We arranged for a tour of the place (even though we've been there) on yesterday & Daniel was our lovely guide. He works at the garden & is part of the event staff that assists with weddings. The above photo is a photo of the garden area, or ceremony site. Where the three round bushes are is where Vinh & I would stand in front of. Of course, it'd be more green come August.
Above is the Mon (or Main Gate) & in the photo, you're exiting the garden. We are allowed to hang things on the Mon's wooden beam for decoration, which I love! Plus, when the wedding ceremony starts, the gates would close & you could have something decorating the closed gates as well.
The above photo is the Lower House & where I would get ready for the ceremony. However, I think I'd be dressed & ready by the time I come so it's more of a hangout place for my girls & I. It's currently being renovated & will be done by March so there'll be no problem for me. They're making it accessible for wheelchairs (the geeky OT in me is giddy about this)! You can close the screen doors inside so that no one can peek at you, hehe.
I asked Daniel if I could have a photobooth I made set up & he said I definitely could along with a small table for refreshments for our guests. Totally lovin' this location since it's closer to home & it gives us way more freedom to make the wedding "us." We're probably going to book it within the next month or so & I'm excited :)