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Japanese Tea Garden at Brackenridge Park

The Japanese Tea Garden is a public park with more than 90 years of rich history. Located near Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Zoo, the Japanese Tea Garden is quiet, shaded, and lush with exotic vegetation. It contains a large open-air pagoda, sprawling koi ponds, and a waterfall. The City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Parks Foundation are pleased to make this beautiful space available for your next special event.

The Japanese Tea Garden is located at 3853 N. St. Mary's Street, is open every day from dawn until dusk, and is wheelchair accessible. Please enjoy free admission. Children are welcome, as well as pets on a leash.

The Japanese Tea Garden features rental spaces to suit any need. Whether you are seeking a quiet, intimate waterfall setting for your small wedding, or a large, sophisticated space for a reception, or anything in between, the Japanese Tea Garden has the perfect solution for you.

The garden has become a favorite place for honoring loved ones with a Memorial Service. The Alamo Area Chapter of the Compassionate Friends holds their annual BUTTERFLY RELEASE in April in memory of children who have passed.

 

To learn more about our reservation policy or to check the calendar for availability, please call the Japanese Tea Garden at (210) 212-4814 or send an email to: questions@japaneseteagarden.org

 

The Pavilion

Pagoda

Located near the entrance to the Japanese Tea Garden and immediately adjacent to the Jingu House restaurant and patio, the Pavilion is a large, open area featuring gorgeous stone columns and a stunning view of the Tea Garden's lily ponds and waterfall. The shady thatched roof and beautiful construction make the Pavilion a perfect spot for weddings, vow renewals, or any other event you can think of.

Maximum guests allowed in The Pavilion for day events is 50 visitors , and is wheelchair accessible.

Any and all additional services required, including food, beverages, chair and table rental, floral arrangements, etc. must be acquired by our exclusive provider Fresh Horizons at 210-226-5919.

 

The Waterfall

WaterfallLocated in the lower level of the Japanese Tea Garden, the Waterfall area offers guests a quiet, intimate location perfect for a small wedding ceremony. The City of San Antonio has constructed a small platform nestled in a thicket of bamboo, using the beautiful Waterfall as a backdrop to create the perfect romantic setting for your special event.

The Waterfall is restricted to 10 guests, and is NOT wheelchair accessible. No tables or chairs may be set up in the Waterfall area. The Waterfall is available for one-hour reservations only. Any and all additional services required, including food, beverages, chair and table rental, floral arrangements, etc. must be acquired by our exclusive provider Fresh Horizons at 210-226-5919.

The Jingu House Cafe

Renovation of the Jingu House was completed in October of 2011 and is now available as the ideal space for receptions, showers, parties, and meet-and-greets. The JJingu Houseingu House restaurant is right on site at the Japanese Tea Garden, located near the entrance and adjacent to the Pagoda. Featuring two rooms indoors and a large patio area, the Jingu House holds up to 75 guests and is wheelchair accessible. It is available for rentals starting any day after 4:00 PM. Please contact Fresh Horizons at (210) 226-5919 for more information about planning your reception or party at the Jingu House.