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

Capacity numbers do not reflect room for entertainment, dancing, bar and buffets (where available), and all depend on room setup. Contact your Event Coordinator for more information.

Packages

Japanese Garden Wedding Packages

Outdoor wedding locations within the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden offer breathtaking views and the region’s most captivating locations for weddings. Brides and grooms adore the panoramic landscapes, exquisite gazebos, cascading waterfalls and picturesque ponds. We offer a variety of sites that make the perfect setting for intimate events or standing ceremonies.

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.

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, contact an event coordinator by calling (616) 975-3146 or by filling out a contact form here.

Various Styles

Accommodates up to 80

Capacity numbers do not reflect room for entertainment, dancing, bar and buffets (where available), and all depend on room setup. Contact your Event Coordinator for more information.