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The Arboretum offers a variety of garden ceremony sites as well as indoor and outdoor reception space. Our Events Coordinator will help ensure your dreams for this special day come true!

Wedding Ceremonies

Choose from many stunning garden locations for your wedding ceremony at The Dawes Arboretum. The All Seasons Garden offers the bride a grand entrance—down a wooden staircase into a garden of white and blush flowers. The Japanese Garden offers peaceful reflections of trees on the water. Our newest wedding garden, Bertie’s Garden, is just west of the Daweswood House. A beautiful, historic flower garden overlooking the pond.

All garden ceremony sites include two hours in the garden for the ceremony and photographs, an Arboretum liaison, an hour rehearsal the evening before and wedding chairs.

Click the following link for a brochure and map for The Arboretum’s wedding and reception locations: Wedding brochure .

View the many beautiful sites The Arboretum has to offer any time, 7am to sunset. Contact our Events Coordinator at 800.44.DAWES (800.443.2937) or specialevents@dawesarb.org for more details.

*Please note: The Japanese Garden will re-open May 30, 2015.


For your reception, consider the elegance of the Firelight Room with beautiful views of the All Seasons Garden or host the party on the Events Terrace while watching the sun set over the peaceful hillside.

The Firelight Room (capacity 100) is a unique daytime option including table and chair set-up.  For a beautiful nighttime option, the Events Terrace (capacity 300) includes manicured gardens, an Arboretum liaison, all outdoor equipment including tents, tables, chairs, and the most spectacular views.


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. Contact specialevents@dawesarb.org for details.

Please click the following link to receive more details on planning your wedding at The Arboretum: Wedding Request Form


Bridal Open House
Sunday, March 8th
2pm to 4pm
Meet with The Arboretum’s Event Coordinator and Creative Catering’s Wedding Coordinator for information, pictures and tastings.
Book a wedding date in July and get $100 off of your ceremony!


Hours & Admission

Arboretum Hours:

Open at 7am
Closing times vary by season.
Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving & Christmas days.

Admission is free

Visitors Center Hours:

Monday - Saturday
8am - 5pm
Sundays and holidays
10am - 5pm