Garden Ceremonies
Japanese GardenJapanese Garden
Prairie GardenPrairie Garden
Knot GardenKnot Garden
Waterfall AreaWaterfall Area
Home Demo GardenHome Demo Garden
Oak and Nut Tree CollectionOak and Nut Tree Collection
Rose GardenRose Garden
Terrace GardenTerrace Garden
Perennial GardenPerennial Garden
Trex DeckTrex Deck
Sensory GardenSensory Garden
Shrub Rose GardenShrub Rose Garden

Seisui-Tei Japanese Garden

Standing Room For 12 Guests

Rental fee $500 members/$600 non-members.


The Seisui-Tei Japanese Garden is the perfect site for smaller intimate weddings with seating for 6 and standing for 12 guests. The focal point of this particular garden is a waterfall. This garden contains a garden arbor built of wood, bamboo and stone.

Japanese Garden

Prairie Garden

Standing Room For 20 Guests

Rental fee $300 members/$400 non-members

The Prairie Garden has a trickling water feature and circular design. Have an intimate 'wedding in round' with guests surrounding you for the ceremony. Standing ceremony location with room for 20 people. Has own parking area.

Prairie Garden


Knot Garden

Standing Room For 25 Guests, Bench Seating For 6 Guest

Rental fee $400 members/$500 non-members

The Knot Garden is a pattern garden comprised of Korean boxwood, Japanese barberry, lavender cotton and germander. Your pictures will be stunning with multiple camera angles within the garden and also from the overlooking Herb Garden & Wedding Tower. Tucked away in a quiet spot, yet close to the Visitor Center, this is the ideal garden for ceremonies of 25 people or less with bench seating for 6.

Knot Garden

Waterfall Area

Standing Room For 25 Guests

Rental fee $400 members/$500 non-members

The Waterfall Area, featuring three different ceremony locations, is close to the Snyder Building and can accommodate 25 people for a standing only ceremony.

Waterfall Area


Home Demonstration Garden

Standing or Seating Room for 50 Guests

Rental fee $500 members/$600 non-members

The Francis de Vos Home Demonstration Garden is comprised of smaller gardens that include a garden featuring herbs, a rock garden and a garden for outdoor living. A patio garden features containerized trees and flowers. Other parts of the garden feature rotating seasonal displays. All are surrounded by fences, hedges, decks, walkways, walls, patios terraces and trellises to turn it into a private sight, just the right size for 50 standing or seating. Option to add garden chairs at $4 plus tax per chair.

Home Demo Garden

Oak & Nut Tree Collection

Seating Room For 100 Guests

Rental fee $1,200 members/$1,300 non-members

The Oak & Nut Tree Collection is a tucked away area, a perfect place for couples who prefer a natural landscape backdrop for their wedding. Get married on a hillcrest overlooking a green grass valley with rolling hills and our iconic red barn in the background. Includes 100 white folding chairs. *Note: No electricity available and grass is sometimes uneven. Not easily accessible for guests who are less mobile.

Oak Nut Collection

Wilson Rose Garden

Standing Room For 110 Guests, Bench Seating For 17 Guests

Rental fee $900 members/$1,000 non-members
Option to add up to 40 chairs at $4 plus tax per chair


The Palma J. Wilson Rose Garden features varieties of hybrid garden roses attractively displayed on a hillside in beds connected by walkways and steps. Enhanced by a pool with small fountains and a wooden gazebo with inside seating.  The magnificence of the rose garden makes it a popular site for summer weddings. This garden has standing capacity for 110 guests and seating for 17 with benches.

Wilson Rose Garden

MacMillan Terrace Garden

Standing Room For 120 Guests, Bench Seating For 9 Guests

Rental fee $900 members/$1,000 non-members

The Sarah Stevens MacMillan Terrace Garden is the perennial garden designed to be at its best throughout the summer.  Hold your ceremony on the center lawn with your guests gathering around on the walkway. Garden is adjacent to the Morgan Terrace. This garden is located directly behind the Snyder Building and not far from the Visitor Center. It has standing capacity for 120 guests with seating for 9 with benches.

MacMillan Terrace Garden

Slade Perennial Garden

Seating Room For 120 Guests

Rental fee $1,400 members/$1,500 non-members.


The Elizabeth Carr Slade Perennial Garden is a spacious oblong garden modeled after traditional European formal gardens. Flower beds are arranged around the perimeter and set off against a background of retaining walls and trees. Weddings are held near the pool that graces the center of the garden surrounded by beds of blue and gray perennials, which create the illusion of a larger pool. Includes 120 white folding chairs. Continuous blooms from late March until frost.

Perrenial Garden

Trex Deck

Accommodates 250 Guests

Rental fee $1,500 members/$1,600 non-members

The Trex Deck features a leaf-shaped deck overlooking our Bog Area. A sloping hill & Ordway Picnic Shelter are located near this area. Many weddings like to have their guests bring their own blanket to sit on the hill and watch the ceremony take place. Includes 100 white folding chairs.

Trex Deck

Sensory Garden

Seating Room For 200 Guests

Rental Fee $1,700 members/$1,800 non-members

The Clotilde Irvine Sensory Garden is the garden of model displays of accessible containers and planting designs suitable for gardening styles, a miniature rock garden and a bird and butterfly garden. This garden engages the senses and refreshes the spirit.  In the center of this garden there is a spacious lawn area where up to 200 white folding chairs will be set. 

Sensory Garden

Shrub Rose Garden

Seating Room For 250 Guests

Rental fee $2,000 members/$2,100 non-members
Option to add up to 50 chairs at $4 plus tax per chair


Take that ceremonial walk down the path along the majestic white firs to the Nelson Shrub Rose Garden. The garden displays its collection of hardy shrub roses. This garden is arranged in a circular pattern of bends around granite lines reflecting pool. Spacious lawn spans the area between the rose beds and the pool where up to 250 white folding chairs will be set. The garden backdrop is native sugar maple woodland. Complimentary transportation to and from site from Visitor Center.

Nelson Shrub Rose Garden

One of Minnesota's premiere wedding venues!

Celebrate your special day among the vibrant flowers, colorful autumn leaves, or serene snowscapes at one of the state's premier wedding and event venues. Offering the ambience of a European country estate, with over 1,000 acres of magnificent formal gardens and picturesque landscapes and nearly two dozen unique outdoor and indoor spaces, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is the perfect venue for a beautiful, memorable wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner - no matter the season. 

Informational Wedding Tours

Private wedding tours are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis 8 am to 4 pm seven days a week. All tours must be scheduled ahead of time.

Please call 612-301-7596 to schedule a tour.

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Arboretum Catering

Arboretum Catering offers an outstanding array of food and beverage selections designed to meet the needs of the Arboretum community.

View the Event Catering Guide  to see information about food, drink and extras available for meetings and social events.