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Weddings at Morris Arboretum

Sites and Locations

Ceremony Locations

Magnolia Slope

Rolling hills are the backdrop to a colorful sunset view from this hillside vantage point.

Two Lines

The highest point in the garden, the Two Lines sculpture marks the location where the original mansion once stood, with incredible views into the garden valley.

Widener Lawn

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.

Azalea Meadow

A wide open field surrounded by flowering azaleas, rare evergreens and several modern scultpures.

Baxter Memorial

A round, brick patio overlooking the meadow garden, tucked between the rose garden and the swan pond.

Rose Garden

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.

Pennock Walk

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.

Cocktail Hour Locations

Out on a Limb

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

Widener Plaza is adjacent to the historic stone carriage house and overlooks a large green lawn.

Reception Locations

Reception Tent

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.

Carriage House Rooms

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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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:

Birchtree Catering

Catering by Brunos

Company's Coming

Feast Your Eyes

Jeffrey Miller

Joshua's Catering

Tent Ceiling Décor

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:

Photographers, Bands, DJs, Florists, etc.

All other wedding vendors are your choice and don’t require Arboretum approval.


Rental Availability


Rental Rates

2019 Friday          Saturday     Sunday       
June $4,900 SOLD OUT $4,700
August $3,000 SOLD OUT $2,700
September $5,000 SOLD OUT $4,600
October $4,700 SOLD OUT $4,200
2020 Friday          Saturday     Sunday       
April $2,900 $3,600 $2,700
May $4,900 SOLD OUT $4,700
June $5,000 SOLD OUT $4,700
July $3,200 SOLD OUT $2,800
August $3,200 $4,100 $2,800
September $5,000 SOLD OUT $4,700
October $4,700 $6,300 $4,400
2021 Friday          Saturday     Sunday       
April $3,000 $3,600 $2,800

*First weekend in November only.

Monday - Thursday Weddings are $2,400
Sunday rental rates apply for Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Booking Info

Rentals include:

  • A choice of several ceremony and cocktail hour sites
  • On-site Photographs after the gardens close to the public
  • Reception space for up to 175 guests
  • Tent with side flaps and space heaters
  • Chairs for ceremony; tables and chairs for reception
  • Golf cart and driver for 3 hours (additional cart can be rented if desired)
  • Weekend (Friday - Sunday) rental duration from 6:00 - 11:00pm; Weekdays from 6:00 - 10:00pm

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.

Ceremony Only - 2 Hours, starting after garden closes. Limited to 75 people.

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

Ceremony-only events cannot be booked more than 4 months in advance (subject to availability).

For more information, contact Rentals and Information at 215.247.5777 x158 or email


Rental Specials

Big Tent Wedding 2020
For one weekend only, you can invite up to 400 guests to your wedding at the beautiful Morris Arboretum! Sunday, June 7, 2020 only: use our Big Tent, which holds up to 400 guests and a band. It includes clear tops, stage, dance floor, and lighting. Celebrate under the stars! Available 6:00 - 11:00pm for $7,900. Some restrictions apply. Contact the Rentals Team for 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).

For more information about these specials or to book, contact:


Rentals at Morris Arboretum