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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Rockford , IL
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LOCATION

318 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, IL US 61107

PHONE

815-316-3307

WEBSITE

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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 garden 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 garden in North America and is now recognized as one of the most unique wedding ceremony venues in the region.

Your wedding ceremony at Anderson Gardens will be breathtaking and will 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 celebration 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 facilities in preparation for creating the memory of a lifetime.

Call Sara for further information at 815.316.3307. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2000
Describe your venue:
Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
220
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
0
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
No
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
750

REVIEWS

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Mary
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Sara is a rock star. She brought her A game to each and every conversation/email/visit. The professionalism and attentiveness put me at ease and made my day extra special. The staff that worked the day of the wedding was great and we feel very lucky that we had the opportunity to work with such great people.
Sara is a rock star. She brought her A game to each and every conversation/email/visit. The professionalism and Read more...
Sara is a rock star. She brought her A game to each and every conversation/email/visit. The professionalism and attentiveness put me at ease and made my day extra special. The staff that worked the day of the wedding was great and we feel very lucky that we had the opportunity to work with such great people. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Anderson Japanese Garden is absolutely beautiful and is highly recommended. Our wedding was unique and the pictures are gorgeous. The staff was very professional and great to work with. The garden is a perfect 10.
The Anderson Japanese Garden is absolutely beautiful and is highly recommended. Our wedding was unique and the pictures Read more...
The Anderson Japanese Garden is absolutely beautiful and is highly recommended. Our wedding was unique and the pictures are gorgeous. The staff was very professional and great to work with. The garden is a perfect 10. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Very beautiful place. Staff was very helpful. We could bring our photographer before the wedding, so that she could practice. I would definitely recommend Anderson Japanese Gardens!
Very beautiful place. Staff was very helpful. We could bring our photographer before the wedding, so that she could Read more...
Very beautiful place. Staff was very helpful. We could bring our photographer before the wedding, so that she could practice. I would definitely recommend Anderson Japanese Gardens! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
It was perfect in every way! Loved it!
It was perfect in every way! Loved it!
It was perfect in every way! Loved it! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Jana
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff made my wedding day as stress free as possible, and everything went wonderfully. I can't wait for the pictures to come back!!
The staff made my wedding day as stress free as possible, and everything went wonderfully. I can't wait for the pictures Read more...
The staff made my wedding day as stress free as possible, and everything went wonderfully. I can't wait for the pictures to come back!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Got married here on 7/26/14. It was absolutely amazing. The venue was by far the most beautiful place I have been to for a wedding. The photo opportunities are infinite. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. Extremely professional. Making sure all needs were met beyond expectation. Guest were able to walk the park while pictures were being taken which made it great for all who attended
Got married here on 7/26/14. It was absolutely amazing. The venue was by far the most beautiful place I have been to for a Read more...
Got married here on 7/26/14. It was absolutely amazing. The venue was by far the most beautiful place I have been to for a wedding. The photo opportunities are infinite. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. Extremely professional. Making sure all needs were met beyond expectation. Guest were able to walk the park while pictures were being taken which made it great for all who attended Read less
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Dennis
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Sara and all of the staff were so helpful and really took care of us throughout the whole process. We loved the venue and can't wait to see all of the gorgeous pictures from our special day!
Sara and all of the staff were so helpful and really took care of us throughout the whole process. We loved the venue and Read more...
Sara and all of the staff were so helpful and really took care of us throughout the whole process. We loved the venue and can't wait to see all of the gorgeous pictures from our special day! Read less
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Clare
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Anderson Japanese Gardens did an amazing job handling my wedding ceremony. Everyone was very helpful and organized, and they made sure my day was perfect. I would highly recommend Anderson Gardens for an outdoor ceremony wedding.
Anderson Japanese Gardens did an amazing job handling my wedding ceremony. Everyone was very helpful and organized, and Read more...
Anderson Japanese Gardens did an amazing job handling my wedding ceremony. Everyone was very helpful and organized, and they made sure my day was perfect. I would highly recommend Anderson Gardens for an outdoor ceremony wedding. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
The Anderson Japanese Gardens gave me the wedding of my dreams. The staff were incredible, very professional, and helped us every step of the way. The wedding was fabulous and we were able to get breathtaking pictures. The guests have time to walk around the gardens after the ceremony. An evening ceremony is recommended if you want a more private ceremony. The gardens is truly a remarkable place, and is highly recommended for an outside wedding especially under the pavilion.
The Anderson Japanese Gardens gave me the wedding of my dreams. The staff were incredible, very professional, and helped Read more...
The Anderson Japanese Gardens gave me the wedding of my dreams. The staff were incredible, very professional, and helped us every step of the way. The wedding was fabulous and we were able to get breathtaking pictures. The guests have time to walk around the gardens after the ceremony. An evening ceremony is recommended if you want a more private ceremony. The gardens is truly a remarkable place, and is highly recommended for an outside wedding especially under the pavilion. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This place was amazing. It is so gorgeous and was so worth having our ceremony at. The service was awesome, they were there for the rehearsal and of course for the ceremony. They made sure everyone knew where they were going, and they do a great job at communicating. Very professional!
This place was amazing. It is so gorgeous and was so worth having our ceremony at. The service was awesome, they were Read more...
This place was amazing. It is so gorgeous and was so worth having our ceremony at. The service was awesome, they were there for the rehearsal and of course for the ceremony. They made sure everyone knew where they were going, and they do a great job at communicating. Very professional! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Loved working with Sara Johnson! The girls that helped out on the day of the wedding were so helpful and so nice!
Loved working with Sara Johnson! The girls that helped out on the day of the wedding were so helpful and so nice!
Loved working with Sara Johnson! The girls that helped out on the day of the wedding were so helpful and so nice! Read less
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David
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff was extremely helpful especially with the rings (sorry about that). The venue was awesome and if I had to do it again I would not change a thing. Loved the waterfall and the bridges for the photo shoot. Sara walked us through the gardens a few weeks before the wedding which was a huge help. Thanks again for a great event and for making our day special.

