After hosting numerous weddings for friends and family in their beautiful flower garden, Steve,
Sue and Bo Enright, owners of Enright Gardens, decided to construct a reception hall and open up their property to the public.
The Enrights have operated a thriving greenhouse business just west of Edgerton for several decades. In 1999, to display some of the items the couple offered in their greenhouse, they constructed a serene flower garden shaded by a lush canopy of trees. Each year they’ve added to the garden, watching it grow and take shape.
“The garden is full of hedge trees, they’re all different shapes and makes it really cool and adds interest. It’s a nice shady area in the summer,” Sue described. “The area is surrounded by burning bushes and forsythia. We’ve done some stonework with native Kansas stones. We have added some sidewalks with concrete stamped to look like stones. The garden has a gazebo and two water ponds with a trailing stream running between the ponds. And, of course, since flowers are our specialty it’s just full of flowers.”
Sue said that former employees and family members first noticedthe garden seemed an ideal location for a wedding. Greenhouse customers soon started inquiring about holding their events in the garden. Steve said that constructing a reception hall and making the site available to the public seemed to be a natural progression for adding to their business.
“Over time, little by little, people wanted to get married there and have wedding pictures taken in that garden. People would call, and we had to turn them down,” he explained. He said that the couple was not equipped to host receptions. That changed this spring.
Brooklyn Hall, named after the Enright’s granddaughter, officially opened this spring hosting its first event April 9. The hall holds up to 320 guests and comes equipped with tables. The hall features wrought iron chandeliers throughout. Soft can lights accentuate the area.
The large caterer’s kitchen sits just off of the main reception area and offers a walk-in cooler and sink. There is a 42 inch flat screen television for showing video or creating a photo montage. A special bride’s dressing room with a secured closet to lock up belongings and a private bathroom is also on site. Plenty of parking is available to accommodate guests.
Over the years the Enrights have earned a reputation for growing and selling quality plants – building their business on repeat customers that come each spring for bedding plants and mother’s day baskets. The couple sells their wares out of the Edgerton location and at area farmer’s markets. They also do a wholesale business with retailers around the region.
The gardens are located just west of Edgerton at 2351 North 400 Road. For information visit www.brooklyn-hall.com or call (913)893-6842.