Wellfield Botanic Gardens is conveniently located at 1011 North Main Street in Elkhart, IN which is an easy, less than one mile walk from the center of downtown. This gorgeous garden wedding venue surrounded with the most beautiful flowers, plants, bushes and more is a 36-acre natural enclave consisting of 18 acres of lakes, streams, waterfalls and other water features.  The lovely, peaceful place offers a stunning outdoor backdrop for both small and big weddings annually for the months of April until October.

Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart, IN
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A magical outdoor wedding venue
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Be surrounded with the natural beauty of nature on your special day
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This magical setting offers several venues for wedding occasions which includes their English Cottage Garden, Waterfall Garden, Event Garden (with the nearby Event Plaza) and Island Garden. All of these beautifully landscaped and distinct gardens offer a unique theme of their own such as an old English country feel or the serenity of a Japanese garden. Wellfield Botanic Gardens will awaken a serene and romantic feel to you and your guests with its natural charm brought about by the lush greens and the vibrant colors, as well as enchanting smell of the flowers. Just think about the amazing atmosphere your wedding will have; nothing beats the natural beauty of nature with soothing sound of the water; plus having such a stunning outdoor backdrop open the doors for amazing photos that will definitely be treasured memories on your big day for you and your guests. Every corner in Wellfield Botanic Garden is truly uniquely gorgeous for wedding pictures such as the winding paths surrounded by flowers, the center of the beautiful bridge or even the serenity on the pond deck.  It will be an outdoor wedding that will be engraved on your mind and heart, including those special people who were there on the day you exchanged I do’s with the love of your life.

English Cottage Garden
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Waterfall Garden
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Event Garden (with the nearby Event Plaza)
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Island Garden
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Take note of the following policies (copied from Wellfield’s website) they have when renting this place for your wedding:

“Our rental fees are based on the number of guests in attendance, up to a 3-hour minimum increment. Pricing includes admission for all guests, musicians, photographers, and event planners within the garden reservation. *Events over 3 hours in duration incur additional fees.

PLEASE NOTE: Wellfield Botanic Gardens is a location rental site only and does not offer event planning services, rental equipment or catering services. All rental equipment arrangements must be made with Molly Schrader, Event Specialist at Burns Rent-Alls Special Events, our exclusive rental partner.

Wellfield Botanic Gardens reserves the right to refuse reservations based on intended site use or other circumstances, including availability. All outside vendors must be licensed, insured, and approved by WBG prior to your scheduled event.”

Amazing photo opportunities at this wedding venue
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The gorgeous and serene backdrop of this botanical garden
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If you want a wedding venue that will truly bring in the romance of your love and the beauty of nature surrounding you and your guests on that special day, then try booking your event in Wellfield Botanic Gardens. The natural splendor of this place will definitely stay with and your guests memories forever. Contact them now to discuss your plans and envision your outdoor wedding day blooming with beauty, tranquility and love.

Bloom in romance at Wellfield Botanic Gardens wedding venue
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A peaceful and magical place to say I do’s
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Have an unforgettable wedding at Wellfield Botanic Gardens
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Wellfield Botanic Gardens logo
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Address: 1011 North Main St., Elkhart, IN 46514
Website: http://www.wellfieldgardens.org/
Phone: +1 574-266-2006
Email: info@wellfieldgardens.org
Social Media Accounts:
• Facebook: Wellfield Botanic Gardens @WellfieldBotanicGardens •
• Instagram: wellfieldgardens
• Twitter: Wellfield Botanic Gardens @WellfieldBG
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• Outdoor Venue
• Ceremony Area
• Reception Area
• Ceremony Chairs provided
• Outdoor lighting
• Dance Area
• Set up and clean up
• Day-of coordinator
• Big parking lot
Theme: Natural Charm and Calm of Nature
Guest Capacity: Up to 300 guests
Number of Function Rooms/Spaces: 4
Special Romantic Offer: A vast, beautiful backdrop for photos


Reviewed 2 months ago by Clay House Photography
Google Reviews

Absolutely loved the wedding that we shot here in 2021. The Wellfield Botanic Garden was the ceremony location and it was beautiful. There were so many options for photos – from ivy walls to large florals and a pavilion. Although it was an extremely hot day, the couple opted to do all pre-ceremony photos out in the garden and I am so glad that they did (and I’m sure they were too!) The ceremony was held on the lawn and all of the backdrops in our photos were great. The space was able to accommodate the guest count of over 150. After the ceremony, we did couple portraits around the garden and we were able to capture unique shots from pre-ceremony pictures – all on the property – because the gardens had that many options. We headed about a mile across town and had the reception at the Lerner Crystal Ballroom. The ballroom was large and, although we did not take many pictures on the outside of the building, there was a lot of potential for getting a city feel for sunset.

Reviewed 7 months ago by Betty Trausch
Google Reviews

Absolutely beautiful! Attended a wedding on the grounds ~ so serene and romantic! The volunteers were so accommodating ~ they are amazing with all the work they do, keeping the gardens looking so inviting!