Weddings in the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden

Weddings in the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden

Tranquility, simplicity and beauty are the very essence of a Japanese garden.

Highly unique to the Japanese Garden, landmark works of contemporary sculpture by international masters are included, offering thoughtful and thought-provoking aesthetics in keeping with the essence of the Japanese garden tradition and philosophy.

The Japanese Garden begins with an artful design by Hoichi Kurisu and the firm Kurisu International. His work ranks among the finest Japanese gardens outside of Japan, including Portland Japanese Garden (Oregon), Anderson Gardens (Rockford, IL), Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden (Delray Beach, Florida).

Capacity

Various Styles
Accommodates up to 80

Japanese Garden Wedding Packages

All Japanese Garden Wedding packages include:
  • Complimentary access to open garden areas during your rental time   
  • Individualized event coordinator services   
  • Premium photo opportunities during rental time   
  • Inclement weather back up location provided 
  • White chairs available upon request for guests with special needs (For standing ceremony, limit of four)

Rental Time: 
​Seasonal availability (June-September)  Available for a one hour evening ceremony at 6 pm (except Tuesday evenings)

Added Services: 
An indoor reception space, audiovisual equipment and services are available for additional fees. 

Cancellation Policy: Please refer to the Cancellation and Refund Policy in the Facility Rental packet.  There will be no refund issued if the event is held in the back-up location due to inclement weather. 

Meijer Gardens is open to the public each day until 5 pm, except Tuesday evenings until 9 pm. Meijer Gardens’ public guest traffic may be present in these areas during the daytime or Tuesday evenings.

Ceremony at either Arched Bridge or Viewing Hill: $550 (Price subject to change)

Arched Bridge:

Viewing Hill:

Ceremony at the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden Main Gate: $550 (Price subject to change)

Ceremony at either Moon Viewing Deck or Bird Viewing Deck with Wisteria Arbor: $550 (Price subject to change)

Moon Viewing Deck:

Bird Viewing Deck with Wisteria Arbor:

Ceremony at the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden Cherry Tree Promenade: $550 (Price subject to change)

Ceremony at the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden Cherry Tree Promenade

Includes:

  • Stunning location with white garden chairs for guest seating 
  • Complimentary access to open garden areas during your rental time   
  • Dressing accomodations for Bride & Bridesmaids 
  • Individualized event coordinator services   
  • Premium photo opportunities during rental time   
  • Inclement weather back up location provided 
  • Portable outdoor system with lavaliere microphone for recitation of vows

 Rental Price: Ceremony: $2,000 (Price subject to change)


 

Contact

For more information or to make an appointment, contact an event coordinator at facilityrental@meijergardens.org or by calling (616) 975-3146.