Best of Both Worlds at a Wedding at Secret Garden Phoenix

Located in the South Mountain foothills in Arizona, the Secret Garden in Phoenix is a not-so-secret wedding venue that combines historic character with modern comforts and amenities. Many of the property’s period features have been restored, making a gorgeous backdrop for a dreamy estate wedding. 

About The Secret Garden Phoenix

2501 E Baseline Road

Phoenix, AZ 85042

The Secret Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, is located in the majestic South Mountain foothills, surrounded by towering trees, flowering gardens, spacious lawns, and star-studded skies. This venue is an enchanting backdrop for every type of wedding. This unique venue by Wedgewood Weddings features both indoor and outdoor event spaces, from a breathtaking pavilion to a tropical lawn and garden. 

Purchased by Walter Strong at the turn of the 20th century, this property began as a dream home for Strong and his wife, Blythe. The Secret Garden perfectly blends its rich history with the comforts of modern amenities, featuring period pieces, Spanish Revival architecture, and current updates. The Secret Garden’s professional events team is ready to help couples design their perfect wedding experience with personalized attention to detail, gracious hospitality, and exceptional service.

bride and groom sharing a kiss under the veil

Details of the Grounds

The Secret Garden Phoenix’s Pavilion is an indoor space with an outdoorsy ambiance, ideal for receptions and indoor ceremonies. This space features high ceilings, iron-work chandeliers, as well as French doors opening to gorgeous scenery. The Pavilion leads to a courtyard where lighted trees and a warm fireplace create a romantic feel. 

The Secret Garden Manor is a stunning Spanish manor house with modern comforts and period features. Couples also have ample photo opportunities with balconies, a grand stairwell, hand-stamped tiles, and lavish chandeliers. Two suites are separated and can be used for a great “first look” photo shoot!

Secret Garden Phoenix’s Lawn and Gardens are stunning, lush gardens filled with greenery and plants year-round. The manor’s original owners added many of the plants, and the tropical garden dates back over a century. This space is ideal for open-air receptions during the fall, winter, and spring. Couples and their guests can enjoy amazing blue skies, especially in the spring. Outdoor ceremonies can take place on the south lawn by the wrought-iron gazebo and carved stone altar. Guests will enjoy the shade of the central Mesquite tree as you and your spouse celebrate your love. 

bride and groom sharing a kiss as they walk down the aisle at the Secret Garden Phoenix wedding venue

Photography Opportunities

There are many stunning photography opportunities at this unique venue full of historic charm and modern comforts. Couples can do a romantic “first look” photo session in the Spanish manor house’s two suites, do a grand entrance down the manor’s gorgeous stairwell, or pose together on the manor’s balcony overlooking the gardens. In addition, The Pavilion’s chandeliers and fireplace create a warm, romantic glow for reception photography. Lastly, the gardens themselves are stunning, with tropical blooms and endless greenery, the perfect place for romantic, intimate wedding day snapshots. But the grounds of Secret Garden Phoenix will provide more intimate locations than any other.

groom kissing his bride on the forehead at the Secret Garden Phoenix wedding venue

Wedding Details

The Secret Garden Phoenix also offers all-inclusive wedding packages that make planning a breeze. From vendor coordination to expert advice about the big day’s festivities. Couples can create customized packages from four options for flexibility and personalization. Packages include the Build Your Own, Classic, Premier, and Elite. 

Wedgewood Weddings provides all of the essential services a couple would need. Above all, they provide an enthusiastic teams in everything from catering, to event planning, to customer care. 

The Classic package includes exclusive use of the Secret Garden with 5 hours of event time, passed appetizers, a two-entree buffet, champagne toast, cash bar, invitations, accessories, professional DJ, standard AV equipment, expert staff, beautiful centerpieces, servers, tables, linens, chairs, silverware, china, rehearsal walkthroughs, and getting-ready suites for the wedding party. Additionally, other packages include floral arrangements, photo booths, and customized wedding cakes. 

bride standing in front of the fountain at the Secret Garden Phoenix wedding venue

Secret Garden Phoenix

The Secret Garden in Phoenix is a unique wedding venue that mixes old and new. With both indoor and outdoor spaces plus packages to suit all budgets, the Secret Garden provides couples the wedding of their dreams. 

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