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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Long Beach , CA

LOCATION

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90815 US (map)

PHONE

562-985-8889

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden The intimate perfection of the Japanese Garden in Long Beach creates a romantic setting for weddings, receptions and photo sessions. The site’s... Read more
The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden The intimate perfection of the Japanese Garden in Long Beach creates a romantic setting for weddings, receptions and photo sessions. The site’s privacy and impeccably maintained grounds attract discerning couples seeking a unique outdoor setting for their wedding. Surrounded by tall trees, the elegant 1.3-acre garden features a lush green landscape, the perfect foil for a gracefully arched bridge, shimmering koi pond, and sparkling waterfalls. The garden’s natural beauty inspires dreams of love and provides the ideal backdrop for the wedding ceremony. After the ceremony, guests will enjoy strolling the garden paths, feeding the friendly koi fish and viewing the garden’s extensive bonsai collection. Receptions at the garden are elegant and carefree. The attentive staff take care of every detail so the bride and groom can relax and enjoy their special day. Weddings may be scheduled at various times and sunset weddings followed by an evening reception are a popular option. As evening falls dramatic lighting transforms the garden into a scene from a fairytale. In addition to wedding events, the Japanese Garden may be reserved for rehearsal dinners, afternoon teas, business receptions, dinner for two and dinner parties. On-site coordination services make it simple to plan a memorable event for up to 160 guests. For more information regarding the use of the Japanese Garden for private events, please call the Garden office at 562/985-8889 or visit our web site: www.csulb.edu/~jgarden. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
What kind of settings are available?
Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
I had my wedding here in September 2014. Earl Burns Miller is probably the most beautiful setting to have a wedding in all of California. If you want amazing wedding pictures, this garden is unmatched by others. The garden looks so serene with the beautiful bridge, waterfall, pond, koi fish, etc. It truly is a hidden gem. I really just have to re-emphasize that your pics will turn out amazing!

Now for the downsides, the the guests sit far back so they will have trouble seeing and hearing the actual ceremony. That was something I knew, but still thought the beauty of the garden was worth that one downside. The garden is also next to an airport so it gets pretty loud when the plane flies back maybe every 20-30 minutes. Luckily no planes flew during our ceremony, but its a risk you will have to take. Also if you hire a band, you will need to bring your own speaker equipment or else their music will not be heard at all.

Other than that, I have no regrets over picking the garden for my ceremony. We looked at every garden within a 30 mile radius from our house and Earl Burns was by far the most breathtaking. Other gardens do not hold a candle to this beauty.
I had my wedding here in September 2014. Earl Burns Miller is probably the most beautiful setting to have a wedding in all Read more...
I had my wedding here in September 2014. Earl Burns Miller is probably the most beautiful setting to have a wedding in all of California. If you want amazing wedding pictures, this garden is unmatched by others. The garden looks so serene with the beautiful bridge, waterfall, pond, koi fish, etc. It truly is a hidden gem. I really just have to re-emphasize that your pics will turn out amazing!

Now for the downsides, the the guests sit far back so they will have trouble seeing and hearing the actual ceremony. That was something I knew, but still thought the beauty of the garden was worth that one downside. The garden is also next to an airport so it gets pretty loud when the plane flies back maybe every 20-30 minutes. Luckily no planes flew during our ceremony, but its a risk you will have to take. Also if you hire a band, you will need to bring your own speaker equipment or else their music will not be heard at all.

