• How many guests can I have at my wedding?

    The Secret Garden can accommodate up to 150 guest with a cathedral seating arrangement. There's plenty of space throughout the property to accommodate those people for dinner and reception as well.

  • Can I bring my own vendors?

    Yes, The Secret Garden at Paradise Spring is BYO. This includes caterers, DJs, photographers, and anything else. Please keep in mind you're 100% responsible for your vendors.

  • What's included with the venue?

    Accommodations to the Villa, ™Secret Garden and 5,000sqft air conditioned wedding hall. We provide a starter amount of household supplies in the house. Generally this is enough for 20 guests to stay overnight for a few days. You will need to bring additional supplies to meet the needs of your event.

  • Is there an indoor venue available?

    Yes, you can have your reception in the fully air conditioned 5,000sqft Paradise Spring Pavilion. In edition when you book both ceremony and reception you will have access to the event lawn where you can set up a tent. Tent rental is an additional cost.

  • What do we do with our trash?

    We provide a dumpster. You are responsible for the removal of trash so be sure you and your vendors don't overfill the dumpster.

  • Can we stay in the Villa overnight?

    The Villa at Paradise Spring can be booked to accommodate up to 20 guests overnight. Additional nights can be added upon request.

  • What areas can I access?

    There are three main venue areas. The Secret Garden which is used for ceremonies. The Pavilion is used for receptions, and The Villa which is used for overnight accommodations. Each can be booked together or separately and can be used interchangeably for your ceremony, reception, and lodging.

  • How much does it cost?

    Costs vary depending on time of year, demand, and availability. Let us know which dates you're interested in and we'll get you a custom proposal right away.

  • Can I tour the property?

    Yes, to tour the property please choose an available time slot by clicking here.


  • How much parking is there?

    There's adequate parking on site for up to 200 cars.

  • Where are the closest hotels?

    The closest hotels are located about 20 minutes drive to either Brandon or Plant City. Hotels in Tampa are about a 30 minute drive. Here are a few.


    Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon

    10220 Palm River Road

    Tampa, FL 33619



    Hilton Garden Inn

    4328 Garden Vista Drive

    Riverview FL 33578




    Holiday Inn Express

    510 Grand Regency Blvd

    Brandon, FL 33510



  • Do you spray for bugs?

    Yes, we have a regular schedule to spray for mosquitos and bugs.

  • Are pets permitted?

    Officially we don't allow pets but some exceptions can be made if you're will to pay a $500 pet fee.

  • What is the typical booking process for Paradise Spring?

    1. Enter your email address into the field on our home page. 


    2. Receive general information, photos, and approximate pricing for the venue.


    3. Verify your wedding date is available.


    4. Book a tour to see the venue in person.


    5. Receive an official proposal for your date.


    6. Sign your contract and pay the half down deposit to reserve your date.


    7. Enjoy your special day.

  • Who is a good fit for The Secret Garden™

    We find the people who are most satisfied with their wedding at The Secret Garden™ value the following:


    > Privacy 
    > Freedom
    > Great Photos
    > One Of A Kind Experiences

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