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MacMillan Auditorium

Accommodates Groups Up To 375

Rental fees for entire room
Full Day (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)   $775
Half Day (8:00 a.m.-Noon or 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)   $430
Weeknights (6:00 p.m.-Midnight)   $1,650
Friday and Saturday Evenings (6:00 p.m.-Midnight)   $2,000

Rental fees for room divided in half
Full Day (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)   $450
Half Day (8:00 a.m.-Noon or 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)   $250
Weeknights (6:00 p.m.-Midnight)   $1,100
Friday and Saturday Evenings (6:00 p.m.-Midnight)   $1,300

The MacMillan Auditorium features state-of-the-art multimedia technology and accommodates groups up to 375 theatre-style for meetings and 270 for banquets. The space can be divided into as many as four smaller meeting rooms, each with its own lighting and multimedia controls. The adjacent Reedy Gallery provides space for buffet service and receptions. Classrooms in the Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building and surrounding garden terraces offer additional spaces for breakout sessions. Windows on the north Gallery wall provide views of the Keating Terrace, featuring Gingko trees and landscaped floral beds

MacMillan Meetings

McQuinn Great Hall

Accommodates Groups Up To 150

The most dramatic space within the Visitor Center is the McQuinn Great Hall, with its soaring 40-foot ceilings, massive Douglas fir timber trusses, and expansive windows that showcase six outdoor gardens and terraces.  The Great Hall acts as a welcoming and orientation center for guests and gateway to the gardens. Seasonal plant exhibits, along with adjacent Reedy Gallery showings, add an added value to your meeting or event experience. Perfect for an after-hours hors d’oeuvres reception, the space accommodates up to 150.

McQuinn Great Hall

Azalea Classroom

Accommodates Groups Up To 30

Teaching Classroom

Accommodates Groups Up To 20

Rental fee $200 full day 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
$150 half day 8 a.m.-Noon or 12:30-4:30 p.m.

The Wall Education Wing features two high-tech classrooms with high-speed internet access and built-in video projection for presentations. The Teaching Garden Classroom and the Azalea Classroom are just steps away from Sweatt Terrace, a charming formal plaza featuring a rose garden surrounded by mixed beds of cool-colored perennials, such as clematis, iris, and rhododendron.

Nearby a row of linden trees leads your guests to the Wright Messerli Terrace, which combines plants and water to form a contemplative space. Plants in drifts of white, granite pavers shaped in a labyrinth pattern, and a water feature create a soothing sensory experience. Fragrant plants, including lilies, mock orange, daphne, and wisteria, enhance the restful character of the terrace.

Azalea Classroom

Arboretum Restaurant & Newton Terrace

Accommodates Up To 140 Guests

Rental fee $1,650 6:30 p.m.-Midnight Sunday through Thursday
$2,000 6:30 p.m.-Midnight Friday and Saturday


The Arboretum's newest dining space, seating up to 140, offers views of the south gardens and terraces, as well as the panoramic view of Lake Minnewashta to the northeast. In cooler weather, the two-sided fireplace adds a cozy ambiance to both the main dining room and a private dining space, which can be used for buffet service. In warmer weather, the dining room opens to the multi-level Newton Terrace that features a 10-foot granite waterfall. The terrace is an ideal location for a social hour with butler-passed hors ‘d oeuvres.

Restaurant Meetings

Carlson Dining Room

Accommodates Up To 20 Guests

Rental fee $100 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


The Carlson Dining Room located off of the Arboretum Restaurant seats up to 20 people. Window views overlook gardens and terraces and includes fireplace. Great location for a small meeting or private dining.

Carlson Dining Room

The Arboretum offers versatile spaces that can accommodate different room arrangements and intimate areas for receptions and networking. If your guests need a break, they can stretch their legs on our terraces and gardens that are only steps away and return refreshed. There are also plenty of trails for an easy stroll or miles of hiking path for vigorous exercise. The Arboretum is located near many hotels and restaurants in Chanhassen.

Whether you are with friends, relatives or co-workers, gathering in a place of beauty like the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will deliver positive visual memories and guests will appreciate the effort made to select an outstanding venue.

Informational Tours

Private informational 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 Charlene at 612-301-7601 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.