Member Since: 1/21/2013
I had my July outdoor wedding here. The venue was wonderful. I wanted a Victorian garden theme, and it played off great at the venue. The grounds are very well groomed and clean. The water in the ponds are also clean and clear. The grass at the various ceremony sites are sod and look perfect. The reception is in a large tent and they had fans (quiet) going to keep the air flowing. In the colder months they close in the tent. My guests loved the different garden nooks to explore. The main house is well decorated and is where the men get ready. We took many wedding photos us my husband and I in the house and it made for some great hand above your fireplace type photos. The men's dressing room is covered in dead animals, which didn't appeal to my husband much and was a little too much stereotypical male, but that was the only thing he didn't like. The bride gets ready in a bridal cottage (ranch house) at the back of the property. It was nice having two different locations so we didnt fear running into each other, but yet were on the same property. The cottage is going through renovations. Last winter was the inside and they said this winter will be the outside. I really liked having so much space in the bridal cottage as we really needed it. The only complaint with that is there is no air conditioning in the bridal cottage (there is in the main house). They had a contraction in the kitchen but you had to be standing in front of it to cool off. The staff on the day of was great! They were timely and professional. We had no problems. Another thing I really liked is that I was able to go to the venue anytime there was not another wedding/event going on to take down notes or visualize where things would go.
They provide tables and chairs so that was a big plus. Cost is included so you dont have to be nickel and dimed to death for anything. The price they give you is the price you pay and we didnt have to worry about anything else. That was great and made that part stress free!
Overall, I highly recommend the venue. We had no problems before and during the wedding and the staff was friendly. The venue is very pretty and easy for elderly to walk around while still being in nature. I looked at many venues in the triad area and this was the best by far for value and elegance. Many great nature and Victorian photo locations on site. They also gave me no problems with having whatever vendors I wanted. I would rent again from them, but luckily that is all over with!
Member Since: 9/25/2012
I've always heard how much of a nightmare wedding planning can be. This place made the beginnings of my planning a definite nightmare! I've always dreamed of an outdoor wedding, so this place seemed perfect. I basically pushed myself on them, by showing up at the place wanting to view it because no one ever responded to my request for info. I should have known better then! So we decided that we loved the venue, gave a deposit ( which isn't a small amt of money!) for a specific date of course. The date was written on the check I gave them as well as all over the contract I signed. I get a casual email later saying that the date I just paid for was already booked. So that was freak out moment #1 after telling everyone the wedding date! So not only that, couldn't get in touch with Danielle ( which by the way is not the owner- shes the "wedding director" aka the owner's daughter!). They offered me another date?!?! Then cashed my check after I told them I wasn't sure about the other date!!!!! So now still waiting on over a thousand dollar refund!!! It was unbelievable that it is even considered a business. I think you shouldn't hire your daughter, especially if she is always unreachable, doesn't answer the phone, or return emails or phone calls in timely manner. Good luck to anyone brave enough! I'm glad this happened during planning before I had a horrible wedding day with these people!
Member Since: 1/3/2010
I got married last month at Gray Gables. I had looked online for garden weddings for atleast a month and this was the very first place I made an appointment. I loved everything about the space and invisioned my wedding there so my parents decided to go ahead and book. I thought that we had made the right decision on booking this venue but as time passed I wasnt so sure. I thought about changing my venue more than once. The owner, Danielle, was very nice when we first met her and I thought she would help make sure that things were going to be easy and stress free. I never recieved a phone call, email, or anything from her unless it required money (which was the first couple months of booking.) Two weeks before my wedding I had to call and make final arrangements for the seating plans and everything else that had to be done, which to her response was "Oh I was meaning to call you." We had this place booked for 15 months and after almost $4000 you would think that she would stay in touch. As if a bride doesnt have enough on her plate. There were times I would call and leave a message and would not get a call back. Once the wedding day came I got there right on time to look at the setup of everything. I walked into the tent and was taken away by how ridiculous the seating was set up. Everything was bunched together and not at all how I wanted it. The tables were back to back and then some were far apart, it looked a mess. I then asked my vendor what is going on and she told me "This is how they set it up for us. They said this is how its suppose to be." Really? So as if that wasnt enough the owners father who is extremely nice came and congratulated us not the owner which was kind of rude that she didnt, after the wedding was over she told everyone they could take whatever flowers they wanted home?! (including some of the bouquets which my mom had to grab from someones hand!!!), and apparently was passing out my to go boxes for my husband and I! I was very upset at how things were handled throughout the process of my engagement. We were also told back in the beginning of 2011 when we booked that their bridal cottage would be done by the end of that summer (2011), then the beginning of 2012 was told it would be done by my wedding, and it wasnt. I am highly aggravated with this place and I dont plan to suggest this to anyone. I think if the owner would pay attention to all her brides she might get a better feedback. If you are a bride looking for a place dont get me wrong its gorgeous but you want to feel appreciated, happy, and get it back in return but you wont find it here.