David and Ginny Bollow
The staff was extremely helpful especially with the rings (sorry about that). The venue was awesome and if I had to do it Read more...
The staff was extremely helpful especially with the rings (sorry about that). The venue was awesome and if I had to do it again I would not change a thing. Loved the waterfall and the bridges for the photo shoot. Sara walked us through the gardens a few weeks before the wedding which was a huge help. Thanks again for a great event and for making our day special.

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Julie
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The Gardens was just a wonderful experience and the staff were so reassuring. I felt so stressed that many things just might go wrong if I wasn't personally handling them, and the event staff were great in making sure everything went well and went smoothly.
I would recommend this place to anyone I meet that is thinking of a wedding.
The Gardens was just a wonderful experience and the staff were so reassuring. I felt so stressed that many things just Read more...
The Gardens was just a wonderful experience and the staff were so reassuring. I felt so stressed that many things just might go wrong if I wasn't personally handling them, and the event staff were great in making sure everything went well and went smoothly.
I would recommend this place to anyone I meet that is thinking of a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Anderson Gardens was absolutely beautiful and the best place for a wedding ceremony! I could not have asked for a better place. The staff was great and very very helpful through the whole process!
Anderson Gardens was absolutely beautiful and the best place for a wedding ceremony! I could not have asked for a better Read more...
Anderson Gardens was absolutely beautiful and the best place for a wedding ceremony! I could not have asked for a better place. The staff was great and very very helpful through the whole process! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Anderson Japanese Gardens is a traditional, Japanese garden in Rockford, Illinois. The venue is absolutely beautiful because of the landscaping. The venue can be pricey because they require that you use their caterer.
Anderson Japanese Gardens is a traditional, Japanese garden in Rockford, Illinois. The venue is absolutely beautiful Read more...
Anderson Japanese Gardens is a traditional, Japanese garden in Rockford, Illinois. The venue is absolutely beautiful because of the landscaping. The venue can be pricey because they require that you use their caterer. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Anderson Japanese Gardens held a beautiful wedding for us this past weekend! Wonderful place to have a wedding. We got so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was! I would tell anyone I know getting married to have their ceremony there! The staff is so organized! Cannot go wrong having your ceremony there! The most beautiful place in Rockford, defiantly worth every penny!
Anderson Japanese Gardens held a beautiful wedding for us this past weekend! Wonderful place to have a wedding. We got so Read more...
Anderson Japanese Gardens held a beautiful wedding for us this past weekend! Wonderful place to have a wedding. We got so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was! I would tell anyone I know getting married to have their ceremony there! The staff is so organized! Cannot go wrong having your ceremony there! The most beautiful place in Rockford, defiantly worth every penny! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Even though it rained Anderson took care of us and made sure that our wedding day was still completely perfect!
Even though it rained Anderson took care of us and made sure that our wedding day was still completely perfect!
Even though it rained Anderson took care of us and made sure that our wedding day was still completely perfect! Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Sarah was great to work with and Anderson Gardens was a beautiful setting for our wedding
Sarah was great to work with and Anderson Gardens was a beautiful setting for our wedding
Sarah was great to work with and Anderson Gardens was a beautiful setting for our wedding Read less
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Aida
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
This is an awesome location for a wedding especially if you have out of town guests and need something for them to do between the ceremony and the cocktail hour and dinner. Our guests raved about the gardens and feeding the koi fish.

