Your exclusive garden destination wedding or special celebration awaits you at Whistling Gardens!
There's nothing more romantic than a garden wedding to celebrate your most intimate moment. As you start your new journey together, you are surrounded by the tranquility of nature, lush gardens, statuary, fountains, swans and many unique water features... your own personal sanctuary!
As the birds serenade, your wedding becomes a destination experience for your guests! Take pleasure in your very own musical fountain show in our amphitheatre, and casually wander through 4 kilometers of walking paths throughout our 20 acres of gardens.
The gardens are designed to accommodate wedding photography, ceremonies, birthdays, showers, family reunions, meetings, awards, prom and graduation celebrations, and there's plenty of room for larger groups too! Guests with accessibility limitations will receive personal valet transportation to and from your wedding site.
Our award winning certified team is here to offer you 'peace of mind' when planning your next garden destination experience! We offer over 20 years of provincial and municipal award winning event management experience with certifications in Smart Serve, First Aid and AODA Customer Service (Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act).
Contact co-owner, Wanda Heimbecker, firstname.lastname@example.org to request our wedding packages, check date availability and to schedule your complimentary tour.
Need help planning? As guests of our gardens for your special celebration, we help by working with your planning team and suppliers by providing site logistics, inspection tours and on-site support services to comply with all municipal, provincial and federal guidelines.
Not sure where to start? We can offer referrals to many local suppliers too! Several reliable local companies are familiar with our property and have everything you need to plan your perfect event at Whistling Gardens. Our in-house photographer and certified event/wedding planner both offer very competitive rates, as they are very familiar with each spectacular garden while ensuring your creative vision is fulfilled within budget.
Meet Sherry Smith Photography: Our visual storyteller and in-house photographer!
Custom Visions! Ask about our dove releases, or why not create a grand garden entrance and arrive by horse and carriage, limousine or yes tractor. Our team is always ready to learn of your creative wish list or respect your confidential special planning needs.
"We were captivated with Darren's knowledge of trees and soon understood Darren's true passion and insight for his long term dream in making Whistling Gardens a peaceful sanctuary for others to enjoy. Darrell and I knew Whistling Gardens was going to be the place for our special day. Not only are the grounds stunning, Darren and Wanda are truly amazing! We are so happy with our decision; we will cherish the memories for years to come. Our wedding day was perfect! Whistling Gardens is one of Norfolk County's best-kept secrets."
Carol & Darrell Reynolds
"We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful location, even our Minister referred to it as a Garden of Eden, and the staff were so friendly and accommodating every step of the way"
C & V
"AWWW...we loved your place! Our day was WONDERFUL and you and Darren your compassion, and professionalism made our day seamless! SO VERY in AWE still till this day how absolutely THANKFUL for the memories you have given Joseph, I and our Family/Friends for the rest of our lives!!!!! Wishing you continued success, and Wonderful LOVE!"
Contact Us for more information and to schedule your complimentary site tour.
Bridal Parties Special Gift!
As your event hosts, we’re not shy to admit we take great pride and very special care when assisting our Bridal Party clientele, as guests plan for one of their most important life changing moments. Your perfect garden celebration remains our top priority as our attention to ‘your’ details continues to offer our clients peace of mind.
Many clients have continued to ask us.... in response, we are very pleased to announce our special partnership with our area's top beauty style maker and specialty lingerie and swimwear boutique: The DolMor Salon and My Top Drawer Fine Lingerie and Swimwear!
The DolMor Salon...Norfolk's premiere salon for over 60 years. Consistently voted the #1 Salon through Reader's Choice awards, we would be honoured to look after your personal styling needs as you prepare for your Special
Event at Whistling Gardens. With 10 stylists and an esthetics department as well, we have what it takes to 'Get you to the Garden On Time'
My Top Drawer Fine Lingerie and Swimwear... with four locations in Southern Ontario had its humble beginnings here in Norfolk County! Nominated consistently as Best Lingerie Boutique in North America by Intima Magazine, our stores have absolutely everything a girl needs to feel smooth, confident and up-lifted on Event Day!
As a Whistling Gardens Bride, groom or bridal party member please request and enter your VIP CODE to receive your exclusive VIP Gift!
Photo Credit: Keepsake Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Clayton and Vanessa Shebec, Teija Kovanen Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Lynn & Bob Aitchison, JML Productions
Mr. & Mrs. Melissa and Ryan Chanyi, Splash Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Slifierz, DA Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Larry and Keri Cowan, Helen Twyman Photography
"One of a parents proudest moments, is to witness our children's marriage ceremony.
Sept. 1st, 2012 Darren & Wanda Heimbecker hosted our daughter Serena Cappe & Joseph Reynolds wedding nuptials at their elegant Temple Garden site in Whistling Gardens Botanical Gardens. When Serena & Joe shared their exciting news about their engagement, the planning kicked into full swing!
Having a business relationship with Wanda, impressed by her professionalism, she'd shared with me the introduction of their pending Wedding Host stage.
When asked by the happy couple for potential locations, it was easy to suggest ...... ‘Whistling Gardens’. I knew we could trust Darren and Wanda to ensure the happy couple's day was memorable and stress free. Serena and Joe were elated to the extent of giddiness, when speaking about their romantic dream Wedding Garden location.
The hosts paid special attention to the smallest of details, leading up to and ensuring the Bride and Grooms day was memorable ie:
A Bride's tent was erected prior to the ceremony.
Our guests we're personally welcomed to the picture perfect Temple Gardens.
Guest with mobility limitations were addressed and assisted to the site.
The Musical Fountain display announcing the introduction of Mr and Mrs Reynolds, choreographed and composed by Darren, himself.
All in all, we were very pleased with the service we received from Darren and Wanda.
We and all our family and friends will cherish the memories of our children's beautiful wedding.
Thank you for sharing in our Children's Wedding dream as they start in their journey in love together." Laurie and Clive Cappe - Parents of the Bride
Policy: * Wedding and celebration activities are considered special events, therefore compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, codes and regulations, or government agencies, including Federal, Provincial and Municipal bylaws having jurisdiction is required. In case of cancellation or postponement, 50% of the full contract value is nonrefundable.