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Garden Grove Weddings

Plan your special day at Garden Grove Retreat. Host your event of up to 125 people in our banquet hall, or bring it outdoors for gatherings of up to 300 guests. Our overnight lodging will accommodate up to 78 overnight guests. We'll help you make your event amazing! Contact our event planning specialist at


Beautiful Backdrops

Choose our colorful labyrinth for a spring wedding, or the shade-filled Mary's Grove for your summer wedding. Or bring it indoors for an intimate marriage in our chapel. Or, get married at nearby Fayette or Big Springs and host your reception at Garden Grove Retreat. So many beautiful backdrops from which to choose!


Indoor Spaces

Host your event in our conference room with seating for 125 guests. Or make this your space for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, gift-opening gatherings, bridal party getting ready, and other events or occasions. Our intimate chapel also makes a wonderful place for a small wedding ceremony with up to 18 people.


All the Extras

We'll provide or help you work with local vendors to get a tent and other accessories for your wedding, along with providing the caterer, event coordinator and decorator, a DJ, a photographer, and other details to make your Garden Grove Destination Wedding spectacular!

Say "I Do" at Garden Grove Retreat


The Space

A Private Destination

What if you could rent an entire country estate and host an enchanted wedding?

Garden Grove Retreat makes that possible. Host an event for up to 300 people in a beautiful 40-acre setting with gardens, nature trails, and in-house catering. Sleep up to 78 overnight guests on-site, with nearby accommodations for everyone else. Our event coordinators can help you imagine a one-of-a-kind wedding!


The Photographer

Smile, Gorgeous!

With so many great backdrops to choose from, Garden Grove Retreat and the Garden Peninsula make a magical location for your special day.


We have access to the best photographers to help you capture your magical wedding.  


The Food

Yes - Great Wedding Food!

Your guests will rave about your wedding food when you book at Garden Grove Retreat.

Our menu options include 1, 2, or 3 meats to accommodate any budget. Call early to book your event to get your preferred date and options.


The Tent, Tables, and Chairs

We've Got You Covered

What will make your event one-of-a-kind? We'll help with the arrangements for tent, tables, and chairs to accommodate your ceremony in our outdoor venues, or a grand reception in our South Grove.


Let us help you make your event the perfect fairy tale wedding!


The Entertainment

A Sound to Remember

Get your guests dancing to the music with a local professional DJ service or live band.

We'll make all the arrangements for the night of your dreams! 





Bring It In!

Host your ceremony or reception in our Banquet Hall on the second floor of Garden Grove Retreat. The 30' x 60' space will accommodate over 100 guests at tables. Take your social hour in the adjoining North Courtyard for a magical indoor/outdoor hybrid event!

LaVallee Wedding early 1960s.jpeg

The LaVallee wedding took place across from Garden Grove  Retreat & Lodging in the early 1960s


Event Insurance


Garden Grove Retreat & Lodging requires hosts of any event to carry a $1,000,000 insurance policy to cover liability for their event. We've partnered with Eventsured to make it easy!

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