20943 Hunter Hill Drive Dade City, FL 33523 US

(352) 250-8816

Welcome to Laurel Wood Gardens Wedding Venue

Welcome to Laurel Wood Gardens Wedding Venue




Laurel Wood Gardens is a uniquely stunning wedding venue that will make your big day extra special. If you are looking for the most incredible outdoor venue, look no further.

Nestled in the rolling hills of Dade City, Florida, Laurel Wood Gardens is a 20 acre private estate that boasts a lush landscape for perfect photos. It is surrounded by an additional 1000 acres of picturesque landscape. The estate is available for both the ceremony and reception. Your vows will be spoken in the heart of nature - witnessed by your friends, family, and a three-hundred year old oak tree. After the ceremony of your dreams, dance the night away in the spacious reception area.

The Owner, Cecelia Redman, cordially invites you to come experience the breathtaking splendor that is Laurel Wood Gardens and discuss the details of perfecting the best day of your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.

     Still have questions? Please do not hesitate, contact us.

What does semi-all-inclusive mean?

Semi-all-inclusive means that we provide many things to make your day as perfect as possible that are included just by you booking your wedding with us. However, there are some things that we provide for an additional fee and others that we ask that you provide. Read on to find out what is included, additional options, and what we ask you to provide.     

What is included?

 Laurel Wood Gardens provides a number of services that are included at no extra charge when you have your wedding with us. 

Things we include:

  • Laurel Wood Gardens provides event coordination with any vendors.
  • Access to the first floor living area that includes bride and groom's dressing areas and use of the shower. (Towels must be brought by client)
  • A full size kitchen with standard appliances.
  • A wedding arch decorated in silk flowers in the color(s) of the bride's choosing.
  • Seating for guests at the ceremony.
  • A tent over the reception area decorated with lights.
  • Reception area floral decoration in silk flowers of bride's choosing.
  • Tables and chairs for reception areas for up to 85 guests (an additional 30' x 30' tent is available to accommodate guest list s as large as 200),
  •  cake table, DJ table, sign-in table, gift tables, and food and drink tables. 
  • Linens for cake, DJ, sign-in, and gift tables.
  • Music for the ceremony
  •  a selection of centerpiece items

All of which will be set up and taken down by Laurel Wood Gardens


There are a few things that you need to decide on. We will be more than happy to make recommendations if needed.

Things the couple needs to provide:

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Officiant (Client can elect to use onsite Justice of Peace for an additional fee)
  • Food, Cake, and serving equipment/utensils - To be provided by Catering, Family, or whoever handles your food choices.
  • ​Drinks and Ice (Laurel Wood Gardens is not liable for guest actions due to alcohol consumption)
  • Linens and centerpieces for dining tables. (Linens may be provided by caterer, please check with your caterer) Can also rent table linens on site for additional fee.
  • Reception Music- Band, DJ, iPod®, etc.
  • Photographer
  • Additional tables, chairs, and decorations if desired.
  • Guest Book

What options are available?

Laurel Wood Gardens offers several optional additions that are available for an additional fee.

Optional items include:

Centerpieces at no charge

Linens for guest tables for additional fee

An onsite Justice of Peace to officiate your ceremony.

Horse and carriage rental for a fairytale entrance. (Run by Avalon Carriages)

30' x  30' dining tent for larger guest lists. (Please see possible set-up options below- These can seat up to 200 guests, additional guest seating is available on the paver area.)

Outdoor heaters for cold weather.


 Yes,  due to safety concerns, there are a few things that are prohibited from being brought to Laurel Wood Gardens.  

Prohibited items include:

  • Fireworks, including sparklers
  • Pets (unless prior arrangements have been agreed upon with owner)
  • Rice, including wedding rice 
  • Insecticides
  • Loaded firearms

The Garden

The ceremony


 The ceremony takes place underneath a three hundred year old live oak tree that allows for breathtaking photos and heartfelt memories that will last a lifetime. The arch will be decorated with silk flowers in the color(s) of the bride’s choosing. Music is provided while your guests enter the ceremony location and await your entrance. Processional music is also provided for the ceremony.
Laurel Wood Gardens can coordinate the wedding and is available to meet your needs.

THe reception


After the magic of the ceremony, you need a reception area that keeps your guests enthralled. Our reception area does just that. The main floor opens onto a large deck with a permanent tent covering. This area has seating accommodations for up to 85 guests. The main deck has stairs that lead down to the lawns and a second canopy that can be used to accommodate larger parties in elegance.
Laurel Wood Gardens supplies silk flower decorations in the colors of the bride's choosing for the reception areas. All tables and chairs for the reception are provided as well as linens for the cake, DJ, sign-in, and gift tables.

Cocktail hour


While the newlyweds are off making new memories and having breathtaking photographs. Guest are welcome to come to the reception area and have cocktail hour on our updated patio area. In this area guest are welcome to sign guest book and enjoy the ambiance of nature. There is an area for bartenders to set up or if preferred a standard drink area and space for an appetizer table as well.

Extra Guest seating


For an additional price, you can rent our 30' x  30' dining tent for larger guest lists. (Please see possible set-up options below- These can seat up to 200 guests, additional guest seating is available on the stone area) 

Get to know us


 Laurel Wood Gardens is a semi-all-inclusive wedding venue with options to customize your big day.  Here at Laurel Wood Gardens we strive to help as much as possible so that you can enjoy your day with minimal stress. 

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Laurel Wood Gardens

(352) 250-8816



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