Beautiful, intimate, and all-inclusive. The Cator Woolford Gardens is a mission-driven event space for life’s most important moments. Let the Italian-style gardens set an impressive scene, while our comprehensive rental packages take care of everything you need.
THE GARDEENS WILL BE CLOSED JULY 18–AUGUST 31 for maintenance and restoration. No events, photography sessions, or tours will be scheduled during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Celebrate amid the opulent, old world charm of the sprawling Cator Woolford estate, where the gardens create the ideal surroundings for a secluded, meaningful gathering of family and friends.
We take care of the details, so you can focus on creating the perfect night. From an all-inclusive rental package to a built-in rain plan, rentals at Cator Woolford Gardens come with everything you didn’t know you needed.
Find all the information you'll need to know prior to hosting an event at Cator Woolford Gardens. This document includes the capacities of our available rental areas, a complete list of what's included in your rental, and our various rental policies. For additional information, please consult our FAQs or contact a CWG representative.
See a breakdown or theoretical run-through of events on each of our available rental days. This can help you better plan your Cator Woolford Gardens wedding.
Tours are available by appointment only. Please book your tour here.
For a commercial photo or film shoot, please contact us. For personal photography that doesn’t require the use of the facilities or any Garden equipment, you can visit the Gardens at any time as long as no events are taking place. In lieu of a rental fee, we ask you make a donation to the Frazer Center to help fund programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Weddings: rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, both ceremonies and receptions
Corporate events: social mixers, fundraisers, meetings, and holiday parties
Social events: birthday parties, bridal/wedding showers, baby showers, bar/bat mitzvahs, family reunions, memorial services, and neighborhood meetings
See Rental Information for a breakdown of fees.
The Vendor Agreement needs to be signed by all vendors who will be on the property the day of the event. All of our Preferred Caterers are licensed, insured, and contracted with CWG, so they do not need to sign the agreement.
You must work with a caterer from our Preferred Caterers list. They’ve all worked several events at our facility and provide exceptional service and amazing cuisine.
Please see our Rental Information document for more information.
Our Rental Information document has all the information you need on days, times, rental periods, and associated fees.
Please view our availability calendar here.
See our Rental Information document for more information. Anything not listed in this document (such as table linens) will not be included in your rental, and must be procured separately.
Please see our Sample Wedding Timeline for more information.
The Pavilion is available on the grounds of the Gardens. There is also a resource library/conference room at the Frazer Center located near the Atrium.
See our Rental Information document for more information on allowed music.
Bubbles, lavender, glow sticks, streamers, or small flags are allowed. We do not allow the use of sparklers, bird seed, rice, poppers, fog machines, or fake petals. Your CWG representative can explain our departure procedures.