Areas, Prices and Times: (These prices are for the 2013 rental
Sunken Garden -- NO 2013 OUTDOOR WEDDING BOOKINGS
*Notice: Due to massive renovations to the historic fountains, we will not be booking the Sunken Garden for weddings during the 2013 wedding season.
Conservatory Waterfall Area -- $250 per hour (2 hour max)
-$200 per additional hour.
- Ceremonies may be held between 11AM-4PM, call for availability
- 20 people – standing room only
- All wedding events in the Conservatory, including the ceremony and
photos must be done during the scheduled rental time.
*These prices are for 2012 and are subject to change each calendar year.
After-hours Conservatory Buyout -- $2,100
Buyout with Sunken Garden add-on -- $3,150
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Wedding Rental Information - Garfield
Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden handles only wedding rentals and complete after-hours buyouts.
To book a park shelter for a reception, please call Indy Parks Customer Service at 317-327-PARK.
Policies and Payment - Conservatory staff will begin taking reservations on December 1st for the following year’s wedding season. Voicemails can be left at midnight, and messages will be returned in the order received on the next business day. Rentals will be taken on a first come, first served
basis. Patron must make full payment and sign rental contract within
14 days of initial reservation, or the rental will be cancelled. Please
call to make appointment with staff to sign and pay. Cancellations must
be made 60 days prior to event in order to receive a refund. A $25 processing
fee will be charged for all refunds. Booking for the Conservatory and
Garden must be done at least 30 days in advance. All payments must be
received at least 14 days prior to booked date or rental will be cancelled.
waterfall, flowers, displays, noise, and weather are not guaranteed
and no refunds will be issued due to these reasons. Permitee will be
responsible for fees incurred due to damage to floral displays, plant
material, turf, arch, and/or chairs. Any damage or decorations left
behind are subject to a $500.00 damage fee.
restroom facilities are available in the Conservatory; however they
are not to be used as a dressing room. All wedding participants must
be dressed upon arrival. Please note that admission to the Conservatory
is $1 per person.
- The Conservatory and Sunken Garden has a professional photography
fee for all photo shoots held on the grounds, however this fee is included
in wedding rental price. On the day of the rental, photos for weddings
held in the Conservatory or Garden are permitted with no extra fee.
Please note that daily admission to the Conservatory is $1 per person and
can be paid in advance or invoiced to the Permitee. (**ADMISSION may vary due to special events, please confirm price with staff.) Be aware that there
may be other weddings/photo shoots occurring on the same day. Photo
shoot guidelines are below and must be followed.
- Everyone must remain on the sidewalks and paths. Do not step off the
paths into the flowerbeds, on plants or any other structure.
- Do not move or rearrange any plants or props.
- Do not sit on plants, waterfall, fountain or props. You are permitted
to sit on benches and the paths.
- Do not block or obstruct any paths while taking pictures. This includes
keeping coats, equipment, etc. clear from walkways.
- You are not allowed to bring in props or backdrops.
Rehearsals -Rehearsals may be done during public hours
in both the Conservatory and Garden. Please note that participants must still pay admission to the
Conservatory which is generally $1 but may vary due to special events. Please check with the staff to confirm admission price or to pay your guest's admission in advance. These rehearsals
must not keep the public from enjoying these areas and may take no longer
than an hour. All rehearsals must be completed 1 hour before closing
(4PM in Conservatory and 8PM in Garden). Rehearsals must be scheduled
with Conservatory staff in order to avoid conflicts.
Sunken Garden Wedding Specifics - All weddings in the
Sunken Garden will take place in the South garden basin where the wedding
arch is located. Along with the arch, 150 chairs will be provided. No
more additional chairs may be added. Conservatory staff does all set-up
and tear down of chairs. All other clean-up is the responsibility of
the Permitee. All decorating and clean-up must be done within the reserved
two hour time slot.
Please note that the fountains will be undergoing major renovations and will be inoperable for the 2012 wedding season.
and floral displays are not guaranteed at any time. May, September and
October are all times when floral displays may not be present in the
garden, either because of changing displays or weather conditions. We
do not exclude these times from rental, but be aware that flowers may
not be present during these months.
use of glitter, confetti, mylar, rice, and bird seed is prohibited.
Staples, tacks, tape or nails may not be used on the arch or chairs.
Please use floral wire.
electrical outlet is available in the Garden. It is approximately 100
feet from wedding arch and Permitee is responsible for providing extension
cords for any equipment needed.
to the Conservatory is $1, but admission may vary due to special events. This can be paid by guests wanting
to enter at the door, or arrangements can be made to invoice the Permitee.
These arrangements must be made with staff ahead of time.
provisions exist in case in inclement weather and no refunds will be
issued. It is the Permitee’s responsibility to have a rain plan
for their event.
Conservatory Waterfall Wedding Specifics - This area
is the located in the back of the Conservatory, in front of the waterfall.
It is a small space designed for groups of no more than 20 people in
attendance. No chairs allowed.
will be charged the current admission fee to the Conservatory unless payment
has already been made. Permitees prepaying for guests will receive passes
for guests to present at the door.
no circumstances will the Conservatory be closed or specific areas be
blocked off for wedding events. The public will still have access to
the facility. Emergency exits should not be blocked or opened unless
in an emergency.
keep in mind that the Conservatory, because of its design and purpose,
is not air-conditioned and is extremely warm and humid during the summer
months. Climate controls will be maintained within the Conservatory,
with first priority given to plant health. Mist fans are used throughout
the Conservatory to maintain humidity and temperatures and will not
be shut off. Flow of waterfall is not guaranteed and cannot be adjusted.
use of glitter, confetti, mylar, rice, and bird seed is prohibited.
Permitee is responsible for all clean-up. All decorating and clean-up
must be done within the reserved time slot.
electrical outlet is available in the Conservatory; however Permitee
is responsible for providing an extension cord.
Enforcement - Indy Parks and Recreation staff reserves the
right to summon a Park Ranger or Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer
at any time during an event for enforcement of facility policies, city
ordinances and state laws. Violation of these policies may result in
the termination of the event and ejection from the facility.
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For questions regarding weddings, contact: Elizabeth at 317-327-7580.
Please leave a voicemail as we are frequently away from our desks.