Las Vegas brides, if you imagine riding in a horse-drawn carriage to the altar, saying your vows within a wooden gazebo, and celebrating your wedding with an outdoor garden party for your reception, then The Secret Garden wedding venue is for you!
“We are family-owned and operated, and we specialize in only one event a day,” Erin Mills, General Manager and fourth-generation staff at The Secret Garden, said. “It’s a neat, vintage Vegas aspect to get married in. Someplace with such a rich history.”
Founded fifty years ago in 1962, this ten-acre property once hosted celebrities, politicians, and Las Vegas’ elite in the ‘60s and ‘70s through its highly successful Las Vegas Racquet Club. But when The Secret Garden became an exclusive wedding venue, it unveiled a whole new reason to become a Las Vegas landmark. Now with state-of-the-art service, modern all-inclusive packages, and the signature customer care that made this venue renown, The Secret Garden provides brides and grooms with the perfect place for storybook romance.
“It’s ten acres of mature landscaping, gardens, year-round grass, and beautiful flowers,” Mills said with a smile. “No desert landscaping here, baby.”
Amidst such beautiful natural landscapes, brides and grooms may marry at the garden gazebo or near the sparkling pool with its trickling fountain. Then brides, grooms, and guests may experience an outdoor reception, complete with twinkling lights for traditional accents or uplighting and gobos for a modern twist.
“We’re one of the only facilities [where] you can have your full reception outdoors,” Mills said. “Doing one event a day, you can choose wherever you want to be depending on the weather and the wind.”
In addition to the outdoor areas, The Secret Garden offers a 7,700 square-foot ballroom for brides who prefer indoor receptions. But no matter which area a bride selects, The Secret Garden provides all-inclusive packages for stress-free wedding planning with high-quality, in-house vendors.
“We have … ceremony, reception, minister, photo, video, DJ, food, bar, coordination, chocolate fountain, photo booth, lighting packages, the cake, and invitations,” Mills said. “Everything but the man, the ring, and the dress.”
While The Secret Garden lets brides utilize all these vendors or bring her own vendors as well, this wedding venue also offers several special features completely unique to its historical property.
“We also have classic car collections, and a horse and carriage too,” Mills said.
At The Secret Garden, grooms can arrive in style in a classic car of their choice. Meanwhile brides can make their fairytale dreams come true too.
“Our horses are Clydesdales,” Mills said. “They’re parade-trained, track-trained, and children-trained. And they actually bring the bride in a Cinderella-esque carriage all the way around the grass and around the pool. It pulls up right next to the ceremony. It is so cool.”
With such a romantic inclusion into the ceremony, brides and grooms will love the many opportunities to make their Las Vegas weddings unique and memorable.
“It’s really personalized,” Mills said of The Secret Garden weddings.
While these features allow the bride and groom to further customize their weddings, each couple to be wed will also benefit from a well-polished team that is eager to help make every couple’s dreams into a blossoming reality.
“We’ve all grown up doing this,” Mills said of her team. Then she said to brides: “It’s completely stress-free. I want you to focus on your man and your love.”
Through this gift of stress-free wedding planning and the romantic features of this vintage venue, brides and grooms will enjoy every moment of their fairytale experiences within Las Vegas’ memorable venue, The Secret Garden.
To learn more details about The Secret Garden weddings, please contact Erin Mills by phone at 702-361-2202 or e-mail at [email protected]. For more information about additional Las Vegas wedding venues, please visit the official website of Bridal Spectacular.
Author: Allyson Siwajian © 2012
Photographs: The Secret Garden