Garden Grove Event Center 1215 East Walnut Street • Carbondale • Illinois 62901


Garden Grove Event Center

1215 East Walnut Street
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
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Why You'll Love This Place

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  • Centrally located with a feel of quiet seclusion, this full-service venue takes the stress out of planning so you can enjoy your own wedding. From lighting and décor to staff support and customized catering, they listen and make it happen.
  • Their Wedding Garden features a landscaped courtyard with pergola, pond, and fountain for your ceremony. There's a tucked-away garden with ornate fencing (great for photos), and a large, elegant indoor reception area.
  • The Courtyard includes a huge pavilion for al fresco ceremonies and receptions, plus an indoor reception area with a high, peaked ceiling. There's also the Loft & Terrace with an open air stage and indoor space for dinner and dancing.

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Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $2,000–20,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Guest count
  • Rental fees include:

    • 5-hour exclusive use of the chosen event space, starting at ceremony time
    • Outdoor ceremony space with an attached indoor reception hall
    • Use of two dressing suites (Garden & Courtyard only) and use of the venue for decorating starting at 11am the day of the event
    • 1-hour on-site ceremony rehearsal
    • Tables & chairs
    • Wedding planning meetings, checklist, budgeting, and guest list tips
    • And more!

    Discounts are available for non-Saturday and off-season dates. Pricing is flexible and customizable for every event.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $13–17/person

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 400 400
Cocktails, etc. Standing 400 400
Reception Seated 400 400
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 800.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info

Price

$ • $$

Catering

In-house

Alcohol

In-house

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Access limited

Availability

Year-round, daily, 6am–2am.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds

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