Frequently Asked Questions


Can I move things on the property?

We do not allow our previously staged decor to be moved around.  This includes our statues, hanging plants, any decor, artwork, beds, etc. If you have any questions in regards to this we are happy to have a conversation prior to event.

What is the cancellation policy?

We require an initial non-refundable security deposit of $500 that secures the date but all payments are non-refundable. Please consider cancellation insurance if this should be a concern.


Is insurance required?

Yes,  a one million dollar liability insurance policy is required by any vendor and renter that is scheduled to be on the property for the event.  This insurancecan be easily obtained by Most vendors have their business insurance - in the event they do not they will have to be covered under the renters insurance policy.

What is the weather contingency plan?

We are mainly an outside venue.  Depending on the months - having a tent on hold through one of our suggested rental companies is something we highly suggest as well as weather insurance in case of state of emergency situations. If you will be renting a tent, a 20 x 30 or 20 x 40 will work best.


What are the restrictions? 

No: fireworks, Chinese lanterns, mortars, confetti, fake flower petals, liquor shots from the bar, glass cups or glass beer bottles, moving of (our) decor, pestering farm animals located on property, no playing music from a personal car, speakers, etc. during or after event. Waldo’s Secret Garden reserves the say for anything not listed above.

Do I need a wedding planner?

We really, really always suggest one!  It’s an important day and you want it to be stress free!  Waldo’s Secret Garden is solely responsible for venue coordinating but we can suggest day of, month of, or full service coordinators.  If you choose not to have one we only allow a maximum of 3 people the day of to assist you in setting up decor.


Can our pet be a part of the wedding? 

Yes, within limits.  We can talk about this and what type of animal you have. We do have other animals on the property.  They also have to be kenneled or taken home after the ceremony.

How can we pay?

We only accept check or cash and a 7% Florida tax is added to final bill.


How many can the property accommodate?

We cap wedding events at 200.

What are the music/sound restrictions?

We can accommodate a band (4-5 members maximum)or a DJ.  We are very consciousness of the residential areas around us and adhere to county noise ordinances.  Bass speakers must be low and music must be off at 10pm.


Is there handicap accessibility?

We do have ramps and entry ways for anyone in a wheel chair or with a disability. Please let us know any special needs prior to event. 

How much ice do I need for an event?

Seems like a random question but it’s frequently asked!  There are ice calculators online that can help you determine the amount you will need if you are purchasing the ice personally and not through your caterer.