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Juniper Gardens



Top Outdoor & Natural Wedding Venue near Springfield, MO

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Ozark region, an area that is known for its picturesque landscapes, making it an ideal location for outdoor and nature-loving weddings. You’ll find Juniper Gardens about 20 minutes north of Springfield in Fair Grove, Missouri. If you’re planning your special day and seeking a wedding venue that perfectly encapsulates the beauty of the natural world, look no further than Juniper Gardens. Juniper Gardens is expanding to offer two wedding venue experiences. One is a charming outdoor wedding venue (Juniper Gardens – Fieldstone) offers a perfect blend of natural splendor, elegant amenities, and a touch of natural charm that will leave you and your guests enchanted. The second (Juniper Gardens – Hillside) is a new and unique wedding venue set to open in Fall 2024. This new location brings the beauty of the outdoors in with large windows, courtyard ceremonies, private porches, and so much more to immerse you in the beauty the Missouri wilderness.  Juniper Gardens stands out as the top outdoor and natural wedding venue in the Springfield area with its enchanting outdoor experience at both of its locations. 

Juniper Gardens started as just one of the outdoor wedding venues and sought to bring a more unique style to the area. Inspired by National Parks and prairie architecture style that was common in the 1950s and 60s – its become a unique venue for elopements, large weddings, corporate events, special events, and more. While it is mostly known as, and focused on being, a beautiful wedding venue. 

Wedding Ceremonies

Juniper Gardens is known for its fireplace wedding ceremony site but offers many more to pick from as well. From an intimate woodland site, under the pavilion, to a large field overlooking the sheep, or soon-to-be in the mid-century modern courtyard. You’ll see a range of ceremony locations, each more picturesque than the last. Whether you envision an small intimate wedding beneath a canopy of trees or a romantic exchange of vows under the stone fireplace, you’ll find the perfect spot to make your dream wedding a reality.

Stone Fireplace

Alyson Kay Photography

The stone fireplace is especially popular as the ideal setting for a wedding ceremony. It’s almost 20 ft tall and was inspired by the fireplaces often found along hiking trails in the Ozarks. It offers the kind of symbolism of the sturdiness in a marriage that can outlast everything around it, while still being embraced by the nature and beauty around it. In late October the fireplace is framed in incredible autumn colors as well. 

Versatile Reception Areas

Allen Wedding – Sabra Teel Photography
Allen Wedding – Sabra Teel Photography
Allen Wedding – Sabra Teel Photography

The venue provides a variety of charming reception spaces to suit your vision. From the open-air pavilions with modern chandeliers, to open fields, and its upcoming indoor reception space. The options are as varied as your imagination. The large open reception area in the pavilion is great for allowing guests to embrace the flow of the day. All locations include the tables and chairs too that couples can arrange to best suit their number of guests and wedding day vision. Juniper Gardens – Fieldstone offers their collection of 100 vintage patio chairs that offer a one-of-a-kind charm (and comfort) to the reception.

The reception areas offer plenty of space for dining, dancing, catering, and even the ceremony too! The tables are custom and handmade to not require table linens, taking one less stress out of the perfect day. The new indoor reception space in Juniper Gardens – Hillside allows for events year-round after its opening in Fall 2024. 


Juniper Gardens is equipped with excellent amenities to ensure a seamless and unforgettable event. Each location has its own set of amenities, that both include 2 dressing suites, large and modern bathrooms, ceremony & reception sites, bonfire pits, and games stations. In the indoor outdoor wedding venue (Juniper Gardens – Hillside) amenities also include a catering prep area. Both locations aimed at making a wedding day can be as comfortable as it is beautiful for both the ceremony and wedding reception too. Some of the unique amenities you will find in the Juniper Gardens – Fieldstone outdoor location include a treehouse and outdoor shower. 

Digital Rendering of future Juniper Gardens – Hillside. Opening Fall 2024
Digital Rendering of future Juniper Gardens – Hillside. Opening Fall 2024

Multi-day Bookings

In Juniper Gardens outdoor event space, most couples opt for a multi-day booking experience. Which makes the most of a wedding weekend to focus on relaxation, self-care, and a more laid-back approach to a wedding. Juniper Gardens is the perfect location for a camp out, leisurely wedding experience with the fresh air and sparkling chandeliers. 


Juniper Gardens is more than an elegant wedding venue or reception venue – its a registered monarch waystation and works to provide homes to pollinators, while providing a garden backdrop for weddings that change with each season. One of the most significant draws of Juniper Gardens is its breathtaking scenery of Missouri prairie land. Situated on acres of lush, rolling hills and surrounded by woodlands, this venue provides a backdrop of unparalleled natural beauty. From the enchanting woods to the gently flowing wet-weather creek, your wedding photos will be nothing short of magical. The gardens boast a mix of natives, perennials, and annuals that will inspire you throughout the seasons. If you happen to catch the owner, Mandi Young, she would be more than happy to talk plants and plant care with you all evening. 

Privacy and Serenity

Juniper Gardens offers a secluded, tranquil environment that lets you and your guests escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a sanctuary of peace and serenity, allowing you to focus on the momentous occasion at hand. It boasts incredible stargazing views with many wedding nights ending by the fire and watching for a shooting star. 

Dedicated Staff

The team at Juniper Gardens is passionate about ensuring your wedding day is everything you’ve dreamed of. Their experienced and professional staff is there to assist in the preparation and execution of your special day, making the process as stress-free as possible. The team creates blog post and exclusive content to help their couples along the planning process too!

Flexibility and Customization

Juniper Gardens understands that every wedding is unique. They offer a high level of flexibility, allowing you to bring in your choice of vendors, decor, and personal touches to create a wedding that truly reflects your style and preferences. These are very DIY friendly venues for your wedding celebration. They truly believe a wedding should be a reflection of the couple and offer a unique space to make it happen. 

Transparent Pricing

Juniper Gardens publicly posts their pricing on their website, check it out here. There are no hidden costs or surprise add-ons, you know exactly the costs of using this venue before ever being presented with a contract. They also offer monthly payment options with at no additional cost, making it easier to afford the big day! The tables and chairs are included, along with many other amenities.


Since its a short drive from Springfield up Hwy 65, you’ll find that there are plenty of options for accommodations. For outdoor events at Juniper Gardens – Fieldstone, the treehouse can be included for overnight stays. You’ll also find several short term vacation rentals in the area that can fit the whole wedding party or stay in hotels in Marshfield or in North Springfield that are about 20 minutes from the venue. Making it a very convenient location to get the best of quiet seclusion while still getting all the amenities of the city. 

Juniper Gardens is a hidden gem near Springfield, MO

Juniper Gardens offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and elegant amenities. If you dream of an outdoor wedding surrounded by lush greenery, serene waters, and picturesque woodlands, this enchanting venue is the perfect place to say “I do.” With versatile spaces, dedicated staff, and a stunning backdrop, Juniper Gardens stands out as the top outdoor and natural wedding venue in the Springfield area. Your wedding day at Juniper Gardens promises to be a magical, one-of-a-kind experience that you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime.

Contact Juniper Gardens to schedule a tour to see if it would be the perfect location for your wedding today.

October 23, 2023

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