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Hollis Gardens

Lakeland , FL

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Lakeland, FL US
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Ashley
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding at Hollis Gardens and our reception at Magnolia Building and they were both such amazing venue choices! We chose to have our wedding on Valentine’s Day 2015, which happened to fall on a Saturday – so knowing that it would be a very popular day, we knew we had to book early. On the first day that we could book 2015 dates, which was the day after New Year’s Day 2014, I was the first person in the Lake Mirror rental office! I met with Beth that day and she was phenomenal – the phones were ringing off the hook, and I am so glad that I made the decision to go in person – if I had gotten a busy signal or have been placed on hold I would have been so worried! The booking process was easy and the team did a great job of being there for us during each of our tours. Crystal was another great help – always there to answer a question when I called and never made me feel bad for asking so many! Both of these venues are absolutely beautiful choices for wedding festivities, and they are both very well maintained – and so convenient to one of the only luxury hotels in Lakeland, The Terrace Hotel.
We held our wedding at Hollis Gardens and our reception at Magnolia Building and they were both such amazing venue Read more...
We held our wedding at Hollis Gardens and our reception at Magnolia Building and they were both such amazing venue choices! We chose to have our wedding on Valentine’s Day 2015, which happened to fall on a Saturday – so knowing that it would be a very popular day, we knew we had to book early. On the first day that we could book 2015 dates, which was the day after New Year’s Day 2014, I was the first person in the Lake Mirror rental office! I met with Beth that day and she was phenomenal – the phones were ringing off the hook, and I am so glad that I made the decision to go in person – if I had gotten a busy signal or have been placed on hold I would have been so worried! The booking process was easy and the team did a great job of being there for us during each of our tours. Crystal was another great help – always there to answer a question when I called and never made me feel bad for asking so many! Both of these venues are absolutely beautiful choices for wedding festivities, and they are both very well maintained – and so convenient to one of the only luxury hotels in Lakeland, The Terrace Hotel. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
12/21/2014
3.9/5.0
The location was absolutely beautiful and reasonably priced. The garden is phenomenal and with the lake on the other side I couldn't have found a more perfect place. The staff were really helpful and the ceremony went perfectly. My only complaint is that they don't shut down the entire garden, just the central area, so there are strangers watching in the background of some of my photos.
The location was absolutely beautiful and reasonably priced. The garden is phenomenal and with the lake on the other side Read more...
The location was absolutely beautiful and reasonably priced. The garden is phenomenal and with the lake on the other side I couldn't have found a more perfect place. The staff were really helpful and the ceremony went perfectly. My only complaint is that they don't shut down the entire garden, just the central area, so there are strangers watching in the background of some of my photos. Read less
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heather
Wedding:
12/21/2014
4.6/5.0
The garden was absolutely beautiful and left us with some amazing photos! The only problem is that they don't close off the entire garden so there were some random people standing on the outskirts that ended up in a few photos :(
The garden was absolutely beautiful and left us with some amazing photos! The only problem is that they don't close off Read more...
The garden was absolutely beautiful and left us with some amazing photos! The only problem is that they don't close off the entire garden so there were some random people standing on the outskirts that ended up in a few photos :( Read less
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Lynne
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved everything about the venue. The staff was easy to work with and professional and it is simply a gorgeous location!
We loved everything about the venue. The staff was easy to work with and professional and it is simply a gorgeous Read more...
We loved everything about the venue. The staff was easy to work with and professional and it is simply a gorgeous location! Read less
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venessa
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.0/5.0
The grounds itself are beautiful and compared to surrounding areas the price is great ! There were a few rules that didnt quite make sense such as only ten chairs being allowed in the garden . I dont know too many people who can make 10 chairs work for a wedding . We had an expected 165 guest so we used The Loggia on the other side of the lake for our ceremony and gardens for the pictures. Our pictures came out great and we didnt break the bank. The garden was too busy from random people coming in and out , other brides and young girls doing there sweet 15 all at the same time! The space it too small for more than the bride taking pics . No bride likes to see another bride on there special day let alone seeing three or four of them all walking around . My photographer made it work however it did effect the video we were doing . Overall if they allowed for people to rent the garden for even a mere 30 minutes at a time to do pics and have privacy I think it would be great ! The staff was great however the rules and the way of doing things needs to be looked at again. Over all you cant beat the price if you can mange to teak the rest .
The grounds itself are beautiful and compared to surrounding areas the price is great ! There were a few rules that didnt Read more...
