Upper Garden Venue

The Upper Garden is filled with luscious green scenery and is a unique setting for an outdoor event under the starry night sky. The natural beauty surround you and your guests and doesn't call for much decor at all, just throw in a little atmospheric light and you've got an amazingly beautiful setting for any occasion.

The Spaces Within the Upper Garden:

Pricing for the Upper Garden:

 

The Spaces Within the Upper Garden

Koi Pond & Moon Viewing Deck

Nestled beneath the fujidana (wisteria arbor) and surrounded by the serene sounds of the waterfall, the Koi Pond is a favorite spot for wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions.

Capacity

  • Ceremony: 85
  • Cocktail Reception: 150
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    Ceremonial Gate

    The majestic backdrop of the Charles C. Dail Memorial Gate is the perfect location for large ceremonies and cocktail receptions. The Ceremonial Gate is a magnificent location surrounded by trees with a view of the towering Corinthian columns of the Sprecels Organ Pavilion.

    Capacity

  • Ceremony: 100 (Accommodations can be made for up to 200)
  • Cocktail Reception: 200
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    Reception Plaza

    Our open air Reception Plaza is the perfect spot for a reception under the stars. The area includes a deck overlooking the plaza that can be used as an entertainment stage. Spring events can enjoy wisteria blossoms on the wooden fujidana (arbor).

    Capacity

  • Seated Reception: 200
  • Cocktail Reception: 300
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    Exhibit Hall

    Designed in traditional Japanese sukiya style, the Exhibit Hall features rotating exhibits of art, historical artifacts, and collections from Japanese culture. Guests can enjoy the season's featured exhibit and viewing room of the Dry Rock Garden.

    Capacity

  • Ceremony: 30
  • Cocktail Reception: 40
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    Activity Room

    Our Activity Room has an open floor plan featuring traditional kimonos and an antique rickshaw exhibit.

    Capacity

  • Seated Reception: 36
  • Classroom: 24-50
  • Features

  • Conference table for 12
  • Kimono display
  • Antique rickshaw exhibit
  • Projector/Screen
  • Additional chairs and tables available for rent.
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    Pricing for the Upper Garden

    Rates and Minimum Rental

    Hourly Rates:

    Hourly Rates for the Upper Garden venue vary dependent on the day of the week.

    • Saturdays: $600 per hour

    • Fridays and Sundays: $500 per hour

    • Mondays - Thursdays: $450 per hour

    Additional Fees:

    • JFG Membership: $60 (required)

    • Security Personnel: $330 (required for receptions)

    • Security & Cleaning Deposit: $500 (required)
      (refundable deposit held to cover potential damage, time overages, cleanup, etc.)

    Optional Add Ons:

    • Organ Pavilion Silence: $450

    • Exhibit Hall: $120 per hour

    • White Plastic Folding Chairs: $2.50 each

    • Chair Relocation/Second Set Up: $0.50 each

    • Six Foot Rectangular Tables: $8 each

    • Black Linen for Six Foot Rectangular Tables : $10 each

    • Projector & Screen: $100

    • P.A. w/Mic: Large $200, Small $75

    • Early Access to Bridal Room: $50 per hour

    Minimums:

    Minimum Rentals for the Upper Garden venue vary dependent on the day of the week.

    • NEW: The Upper Garden venue now only has a 3 hour minimum every day of the week!

    Discounts:

    The JFG offers the following discounts

    • Military: 5 % off the hourly rate.
      Offer valid if the client, or in case of weddings, a parent of the clients, are either active duty or a veteran.
      Must show proof of service.

    • Non-Profit: 10% off the hourly rate.
      Offer valid if the contracting client is a 501(c)(3) not for profit.
      Must show proof of non-profit status.

     


    Example Quotes

    Here are just a few examples quotes for the paid portion of time of our most popular rentals and account for an hour of set up and hour of clean up.
    (Estimates below do not include Optional Add Ons, nor other services such as catering, bar, music, furniture, floral, photography, coordination, etc.) 


    Ceremony Only: 

    Most Popular rental: 3 hours

    • Saturday: $1800
      Friday or Sunday: $1500
      Monday - Thursday: $1350

    • Membership: $60

    • Security & Cleaning Deposit: $500 (refundable)

    Total for Saturday: $2360 ($500 is refundable deposit)
    Total for Friday or Sunday: $2060 ($500 is refundable deposit)
    Total for Monday - Thursday: $1406 ($500 is refundable deposit)

     

    Reception Only: 

    Recommended at least 6 hours. Maximum 9 hours.

    Most popular rental: 7 hours

    • Saturday: $4200
      Friday or Sunday: $3500
      Monday - Thursday: $3150

    • Membership: $60

    • Security Staff: $330

    • Security & Cleaning Deposit: $500 (refundable)

    Total for Saturday: $5090 ($500 is refundable deposit)
    Total for Friday or Sunday: $4390 ($500 is refundable deposit)
    Total for Monday - Thursday: $4040 ($500 is refundable deposit)


    Ceremony and Reception:

    Recommended at least 7 hours. Maximum 9 hours.

    Most popular rental: 8 hours

    • Saturday: $4800
      Friday or Sunday: $4000
      Monday - Thursday: $3600

    • Membership: $60

    • Security Staff: $330

    • Security & Cleaning Deposit: $500 (refundable)

    Total for Saturday: $5690 ($500 is refundable deposit)
    Total for Friday or Sunday: $4890 ($500 is refundable deposit)
    Total for Monday - Thursday: $4490 ($500 is refundable deposit)

     

     
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