Other than that, I have no regrets over picking the garden for my ceremony. We looked at every garden within a 30 mile radius from our house and Earl Burns was by far the most breathtaking. Other gardens do not hold a candle to this beauty. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.6/5.0
This natural venue is absolutely gorgeous! The seating arrangements are non-traditional and provided an excellent view to our nuptials. Guests are arranged around a koi fish pound!! Bridal parties are lined on across a beautiful bridge. The staff was efficient and reliable. I would NOT recommend them for anyone else to use...only becasue I want this memory all to myself ;) Just kidding...they're exceptional. Please tell your freinds!
This natural venue is absolutely gorgeous! The seating arrangements are non-traditional and provided an excellent view to Read more...
This natural venue is absolutely gorgeous! The seating arrangements are non-traditional and provided an excellent view to our nuptials. Guests are arranged around a koi fish pound!! Bridal parties are lined on across a beautiful bridge. The staff was efficient and reliable. I would NOT recommend them for anyone else to use...only becasue I want this memory all to myself ;) Just kidding...they're exceptional. Please tell your freinds! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Bijoux
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff we dealt with at the Earl Burns Japanese Garden were both super friendly and professional. If we ever had any questions they were answered very quickly.

As we live in Ireland it made it quite hard for us to organise and plan our day however they made our day so much easier and pain free.

For any couples looking for a venue which can cater for both large and small weddings (ours being 15 people total) with a very unique feel, the Earl Burns Japanese Garden is a perfect fit.
The staff we dealt with at the Earl Burns Japanese Garden were both super friendly and professional. If we ever had any Read more...
The staff we dealt with at the Earl Burns Japanese Garden were both super friendly and professional. If we ever had any questions they were answered very quickly.

As we live in Ireland it made it quite hard for us to organise and plan our day however they made our day so much easier and pain free.

