Do you have a small wedding party with just a few guests? Are you looking for an intimate place in a park surrounded by blooms and nature to marry the love of your life?

DeFries Gardens, located in the heart of the River Preserve County Park, offers a picturesque backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Please keep in mind this is a public park with limited parking and the garden can only be rented for a two-hour time block. To learn more, read the Wedding Permit Form (PDF).


DeFries Gardens is part of River Preserve County Park at 17477 C.R. 46 in New Paris.

Directions: From IN-15 turn east onto C.R. 29 and follow for 2 miles. Turn left at the cross street onto C.R. 46 and follow for .3 miles. The Gardens will be on the left.

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Capacity: 50

Fee: $225

Security Deposit: $250


  • Year-round calendar garden
  • Scenic botanical landscapes surrounded by lush woods
  • Panoramic patio overlook
  • Close access to hiking trails at River Preserve
Handicapped Accessible
Observation Tower
Picnic Area
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