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Weddings in the Garden - SGC

Sarasota , FL
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1131 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236 US (map)

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941-955-0875

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Camielle
Wedding:
3/12/2016
5.0/5.0
We wanted a nice intimate garden wedding where we could have an outside ceremony but an inside reception, because Florida weather. We also wanted to be able to enjoy the gardens as we particularly wanted a garden wedding and for the gardens to be part of the decor. Well the Sarasota Garden Club was perfect for us. It is small and intimate but beautiful. Their reception room has three glass walls that look upon the gardens and the doors and the doors open to make the inside outside garden experience seamless. It was just perfect for our Spring wedding in March. Carol was easy to work with and always happy to answer our questions. The price was great, less than some of the larger gardens in the area but just as beautiful. We had our ceremony on the tropical garden patio which is a nice fenced off private area. The butterfly gardens in from is what I fell in love with though more than anything. The day before we were able to decorate and set up and the garden club also had members out there gardening and beautifying the garden so it was in tip top shape for our wedding. I am not sure if it was coincidental or not but it made us feel special. All of our guests loved the venue and commented on how beautiful it was. It didn't need much dolling up because it's beauty truly spoke for itself. I am so happy we chose to have our wedding there it couldn't have been more inviting or perfect for us.
We wanted a nice intimate garden wedding where we could have an outside ceremony but an inside reception, because Florida Read more...
We wanted a nice intimate garden wedding where we could have an outside ceremony but an inside reception, because Florida weather. We also wanted to be able to enjoy the gardens as we particularly wanted a garden wedding and for the gardens to be part of the decor. Well the Sarasota Garden Club was perfect for us. It is small and intimate but beautiful. Their reception room has three glass walls that look upon the gardens and the doors and the doors open to make the inside outside garden experience seamless. It was just perfect for our Spring wedding in March. Carol was easy to work with and always happy to answer our questions. The price was great, less than some of the larger gardens in the area but just as beautiful. We had our ceremony on the tropical garden patio which is a nice fenced off private area. The butterfly gardens in from is what I fell in love with though more than anything. The day before we were able to decorate and set up and the garden club also had members out there gardening and beautifying the garden so it was in tip top shape for our wedding. I am not sure if it was coincidental or not but it made us feel special. All of our guests loved the venue and commented on how beautiful it was. It didn't need much dolling up because it's beauty truly spoke for itself. I am so happy we chose to have our wedding there it couldn't have been more inviting or perfect for us. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/21/2015
4.9/5.0
The Garden Club has been wonderful to work with so far! We are less than 3 months away, but I have had such an easy and enjoyable experience working with them. Carol is fantastic at responding quickly and thoroughly. We can't wait to get married here!
The Garden Club has been wonderful to work with so far! We are less than 3 months away, but I have had such an easy and Read more...
The Garden Club has been wonderful to work with so far! We are less than 3 months away, but I have had such an easy and enjoyable experience working with them. Carol is fantastic at responding quickly and thoroughly. We can't wait to get married here! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.0/5.0
Venue is gorgeous but beware...you will be talked down to and bullied and told last minute what you can and can not do (there is very little you CAN do). Let me just say this is my first public negative review I have ever left. Because your wedding day is such a big deal I felt that I needed to share my experience. They all seem so sweet but beware, Aurora will tell YOU, the paying customer, how YOU will be running your wedding and is so incredibly rude. I was absolutely appalled at how she spoke to me before the wedding and to my family and bridal party during the wedding. I know the price is good but it adds up since they are just a venue and you have to do all of the rentals yourself. Unless you are doing a small cut and dry wedding, take your business elsewhere! They do NOT appreciate you as a customer and are very catty. Their lack of professionalism the closer it gets to your wedding is unreal. I had a beautiful wedding and loved every minute of it but what I had to go through behind the scenes and before hand with them had me thinking the whole time how I wish I would have booked elsewhere. No bride or groom should have to deal with that!
Venue is gorgeous but beware...you will be talked down to and bullied and told last minute what you can and can not do Read more...
Venue is gorgeous but beware...you will be talked down to and bullied and told last minute what you can and can not do (there is very little you CAN do). Let me just say this is my first public negative review I have ever left. Because your wedding day is such a big deal I felt that I needed to share my experience. They all seem so sweet but beware, Aurora will tell YOU, the paying customer, how YOU will be running your wedding and is so incredibly rude. I was absolutely appalled at how she spoke to me before the wedding and to my family and bridal party during the wedding. I know the price is good but it adds up since they are just a venue and you have to do all of the rentals yourself. Unless you are doing a small cut and dry wedding, take your business elsewhere! They do NOT appreciate you as a customer and are very catty. Their lack of professionalism the closer it gets to your wedding is unreal. I had a beautiful wedding and loved every minute of it but what I had to go through behind the scenes and before hand with them had me thinking the whole time how I wish I would have booked elsewhere. No bride or groom should have to deal with that! Read less
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Judy
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Sarasota Garden Club is an absolutely beautiful location to have a wedding. The grounds are gorgeous. The pricing was the most reasonable we could find for such a beautiful location. The staff was wonderful, and very helpful. It is conveniently located close to many hotels and popular Sarasota sites. I highly recommend it.
Sarasota Garden Club is an absolutely beautiful location to have a wedding. The grounds are gorgeous. The pricing was the Read more...
Sarasota Garden Club is an absolutely beautiful location to have a wedding. The grounds are gorgeous. The pricing was the most reasonable we could find for such a beautiful location. The staff was wonderful, and very helpful. It is conveniently located close to many hotels and popular Sarasota sites. I highly recommend it. Read less
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Ahnaysa
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
The garden club is a beautiful location with tons of character and some of the most beautiful spots in Sarasota! Definitely a hidden gem! You have endless possibilities to where you want your ceremony and how you want to set up your reception! They have enough tables and chairs that you probably wont even need to rent any! I am soooo happy that we decided to book this venue!
