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. Please email to secure your date.

Meeting Rental Fees 

Hughes Education Center (175-200 people)

Individual/ Corporate Rate- $200

Not for Profit Rate- $100

Party Rentals 

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


$30 an hour includes setup and cleanup

Rental Hours


8:30 am to 5 pm

*Gates close at 5 pm*

Weekends (April 1st – October 31st)

10 am to 4 pm

*Gates close at 4 pm*