The AJG staff was very helpful and professional. I enjoyed working with Sara Johnson at the gardens. I highly recommend having your wedding or any other special event at the Anderson Japanese Gardens.
This is an awesome location for a wedding especially if you have out of town guests and need something for them to do Read more...
This is an awesome location for a wedding especially if you have out of town guests and need something for them to do between the ceremony and the cocktail hour and dinner. Our guests raved about the gardens and feeding the koi fish.

The AJG staff was very helpful and professional. I enjoyed working with Sara Johnson at the gardens. I highly recommend having your wedding or any other special event at the Anderson Japanese Gardens. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Five out of Five! Anderson Gardens was a lovely place for our ceremony! I couldn't have hoped for a more amazing time! The staff were very professional and helpful from the beginning planning to the big day. My guests loved it and I would suggest Anderson Gardens as a venue to any and all Brides!
Five out of Five! Anderson Gardens was a lovely place for our ceremony! I couldn't have hoped for a more amazing time! The Read more...
Five out of Five! Anderson Gardens was a lovely place for our ceremony! I couldn't have hoped for a more amazing time! The staff were very professional and helpful from the beginning planning to the big day. My guests loved it and I would suggest Anderson Gardens as a venue to any and all Brides! Read less
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Dior
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Excellent place for a wedding and reception! Me, my husband, family, and friends we very pleased with the service, food, and everything in the Hall! On the day of, the space looked gorgeous and the service was great. This venue was the top of our budget but was worth every penny. We received so much positive feedback and were very happy with this venue!
Excellent place for a wedding and reception! Me, my husband, family, and friends we very pleased with the service, food, Read more...
Excellent place for a wedding and reception! Me, my husband, family, and friends we very pleased with the service, food, and everything in the Hall! On the day of, the space looked gorgeous and the service was great. This venue was the top of our budget but was worth every penny. We received so much positive feedback and were very happy with this venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
This was the second place that my husband and I had looked at, and we instantly knew that this was the perfect wedding venue. We booked immediately--even at 15 months in advance, May and June were already filled. We could not have been happier with Anderson Japanese Gardens. Our coordinator, Julie, was FANTASTIC at communicating with us every step of the way, and she met our every desire. She was so incredibly kind, generous, and caring. The food coordinator, Suzie, also did a wonderful job and made sure that all of our catering requests were met. The food was amazing--certainly not typical wedding food. We got so many compliments from our guests on how beautiful the setting was (words can not describe how elegant the gardens are), and we also got many comments on how flawless the entire day was. There was so much staff on hand to make sure the day was smooth--and it definitely was. There is absolutely nothing I would change. I highly recommend this venue for all!
This was the second place that my husband and I had looked at, and we instantly knew that this was the perfect wedding Read more...
This was the second place that my husband and I had looked at, and we instantly knew that this was the perfect wedding venue. We booked immediately--even at 15 months in advance, May and June were already filled. We could not have been happier with Anderson Japanese Gardens. Our coordinator, Julie, was FANTASTIC at communicating with us every step of the way, and she met our every desire. She was so incredibly kind, generous, and caring. The food coordinator, Suzie, also did a wonderful job and made sure that all of our catering requests were met. The food was amazing--certainly not typical wedding food. We got so many compliments from our guests on how beautiful the setting was (words can not describe how elegant the gardens are), and we also got many comments on how flawless the entire day was. There was so much staff on hand to make sure the day was smooth--and it definitely was. There is absolutely nothing I would change. I highly recommend this venue for all! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/4/2014
4.8/5.0
Not only is the garden beautiful, but the staff is wonderful. My husband and I planned our wedding 100% by ourselves, and we didn't know what to expect! We showed up for our practice rehearsal, and we were greeted with not one, but three staff members who told and showed us exactly what to do! The day of our wedding ran just as smooth. The staff is very well trained and organized and made sure our day was perfect. Due to the gardens beauty, we didn't have to decorate anything, which is a plus if you are on a budget.
Not only is the garden beautiful, but the staff is wonderful. My husband and I planned our wedding 100% by ourselves, and Read more...
Not only is the garden beautiful, but the staff is wonderful. My husband and I planned our wedding 100% by ourselves, and we didn't know what to expect! We showed up for our practice rehearsal, and we were greeted with not one, but three staff members who told and showed us exactly what to do! The day of our wedding ran just as smooth. The staff is very well trained and organized and made sure our day was perfect. Due to the gardens beauty, we didn't have to decorate anything, which is a plus if you are on a budget. Read less
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Gretchen
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.8/5.0
Anderson was a beautiful venue to have our ceremony at. Although it rained during our wedding day and they transitioned us into the lobby, the room was still beautiful. It was just a bummer to specifically pay extra for the pavilion and to have the gardens to ourselves only for it to rain.
Anderson was a beautiful venue to have our ceremony at. Although it rained during our wedding day and they transitioned us Read more...
Anderson was a beautiful venue to have our ceremony at. Although it rained during our wedding day and they transitioned us into the lobby, the room was still beautiful. It was just a bummer to specifically pay extra for the pavilion and to have the gardens to ourselves only for it to rain. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/7/2013
4.8/5.0
Anderson Japanese Gardens was the perfect choice for our wedding venue. They are extremely experienced and incredibly organized. I felt confident that my event would run smoothly and it did. The price was great for the value. The staff was so attentive, every time I looked up there was someone there to ask if I needed anything. The pictures could not have been more lovely which such beautiful scenery. My guests were thoroughly impressed.

Highly recommended.
Anderson Japanese Gardens was the perfect choice for our wedding venue. They are extremely experienced and incredibly Read more...
Anderson Japanese Gardens was the perfect choice for our wedding venue. They are extremely experienced and incredibly organized. I felt confident that my event would run smoothly and it did. The price was great for the value. The staff was so attentive, every time I looked up there was someone there to ask if I needed anything. The pictures could not have been more lovely which such beautiful scenery. My guests were thoroughly impressed.

