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Show your employees you value them by hosting an event at The Morton Arboretum.

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The Morton Arboretum is an inspiring place for business meetings and events. Located right off of I-88, the Arboretum is accessible from all over the Midwest. Several venues, from the historic Thornhill building to the modern simplicity and openness of the Visitor Center, provide ideal settings for professional business events. There is plenty of free parking, nearby paths for energizing walks, and facilities that are wheelchair accessible. The varied, healthful menu of food and beverages will appeal to the most discriminating palates.

Whether you are hosting a retreat, company picnic, or holiday party, the Arboretum has the venue and services you’re seeking for that perfect corporate event.

To get started, browse Venues and Rates, as well as Ginkgo Catering‘s menu options.

Please call the Private Events team at: 630-725-2190 or submit an Event Inquiry Form.

Whether you are holding a corporate retreat for a small group or delivering a formal presentation to a large audience, the Arboretum offers settings with inspiring views; bright, airy rooms that can accommodate different meeting arrangements; and intimate areas for receptions and networking.

When it’s time for a break, participants can stretch their legs on paved walking paths, explore interesting nature-related exhibits, or visit the Sterling Morton Library to see a famed collection of books and rare prints. They will return refreshed, invigorated, and ready to focus on the business at hand.

Ginkgo Catering, the in-house catering company, provides catering services for all events held at The Morton Arboretum. See the 2023 Catering Menu for food and beverage options.

Are you looking for a special place to celebrate your holiday party, retirement party, or employee appreciation event? The Morton Arboretum, with its beautiful backdrop of trees and gardens, delivers a special message to your employees—it says you care about them and value their contribution.

Attendees will not only enjoy the event, the location, and their fellow employees, they will remember the time they spent here and appreciate the effort made to select an outstanding venue for your celebration.

Ginkgo Catering provides catering services for all events held at The Morton Arboretum. See the 2023 Catering Menu for food and beverage options.

The magic returns to the winter woods. Share the Chicago area’s most inspiring seasonal experience with your guests with an event in the Cudahy Room during the Arboretum’s famed Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum exhibit. Hold your private event in the Cudahy Room, then enjoy a mile-long walk through the winter landscape as your party is immersed in an interactive experience for all ages. Trees light up when hugged. Tinsel-like lights respond to your singing. This year, new surprises await, as technology illuminates the Arboretum’s unparalleled collection of trees.

Enjoy these benefits:

  • Free Arboretum admission and Illumination exhibit entry for all guests
  • On-site catering
  • Easy access for viewing Illumination

Reserve your date today by calling 630-725-2190.