The garden club is a beautiful location with tons of character and some of the most beautiful spots in Sarasota! Read more...
The garden club is a beautiful location with tons of character and some of the most beautiful spots in Sarasota! Definitely a hidden gem! You have endless possibilities to where you want your ceremony and how you want to set up your reception! They have enough tables and chairs that you probably wont even need to rent any! I am soooo happy that we decided to book this venue! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
The Garden Club is a beautiful location. The price was reasonable and the flexibility of inside space and inside space was wonderful. It requires little decorations and is truly magical.
The Garden Club is a beautiful location. The price was reasonable and the flexibility of inside space and inside space was Read more...
The Garden Club is a beautiful location. The price was reasonable and the flexibility of inside space and inside space was wonderful. It requires little decorations and is truly magical. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
A hidden little gem that I never noticed before I was planning my wedding. All of the ladies at the Garden Club were very kind and helpful. Especially Jean in the front office. If not for a misinformed guy at the end of the night who made us clear out a bunch of stuff that was suppose to be stored there till Monday, I would have given all 5s. Overall, everything was really beautiful and we all had a great time.
A hidden little gem that I never noticed before I was planning my wedding. All of the ladies at the Garden Club were very Read more...
A hidden little gem that I never noticed before I was planning my wedding. All of the ladies at the Garden Club were very kind and helpful. Especially Jean in the front office. If not for a misinformed guy at the end of the night who made us clear out a bunch of stuff that was suppose to be stored there till Monday, I would have given all 5s. Overall, everything was really beautiful and we all had a great time. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
The garden is absolutely beautiful. We got married under the oak tree and had our reception inside. I was very happy and pleased.
The garden is absolutely beautiful. We got married under the oak tree and had our reception inside. I was very happy and Read more...
The garden is absolutely beautiful. We got married under the oak tree and had our reception inside. I was very happy and pleased. Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
1/19/2013
1.2/5.0
The venue was nice and the facility looked good after everything was decorated. We had a nice wedding but at the end of the night, the one custodian they had there to clean was trying to convince my father in law and groomsmen to help him sweep the floors and clean. They went out of their way to help him and stayed late to ensure the place was clean. Here the kicker, they did not provide me the full deposit back because they said there were spills on the floor that needed excessive attention mopping and attention... After calling and explaining to the lady that venues typically require sweeping and mopping after weddings are over and that my guests had stayed to help the custodian on top of me tipping him before the wedding, she still wasn't willing to pay me back the deposit money they had taken. The garden is lovely and the price is good but completely unprofessional how the situation was handled and forcing my guests to help clean up the place and do custodial duties while they are in wedding attire and should have been just enjoying themselves. Solution, perhaps hire another custodian to help clean if its overwhelming for one guy to clean up after a large wedding rather than taking money from your customers because you don't have ample workers. Left a terrible taste in my mouth and for this I would not recommend them because customers who pay good money shouldn't be treated like that.
The venue was nice and the facility looked good after everything was decorated. We had a nice wedding but at the end of Read more...
The venue was nice and the facility looked good after everything was decorated. We had a nice wedding but at the end of the night, the one custodian they had there to clean was trying to convince my father in law and groomsmen to help him sweep the floors and clean. They went out of their way to help him and stayed late to ensure the place was clean. Here the kicker, they did not provide me the full deposit back because they said there were spills on the floor that needed excessive attention mopping and attention... After calling and explaining to the lady that venues typically require sweeping and mopping after weddings are over and that my guests had stayed to help the custodian on top of me tipping him before the wedding, she still wasn't willing to pay me back the deposit money they had taken. The garden is lovely and the price is good but completely unprofessional how the situation was handled and forcing my guests to help clean up the place and do custodial duties while they are in wedding attire and should have been just enjoying themselves. Solution, perhaps hire another custodian to help clean if its overwhelming for one guy to clean up after a large wedding rather than taking money from your customers because you don't have ample workers. Left a terrible taste in my mouth and for this I would not recommend them because customers who pay good money shouldn't be treated like that. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
5/5/2012
2.9/5.0
The venue itself is lovely and the price is one of the best that I found in the area but I had a really bad experience with them. Everything was great up until about two months before the wedding. Then they started interrogating me about the clean up plan every time I would talk to them. They wanted to make sure I wasn't bring children because that would be a bad idea, they are messy. I thought that was rude. Then when I paid to decorate the space the day before and told them in advance that I was coming they neglected to tell me they would be gardening all morning. This meant that there were people and extension cords we were trying to work around and the patio was all wet from the hoses. The worst part though was the "hostess" who hovered all night, ate my food, hounded my guests, and told my groom to leave because he was sick! They also rushed us out 30 min early which resulted in us losing some of our items. After going in to complain they did decide they would partially reimburse me for what was lost. Good luck brides.
The venue itself is lovely and the price is one of the best that I found in the area but I had a really bad experience Read more...
The venue itself is lovely and the price is one of the best that I found in the area but I had a really bad experience with them. Everything was great up until about two months before the wedding. Then they started interrogating me about the clean up plan every time I would talk to them. They wanted to make sure I wasn't bring children because that would be a bad idea, they are messy. I thought that was rude. Then when I paid to decorate the space the day before and told them in advance that I was coming they neglected to tell me they would be gardening all morning. This meant that there were people and extension cords we were trying to work around and the patio was all wet from the hoses. The worst part though was the "hostess" who hovered all night, ate my food, hounded my guests, and told my groom to leave because he was sick! They also rushed us out 30 min early which resulted in us losing some of our items. After going in to complain they did decide they would partially reimburse me for what was lost. Good luck brides. Read less
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