Winter Weddings

The Garden is a gorgeous setting for a wedding year round. During the winter months (January-March) the Garden offers indoor ceremony and reception venues perfect for your big day!

Please note, we do not offer ceremony and reception options during Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights (November 24, 2017-January 8, 2018).

Learn more about wedding rentals, including capacities and pricing, in the January-March Pricing Guide.

We also offer the following options and benefits for clients who host their wedding with us:

  • Complimentary group tastings are hosted by Meriwether Godsey Catering twice a year for booked bridal clients and a guest. The tastings include selections of popular menu items and a sampling of house wines.
  • A 50% rental discount for a rehearsal dinner event with a booked ceremony and reception.
  • Our Celebration Package is perfect for luncheons, showers and day-after-wedding brunches.

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Winter Wedding Venues

Ceremony & Reception Options

Robins Visitors Center (Option 1)

Robins Room, Garden Café and Terraces

Rental Time:
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Capacity:

Cocktail Reception- 250
Plated or Buffet Dinner- 136

 

Ceremony:

Massey Conference Center Auditorium

An evening rental of the Robins Visitors Center includes the Robins Room, Garden Café, and terraces. This venue features dramatic views of the stunning Central Garden and Conservatory, bringing the beauty of the Garden indoors. The Robins Visitors Center can be paired with the Auditorium, located in the Kelly Education Center, as an indoor ceremony site for this venue.

Robins Visitors Center (Option 2)

Robins Room

Rental Time:
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Capacity:

Cocktail Reception- 80
Plated Dinner- 64
Buffet Dinner- 40

Ceremony:

Garden Café

The formal Robins Room, with elegant chandeliers and tall French doors, is a beautiful space for wedding receptions. The Garden Café, located next to the Robins Room, can be offered as a ceremony site for this space.

Robins Visitors Center (Option 3)

Garden Cafe

Rental Time:
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Capacity:

Cocktail Reception- 60
Plated or Buffet Dinner- 40

Ceremony:

Robins Room

The Garden Café, with its botanical art theme, offers a more casual setting for wedding receptions with window views of the stunning Central Garden and Conservatory. The Robins Room offers the ceremony site for this location.

Reception Only Options

Bloemendaal House

Rental Time:
6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Capacity:

Cocktail Reception- 125
Plated or Buffet Dinner- 24

This historic landmark, with views of Lakeside Lake, is the ideal location for wedding receptions. The House is embellished with period antiques and furnishings reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts era. The first-floor rental includes formal rooms with fireplaces and cozy side rooms providing a perfect setting for any reception.

Kelly Education Center, Massey Conference Center Auditorium (Option 1)

Rental Time:
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Capacity:

Cocktail Reception- 175
Plated or Buffet Dinner- 96

The richly appointed Auditorium is an ideal location for wedding receptions and includes chandelier lighting and elegant décor in a natural, environmental-friendly color palette. A user-friendly audiovisual package including an oversized glass screen, a rear LCD projector, and wireless microphones is available for client use.

Kelly Education Center, Massey Conference Center Auditorium & Azlaea Room (Option 2)

Rental Time:
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Capacity:

Cocktail Reception- 250
Plated or Buffet Dinner- 144

Located across the hall from the Massey Conference Center Auditorium, the Azalea Room can be rented with the Auditorium for a wedding reception . The rental of this space allows for a larger capacity and is the perfect spot for your bar or buffet lines to be set up. This space also offers panoramic views of the Central Garden and Conservatory.

Robins Tea House

Reception Only

Rental Time:
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Capacity:

Cocktail Reception- 60
Plated or Buffet Dinner- 60

Set in the Asian Valley, the Robins Tea House is an oasis of tranquility and beauty available for evening rental. With its panoramic views of nature’s year-round splendor, the Tea House is the perfect setting for wedding receptions.

Learn More about our Wedding Catering

Find out more about the wonderful food service options provided by our exclusive in-house caterer, Meriwether Godsey.

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