Welcome to A Secret Garden

A Secret Garden is a full-service wedding and events venue catering to all your needs in a unique country setting just north of Dayton, Ohio. Situated on six beautiful acres, our historic farmstead and its purpose-built outbuildings form the perfect location for your family reunions, corporate events, anniversary parties, vow renewals and of course weddings.

Built in the mid nineteenth century, Weber Estates started life as the Baumgardner family farm. The main house retains many of its original features such as its fireplaces, wood flooring, original sash windows and smoke house.  Although the estate is no longer actively farmed, it is surrounded by beautiful farm land and wooded areas.

We host outdoor events on the spot where the barn and carriage house originally stood. Our venue also features a romantic gazebo situated on the half acre pond.

In addition, we offer access to our bridal suite where the bride and her bridal party can comfortably prepare for the wedding on site in elegant style.

And when you book your special event at A Secret Garden you are free to arrange your own caterers and musicians (as long as they have appropriate insurance). Or you can choose from our exclusive Preferred Vendors list.

  • Historic farmstead, built in 1847
  • Listed on the US National Register of Historic Places
  • Flexible external event space
  • Two-story banquet hall with full facilities
  • Ornamental pond with romantic gazebo
  • Rural yet convenient location
  • Party rooms with billards, karaoke
  • Use your own caterers or pick from our Preferred List
  • View our gallery

 

firepit

For availability and to discuss your plans, please call us on 937.308.3318 or email info@asecretgardenohio.com.

Or fill in our contact form.

You can read our Preferred Vendors list for excellent local professionals who will make your day a delight, and see what previous guests have said about A Secret Garden.

Don’t forget to check out our photo gallery, showing the many ways A Secret Garden is the perfect venue for your event!

Facilities

The house

A part of Ohio's history

Upstairs in our summer kitchen

Our spacious banquet hall is available for your party or event. Boasting two floors connected with an ornate spiral staircase, the banquet hall looks out over the grounds on one side, and the swimming pool on the other.

The first floor is an open space where you can arrange our tables to your satisfaction. The second floor has a bathroom, karaoke, billiard table and balcony.

ring-pool

The grounds

Dappled shade of our mature trees

A Secret Garden is the perfect place for friends and family to gather and celebrate under a tent or pavilion.

If we have inclement weather, you can still dance the night away!

A relaxing view

Our gazebo is the jewel in the crown. The perfect place to linger by the pond and chat, or take those special photographs.

Looking towards the summer kitchen and pool Our fine landscaping makes any event one to remember.

Our heritage

The house in earlier times

Our historic home was built in 1847 by wealthy farmer William Baumgardner. The farmstead included a granary, carriage house, summer kitchen, two barns and a springhouse – not to mention the grand two story brick house, which still stands today. The farm was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1978 because of its architectural and historic significance.

How to find us

We are conveniently located on State Route 40, between Brandt Pike (201) and Scarff Road (235).

8390 East State Route 40, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344

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