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From exchanging vows, to photo shoots, to celebration…

Are you looking for a unique location for your wedding in a beautiful environment?

The Chinese Teahouse “the Cry of the Dragon”   is the  official wedding location in Groningen. After the official ceremony there is no need to change locations: We can provide for your reception and/or party. And, of course, the gardens of the Hortus form a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. We offer a warm environment with wonderful atmosphere. You are also welcome to arrange an after-hours, evening celebration.

Fees for Wedding Parties

The fees for the use of the Hortus for weddings given here include entrance fees for the wedding party and guests.

  • Monday-Friday: € 200-
  • Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evening: € 225-
  • Saturday: € 250-

NB: These fees do not includes costs imposed by the city or costs associated with any reception or party or the ceremony itself.

Hortus + newlyweds = a beautiful picture

Wedding photos can be made in the gardens of the Hortus. It is not necessary to hold th e wedding here to make use of this option.

The Hortus and, especially, the Chinese Garden are popular places to take photos. The fee for taking pictures of a bridal party (maximal 6 people including bridesmaids/flower girls)  is € 30-. Photos and use of a changing room for a period of 2 hours cost € 100-, If use of the room is desired for a half day, the charge is € 300-. For more information see the “house rules” under the menu “Visitor Information”.

Additional individuals accompanying the wedding party for the photo shoot are required to pay the entrance fee to the Hortus. Groups of family members and friends (including the wedding party) of at least 10 persons receive a 10% discount on the entrance fee. It is not necessary to make reservations for a photo shoot, but reservations are required for the changing rooms.

Special request are welcome

We are happy to work with your to find an arrangement that fits your needs. For questions about possibilities and prices, contact us via e-mail at or
call 0031 – (0)50) 537 00 53 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9.30-1 pm.