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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

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ABOUT US

Email us at info@dowgardens.org for scheduling information!



At Dow Gardens we a choice between three different outdoor locations within our 110-acre botanical... Read more
Email us at info@dowgardens.org for scheduling information!



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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Amanda
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
DOW Gardens is absolutely beautiful! The staff and Event Manager (Kristen), were extremely polite and accommodating. From set up, ceremony, pictures and take down, everything went perfectly. The staff was there to set up and take down all things we rented from the gardens (chairs, stereo system and golf cart). They helped guide my crew to set up the things we brought in and helped when they could. The venue allowed me and my husband to come in whenever we wanted throughout the year to take a look at our venue and get ideas for planning. On the big day the staff hunted down a large mirror to put in my changing room for me last minute so I didn't have to go out into the hall where everyone was coming in. I couldn't have dreamed of a better location for our perfect outdoor July wedding!
DOW Gardens is absolutely beautiful! The staff and Event Manager (Kristen), were extremely polite and accommodating. From Read more...
DOW Gardens is absolutely beautiful! The staff and Event Manager (Kristen), were extremely polite and accommodating. From set up, ceremony, pictures and take down, everything went perfectly. The staff was there to set up and take down all things we rented from the gardens (chairs, stereo system and golf cart). They helped guide my crew to set up the things we brought in and helped when they could. The venue allowed me and my husband to come in whenever we wanted throughout the year to take a look at our venue and get ideas for planning. On the big day the staff hunted down a large mirror to put in my changing room for me last minute so I didn't have to go out into the hall where everyone was coming in. I couldn't have dreamed of a better location for our perfect outdoor July wedding! Read less
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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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Katelynn
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
We arrived early for pictures and the staff had no problem letting us walk around the gardens. Ceremony site set-up was done for us and was perfect! All of our guests truly loved having the option to walk around the gardens before and after the ceremony -free of charge! Our pictures also turned out fantastic!

The staff at Dow Gardens were always very helpful from helping with the smallest of questions to helping my husband and I pick the best locations for pictures. I highly recommend Dow Gardens as a ceremony cite to anyone looking for an outdoor wedding in Midland MI!
We arrived early for pictures and the staff had no problem letting us walk around the gardens. Ceremony site set-up was Read more...
We arrived early for pictures and the staff had no problem letting us walk around the gardens. Ceremony site set-up was done for us and was perfect! All of our guests truly loved having the option to walk around the gardens before and after the ceremony -free of charge! Our pictures also turned out fantastic!

The staff at Dow Gardens were always very helpful from helping with the smallest of questions to helping my husband and I pick the best locations for pictures. I highly recommend Dow Gardens as a ceremony cite to anyone looking for an outdoor wedding in Midland MI! Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
7/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Everything turned out to be amazing that day. The staff was also very great to work with. I definitely recommend a nice outdoor wedding there!
Everything turned out to be amazing that day. The staff was also very great to work with. I definitely recommend a nice Read more...
Everything turned out to be amazing that day. The staff was also very great to work with. I definitely recommend a nice outdoor wedding there! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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:
2+ years ago
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 your comments. Let me begin by telling you how sorry I am that your experience was not completely satisfactory. Our mission is for every expectation to be met upon arrival, and after reading your review, it is clear that this was not the case. We have looked into this in an effort to improve the cleanliness of the historic barn floor. We're glad that everything else went well, and we do hope to see you around the garden again in the future!
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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:
2+ years ago
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:

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate both the great comments, and the 'not so great' comments that our guests provide to us. It is based on this feedback, that we are able to improve the experience of our visitors.

We have significantly increased the length of time that couples have access to both the wedding location and changing areas. 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 glad you loved the location, and we do hope to see you around the garden again in the future!

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