The grounds itself are beautiful and compared to surrounding areas the price is great ! There were a few rules that didnt quite make sense such as only ten chairs being allowed in the garden . I dont know too many people who can make 10 chairs work for a wedding . We had an expected 165 guest so we used The Loggia on the other side of the lake for our ceremony and gardens for the pictures. Our pictures came out great and we didnt break the bank. The garden was too busy from random people coming in and out , other brides and young girls doing there sweet 15 all at the same time! The space it too small for more than the bride taking pics . No bride likes to see another bride on there special day let alone seeing three or four of them all walking around . My photographer made it work however it did effect the video we were doing . Overall if they allowed for people to rent the garden for even a mere 30 minutes at a time to do pics and have privacy I think it would be great ! The staff was great however the rules and the way of doing things needs to be looked at again. Over all you cant beat the price if you can mange to teak the rest . Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.6/5.0
Hollis Gardens, is a great place for an outdoor wedding. It's a very pretty location for the Polk County area. I've seen the Garden year round, and it is always picture perfect. The disadvantages I found is that it only allows for 12 seats during a wedding, and it's limited in the number of guests you can have there. It can get pretty hot too if your guests aren't under the shading, but my guests didn't really complain too much. The staff with the Hollis Gardens are friendly, but remember that when your two hour time limit is up- you gotta get moving out for the next wedding. Things to consider also, is that there is a train track nearby, although this was not an issue for us.
Hollis Gardens, is a great place for an outdoor wedding. It's a very pretty location for the Polk County area. I've seen Read more...
Hollis Gardens, is a great place for an outdoor wedding. It's a very pretty location for the Polk County area. I've seen the Garden year round, and it is always picture perfect. The disadvantages I found is that it only allows for 12 seats during a wedding, and it's limited in the number of guests you can have there. It can get pretty hot too if your guests aren't under the shading, but my guests didn't really complain too much. The staff with the Hollis Gardens are friendly, but remember that when your two hour time limit is up- you gotta get moving out for the next wedding. Things to consider also, is that there is a train track nearby, although this was not an issue for us. Read less
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Rosie
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect place for us to hold our Ceremony. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained year round. There are so many pretty views for pictures! We had our reception in the Magnolia Building right next door which was also perfect. We loved the wood floors, high ceilings and the beautiful views from the windows. I couldn't have asked for a better venue.
This was the perfect place for us to hold our Ceremony. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained year round. There Read more...
This was the perfect place for us to hold our Ceremony. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained year round. There are so many pretty views for pictures! We had our reception in the Magnolia Building right next door which was also perfect. We loved the wood floors, high ceilings and the beautiful views from the windows. I couldn't have asked for a better venue. Read less
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Christie
Wedding:
5/6/2011
4.8/5.0
We used the Amphitheater for our ceremony and Magnolia Building for the reception...with pictures before and after in Hollis Gardens. (We had too many people to be able to have the ceremony in the Gardens). City of Lakeland was extremely easy to work with. We were able to add additional hours the day before and they were very flexible. The Magnolia building was BEAUTIFUL and the gardens were the perfect place for wedding pictures. Everyone remarked on how gorgeous it is, and for the price, you really can't beat it. Granted, you have to plan over a year in advance if you want a Saturday, but it's worth it. The only thing I wasn't very happy about was the night of our event, someone came in about a half hour before we needed to be out and just stood in the lobby staring at us...even though we still had time left on our contract. And that was only because they had another event the next morning and needed to set up for that. But, still. Other than that, a WONDERFUL place to have your wedding.
We used the Amphitheater for our ceremony and Magnolia Building for the reception...with pictures before and after in Read more...
We used the Amphitheater for our ceremony and Magnolia Building for the reception...with pictures before and after in Hollis Gardens. (We had too many people to be able to have the ceremony in the Gardens). City of Lakeland was extremely easy to work with. We were able to add additional hours the day before and they were very flexible. The Magnolia building was BEAUTIFUL and the gardens were the perfect place for wedding pictures. Everyone remarked on how gorgeous it is, and for the price, you really can't beat it. Granted, you have to plan over a year in advance if you want a Saturday, but it's worth it. The only thing I wasn't very happy about was the night of our event, someone came in about a half hour before we needed to be out and just stood in the lobby staring at us...even though we still had time left on our contract. And that was only because they had another event the next morning and needed to set up for that. But, still. Other than that, a WONDERFUL place to have your wedding. Read less
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Makaila & Edgar
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful, easy to work with and the price is the best around!!!
Beautiful, easy to work with and the price is the best around!!!
Beautiful, easy to work with and the price is the best around!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful place for an outdoor wedding. Quiet and peaceful setting. No need for extra decorations as the gardens are very nice and well kept. Great location in Lakeland, FL.
Beautiful place for an outdoor wedding. Quiet and peaceful setting. No need for extra decorations as the gardens are very Read more...
Beautiful place for an outdoor wedding. Quiet and peaceful setting. No need for extra decorations as the gardens are very nice and well kept. Great location in Lakeland, FL. Read less
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