Testimonials


“I fell in love with the Secret Garden ceremony site. Even guests said they felt transported to some gorgeous wood far, far from the Metroplex. In reality, you are conveniently located right outside McKinney, which is a hub of other wonderful wedding vendors. The Tuscan Hall was a wonderful reception spot and it was so nice to have everything on one property.”


“We had our wedding at the secret garden, which I can’t recommend enough if you want to be in nature, but not alongside a barn door, fences, or cows. Maybe it was the wedding jitters, or the shot of whiskey I took before the wedding, but this place felt like we were in some sort of surrealist Wes Anderson movie.”


“The pricing was the most reasonable thing we’d seen from a wedding venue, and my favorite part? They just ask what you want and stay out of your way. They are so accommodating, but don’t put a lot of stipulations on what you can/can’t do there (most others did). On our wedding day everything was ready, and we were given free reign of the park with our golf carts. We started shutting down around 10-10:30, something they were very clear about beforehand, but our 4-10pm celebration was just enough time. A Sheriff did show up around 9pm, but it was pretty clear that he was just there to close up the venue for the night and make sure the place was in one piece. Not sure when wedding services started here, but it’s becoming pretty popular and i’ve never heard of a bad time had here by anyone.” -Brendan S.


“We chose to have our ceremony in the Secret Garden at Chandler’s Garden and it was perfect. Everyone keeps saying that it felt like they weren’t anywhere near the Metroplex, which is exactly what I was going for. It is truly a haven. The Tuscan Hall was the perfect reception site and the patio behind it made for lovely night photos with the string lights.” -Maleesa J.


“Beautiful wedding/party venue with several options for having a ceremony in different locations. The wedding I was at had the ceremony in a small opening in the middle of the woods, then the reception was back at their reception hall near the front entrance.” -Josh B.


“I attended a friend’s wedding here, the venue was gorgeous, clean and remote. The venue was a good size for a small to medium sized wedding. Dressing room available for the bride and groom, dancing room indoors and outdoors.” -Christina G.


“Very nice and extremely attentive staff, great prices, and the wedding ceremony/reception spots are second to none! If you’re looking for a place to get married, you owe it to yourself to give Chandler’s Gardens a chance, you won’t regret it- Deborah is the best, see her to have everything taken care of, she made it easy and enjoyable to get married!” -Brian M.


“Simply the best and most wonderful and romantic venue for a wedding! The staff is great, the place is beautiful….just perfect!” -Amy G.


“Chandlers Gardens was absolutely amazing! On top of being gorgeous they have an amazing staff! Stephanie went above and beyond to make our day special. I can’t say enough good things about this venue!” -Allison


“OMG this place is beautiful! Great value and Stephanie was so helpful throughout the whole thing!” -Kaydee


“Chandler’s Gardens was the perfect location for our wedding! With multiple sites to choose from, there is something for every bride. We used the Tuscan event center and the Tuscan Pergola for our reception and wedding. Everything was stunning! The back patio area made a perfect space for our outdoor games and the bridal suite was spacious and very beautiful. The reception area was gorgeous and there was plenty of room for dancing and tables! They were easy to work with and very fast to respond to emails. I would definitely recommend this venue to any bride!” -Mackenzie


“We recently had our wedding at Chandler’s Gardens in the Antique Heritage Rose Garden and Circle of Trees and it was such a dream! Stephanie, Donna, and the staff were all so sweet, friendly and professional and very easy to communicate and work with. The new bridal suite is spacious and beautiful! The grounds and gardens were lovely and well maintained. We loved how open and airy the venue was and felt tucked away in the country side. We would definitely recommend to other couples!” -Adelia


“Chandler’s Gardens is beautiful. We were looking for a place that was all outdoors and away from the city and this venue was the perfect fit. They have multiple options for the ceremony and reception and they only book one wedding per day- AMAZING! I worked with Deborah from Chandler’s Gardens who was very kind, helpful and always responded promptly to my calls and emails. We had our ceremony at the Secret Garden and our reception at the Circle of Trees. I received so many compliments on how beautiful the venue was! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!” -Katherine


