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Bok Tower Gardens

Lake Wales , FL

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Lake Wales, FL 33853 US

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863-734-1214

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Melissa
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not have imagined getting married anywhere else besides Bok Tower Gardens! It is also where he proposed :) From the moment that we went to check out the various gardens and met Rita, the event coordinator, we knew that we were in good hands. She answered all of our questions and maintained excellent communication via phone and email as I randomly came up with additional questions during the months before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, the volunteers and Rita were so helpful to my family and I, assisting with rides on the golf carts for transportation and pointing people in the right direction. One female volunteer even adjusted my wedding dress train for me as we drove around for photos after the ceremony. Everyone was so kind and patient and we are just so glad that we got married there. Yes, it was an expensive venue; however, the gardens were worth it (along with the idea of knowing that our money is going to a non-profit agency, and not just some hotel, etc.). We love Bok Tower and look forward to using our gift membership :)
My husband and I could not have imagined getting married anywhere else besides Bok Tower Gardens! It is also where he Read more...
My husband and I could not have imagined getting married anywhere else besides Bok Tower Gardens! It is also where he proposed :) From the moment that we went to check out the various gardens and met Rita, the event coordinator, we knew that we were in good hands. She answered all of our questions and maintained excellent communication via phone and email as I randomly came up with additional questions during the months before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, the volunteers and Rita were so helpful to my family and I, assisting with rides on the golf carts for transportation and pointing people in the right direction. One female volunteer even adjusted my wedding dress train for me as we drove around for photos after the ceremony. Everyone was so kind and patient and we are just so glad that we got married there. Yes, it was an expensive venue; however, the gardens were worth it (along with the idea of knowing that our money is going to a non-profit agency, and not just some hotel, etc.). We love Bok Tower and look forward to using our gift membership :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
WOW! This is the most beautiful place on earth and such a good price to have your wedding there, (compared to other places). I wanted an all outdoor reception but the weather made us move everything inside. The crew at the gardens were helpful, professional, nice and very flexible. I loved working with Rita, the event coordinator. She is sometimes not as informal as she should be but I think she just has a very relaxed personality. She is so nice and we pretty much were allowed to do anything. We also were given memberships as a gift and we cant wait to go back and visit the gardens!
WOW! This is the most beautiful place on earth and such a good price to have your wedding there, (compared to other Read more...
WOW! This is the most beautiful place on earth and such a good price to have your wedding there, (compared to other places). I wanted an all outdoor reception but the weather made us move everything inside. The crew at the gardens were helpful, professional, nice and very flexible. I loved working with Rita, the event coordinator. She is sometimes not as informal as she should be but I think she just has a very relaxed personality. She is so nice and we pretty much were allowed to do anything. We also were given memberships as a gift and we cant wait to go back and visit the gardens! Read less
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Mrs. Sturm
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was amazing at Bok Tower Gardens. It was everything I had dreamed it would be. The staff was so gracious and helpful. The gardens are so very beautiful. I could not have asked for anything more.
Our wedding was amazing at Bok Tower Gardens. It was everything I had dreamed it would be. The staff was so gracious and Read more...
Our wedding was amazing at Bok Tower Gardens. It was everything I had dreamed it would be. The staff was so gracious and helpful. The gardens are so very beautiful. I could not have asked for anything more. Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Rita and the staff at Bok Tower were AMAZING!! We had our wedding on March 31, 2012 and 30min. before our wedding was supposed to start it started pouring. The staff had to move chairs and bring stuff back down to the visitor center so we could have our ceremony at a different location. After discussing our options, my fiance and I decided we wanted to have the ceremony were we originally planned. The staff quickly moved all the chairs back and set up everything again! They never tried to persuade us to have the ceremony where they had moved all the chairs to.
The whole process booking and arranging things were painless and Rita was very professional. We loved our wedding at Bok Tower and are so happy we had our wedding there.
Rita and the staff at Bok Tower were AMAZING!! We had our wedding on March 31, 2012 and 30min. before our wedding was Read more...
Rita and the staff at Bok Tower were AMAZING!! We had our wedding on March 31, 2012 and 30min. before our wedding was supposed to start it started pouring. The staff had to move chairs and bring stuff back down to the visitor center so we could have our ceremony at a different location. After discussing our options, my fiance and I decided we wanted to have the ceremony were we originally planned. The staff quickly moved all the chairs back and set up everything again! They never tried to persuade us to have the ceremony where they had moved all the chairs to.
The whole process booking and arranging things were painless and Rita was very professional. We loved our wedding at Bok Tower and are so happy we had our wedding there. Read less
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Tonya
Wedding:
3/12/2012
4.5/5.0
