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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Rockford , IL
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LOCATION

318 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, IL 61107 US

PHONE

815-316-3307

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ABOUT US

Imagine your vision realized, every detail captured, and your wedding crafted to perfection.

Anderson Japanese Gardens is rated one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in... Read more
Imagine your vision realized, every detail captured, and your wedding crafted to perfection.

Anderson Japanese Gardens is rated one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America and is recognized as one of the most unique wedding ceremony venues in the region.

Weddings at Anderson Japanese Gardens take place amidst a breathtaking venue and create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. With over 12 acres of the meticulously maintained grounds, bridal couples may choose from several ceremony locations throughout the Gardens.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, your photographer will spend time capturing the bridal party in surroundings that create a backdrop like no other. Winding pathways, flowing streams, plunging waterfalls, picturesque ponds and distinctive architecture help create memories worthy of a lifetime.

Anderson Japanese Gardens is easily accessible from I-90/I-39. Our location is less than ten minutes from the interstate and can be reached from the western suburbs of Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee in just over an hour.

Your ceremony is a reflection of your personal taste and style. Anderson Japanese Gardens truly provides a one-of-a-kind setting for your special day. We invite you to visit the Gardens, meet our staff and tour the ceremony locations in preparation for creating the memory of a lifetime.

Call Sara at 815.316.3307 or email shenderson@andersongardens.org for further information. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
220
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Had a great wedding experience at the gardens. The staff was super helpful and made the day run very smoothly.
Had a great wedding experience at the gardens. The staff was super helpful and made the day run very smoothly.
Had a great wedding experience at the gardens. The staff was super helpful and made the day run very smoothly. Read less
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Alisha
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
This venue is beautiful! They have amazing areas for great photos and the staff is extremely organized and great at communication. Little pricey but it is 100% worth it. They were able to adjust our rehearsal time to fit our schedule and they had an answer to every question or concern that came up. Highly recommended!
This venue is beautiful! They have amazing areas for great photos and the staff is extremely organized and great at Read more...
This venue is beautiful! They have amazing areas for great photos and the staff is extremely organized and great at communication. Little pricey but it is 100% worth it. They were able to adjust our rehearsal time to fit our schedule and they had an answer to every question or concern that came up. Highly recommended! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
7/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Anderson Japanese gardens is the perfect place for a beautiful wedding! The tranquility of the setting helped to make what could be a very busy and hectic day, calm, peaceful and reflective of what the occasion was really about.
Anderson Japanese gardens is the perfect place for a beautiful wedding! The tranquility of the setting helped to make what Read more...
Anderson Japanese gardens is the perfect place for a beautiful wedding! The tranquility of the setting helped to make what could be a very busy and hectic day, calm, peaceful and reflective of what the occasion was really about. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/24/2016
5.0/5.0
From the moment we walked through the gardens, my husband and I knew we wanted to get married there. The location is beautiful, no matter what spot you choose. We ended up in a more intimate setting at the main gate. The rehearsal was a breeze, they had 3 coordinators getting all the details down. The next day was even easier! Those three coordinators took care of every little detail, even walked us around for our pictures to some of the best spots. We could not have had a better experience and are so thankful something so unique exists in Rockford. We now have a year membership where we can go back and visit anytime we want!
From the moment we walked through the gardens, my husband and I knew we wanted to get married there. The location is Read more...
From the moment we walked through the gardens, my husband and I knew we wanted to get married there. The location is beautiful, no matter what spot you choose. We ended up in a more intimate setting at the main gate. The rehearsal was a breeze, they had 3 coordinators getting all the details down. The next day was even easier! Those three coordinators took care of every little detail, even walked us around for our pictures to some of the best spots. We could not have had a better experience and are so thankful something so unique exists in Rockford. We now have a year membership where we can go back and visit anytime we want! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
They're incredible and had everything organized for the rehearsal and the day of!
They're incredible and had everything organized for the rehearsal and the day of!
They're incredible and had everything organized for the rehearsal and the day of! Read less
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Rob
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
The crew at Anderson Gardens made our wedding day a breeze. They had three event coordinators on the day of the wedding, orchestrating the event and taking away any stress on the bride and groom. Beyond the helpful service, the location was absolutely beautiful. Our guests were allowed to walk the gardens for an additional hour after the ceremony which allowed them to experience the gardens beyond the ceremony location. This site is definitely a hidden gem in Rockford!
The crew at Anderson Gardens made our wedding day a breeze. They had three event coordinators on the day of the wedding, Read more...
The crew at Anderson Gardens made our wedding day a breeze. They had three event coordinators on the day of the wedding, orchestrating the event and taking away any stress on the bride and groom. Beyond the helpful service, the location was absolutely beautiful. Our guests were allowed to walk the gardens for an additional hour after the ceremony which allowed them to experience the gardens beyond the ceremony location. This site is definitely a hidden gem in Rockford! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The staff was great!! They were with us the whole day. Anything we needed help with they were right there to help out!
The staff was great!! They were with us the whole day. Anything we needed help with they were right there to help out!
The staff was great!! They were with us the whole day. Anything we needed help with they were right there to help out! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The gardens were the perfect place for our ceremony. Not only was it beautiful, but the staff was very accommodating and worked with us to make sure we were happy with how the day went. They even got our ceremony started on time which was amazing. I definitely recommend them. Well worth it.
The gardens were the perfect place for our ceremony. Not only was it beautiful, but the staff was very accommodating and Read more...
The gardens were the perfect place for our ceremony. Not only was it beautiful, but the staff was very accommodating and worked with us to make sure we were happy with how the day went. They even got our ceremony started on time which was amazing. I definitely recommend them. Well worth it. Read less
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Keri-Ann
Wedding:
10/31/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had visited the Anderson Japanese Gardens a couple of times before we got engaged. Even though the gardens are 90 minutes away from us we knew that this was the place we wanted to get married, especially in the fall which is our favorite season and the colors are gorgeous at the gardens. Even though we had our wedding on the last date possible, October 31st, we were still able to enjoy the colors and the beauty of the gardens. We had our wedding under the heated pavilion which was great since it drizzled and was cold. The staff walked us through our rehearsal the evening before and based on our wants and needs they accomodated us.
My husband and I had visited the Anderson Japanese Gardens a couple of times before we got engaged. Even though the Read more...
My husband and I had visited the Anderson Japanese Gardens a couple of times before we got engaged. Even though the gardens are 90 minutes away from us we knew that this was the place we wanted to get married, especially in the fall which is our favorite season and the colors are gorgeous at the gardens. Even though we had our wedding on the last date possible, October 31st, we were still able to enjoy the colors and the beauty of the gardens. We had our wedding under the heated pavilion which was great since it drizzled and was cold. The staff walked us through our rehearsal the evening before and based on our wants and needs they accomodated us. Read less
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A
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
The gardens were so beautiful for our ceremony!! Our guests all commented on how lovely the gardens looked and they enjoyed touring them after our ceremony.
The gardens were so beautiful for our ceremony!! Our guests all commented on how lovely the gardens looked and they Read more...
The gardens were so beautiful for our ceremony!! Our guests all commented on how lovely the gardens looked and they enjoyed touring them after our ceremony. Read less
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