“Being from Southern Illinois, there were only a limited number of places to have your wedding, until NOW! You always hear how stressful it is to plan a wedding, and how mean and stressed the brides are, but I couldn’t imagine having a wedding anywhere else!” – Micah (former bride)
Garden Grove Event Center is a one stop shop for all weddings and special events in Southern Illinois. Their main goal is helping you design and execute your perfect event, with little stress and many smiles. They keep it simple; they take your visions for your event and they help you turn them into reality.
The owners Dirk Borgsmiller and Dr. Francis Tsung bought a multi use complex in 2003 with the plans to make Tennis and Soccer work. They quickly realized they were going to have to do more to keep the doors open and started taking on more services, sports lessons and started doing special events. In 2007 after doing a little bit of everything, they hired Melissa Ray Roach for Event Management and together, they started focusing on their strengths and eliminating the things that took up time and didn’t make sense business wise. Garden Grove was born and has been doing full-service weddings and events in Carbondale since 2012. What they found was as a company, they were really good at the hand holding process and worked on developing a culture that focused on exceptional service by hiring only the best people to help execute that service. Melissa is now the Director of Development and Garden Grove Event Center and has a team of rock stars that help make everything possible. What you see today happened by accident but couldn’t be more perfect. They now have three inside event venues with dedicated outdoor wedding spaces. Garden Grove Event Center is a one stop shop for all weddings and special events in Southern Illinois. Their main goal is helping you design and execute your perfect event, with little stress and many smiles. They keep it simple; they take your visions for your event, and they help you turn them into reality.
To help you manage the many daunting details, they offer delicious in-house catering, professional staff to attend to your guests needs, and wedding coordinating services to make sure your day runs smoothly. Their staff is comprised of thoughtful, friendly, professional, and helpful people who understand the individual needs of your event. While they do love planning weddings and events at their venues, they also enjoy taking their knowledge and professionalism on the road, to help couples make their dream days come true at a venue of their choosing. Let them help you create so you can celebrate! Call them today for more information. 618-727-4436