Most popular reasons to elope in Orlando

Most popular reasons to elope in Orlando

Most popular reasons to elope in Orlando
Most popular reasons to elope in Orlando

Among all of our clients there is a common thread or reasons why they choose The Secret Garden for their wedding location. The top reason seems to be the value and ease of planning a wedding with us. The other reasons and not in order of importance are:

*The beauty of the surroundings

*The friendly and professional staff

*Fast response time to every communication

*Near all of the central Florida attractions

*Near major hotels and restaurants

*Beautiful high resolution photos with copyrights granted to client taken exclusively by Abba Photography

*Ceremonies performed exclusively by Rev. Gary Davids

*Easy reservation process usually within 5 minutes of date request

*Marriage license filing taken care of by Rev. Gary

And the most popular reason probably being

We were able to get married without the stress of wondering who we should invite without offending certain people or planning a day we have wanted to celebrate for so long to a date so far in the future. This was such an easy decision and our honeymoon was a truly intimate vacation.

We hope you have and easy time making your decision and we are here to help with that process.

Gary and Marti

Cheap places to elope in florida

Among the cheap places to elope in florida is also one of the most beautiful and private locations to get married in Florida.

Here are a few more reasons why you should consider this intimate garden jewel.

In their own words, Thank you Betsey and Jeremy.

“Hi Gary,

We are so delighted that we chose to have our ceremony at your beautiful home on the lake with your wonderful wife. You two are wonderfully easy and fun to spend time with and from our pictures you can tell how much we enjoyed our time together there.

The photos are amazing! We are even more delighted with those and both of us just adore how they turned out. You and your wife were able to capture our genuine happiness of the moment with such clarity. The pictures of our sincere joy have been an inspiration to others. 

Thank you SO very much!”

Cheap places to elope in florida
Cheap places to elope in florida
Cheap places to elope in florida
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Florida Courthouse Locations

Florida Courthouse Locations

Florida courthouse locations

Although you need a Florida marriage license to get married in Florida it could not be easier. Unlike some states where you have to get the license in the county that you want to marry in, you can get the license in any of the 67 counties in Florida and have the ceremony performed in any other Florida county. The license is good for 60 days and if neither the bride or groom are Florida residents you can get married the same day otherwise there is a 3 day wait period. There are some exceptions to this rule so feel free to contact any of the courthouse locations at this link to answer any other questions.

Some people ask can I get the license by mail and the answer is YES but there are certain details that must be met.

Our latest UK bride and groom at the Secret Garden

Our latest UK bride and groom at the Secret Garden

‪Congratulations to our most recent bride and groom Dion and Vicki from the UK.

We had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful UK couple not far from my birthplace. Always gives me a feeling of home.

We thank all of our couples for not only finding us on the web but for choosing our location and services. It is an honor to provide these treasured memories on such an important day.

The wedding was officiated by Rev. Gary Davids and photographed by Marti Davids of Abba Photography.

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Our latest UK bride and groom at the Secret Garden

Latest 5 star review of The Secret Garden

Here is our Latest 5 star review of The Secret Garden 🙂

Here is our Latest 5 star review of The Secret Garden :-)

Domini DiMaggio-Preisel
Rating 5 Star
Review posted on
May 7, 2017

I cannot say enough nice things about this place! It was absolutely perfect for my now husband and I. After tossing around and turning down other elopement destination ideas, we decided to see if it was possible to get married in Orlando, during our already planned regular vacation to Universal’s Harry Potter World. I called and spoke to Gary and he was super helpful and made things really easy. And that was a little under a year before we planned on arriving. He answered all my questions whenever I wrote him an email and he was always very quick to respond. Usually within the next couple of hours, if not that same hour he replied back. We are from the Chicago area so I had a bunch of questions. It was only going to be us at first, but of course parents really wanted to come and we made some changes. Again, Gary and his wife were super accommodating. Our big day (April 17, 2017) we all were sooooo impressed with the location! You can’t see anything due to privacy fencing in the front, but it was very quaint and super cute. The actual wedding location in the back is simply stunning!! The pictures on their website do not do this place justice at all! It’s even better in person! Even my dad, who does not pay attention to locations and details was amazed at how perfect this location is. It would be great for a big a wedding or a small wedding like the one we had. They have the perfect house and location for weddings or any party really. Their professionalism comes shinning through in everything they did, but they were as sweet as can be during the whole process from start to finish. They even let us do our ceremony super early in the day so we could get to the Magic Kingdom and start celebrating. Not to mention the price for the Marry Me Now package is unbeatable! If you are considering getting married in the Orlando area I strongly recommend The Secret Garden!

