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Kensington Gardens

Gig Harbor , WA

LOCATION

3804 Olson Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA US 98335 (map)

PHONE

253-858-7511

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Leanna
Wedding:
7/27/2013
2.3/5.0
Honestly if I had to go back and re-do any part of my wedding, the venue location would have been it. The day of the wedding was beautiful and the staff was very attentive. The food was good, but a little bland for my taste. Unfortunately, you do not get to taste test the menu besides the appetizers. We just kind of had to hope for the best in this instance. The food wasn't horrible, but it certainly wasn't fabulous either.

Responsiveness was absolutely horrible and something they need to work on. Unless it dealt with money I rarely got my questions answered from the venue. My wedding planner has dozens of emails in our binder with absolutely no responses back.

When you first go to the venue to check it out, make sure if there are any special touches you want for your wedding, that you get it in writing on your contract. We wanted wishing lanterns and a smores bar at our wedding. We were told that this should be fine during our initial meeting, only to find out after we put a deposit down that we were misinformed by whoever showed us the venue. By this time they had our money and it was too late to get the other venue we wanted.

Then they make it sound like they will be taking care of all the small details for the wedding. Turns out that minus serving the food, and such, they do very little else. We were responsible for set up and tear down of all our personal items. Hence our hiring of a wedding planner. The price you pay for the venue is ridiculously overpriced. You get the venue for 6 hours, this includes getting into your dress. You get it for 10 grand, and all the at comes with the venue is food that is bland, and basic tableware. No fun colored linens or anything cool. Also by the time we had finished eating we only had about 2 hours to socialize with our guest and have fun. Not much time at all.

Brides be wary and check many other places before you book this venue.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.8/5.0
Pros: absolutely beautiful setting, cocktail hour for guests.
Cons: really cramped, needs more bathrooms, tent was very small, had many guests complain on food being over done, have to be out by 10pm.
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Toby
Wedding:
8/24/2012
4.3/5.0
Kensington gardens was a wonderful venue ad I cannot imagine having had my wedding at any other location. The staff were wonderful and extremely helpful throughout our whole planning process. Kensington gardens helps take away a lot of the stress that comes with planning your wedding, by having everything included from the catering to the dj. The only things I would recommend Kensington Gardens work on is the dinner quality, I was a bit let down with the main meal. And also it would be nice to have a breakdown of each cost for the venue on a sheet of paper instead of just having a lump sum, it was especially hard to workout splitting costs amongst family members. Overall the venue was great, the staff was very professional and we had a wonderful wedding! I highly recommend this venue!
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.9/5.0
Kelly and her team at Kensignton Gardens are amazing. They are extremely professional and understand weddings and the business. They covered all the questions I forgot to ask and really thought of everything. All the details are thought of and taken care of and the day of our reception I never had to check on anything-I knew it was all being taken care of. They also checked on us to see if there was anything else we could want or need at any time-personally serving us from the bar rather than having to go and get a drink. They were open to our ideas but when I asked their opinion, Kelly told me what has worked best in her opinion and why. They made the day very easy so that we could enjoy ourselves and were quick to respond via phone and email. Very easy and accomodating to work with from out of state also.

KG has an in house caterer and the food was AMAZING!!! We didn't end up getting hor douvres because of time of day but we sampled some that were so temptting. Dinner was so good and everything was served hot and cooked perfectly! I gave 4.5 stars on fleixbility because there is not much of a vendor meal plan or kids meal plan, but that was a minor detail among all the great things about this place.

Also, we had to switch our location with only 4 months to go-we were so lucky Kensington Gardens was available and they really worked with us and gave us confidence in that short time period. I also should say that we used KG as a reception venue only because we already had another ceremony venue but the gardens are gorgeous (must see in person, website doesn't do it justice), and it would have been a lovely place to get married. They also worked well with my wedding coordinator (don't need one here because they do it all).
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly and the whole team at Kensington Gardens made my wedding a dream come true. The rehearsal, which was done several days before the wedding, went so smoothly, that I was virtually stress free leading up to the ceremony. And on the day off I could just sit back and enjoy my special day because I knew the schedule was in good hands and if anything did go wrong, it would be taken care of for me. I was amazed at all the little details Kelly and her team thought of and took care of. This includes providing a kid friendly meal, which I hadn't thought of, or requested, but it was a brilliant idea and went over with the parents extremely well. The cost of the event was clearly laid out ahead of time with taxes and gratuities included. Kensington Gardens is very affordable for the service they provide and is well worth every penny!
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MrsN
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a venue in western WA...start and end your search at Kensington Gardens! No other location can compare--it is elegant and romantic, and every aspect exudes quality. The gardens are stunning, the building is beautiful, and the owners, the Watsons, and their entire staff are wonderful. While my parents live locally, I am in another state so was concerned about long distance planing. Communication was excellent, making it so much less stressful than expected. I didn't even have to hire a wedding coordinator.

Our wedding was absolutely perfect in every way!! The event had a great flow, the food was EXCELLENT, and I didn't have to worry about a thing on our big day. They think of everything and truly want their clients to have the best experience possible. We continue to receive rave reviews from everyone who attended.

The beauty of the entire place is really captured in our photos..I recommend Tasha Owen Photography, also a perfect choice. Weddings Northwest (by Maria)...no comparison for beautiful flowers.
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Jessica M Wright
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Kensington Gardens was AMAZING! Our friends had their wedding there and recommended them. When we met with Kelly we were surprised how personable she was! She was SO sweet and she knows her weddings! The venue holds 140 people and that is "comfortable" so we didn't feel like we were crammed in like sardines. Although it is a little pricey - it is worth it - we did the all inclusive package which included the catering. The food was absolutely amazing! Delicious and beautiful - and none of that buffet style! The staff was great and were basically our wedding planners, they made sure that everything ran smoothly and even worked closely with all of my other vendors to make sure that everything was perfect. If something did go wrong - I never knew it! I HIGHLY recommend KG for anyone in the area looking for the perfect venue for indoor or outdoor occasions. The building itself was absolutely gorgeous - and the water fountains added the extra wow feature!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.9/5.0
This venue is absolutely gorgeous! They require you to use their catering services, but the food is really good, too. They only book one wedding per day, so you won't feel rushed on your big day. They are quite expensive for summer Saturdays. However, the cake, DJ, and pastor are included in the price.
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citywolff
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.9/5.0
Wow, Kelly and her team provided outstanding service, a beautiful place, and a total stress free wedding experience. She helped me structure my ceremony and organize my reception, and was very flexible with the details I wanted to make my wedding unique. All my guests said it was the "perfect day"!

And it was a great value. My cake, DJ, and catering all taken care of in one meeting! Not to mention gorgeous place settings, nice linens, tea lights, fountain, and so many gorgeous flowers on the grounds there was no need for more decorations for the ceremony!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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sejal
Wedding:
8/22/2008
3.9/5.0
Beautiful venue and very accomidating to our ceremony needs. This is a new venue so they are very open to suggestions however the lack of experience shows in certain aspects. We provided a schedule of the reception events with specific instructions and went over these instructions with the staff, however during the event the schedule was not followed. It was still a beautiful venue and that made up for the little mix-ups
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