When the florals are in full bloom, the sun is shining and the weather is just right, is there a better time for a wedding? Spring weddings are the perfect opportunity to spend outside, and nothing says spring wedding more than a botanical garden. The lush, landscaped venues provide the ideal nature-filled space for a dreamy wedding day.
Here are the top botanical gardens for spring weddings across the country.
Denver Botanic Gardens
City dwellers and nature lovers alike will appreciate the gem of a space that is the Denver Botanic Gardens. With its central location, the Denver Botanic Gardens on York Street is perfect for couples who want to be surrounded by nature without having to leave the city.
On the other hand, if rustic weddings are more your style then head over to Chatfield Farms in Littleton. Located on 700 acres of ranch land that sits in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the venue features three farmhouses, two barns, a one-room schoolhouse and various farm structures.
North Carolina Arboretum
With the Southern Appalachian Mountains nearby, The North Carolina Arboretum features a gorgeous backdrop for wedding festivities. Environmentally-conscious couples will also appreciate the Green Wedding Program that the Arboretum takes pride in.
The program ensures that couples will follow green initiative guidelines that focus on reducing the environmental impact of the wedding to ensure that not only are the gardens taken care of, but the effect on the environment as a whole is minimized.
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Located in Golden Gate Park, this urban garden is surrounded by views, landmarks and everything in between. The garden offers a select number of gardens and indoor spaces for use as wedding venues. Whether it’s under a pavilion, surrounding a fountain or in the middle of a forest of Redwoods, you can’t go wrong with any of the spaces at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Located just a few miles from downtown Dallas, this garden is the breath of fresh air you need when you want to get away from city life. The Dallas Arboretum features 19 elegant gardens on 66 acres worth of landscaped grounds. For weddings, couples can choose to have just a ceremony or a ceremony and reception either for daytime or for evening. The arboretum provides seemingly endless options for your special day, making it a worthy wedding venue option for those in the DFW area.
Missouri Botanical Garden
For couples in the Midwest, this one’s for you. The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis is a classic and gorgeous garden space. With five outdoor spaces and three indoor spaces to choose from, couples will love the quaint landscaping and elegant floral and water features that each space has to offer.
Washington Park Arboretum
The University of Washington Botanic Gardens offers two lovely spaces where couples can host their special day, the Washington Park Arboretum and the Center for Urban Horticulture. The Arboretum features Wisteria Hall, a space surrounded by lush greenery in the heart of the gardens with two outdoor terraces looking out to the massive 230-acre park.
The other venue option is the Center for Urban Horticulture which is just a couple miles away from Washington Park Arboretum. This space offers many more venue options, both indoor and outdoor, one of which includes a gorgeous glass atrium-like structure that fits in perfectly with the urban garden theme.
The Florida Botanical Gardens
Filled with various plants like palms, succulents and even fruit, the Florida Botanical Gardens in Tampa Bay is a tropical dream come true. For weddings, one of the spaces the property offers is a Wedding Garden. Complete with roses, beautifully-designed topiary, and a romantic arch structure, this walled garden provides a luscious and intimate setting for spending the day with loved ones.
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