The McGill Rose Garden is a hidden gem of Charlotte, nestled just outside of uptown and on the edge of the Noda Arts District.
It's more than just home to us...
and it's one of the most unique wedding venues in Charlotte!
Originally the Avant Fuel & Ice Company, owned by Henry McGill, the garden was started humbly by his wife, Helen. Seeing the need for beautification in the urban area, she planted rose bushes along the fences adding color to the industrial streets of Charlotte.
Over the years, and after the planting of over 500 rose bushes , the garden had become a spectacle to behold. On Mother’s Day, 1962, the garden opened to the public and to this day, hundreds come from all over the state to visit the beauty of McGill as a Mother’s Day tradition.
In 1975 the business closed and the property was sold to the City of Charlotte as a public park available for all to enjoy. McGill is now a non-profit organization that hosts a community area for outside organizations to hold classes and a place for local artists to portray structural art.
While mid-May is typically the peak time to visit, blooming season begins in late April and continues through early November.
The McGill Rose Garden
is open to the public with free admission and free parking on the following days:
Tue-Fri 10-4 & Sat 10-3
Special thanks to Jim Trice for the gallery above
If you are interested in hosting an event here such as a birthday or graduation party, please contact us directly for specific questions or go here!
The following describes our wedding rental package.
Secret Garden Wedding and Reception Package
Available anytime(late April-early November)
Maximum Capacity 100
Suitable for Wedding and/or Wedding Reception
Professionally landscaped 2 acre garden
6 Hour Event
1 Hour allotment for rehearsal prior to event date
Day of Coordinator
White padded resin chairs
10- 5’ Round Tables
4 High top Cocktail Tables
3 Café Tables
Accent tables for Gifts, Sign In, Cake, Buffets
Access to our Preferred Vendors List
Use of Bridal Suite
Premiere Lighting Package:
Includes an assortment of lights such as Café lights, Twinkle lights, lanterns, Up-lighting, and a beautiful vintage chandelier; Lights are placed in selected areas based upon use
A la Carte Menu
We have designed special floral pricing for our McGill Rose Garden clients. Meet with one of our floral designers to create a custom package suitable to your needs, color, and design style.
Add to Pomp Package $315 per hour
To View our Ceremony Packages
*The McGill Rose Garden does not provide any catering services.
You must choose a caterer from our preferred catering list.
Packages and Pricing Subject to change.
To book your garden wedding and/ or reception
Step 1. Schedule a tour!
Step 2: After you've toured the garden and are ready to receive a contract, we'll need this form: