2024 Opening Dates! Garden Centre & Botanical Gardens May 4 / Daytime Fountain Show May 18 / Festival of Fountains August 24

Event Planning and Services

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? Can I bring my own suppliers?

We can offer referrals to many local suppliers and yes, bring your trusted circle of 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.


Sherry Smith Photography

Wedding and Event Photography
Our visual storyteller and in-house photographer!
Clients wishing to explore hiring Sherry can view her portfolio of work at: www.sherrysmithphotography.ca – or – www.facebook.com/SherrySmithPhotography.ca


Boundless Media Productions

Aerial Wedding Photography
Capture your celebration with Aerial Wedding Photography! Memorable captures lasting a lifetime, contact Logan Middleton Owner/Operator, Boundless Media Productions. For more information and to view their work visit: www.boundlessmedia.ca or www.facebook.com/BoundlessMediaProductions

Wedding Officiant

Meet Kandy Webb our In House Wedding Officiant! 

Kandy is a self-professed romantic who considers herself blessed to be married to her soul mate for 37 years. She understands the gift of true love and is sincerely honoured to work with couples to develop their personalized day of heart-felt happiness, uniqueness and memories to last a lifetime.

She received and completed her Civil Marriage Solemnization training in 2016, in accordance with the Marriage Act.

Contact Kandy
Email: kandywebbweddingofficiant@gmail.com
Phone: 519-443-6549

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.

VIP Exclusives

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.

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 premier 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 Swimwearwith 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!

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.

"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."