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Sherman Gardens

Sherman Gardens 

Sherman Gardens and Library is a non profit botanical wonderland filled with an array of beautiful foliage from spiny desert cacti to exotic tropical flowers. The private gardens span 2.2 acres and include indoor and outdoor patios and conservatories linked by wide brick walkways, blooming seasonal flowers and bubbling tile fountains perfect for your special day. Accommodating up to 250 guests at their historic Oceanside venue, Sherman Gardens hosts only one wedding ceremony per night making sure you are their top priority. 

Their wedding package includes a bridal suite to get ready for your big day along with tables, chairs, linens, fine china and glassware for your ceremony and reception. They also include wedding planning and in house catering while also helping you create your dream your wedding cake that’s sure to wow and please your guests. Sherman Gardens wedding package includes help with setting up and cleaning up for your big day along with event rentals such as lighting and sound to make memories on your special day that last a lifetime. 

When we first looked at places for our reception, we settled on 3 places to look at. Sherman Gardens beat the other two right out of the water. The space is gorgeous (especially the succulent garden) and so full of places to explore that the guests really loved. Even if it was hard to work with the employees of the garden (which it wasn’t), I would have kept with it because of how amazingly gorgeous the gardens are. However, everyone was extremely easy to work with. Sherman Gardens works with Pascal’s for catering and Will Have Dessert for cake so we didn’t need to worry about catering. Patti, who works for Pascal’s, became like a wedding planner for me, giving me ideas and reminding me that she will take care of it and I didn’t need to worry about it. She was amazing. Also, I got to store things in the brides room a couple days before the wedding so that set up would be easy (although Sherman Gardens does most of the setting up anyway). A couple months before the wedding we had a dinner and cake tasting. We chose 4 different hors d’oeuvres that were passed around during cocktail hour. We chose for dinner a choice of halibut (OH MY GOSH SO AMAZING) or pork. And for cake we chose the lemon-lime cake. Best. Cake. Ever. The reception went so smoothly. Plenty of guests explored the gardens. Some played bocce ball. Some roasted smores. Everyone, even my grandpa, danced. It was a perfect evening. The food was perfect. The location was perfect. The cake was to die for. And it made our wedding a dream come true. Many of my friends have told me it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. And Sherman Gardens and Patti had a lot to do with it!– Katie J, The Knot

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