We love working at the fun and unique wedding venue, Waldo’s Secret Garden located in Vero Beach, FL. It makes you feel like you have escaped into a wonderland of beauty.
Waldo E. Sexton broke ground on this unique property around 1911. Section by section, the main house was built for himself and his family.
The driftwood inspired house was built in the 40’s to accommodate his daughter, Barbara, and her new husband, John Tripson. Tied together by a jungle and whimsical sidewalk, the two historic homes have become an ode to Waldo’s love for large, rough wood and rustic construction.
Waldo’s Secret Garden is a wedding photographer’s dream, with breathtaking photography locations at every turn.
One of the most intriguing parts of this modern-day secret garden is the lush jungle mixed with old Florida details, tied together in an urban setting. The twelve-acre property is filled with statues, gardens, hanging plants and one of a kind artwork.
It is one of the few venues in Indian River County capable of accommodating weddings and events ranging from 50-200 guests.
For cocktail hour, we love setting up a bar under a tent near the driveway of the resort. This allows guests to quickly grab a cocktail and wander the property, taking in the unique details. Be sure to check out the giant dinosaur!
We have found that buffets seem to work best and are the most popular service style at Waldo’s Secret Garden; however, we have also done plated and family-style dinners.
In 2012 a family friend asked to host an event at the property and soon after the property turned into a desired South Florida wedding destination! Weddings are held October through May on this 100+-year-old property where the Tripson Family still resides.
Be sure to contact this unique Vero Beach wedding venue for more details and to set up your personal site visit!
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