One of my favorite pictures is us under an umbrella.

My husband and I were married here on May 6, 2018. I originally found this place by searching Florida elopement when we were living in Virginia. I spoke with Gary over the phone and email and I quickly booked this location. It is absolutely gorgeous! Gary and Marti were so accommodating. I picked the elopement package but I really wanted a cake. Gary and Marti were able to accommodate my request. Before the actual wedding Gary sat down with me and my now husband. He explained everything about the marriage license (which he sent off for us), marriage certificate and pictures. He really made us feel comfortable. Marti took some amazing photos. It rained on our wedding but the photos are still gorgeous. There is a covered patio so it didn’t ruin the day. One of my favorite pictures is us outside under an umbrella. It’s so adorable. Marti was super sweet. If you are looking for a place to get married I would highly recommend this location. It’s gorgeous. Gary and Marti are so friendly.

Leslie D.

We didn’t think it would be possible

We didn’t think it would be possible

Thank you so much for having us and take care of us on our special day. You both treated everyone with amazing kindness and your home is so beautiful. Everyone had a great time and thank you for helping us through everything. We really appreciate all the love and care you shown us and our family and the wonderful photos Marti took and all the time she taken to make sure everyone was happy. You both are wonderful and your assistant as well. Carmelo and I were best friend before we became a Couple and even though our lives were different we became one family with our 5 kids together. With such a huge family we didn’t think it would be possible to put together our wedding with our busy lives and you guys made it possible with lasting memories to last a life time and we wanted to say thank you so very much for everything. God bless you both and Many blessing in the future. Love Renee and Carmelo Negron

It was raining for most of our ceremony

It was raining for most of our ceremony

Being able to get married at The Secret Garden made it possible for us to have the elopement of our dreams. If you’re looking to elope or to have a smaller wedding this is the place to go! Gary and Marti could not have been more kind and welcoming and easy to be around. It was raining for most of our ceremony and Gary and Marti were very accommodating. The backup plan set in place worked out great. We highly recommend The Secret Garden; it is an excellent choice for a wedding venue!

Greg N.

Our parents cried watching

Our wedding was just a dream! It was just me and my husband. We wanted something magical but intimate just between the 2 of us. We did the photos and videos which was perfect! Because we got the beautiful sentimental wedding just for us but got to share it with everyone just as if they had all been there.

Our parents cried watching

And we have wonderful memories for a life time. The pictures were exquisite and both our parents cried watching the video! They are such a wonderful couple, they were wonderfully accommodating and the entire set up is well laid out, organized and just beautiful. Also the price is really unmatched anywhere! This was the best price I had found all over Florida. Would do over again in a heart beat! Eloping here you will not be disappointed!

Susan B

5 Star Review from Casey

5 Star review from Casey

My husband and I got married here on 12/30/17. We initially were going to elope elsewhere, but then realized, we live in Florida and it’s beautiful here, so might as well find a gorgeous outdoor venue nearby! After searching online, we were sold right away after finding The Secret Garden. They specialize in intimate, small, elopement (style) wedding ceremonies which is exactly what we wanted. We opted for the ceremony plus the photography package. We wanted an experience that allowed us to be in the moment and to soak up every second of it. We reserved our date one month in advance, with Gary over the phone, which was simple and easy. We had already researched their website and felt comfortable with the venue just by the pictures and other reviews. They required a small deposit to reserve, with balance due the day of. Gary was easy to communicate with and quick to respond to emails. We were able to pick out the ceremony of our choice, requested he wore a suit (instead of a robe), and were able to add in our own vows to each other. On the day of, we arrived, and were welcomed into their home. Gary gave us a quick run-down on how the ceremony will go, which made us feel at ease. Then we walked down to the ceremony area and got started! Marti took photos during the ceremony, as well as after. We are very pleased with the amount of photos we received (the next day!!!!), as well as the quality and creativity of the photos. Marti asked if we had any requests in regards to photo poses. We didn’t, but we appreciated that she was willing to do more if we had some ideas in mind. We would choose The Secret Garden over and over again. It was EXACTLY what we wanted!

