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7 A Secret Garden Reviews
Married on 05/11/2018
A well-kept secret indeed! Before this review becomes Too Long; Didn't Read: highlights! Russ is spectacular from start to finish and beyond. The garden is a hidden gem. You will be so well taken care ... Read more of, it's ridiculous! Here's the scoop! So, to be completely honest, I had no clue this place existed. My mom and I met Russ at a bridal show. There was a little line to speak to Russ, but, within 3 minutes of talking to Russ, he had my mom in happy tears and we booked a site visit . If you like, fun, whimsy, stress-free, and, fairy tales, this is your place. The entrance to the garden starts with a little puzzle, where you are then rewarded with a hallway decked in beautiful paintings done by Russ that then leads to the piece de resistance: The Garden. The work he has put into making this place full of magic cannot be understated. The winding pathway leads you past sculptures, ponds and fountains, beautiful trees and flowers, a curiosity shop, a treehouse, a waterfall, trees bedecked in chandeliers, and, if you're lucky, you will be visited by SG's resident white rabbit, Hatter! On the property, Russ has also built a stunning reception hall which is host to 3 bathrooms (1 men's, 2 uni sex), an English pub, a koi pond and fountain, as well as live flowering banana trees! When it came to planning, it quickly became apparent that we had nothing to worry about. My husband (then fiance) and I are both incredibly busy, but Russ put our minds at ease by taking care of the decorations, tablescapes, flowers, photography(!), DJ, AND giving us a list of his preferred vendors. Day of, he provides Annie to be your bride minder/savior. He makes sure the couple eats and is constantly cared for. Same with Moms! RUSS WILL MAKE YOUR DREAMS FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY COME TRUE. For all he offers, SG IS A STEAL, and, I can't say enough about it! 5000/10 would totally recommend to anyone who will listen !!
Getting married on 05/01/2021
We’re only in the wedding planning stages, but Russ listens to everything we want and need. He’s been fantastic and has worked with us so well! And the garden is BEAUTIFUL. Read more We’re only in the wedding planning stages, but Russ listens to everything we want and need. He’s been fantastic and has worked with us so well! And the garden is BEAUTIFUL.
Getting married on 10/12/2019
Russ is fantastic! He listens to what I want as the bride and had ideas I would never have thought of. Read more Russ is fantastic! He listens to what I want as the bride and had ideas I would never have thought of.
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
Describe your venue
Barn, Garden, Historic Building
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up
What event items are available?
Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
What transportation and access is available?
11014 East Winner Road Independence, MO, 64052