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BOTANICAL GARDEN ELOPEMENT - $1,999

Harry P Leu Gardens is our most popular venue. This beautiful botanical garden contains nearly 50 acres of landscaped grounds and lakes, with meandering trails shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellia.  The garden and historical home were donated to the City of Orlando in 1961 by Mr. Harry P. Leu and his wife, Mary Jane.  After the ceremony, you will walk around this beautiful property with the photographer taking photos throughout their lush landscapes.

YOUR ALL INCLUSIVE ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • The Venue:

    • Your choice of ceremony site: The Idea Gazebo, The South Woods Gazebo, or the Trellis. During our HOT months of May through October, we highly recommend the Trellis to avoid direct sun/heat.

    • Complimentary seating for up to 10 guests provided by the venue.

  • An experienced Ceremony Officiant

  • Marriage License by Mail service

    • We help you obtain your Florida marriage license ahead of time so you don't have to visit the Clerk's Office in person.

  • Complimentary prerecorded processional music

  • A fresh rose OR tropical bouquet and a matching boutonniere

  • A professional photographer for up to 1 hour and all the digital photos (At least 75+ photos)

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • The venue assigns specific ceremony times: 9:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, or 3:30pm.

  • During the months of May-September, we do not schedule the afternoon time slots to avoid the intense heat, humidity, and frequent afternoon showers.

  • This package is available Monday-Friday and Saturday mornings, subject to availability.

  • The maximum number of attendees is 22 for this package - NO exceptions. Everyone counts including children.

  • An $850 nonrefundable retainer is required to book this package. The balance is due 2 months prior the ceremony.

LIMITED TIME OFFER

For a limited time, book your elopement with us and receive a complimentary ceremony video!

 

Note: This venue is NOT available June 20 - August 12, 2022 and from November 18 - January 8, 2023.

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ALL THE DETAILS

 
HOW DOES EVERYTHING WORK?

Our clients tells us they cannot believe how simple and hassle-free the process was! This is how it works:

 

  1. Once you are ready to book your date with a signed agreement and your payment, choose a venue, a wedding date and contact us to check availability. 

  2. Once we confirm availability for a date that works for you, we’ll prepare an electronic agreement and invoice to book your day.

  3. As soon as you sign the electronic agreement and pay your retainer, we secure the venue, send you a step-by-step email with due dates and all the information you need to get ready for your day.

  4. You are welcome to reach out via phone, text, or email, with any questions you may have throughout the entire process including if you need help finding additional vendors!

  5. Two months prior your wedding, you will complete a short questionnaire we’ll send you to choose your flowers and tells us a bit about your ceremony preferences. Also, your final payment is due at that time.

  6. The day of the ceremony, we’ll meet at the venue with flowers in hand ready for your ceremony! Yes, it’s that simple!

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR COORDINATION SERVICES?
  • We check availability with the venue and ceremony vendors

  • We sign agreements and make payments to the venue and vendors on your behalf to secure your day

  • We provide our couples with a step by step guide including deadlines and an in-house questionnaire, with everything the couple needs to know and do leading up to the ceremony

  • We give our couples virtual assistance and guidance finding additional services or vendors the couple may need

  • We order bridal flowers and bring them to the venue

  • We guide the couple and attendees upon their arrival with the entire ceremony flow. You won't feel "lost" the day of the ceremony!

DO WE MEET UP IN PERSON TO DISCUSS OUR CEREMONY / IS THERE A REHEARSAL?

The coordination included with our ceremony packages is all done via email, text, and phone. You’ll receive details, step-by-step, so that everything is taken care of before your ceremony.  Should you need additional in-person assistance, you may opt to add our in-person coordination services to your package.

DO YOU ARRANGE RECEPTIONS?

The ceremony packages doesn't include assistance with receptions, however, you may add our coordinating services to your package ad an add-on. Contact us for details on our affordable wedding planning options!

 

WHERE DO I GET A FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSE?

You can get a Florida marriage license at any Florida Clerk of the Courts office. It's a simple and quick process and all you need is a valid ID. Click here to visit the Orlando Orange County Clerk of the Courts for marriage license application details.

I LIVE IN ANOTHER STATE/COUNTRY. DO I NEED A MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM FLORIDA?

Yes, you do. To get married in Florida, you need a Florida marriage license regardless of where you live. That's usually the case with any State.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I HAVE?

​The elopement package accommodates a maximum of 22 people total including the couple.

IS THERE A PRICE DIFFERENCE IF IS JUST THE TWO OF US?

No. Our elopement package is priced for 2 to 22 people.

CAN I GET MARRIED ANY DAY OF THE WEEK?

Ceremonies are held Monday through Saturday based on venue availability. We don't schedule ceremonies during major US Holidays.

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CAN I SWITCH PACKAGES AFTER I BOOK MY DAY?

Leu Gardens assigns different ceremony start times and locations within the gardens for both rentals. They also book multiple weddings on a single day. Having a booking for a date doesn't guarantee that there will be availability for the other package. You could change packages if the venue has availability for the same day, but you will have to change the ceremony start time and location within the garden.

CAN I BRING MY OWN OFFICIANT OR PHOTOGRAPHER?

No, sorry. Our company is owned and managed by a ceremony team with the purpose of providing our ceremony services. The advantage to hiring us is that you are saving time and money from the cost of traditional wedding planning service.

DO YOU ARRANGE VOWS RENEWALS?

Absolutely! All of our packages are suitable for vows renewal. They only difference is that you don't need a marriage license because you are already married.

 

DO YOU PERFORM SAME-SEX CEREMONIES?

Yes, we do!

 

CAN WE HAVE/BRING CAKE AND/OR CHAMPAGNE?

No. You cannot bring food, cake, or champagne to this venue. 

 

CAN I CUSTOMIZE/CHANGE/ADD TO THE PACKAGE?

We don’t offer additional services beyond what’s listed on the website. However, you may upgrade our coordination services if you need assistance planning a reception. Contact us for details.

 

CAN I HAVE A BRIDAL PARTY?

Yes. However, for elopements please keep it small to no more than two (2) people on each side (four people total) standing with the couple. Your bridal party counts towards the total number of attendees allowed.

WHAT ABOUT MUSIC?

The photographer will bring a small blue tooth speaker that you can hook up to and play your choice of music or he/she can play Cannon D for your processional. You will also receive a referral for a musician if you prefer live music.

 

HOW LONG IS THE CEREMONY?

The entire event, including arrival, the ceremony and photos, usually takes about 90 minutes.  If you have guests/attendees it will take a little longer.

 

IS THERE A PLACE TO CHANGE INTO MY GOWN AT THE VENUE?

No. You need to arrive dressed and ready to start.

 

HOW IS THE WEATHER LIKE DURING MY CHOSEN DATE?

Click here and find your date to check out Orlando’s average temperatures and precipitation.

 

WHAT TYPE OF FLOWERS ARE INCLUDED WITH THE PACKAGES?

Packages include a nosegay (hand-tied) bouquet with fresh roses in your choice of rose colors and a matching boutonniere OR a tropical bouquet with florist’s choice of flowers and matching boutonniere. Click here to view some bouquet examples. You are welcome to request a quote for something different.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

The ceremony will be held indoors in the main building.

DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?

Our package is already discounted for elopements. Additional discounts are not possible.

HOW FAR OUT CAN I BOOK MY ELOPEMENT?

Depends on the venue. Most venues will not accept a booking more than a year out and others are booking through the end of 2023. Contact us with the package/venue you want to inquire.

WE WANT TO ELOPE! HOW TO WE START?

The first step is to choose a wedding date and a second alternate date if the first option is not available. Then contact us to get started!

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