How to Plan a Hakone Estate and Gardens Wedding

Ultimate Guide for Planning a Hakone Estate and Gardens Wedding
(complete with pricing and photos)

Many couples choose to have a Hakone Estate and Gardens wedding because of its gorgeous natural backdrop that makes it a perfect choice for an outdoor ceremony. Its unique and beautiful setting offers anywhere from a koi pond, bamboo garden, and wooden bridge that offer photogenic backdrops for your wedding day. Read below for more reasons why a Hakone Estate and Gardens wedding might be best for you.


– With a koi fish pond, pink Sakura, and a waterfall, the Hakone Estate and Gardens wedding evokes a Japanese garden theme.
– Available ceremony times: 10am – 11am & 5pm – 10pm, overtime billed $500 per hour
– The Hakone Estate and Gardens ceremony can host 150 guests; the reception can seat 60 guests indoors + 40 guests seated on the nearby decks.
– The cost of a wedding at Hakone Estate and Gardens begins at $500 and will vary on the amount of guests.
– Packages available equipped with traditional wedding preparations, etc.
– Elopements on weekdays are allowed 10AM – 3PM

Why a Hakone Estate and Gardens Wedding

When Oliver and Isabel Stine started a Japanese garden as their escape to remind them of their voyages to Japan, they couldn’t imagine what their humble 18-acre garden would turn out to be. The main gate looks like something you will find in a Japanese village, pink Sakura tree blossoms pave the path for you, and a cascading waterfall and a koi fish pond make up the scene. If you have always dreamed of an evening wedding, this is the venue for you because Hakone estate and Gardens stay open to the public until 5:00 pm. Events begin after the gates have been closed to the public. 

Hakone Gardens Wedding

Hakone Estate and Gardens Wedding Cost

Rental Fee: $500 – $7500 depending on details
Capacity: 60 guests (indoors). 180 guests (outdoors)

You are allowed to host a ceremony from 10 am to 11am and from 5 pm to 10 pm, and any overtime is billed at $500 per hour. Ceremony-only packages start from $550 to $2250, and reception-only packages will cost between $1500 to $7500. You can also book the ceremony and reception packages which will range from $2100 to $7500.

How to Book a Hakone Garden Wedding

Hakone Estate and Gardens Elopements

Rental Fee: starting at $550 weekdays from 10 am to 3 pm

You can host your elopement at the Wisteria Pavilion, Tea House Garden, Moon Bridge, and Upper Wisteria Pavilion and still get most of the benefits of a full wedding. Afterwards, taking advantage of the redwood trees, bamboo forest, and koi pond is suggested for photos!

What’s Included

  • Pre-event meetings, walk-through, referrals, and consultations with Event Manager

  • Photo shoot

  • Set up and break down time before and after the event

  • Free admission and parking for guests

  • Ceremony rehearsal time

  • Dressing area for Bride

  • Hakone Event Staff (day of your wedding)

  • Chairs and tables

  • Ceremony chair setup and breakdown

  • Membership for one year

  • Admission Pass

  • Access to our gardens during your entire event

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