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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum capacity of each venue?
Anthony Chapel – 160
Garvan Pavilion & Terrace – 100
Magnolia Room – 75
Celebration Garden – 50
Millsap Bride’s Hall – 48 (indoor/outdoor)
Perry Wildflower Overlook – 40

What is the difference between my initial deposit and my damage deposit?
Initial deposits reserve the desired space and date. It is half of the total price and must be paid upon booking. The damage deposit is $500 and is due with the final payment. It is completely refundable after your event given that no damages are incurred and all policies are followed. Policy violations will forfeit this refund. 

When is my final payment due?
30 days before your event

What if my event is during Holiday Lights?
Our Holiday Lights show runs from mid-November through December 31. During this time, all events must be completed by 3:00 pm. The Gardens will also be decorated for the holidays as early as November 1, meaning some venues may have decorations that cannot be removed for your event. Entrance may be at the service road during this time period. 

What items and services are available from GWG?
For additional fees, GWG offers some items and services, including table cloths, golf cart shuttle service, and outdoor sound support. All items and servcies require 30-days’ notice and payment. 

What are the 3-hour time slots at Anthony Chapel?
10:00 am - 1:00 pm; 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm; 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
*one-hour slots available from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday only*

Are any discounts offered?
GWG offers a 10% discount toward Anthony Chapel for GWG Members at the Patron level and above - up to $450 off! 

Which holidays are subject to holiday pricing?
MLK Day, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, & New Year’s Eve. Garvan Woodland Gardens is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days; and events will not  be booked on these days.

Why do I need a wedding coordinator?
Your wedding coordinator is responsible for the planning and timing of your event. Garvan Gardens will provide a property manager to protect and make available the venue. Your coordinator will conduct the moving parts of the event, including the rehearsal and ceremony. 

What does my coordinator need to provide to GWG?

Your coordinator will need to provide GWG with an event timeline and vendor list with contact information at least 14 days prior to the event. The timeline should include details for the order of your ceremony.

Can I reserve a golf cart for my bridal photo session? 
Golf carts can be reserved for an additional fee. 30-days’ notice and advance payment are required.