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Dow Gardens

Midland , MI
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LOCATION

1809 Eastman Ave
Midland, MI 48640 US (map)

PHONE

989-631-2677

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

At Dow Gardens we a choice between three different outdoor locations within our 110-acre botanical garden. Site #1 is the Wedding Peninsula, a grassy area surrounded by water with views... Read more
At Dow Gardens we a choice between three different outdoor locations within our 110-acre botanical garden.​ Site #1 is the Wedding Peninsula, a grassy area surrounded by water with views of our historic stone bridge. The Peninsula is secluded and quiet, adding to the privacy of your wedding. Site #2 is the Pineside wedding area. Pineside is a quiet meadow-like area surrounded by large pine trees, rhododendrons, and ferns. It also features a reflective fountain, statue, and use of the historic barn changing area. Site #3 Red Bridge Overlook is available for Friday evening ceremonies and features a gorgeous view, over the pond, of Dow Garden's largest red bridge. 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:
Farm, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Rustic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
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?
200
What event services do you offer?
Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture, Tables
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Eulah
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Loved having the Ceremony here. The Peninsula was Gorgeous and peaceful. All our guest had a great time.
Loved having the Ceremony here. The Peninsula was Gorgeous and peaceful. All our guest had a great time.
Loved having the Ceremony here. The Peninsula was Gorgeous and peaceful. All our guest had a great time. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the beautiful scenery to dealing with the business part of it, Dow Gardens was amazing. Definitely chose the right spot!
From the beautiful scenery to dealing with the business part of it, Dow Gardens was amazing. Definitely chose the right Read more...
From the beautiful scenery to dealing with the business part of it, Dow Gardens was amazing. Definitely chose the right spot! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the most beautiful wedding at Dow Gardens we couldn't have asked for a better venue. Everything from the staff to the beauty of the gardens was perfect! I highly recommend getting married here to anyone and everyone!!!
We had the most beautiful wedding at Dow Gardens we couldn't have asked for a better venue. Everything from the staff to Read more...
We had the most beautiful wedding at Dow Gardens we couldn't have asked for a better venue. Everything from the staff to the beauty of the gardens was perfect! I highly recommend getting married here to anyone and everyone!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Super sweet, and cute flowery venue. The ladies at the front desk were super helpful when we had to schedule amigos for our grandparents to use.
Super sweet, and cute flowery venue. The ladies at the front desk were super helpful when we had to schedule amigos for Read more...
Super sweet, and cute flowery venue. The ladies at the front desk were super helpful when we had to schedule amigos for our grandparents to use. Read less
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Crysta
Wedding:
7/11/2014
4.4/5.0
I used the Barn to get ready, my only complaint is that the floor was so dirty. The bottoms of my feet were black before I even put my dress on. I would expect them to at least clean the floor knowing a large, white dress was going to likely touch the floor. Otherwise, the rest of the service and help was great.
I used the Barn to get ready, my only complaint is that the floor was so dirty. The bottoms of my feet were black before I Read more...
I used the Barn to get ready, my only complaint is that the floor was so dirty. The bottoms of my feet were black before I even put my dress on. I would expect them to at least clean the floor knowing a large, white dress was going to likely touch the floor. Otherwise, the rest of the service and help was great. Read less
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Dow Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback! We continually try to do our best to make sure that each and every couple has a great experience. We will certainly look into this issue. We're glad that everything else turned out well and congratulations to you both!
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kim
Wedding:
6/7/2014
4.5/5.0
We got married at the pineside location in June and it was beautiful. You have to rent additional chairs if you have more than 20 seats, and if you need a golf cart thats extra too. Make sure you book early to get a good time slot!
We got married at the pineside location in June and it was beautiful. You have to rent additional chairs if you have more Read more...
We got married at the pineside location in June and it was beautiful. You have to rent additional chairs if you have more than 20 seats, and if you need a golf cart thats extra too. Make sure you book early to get a good time slot! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.6/5.0
We had our wedding at Dow gardens which was absolutely beautiful. The location is amazing. That's definitely a pro. A few cons... They have very nit picky rules of what you can and can't do with decorations and everything. Also the give you about 45 mins to set up everything on your own, chairs included, and then an hour for your wedding to start, end, clean up and everything. It was very rushed which was my biggest con.
We had our wedding at Dow gardens which was absolutely beautiful. The location is amazing. That's definitely a pro. A few Read more...
We had our wedding at Dow gardens which was absolutely beautiful. The location is amazing. That's definitely a pro. A few cons... They have very nit picky rules of what you can and can't do with decorations and everything. Also the give you about 45 mins to set up everything on your own, chairs included, and then an hour for your wedding to start, end, clean up and everything. It was very rushed which was my biggest con. Read less
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Dow Gardens responded with the following comments:

We truly appreciate your feedback, and we're so glad you loved the location. We apologize for any issues you may have experienced. To preserve the integrity of the garden we do have to limit certain items that may cause damage to the grounds.

Wedding parties are more than welcome to utilize the rest of the garden for as long as they wish for pictures both before and after the ceremony. Staff members will take care of any items, provided by Dow Gardens, including chairs.

We're so glad you chose us, and we hope to see you around the gardens again in the future!
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Steve
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.7/5.0
We were married at the peninsula location. It was beautiful and the garden offered many fabulous locations for photos after. I highly recommend Dow Gardens for your special day you won't regret it.
We were married at the peninsula location. It was beautiful and the garden offered many fabulous locations for photos Read more...
We were married at the peninsula location. It was beautiful and the garden offered many fabulous locations for photos after. I highly recommend Dow Gardens for your special day you won't regret it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dow Gardens was absolutely breathtaking on our wedding day. The staff was extremely helpful, they helped make my wedding magical. I would recommend this location to everyone!
Dow Gardens was absolutely breathtaking on our wedding day. The staff was extremely helpful, they helped make my wedding Read more...
Dow Gardens was absolutely breathtaking on our wedding day. The staff was extremely helpful, they helped make my wedding magical. I would recommend this location to everyone! Read less
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Brandie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.2/5.0
Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful! The grounds were well maintained. The set up, tear down, and entire planning process was very professional and smooth.
Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful! The grounds were well maintained. The set up, tear down, and entire planning Read more...
Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful! The grounds were well maintained. The set up, tear down, and entire planning process was very professional and smooth. Read less
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