The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The Gardens at Gazebo on the Green is an absolutely enchanting setting for a magical wedding. Classic sculpted statues, earthy urns and ornate fountains adorn captivating gardens that are an idyllic backdrop for an elegant bride. Sunlight glitters as it filters through surrounding trees and decorates young flower girls with an aura of celebration and mystique. Surrounded by fields of prairie flowers and groves of hardwoods, The Gardens at Gazebo on the Green is a favorite venue for soon-to-be-wed couples in Iowa City, Iowa. Whether it is a private wedding ceremony, light reception or grand dinner the venue has flexible packages to cater to all.
The Englert Theatre and the Iowa Old Capitol Building are a cultural haven for local townsfolk and the nearby Amana Colonies is a celebration of the history and heritage of the area. Couples appreciate the proximity to other landmarks as well and the natural beauty of the area provides a scenic canvas on which couples capture romantic moments together in photographs. There is convenient access to many shops and commercial hubs in the area, where couples shop and visit vendors.
The gardens feature benches, as well as chairs and tables. There are a total of three gazebos and pergolas, which provide shelter from the sun and rain. The large outdoor space is ample for warm family gatherings and ceremonies, with a charming garden room adjacent to a cozy tea house. The total capacity of the venue is not more than 200 guests.
What You Should Know
Couples are requested to make an appointment before visiting for tea or making bookings, however, walk-ins are also welcome depending on the day of the week.
- Gardens open 7 days a week
- Office open to public on weekends, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
- Office open to public on weekdays only by appointment
The venue handles all setup, including the seating configuration and logistics on the required chairs and tables. Couples are welcome to coordinate with the venue for outside vendors and catering. Tea with snacks are available for reception guests. Tents are available for couples who opt for a covered outdoor wedding reception and couples appreciate that the owner is an experienced wedding planner who is proficient in handling vendors for flower arrangement, transportation and decoration. A special wedding cake is also offered with cutting and service.
As an exclusively outdoor event space, The Gardens at Gazebo on the Green operates from May 1st to October 1st. The venue is handicap accessible and there is ample parking for guests. Wedding packages depend on selection of menu and which day of the week the booking is on. Wedding rates reflect equipment rental cost as well as liability insurance. In addition, all payments are due prior to the event.
- 65-foot arbor
- Cottage gift shop
- Garden tour
From the Vendor
An Enchanted Setting
Begin your new life together in one of our 14 gardens. English Country w/12' gazebo; Neo-Classic Romantic w/twin pergolas under the weeping willow; 65' arbor w/ rose & water gardens or "au natural" hilltop prairie overlooking a red barn w/a backdrop curtain of mature hardwood trees. Dates Limited!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Planning, Rentals + Equipment
An Iowa City DEFINITE MUST!Reviewed on 9/08/2014 Mandy D
My husband and I just got married at Gazebo on August 16. The owner, Mary Ellen, worked with our caterer and our rental company to help us have our dream wedding. All of our guests commented on the beauty of the location! We were able to have a reception of 200 people, yet it was still very intimate and elegant. Gazebo on the Green is a longstanding tradition in Iowa City, and we were more than happy that our story could be a part of that tradition. We could not have done it without the help of Mary Ellen.