Here at Ashland Gardens and The Gardens, we offer a number of packages that we provide to couples and families to aid them in planning the most stress free event possible. One of the packages we offer is The Intimate Ceremony Package.
This is a simple package for couples who want to have a very short, simple ceremony. We offer two versions of the package: for the couple and two witnesses (you can provide them or we can) OR for the couple and up to 15 guests. This allows people in a myriad of situations to have a beautiful but simple ceremony in a lovely setting. The package includes 30 minutes use of the facility and the minister, and chairs for your guests (if having any). We offer Intimate Ceremonies during our office hours only: Mondays and Tuesdays between 10-6 and Thursdays and Fridays between 10-4). There are lots of ways to upgrade or personalize the package – adding time, a florist, a photographer, or (during the summer) moving the ceremony to our outdoor garden area – all for additional fees, etc.
Some of our Intimate Ceremony couples wear full wedding gear: gowns and tuxes. Other times they will wear a simple white dress and suit or nice dressy clothes (like our couple in the pictures). And sometimes, people come as they are (which is perfectly lovely!)…in their work or play clothes! Some couples bring music to be played during their ceremonies or flowers to hold and wear. Some people don’t. The point of the Intimate Ceremony is to essentially just tie the knot – in whatever way works for you!
Most of the time Intimate Ceremonies are scheduled one or two weeks in advance. Sometimes many months. Other times, people will call the morning of the day they would like to get married – that works just fine for us as long as the facility and the minister are available. We require a valid Oklahoma Marriage License in order for you to get married here at Ashland Gardens and The Gardens.
Scott and Delaram are a beautiful couple that absolutely radiate love for one another. Prior to their ceremony here in Oklahoma City, they shared in a ceremony in Iran – surrounded by friends and family there. They hope to schedule a full wedding and reception here in the States in the future for their friends and family that live here. We wish this gorgeous pair all the happiness in the world.