Highly recommended. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.7/5.0
The staff was so helpful at the rehearsal and the day of the event. They really know what they are doing and are so organized!
The staff was so helpful at the rehearsal and the day of the event. They really know what they are doing and are so Read more...
The staff was so helpful at the rehearsal and the day of the event. They really know what they are doing and are so organized! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Beautiful scenery and many options for choice of backgrounds for ceremonies. Not many options if inclement weather, only one outdoor pavilion that cannot be used if another wedding is set up for that day.
Beautiful scenery and many options for choice of backgrounds for ceremonies. Not many options if inclement weather, only Read more...
Beautiful scenery and many options for choice of backgrounds for ceremonies. Not many options if inclement weather, only one outdoor pavilion that cannot be used if another wedding is set up for that day. Read less
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Greg
Wedding:
9/29/2014
4.6/5.0
Our wedding at AJG was fantastic! The staff was super helpful and all our guests we're blown away at how beautiful our ceremony was. It was a fantastic value as well. Only complaint was that my mother is wheel chair bound and it was tough to push her along the path to the ceremony, but that path is part of the beauty of the garden, so it's to be expected. We we're very happy with all aspects of the wedding. Thanks Anderson!
Our wedding at AJG was fantastic! The staff was super helpful and all our guests we're blown away at how beautiful our Read more...
Our wedding at AJG was fantastic! The staff was super helpful and all our guests we're blown away at how beautiful our ceremony was. It was a fantastic value as well. Only complaint was that my mother is wheel chair bound and it was tough to push her along the path to the ceremony, but that path is part of the beauty of the garden, so it's to be expected. We we're very happy with all aspects of the wedding. Thanks Anderson! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/15/2014
4.6/5.0
Absolutely beautiful venue with very responsive and pleasant staff!
Absolutely beautiful venue with very responsive and pleasant staff!
Absolutely beautiful venue with very responsive and pleasant staff! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.6/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely beautiful. Sara did a great job of accommodating our needs and making sure everything was the way we wanted.
Our wedding was absolutely beautiful. Sara did a great job of accommodating our needs and making sure everything was the Read more...
Our wedding was absolutely beautiful. Sara did a great job of accommodating our needs and making sure everything was the way we wanted. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Sarah was very pleasant to work with. She was very informative and efficient. The vendor booklet was a great guide. The gardens are adsolutely beautiful and serene. It was a perfect venue for us and our guests. The staff that guided me and my family on the wedding day were very supportive and conforting. Thank you all for making our wedding day go smoothly.
Sarah was very pleasant to work with. She was very informative and efficient. The vendor booklet was a great guide. The Read more...
Sarah was very pleasant to work with. She was very informative and efficient. The vendor booklet was a great guide. The gardens are adsolutely beautiful and serene. It was a perfect venue for us and our guests. The staff that guided me and my family on the wedding day were very supportive and conforting. Thank you all for making our wedding day go smoothly. Read less
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lindseyryan137
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.6/5.0
We were able to talk to them and have the ceremony and dance outside, which was amazing. Overall, it was beautiful and the pictures looked amazing.
We were able to talk to them and have the ceremony and dance outside, which was amazing. Overall, it was beautiful and the Read more...
We were able to talk to them and have the ceremony and dance outside, which was amazing. Overall, it was beautiful and the pictures looked amazing. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.4/5.0
Anderson Gardens is the most beautiful place to have a wedding. The views are breathtaking, the staff is friendly and everything went smoothly from getting ready in the downstairs area to walking down the long garden path to the alter under the pavillion. Everything was perfect!!
Anderson Gardens is the most beautiful place to have a wedding. The views are breathtaking, the staff is friendly and Read more...