Bok Tower is located in Lake Wales, which is one of the hilliest cities in Floriday. With its huge oak trees and the scent of orange groves in the air... this was the perfect setting for our wedding! I had my wedding here in early March... pretty much the only time to have an outdoor wedding in Florida in my opinion. Everything is in bloom at Bok Tower in March so that also makes for very pretty scenery. Not to mention the beautiful views you have behind the tower. It was very breezy on the day of our wedding which was good and bad. It meant that people couldn't hear us very well during our vows but it also meant that everything got to blow in the wind, including my dress and the moss hanging from the huge oak trees behind the tower. We chose to have our ceremony overlooking the orange groves behind the tower... it was so majestic and many people said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I was late to the ceremony (of course) so my guests were waiting for about 30 minutes but they told me later that they didn't mind one bit because it was so nice outside. But this meant that the bridal party didn't walk down the aisle to the bells of the tower. I was disappointed about that but thankfully we had our DJ playing the keyboard for me walking down the aisle and we played a CD of nature sounds for the bridal party. We had our reception at the information center and it was perfect. I wasn't sure that it was all going to come together but all my vendors did a great job and the place looked amazing. There were a couple times when I thought Rita was unfriendly, but I think that's just her personality. She was a bit happier on our wedding day though...
Bok Tower is located in Lake Wales, which is one of the hilliest cities in Floriday. With its huge oak trees and the scent Read more...
Bok Tower is located in Lake Wales, which is one of the hilliest cities in Floriday. With its huge oak trees and the scent of orange groves in the air... this was the perfect setting for our wedding! I had my wedding here in early March... pretty much the only time to have an outdoor wedding in Florida in my opinion. Everything is in bloom at Bok Tower in March so that also makes for very pretty scenery. Not to mention the beautiful views you have behind the tower. It was very breezy on the day of our wedding which was good and bad. It meant that people couldn't hear us very well during our vows but it also meant that everything got to blow in the wind, including my dress and the moss hanging from the huge oak trees behind the tower. We chose to have our ceremony overlooking the orange groves behind the tower... it was so majestic and many people said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I was late to the ceremony (of course) so my guests were waiting for about 30 minutes but they told me later that they didn't mind one bit because it was so nice outside. But this meant that the bridal party didn't walk down the aisle to the bells of the tower. I was disappointed about that but thankfully we had our DJ playing the keyboard for me walking down the aisle and we played a CD of nature sounds for the bridal party. We had our reception at the information center and it was perfect. I wasn't sure that it was all going to come together but all my vendors did a great job and the place looked amazing. There were a couple times when I thought Rita was unfriendly, but I think that's just her personality. She was a bit happier on our wedding day though... Read less
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wayne
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
THE TEAM AT BOK TOWER WERE VERY ACCOMODATING AND THE DAY WAS B EAUTIFUL. i COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR ANYTHING MORE. IF YOU ARE WILLING TO TAKE A CHANCE ON AN OUTDOOR WEDDING...THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE (NOT TO MENTION THE HUGE SAVINGS I DIDN'T INCUR FROM A FLORIST AND ROOM DESIGNER.
THE TEAM AT BOK TOWER WERE VERY ACCOMODATING AND THE DAY WAS B EAUTIFUL. i COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR ANYTHING MORE. IF YOU Read more...
THE TEAM AT BOK TOWER WERE VERY ACCOMODATING AND THE DAY WAS B EAUTIFUL. i COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR ANYTHING MORE. IF YOU ARE WILLING TO TAKE A CHANCE ON AN OUTDOOR WEDDING...THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE (NOT TO MENTION THE HUGE SAVINGS I DIDN'T INCUR FROM A FLORIST AND ROOM DESIGNER. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.5/5.0
Beautiful venue for a smaller garden wedding! You have a number of gardens in which you could get married, there is also a visitor's center where you could have your reception... it was perfect for our guest count of 70.
Beautiful venue for a smaller garden wedding! You have a number of gardens in which you could get married, there is also a Read more...
Beautiful venue for a smaller garden wedding! You have a number of gardens in which you could get married, there is also a visitor's center where you could have your reception... it was perfect for our guest count of 70. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Getting married at Bok Tower Gardens was a wonderful experience. I would recommend it to any bride. Rita was very pleasant to work with. She always replied to our emails and phone calls in a timely manner. She gave us a tour of the gardens 3 times prior to the wedding date so that we were absolutely sure of the site we wanted to use. The rehersal and the wedding day went very smoothly thanks to the volunteers there. They worked with us to make the event virtually stress-free. They used the golf cart to drive people to and from the parking lot if they did not want to walk. They also drove the groom, myself, and both of our photographers around to the different sites for our pictures. Some of the guests told us that after the ceremony the volunteers offered to drive them around the gardens and give them a tour. Also, our pictures came out absolutely gorgeous! There are so many unique spots here to take photos. The guests loved the site and many commented on how they didn't even know that Bok Towers was here... and they have lived in Florida for years! One guest said that she felt like she was in Europe! I am very pleased with my decision to have my wedding ceremony at Bok Tower Gardens - it was picture perfect!
Getting married at Bok Tower Gardens was a wonderful experience. I would recommend it to any bride. Rita was very pleasant Read more...
Getting married at Bok Tower Gardens was a wonderful experience. I would recommend it to any bride. Rita was very pleasant to work with. She always replied to our emails and phone calls in a timely manner. She gave us a tour of the gardens 3 times prior to the wedding date so that we were absolutely sure of the site we wanted to use. The rehersal and the wedding day went very smoothly thanks to the volunteers there. They worked with us to make the event virtually stress-free. They used the golf cart to drive people to and from the parking lot if they did not want to walk. They also drove the groom, myself, and both of our photographers around to the different sites for our pictures. Some of the guests told us that after the ceremony the volunteers offered to drive them around the gardens and give them a tour. Also, our pictures came out absolutely gorgeous! There are so many unique spots here to take photos. The guests loved the site and many commented on how they didn't even know that Bok Towers was here... and they have lived in Florida for years! One guest said that she felt like she was in Europe! I am very pleased with my decision to have my wedding ceremony at Bok Tower Gardens - it was picture perfect! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/12/2009
4.6/5.0
We were married at a special location on Bok Tower's Grounds... Pinewood Estate.