“LOVE LOVE LOVE! We booked this venue for my daughters wedding. It was so beautiful! Debra, the event planner was so nice and always responded quickly and professionally to all our needs. I would highly recommend this place to anyone planning an event, especially a wedding.” -Amber E


“Deborah with the venue is amazing and will go above and beyond for you. Made everything PERFECT!!! Sweetest and most helpful staff I have ever met! Lots of wedding decor you can use for FREE, a whole warehouse full. Venue is breath taking.” -Chelsea


“The people here are awesome! It’s a DIY venue that basically decorates itself with the beauty of the location. The staff is so accommodating and wants you to be happy. Great rates, the most beautiful setting, and the best part is that it’s in the country with no light pollution which makes it a dream reception into the night.I love this place!” -Brittany


“There was a storm that came through the night before our wedding and our tent halfway fell down while we were decorating. The next morning when we arrived the tent was already back up and all of the debris from the storm had been cleaned up. I couldn’t believe how quickly they had worked to cleanit up. There were trees that were down and one tree had to be cut down it was so badly damaged, but they were so on top of it!
Deborah was so nice and so helpful on the day of the wedding and throughout the entire process. She helped us with our decorations even though that’s not part of what they do. Some of their decorations accidentally made it home with us and she was so patient with us and I had one of my bridesmaids return what she could find while we were on our honeymoon.
This venue made for FANTASTIC pictures! I love how they turned out. The scenery is amazing, and I wouldn’t have thought a place like this existed near Dallas.
This a great super affordable venue for the do it yourself bride.” -Jalynn


“Chandlers Garden was amazing! Debbie was so great to work with! She was extremely flexible in letting us use the venue! The tent that came with the use of the location was perfect! I would recommend This location to anyone! We transformed the location into a beautiful outdoor wedding and reception. You are at the mercy of the weather at this location but it was well worth it!” -Kamwin


“Everybody at our wedding said it was one of the most unique and beautiful weddings they have ever been to, thank you Chander’s Gardens.” -Richard


“Stephanie was extremely nice and professional. She was also flexible with setting up dates outside of the normal availability as well as letting us come back and tour on our own when we wanted.” -Ana


“Chandlers Gardens is a great place to have a beautiful garden wedding. They have a tented area (that comes with rental price), a circle of tree area, secret garden, and an area on a lake. Really pretty locations. They are flexible and we got the vibe that they would help you in any way they could with the planning. There were lots of great places to have a ceremony and reception! Deborah gave us the tour and was so sweet and genuine. The venue fit our budget really well and with the tent, rain was much less of a concern. You can rent their flowers and plants they are growing on site for a really good price, which we liked because it meant we didn’t just kill a bunch of plants for a few hours. If you are looking for a more rustic, DIY wedding, this is your spot! A golf cart would be very handy to have for older guests because some of the locations are a little walk from the parking lot and/or each other and are not paved. There are bride and groom rooms, although they are small and the spaces are shared with the warehouse and the office, respectively. I think its worth taking a look for sure!” -Rachel


“The gardens were beautiful and the staff was so flexible and easy to work with! We did have to pay separately for chairs and the dance floor, but other than the added expenses, the venue was perfect!” -Heather


“Great host and great place to Do a Gig acoustics are great and a very nice place .. it’s out there but worth the trip.” -D.J. M


“Staff and all have been very accommodating and the place is beautiful. If you follow Texas weather, you might know that yesterday was torrential rain in Celina/McKinney, so we had to go with Plan B and have the ceremony at the event center. Worked out just fine and the storm broke as guests were arriving. Stephanie braved the rain to make sure people arriving didnt go all the way to the Secret Garden. Thanks to all.” -Geep M.


“My husband and I got married here two years ago on June 14th, and it was everything we dreamed of and more. This was only the second venue we looked at, but we knew it was the one right away. The entire process was so smooth, and Sarah (I think that was her name!) was extremely helpful and always answered my questions in a timely manner. Chandler’s Gardens is absolutely beautiful and I am so thankful for such a wonderful start to my marriage. My husband and I are so grateful for Chandler’s Gardens and the people who run it!” -Joy S.


