Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Weddings at Morris Arboretum

Rental Rates

Wedding and Event Rental

Rentals includes:
Victorian Carriage House - holds up to 65 guests and includes tables and chairs. Tent - holds up to 175 guests; includes tables, chairs, lights, clear sides, and heaters. Grounds around building for ceremony and cocktails. Wedding pictures allowed in the garden. Cart and driver for 4 hours. Weekend (Friday - Sunday) rental duration from 6 to 11:00pm; weekdays from 6-10:00pm.

Rental Rates

2016 Friday          Saturday Sunday        Mon - Thu (6-10:00pm)
April $2,800 $3,300 $2,600 $1,700
May $3,400 SOLD OUT $3,100 $1,900
June $3,400 SOLD OUT $3,100 $1,900
July $3,700 $4,400 $3,300 $1,700
August $3,700 $4,400 $3,300 $1,700
September $4,700 SOLD OUT $4,300 $2,200
October $4,700 $5,800 $4,300 $2,200
November* $3,900 $4,800 $3,600 $1,800
2017 Friday          Saturday     Sunday        Mon - Thu (6-10:00pm)
April $4,500 $5,200 $4,200 $2,000
May $5,100 $6,300 $4,900 $2,400
June $5,100 $6,300 $4,900 $2,400
July $4,600 $5,400 $4,300 $2,000
August $4,500 $5,400 $4,300 $2,000
September $5,100 $6,300 $4,900 $2,400
October $5,100 $6,300 $4,900 $2,400
November* $4,700 $5,400 $4,400 $2,000

*First weekend in November only.

Additional Add-on Options

Option Rate
Rose Garden/Pennock Walk - Ceremony and/or Cocktails $900
Use of Out on a Limb $700
Rose Garden or Pennock Walk and Out on a Limb $1,300
Wedding Rehearsals (1 Hour, by appointment only) $100/hr
Additional Golf Cart and Driver (4:00pm - 8:00pm) $300

Ceremony Only 2 Hours, starting after garden closes. 75 people limit.

Designated areas around: Rate
Widener Visitor Center $1,200
Rose Garden $1,500
Pennock Garden $1,500

Meeting Rental 10:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

Space Capacity Rate
McLean Room 12 people $300
Gates Hall Conference Room 13 people $300
Classroom 22 people $400
Side Tent 50 people audience style $600
Upper Gallery 80 people audience style
65 at round tables
Early arrival/late departure: $75/additional hour. For evening or weekend meeting rentals, contact the Rentals Team at
*Receive a 20% discount when you book 3 meetings (at once).
**Non-profit organizations receive 10% off rental rates.

Parties & Social Gatherings 3 Hours anytime between 10:00am - 3:00pm

Host your birthday party, baby shower, etc. at Morris Arboretum

Space Capacity Rate
Classroom 22 $450
Side Tent 50 $600
Upper Gallery 80/65 $600
Out on a Limb (6:00 - 10:00pm)
Please inquire. $1,200

Early arrival before 10:00am/late departure after 3:00pm: $75/additional hour (subject to availability).

Prices are correct as of November 2015 and are subject to change. For more information contact Rentals and Information at 215.247.5777, x158 or email

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Unusual, exclusive, memorable...

Morris Arboretum's Out on a Limb is a striking walkway that soars 50 feet above the ground providing your guests with a bird’s eye view of the forest, for a truly memorable event.

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Save the Trees!

When you select Morris Arboretum as your meeting location, you are supporting the Arboretum's mission to plant and protect trees.

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Alerts & Updates

COVID-19 Response

In response to the unprecedented public health crisis related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Morris Arboretum will close to the public as of March 14, 2020 until the University of Pennsylvania feels that is it safe to re-open. Learn more about the Univerisity's response on the University of Pennsylvania’s dedicated Coronavirus website: Please know that this decision was made after careful deliberation and that our priority is to do all we can to ensure the safety and well being of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Information pertaining to public health is rapidly evolving and, as such, it is not yet known when we will reopen. We will be vigilant in our efforts to keep our website up-to-date and we will communicate directly to members and class registrants via email with the latest details.

The following information is provided in anticipation of some of the questions you may have relative to the following categories:

Individuals who have registered for a class
It is our intention to provide a refund to individuals who have registered for a class that occurs during this temporary closure. We are working as quickly as possible to process your refunds in the manner in which you paid. If you have questions, please contact

Annual Membership
We appreciate your patience at this time. We know that early spring is the most natural time to come out to the Arboretum for a walk in the gardens to enjoy the fresh air, but maintaining public health must be our priority. We look forward to seeing you in the gardens just as soon as we are reassured that it is safe for all of our visitors to return. We will keep you updated on any developments, but in the meantime, if you have any questions about your membership, please contact

Planned Events
Any individuals that have planned events will receive outreach directly from a staff member to discuss your options.

We will continue to update the community as soon as information is available and is consistent with the evolution of this dynamic situation. Questions may be directed to

We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times and we thank you for your support. Please stay connected with us through Facebook, Instagram, and our website.

Center for Disease Control (CDC):
University of Pennsylvania’s dedicated Coronavirus website:

Unfortunately, Out on a Limb will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31, 2020 due to scheduled maintenance.

The Garden Railway will not be operational from 2:00 PM Friday (July 19) through the weekend (July 20-21). The trains will open for normal operation on Monday, July 22nd. Our Train Master reported that the trains will not operate in the excessive heat, citing electrical, track and rolling stock failures.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Garden Railway trains are not running Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th due to inclement weather.

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.