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

Wedding Ceremonies

Choose from three stunning garden locations for your wedding ceremony at The Dawes Arboretum. 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. The All Seasons Garden features a beautiful lawn space surrounded by majestic trees and flower gardens.

Each ceremony site includes two hours in the garden for the ceremony and photographs, an Arboretum liaison, an hour rehearsal the evening before and wedding chairs.
View the many beautiful sites The Arboretum has to offer any time, 7am to close. Contact our Events Coordinator at 800.44.DAWES (800.443.2937) or specialevents@dawesarb.org for more details.


For your reception, consider the elegance of the Firelight Room with beautiful views of the All Seasons Garden.  The Firelight Room (capacity 100) is a unique daytime option including table and chair set-up.


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


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:

Open at 7am
Auto Tour closes for entry at 7:30pm. Grounds close at 8pm.
Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving & Christmas days.

Admission is free

Visitors Center Hours:

Monday - Saturday
8am - 5pm
Sundays and holidays
12pm - 5pm