The serene and exotic setting of the Japanese Friendship Garden will transport you across the seas for your wedding ceremony. The stroll garden was built in order to cultivate a friendship with one of Phoenix’s sister cities: Himeji, Japan. “Ro Ho En,” as it is also called, is a work of purity and love. All of the decorative features seen in the garden are gifts from the City of Himeji and its citizens to guide in the design and construction of this peaceful escape in the desert. Created through the strength of the two cities’ bond, this awe-inspiring garden is the perfect place to tie the knot with the person you love the most in this world.
You and your guests can enjoy the many features and events at the Japanese Friendship Garden. With public tea ceremonies inside the tea house or meditation classes outside on the lawn, there are plenty of ways for you and your guests to get in touch with nature and the Japanese culture. The garden features a variety of exotic and majestic flora that are breathtaking to stroll by and observe. When it come time to say your “I do’s”, your guests will relax to the sounds of trickling streams and a peaceful 14-foot waterfall during your ceremony. For a smaller party, there are other exceptional locations throughout the garden to take that first step to forever with your fiancé. With its rich history and plentiful beauty, the garden offers something special for every couple desiring to be married.
Check out everything the Japanese Friendship Garden has to offer for your big day here!
Photo 1, 7: Laura Segall Photography | Photo 2, 9: NVS Studios | Photo 3: Boggan Photography | Photo 4: Carrie Patricia Studios | Photo 5, 8: Cyndi Hardy | Photo 6: Hayley Boham | Photo 10: Genevieve Hansen