The highest point in the garden, the Oak Tree at the Two Lines sculpture is located near where the Morris mansion once stood, with incredible views into the garden valley.
Available July-Sept Only
A large grassy area with a striking view of the garden valley below, this area is located closest to the reception tent.
Tucked back among the love trees, the Silktree Grove offers an intimate location deeper in the Garden.
A round, brick patio overlooking the meadow garden, tucked between the Rose Garden and the Swan Pond.
Available June-Sept for ceremony and/or cocktail hour for an additional fee
The garden gem of the Arboretum is a stunning location for a ceremony and/or cocktail hour. Limitation of 20 chairs for seating.
Available April-Sept for ceremony and/or cocktail hour for an additional fee
This romantic, gated garden provides a lovely setting for a ceremony and/or cocktail hour and includes two beautiful water features.
Available April-Nov for additional fee
A striking walkway that soars 50 feet above the ground this treetop experience provides your guests with a bird’s eye view of the forest, for a truly memorable event.
Widener Plaza is adjacent to the historic stone carriage house and overlooks a large green lawn.
The tented reception area, with optional side flaps for inclement weather, can accommodate up to 175 guests for a sit-down dinner. Tables and chairs are included.
Several interior rooms off the reception tent accommodate essential party features, including: a bar, dessert station, photo booth, etc. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available indoors and out.
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When you select Morris Arboretum as your wedding location, you are supporting the Arboretum's mission to plant and protect trees.
You must choose your caterer from a list of approved caterers that offer you a broad range of menu options, styles and pricing. We have carefully pre-screened our caterers to assure that they are thoroughly familiar with the Arboretum's facilities and policies, while offering you the highest quality of support and service. The preferred caterers can be contacted at the numbers below:
Seedling & Sage
Catering by Brunos
If you are interested in decorating the ceiling of the reception tent, you will be required to work with Philadelphia-based Wild Stems. They offer several innovative tent installations featuring floating linen fabrics, string lights and/or paper lanterns in a variety of colors. For more information contact:
All other wedding vendors are your choice and don’t require Arboretum approval.×
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|August||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|September||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|October||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||$4,600|
|November*||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|June||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||$5,500|
|November*||$3,600||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
*First weekend in November only.
Monday - Thursday Weddings are $2,600
Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends
For these weekends, Saturday rates will apply on Sunday and Sunday rates will apply on Monday.
Check our availability. Deposit is due with the signing of the Facility Rental Agreement. The requested date and facility will not be confirmed until the deposit is paid and the agreement is signed. A $750 Security Deposit is due 90 days before the wedding date.
|Designated areas around:||Rate|
|Garden Ceremony Locations||$1,400|
|Rose Garden or Pennock Garden||$1,700|
|Designated areas around:||Rate|
|Various Garden Locations||$1,200|
Ceremony Only and Micro Ceremony events cannot be booked more than 6 months in advance (subject to availability).
For more information, contact Rentals and Information at 215.247.5777 x158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Tent Wedding June 2023
One weekend only, you can host your one-of-a-kind Garden wedding with up to 400 guests. Dance and dine under the stars in a clear-topped big tent, while saying "I Do" in our gorgeous garden. Lighting and dance floor included. This special tent is available June 3 and 4 only. Saturday, June 3, 2023: $9,200. Sunday, June 4, 2023: $8,000. Contact the Rentals Team for more details.
Penn Sunday Special
Part of the Penn family? Come celebrate with us! We are happy to offer a 10% discount on rental fees for Sunday events to all those with a valid PennID (students, alumni, staff and faculty).
Make our gorgeous gardens the setting for your small wedding ceremony. Tree vistas, blooming flowers and bubbling brooks make for a memorable backdrop for your special day. Limited to 15 people, no set-up/food/beverage.
For more information about these specials or to book, contact: email@example.com
The Garden Railway and Compton Café will be closed today (Thursday, June 23) due to the weather.
The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.
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.