Frequently Asked Question

Q. How many guests can I have at my wedding?
A. The Secret Garden can accommodate up to 160 guest with a cathedral seating arrangement. There's plenty of space throughout the property to accommodate those people for dinner and reception as well.

Q. Can I bring my own vendors?
A. 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.

Q. What’s included with the venue?
A. 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.

Q. Is there an indoor venue available?
A. Yes, you can have your reception in the fully air conditioned 5,000sqft reception and wedding hall. 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.

Q. What do we do with our trash?

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

Q. Can we stay in The Villa overnight?
A. The Villa at Paradise Spring can be booked to accommodate up to 20 guests overnight. Additional nights can be added upon request.

Q. What areas can I access?

A. There are three main venue areas. The Secret Garden which is used for ceremonies. The Event Lawn which is used for receptions/tents, 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.

Q. How much does it cost?

A. 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.

Q. Can I tour the property?

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

Q. How much parking is there?

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

Q. Where are the closest hotels?

A. 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

Q. Do you spray for mosquitos and bugs?

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

Q. Are pets permitted?

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