Event & Rentals
Frequently Asked Questions

There are weeks that are more popular than others, but clients are encouraged to confirm as early as possible due to date demand at FWBG.

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Absolutely! We offer two types of tours – guided and self-guided. Both require reservations in advance. Our guided tour is offered by our Sales and Events Managers and can be scheduled Monday through Friday based on availability.

We ask that you come prepared with your 3 favorite venues selected to view.

Self-Guided tours can be scheduled 7 days a week during business hours with complimentary admission for up to 3 guests to view all of our garden venues without a guide.

Questions after either tour can be directed to our team at

Unfortunately, we cannot place a hold on a venue without payment and a signed contract. All of our venues are rented on a first-come, first-served basis.

On your wedding day, you have access to your venue at the contracted time selected at the time of booking.

Additional time can be added to your rental for set-up or tear-down based on availability for $300 per hour before 10:00 pm or $500 per hour after 10:00 pm. 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden has an open-vendor policy for catering. We require that any third-party caterer submit a copy of their liability insurance to your Sales and Events manager no later than 10 days prior to your event.

Recommended vendor lists are available upon request.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is partnered with an onsite caterer, Rock Springs Café, which is the exclusive licensed provider of alcoholic beverages on-site; all beverage service must be purchased and served by Rock Springs Café.

For more information on pricing and menu options please contact Rock Springs Café manager, Connar Scott, at or 817-366-1100.

Events with alcohol will require the hiring of security at an additional hourly rate.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden strongly encourages the use of a full-service wedding planner, month-of, or day-of coordinator. However, we do not require a planner to hold an event in the garden.

FWBG provides an Event Manager to act as your venue contact during the time leading up to your event. We provide support staff to block your space from the public and FWBG security personnel are stationed in our parking lots.

All other staffing (third-party vendors for decorating, musicians, rentals, wait staff, bussers, and culinary staff) are provided through your third-party contracted vendors.

Please note that the FWBG Event Manager does not act as a wedding planner or day-of coordinator. 

Per our contract:

USER may terminate Rental Agreement at any time prior to the event, however, USER will be subjected to charges based on the below schedule:

  • Execution of Rental Agreement more than 90 days prior to the event date – 50% of total estimated charges.
  • 89 days prior to the date of event or less – 100% of total estimated charges.

USER may make changes to the EVENT date, based on availability, following the execution of this rental agreement, but will incur a $300 rental change fee.

Our venue sites are available a la carte or, in many cases, as packages. If you would like to hold a ceremony-only at one of our venues you are more than welcome to do so!

Please inquire with a sales and events manager for recommendations personalized to your specific needs and vision!

Yes, all alcohol must be purchased & served by our on-site caterer, Rock Springs Café.

Tent rentals for the Grove must be rented through Taylor’s Rental.

For recommendations for other third-party vendors please ask a Sales and Events Manager for a copy of our current vendor recommendation list.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden does offer several venue options that include covered outdoor rain back-ups. However, please note that the Horseshoe, Fuller Garden, Mikoshi Deck, and Grove do not include rain backup options.

We will allow all weddings to continue so long as conditions are safe to do so. Some of our very best (and most romantic) weddings have happened in the rain! 

In the case of inclement weather for an outside wedding or event, a decision is made by FWBG before 10:00 am on the day of your event. 

For a la carte venue pricing and packages, please fill out a Request Form

FWBG does not allow flames of any kind on our property, this may include candles, sparklers, etc. We do not allow petals, rice, or confetti to be thrown and instead recommend bubbles, waivable streamers, or native butterfly releases for flower girls.

We do not allow pop-up weddings in the garden. Must be booked through the Rentals office 24-hours in advance.

Certified service animals are permitted in the Garden. Please leave all other animals (including dogs) at home. Animals are not allowed to stay in unattended vehicles.

We are also a non-smoking facility. For a full list of rules and regulations please contact us for a copy of our venue contract.

Yes, by following these simple steps:

  • You must purchase a $75 photography pass that you will need to purchase at the Garden Center Admissions Desk. The pass includes admission for three adults; any extra guests will have to pay regular admission.
  • If you are not reserving a space, we do not allow any props to be set anywhere in the garden for proposals, including but not limited to: marquee letters of any size, picnic set ups, candles, alcohol, sparklers, floral arrangements, musicians, portraits, lanterns, etc.
  • We do not block any area unless you reserve it as a venue in advance.
  • Please be mindful of events going on and do not enter an area while an event is happening.

If you have any additional questions, regarding proposals in the garden, please email us