Weddings at the Arboretum

Wedding set up in the sensory garden
Photo by Alyssa Lund Photography

One of Minnesota's premiere wedding venues!

Celebrate your special day among the vibrant flowers, colorful autumn leaves or serene snowscapes at one of the state's premier wedding and event venues. Offering the ambiance of a European country estate, the Arboretum features over 1,200 acres of magnificent formal gardens, picturesque landscapes and nearly two dozen unique outdoor and indoor spaces. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is the perfect venue for a beautiful, memorable wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner — no matter the season.

Envision your wedding at the Arboretum! From the Conservatory to the Sensory Garden, view our album of wedding locations across the Arboretum grounds.

For 50 or less guests

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Japanese Garden

  • Capacity: 12
  • Cost: $650
  • The traditional elements of falling water and worn rock create a tranquil and intimate setting for your wedding.

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Meyer-Deats Conservatory

  • Capacity: 15
  • Cost: $650
  • Tropical and seasonal plants are prominently featured in our Conservatory, allowing for a warm and colorful environment year-round.

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Prairie Garden

  • Capacity: 25
  • Cost: $700
  • Tall grasses and prairie flora surround a natural wood pergola to convey a wild elegance in an intimate environment.

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Knot Garden *Not ADA accessible*

  • Capacity: 25
  • Cost: $650
  • A Celtic Knot constructed of Korean boxwood, lavender cotton and more is tucked away in this private space that is hidden below the Herb Garden.

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Waterfall Area

  • Capacity: 25
  • Cost: $800
  • Rushing water, evergreen trees, and accessible pathways provide a private and natural setting at three different locations within our Waterfall Area.

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Bee and Pollinator Center Overlook

  • Capacity: 40
  • Cost: $800
  • Nestled among pollinator-friendly flora and stone retaining walls, the Bee & Pollinator Center Overlook offers sweeping views of green grass valleys and tree-filled rolling hills.

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For 50-100 guests

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Fireplace Room

  • Capacity: 60
  • Cost: $1,300
  • Reminiscent of a northern lodge, vaulted ceilings create a cozy atmosphere. Floor-to-ceiling windows with bird’s-eye views of the surrounding gardens and grounds provide a picturesque backdrop for your wedding day in any season.

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Home Demonstration Garden

  • Capacity: 60
  • Cost: $1,200
  • A backyard patio and vegetable gardens in our Home Demonstration Garden provide a pleasant environment for your special day.

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Wilson Rose Garden

  • Capacity: 60
  • Cost: $1,500
  • A diverse collection of colorful and vibrant hybrid roses surrounds a fountain pool and gazebo, creating an elegant scene within the trellised Wilson Rose Garden.

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Weeping Willow Collection

  • Capacity: 80
  • Cost: $1,500
  • A majestic willow creates a shaded private haven, providing a marvelous backdrop for your magical day.

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Sculpture Garden

  • Capacity: 100
  • Cost: $1,800
  • At the highest point of the Arboretum, sweeping views and one-of-a-kind sculptures combine to create a unique setting for your ceremony.

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Oak & Nut Collection *Not ADA accessible*

  • Capacity: 100
  • Cost: $1,700
  • Natural and pure, the cloistered Oak & Nut Collection location features different species of oak and nut trees and overlooks a view complete with a grass valley, rolling hills and our iconic Red Barn.

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Ornamental Grasses

  • Capacity: 100
  • Cost: $1,800
  • A classically designed trellis and a host of native grasses mix in this secluded collection to provide a private location for your vows.

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For 100+ guests

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Perennial Garden

  • Capacity: 150
  • Cost: $2,800
  • Our Perennial Garden features a traditional formal European design, with a romantic fountain, an ivy lined stone terrace and visually pleasing perennials.

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Snyder Auditorium

  • Capacity: 170
  • Cost: $2,800
  • This majestic space provides the ideal environment for your ceremony or reception, whether your vision is classic, modern or anything in between.

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Garden for Wildlife

  • Capacity: 180
  • Cost: $2,800
  • Butterflies, birds and other native species provide a visual and audio backdrop for your ceremony in our Garden for Wildlife.

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Sensory Garden

  • Capacity: 200
  • Cost: $2,600
  • Lush crabapple trees, an ivy-covered trellis, hedges and a flourishing pollinator garden create a space for up to 200 guests, while still feeling cozy and intimate for your ceremony.

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Farm at the Arb Event Lawn

  • Capacity: 300
  • Cost: $3,000
  • The Arboretum’s iconic Red Barn coupled with sweeping hilltop landscape views make for a memorable celebration. Fall colors are especially stunning at this site.

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Trex Deck

  • Capacity: 250 
  • Cost: $2,300
  • Our Trex Deck provides a stunning setting full of tree varietals, the Green Heron Pond and the Farm at the Arb, perfect for those looking for a lavish natural environment.

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Nelson Shrub Rose Garden

  • Capacity: 300
  • Cost: $3,000
  • Hardy shrub roses are arranged in a circular fashion around a bubbling pond to present a formal space resplendent in numerous pastel tones.

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Pink flower bouquet in between a couple
Photo by Shane Long Photography

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Tea Room & Terrace

  • Capacity: 48 
  • Cost: May-Oct: $1,300, Nov-April: $975
  • This charming space is encircled with windows and features a fireplace and massive wood beams inside. An outdoor walkout stone terrace overlooks tranquil wetlands and woodlands.

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Fireplace Room

  • Capacity: 56
  • Cost: May-Oct: $1,300, Nov-April: $975
  • Reminiscent of a northern lodge, a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings create a cozy atmosphere. Floor-to-ceiling windows with bird’s-eye views of the surrounding gardens and grounds provide a picturesque backdrop for your wedding day in any season.

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Snyder Building Buyout

  • Capacity: 170 
  • Members: May-Oct: $5,000, Nov-April: $3,750
  • This majestic reception package is full of character with wood, stone and brick accents throughout the space. The Snyder Building Buyout allows for exclusive access to the Snyder Auditorium, Fireplace Room, Balcony, Tea Room, Conservatory, three private terraces, and more! Use each space to design a unique wedding guests will remember!

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MacMillan Auditorium

  • Capacity: 248
  • Cost: May-Oct: $3,500, Nov-April: $2,500
  • Our largest reception space, The MacMillan Auditorium is a versatile space containing vaulted ceilings, state of the art technology and the outdoor Keating Terrace, perfect for creating whatever vision you have in store for your wedding.

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Oswald Visitor Center Rental

  • Capacity: 256
  • Cost: May-Oct: $5,500, Nov-April: $4,125
  • This grand reception package offers versatility and ample space for you to customize your big day. The Oswald Visitor Center Buyout allows for unique access to the MacMillan Auditorium, the Great Hall, Reedy Gallery and two outdoor terraces, giving your guests a private experience of the Arboretum.

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Thank you for sharing your special day with us!

Wedding couple in front of a palm in the conservatory
Married couple in front of the fountain
People gathered in the rose garden to watch a wedding
Indian wedding celebration
Wedding in the garden for wildlife
Couple waving under the trees
Catered food on the table
Couple walking by the waterfall
Couple amongst yellow wildflowers