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Weddings at QBG

We specialize in glorious wedding ceremonies, receptions and photographs! Brides and grooms have celebrated their special day at Queens Botanical Garden for years -- come visit and see why. 

Whether you choose the Garden as a backdrop for your wedding photographs, exchange vows in our glorious Wedding Garden, or have your reception on our Terrace or in our Auditorium, our experienced staff can help make your day special.

View our Wedding Photo Gallery.

Wedding Photography

With 18 acres of formal garden areas, Queens Botanical Garden offers countless photo opportunities.  Favorite locations include the Rose Garden, Wedding Garden, Floral Border, Annual Beds, Four Seasons Garden, Woodland Garden, Ornamental Grass Garden, and Fragrance Walk.

Fee Schedule

Main Garden ($175)

  • Includes one hour in the Main Garden.  Click here to book your Main Garden wedding photos online.
 
 Wedding Garden ($300)
  • Includes 30 minutes in the Wedding Garden and one hour in the Main Garden.  The intimate setting of the Wedding Garden is for the exclusive use of one group at a time.

Reservations are required.  Contact Clare Del Monaco, Visitor Services Manager, at cdelmonaco@queensbotanical.org or 718.886.3800, ext. 201, to schedule a session well in advance of your event date (note that the Wedding Garden fills up quickly).  Bridal parties and other groups are restricted to 20 people.

Payment is due in full upon booking.  The Garden accepts cash, credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover), certified check, or money order.  An additional $25 is charged for permits purchased on the day of the event.

Cancellations
There are no refunds and no indoor facilities for photos in the event of rain.  Please notify our Visitor Services Manager in advance if you need to change the date and/or time of your appointment.  Changes are subject to an additional fee and availability.

 

 

 

Ceremonies

One of New York City's most romantic places, QBG's Wedding Garden is a stunning location for your ceremony.

An intimate setting framed by flowering plants, wood bridges and gazebo, and enclosed by a white picket fence, the Wedding Garden gracefully blends elements of Eastern and Western garden design while evoking the refined elegance of the Victorian era.

Expertly tended by QBG's horticulturalists, the Wedding Garden's beds and borders burst with the brilliant palette of changing seasons, making it a picturesque setting throughout the year.  The visual splendor is stunning, matched in beauty only by you and your bridal party!

Click here to see a list of wedding officiants who have performed ceremonies at QBG.

Wedding Garden capacity: 80 seated

Rental ($750) includes:

  • One hour in the Wedding Garden for ceremony and photographs
  • One hour in the Main Garden for photographs
  • One hour of weekday rehearsal time -- must be scheduled in advance (we suggest one or two weeks before the ceremony)
  • Use of an indoor facility or terrace in case of rain
  • QBG provides seating for up to 20 guests.  Additional seating is available at $2.00 per chair, up to 60 chairs.

Reservations
Reservations are required.  Please contact Clare Del Monaco, Visitor Services Manager, at
cdelmonaco@queensbotanical.org or 718.886.3800, ext. 201 well in advance of your wedding date as the Wedding Garden fills up quickly.  All photography and ceremony bookings are subject to availability.

Payment
A deposit of $375 is required at the time of booking, with the balance due six month in advance of your wedding.  QBG accepts credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover), certified checks, money orders, or cash.

Refund Policy
To receive a partial refund, a client must cancel in writing via registered mail.  Queens Botanical Garden will return 50% of the deposit for cancellations at least six months prior to the event.  No refunds are given for cancellations less than six months prior to the event.

 

Receptions

QBG offers one-of-a-kind receptions that you and your guests will long remember.  Reception spaces are available in our Auditorium, Cherry Circle or magnificent Oak Allee, just steps from the Wedding Garden.  Our preferred caterers have delicious menus that can be tailored to your special requests and needs.

Contact Clare Del Monaco, Visitor Services Manager, at cdelmonaco@queensbotanical.org  or 718.886.3800, ext. 201, to discuss plans for your special day.

 
   
   
 

Photos: H. David Stein, Tim Heimerle, Shari Romar 

 

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