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Wedding Venues and Rates

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Exchange vows in the intimate Fragrance Garden, host dinner in the former library of the Morton family mansion, or throw an elegant reception in a room with a breathtaking lake view. No matter what your vision is for your wedding day, The Morton Arboretum has the venue and rates to fulfill your needs.

To plan your perfect wedding, see the packages and rates in the Wedding Brochure, which includes the following:

  • Rental rates
  • In-depth descriptions of ceremony and reception sites
  • Wedding packages
  • Year-round menu
  • Preferred vendors

Indoor Venues

  • Celebrate your special day with an outdoor ceremony on The Morton Terrace, followed by an indoor reception in the Arbor Room overlooking an expansive landscape and beautiful stone terrace. (West Side; seats 130).

  • Host your ceremony or predinner reception in the Founder’s Room, formerly the library of the Morton family mansion. The room features ornately carved woodwork, a marble fireplace, and stained glass windows that provide an elegant setting. (West Side; can accommodate 100 for ceremony and 130 for predinner reception).

  • With floor-to-ceiling windows, the Ginkgo Room offers breathtaking four-season views of Meadow Lake. Guests can enjoy cocktails in Orientation Hall, dinner and dancing in the Ginkgo Room, and a picturesque lake view from the outdoor terrace. (East Side, seats 300).

  • Located in the West Pavilion of the Visitor Center, the Sycamore Room has expansive glass walls overlooking the lovely Ground Cover Garden. This warm and inviting space is perfect for intimate groups. (East Side; seats 75).

Outdoor Venues

  • This magical garden built in honor of the Arboretum’s Centennial creates an elegant celebration space. With a central lawn for seating, a terrace for wedding ceremonies, and delightful water features, it will be a place to make lifelong memories. This newly reimagined space will be available for ceremonies and paired with the Ginkgo Room starting in 2023.

  • The 4,000-square-foot white tent, with seating capacity for 150 people, is set on a spacious green vista and overlooks the beautiful groundcover garden. 

  • Captivate guests with the refined elegance of the Fragrance Garden. This intimate gardenaccented with a charming trellis, fountain, and pondhas vivid colors, alluring textures, and fragrant plants that enhance its beauty and grace. The Fragrance Garden is a perfect location for small ceremonies and cocktail receptions. (West Side).

  • This picturesque location, encircled by trees, provides an exceptional view overlooking the beauty of peaceful Meadow Lake. This venue is paired with the Ginkgo Room reception site for 2022 events and White Pine Pavilion for 2023 events. (East Side).

  • The Morton Arboretum is building a new three-season event space on the East Side, just south of The Grand Garden, to be completed by late 2023. The three-season pavilion will be available for weddings and private functions starting May 2024. The new event space will be able to accommodate groups with a maximum of 200 people. Photos and more information will be available as the opening date nears.

    For more information about hosting an event at The Morton Arboretum, you can submit an Event Inquiry Form and an event coordinator will contact you shortly.

Winter is a magical time to get married at the Arboretum. Choose the Ginkgo Room, set amid frosted conifers and a pristine, snow-covered lake, or the Thornhill Education Center, with its warm and inviting rooms.

Ginkgo Package:

  • $4,500 rental rate for Ginkgo Room
  • Ceremony, dinner, and dancing in the Ginkgo Room
  • Cocktail reception in Orientation Hall

Thornhill Package:

  • $3,000 rental rate for Thornhill Education Center
  • Ceremony and dancing in Founder’s Room
  • Cocktail reception in foyer
  • Dinner in the Arbor Room