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Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Fort Worth , TX
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LOCATION

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107 US (map)

PHONE

817-392-5548

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ABOUT US

The Fort Worth Japanese Garden is located in the historic Botanic Gardens. The Japanese Gardens is 7 acres filled with japanese maples, waterfalls, koi fish, and much more. We offer both... Read more
The Fort Worth Japanese Garden is located in the historic Botanic Gardens. The Japanese Gardens is 7 acres filled with japanese maples, waterfalls, koi fish, and much more. We offer both small and large venues. You can contact us at fwbs3@aol.com or by phone at 817-392-5548.

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
9
Describe your venue:
Historic, Park / Zoo, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, 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?
250
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Bailey
Wedding:
10/15/2016
4.2/5.0
We booked the Redbud hall for next October. The staff is wonderful and they respond quickly to emails. It seemed a little expensive for the room, but for the location it is a good price. I am overall excited about having my reception at this location.
We booked the Redbud hall for next October. The staff is wonderful and they respond quickly to emails. It seemed a little Read more...
We booked the Redbud hall for next October. The staff is wonderful and they respond quickly to emails. It seemed a little expensive for the room, but for the location it is a good price. I am overall excited about having my reception at this location. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.6/5.0
The Fuller Garden was a beautiful venue. However, I recommend hiring a wedding coordinator because the garden office staff is not very well organized or professional. The building was locked and closed during our rehearsal an hour prior to the posted closing time. We were locked out as well as the public coming to visit that evening. We were not provided a wedding coordinator or the two attendants that were paid for in the contract. They did not set up the correct number of chairs and we had to get that corrected. We kept getting locked out of the brides room and no one could find a key. I recommend you hire a professional to tend to the details of the day and get everything you are asking for written into the contract because you'll get a different answer to the same question each time you call - it's almost like a sitcom. Because we were well organized, had everything written into the contract, and hired our own wedding coordinator, the ceremony ended up being lovely in spite of the incompetence.
The Fuller Garden was a beautiful venue. However, I recommend hiring a wedding coordinator because the garden office staff Read more...
The Fuller Garden was a beautiful venue. However, I recommend hiring a wedding coordinator because the garden office staff is not very well organized or professional. The building was locked and closed during our rehearsal an hour prior to the posted closing time. We were locked out as well as the public coming to visit that evening. We were not provided a wedding coordinator or the two attendants that were paid for in the contract. They did not set up the correct number of chairs and we had to get that corrected. We kept getting locked out of the brides room and no one could find a key. I recommend you hire a professional to tend to the details of the day and get everything you are asking for written into the contract because you'll get a different answer to the same question each time you call - it's almost like a sitcom. Because we were well organized, had everything written into the contract, and hired our own wedding coordinator, the ceremony ended up being lovely in spite of the incompetence. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.6/5.0
Our overall experience when dealing with the gardens was terrible. They are EXTREMELY restrictive about what you can and can't do with decor and setting up. They make you pay extra for every little thing. You have to pay for a photography pass to take pictures early. You have to pay to get in early if you want to set up. You have to pay for an officer if your servimg alcohol. The time slots are very small and don't overlap in a convenient manner. Everytime you call, someone will tell you something different than the previous phone call. Jackie is extremely rude and very unhelpful. We had a huge mistake on the garden's end regarding our alcohol waiver form THE DAY OF THE WEDDING! We were told we wouldn't be able to serve alcohol because of their mistake. They had no clue about what had been completed on our paperwork and nobody could give us a straight answer. Overall it is a beautiful venue, but I wouldn't go back there again solely due to the staff amd how much of a headache the whole experience was. You have to do all of the follow up and make sure you cross your t's and dot your i's. Send all correspondence through email so you have proof of what they told you
Our overall experience when dealing with the gardens was terrible. They are EXTREMELY restrictive about what you can and Read more...
