Weddings In The Garden
A beautiful, serene garden in the country easily accessable from a major interstate, Guido Gardens is the TV taping home of “The Sower,” Michael Guido, of Metter, GA. The three and a half acres of landscaped garden, developed over the past 30 years for Christian broadcasting and meditation, is the perfect location and atmosphere for your special day.
The intimate Chapel in the Pines is just right for the smaller services indoor. Outdoor scenic locations provide photographic backgrounds for exterior weddings. With a Gazebo, Tea House, numerous fountains and streams, blooming flowers and trees, Guido Gardens will not only be a memorable location, but will provide you with a spiritual start on this most important of occasions.
For more information, or to check on a date for your wedding, call 912-685-2222 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. The gardens are located off I-16 in Metter, GA, approximately halfway between Savannah and Macon.
See for yourself what a beautiful place Guido Gardens is for your memorable
WEDDING SERVICES AGREEMENT:
The fee for the basic wedding or renewal of vows in the Chapel in the Pines is $300.00 (due at the time of booking). The Chapel will seat 30 to 36 people comfortably. Please make prior arrangements with our sound engineer, Fred Passmore, if you need assistance with music through our sound system in the Chapel. A fee of $50.00 will be charged for this service.
The fee for a larger Garden Wedding is $500.00 (due at the time of booking.) This will include all areas of the Garden. Please make prior arrangements with our gardener, Terry Sutton, for locating electrical outlets. This MUST be done Monday thru Friday from 8 am until 5 pm. Chairs for outdoor weddings are available at a cost of $2.00 per chair.
A small dressing area will be available for the bride and groom.
Couples will have to provide their own minister, flowers, music and photographers for the wedding ceremony. A list of florists and caterers is available upon request.
Couples must provide proof of pre-marital counseling.
Dr. Lawrence Guido is available to couples for the counseling and wedding ceremony for a fee of $100.00.
To shower the wedding party, we ask that no silk rose petals, bird seed or rice be used. Please use real rose petals or bubbles.
Please do not use tacks or staples in putting up decorations. Please place, tie or hang decorations.
Additional parking in the area to the left of the Guido Bible Institute will be available. This area will be opened and marked appropriately. Please do not park on the grass of the Gardens.
Please leave the Chapel, Gardens, dressing rooms and parking areas as you found them, clean and undamaged.
(Click here to download a PDF file of the WEDDING SERVICES AGREEMENT which you can sign and send back.)
(Click here to download a PDF WEDDING PLANNING GUIDE.)
RECEPTION SERVICES AGREEMENT:
No outdoor receptions are allowed in the Garden areas.
Smaller receptions (50 guests or less) will be allowed in the Garden Conference Center (former home of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Guido) located inside the Garden. The fee for this type of reception is $150.00 plus a $100.00 deposit (the deposit will be returned if the Conference Center is left clean and damage free). No alcoholic beverages or musical ensembles are allowed.
Larger receptions will be allowed in the Hamstra Worship Center located on the grounds of the Guido Evangelistic Association. The fee for use of this facility is $200.00 plus a $100.00 deposit (the deposit will be returned if the Worship Center is left clean and damage free). No alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
A list of other facilities in Metter for receptions are available upon request.
(Click here for a PDF file of the RECEPTION SERVICES AGREEMENT that you can print out and sign and send back.)
Brush & Bramble 912-685-2787
Flowers ‘N Things 912-685-4242
The Flower Basket 912-685-4454
Bevricks Char House Grille Rick Patrick 912-685-4110
Brenda Collins 912-685-5905
The Depot 912-685-2527
The Jack Strickland Community Center 912-685-2370
Willow Lake Country Club 912-685-2724
(Reservations must be made in a member’s name)