The Gardens Suite: The perfect space to prepare for your wedding day
Historic exterior design is reminiscent of the past while the interior space is full of modern touches making your wedding day completely stress free!
“The new suite..…..THE BEST! I was so relaxed the morning of my wedding just sitting by the fire with my wedding party, it was a dream.” – Amanda M.
The Gardens Suite is the perfect space to gather those you love as you prepare for your wedding day celebration at The Gardens of Castle Rock. The Garden Suite is one of two wedding day dressing rooms available on site to get ready for your big day!
Designed with a turn of the century feel, but built only a few years ago, the Suite’s exterior is reminiscent of a historic 1900’s city building complete with a stone foundation, brick façade and white mortar. The timber framed porch with its chainsaw milled pillars came from white pine and spruce trees harvested at The Gardens while the repurposed steel siding and roofing came from a 1960’s pole barn.
The angle of the building, as well as the number and location of windows, were designed with both beauty and functionality in mind. The Suite’s northeast placement maximizes natural light while the two-front retro-filled windows and three small windows into the Suite’s restroom showcase the soft early morning sun. In addition, five piano windows on the south side allow for the maximum amount of natural light to stream in at midday, creating the perfect lighting for make-up application and snapping gorgeous photos.
While the Gardens Suite has all the characteristics of a building of yesterday, it has all the conveniences of a modern dressing room, including central air conditioning for warm summer days to in floor heat and a touch button fireplace for those cool fall days.
Inside, it’s easy to be drawn to the impressive floor to ceiling Montana stone fireplace with a solid 8-inch thick hand-hewed black walnut mantle. Built by a team from Arabella Stone Co. and Dutch Creek Construction, the fireplace creates the perfect backdrop for dress reveal photos. The Suite’s fireplace even holds a secret! Hidden amongst the Montana stones are three unique round stones that Glenn Switzer, venue owner and designer, brought back from a recent trip to the North Shore.
The 16-foot shiplap board styled ceiling was milled and processed at the Workshop at The Gardens from the black walnut and ash trees that once sat on the Suite’s site.
To the left of the fireplace sits a giant three-sided bay mirror creating the perfect opportunity to view yourself from every angle and to the right is large classic white accented bathroom complete with multiple more mirrors and abundant counter space.
Interested in spending your wedding day in this one-of-a-kind beautifully designed space? Contact The Gardens for more information.
To learn more about the construction of the Gardens Suite, including the history of the ball finiale (don’t worry if you don’t know what that is!), check out this youtube video.
Want to know even more about what went into building the Gardens Suite……CLICK HERE to be taken to the Growing The Gardens ~ Building The Gardens Suite Wedding Day Dressing Room Youtube video playlist.