delightful perfume. The Japanese Tea House on Gude Island is a covered wooden site, perfect for an open-air reception overlooking the water. Other spaces include the South Terrace, Gude Garden Lawn, Yew Garden, Gingko Canopy, and Anderson Island Pavilion.

Services Offered
Couples can use this colorful venue for any wedding event, including bridal showers, ceremonies, elopements, engagement parties, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. They may even book their engagement photos among the flowers. Brookside Gardens can provide audio equipment, chairs, and tables for the wedding. They also offer the following services:
Bridal suite Cleanup Event rentals Outside vendors Parking Setup Wireless Internet 

History
This 50-acre property was founded in 1969 and named for the location’s many winding brooks and streams. In addition to the outdoor plants, the venue has two conservatories where they raise more delicate and tropical plants. This gives the park a total of over 20,000 plants, the perfect escape for a couple’s wedding day.

Details

Venue Type
Ballroom, Park / Zoo
Capacity
130
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
130
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Tables
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

31 Reviews

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5.0/5.0
Stefanie, Wedding Date: 12/02/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The team at Brookside Gardens did a phenomenal job helping us arrange our winter wedding. We got married in the atrium at the visitors' center, which was lovely -- big enough for 100 while still feeling intimate. Brookside staff helped us create a beautiful night, with the option for all our guests to see their holiday Garden of Lights. The Brookside team worked well with our flower vendor and caterer, did a great job setting up tables and chairs, and were just so nice. It meant so much to us to be married in a beautiful public space (not a hotel, not an elite club) where we had the freedom to be ourselves, create new traditions and enjoy the outdoors.

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5.0/5.0
Laura, Wedding Date: 06/05/2011
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We had a small ceremony at the Tea House. They set up the chairs for us and blocked off the entrance during the time we rented to ensure no strangers wandered in. I even got to ride down to the Tea House on a golf cart in the 80 degree heat! Nora was very professional when we signed our contract and answered all our questions and concerns. Great place if you want to be in a nature setting. We didn't use decorations because we didn't want to take away from what nature offered. Everyone said we chose a great venue for the ceremony. I am glad we chose Brookside Gardens. We had difficulty finding a venue for 20 people or less that was scenic and cost efficient. Brookside was exactly what we wanted.

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5.0/5.0
Elizabeth, Wedding Date: 08/15/2009
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I had my August wedding at Brookside Gardens and it was enchanting! I worked mainly with Nora and Ivy who were SUPER accommodating to my schedule--I planned the wedding from out of town and flew in to check out vendors. I got married in the Fragrance Garden and had my reception in the Brookside Reception hall. We were concerned about heat, humidity, and rain---we had none of the above! It was a beautiful place to get married. The Gardens provided a wonderful backdrop for a very special day!

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5.0/5.0
Barbara, Wedding Date: 05/09/2009
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Brookside Gardens is a wonderful place to have your wedding ceremony. We considered the quality of service, outstanding. We worked with Nora and Ivey and both provided wonderful service. Although not required by contract, the Gardens provided a rain site, if needed. Fortunately, we did not need it. We were able to talk with staff when we had questions and all were very responsive, professional and kind. We consider the cost to rent the site quite reasonable. We had to place a security deposit and the Gardens quickly returned the deposit without our asking.

The Gardens are beautiful, unique, and will provide your guests with a wonderful place to relax before your wedding and for many visits afterward.

Services Used: Event Venue

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