Facility Rental

The Iowa Arboretum is a great place to host your next meeting, family get-together, or wedding. The Hughes Education Center is available for rent throughout the year. This spacious, air-conditioned facility has a large reception room, a full kitchen and is handicap accessible. We can accommodate groups of up to 200. Weddings can be held by our beautiful pavilion, picturesque gazebo, waterside garden, or other garden areas. For 2023 pricing please email

Meeting Rental Fees 2022

Hughes Education Center (175-200 people)

Individual/ Corporate Rate- $200

Not for Profit Rate- $100


Cafferty Building (30-50 people)

Individual/ Corporate Rate- $125

Not for Profit Rate- $75

Party Rentals 2022

Baby & Wedding Showers, Anniversary & Birthday Parties, Christmas Parties


$30 an hour includes setup and cleanup

If you go over your rental time you will be charged an extra fee based on the time.


Please call 515-795-3216 or email to secure your date.

Rental Form and Contract


Catering Contract