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Shooting Star Gardens

Maple Valley , WA
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Maple Valley, WA 98038 US (map)

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206-595-5554

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ABOUT US

Shooting Star Gardens” is the perfect setting for the first page out of your very own, real life fairy tale. Let us help you create the event and memories you will cherish for a... Read more
Shooting Star Gardens” is the perfect setting for the first page out of your very own, real life fairy tale. Let us help you create the event and memories you will cherish for a lifetime.

Nestled in a park-like setting in Maple Valley, where the Cedar River can be heard from various segments of the grounds, there sits a Victorian home. The flora gardens range from Traditional, Perennial, Asian and Art Whimsy, to meet your every need for ambiance and variety. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, 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?
Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
As a guest of a wedding held at Shooting Star Gardens, I was extremely impressed with the care, service and professionalism the owner gave to the bride, groom and their special day. She was extremely helpful and available to everyone who had a question or request. The grounds and gardens are beautiful.
I would recommend this location and business to anyone who wants a fabulous location to hold their wedding or another event.
As a guest of a wedding held at Shooting Star Gardens, I was extremely impressed with the care, service and Read more...
As a guest of a wedding held at Shooting Star Gardens, I was extremely impressed with the care, service and professionalism the owner gave to the bride, groom and their special day. She was extremely helpful and available to everyone who had a question or request. The grounds and gardens are beautiful.
I would recommend this location and business to anyone who wants a fabulous location to hold their wedding or another event. Read less
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Shaina
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I knew I wanted to get married outdoors. I needed a place that didn't make me use their overpriced catering. I couldn't have imagined a better place than Shooting Star Gardens.
Marylou is incredible. She was so kind and had no problem answering all of my million questions. She was there the whole day and acted as a coordinator (telling DJ's the best place to set up, etc.)
When I was touring the facilities, she was talking to me about what it would look like day of the wedding. I had a difficult time imagining it, but when I finally saw it, it exceeded my expectations.
Bottom line: this place is beyond beautiful, reasonably priced and the owner is great. I would do it again in a second.
I knew I wanted to get married outdoors. I needed a place that didn't make me use their overpriced catering. I couldn't Read more...
I knew I wanted to get married outdoors. I needed a place that didn't make me use their overpriced catering. I couldn't have imagined a better place than Shooting Star Gardens.
Marylou is incredible. She was so kind and had no problem answering all of my million questions. She was there the whole day and acted as a coordinator (telling DJ's the best place to set up, etc.)
When I was touring the facilities, she was talking to me about what it would look like day of the wedding. I had a difficult time imagining it, but when I finally saw it, it exceeded my expectations.
Bottom line: this place is beyond beautiful, reasonably priced and the owner is great. I would do it again in a second. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
The Gardens were a gorgeous location with many options for a rain or shine, large or small wedding. We had a fairly large wedding on a hot day in august. there was a great spot for the ceremony on the lawn surrounded by flowers with a forest backdrop. Then we moved to a covered tent with fans to keep everyone cool. It was a perfect set up.

Marylou is also fantastic. She provided all the assistance we needed and gave great advice but was not pushy with her opinions. She also did all the set up and take down and was there throughout the whole wedding to make sure things were going smoothly.

You couldn't pick a better location and helpful wedding planner than this. And the pricing was extremely reasonable. We absolutely loved our wedding here.
The Gardens were a gorgeous location with many options for a rain or shine, large or small wedding. We had a fairly large Read more...
The Gardens were a gorgeous location with many options for a rain or shine, large or small wedding. We had a fairly large wedding on a hot day in august. there was a great spot for the ceremony on the lawn surrounded by flowers with a forest backdrop. Then we moved to a covered tent with fans to keep everyone cool. It was a perfect set up.

Marylou is also fantastic. She provided all the assistance we needed and gave great advice but was not pushy with her opinions. She also did all the set up and take down and was there throughout the whole wedding to make sure things were going smoothly.

