Boutique Wedding or Special Event

Available for Your Special Event

Plan Your Story : Build Your Dream

The Gresham Japanese Garden has three spaces available for rent; Tsuru Island, Ebetsu Plaza, and Kyoudou Center, or a combination of them.

Tsuru Island is the Japanese garden located in the center of Main City Park, Tsuru Island is surrounded by Johnson Creek as an elevated island and is a beautiful, serene Japanese garden—perfect for a small event. Tsuru Island showcases several Japanese structures; the moon bridge is the entrance, a covered azumaya (gazebo), blue-stone hand carved pathways, and a fountain, all beautiful backdrops for your event. Maximum number of occupancy is 50 people.

Tsuru Island is also a popular location for photo shoots for all occasions. If your party is under 8, then we don’t require a reservation and the setting is free for you to enjoy. Although, we would appreciate a donation. GJG is solely run by volunteers. We have no paid staff.

Tsuru Island is only 3/4 of an acre in size, so large groups prohibit the space to be enjoyed by others. Any group over 10 people must reserve the Japanese garden for a photo shoot. See below.

NOTE: THIS WEBSITE AND RESERVATION PROCESS DOES NOT INCLUDE RESERVING COHO PAVILION. CONTACT THE CITY FOR RESERVING COHO PAVILION.

Step 1

Please fill out this form to request your date. We will get back to your ASAP with confirmation to continue to payment. Feel free to contact Sue Protz with questions. rentals@greshamjapanesegarden.com .

Reservations

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Download GJG’s Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement. This agreement will need to be signed and returned before your event.
Kyoudou Center

Tsuru Island, Ebetsu Plaza, and the Kyoudou Center

  • A detailed clean up of the spaces before your event. Renter is responsible for cleaning after the event.
  • Closing Tsuru Island from the public with a volunteer on site to monitor.
  • Closing the paver pathway from through traffic at Ebetsu Plaza
  • Meeting with Event Coordinator.
  • Standby volunteer if you need help.
  • Kyoudou Center: Japanese-inspired architecture building opening onto an 8′ deck with an overhang. Two 12′ sliders can be opened up to the deck. The facade also features a beautiful 6′ moon window. See amenities under ‘Kyoudou Center”
  • Maximum 50-person occupancy on Tsuru Island and in the Kyoudou Center
  • Maximum time: 4 hours included in cost ($50/hr for each extra hour)
Restrictions
  • Clean up and the removal of trash is the responsibility of the renter.
  • The Friends of Gresham Japanese Garden is not liable for injuries occurring on premises.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on location without purchasing event insurance.
Cost for all three spaces is $450.00. Go to Step 1 for inquiry.
Neither the City of Gresham nor the Gresham Japanese Garden is responsible for any injuries that occur on the premises. One-day $2,000,000 event insurance is mandatory to serve alcohol. Average cost is $100. We use https://www.theeventhelper.com/, but you can choose whomever you find.
Cancellation Policy
  • 60-day advance notice for 100% refundable reservation. Date change may be allowed due to weather or unforeseen circumstance.
  • 30-day advance notice for 50% refundable reservation. Date change may be allowed due to weather or unforeseen circumstance.

Tsuru Island Only

  • A detailed clean up of Tsuru Island
  • Closing Tsuru Island off from the public so you can have the entire space for your event and photography.
  • Includes set up of maximum of 10 folding black chairs
  • Two folding 5′ tables
  • Side tables available in the azumaya
  • Meeting with Event Coordinator
  • Standby volunteer at the entrance to monitor.
  • Maximum 30-person occupancy on Tsuru Island
  • Maximum time: 3 hours included in cost ($50/hr for each extra hour)
Tsuru Island for 3 hours: $250.00

One-day event insurance must be purchased. Average cost is $100. We use https://www.theeventhelper.com/, but you can choose whomever you find.

