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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 Services Manager at specialevents@dawesarb.org.

 

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Contact Us

Phone: 800.44.DAWES
After Hours Security: 740-225-4974 (Use this number when the Visitors Center is closed.)
Fax: 740.323.4058
E-mail: information@dawesarb.org
Mailing address:
7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE
Newark, OH 43056

Hours & Admission

Arboretum Hours:

Arboretum Members: 8am to 7pm
Non-Members: 9am to 7pm
Registrations are required. 
Please read the updated guidelines on visiting The Arboretum.

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
Closed
Sundays
Closed