Our overall experience when dealing with the gardens was terrible. They are EXTREMELY restrictive about what you can and can't do with decor and setting up. They make you pay extra for every little thing. You have to pay for a photography pass to take pictures early. You have to pay to get in early if you want to set up. You have to pay for an officer if your servimg alcohol. The time slots are very small and don't overlap in a convenient manner. Everytime you call, someone will tell you something different than the previous phone call. Jackie is extremely rude and very unhelpful. We had a huge mistake on the garden's end regarding our alcohol waiver form THE DAY OF THE WEDDING! We were told we wouldn't be able to serve alcohol because of their mistake. They had no clue about what had been completed on our paperwork and nobody could give us a straight answer. Overall it is a beautiful venue, but I wouldn't go back there again solely due to the staff amd how much of a headache the whole experience was. You have to do all of the follow up and make sure you cross your t's and dot your i's. Send all correspondence through email so you have proof of what they told you Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.2/5.0
FWBG is not the place to have your reception. Sure you can bend on not being able to throw flowers, but things get extreme. You can't hang anything from the ceilings or walls. No real candles are allowed. Nothing can be thrown or released at your send off. Security of their choice must be provided. Even if you have your own security arrangements. Rules and regulations were constantly changed. Whenever we had an idea everything was always shut down by the garden. You have to pay extra to set up for your wedding, when the garden staff is already in there setting up. If everything was clear from the beginning I would have paid only for the ceremony. There were plenty of nice hotels that are WAY less restricting.
FWBG is not the place to have your reception. Sure you can bend on not being able to throw flowers, but things get Read more...
FWBG is not the place to have your reception. Sure you can bend on not being able to throw flowers, but things get extreme. You can't hang anything from the ceilings or walls. No real candles are allowed. Nothing can be thrown or released at your send off. Security of their choice must be provided. Even if you have your own security arrangements. Rules and regulations were constantly changed. Whenever we had an idea everything was always shut down by the garden. You have to pay extra to set up for your wedding, when the garden staff is already in there setting up. If everything was clear from the beginning I would have paid only for the ceremony. There were plenty of nice hotels that are WAY less restricting. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
4/3/2016
2.3/5.0
This is purely a story of "you get what you pay for". The FWBG are very beautiful, indeed. However, these are free gardens for the public for the most part. Outside of the small fee you pay to see the Japanese Gardens, or any additional events they charge for over the seasons. My point is, the gardens aren't really revenue generating, therefore I am assuming that is why their event planning staff isn't exactly the most customer service oriented.
My wedding was the first weekend of April. I booked only my ceremony here in the Lower Rose Gardens, I wanted a garden ceremony but didn't like the reception rooms so held that offsite down the street at The Ashton Depot (which was WONDERFUL btw). My experience from the get-go with booking at FWBG was pretty sub-par. When you call, typically you get voice mail. You may or may not ever get a call back. Email however is returned fairly consistently, however not typically from the same person. So it gets very confusing with information.
Basically this is how it works. You do EVERYTHING yourself. They provide zero for the ceremony unless you pay for chairs at $5/each - they do at least set those up. You do NOT get a wedding planner/person. You get (or at least I did) 2 "officers" that will set up the chairs and then station themselves at opposite ends of your ceremony site to deter passers-by from wandering through your ceremony during it. Your "rehearsal" appointment is literally only an alert to patrolling officers not to ask you to leave during your rehearsal - there will be no one from the office staff to assist you through it or help tell you what to do/where to go. You pay for the bridal room, however there is no transportation to/from it to your ceremony site. Keep that in mind. Also, the gardens were all dug up around the Lower Rose Garden the week before my ceremony!! Really frustrating. Bottom line, if you choose the FWBG hire a wedding planner period.
This is purely a story of "you get what you pay for". The FWBG are very beautiful, indeed. However, these are free gardens Read more...
This is purely a story of "you get what you pay for". The FWBG are very beautiful, indeed. However, these are free gardens for the public for the most part. Outside of the small fee you pay to see the Japanese Gardens, or any additional events they charge for over the seasons. My point is, the gardens aren't really revenue generating, therefore I am assuming that is why their event planning staff isn't exactly the most customer service oriented.