Anderson Gardens is the most beautiful place to have a wedding. The views are breathtaking, the staff is friendly and everything went smoothly from getting ready in the downstairs area to walking down the long garden path to the alter under the pavillion. Everything was perfect!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
Wonderful place for a wedding, but the time for pictures is limited. You rent the space for 2 hours and the time goes too fast, & it is hard to get all the photos you want.
Wonderful place for a wedding, but the time for pictures is limited. You rent the space for 2 hours and the time goes too Read more...
Wonderful place for a wedding, but the time for pictures is limited. You rent the space for 2 hours and the time goes too fast, & it is hard to get all the photos you want. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
The major thing lacking was communication internally for the gardens. In preparation for the wedding, I went over the details many times with the event coordinator and the food services. However, when we showed up for the rehearsal the night before, we had to work with different people who knew nothing of the details that we had planned out for our special day. But, the location is great, the staff were wonderful to work with and our wedding was beautiful!
The major thing lacking was communication internally for the gardens. In preparation for the wedding, I went over the Read more...
The major thing lacking was communication internally for the gardens. In preparation for the wedding, I went over the details many times with the event coordinator and the food services. However, when we showed up for the rehearsal the night before, we had to work with different people who knew nothing of the details that we had planned out for our special day. But, the location is great, the staff were wonderful to work with and our wedding was beautiful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Everything tasted wonderful and Susie was so pleasant and professional. The only small complaint is that a couple of hors d'oeuvres did not make it to all of my guests and they were a bit disappointed. because everything was so good and wanted to try everything. The food was placed on the banquet table but an announcement wasn't made so no one knew to go up and look for more great food. Other than that everything was just superb!
Everything tasted wonderful and Susie was so pleasant and professional. The only small complaint is that a couple of hors Read more...
Everything tasted wonderful and Susie was so pleasant and professional. The only small complaint is that a couple of hors d'oeuvres did not make it to all of my guests and they were a bit disappointed. because everything was so good and wanted to try everything. The food was placed on the banquet table but an announcement wasn't made so no one knew to go up and look for more great food. Other than that everything was just superb! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.0/5.0
Anderson Gardens was a great venue for our wedding. We appreciated all the help and information that was given. They made sure that they knew exactly how we wanted things set up and took care of everything.
Anderson Gardens was a great venue for our wedding. We appreciated all the help and information that was given. They made Read more...
Anderson Gardens was a great venue for our wedding. We appreciated all the help and information that was given. They made sure that they knew exactly how we wanted things set up and took care of everything. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Jolanda
Wedding:
5/24/2013
4.0/5.0
There was a tree branch in front of our heads blocking waterfall photo opportunity.
There was a tree branch in front of our heads blocking waterfall photo opportunity.
There was a tree branch in front of our heads blocking waterfall photo opportunity. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Overall, a good experience and great venue. Especially enjoyed working with Mary's Market catering.
Overall, a good experience and great venue. Especially enjoyed working with Mary's Market catering.
Overall, a good experience and great venue. Especially enjoyed working with Mary's Market catering. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
10/11/2013
3.6/5.0
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Ceremony times are not flexible. Staff was prompt to respond to questions.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Ceremony times are not flexible. Staff was prompt to respond to questions.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Ceremony times are not flexible. Staff was prompt to respond to questions. Read less
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KatieDan
Wedding:
9/18/2010
3.0/5.0
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois is absolutely gorgeous! You can hardly believe a place so beautiful exists in the Midwest. I wanted my guests to be surrounded by beauty and that is exactly what I got!