For any couples looking for a venue which can cater for both large and small weddings (ours being 15 people total) with a very unique feel, the Earl Burns Japanese Garden is a perfect fit. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Mary
Wedding:
9/21/2013
3.5/5.0
This venue was gorgeous!! We got so many compliments on the venue choice. The service had me scared though because the coordinators that day are students and the responses were were getting regarding rehearsals confirmations and day of details were not accurate. Everything worked out at the end and the pictures turned out beautiful!
This venue was gorgeous!! We got so many compliments on the venue choice. The service had me scared though because the Read more...
This venue was gorgeous!! We got so many compliments on the venue choice. The service had me scared though because the coordinators that day are students and the responses were were getting regarding rehearsals confirmations and day of details were not accurate. Everything worked out at the end and the pictures turned out beautiful! Read less
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diane
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how wonderful our wedding turned out at the the Japanese Gardens. Everything came out fabulous! The Japanese Gardens is a beautiful venue, with its lush landscaping, pretty waterfall, spectacular koi pond - a fairytale place for a wedding. And the staff at the JG is stellar too - everyone was so nice, professional and helpful. Whenever I had a question, they were quick to respond, always got back to my emails right away. On the day of our wedding, I didn't have to worry about a thing - they took care of everything, and it was so well gone. All of our guests were so impressed with the JG, everyone has told us how beautiful our wedding was. For everything that was included in our wedding, the JG is definitely worth 10 times the value. Thank you to everyone at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens - you made my wedding perfect.
Words cannot describe how wonderful our wedding turned out at the the Japanese Gardens. Everything came out fabulous! The Read more...
Words cannot describe how wonderful our wedding turned out at the the Japanese Gardens. Everything came out fabulous! The Japanese Gardens is a beautiful venue, with its lush landscaping, pretty waterfall, spectacular koi pond - a fairytale place for a wedding. And the staff at the JG is stellar too - everyone was so nice, professional and helpful. Whenever I had a question, they were quick to respond, always got back to my emails right away. On the day of our wedding, I didn't have to worry about a thing - they took care of everything, and it was so well gone. All of our guests were so impressed with the JG, everyone has told us how beautiful our wedding was. For everything that was included in our wedding, the JG is definitely worth 10 times the value. Thank you to everyone at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens - you made my wedding perfect. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
7/21/2012
2.8/5.0
I absolutely love the japanese garden. It is like a hide away. It makes for a very peaceful and romantic wedding venue. Everyone will love it. I was told by several people that this was the best wedding they have ever attended. My advice to any bride-to-be that is considering this venue is to get a personal wedding planner that will be on top of every detail prior to the wedding and on the wedding day itself. Don't rely on just yourself and the coordinator they provide you with. When e-mailing them, sometimes it would take them a week for them to respond back, and I had to email them again for that reply. I regret not being a little more pushy with my assigned venue coordinator, because she didn't make sure she had the most updated guest list, even as I tried to hand her my new list. In consequence, one of our guests was told he should not be at the reception, and he had to go home. Also, my friend, who served as my personal coordinator, found it very frustrating to work with the staff on the wedding day. They weren't listening to her. Also, on our rehearsal, we had asked that the music be loud for our singer, but they forgot and our singer found it difficult to hear the track. Overall, the place is worth it, but get a professional to make sure the venue's staff meets your needs.
I absolutely love the japanese garden. It is like a hide away. It makes for a very peaceful and romantic wedding venue. Read more...
I absolutely love the japanese garden. It is like a hide away. It makes for a very peaceful and romantic wedding venue. Everyone will love it. I was told by several people that this was the best wedding they have ever attended. My advice to any bride-to-be that is considering this venue is to get a personal wedding planner that will be on top of every detail prior to the wedding and on the wedding day itself. Don't rely on just yourself and the coordinator they provide you with. When e-mailing them, sometimes it would take them a week for them to respond back, and I had to email them again for that reply. I regret not being a little more pushy with my assigned venue coordinator, because she didn't make sure she had the most updated guest list, even as I tried to hand her my new list. In consequence, one of our guests was told he should not be at the reception, and he had to go home. Also, my friend, who served as my personal coordinator, found it very frustrating to work with the staff on the wedding day. They weren't listening to her. Also, on our rehearsal, we had asked that the music be loud for our singer, but they forgot and our singer found it difficult to hear the track. Overall, the place is worth it, but get a professional to make sure the venue's staff meets your needs. Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
4/15/2012
4.7/5.0
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is a very pretty place to have a wedding there. It is outdoor only so you are kind of at the mercy of the weather. But it is California, so not much problems there. Its wedding hour is pretty restrictive because of public hour. Initially I was going to have my rehearsal on Friday 4/13/12, but we had thunderstorm. My coordinator Judith was nice enough to postpone it to Saturday. (My wedding was on Sunday). Overall the coordinator is very professional and friendly. We kept changed the order of the procession and she did not have any problems with it. She is very patient. We were late for almost 1 and half hour for our first meeting due to the terrible LA traffic. Judith waited for us and when we met she still had a big smile on her face. Thanks, Judith. The garden is not large enough to hold a wedding with more than 230 guests though. But if you have a small wedding, then this is a perfect place. When I interviewed many photographers, every photogapher says it is a very pretty place.
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is a very pretty place to have a wedding there. It is outdoor only so you are kind of at Read more...
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is a very pretty place to have a wedding there. It is outdoor only so you are kind of at the mercy of the weather. But it is California, so not much problems there. Its wedding hour is pretty restrictive because of public hour. Initially I was going to have my rehearsal on Friday 4/13/12, but we had thunderstorm. My coordinator Judith was nice enough to postpone it to Saturday. (My wedding was on Sunday). Overall the coordinator is very professional and friendly. We kept changed the order of the procession and she did not have any problems with it. She is very patient. We were late for almost 1 and half hour for our first meeting due to the terrible LA traffic. Judith waited for us and when we met she still had a big smile on her face. Thanks, Judith. The garden is not large enough to hold a wedding with more than 230 guests though. But if you have a small wedding, then this is a perfect place. When I interviewed many photographers, every photogapher says it is a very pretty place. Read less
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mrandmrsarguello
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.7/5.0
The instructions say I'm supposed to provide comments and feedback for future brides, but I'm a groom. Sorry ladies, this ones from a guys point of view.

