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Venues in Rockford, IL,
(815) 316-3285

About Us

Anderson Japanese Gardens is a unique wedding venue located in Rockford, Illinois. As one of the best Japanese gardens in North America, this setting will delight and impress your guests. The grounds consist of 12 acres of lawns, pathways, streams and waterfalls. This is an award-winning venue, having held the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards for a number of years. With its architecture and professional services, Anderson Japanese Gardens is a venue that will be remembered forever.

Recognizing these disruptive times, Anderson Gardens and Fresco at the Gardens, operated by Franchesco’s Ristorante, realize many bridal couples are forced to reschedule their weddings dates. The Garden and Fresco want to help alleviate the stress and anxiety many bridal couples are struggling with as they try to find available wedding venues.

Receptions are available September 2020 through March 2021.

Facilities and Capacity
Anderson Japanese Gardens can accommodate up to 220 guests. The nature amongst the trees and streams is perfect for pictures.

Services Offered
Anderson Japanese Gardens offers the following services:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Setup

Anderson Japanese Gardens is located in Rockford, Illinois by Rock River. It services the Rockford metropolitan area.

Kate Koziol

5 out of 5
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  • I can’t say enough wonderful things about the staff and the grounds! The ceremony was beautiful and that in large part is due to the attentiveness of the staff! They took care of details that I hadn’t thought of and were very supportive. They had golf carts to help our family that were handicapped down to the site and made me overall feel so at ease! I would HIGHLY recommend them!!

    responded with the following comments.

    Oh Kate, thank you! It was such a pleasure to celebrate with you! We can't wait to see you both in the Garden again soon.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,250.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,250.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue


    What kind of settings are available?

    Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Elopements

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

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