Though it cost a bit more than their normal packages we simply cannot imagine being married any where else... The gardens are STUNNING, the architecture is perfect, and the staff went out of their way to make our special day PERFECT. Best of all though, the Gardens are a non-profit organization, so we knew that when we booked there it wasn't lining some fat-cat's pocketbook; it was actually going to help a great group of people.

We HIGHLY recommend you check out Bok Tower, we're so glad we did!
We were married at a special location on Bok Tower's Grounds... Pinewood Estate.

Though it cost a bit more than Read more...
We were married at a special location on Bok Tower's Grounds... Pinewood Estate.

Though it cost a bit more than their normal packages we simply cannot imagine being married any where else... The gardens are STUNNING, the architecture is perfect, and the staff went out of their way to make our special day PERFECT. Best of all though, the Gardens are a non-profit organization, so we knew that when we booked there it wasn't lining some fat-cat's pocketbook; it was actually going to help a great group of people.

We HIGHLY recommend you check out Bok Tower, we're so glad we did! Read less
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MrsKevinRoberts
Wedding:
4/18/2009
4.7/5.0
My husband and I got married at Bok Tower April 18, 2009. I had the wedding of my dreams here. The Gardens are beautiful and the staff are very helpful. We got married in what they call the horseshoe garden and it was the perfect space for my guests (about 80 people). They provided the chairs, the dressing rooms for the Bridal party and the groomsmen. Since I was late (as most brides are) they even let my wedding be 30 min behind. Note: IT'S BETTER TO BE ON TIME IF YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE AISLE TO THE SOUND OF THE CARILLON BELLS! I started down the aisle and the bells stopped(they are timed). My wedding ceremony was still perfect. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery. And when I got married here they gave you and your new hubby a years admission to Bok Tower for free and the card is supposed to get you discounts on admission to other places in FL. (my husband and I never used it for discounts though). Needless to say if you are looking at a garden wedding in Central FL Bok Tower is the prefect place for your dream wedding.
My husband and I got married at Bok Tower April 18, 2009. I had the wedding of my dreams here. The Gardens are beautiful Read more...
My husband and I got married at Bok Tower April 18, 2009. I had the wedding of my dreams here. The Gardens are beautiful and the staff are very helpful. We got married in what they call the horseshoe garden and it was the perfect space for my guests (about 80 people). They provided the chairs, the dressing rooms for the Bridal party and the groomsmen. Since I was late (as most brides are) they even let my wedding be 30 min behind. Note: IT'S BETTER TO BE ON TIME IF YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE AISLE TO THE SOUND OF THE CARILLON BELLS! I started down the aisle and the bells stopped(they are timed). My wedding ceremony was still perfect. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery. And when I got married here they gave you and your new hubby a years admission to Bok Tower for free and the card is supposed to get you discounts on admission to other places in FL. (my husband and I never used it for discounts though). Needless to say if you are looking at a garden wedding in Central FL Bok Tower is the prefect place for your dream wedding. Read less
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