Rates & Time Structure
The following fees are for all gardens EXCEPT the Japanese Garden, Pavilion and Moon Viewing Deck. All fees are subject to change without notice.
See information about rates for the Japanese Garden listed below.
A FEE OF $450.00 FOR TWO HOURS IN THE GARDEN IS DUE WHEN WEDDING CONTRACT IS SIGNED AND DATE IS SECURED. AT THAT TIME YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO KNOW WHICH GARDEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE FOR YOUR WEDDING. This fee does not apply to the Japanese Garden Pavilion and Moon Viewing Deck.
See below for information about the Japanese Garden.
No wedding will be scheduled on major holidays or during any other Botanic Garden Special Event without administrative permission.
FEE FOR WEDDING DOES NOT INCLUDE USE OF BRIDAL CHANGING ROOM. This room may be rented for an additional fee of $50.00 per two-hour period.
WEDDING FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE!
FEES FOR ROOM RENTAL ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE EXCEPT WITHIN THE GARDEN CENTER!
TIME PERIODS FOR WEDDINGS:
6:00p.m.–8:00p.m. (April through October only!!)
All times are subject to availability
You should start your wedding at least 30 minutes after your wedding rental begins (e.g. 1:00-3:00p.m., start at 1:30p.m.).
To schedule a wedding at the Botanic Garden, contact Pamala Grimes at Pamala.Grimes@fortworthtexas.gov
(817) 392-5533 or or Kimberly Muriel at (817) 392-5535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANCELLATIONS & RESCHEDULING
Weddings may be rescheduled to a later date within a year of the original date, if request is received in writing three (3) weeks before original date. There is a $50.00 rescheduling fee. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to Garden Center Administration.
TENTS, AWNINGS AND GAZEBOS
May be used with adminstrative permission. Additional charges may apply. All properties, decorations, and/or trash must be delivered and or removed within your allotted rental period or you will be subject to a fee to be determined by administrative staff.
There is no charge for commercial photography during a scheduled wedding or reception. Portraits made at any other time are subject to a $25.00 per hour fee in the general garden area. Fuller Garden, Leonard Courtyard, Beggs Courtyard, Japanese Garden and the Conservatory are subject to a fee of $75.00 per hour. The Japanese Garden and Conservatory may be used with written permission from Garden Administration.To schedule a photo shoot in the Japanese Garden call Erdie Allsup 817 392-5548.
WEDDINGS IN THE JAPANESE GARDEN
To reserve a date and space in the Japanese Garden, a signed contract and the full rental fee is required. Contact the Fort Worth Botanical Society at 817 392-5548 or email@example.com
Small weddings (25 people or less) may be held at the Hill Arbor, Lake Arbor, Mikoshi, or Waterfall Overlook for $450.00 for two hours. This rate does NOT apply to weddings in the Pavilion or on the Moon Viewing Deck.
Hill Arbor – This intimate spot overlooks Moon Bridge and the Upper and Middle Pools. The Japanese inspired shelter gives a sense of enclosure while being outdoors.
Waterfall Overlook – This small open area looks out on a large tranquil pool with a small island in the foreground and a large waterfall in the background. A beautiful spot for your wedding photos.
Lake Arbor – Our smallest venue, the Lake Arbor is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies with a view of the beautiful Japanese maple trees.
Mikoshi – Built in 2013, this deck is located next to the Mikoshi Shrine, where it overlooks the upper pond and has a gorgeous view of our largest waterfall.
Weddings and receptions may also be held in the Japanese Garden Pavilion or on the Moon Viewing Deck.
Japanese Garden Rentals
|6 hour rental, up to 250 guests
|Pavilion plus Moon Viewing Deck*
|6 hour rental, up to 250 guests
|Moon Viewing Deck Only
|Each Additional Hour
|Changes in Contract
*The following items are included in these fees: one Botanic Garden
staff person, one FWBS volunteer, one police officer, and Bride’s room.
The Gardens Restaurant is the caterer for the Japanese Garden.
Alcohol permitted if purchased through The Gardens Restaurant. One police officer for each 125 guests is required if alcohol is served.
DJs, small ensembles and music are permitted.
Rates subject to change without notice.
To schedule a wedding at the Japanese Garden, call
(817) 392-5548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.