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Wedding Rentals

Discover the enchanting allure of the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens, a captivating haven for your dream wedding. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of our natural oasis, boasting a plethora of picturesque spots to create lasting memories. Take your pick from our extraordinary selection of venues, including the magnificent Beckwith Grand Pavilion, the charming Jones Memorial Gazebo, and the serene Waterside Garden. With a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor reception areas, we offer the perfect setting to ensure your special day is truly unforgettable!

What’s Included?



  • 250 White Chairs (outside only)
  • Indoor Space reserved for inclement weather
  • Wedding room for the wedding party to get ready
  • Transportation to the wedding site for the wedding party 


  • Use of the Arboretum’s beautiful indoor Reception Hall
  • Tables & chairs
  • Use of the catering kitchen
  • Use of the outdoor reception area (Beckwith Pavilion)

2023 Wedding Prices


Wedding & Reception (April 1st – October 31st) / $2,500

Ceremony (April 1st – October 31st) / $1,000

Reception (April 1st – October 31st) /$1,500

Off-Season Wedding & Reception ( November – April 1st) / $1,200

Dance Floor / $250

Rehearsal Dinner / $100 

Cleaning / Damage Deposit (Applied to all Receptions) / $500 



A Note on Dogs 

Only service dogs are allowed to be present for events/ rentals in the Visitor Center. Service dogs are trained to assist people with disabilities, as per ADA guidelines. Emotional support/ any other animals do not qualify.

Booking Calendar 

This calendar is currently a work in progress. To enhance accessibility, we have decided to utilize a Google Calendar to display our available dates at the Arboretum. However, we kindly request that you contact the Arboretum directly to confirm your desired date before making any bookings.

Iowa Arboretum & Gardens Wedding/Event

“The Arboretum was the PERFECT wedding venue for us. We had both our ceremony and reception here with around 150 people. We wanted something outdoors and peaceful and that’s exactly what we got.  The Arboretum’s partnership with Christiani’s Catering was another bonus as it made our catering absolutely seamless. We got so many compliments on the venue and our pictures are just stunning! If you’re looking for an outdoor location, we highly recommend the Iowa Arboretum!”

Note from a Bride