Corporate Events

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 Facility Rental staff 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 2021 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 2021 Catering Menu for food and beverage options.

Dressed up or down, the White Pine Paviliona 4,000-square-foot white tent, set on a spacious green vistacreates a memorable outdoor setting for any event.

During picnic season (May through October), The Morton Arboretum invites you and your group to enjoy your picnic in a delightful open grassy area, surrounded by a canopy of trees.

The Arboretum supplies tenting, tables, and chairs. Ginkgo Catering offers picnic fare, including onsite grilling and full beverage service. See the 2021 Catering Menu for all 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 at the Arbor Court Pavilion during the Arboretum’s famed Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum  exhibit. Hold your private event at the Pavilion, 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.

Treat your guests to an exclusive experience; book the Arbor Court Pavilion for your corporate or private year-end party. The Pavilion can accommodate groups of up to 150. The Cudahy Room is suited for more intimate groups.

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.