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Orlando garden wedding elopement venue

We just added a New Google sitemap for The Secret Garden to make it easier for you to find information of interest. We also made it easier for you to take a 3 minute video tour of The Secret Garden via a YouTube link on our home page so that you can see the garden from your mobile device or computer at a time that is convenient for you. Of course, nothing comes close to or takes the place of actually walking through the garden in person. We are always only by appointment but scheduling an appointment is as easy as calling us at 407-617-5622 or emailing us at

Orlando garden wedding elopement venue
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Getting married in Florida is easy! Short notice same day elopements in Florida. Call today.

Are you planning to only be in Florida for a few days and want to get married but don’t know how?

You only need to get a marriage license and it’s good for 60 days. If you are a non-Florida resident, you can get married the same day otherwise if you are a Florida resident, there is a three day wait from the time you get the license to the time you can get married. The license will only cost you approximately $90 and you can get it at any county court office in the state of Florida. With that license you can get married in any other county in Florida. What could be easier?

In fact there are no witnesses required so the only people that are required to be there for the wedding is the wedding couple and the minister. 

Most people choose our Officiant/Photography Marry me now package which includes the ordained minister/officiant and the professional photographer at the secret garden venue. This package is $500 total.

If you are not interested in photos, we also have a $250 package that includes the minister only at the secret garden venue.

In most cases we are able to provide this service with same-day notice since it is a small intimate elopement package in a private outdoor lake view garden. 

Got Questions? Call or email us today at 407-617-5622 or email

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We just updated the banner at the top of our website with 3 NEW SECRET GARDEN WEDDING VENUE VIEWS in panoramic format reflecting the new remodels in the garden. What better day for photos in Florida than with a beautiful blue sky decorated with a few cotton puff clouds.

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At The Secret Garden in Orlando Florida we are pleased to proclaim our high rating as one of the top rated wedding venues near Orlando Florida.

With every event, we strive to provide our clients with 100% professional service, and our goal is to have lasting beautiful memories for every event held here. There are many Secret Garden’s across the country, but there is only one “family owned” Secret Garden wedding venue in the Orlando Florida area. We are conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, and very easy to access the theme park attractions and beautiful east and west coast Florida beaches.

We look forward to personally showing you what we can do for you. Contact us today by phone at 407-617-5622 or by email at

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The Secret Garden in Orlando is one of the most popular historic wedding venues in Orlando Florida. Our brides and grooms come from near and far. We host weddings to couples as far away as the UK, Canada, and all around the United States frequently. The house on this property was originally built in 1963 and has undergone some facelifts constantly increasing its beauty an appeal. Going back in time, Longwood was a logging community responsible for building part of the central Florida community. There are some interesting, museums and historic sites nearby.

We invite you to schedule a tour if you are considering having your event here at The Secret Garden

Marriage licenses can be obtained in any Florida county and used in any other county in Florida. They are valid for 60 days from the time you get them however, Florida residents need to have the marriage license no less than three days prior to the date they want to tie the knot,

You can take the completed marriage license back to the courthouse yourself if you choose or we can mail it back for you. Please let us know if you have any questions as we’re always eager to help. 

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Elope in Florida

Elope in Florida

Has the idea crossed your mind to Elope in Florida?

Well, if the answer is yes, Please read on for some great tips and info.

Elope in Florida
Elope in Florida

First some basic information. Getting married in Florida requires getting a Florida marriage license. Unlike some other states, you can actually get the license in any county and get married in any other Florida county. There are a couple of things to consider. There is a 3 day wait period from the time you get the license to be able to use the license if you are a Florida resident although there are some exceptions to that rule. On the other hand if you are not a resident you can get married the same day. The license is good for 60 days from the issue date and there are no blood tests or witnesses required in either case. You can get the license here even if you are not from the United States and the marriage is legally binding.

Some people have asked if they can get the license issued from their home state and use it here and the answer is no.

Elope in Florida

We have many clients come from all over the world like England, Scotland and the UK in general as well as all around the USA and Canada. Since Orlando, Kissimmee, St Augustine and Daytona Beach to name a few cities are tourist vacation spots, many choose to elope while on vacation for their dream Disney Universal theme destination wedding.

Being centrally located in the state makes our venue “The Secret Garden” an ideal place to get married. We do offer our officiant and photography services on location if you want to have it elsewhere. Prices may be slightly higher but we are always happy to provide you with a quote.

The beaches are popular for eloping to and since we are on a 14 acre private lake we also have the water theme in a beautiful garden setting. Our elopement packages are known as the “Marry Me Now” package and are greatly reduced in price from our full packages as they are streamlined down to be a great alternative to simply going to the courthouse and waiting for your number to be called. We do weddings all through the week as well as weekends so if you have any questions, just give us a call or send us an email. We are also surrounded by great restaurants and there are major named hotels you can trust within 4 miles of our location.

We look forward to helping you to plan one of the most exciting and beautiful days in your life. One final note, everyone without exception says upon entering “The Secret Garden” that it looks even more beautiful in person than the website even portrays. We are always thrilled to hear those words. Talk soon.

Gary and Marti

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