My wedding was the first weekend of April. I booked only my ceremony here in the Lower Rose Gardens, I wanted a garden ceremony but didn't like the reception rooms so held that offsite down the street at The Ashton Depot (which was WONDERFUL btw). My experience from the get-go with booking at FWBG was pretty sub-par. When you call, typically you get voice mail. You may or may not ever get a call back. Email however is returned fairly consistently, however not typically from the same person. So it gets very confusing with information.
Basically this is how it works. You do EVERYTHING yourself. They provide zero for the ceremony unless you pay for chairs at $5/each - they do at least set those up. You do NOT get a wedding planner/person. You get (or at least I did) 2 "officers" that will set up the chairs and then station themselves at opposite ends of your ceremony site to deter passers-by from wandering through your ceremony during it. Your "rehearsal" appointment is literally only an alert to patrolling officers not to ask you to leave during your rehearsal - there will be no one from the office staff to assist you through it or help tell you what to do/where to go. You pay for the bridal room, however there is no transportation to/from it to your ceremony site. Keep that in mind. Also, the gardens were all dug up around the Lower Rose Garden the week before my ceremony!! Really frustrating. Bottom line, if you choose the FWBG hire a wedding planner period. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/24/2015
1.1/5.0
My wife and I planned our long-distance wedding at the Botanic Gardens on October 24th. While the grounds are beautiful, our experience with the FWBG staff was almost entirely negative. We planned our wedding ten months in advance, and were shown a reception hall that we later found out is rented for an annual event - a large event that we found out about ON OUR OWN two months prior. All of our questions and concerns were met with dismissive comments, and we felt we were treated as annoyances. Our wedding planner had to visit the reception area herself in order to answer any of our questions, and it took over a week for anyone from the FWBG to respond to any of her phone calls, voicemails, or e-mails. Every time we had to speak with someone, we had to call at least three times in a row before someone answered the phone. Only one garden staff member ever returned ANY of our emails.The week of our wedding, we visited the gardens ourselves, were shown a few alternative locations in case of inclement weather, and were told that our first alternative site would be in a courtyard - not in the garden - next to the scenic administrative offices and vending machines. I understand that garden staff members are unable to control the weather, they are also employed to communicate with the public at large. However, our concerns were treated with dismissive comments that "nobody would notice" and we "wouldn't even remember afterward anyway."I'll also add that we had our reception on site, filled out our own reception layout and sent it to the gardens six weeks in advance - only to be met with an incorrect, scanned PDF copy of their official reception layout diagram which did not have any of our information on it. So we had to fill this out again and send it to an unresponsive group of employees again. On the day of our wedding, these same staff members came in and took photos of our reception layout, allowed gawkers from the Orchid sale.
My wife and I planned our long-distance wedding at the Botanic Gardens on October 24th. While the grounds are beautiful, Read more...
My wife and I planned our long-distance wedding at the Botanic Gardens on October 24th. While the grounds are beautiful, our experience with the FWBG staff was almost entirely negative. We planned our wedding ten months in advance, and were shown a reception hall that we later found out is rented for an annual event - a large event that we found out about ON OUR OWN two months prior. All of our questions and concerns were met with dismissive comments, and we felt we were treated as annoyances. Our wedding planner had to visit the reception area herself in order to answer any of our questions, and it took over a week for anyone from the FWBG to respond to any of her phone calls, voicemails, or e-mails. Every time we had to speak with someone, we had to call at least three times in a row before someone answered the phone. Only one garden staff member ever returned ANY of our emails.The week of our wedding, we visited the gardens ourselves, were shown a few alternative locations in case of inclement weather, and were told that our first alternative site would be in a courtyard - not in the garden - next to the scenic administrative offices and vending machines. I understand that garden staff members are unable to control the weather, they are also employed to communicate with the public at large. However, our concerns were treated with dismissive comments that "nobody would notice" and we "wouldn't even remember afterward anyway."I'll also add that we had our reception on site, filled out our own reception layout and sent it to the gardens six weeks in advance - only to be met with an incorrect, scanned PDF copy of their official reception layout diagram which did not have any of our information on it. So we had to fill this out again and send it to an unresponsive group of employees again. On the day of our wedding, these same staff members came in and took photos of our reception layout, allowed gawkers from the Orchid sale. Read less
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Fort Worth Botanic Garden responded with the following comments:

Jason & Crystal,

I’m responding to your postings regarding your dissatisfaction with your recent wedding event.

The staff was truly dismayed and somewhat surprised, after reading your comments, that you left the

garden with such displeasure, especially after receiving such wonderfully kind words from you during

your time with us. We wish you had given us the opportunity on site to address these issues prior to

your departure.

We always welcome and appreciate customer feedback regarding our guests’ experiences, good, bad or

indifferent, as we see these as an excellent opportunity for training.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconveniences experienced during your event. The staff at

FWBG strive to make each event an outstanding customer service experience.

We know you’ve made your home in Oregon, but we would love an opportunity during one of your visits

to Texas to honor your 1st anniversary with a celebration in the garden. Should you allow us a second

opportunity to serve you, we would love to discuss the details with you directly.
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Private User
Wedding:
5/2/2015
3.1/5.0
When I tried to set up a time to come in and make a deposit it took 2 weeks to even get me in, and then the date I wanted was booked because I hadn't made a deposit because it took them two weeks to get me in to make the deposit. I haven't even had my wedding yet and they are already driving me crazy!! I was told that I would have the bridal room when I booked my ceremony and reception and then a couple weeks later I wanted to know what time I had the bridal room for and they tell me I don't have it because they already booked other brides at the time I had book my ceremony and reception!! If they had told me that when I booked it I would have been okay but they told me at the booking that it was included with the deposit and now they say I didn't leave a deposit for the bridal room! They also leave the decision of how loud my reception music can be to whichever staff member is on duty that day! They have many rules and regulations! I'm not allowed to throw anything at the send off, nor am I allowed to have petals during the ceremony so there goes my flower girl. If your caterer isn't on their approved list you can't have them and the ones that are on their list are charged an extra 10% which increases the amount I have to pay my caterer. It is a beautiful place but they leave you almost no freedom!
When I tried to set up a time to come in and make a deposit it took 2 weeks to even get me in, and then the date I wanted Read more...
When I tried to set up a time to come in and make a deposit it took 2 weeks to even get me in, and then the date I wanted was booked because I hadn't made a deposit because it took them two weeks to get me in to make the deposit. I haven't even had my wedding yet and they are already driving me crazy!! I was told that I would have the bridal room when I booked my ceremony and reception and then a couple weeks later I wanted to know what time I had the bridal room for and they tell me I don't have it because they already booked other brides at the time I had book my ceremony and reception!! If they had told me that when I booked it I would have been okay but they told me at the booking that it was included with the deposit and now they say I didn't leave a deposit for the bridal room! They also leave the decision of how loud my reception music can be to whichever staff member is on duty that day! They have many rules and regulations! I'm not allowed to throw anything at the send off, nor am I allowed to have petals during the ceremony so there goes my flower girl. If your caterer isn't on their approved list you can't have them and the ones that are on their list are charged an extra 10% which increases the amount I have to pay my caterer. It is a beautiful place but they leave you almost no freedom! Read less
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Allayna
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
i had my wedding in the fuller garden and it was so beautiful!!! the price was amazing for location we received so many complements on the ceremony venue. thank you staff for all the help my wedding was wonderful
i had my wedding in the fuller garden and it was so beautiful!!! the price was amazing for location we received so many Read more...
i had my wedding in the fuller garden and it was so beautiful!!! the price was amazing for location we received so many complements on the ceremony venue. thank you staff for all the help my wedding was wonderful Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
The gardens were beautiful and the staff was very helpful. They were attentive and answered all of my questions prior to our big day, as well as the day of our wedding. The staff was very friendly and professional. I would recommend this venue for an outdoor ceremony!
The gardens were beautiful and the staff was very helpful. They were attentive and answered all of my questions prior to Read more...
The gardens were beautiful and the staff was very helpful. They were attentive and answered all of my questions prior to our big day, as well as the day of our wedding. The staff was very friendly and professional. I would recommend this venue for an outdoor ceremony! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Helpful and efficient staff. Beautiful venue with no needed decor!
Helpful and efficient staff. Beautiful venue with no needed decor!
Helpful and efficient staff. Beautiful venue with no needed decor! Read less
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