Thank you note

Thank you for the wonderful follow up notes to our Facility Rentals team


Greetings Chelsea!

Thank you for helping make the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) 2017 Conference such a success! Our guests had a lovely time and are still raving about how wonderful our city and state are. With your help, we exceed expectations and sent our guests home with a fresh outlook on Oklahoma that they will share with others.

We look forward to our next program together.

Factoring in the Difference,

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Dear Catherine, Chelsea, and Cole;

We just wanted to drop you both a note to say thank you for helping us on our wedding day. It was a beautiful event. EVERYONE remarked on the venue, the food, the flowers, the staff…even my Mother said she “wouldn’t change a thing”. Trust me, that’s high praise.

We will make sure that we tell everyone who thoroughly profession and delightful all of you were to work with.

Best regards, Shawn and Tom


Hi Chelsea,

I just wanted to say how incredibly pleased we were with Piper’s 1st birthday party.  It is such a beautiful spot for a party, and I appreciate your help and the helpful Myriad Garden’s staff.

Please know that I will continue to use Myriad Gardens for future birthday parties, as well as recommend the spot to other Mom’s looking for the perfect venue for their kid’s parties.

Thanks again for your help!


Melissa F. Thomas


Dear Chelsea, 

Thank you so much for everything during our wedding journey! We couldn’t have put together such a lovely ceremony without your help and the Myriad Gardens. We got extremely lucky with the weather considering it snowed the week before and after the wedding! Everything turned out beautifully, including all the pictures. It was such a pleasure getting to know you and we’ll definitely be coming around the Gardens for many years to come. The Myriad Botanical Gardens will always be a special place of course! 🙂  — Daniel & Annie Doan



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Amanda Oehlert, review from The Knot, 9/30/2015 


Great venue

My wedding was at the Myriad Gardens inside the Crystal Bridge at the end of May 2015. First off, the location is great (right in the center of OKC). Second, the locations are beautiful with lots of great photo locations. Third, the staff -especially Chelsea – were awesome to work with! Chelsea is on top of everything, responsive to emails, goes through everything with you, and it all went very smoothly. Also, they turn off the waterfall during the ceremony, which helped a lot with the humidity and noise level. All in all, I’m very happy that we were married there. Though word of caution – the clear panels leak just a little bit, so you’re not entirely dry if it still rains on the wedding day.


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Chantel Wolff, Email, 6/2015

Dear Chelsea,

Here are some photos from Katie’s birthday party at the Children’s garden on June 20th. Again, she and her friends had a fun and memorable time. Thank you so much for all your help. We couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue.  — Chantel


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You helped me and my husband with our daughter’s first birthday earlier this year. (Birthday for Josephine Gill January 4th.) My cousin recently got engaged and I wanted to forward your wedding package information on to them. You all did such a wonderful job for us and for the birthday and I recommend you all to everyone. You are your staff are so wonderful and really went above and beyond what was expected for us. It may not have seemed like a lot to you all, but it meant the world to us. Thank you so much for all of your help!   —Alisha Gill



The Knot, Reviewed  7/16/2015 by Jennie

They Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City is an absolutely wonderful place to get married. First it is a beautiful setting! It is also incredibly affordable! And the staff are so helpful! I cannot praise the wedding coordinator, Chelsea, enough. 2 months prior to my wedding date (which had been reserved almost a year in advance) Chelsea called me to let me know the city had decided to have OKCFest, an outdoor concert event, right across the street on another property on the day and time of my wedding! If she hadn’t let me know I wouldn’t have been able to do anything about it! But she let me move up my ceremony and reception time, and made several other arrangements to help me out! She even gave me a discounted price even though she had no control over those events! Beautiful venue, affordable, and very helpful staff!!


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Dear Chelsea: 

Thank you so much for allowing us have our banquet at the Myriad Gardens. I also really want to thank you for helping us with our banquet. You guys saved our banquet by helping us put up decorations and letting us use your projector. Every time we had a problem you guys were there to help and appreciate it so much!

Thanks again!

Rachel Allen, Pi Zeta Pi


Brian and Michelle after the wedding


I wanted to thank you for everything you did to make Brian and Michelle’s wedding perfect in every way. I know many people are happy with the Garden Room as a rain back up for the terrace but I knew Michelle would be distressed to have the wedding there.

You went out of your way to accommodate our desire to use the Crystal Bridge as a backup and you have my very sincere thanks. Michelle was disappointed that rain prevented us from using the oh so lovely terrace but was thrilled to use the Bridge as a second choice. The chairs and water fall back up were so lovely.

I cannot say enough good things about the staff of the bridge. They also went out of their way to make things lovely for Michelle. We also appreciate their work and kind assistance last Saturday.

I have attached a picture of Brian and Michelle after the wedding. You can see how happy they are!

Thank you again.