The down side is that their service is not as amazing. I live on the East Coast now and have been to a lot of weddings out here. When you think East Coast, you think rude people. But these East Coast wedding venues know how to treat you! They fall over themselves trying to get you whatever you need. This is not the case at Anderson Gardens. They tell you what you can and mostly what you can't do. The place is gorgeous and the staff is nice, which made up for their "my way or the highway" attitude a little bit.

I would still book this venue because of how absolutely gorgeous it is. I just hope that someday soon they realize they are in the Service Industry.
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois is absolutely gorgeous! You can hardly believe a place so beautiful exists Read more...
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois is absolutely gorgeous! You can hardly believe a place so beautiful exists in the Midwest. I wanted my guests to be surrounded by beauty and that is exactly what I got!

The down side is that their service is not as amazing. I live on the East Coast now and have been to a lot of weddings out here. When you think East Coast, you think rude people. But these East Coast wedding venues know how to treat you! They fall over themselves trying to get you whatever you need. This is not the case at Anderson Gardens. They tell you what you can and mostly what you can't do. The place is gorgeous and the staff is nice, which made up for their "my way or the highway" attitude a little bit.

I would still book this venue because of how absolutely gorgeous it is. I just hope that someday soon they realize they are in the Service Industry. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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ashley
Wedding:
10/19/2013
2.4/5.0
the gardens are beautiful I was just upset to find out that my husband ask them to wait and they didn't.
the gardens are beautiful I was just upset to find out that my husband ask them to wait and they didn't.
the gardens are beautiful I was just upset to find out that my husband ask them to wait and they didn't. Read less
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