Member Since: 4/5/2011
We loved the Gardens at Gray Gables. It was great how they had so many different options of places to hold your ceremony and reception based on size and preference. The grounds are beautiful, we got so many compliments on our choice. We also loved how they always have a tent set up. Other venues we looked at didn't have that option, which meant we would have had to rent a tent for the "just in case", which gets expensive.
Member Since: 8/15/2011
My husband and I could not have been happier with Gray Gables. We knew we wanted to get married there from the time we set foot on the gorgeous grounds. Our wishes were confirmed when we met Danielle who was so sweet and helpful. We planned our wedding ourself and the staff made every step so easy leading up to the wedding. The day of the wedding went smooth and perfect and everyone raved about how beautiful the venue was. I can honestly say that if we could do it all over again, Gray Gables would be first on our list of vendors to book.
Member Since: 12/10/2011
My husband and I got married on May 5, 2012 and we had a daytime wedding. I know the big thing now is to get married a little before sunset then have a big blowout reception at night. That is certainly everyone's right and for those who choose to do that, more power to them! However, I feel that daytime weddings are highly underrated. When you have a setting as exquisite as the Gardens at Gray Gables, day or night, your wedding is guaranteed to be elegant and pleasing to you and your guests. In fact the words I kept hearing were elegant and classy. Danielle and the staff at the Gardens at Gray Gables were very accommodating and are continually improving the grounds, paying careful attention to the landscaping and ambience. We could not have asked for a better location and experience. We are very happy!!!
Member Since: 1/3/2010
We highly recommend the Gardens of Gray Gables for your wedding!! We truly think the venue made our day even more special. The weather was perfect, the flowers and greenery made all of our pictures (professional and not) beautiful, and the ease of having everything taken care of made it feel like a piece of cake. All of our guests loved the location and the history behind the house. We had our ceremony in the garden under the arbor and the reception under the tent...the lighting and everything was wonderful. Us and our guests had a wonderful time and everything ran smoothly. Danielle is there for the rehearsal and day of to make sure everything is taken care of. We couldn't have thought of another more beautiful and picturesque location for our wedding....(ps. if you have children attending, there is plenty of open garden/yard area for them to run around in so they do not disturb the dance floor/reception area). A++
Member Since: 10/7/2011
The perfect place for the garden wedding my daughter wanted and the reception as well. The venue is beautiful and Danielle and her staff do a wonderful job. It was exactly what Amanda wanted for her outdoor fall wedding!
Member Since: 6/23/2011
After looking at multiple outdoor venues, we chose The Gardens at Gray Gables because the home & grounds were lovely and immaculately kept and Danielle, the manager, was such a delight :-). From the beginning she had a genuine interest in making sure that my daughter & son-in-law had the day of their dreams. And, although we chose our own vendors, she was always more than willing to give suggestions and help in any way. On the day of the wedding everything was set up as planned and the grounds were beautiful. Our guests raved about the entire experience - even with a 93 degree day! She made sure that we didn't have to worry about anything. Excellent experience - I would do it again if I had another child getting married!!
Member Since: 11/2/2010
When looking for a venue my wife and I actually were looking closer to Charlotte. However after visiting Gardens at Gray Gables my wife and i fell in love with the site and staff. Danielle was wonderful and very helpful. Having an outside wedding our main concern was what if it rained. Here at Gray gables they have such a large tent it gave us a fail proof back-up plan. This along with the communication with Danielle gave us piece of mind leading up to the wedding. Also the staff at gray Gables accommodated all of our ideas to make the day our own. Danielle and her staff had everything set up perfect for the day of our wedding. My main concern was for my wife to have a stress free day and not have to make any decisions, just to enjoy it. Everything flowed seamlessly. Also having an outside wedding in June the heat was a big concern. The staff set up fans strategically around the tent and for a 95 degree day, I have never been so comfortable. I couldn't have hoped for a better day. It went off without any problems, and everything was just how we wanted. The Gardens at Gray Gables gave my wife and I exactly what we envisioned for our wedding day.