Cancellation Policy
  • 60-day advance notice for 100% refundable reservation. Date change may be allowed due to weather or unforeseen circumstance.
  • 30-day advance notice for 50% refundable reservation. Date change may be allowed due to weather or unforeseen circumstance.
Kyoudou Center

Kyoudou Center

Amenities
  • 1,250 square feet, air-conditioned and heated
  • Maximum capacity is 50 people
  • $250 for maximum of 3 hours. Each additional hour is $50. See rate below for Non profits and non-filings.
  • Refundable cleaning deposit of $50
  • 10 rectangular tables (6’x3’) with white table cloths
  • 10 bistro tables (3’) with black table cloths
  • 40 wood chairs
  • Kitchen sink, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven (no oven)
  • Corelle dinnerware, glassware, utensils, serving trays, etc., are all included with your rental
  • 80-cup coffee maker, single-serve coffee maker, electric hot water kettle, two drink dispensers, hot liquid carafe, punch bowl, all available for use.
  • AV equipment: WIFI, projector and projector screen with HDMI hook up
  • ADA accessible entrance ramp and restroom

Note: Special event insurance is necessary to serve alcohol. Average cost is $100. Eventhelper.com is one option.

Housekeeping
  • All garbage and recyclables brought to the Center must be taken with you.
  • All food brought into the Center must be taken with you.
  • Wood chairs need to stay inside the Kyoudou Center. Request the black folding chairs for patio use.
  • Returnable cans and bottles may be left for donation to the Garden.
  • All kitchen items must be washed after use. Load dishwasher & turn on when leaving
  • Sweep floor before leaving.
  • The Friends of Gresham Japanese Garden is not liable for injuries occurred on premise. Please sign the liability waiver form and return.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on location without purchasing event insurance.
Cost: $250.00 for 3 hours max. For more details visit our Kyoudou Center page.
*We are a community center. For non-profits and non-filings renters we offer $50 for 3 hours. Email rentals@greshamjapanesegarden.com to view the list of amenities at this rate
Neither the City of Gresham nor the Gresham Japanese Garden is responsible for any injuries that occur on the premises. Event insurance is required if alcohol is to be served. Average cost is $100. We use https://www.theeventhelper.com/, but you can choose whomever you find.
Cancellation Policy
  • 60-day advance notice for 100% refundable reservation. Date change may be allowed due to weather or unforeseen circumstance.
  • 30-day advance notice for 50% refundable reservation. Date change may be allowed due to weather or unforeseen circumstance.

Ebetsu Plaza + Kyoudou Center

  • A detailed clean up and closing off the pathway connecting the Kyoudou Center and Ebetsu Plaza
  • Use of the Kyoudou Center, which includes a kitchenette, stocked dishware and glassware, ADA restroom, and many other amenities. Maximum occupancy is 49.
  • Meeting with Event Coordinator
  • Approximately 100 people occupancy in Ebetsu Plaza and 50 in the Kyoudou Center
  • Maximum time: 3 hours included in cost ($50/hr for each extra hour)
Restrictions
  • Clean up and the removal of trash is the responsibility of the renter.
  • The Friends of Gresham Japanese Garden is not liable for injuries occurring on premises.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on location without purchasing event insurance.
Cost $300.00 for 3 hours
These spaces are owned by the City of Gresham. The City nor the Gresham Japanese Garden is responsible for any injuries that occur on the premises. One-day event insurance is recommended. Average cost is $100. We use https://www.theeventhelper.com/, but you can choose whomever you find.
Cancellation Policy
  • 60-day advance notice for 100% refundable reservation. Date change may be allowed due to weather or unforeseen circumstance.
  • 30-day advance notice for 50% refundable reservation. Date change may be allowed due to weather or unforeseen circumstance.

Photos Session on Tsuru Island

  • A detailed clean up of Tsuru Island including sweeping the stone pathway
  • Closing off Tsuru Island from the public entering so you won’t be disrupted
  • Maximum time: 2 hours included in cost ($50/hr for each extra hour)
Charge for photo session is $90.00 for 2 hours

Add a memory to your special event!

At Ebetsu Plaza, located a stone throws away from the Gresham Japanese Garden is our commemorative pavers.

For $100.00 you can memorialize your special day! An exclusive 20% discount for reserving your boutique wedding with us!
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We will provide you a coupon code to use at checkout.