You couldn't pick a better location and helpful wedding planner than this. And the pricing was extremely reasonable. We absolutely loved our wedding here. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
8/23/2014
4.9/5.0
Marylou, owner of Shooting Star Gardens, was absolutely wonderful to work with! She answered my questions every step of the way and helped with more than I ever expected. She allowed us to tour the venue ahead of time, and rehearse the day before. She was around all day handling little details and helping out guests during our wedding. She even had all kinds of cute props and extras like chairs, benches, drink buckets, a blackboard, etc that we were able to use. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and made for amazing photos. ALL of our guests loved the venue and had a great time. Thank you Marylou!
Marylou, owner of Shooting Star Gardens, was absolutely wonderful to work with! She answered my questions every step of Read more...
Marylou, owner of Shooting Star Gardens, was absolutely wonderful to work with! She answered my questions every step of the way and helped with more than I ever expected. She allowed us to tour the venue ahead of time, and rehearse the day before. She was around all day handling little details and helping out guests during our wedding. She even had all kinds of cute props and extras like chairs, benches, drink buckets, a blackboard, etc that we were able to use. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and made for amazing photos. ALL of our guests loved the venue and had a great time. Thank you Marylou! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We had a great time and really do appreciate all that you did to help make the day a special one for our family. Lots of comments on the lovely gardens, beautiful setting and wonderful location.
It was all made very easy for us to bring in our own food and drink for the reception and we were able to enjoy the time with our family and friends.
Thank you.

We all enjoyed our day.
We had a great time and really do appreciate all that you did to help make the day a special one for our family. Lots of Read more...
We had a great time and really do appreciate all that you did to help make the day a special one for our family. Lots of comments on the lovely gardens, beautiful setting and wonderful location.
It was all made very easy for us to bring in our own food and drink for the reception and we were able to enjoy the time with our family and friends.
Thank you.

We all enjoyed our day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.3/5.0
The venue is lovely! Our guests loved it and we really felt it captured the beauty of WA. I highly recommend working with this venue via a planner; there iis not a lot of support for the event from the venue/owner. I would also recommend keeping track of all info and agreements to avoid confusion on the wedding day/after.
The venue is lovely! Our guests loved it and we really felt it captured the beauty of WA. I highly recommend working with Read more...
The venue is lovely! Our guests loved it and we really felt it captured the beauty of WA. I highly recommend working with this venue via a planner; there iis not a lot of support for the event from the venue/owner. I would also recommend keeping track of all info and agreements to avoid confusion on the wedding day/after. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
9/20/2014
2.7/5.0
The venue was beautiful. The owner was very uptight. Very hard to work with. Had to set up at noon for a wedding at three. She barely let us In there. She spent the whole night watching every move we made. Had a decimal meter for our DJ. Which she carried around all night. Wanted us to park our guests cars and direct them where to park. Then asked us to help her put away tables and chairs. It was really beautiful I must say.
The venue was beautiful. The owner was very uptight. Very hard to work with. Had to set up at noon for a wedding at three. Read more...
The venue was beautiful. The owner was very uptight. Very hard to work with. Had to set up at noon for a wedding at three. She barely let us In there. She spent the whole night watching every move we made. Had a decimal meter for our DJ. Which she carried around all night. Wanted us to park our guests cars and direct them where to park. Then asked us to help her put away tables and chairs. It was really beautiful I must say. Read less
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Shooting Star Gardens responded with the following comments:

Shooting Star Gardens strives to meet or exceed each Bridal parties expectations. The reward for us is watching the Bride and Groom with the myriad of their guests enjoying themselves and having a good time. To address some of your concerns, the county in which we operate requires (currently), that we keep a log via a decibel reader to show compliance re: their noise ordinance. In order for everyone to have a good time while dancing etc, we have double walled our 60 ft. tent on one side with a sound deflecting material sandwiched in between. This keeps the decibel level at the property line within tolerance, while having it be double the noise level within the tent and beyond.
We are one of the few venues that allows our couples 10 hours at the venue. Most allow 5-8 hours. It is clearly the choice of every Bride and Groom as to how they want to arrange their event. In this case, they chose to arrive at noon, (although several arrived at 11:30) and to have the ceremony at 3 pm.
In an effort to alleviate family members from some of the more mundane and dirty jobs, our service promised to our clients includes providing a parking attendant, busing tables, removing garbage and setting up and tearing down of all of the tables and chairs. All of this activity does put us in close proximity with our guests. I have to say that at 99% of the events that we do, a few guests that do hang to the end just offer to help stack some of the chairs. It is a lovely gesture, we appreciate it, but have never asked anyone to do so.
I hope this clears up some of the confusion. Coming from another state where the laws are different can be frustrating. In speaking with the Bride after the event she stated that they had a fabulous time!
Comments from guests really help us scrutinize our service and we are always open to it in order to continuously improve our Venue.

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