Special Events

Plan now for your 2016 & 2017 Events

Award-winning Brookside Gardens is a picture-perfect setting for your next event – outdoors or indoors! The Conservatory, Visitors Center Classrooms, and the Reception Hall, with its panoramic view of the regularly changing, spectacular garden displays, are available for indoor events of all kinds year round. From April through October, enjoy the Gardens’ shimmering ponds, romantic gazebos, colorful gardens, and green lawn expanses for celebrations of all kinds.

Weddings & Social Events

A most picturesque location for garden weddings, combine our outdoor and indoor venues to create an event your guests will never forget. Serve hors d’oeuvres in the Fragrance Garden, followed by a sit-down dinner for as many as 110 in the Reception Hall. Say your vows in the Wedding Gazebo or Fragrance Gardens and celebrate with dinner and dancing for 110 in the reception hall. Or invite your guests into the tropical lushness of the Conservatory for a light buffet or reception for up to 40.

Business Meetings

Brookside Gardens offers an ideal setting for your next business meeting with your choice of venues including classrooms and the Reception Hall. The Hall can accommodate 175 people lecture-style. Brookside’s classrooms are available for breakout or small meetings or training sessions for groups up to 50. The Visitor’s Center where the Reception Hall and classrooms are located is wifi-enabled.

Please note: Capacity for Ceremony & Receptions is 110 guests. Tented receptions are not available.

Features at a Glance

  • Warming kitchen
  • 125+ parking spaces
  • Tables & chairs for indoor seating
  • Podium
  • Easels
  • Automated screen
  • WI-FI
  • Heart Smart Trail
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Gift shops


Anderson Pavilion

The Anderson Pavilion is situated on a picturesque island in the midst of the Aquatic Garden’s upper pond. The serene surroundings provide an ideal location for intimate ceremonies, tea parties or romantic dinners.

Wedding Gazebo

Exchange vows surrounded by the hanging baskets and flowers of the Wedding Gazebo. The central walk flanked by rows of holly trees and a sloping lawn creates a natural aisle for your triumphant march. Available for ceremonies only, treat your guests to cocktails on the Maple Terrace or a full reception in the Reception Hall.


Surround yourself and your guests with the lush, tropical plantings of the glass-roofed conservatory. Whatever the weather outside, the inside greenery and displays flourish throughout the year. Perfect for social functions ranging from a light buffet or reception with hors d’oeuvres to a wedding ceremony.

Japanese Tea House

Enjoy the view overlooking rolling hills, quiet ponds and large specimen trees from beneath the shady eaves of the Japanese Tea House. Hold your wedding ceremony here and move to another area of the garden for your reception.

Fragrance Garden

Indulge your senses in the Fragrance Garden, where bubbling fountains, scented flowers and herbs surround a Victorian-style gazebo. Whet your appetite here with hors d’oeuvres, and then move to a tented lawn just a few steps away for dinner and dancing.

Reception Hall

The Reception Hall offers a panoramic view of the brilliant azalea garden. Ideal for both seated dinners and standing receptions with hors d’oeuvres, your guests will appreciate the privacy and climate-controlled comfort of our premier site.


Two classrooms are available for smaller functions. Each offers a view of shady woodlands and immediate access to the gardens.

Last Updated: August 1, 2016