Brookside Gardens is a 50-acre enclave in the heart of Montgomery County, offering stunning formal and informal gardens as the background for your wedding, mitzvah, quinceanera, gala, baby shower, retirement party—the possibilities are endless.
We are now booking reservations through 2019. To schedule a tour and consultation, click here.
Weddings and Social Events
For every celebration, let Brookside be a part of your unforgettable moments. Choose from our unique garden areas—formal hedgerows in the Yew Garden, rustic gazebos in the Fragrance Garden, the famous Japanese Tea House Pavilion on Gude Island—there is truly something for every event style.
Enjoy cocktails under the romantic lights of the South Terrace, then host a seated reception for up to 130 in the Auditorium or outdoors on the Aquatic Overlook, al fresco or tented. Or choose all three spaces to accommodate large casual receptions for up to 300.
Planning something more intimate? Our classrooms, with floor-to-ceiling views of the gardens, are perfect for family events, showers, and gatherings with friends. Every space at the Visitor Center has views and immediate access to the gardens, making your special event unique and memorable for each of your guests.
Take a 3D tour of Brookside Gardens by viewing our WeddingWire Storefront. For specific questions and availability, please email the reservation office. Visit our Pinterest page to help you plan! Over 2000 pins of our rental sites plus ideas for the perfect garden wedding.
Memorials and Celebrations of Life
Our Auditorium, with a 90-degree curved window panorama of the Gardens, is ideal for the quiet reflection of a Memorial Service or Life Celebration. Be it a small gathering of close friends and family, or a community-wide commemoration to reflect and remember, let our Events Staff take care of the details, and let the garden offer you a place for peaceful contemplation during difficult times.
Corporate Day Retreats
As you plan your company’s next retreat, the Visitor Center offers meeting spaces, conference areas, and break-out rooms, all equipped with integrated A/V technology and on-site facilities for the caterer of your choice.
Be inspired by the natural beauty of the Gardens as you work and grow with your team. Whether you are planning a seminar for 20 in the Adult Classroom, a presentation to 175 in the Auditorium, or a whole weekend of brainstorming, training, and team-building, the Visitor Center is perfect for your organization’s next big event.
Let Us Know How We Can Help
We’ll help you every step of the way as you plan each perfect moment. Our dedicated Events Team is here to answer any questions you have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us any time!
Phone: 301-962-1404 | Email: Event.Manager@MontgomeryParks.org