Casey S.

Intimate garden weddings in Orlando are beautiful & affordable

Intimate garden weddings in Orlando are beautiful & affordable.

Intimate garden weddings in Orlando are beautiful & affordable
Intimate garden weddings in Orlando are beautiful & affordable

As the official an exclusive minister at the Secret Garden, I can confidently say that this venue is one of the best deals around and among my favorite locations.

The photography service and my officiating service are both included in the customized Marry Me Now Elopement Package. This package starts at only $300.

This quaint home wedding location is perfectly shaded by Live Oak trees. Weddings can be scheduled between 10 AM and ending one hour before sunset any day of the year based upon availability.

On average, our customers receive between 60 and 100 Digital photo files with the copyrights in their Secret Garden elopement package.

Abba photography is the business location of this venue and is the exclusive photography company providing this service.

This venue is perfect for someone who is looking for something quick and easy to elope or even a larger event with up to 40 people. We are within 20 minutes of downtown Orlando and we are approximately 45 minutes from Daytona beach and approximately 45 minutes from Kissimmee.

There are beautiful flowers in bloom year-round and the lake is always peaceful, beautiful and calming.

Getting a marriage license in Florida is very easy as you can get the license at any county in Florida and use it in any other county in the state and the license is good for 60 days. Florida residents have to get a license at least three days before the wedding in most cases but non-residents can get married the same day and the license is good for 60 days.

There are lots of great restaurants nearby as well as attractions for people vacationing which is why intimate garden weddings in Orlando are beautiful & affordable.

You can see the ceremony selections offered by Rev. Gary Davids at

We look forward to seeing you on your very special day.

Written by Rev. Gary Davids

Great weddings on a budget. Easy to reserve.

Great weddings on a budget

Great weddings on a budget take place at The Secret Garden year round in Orlando. In fact, we can’t keep up with posting about them unless we were to hire someone to simply just sit at the computer and blog. So from time to time I find a few minutes to show you some new scenes and drop a few congrats on our site.

Great weddings on a budget. Easy to reserve.

It surprises many on the distance that our customers travel from to get married here and the UK is among the most frequent although we get people visiting us from everywhere else. Doing the theme park vacation in Orlando makes it very easy for travelers to go to the courthouse to get a marriage license and then tie the knot with Rev. Gary Davids. The photos are always exclusively and professionally shot as The Secret Garden is also the home of Abba Photography.

Reserving your wedding with us couldn’t be easier. Visit our contact page for excellent service.

We would like to take this moment to thank and congratulate Chelsea and Byron who visited recently from Canada. They arrived at our garden venue single and left as a happily married couple. It’s the magic that we get to witness time and time again here. Maybe it’s the “live oak tress with the hanging moss” but personally I believe it’s the love two people share. 😉

The lake view is always beautiful but since Hurricane Irma arrived last summer the lake level has be a bit higher than normal but I feel it makes it even more beautiful. Very majestic!

Number One garden wedding elope location in Orlando Florida

Number One garden wedding elope location in Orlando Florida

We are honored to be considered the Number One garden wedding elope location in Orlando Florida and it is a result of hard work and passion in creating beautiful weddings. Below you will find some new photos that show the inside and outside of the Secret Garden including a comfortable screened in porch patio to relax in.

Life Began In A Garden

Really big squirrels in our garden 🙂

The garden is lush with beautiful plants and statutes.

The oasis for birds and squirrels.

Faith, Hope and Love is ever present in our garden.

The signature Live Oak limb that everyone loves adorned with Spanish hanging moss.

A flowergirl sitting near the lake.

The bride’s room.

The bride’s room.

Bridal bouquets

Bridal bouquets

Bridal bouquets

The guest restroom.

Decor in The guest restroom.

The main hallway from the garden to the groom’s room, bride’s room and restroom.

Just before you enter the garden.

Patio swing to relax on.

The comfort zone at The Secret Garden in Orlando on the screened in patio.

The comfort zone at The Secret Garden in Orlando on the screened in patio.

Orchids and decor on the patio.

The main gate to The Secret Garden