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The Arboretum offers a variety of garden ceremony sites. Our Guest Services staff will help ensure your dreams for this special day come true!

Wedding Ceremonies

The Dawes Arboretum offers wedding ceremony packages in two of our most amazing gardens.

Japanese Garden – The Arboretum’s premiere garden offers guests a serene and beautiful view. Ceremonies are held on the island with the guests standing around the water’s edge. This ceremony site can accommodate up to 50 guests. To preserve the serenity of the Japanese garden, only a dozen chairs are permitted.

Bertie’s Garden – Enjoy our charming historical flower garden inspired by the diaries of our co-founder Bertie Dawes. Walk down the aisle of our striking manicured lawn surrounded by beautiful floral display beds on both sides. Reach the stone circle path and exchange vows overlooking the pond. This ceremony site can accommodate up to 100 guests.

 

For pricing and complete details, please call our Guest Experience Administrator at 740.323.2355 ext. 1241.

 

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Contact Us

Phone: 800.44.DAWES
Fax: 740.323.4058
E-mail: information@dawesarb.org
Mailing address:
7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE
Newark, OH 43056

Hours & Admission

Arboretum Hours:

Daily
Open at 8am for Arboretum members
Open at 9am for Non-Members
Grounds close at 5pm.
Arboretum hours from March to October are 8am to 7pm for Arboretum members and 9am to 7pm for non-members. 
Open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 8am to 2pm.
Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving & Christmas days.

Arboretum admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 -15. Children younger than 5 will be admitted for free. Arboretum members will not be charged admission.

Visitors Center Hours:

Monday – Saturday
9am – 5pm
Sundays
11am – 5pm