The GardenFest Dinner package includes a buffet dinner and admission into GardenFest of Lights.
Package pricing is $58 per person and features:


Enjoy dinner in a restaurant-style setting with preset round tables with 8 chairs in the beautiful Robins Room, featuring centerpieces, hand-crafted botanical ornaments and displays. Dinner is scheduled for one hour and fifteen minutes at two preset times of 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Please note, seating times may not be adjusted for late arrivals due to scheduling.
This is a semi-private, shared dining experience and is not suitable for meetings, speakers, presentations, music, or gift exchanges.


The dinner package is offered only on the following Monday nights in 2023: December 4th, December 11th, December 18th, for groups of 15 or more and is a wonderful option for family, corporate, or association group holiday dinners. Groups of 50 guests or more are encouraged to privately rent a room for their holiday party. Please ask a facility events coordinator for more information about private rentals.


Reserve an afternoon outing before the evening crowds for your group, led by a trained Garden Guide. The guided tour is an additional $5 per person, offered daily at 4:30 p.m., when reserved in advance with a GardenFest Dinner. This option is only offered with the 5:30 p.m. reservation time frame.


Price is $58 per person. Admission to GardenFest of Lights, the region’s most spectacular holiday light show that changes every year, is included!


  • Classic Caesar Salad (GF by request)
  • Chicken Breast w/ Apple Cranberry Chutney (GF)
  • Baked Salmon w/ Winter Spiced Marmalade (GF)
  • Winter Squash and Bean Cassoulet (Vegan, GF)
  • Roasted Seasonal Vegetable (Vegan, GF)
  • Roasted Red Potato (Vegan, GF)
  • Assorted Rolls & Butter (GF by request)
  • Fruit Cobbler

Gluten-free/vegan desserts available by request


  • A cash bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks will be available in the room.
  • A consumption bar is available by reservation.




GardenFest Dinners

This service is offered for groups of 15 or more* and includes semi-private dining for one hour and fifteen minutes in the Robins Room located in the Robins Visitors Center. This service is offered Monday nights only and is not suitable for groups planning to have a meeting, speaker, or music as there may be multiple groups dining together at the same seating time. Seating times offered are 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

GardenFest Dinner Menu

The menu for this reservation is listed on the confirmation letter provided at the time of making your reservation. Please note you will be sharing the same buffet line with other groups in the space. We cannot guarantee a separate buffet for your group.

Alcoholic Beverage Services

A cash bar serving beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available in the room.
A consumption bar is available by reservation.

GardenFest Dinner Setup

The Robins Room is preset using round tables and 8 chairs. Customized setups are not available with this package.

Guest Check-In/GardenFest Tickets

The client must check in at the designated “Will Call” table located in the Atrium of the Robins Visitors Center to pick up admission tickets for their group.
GardenFest tickets may also be picked up by individuals if a guest list is supplied to a Facility Events Coordinator within one business day of the event.


A $100 non-refundable deposit paid by credit card is required at the time of booking to guarantee a client’s reservation. The deposit will be applied to the total amount due.


A final minimum headcount and payment is due 7 business days prior to the event. If the client does not provide or confirm a credit card number at 7 business days prior to the event the credit card on file will be charged for the amount of guests given at the time of making the reservation. Clients may add additional guests only up to 2 business days prior to the event and payment for additional guests must be made at that time. No changes may be made to final headcount less than 2 business days prior to the event. Client must contact a Facility Events Coordinator at (804) 262-9887, ext. 224 or 345 to make final payment and process additional guests. No refunds are offered after the minimum headcount is received 7 business days prior to the event.


Reservations may be cancelled by the Garden at any time due to non-payment of deposits or fees. The Garden reserves the right to offer a shortened or adjusted event if the group has a late arrival; event fees are not adjusted due to late arrival. The Garden may cancel an event for any group arriving over 30 minutes late.

Reservations cancelled by the client may be subject to the following penalties:

  • Prior to 7 business days before the reservation, the client forfeits 100% of the deposit amount.
  • Within 7 business days prior to the event, the client is responsible for the full amount of scheduled program.


Prices may change, but not once a party is booked.

Book your GardenFest Dinner

Email us at [email protected]  or call us at 804.262.9887 ext. 345 or ext. 224 to book your GardenFest Dinner.

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