It’s true that wedding ceremonies naturally gravitate toward our beautiful outdoor venues (the Lagen-Buelow Gazebo, the Japanese Garden, and the English Garden to name a few).
But for other facility rental purposes, we also have some wonderful indoor and covered sites that are well-suited for a variety of meetings and other events. Many of these venues have hosted bridal and baby showers, family reunions, business meetings, organization meetings, and more. Below are our more popular sites:
:: The Alice E. & Erwin J. Hafeman Veranda. With its open-air seating and a gorgeous 270-degree view of the grounds, this protectively-screened site offers a unique indoor-outdoor setting. Located on the south side of the Heinemann Visitor Center.
Seating capacity: 70
Rental/deposit: $25 (+ $2 per person over 12 guests)
:: The Garden Room. Located on the main floor inside the Heinemann Visitor Center, the Garden Room is a cozy indoor conference room with garden-related murals on the wall. A pull-down screen is available as well as tables and chairs that you can arrange according to your meeting’s purpose.
Seating capacity: Approximately 30-35
Rental/deposit: $25 (plus $2 per person after 12 guests)
:: The Amphitheatre | Packard Pavillion. A larger covered venue that overlooks the Arboretum grounds.
Seating capacity: About 200 guests comfortably
Rental fee: $500
Please call the Arboretum Office (563.556.2100) to reserve any of these facilities.