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Brookside Gardens

The Secret Garden of the DC Metro Area - Where Horticulture Meets Hospitality
1800 Glenallen Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902
301-962-1404
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4.0
31 Reviews
Stefanie
12/2/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
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.
Laura
6/5/11
Categories: Venues
5.0
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.
Elizabeth
8/15/09
Categories: Venues
5.0
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!
Barbara
5/9/09
Categories: Venues
5.0
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.
Meredith
10/19/08
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our ceremony in the Fragrance Garden, and everything turned out better than we expected. The event staff was always helpful and responsive, from the time we came to see the site to the actual wedding day. When we arrived for the rehearsal and a wedding had been set up earlier than their contracted time, the staff did everything they could to make sure that we could still rehearse on time. When our chairs did not arrive on time for the ceremony, they called the vendor and helped to set up chairs, and the ceremony started right on time. Our guests were impressed with the venue, and we had the intimate garden wedding that we had imagined.
Megan
10/10/08
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wedding ceremony was in the Fragrance Garden. It was a dream come true, and so beautiful. We had a champagne reception immediately following so guests could walk the gardens and enjoy the venue while pictures were being taken. The price was great and the staff very helpful with all of our questions and concerns the year leading up to the wedding. I loved it!
Robert
5/23/08
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Excellent venue and the staff were courteous and extremely helpful. The garden was perfect for our ceremony. We will certainly recommend this venue to our friends and neighbors.
Keeley
6/3/06
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Absolutely beautiful ceremony site!! We also had our reception in the hall there, which has a wall of all windows allowing you to see out to the gardens. It was exactly what I wanted!
Avery
5/30/15
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The wedding site was spectacular. We got married with nearly perfect weather in the Fragrance Garden which was fantastic. We then walked out to the Rose Garden for pictures. The roses were amazing and our guests loved. The reception was at the Visitor's Center and the staff worked really well with our caterers. We had three staffers that day who helped to cordon off our garden and get guests from the satellite lot to the ceremony and reception. As of Spring 2015, there is still ongoing construction. Guests must park in the satellite lot and take a minibus or utility vehicle to the ceremony. The gardens are part of a park, so another wedding party that showed up unexpectedly for pictures was asked to leave (the staff did so very quickly). Finally, you have to follow up with your questions. It is a public park and the staff has other duties, but everything came to together 100 percent.
Brookside Gardens responded with the following comments:
Hi Avery! We are so glad your wedding in the Fragrance garden went well! And happy almost-anniversary! Just to let you and everyone know, the construction project is in the final stages, and will be done in the next 4 weeks. The new Parking Garden has 180 spaces, over 9000 new plants and trees, as well as two new tent sites, the Overlook and South Terrace. We are VERY excited about all the event possibilities, AND we have brand new Event Staff since last year that are dedicated to JUST EVENTS. We are party people, and guarantee we will everything in our power to make your special event truly unforgettable. Happy Planning! Allison Fuentes Events Manager, Brookside Gardens
Ebony
8/28/09
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I had my ceremony here at the Japanese tea house and worked with Ivy. I had the best experience with this team of people. I went back and forth with my dates and times and they kept me in the know as to what could work and what was best. They offered recommendations for rehearsal dinner places, photographers etc. On the day of there was so much rain and I was a stressed bride, but Ivy worked with me and my family and we got it all together. I would get married all over again at this venue and work with the same people. They were timely in returning information/receipts. Beautiful garden area no matter what area you choose!!
Christina
8/5/17
Categories: Venues
4.6
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.0
This was such a beautiful location! We had the perfect day to have a wedding outside. It was so beautiful with all the flowers and the greenery! The guests really enjoyed the ceremony location! It was wonderful to have the ceremony and reception in one location. The reception was big and full of windows that was nice to see!! :) everything turned out really well. I think the only issues I had came down to the fact that they didn't post signs directing people like they said they would, they almost didn't want to golf cart me (the bride) down to the ceremony like they had said they would because "the cart is dirty", and although there were signs stating the areas were closed for an event and we were told they would keep people away, there were random people all over. They didn't interfere but it was a bit odd. But my guests had a great time, I had a great time, and I'm happy!
Amanda
11/11/07
Categories: Venues
4.5
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Brookside Gardens is a beautiful establishment and incredibly affordable. We never had a single problem with scheduling the ceremony or the rehearsal, the area we rented was well prepared and blocked off from the public, and we always had a representative there during the ceremony, but he was out of sight and mind. The only hiccup was when we had a rehearsal, I had requested a representative to assist us and they never showed up. However, they let me use one of their classrooms for free to put on my dress, and they were always responsive when I called to ask questions. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
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Venues
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
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