Hi! We're Chuck and Karen Guilbert, the owners of Garrison Gardens. Welcome!
Owning a wedding venue has been a dream of ours for over 20 years, and in 2009, God opened the door and made our dream a reality. We had our first wedding in March of 2010 and never looked back!
Weddings are our passion. Being part of such an amazing day in so many couples' lives is more rewarding than we can put into words. Sometimes it's still hard to believe that we actually get to do what we love for a living! Helping each couple with their individual needs, styles, and personalities has been such a joy!
If you are getting married (congrats!), we would absolutely love to host your special day! Feel free to take a look around our site, and click the Contact Us tab to get in touch!
"Helping each couple with their individual needs, style, and personalities has been such a joy!"
"Named the top wedding venue in Arkansas by bestthingsar.com!"
"My son and daughter-in-law's wedding was 4/28/18 in the early evening at Garrison Gardens. The venue was nothing short of magical. Waterfalls, creeks, tall trees and multiple seating areas for guests made this the perfect place for a wedding. The reception hall was perfect as well - plenty of seating for guests, dancing, a bar, and beautiful views of the outdoors at sunset. I highly recommend this spot for anyone wanting the perfect outdoor wedding in a romantic, intimate space.
"Amazing venue and awesome people. I'm so happy that we chose Garrison Gardens for our wedding. The venue speaks for itself, but Chuck and Karen went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day went smoothly and everything was in order. They took all of the work out of the whole process and made sure everything was lined out so that I didn't have to stress about anything. I highly recommend this venue!"
- Chelsé Wiborn, married May 12, 2018
"This is an AMAZING venue!!!! At dusk, it is picturesque with lighting throughout the trees. The grounds are perfectly manicured. The reception hall is cozy and charming, as well as functional. The owners are helpful and accommodating. Very happy for the opportunity to use this facility. It was a fairytale wedding!"
- Kristin Collins, mother of the bride
"If you're looking for a perfect wedding day that flows seamlessly and makes you feel like you're floating on clouds, this is your place. Chuck and Karen pour their hearts into not only the venue, but the brides and grooms who choose to begin their marriage here. My husband and I were already in love with the venue, but upon arriving the day of our wedding, we were blown away by it all over again. From setting up, to coordinating, to DJ-ing a party that never had a dull moment, our big day was better than we could have possibly dreamed. Thank y'all for treating our wedding party and guests like part of your family.
- Daphne Franklin, married October 28, 2017
"Chuck and Karen, Thank you so much for all your hard work to make our wedding a dream come true! The decorations were better than I could have ever imagined, and the music was perfect! The gift you gave us is more than we could have dreamed of. Thank you so much for what you do!"
-Charles & Kaitlyn Burrow, married June 2, 2018