2382 Pine Mountain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
Smith-Gilbert Gardens is the ideal backdrop for special events and may be rented for weddings, private parties, showers, family functions, corporate meetings, and holiday celebrations. We love working here when we have the opportunity; it’s a stunning backdrop for a beautiful wedding day.
Outdoor Wedding Venue in Kennesaw, GA
“Smith-Gilbert Gardens is one of North Georgia’s botanical gems. A true collector’s garden with more than 3,000 species of plants on 16 acres, it is also simply a beautiful garden offering an ideal venue for your memorable event. The Gardens has excellent contemporary outdoor sculptures, with more than 30 featured throughout the property. History buffs will especially enjoy the Hiram Butler House, listen on the National Register of Historic Places. This tranquil escape is located in a beautiful mountain setting in historic Kennesaw, Georgia.”
-from the website
Ceremony / Reception Locations
Smith-Gilbert Gardens does not offer indoor venue accommodations. We apologize for the inconvenience. All locations in the garden are included in your rental fee. Thus, you can decide your ceremony and reception location from anywhere on the property. Below are the 2 popular locations for most brides, but we would be willing to accommodate other ceremony locations.
Rose Garden – by far the Most Popular location in the Gardens. This is where 90% of brides get married. The space can accommodate up to 200, but is the perfect setting for any number. The rose garden offers a breathtaking background to a ceremony as well as a naturally elevated stage for bride and groom.
Perennial Garden – This is a perfect area for a smaller wedding of up to 60 guests. It captures the beauty of the perennial bed, which is in bloom from spring to fall. This area also includes the splendor of the Hiram Butler House, which makes a beautiful backdrop or centerpiece of any ceremony.
Equipment Included in Rental
- A maximum of 100 white resin padded garden chairs are available
- 12 – 60” round tables
- 12 – 8’ banquet tables
Weather (Rain Plan)
Smith-Gilbert Gardens will not refund money due to inclement weather. Smith-Gilbert Gardens strongly recommends rental tents as we are unable to accommodate a party over 50 indoors. All tents will be scheduled through Smith-Gilbert Gardens. The cost of the tent will be the responsibility of the Client. All tents exceeding 700 square feet must be reviewed and approved by the Cobb County Fire Marshal’s office and thus must be arranged at least 2 months in advance.
Guests receive complimentary admission to the gardens and are free to explore the surrounding areas before or after the event. Children under the age of 17 must be supervised by parents or adults at all times while on premises of the Garden.
There is a lot more information on their website, just follow the links above. Give us a call or fill out our contact form and we will craft a menu for your gorgeous outdoor wedding.