It was a pleasure to meet our newest clients and their beautiful children. Michael and Shannon were married here at the Secret Garden. They are local from South Florida and enjoyed a theme park weekend while they were here. The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding.
Their photos were ready before they even returned home. We always have the bride and grooms memories ready the day after the wedding if not sooner.
Vow renewals are also popular here at the Secret Garden especially for those that live locally in Florida.
We thank this wonderful couple for choosing our location and we always look forward to meeting new friends this way.
Thinking about the perfect wedding location for your intimate ceremony, look no further.
So here we are February 3, 2020. It’s a beautiful sunny 50° morning at the Secret Garden. The orchids and all of the flowers are in bloom and it’s a beautiful week ahead forecasted.
So many people comment on the beautiful bamboo planted a mere eight years ago. It is now close to 50 feet tall and makes a beautiful backdrop for the main ceremony area. This is just one reason why we are the perfect wedding location for your intimate ceremony.
Statues adorn the garden throughout as well as the rustic architecture.
A favorite in the garden is definitely the Spanish hanging moss. Flowing gently in the year-round breeze like ornamental garland.
From hibiscus to poinsettias the garden is always beautiful and a perfect backdrop for photos.
Being located in Central Florida we are frequently asked if we have an inclement weather back up plan?
The answer to that is absolutely yes. It depends on the size of your event. First let me say that the weather in Florida is unlike a lot of regions around the country. Since we are a peninsula inserted between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic ocean we experience rapidly changing weather patterns. That is not to say that we don’t know what’s coming. It is to say that when rain comes it usually comes and goes quickly.
Our back up plan is a screened in patio. It can easily accommodate 10 to 15 people for the elopement packages. It is also suitable for a larger group to duck out of a passing shower.
We offer something that not many venues will do. That is even if your event is canceled the day before we allow you to reschedule within one year from your original event date without losing any money.
Below you can see a couple of pictures of our screened in patio. It overlooks the garden and still has a very beautiful outdoor ambience.
Upgrades at The Secret Garden are a constant activity here because we love beautification projects. The response is always gratifying to know that our brides and grooms appreciate the fact that we reinvest into this beautiful property. We have that to thank our clients for as without you it would not be possible. We look forward to seeing you for your event and in the meantime here are a couple of videos for you to receive our personal message. Happy new year to you all and may 2020 be one of the best for you and your families.
UK wedding couples elope to The Secret Garden all the time and we had the pleasure of meeting and marrying Liam and Stacey this week. A wonderful couple indeed. The weather was perfect and so was the entire experience. We thank you for your video testimonial and we wish you all the best. We invite you both to stop in when you visit Florida again. Cheers.View video here. https://youtu.be/Uq6AqgikU_0
Our new main ceremony location look is overwhelmingly received with words like gorgeous, beautiful, awesome and more. We have wanted to make this change for some time and the day finally arrived. We hope you enjoy viewing the continual upgrades made at The Secret Garden.
A new entrance makeover at the Secret Garden was in order now that the vine needed cutting back. A clean new start with a pergola appeal. We also took advantage of the summer heat to clean each and every rock in the stream water feature near the bridge. After cleaning out the pond liner and pond basin we sat above it all on the back deck and enjoyed one of our beautiful mid summer evening sunsets and watched the baby ducks exploring the lake shore. We hope you enjoy your visit with us at The Secret Garden for your destination wedding or elopement in Central Florida just minutes from the Disney area and attraction theme parks.
Would you like to add some mingling time and dinner to your elopement package?
Although we do not provide kitchen use or indoor dining, we do however have a large beautiful screened patio that overlooks the garden and lake view. We have several great restaurants close by that either accommodate delivery service or have take out cuisine that you can pick up. By extending your time at The Secret Garden you can now dine at the same location that you said your wedding vows.
Here are some restaurants nearby that we personally LOVE. Feel free to contact them and see if they appeal to you.
4 Rivers – BBQ
Thailicious – Thai
Bonefish Grill – Seafood
Chianti’s Pizza and Pasta – Italian
Enzo’s on the Lake – Italian
Contact us for details on extending your package time. This is a limited time offer.
Congratulations to LaMarcus and Denise married today at the Secret Garden. You two are a blessing to us as are so many of the guests that find us on the web. We hope to see you again if you ever pass through town in the future. God bless you always and thank you for asking to include a prayer blessing over your marriage prior to your union as husband and wife.