Carol Haaksma



Gorgeous venue    posted 4/22/2014 to The Knot 

Chelsea and her team were great to work with! They were kind and professional and even on the night of our wedding, they left on the botanical gardens’ lights for all of our wedding guests. It’s such a beautiful venue that we used very little decor for our wedding, there’s just something about the natural beauty of the gardens!




The engagement party we had on Saturday night was PERFECT!! It was all we hoped for and more! The weather, place and even the security guard was more than perfect…thanks for having a place for events such as this.

We will definitely be back for more family events!

Trish Hedrick, Preschool Coordinator
Council Road Baptist Church


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We got married at the Myriad Gardens in the Dean Mcgee center. When we saw this beautiful venue, we knew we were going to get married there. Lucky for us, the rental was very affordable. We worked with Chelsea and she gave us a tour of the venue and was very helpful. Seeing two large empty rooms, it was difficult for me to picture my wedding. She sent me pictures of previous weddings that had been held there and helped me decide on a layout. We visited many times before the big day to plan and space things. The staff was always helpful and friendly. The day before the wedding, we were allowed to set up the wedding (since there wasn’t an event that day). The rehearsal was held there free of charge. Even when we were setting up for the wedding, they let us borrow a power drill to set up our wedding arch. The day of the wedding, there was an event manager there to make sure I had everything I needed. He met my every request. For the before wedding photos, the Chrystal Bridge was open and we were allowed to take photos there. After the wedding, the bridge was closed, but the event manager, Michelle, opened it up for my husband and I to take our photos. We were so impressed by the helpfulness and kindness of the Myriad Gardens staff! My husband and I are so happy that we decided to have our wedding at the Myriad Gardens!

-Amy Simpson and Patrick Britton, Married March 15, 2014



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On behalf of ReMerge and our recent eight graduates of the program, thank you for donating your time and space for photography and videography. The graduates were so touched by your generosity, and were all so excited to be in the Gardens – many for the very first time. It was also the first time many of the mothers had family portraits taken. The family portraits have brought so much happiness and lifelong memories to them. They are all truly beautiful and we cannot thank you enough for offering your lovely gardens. They provided beautiful backgrounds for lovely photos.



A belated but none the less heartfelt THANK YOU to you and the whole team at Myriad Gardens for helping to make my son’s 3rd Birthday Party awesome! The space was of course, gorgeous and fun as always. But the help we got from folks on site with parking and moving our party supplies was just awesome. The guy with the golf cart saved my life!! And, bonus, we had a celebrity sighting! My son ran over to this very tall man and said, “I know you. You’re Nick Collison.” And, sure enough, it was. Everyone had a great time. Again, thank you so much. We had a blast!

Sarah Taylor



Ronnie ShipmanDear Chelsea,

I want to THANK YOU and your other staff members for making our wedding so memorable and pretty. The staff went over and beyond to make everything work out. It was such a pleasure meeting you and Michel and I would highly recommend the gardens and the staff for anyone wanting to have a special event. Thank You again and have a good day.

Ronnie and Sherry Shipman



Dear Myriad Gardens team!

Kelsey and Josh

Kelsey and Josh

In the spring of 2012, my then-boyfriend, Josh, and I visited the Festival of the Arts.  We were walking hand-in-hand across the bridge overlooking the Myriad Gardens’ pond when he told me for the first time he knew I was “the one”.  So, when he made good on that declaration less than six months later, the Myriad Gardens was one of the first places we thought of for our nuptials.  Even when we looked at other venues, the Gardens were always in the back of our minds.  So, despite the austere looking winter skies and sleepy plants, we booked the water stage in January of 2013, weeks after becoming engaged.

From the onset, the staff was incredibly easy to work with.  A few months into our planning, there was a changing of the guard, so to speak, but the team at the Myriad Gardens never missed a beat.  Anything we needed; be it an email confirmation, informational phone call or even a late night tour of our reception area was provided with no hesitation.  One of the event coordinators was always present for any vendor meetings we attended there and they both came prepared to answer questions regarding any eventuality.

When the big day finally arrived, the grounds were a picture of perfection.  If anyone thinks you can’t do a gorgeous outdoor wedding with a chic downtown reception they are sorely mistaken.  With a little uplighting and the right décor, our crack team of design experts was able to transform the Dean A. McGee Center into the perfect setting for a posh cocktail reception.  The downtown OKC skyline provided a stunning backdrop to the already scenic gardens and employees were on hand that evening to assure everything went off without a hitch.  Well, except the one…

At the end of the day, we could not have been more pleased with our experience.  The setting was breathtaking, the cost was minimal and the coordinators and other staff were not only easy to work with, but also enjoyable.  Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved, we were able to realize our ideal wedding and because of that the Myriad Gardens will always be near and dear to our hearts.


Kelsey Bahner