Grooms and brides, you can't bring your own kegs (which I understand why, but it still sucks) and they don't allow hard alcohol. Your choice in caterers is also very limited with only 2 different caterers and are both a little pricey...but I will admit worth the money. Other than that, the upfront consultations were more of a timeline breakdown and you go over what you're going to do at your wedding (you better have ideas upfront). We were given an hour with out "consultant" who really didn't offer many suggestions, but with the help of our DJ we were able to muddle through the details.

However, our coordinator for the rehearsal dinner and wedding day was AWESOME! She made sure everyone was on cue and on time. Also, the venue is absolutely breath taking (yes, this is still the groom talking), I was completely blown away by how beautiful everything looked and our wedding day coordinator was on it!

I would have loved to give them 5 stars on everything, but the initial consultations didn't really help us any and honestly at one of them I walked away more confused than focused. Also, their lack of flexibility does hurt them a bit because I couldn't have my Biergarten and aside from there list of approved vendors for catering, you don't really get to choose. The beauty of the location, the responsiveness of the staff, and the quality of staff make up for it. We had an awesome wedding and all of our guests were blown away.
The instructions say I'm supposed to provide comments and feedback for future brides, but I'm a groom. Sorry ladies, this Read more...
The instructions say I'm supposed to provide comments and feedback for future brides, but I'm a groom. Sorry ladies, this ones from a guys point of view.

Grooms and brides, you can't bring your own kegs (which I understand why, but it still sucks) and they don't allow hard alcohol. Your choice in caterers is also very limited with only 2 different caterers and are both a little pricey...but I will admit worth the money. Other than that, the upfront consultations were more of a timeline breakdown and you go over what you're going to do at your wedding (you better have ideas upfront). We were given an hour with out "consultant" who really didn't offer many suggestions, but with the help of our DJ we were able to muddle through the details.

However, our coordinator for the rehearsal dinner and wedding day was AWESOME! She made sure everyone was on cue and on time. Also, the venue is absolutely breath taking (yes, this is still the groom talking), I was completely blown away by how beautiful everything looked and our wedding day coordinator was on it!

I would have loved to give them 5 stars on everything, but the initial consultations didn't really help us any and honestly at one of them I walked away more confused than focused. Also, their lack of flexibility does hurt them a bit because I couldn't have my Biergarten and aside from there list of approved vendors for catering, you don't really get to choose. The beauty of the location, the responsiveness of the staff, and the quality of staff make up for it. We had an awesome wedding and all of our guests were blown away. Read less
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andiss
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I am so glad we chose to have our wedding reception here! It was so peaceful, and beautiful, and tranquil, and basically everything that we hoped for our reception. The staff were wonderful, professional and accomodating. Highly recommend this venue, as did many of our other vendors (catering, etc)!!
I am so glad we chose to have our wedding reception here! It was so peaceful, and beautiful, and tranquil, and basically Read more...
I am so glad we chose to have our wedding reception here! It was so peaceful, and beautiful, and tranquil, and basically everything that we hoped for our reception. The staff were wonderful, professional and accomodating. Highly recommend this venue, as did many of our other vendors (catering, etc)!! Read less
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CRIS
Wedding:
8/14/2010
2.9/5.0
I LOVED THE GARDEN!BUT STAFF ON THE DAY OF MY WEDDING WASNT VERY ATTENTATIVE EXCEPT FOR OUR COORDINATOR...BUT OVERALL THE PLACE WAS BEAUTIFUL PERFECT FOR A WEDDING CEREMONY!
I LOVED THE GARDEN!BUT STAFF ON THE DAY OF MY WEDDING WASNT VERY ATTENTATIVE EXCEPT FOR OUR COORDINATOR...BUT OVERALL THE Read more...
I LOVED THE GARDEN!BUT STAFF ON THE DAY OF MY WEDDING WASNT VERY ATTENTATIVE EXCEPT FOR OUR COORDINATOR...BUT OVERALL THE PLACE WAS BEAUTIFUL PERFECT FOR A WEDDING CEREMONY! Read less
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