South Texas Botanical Garden

Everlasting Elopements couple standing in front of guests during ceremony under a beautiful chandelier at South Texas Botanical Garden

Elopement Packages

Up to 4 guests

Professional wedding officiant


Custom bouquet & boutonniere



*Day-of coordinator


Small Ceremony Packages

12 guests included

*Additional guests up to 75 can be added for a per guest fee

Professional wedding officiant

Day-of coordinator


Custom bouquet & boutonniere




Custom Ceremony Packages

Up to 20 guests

*Additional fees for more than 20 guests

Professional wedding officiant

Additional services may be added:

Day-of coordinator


Decor   Floral

Cake   Video

And more…

South Texas Botanical Garden in Corpus Christi blooms for couples like you!

The South Texas Botanical Garden is a beautiful lushes property with a beautiful covered Pavilion looking out into the vast gardens of colorful blooms.  Located on the outskirts of Corpus Christi, TX this affordable venue offers many amenities to make your small wedding complete! Add on reception under the Pavilion, indoors, or on their deck and tents are available for Garden reception as well!  


Outdoor, Semi-Private Venue

Amplified Sound and Restrooms Onsite

ADA Accessible

Aisle Walk Down: Yes

Security Needed if Alcohol Present

Chair rental Available

$3.50/chair, plus $75 setup fee per 25 chairs

Travel Vendor Fee


Rental Fee:

Pavilion (up to 75 guests) Sun-Fri: $300

Saturday: $450

Plumeria/Pinic Area/Palapa Grande Areas: $150 (up to 30 guests)

Interested in adding a Reception?

Here Are the Options Available for South Texas Botanical Garden
Plan a Reception your own


Many couples plan receptions on their own at their homes, AirBnBs or simply make reservations at a restaurant.  If you are having 20 guests or less this may be the best option for your own day. If you need any services, we can provide as little or as much as you need from table settings to additional hours of photography!

Onsite Mini Reception

Onsite Mini Receptions are simple receptions meant to simply capture the moments of cake cutting, toast/speeches, and 1st dance immediately following your ceremony at the ceremony location.  These short mini receptions add about 20 minutes to the event and allow you to get pictures of these wedding traditions without the expense of a sitdown-style reception. Everlasting Elopements will set up a small decorated table to display your cake and provide all materials needed to cut and serve the cake as well as do a toast.  Additional reception services can not be added to this service. $300 for up to 12 guests, additional guest $3/guest

Non-Meal Receptions

Everlasting Elopements offers smaller receptions for couples not wanting a traditional full reception with a sit-down meal.  Best for those couples having small guest counts who would not likely dance we offer the following packages:

1.  Mini Receptions conducted at a restaurant

2.  Cake & Punch Reception

3.  Cocktail Reception

Micro-Receptions (Micro-Weddings)

Our micro-reception packages designed for small guests counts are perfect for those couples wanting all the aspects of a large wedding but slimmed down to better suit their smaller guest counts.  Choose between these 3 levels :

1.  Dinner Reception Only

2.  Micro Reception

3.  Traditional Reception

Exploring your Destination

The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is about 30 minutes away from downtown Corpus Christi, TX, and just 15 minutes from the nearest Beach North Padre!  Coast like a Texan in the Gulf Coast Capital and unleash your adventurous by side windsurfing, parasailing and kayaking out on the water. Corpus Christi is also the center of iconic attractions like the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington. With diverse dining that suits every taste, where local chefs can even cook up your catch of the day.  Take a short drive down Mustang Island to the little beach bum town of Port Aransas and do some shore fishing!  Stay beachside that Emerald Hotel or the many Airbnbs that line the shores of the many beaches and bays!



I can’t say enough good things about these people! Not only did they help tie together everything without drama, but they felt so personable and genuinely happy for my (now!) husband and me. Reverend Rene Esparza gave a wonderful ceremony that would make you think he had known us for years. We had a Sunday brunch wedding, and our guests are still saying it was the best wedding they have been to in years.

Patricia T.

Great Service! Thank you to everyone who made the day so special! It was a beautiful perfect day!

Sheila S.

I am so glad that we chose to work with Everlasting Elopements for our wedding. From day-one, the planners were honest with pricing and were glad to assist us in selecting the package that best suited our needs. As a low-maintenance, but PARTICULAR bride, I was able to focus on and coordinate the things that were important to me, and I was able to comfortably leave the rest to the planning team. I have a very busy job and had very little time to plan a (second) wedding so I was relieved to find that there was very little required of me, after the initial planning meeting. However, I have no doubt that Crystal and her team would have been available if I needed them.

Whitney G.

How does it work?

Everlasting Elopements’ unique and simple virtual wedding planning system was built to simplify the wedding planning process. To keep the stress out of the process, we have a step-by-step system to plan your wedding ceremony from now to ‘I Do’. 

It all starts with the ceremony package! Once you have selected this we can customize any extras and build on a reception package. Then we will help you select and book the perfect venue that fits your vision. Once you book, it’s just a matter of completing a few forms, then showing up on the day with your license and rings– we do everything else!  Wedding Planning does not have to be stressful or hard if you have the right team behind you to execute a flawless wedding day!

Weddings have many variables so it is essential to take things in steps in order to build a customized wedding package to suit your needs– this way you’re only paying for services you need (and nothing you don’t)!


1. Select Your Wedding Ceremony Package

Whether you are looking for an elopement, a micro wedding, or just a simple exchange of “I Do”- we have a package for you to choose from. The first step is to select which one is right for you.

2. Select Your Extras

Once you have selected your package, you can select which level suits your needs. Each package has a Basic, Deluxe, and Premium level that offers various upgrades and add-ons. This allows us to do as little or as much as you need on your big day!

3. Select Your Reception Options

Once you have finalized your ceremony plans, we can add on one of a variety of reception options. Whether you want to have a Mini-Reception or Full Reception on-site, eat at a restaurant, or plan a reception on your own, we can help with rentals, cake, coordination, photography, and everything else you could need.  If you decide to add reception elements in addition to your ceremony, we will simply pair the two packages together to get you the services you need for the full wedding day you are dreaming of!

4. Choose Your Venue

Now that we’ve gotten to know you and your wants and needs we can recommend venues that will work best for you! Or, if you have one already in mind, our packages will work there too. While we have many locations on our website for you to browse, if it’s not on our website we can still serve you there! Our packages work at ANY location!

5. Stress Free Planning

Once your ceremony has been reserved through our online reservation system, we will send you a series of emails with forms that go directly to your vendors. All you need to do is complete the forms and your vendors will reach out if needed. Remember, you always have the ability to add new elements as well as upgrade services you already have at any point if you choose!

6. Your Wedding Day

You and your fiance, along with any guests, will show up at the venue you have chosen with your marriage license and rings. The Everlasting Elopements Team of Wedding Vendors will take care of the rest and all the details so you can focus on what the day is really about- Marrying the One You LOVE!

Don’t wait any longer.

Start planning your ceremony today.