Japanese Cultural Center




Celebrate your nuptials in a beautiful space where there is no crowding and no competition for attention. The Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House, and Gardens of Saginaw, open for weddings April though October, is one such beautiful place. The magnificent strolling garden opened its gates in 1971 and now you can share in its rich history by hosting your wedding celebration here. The 3-acre garden slopes gently to the shore of Lake Linton. It is a quiet, safe haven to exchange vows amidst weeping cherry tree, authentic stone lanterns and handcrafted bamboo gates. Pledge your love under the Asian-inspired gazebo or host an intimate ceremony on the arching vermilion bridge over a winding stream. The Tea Ceremony House, Awa SaginawAn is treasured as one of the most authentic tea houses in North America. This gorgeous venue is perfect for the start of your new life together, a day that will include a tranquil setting and those you love most.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden


Outdoor Ceremony


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 50 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at noon. Events must end by 4:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $200 for a ceremony and includes 2 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $100/hr. Weddings are available Tuesday to Saturday.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Japanese Cultural Center is estimated at between $362 and $672 for a ceremony only for 50 guests.

Amenities Included

Venue set up and clean up
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
No catering allowed
No amplified music allowed
Smoking outside only
No restrictions on music end time