The Dawes Arboretum provides ideal gathering places for your next meeting, conference, or program.
Indoor Rental Space
The Firelight Room has a stone fireplace and a wall of widows overlooking the Bird Watching Garden. It is a great space to celebrate, relax or meet. This room seats up to 100 guests at round or banquet tables.
Available year-round Monday through Thursday, the daily rental rate is $300. Tables, chairs and setup/tear down are included in your rental. Catering is required in this area. Non-profit pricing is available at a daily rate of $100.
The Main Shelter is located on the edge of the Deep Woods adjacent to the Cypress Swamp. This area can host 100 guests and is equipped with picnic tables, trash/recycling receptacles, electrical outlets, portable toilets, and access to indoor restrooms in the Visitors Center. Available May through October from 8am to 5pm at a cost of $75 per day. Non-profit pricing is available Monday through Friday at a rate of $45.
The Red Barn at The Dawes Arboretum offers a beautiful picnic setting for your next event. This area is a unique venue located just north of our Main Grounds. Picnic table seating for 100 guests is available and includes corn-hole game and horse shoes. Catch and release fishing is permitted in the pond. Renting party must provide fishing equipment. Available September through October only from 8am to 5pm at a cost of $250 per day. Non-profit pricing is available Sunday through Thursday at a rate of $100.
Please click the following link to receive more information on planning your event at The Arboretum: Event Request Form