The Dawes Arboretum provides ideal gathering places for your next meeting, conference, or outing.
Monday – Thursday | 8am – 5pm | $300
This room offers a dramatic view of The Arboretum with floor-to-ceiling windows, a unique setting for your next board meeting, party or retreat. Maximum capacity for the Firelight Room is 100 guests. Banquet or round tables with chairs are set to your specifications. The Arboretum offers a built-in projector and Wi-Fi access in addition to power strips and a podium. Renting party is responsible for providing a laptop computer. Nonprofit pricing available.
The Red Barn Area
9am – 5pm | $250 | August – October
This area offers a beautiful setting for your next event with accommodations for up to 100 guests. Located just north of our Main Grounds, the area encompasses a meadow filled with wildflowers, a wetland and pond visited by migrating waterfowl, as well as deep tree plots with trails just waiting to be explored. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
9am – 6pm | $75
The Arboretum is a wonderful place to hold a picnic. The Main Shelter can host 100 guests. The shelter is equipped with picnic tables, trash/recycling receptacles, electrical outlets and access to indoor restrooms. Grilling is not permitted. Contact email@example.com for details.
The Arboretum’s exclusive caterer, Creative Catering, is committed to creating a stunning visual and culinary experience for you and your guests. Creative Catering offers flexible options to suit your tastes, dietary restrictions and budgetary requirements. You can contact them directly for a quote at 740.928.0310. Other caterers permitted with certain requirements.
An organized tour is a nice addition to your function. Explore extensive plant collections, beautiful gardens and history of the Dawes family with a tour guide. Group tours are available with advance reservation. Allow 45 – 60 minutes per tour. Choose a narrated tour from the following:
- Enjoy a narrated tour from the comfort of your bus
- Relax with a guide on an open-air covered carryall with bench seats
- Stroll through one of our gardens or natural areas on a guided walking tour
- Enjoy a guided tour through our Daweswood House Museum
- Meet at the Visitors Center for a brief introduction of The Arboretum
Please click the following link to receive more information on planning your event at The Arboretum: Event Request Form