“My team and I have done several weddings at this beautiful venue. It’s definitely a photographer’s paradise.” -Lorena B.


“We had the perfect wedding experience with Stephanie in April. She was friendly, accommodating and made our day special. The grounds are well kept and they have quite a few onsite decor items available. The Secret Garden is a wonderful ceremony site and Circle of Trees has a great dance floor and open space for reception.” -Nate L.


“Was there for my nephews. Wedding and everything was. Awesome I loved it if I had to get married again I would do it there, I really recommended to everyone.” -Norma H.


“Absolutely beautiful and the staff is awesome!” -Daphne J.


“It is a beautiful place for weddings and receptions and we enjoyed all the flowers. Would go back again if someone else was getting married there.” -Karen B.


“We held my daughter’s wedding here June 4th and luckily the weather was perfect that day as everything was outside. The venue is incredibly beautiful. This ceremony was in the Secret Garden and the reception was in the tent with sides up. It was stunning. Everything was green and blooming. Staff was awesome and communication was great. Would definitely recommend.” -Marsha D.


“The gardens and venue are so gorgeous. I got married there 3 years ago, and it rained like crazy the day before and part of the day of. The whole situation could have been awful, but it turned out to be a great experience. I definitely recommend this venue.

The roses were in bloom and the trees were beautiful. Sarah, the coordinator was so kind and helpful. We really had the freedom to do what we wanted. The venue didn’t require you to use a specific caterer or anything like that. I fell in love with the views there and all of our guests had the best time.” -Holly M.


“Stunning venue to get married and the food and staff were friendly too!” -Britt S.


“Married here 09/05/15. Deborah is the event coordinator at Chandler’s Gardens and is the most attentive person I have ever met. She goes above and beyond to make your big day, PERFECT! She designed all of the ceremony and wedding layouts for us so I could visually see everything. The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful! They have a HUGE warehouse full of free wedding décor items you may borrow and furniture pieces you can rent. They allow you to use your own catering and bring in your own alcohol. Everything went perfect because it was all pre-planned thanks to Deborah. The great thing about the venue is that there are multiple locations to hold your ceremony or reception. We had our ceremony in the waterfront rose garden which is STUNNING and we got so many compliments about it. And we held our reception under the tent which is gorgeous when they light it up with chandeliers and white string lights. Another great part about the venue… you are the only person to have the venue for the entire day (from 8 am-midnight). Electrical is set up everywhere for lights, DJ/band/music, fans, photobooths, etc. PERECT venue, PERFECT staff! I highly recommend this venue to EVERYONE!” -Chelsea P.


“We had my daughters wedding yesterday and it was GREAT! The venue was awesome. Beautiful. We had a great time. Thank you so much.” -Ramona B.


“Beautiful venue! Only suggestion would be that they have a crew to help breakdown at the end of the night so that the wedding party doesn’t have to.” -Clara B.


“We attended a friend’s wedding and were very impressed with the beauty of the grounds. We have already recommended the location as a great outdoor wedding venue.” -Elizabeth M.


“Thank you so much for being so amazing in working with us for our small intimate wedding. I could not have had a better day and location! It was beautiful!” -Michele C.


“Beautiful venue the wedding was perfect. Loved everything about the venue as well.” -Brianne G.


“Got married here 10/17/15 and it was so beautiful!! If you want an outdoor wedding this is definitely the place to do it.” -Paige M.


“My son and new daughter in law has a great wedding experience here, and so did I!” -Lincoln A.


“Magical venue, with walking paths, woods, open fields. Structures. Enchanting!” -Kate K.


“This venue is so incredibly beautiful, especially for wedding pictures. The landscaping is wide open with antique roses, massive trees and ponds. The wedding coordinators were fantastic and so flexible with us. They do everything they can to make sure your wedding is flawless. You have many options in terms of your ceremony and reception location, and each place is just as beautiful. I would recommend Chandler’s Gardens to anyone looking to get married in the outdoors.” -Ashley M.


“This outdoor venue is absolutely lovely. They do not have preferred vendors, so we were able to keep our wedding to a fairly tight budget. Sarah, the main contact, is so helpful with getting things perfect for your day, and is very responsive to any questions. This was the absolute perfect place for our wedding, we loved every minute of it!” -Jennifer S.


“Amazing venue. Chandlers Gardens is a wonderful place to get married. They just built a new reception center along with a bridal suite and it is beautiful! The bridal suite had everything a bride could want in it from a shower to a fridge to a special hanger for taking pictures of the dress. For my ceremony I chose the rose garden and it was so beautiful and everything I wanted it to be. The owners also work with you. The only problem I had was after I paid the final price they hit me with a 250 trash deposit which I got back but was still not expecting to pay because I thought it was included in the venue price and a 1.50 per chair which I was suppose to have taken off for police discount. Other than that I think the venue was fairly priced for the area. I don’t think they should charge for their chairs though…that is just there way of making you pay more unnecessary money! Would still recommend though!” -Savannah H.


“OMG!! I just loved the place! Deborah the event planner was great, reliable and very helpful and friendly. And the venue simply amazing. My guest were in total aww and the natural scenery as decorations was the best part. I plan on doing my 7yr there all over again.” -Shenney J.


“Chandler Gardens was the most perfect setting for our daughter’s wedding! They had everything ready as promised, so easy to work with, and we received compliments through out the even and continue to hear from our guest just how beautiful and perfect the venue was! We would highly recommend if you are looking for a breathtaking outdoor venue! Just far enough out to be quiet and peaceful yet close enough to not be inconvenient.”


“Chandler’s Gardens exceeded my expectations. The coordinator, Sarah, was just incredible throughout all the planning. She always took the time to explain everything to me and give me all the information I needed. On the day of our wedding, everything was perfect. I could not have asked for more.” -Alyssa B.


“We loved Chandler’s Gardens. It’s an outdoor wedding venue for both ceremony and reception if you choose. Gorgeous setting that doesn’t need a lot of dressing up. Owner and main contact for venue are great to work with, very easy going.” -Lindsey E.


“Chandler’s Gardens is very unique because it offers several beautiful outdoor ceremony and reception sites. We chose the secret garden for the ceremony and the large tent for the reception and it was perfect. The venue also has a lot of decorative pieces (jars, decorations, shepherd’s hooks, arches, laterns, etc) that can be used for free. Staff from the venue set up the tables and chairs which is really helpful when you have so many other things going on.” -Samantha R.


“I loved the venue!! There is so much that is included in the pricing and the staff works hard to ensure a stress-free day! I am so thankful to have found Chandlers on the internet! Couldn’t have imagined being married anywhere else!” -Brandi S.


“The tree farm grounds are absolutely beautiful! With a range of trees, lakes, rose gardens, and more, Chandlers Gardens really offers a variety of choices to meet any preference/vision. Not to mention it’s very affordable. And the staff is so wonderful! Sarah and Barbara are both so friendly and willing to help make your vision come to life. They really complete the package of this venue to make it a high quality option!!” -Jessica T.


“The photos on their site do not do it justice! It’s beautiful, and as soon as I saw it, I knew nowhere else would do! It’s so hard to find venues with trees on dallas without it costing an arm and a leg, so chandler’s was a no brainer. I highly recommend it to any bride wanting an outdoor wedding. Everyone at the wedding raved about how gorgeous the venue was!” -Janelle B.


“Chandler’s Gardens is located on Chamberville Tree Farm in Celina, TX (near McKinney, TX). It is 300 acres of the beautiful outdoors. There are several sites to choose from. I chose the secret garden. We wanted a very simple, outdoor wedding. This site was PERFECT. There is a tree-lined path that opens to a tree-enclosed area centering around a giant, old tree. It was beautfiul and required few decorations. The lady in charge, Deborah is so helpful and kind.” -Chelsy Y.