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Weddings and Receptions

Say “I do” at The Morton Arboretum.

Blossom together for a lifetime

Envision The Morton Arboretum as the spectacular oasis where your marriage begins—the place you return to on your first anniversary and for years to come. The place where you enjoy summer picnics with your loved ones under the cool shade of a majestic oak tree and where your children will learn to delight in exploring nature. Here is where your union begins and where you will blossom together for a lifetime.

Winter weddings at the Arboretum

Say “I do” amid frosted conifers in the warmth of the Arboretum’s enchanted rooms.

Ginkgo Package: $5,000 rental rate; ceremony, dinner, and dancing in the Ginkgo Room; cocktail reception in Orientation Hall.

Thornhill Package: $3,000 rental rate; ceremony in the Founder’s Room; cocktail reception in the foyer; dinner in the Arbor Room.

Winter Wedding Brochure

For Your Guests

The Arboretum aims to make your wedding memorable and perfect for your friends and family. Take advantage of a special tour of the grounds on the Acorn Express tram, find convenient local lodging, and make sure your special day is as smooth and accessible as it can be for all your guests.

  • The Wedding Tram Tour takes your guests aboard the Acorn Express open-air tram on a narrated tour of the Arboretum grounds during cocktail hour. Ask your event coordinator about availability and booking.

  • The Arboretum is in close proximity to public transportation, Chicago’s airports, and downtown Chicago. Several trusted and high-quality hotels are located minutes from its entrance.

    See the Lodging Guide to view convenient and trusted options near the Arboretum.

  • The Arboretum is deeply committed to accessibility and is prepared to make your special day as convenient and accessible as possible for all of your treasured guests. See the Have an Accessible Visit Guide for more in-depth information.