We thank you for taking the time to put this RAVE review into words. Thanks for sharing.

Gary and Marti

The Secret Garden

Weddings and elopements from California to the UK

Weddings and elopements from California to the UK

We host weddings and elopements from California to the UK and cities and states in between.

Brides and grooms find us on Google easily by searching anything elope to garden weddings in Orlando and Florida. We are so pleased to accommodate so many requests from so far away especially the UK, my birth place. Always feels like home when we get to meet on your special day. One of our dear clients actually surprised me with a gift of butter cookies and fudge from England and even tried to find a souvenir from Warrington (Burtonwood Air Force base – where I was born but is no longer there).

Performing weddings at our private home for so many happy couples is something I will always treasure and the beautiful memories will last me a lifetime. Thanks to each and every one of you for choosing The Secret Garden.

Reserving your date could not be simpler. We assist in helping you with obtaining a Florida marriage license and we file the paperwork for you after the ceremony. We only require a $75.00 retainer payable by credit card or Paypal to lock in your date and time on the elopement Marry Me Now packages and it is applied to your total. The balance is not due until you arrive. Your photos are ready to download within 24 to 48 hours after your event and we include the copyrights to make prints anywhere you choose with your professional high res digital files. On average everyone receives between 60 to 100 images and they are all individually enhanced for contrast, color, sharpness etc. What we call print ready.

Everyone also comments on how much more beautiful The Secret Garden is in person and that our website photos don’t do it justice. That is certainly a compliment and feedback we love to hear.

Best priced Florida elopement deal

Best priced Florida elopement deal

We believe you have just found the best priced Florida elopement deal based on what clients have told us over the past 5+ years. After searching all over the web from the United States to The UK, we have heard that our destination wedding package can’t be beat.

Best priced Florida elopement deal

The $300.00 package includes the wedding minister, the photographer with the high res digital files and copyrights as well as the beautiful private garden location. This home garden sits on Lake Ruth and is totally hidden from public view on all sides. Even our larger $1400.00 package has been compared to other locations in beauty that run upwards of $4000.00.

See for yourself and reserve your dream elopement wedding with Rev. Gary Davids at The Secret Garden.


Central Florida Winter weddings

Central Florida Winter weddings

Central Florida Winter weddings are among the most beautiful because it is rarely too cold to enjoy the outdoors. Our garden is lush and colorful year round and our clients will attest to that. In fact, the UK is known for their English Gardens and we attract clients from the UK all the time. We are pleased that when they arrive they all say it is even more beautiful in person. We want to thank all of our clients from abroad as well as throughout the United States for choosing our garden location and allowing us to retain so many beautiful memories of our own. It is an honor and pleasure to play a role in these treasured life events.

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Contact us anytime or even arrange a personal Skype session so we can chat about your ideas and at the same time get to know each other a bit.

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We supply the chairs as well as the music, officiant, professional photographer, flowers and more on some of the packages we offer. Check our pricing page for details and please do contact us with any questions.

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Online Wedding Ceremony in Orlando

Online Wedding Ceremony in Orlando

Is it possible to get married and have an Online Wedding Ceremony in Orlando?

Online Wedding ceremony in Orlando

Quick answer: No, but the Secret Garden elopement package for $300 is the closest thing to it. You will need to get a Florida marriage license and present it to the wedding officiant prior to the ceremony. Non Florida residents can get married the same day they obtain the license from any of a number of courthouse locations statewide otherwise there is a 3 day wait period. You can choose your ceremony from the selections offered by Rev. Gary Davids website and you can even stream the ceremony “live” online with our FREE WiFi.