Member Since: 3/14/2010
My husband and I were married at The Gardens at Gray Gables a few weeks ago. I have always wanted an outdoor wedding and this venue was love at first sight. The big tent and grounds are stunning with lots of flowers and greenery. I cant count on my fingers how many times my husband said "wow, this place is beautiful" on our big day!
They have many tables and chairs that came included in the price. Another great aspect, you can bring ANY outside food and alchohol (which really saves some big bucks!). If you want an outdoor/garden wedding, this is your place!!
The downsides, if it were to rain, everything would have to take place under the tent, which would be really cramped. (But the weather was beautiful and we lucked out!) We had a lot of out of town guests and there are really no hotels near by.
Leading up to the wedding, the manager/owner of the venue was a little slow to return my emails/phone calls. I had to call a few times to get some simple answers. However, on the day of my wedding she totally redeemed herself. She was SO helpful, I saw her more than I saw my wedding planners! The staff was also very helpful and fast.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful dream wedding!!!
Member Since: 5/14/2010
This place is absolutely gorgeous. Members of my family actually called it dreamy. Great value.
Member Since: 2/21/2010
My husband and I chose the Gardens at Gray Gables for several reasons. First, it is a gorgeous venue. The gardens and grounds are so beautiful that we knew that we wouldn't need a lot of decorations. We also wanted an outdoor wedding but understand that, getting married in May, it's important to have a backup plan in the event of rain. Danielle was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating during the planning process. Last but not least, the price was amazing for such a beautiful venue as well as everything included. We were very happy with everything and would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful place to get married that isn't outrageously expensive.
Member Since: 10/2/2010
When searching for a wedding in the Greensboro, NC area, we wanted a venue that would accommodate a wedding outside, while still having a "back up plan" if the weather was unfavorable. Our March 2011 was absolutely BEAUTIFUL thanks to Danielle and her staff despite the 30 degree weather. The week before the wedding, I was in contact with Danielle who kindly rented a heater for the tent (where the wedding and reception was held). Even though it was rainy and cloudy, we had a wonderful experience. The tent on the brick patio was very spacious but gave us an intimate atmosphere for the ceremony. The staff were readily available to guide guest where to park, the garden grounds were immaculate, the kitchen inside the home was perfect for our caterer to set up--- just a wonderful venue all around. Throughout the planning process, Danielle was accessible via phone and email. She is on top of every detail. The cost for a wedding and reception site is well worth it. We are so pleased with our wedding, we would totally choose the Gardens at Gray Gables again and highly recommend this venue to any couple looking for a romantic, classy wedding.
Member Since: 12/12/2008
The Gardens at Gray Gables was a fantastic wedding venue. Danielle was very professional and organized, and allowed me to meet with her several times to answer questions I had leading up to the wedding. The rehersal and day of the wedding, Danielle and other staff, served as knowledgeable and hands on wedding directors which made the day run smoothly. The venue is convenient, has lots of parking, provides a nice house for getting ready the day of, has beautiful landscaping and grounds for pictures. The ceremony location was beautiful and the patio and tent for our evening reception were perfect! I have known others to get married there since, and they have been just as pleased as me. I can't say enough good things about the Gardens at Gray Gables!
Member Since: 5/17/2011
Our daughter was married at The Gardens at Gray Gables during the month of May. We chose The Gardens because of its beauty and because we wanted the ceremony and reception to be at the same location and outdoors. Immediately after the ceremony, guests were invited for refreshments and appetizers while photos were taken of the wedding party and while the reception was set up. During this time guests were entertained by a magician. We found Danielle of The Gardens at Gray Gables to be easy to work with, offered ideas, and she was open to our ideas. I look forward to planning another event at The Gardens at Gray Gables. Cathi
The Premier Wedding & Event Facility In The Triad
The Gardens at Gray Gables is the ideal location for your wedding day. You can say your vows under our beautiful arbor surrounded by lush evergreens and blooming flowers and afterward celebrate with friends and family on our tented brick patio. Let us make your dream wedding a reality.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Mansion/Historic Site