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Weddings at Morris Arboretum

Sites and Locations

Ceremony Locations

The Oak Tree at Two Lines

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.

Two Lines

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.

Widener Lawn

Silktree Grove

Tucked back among the love trees, the Silktree Grove offers an intimate location deeper in the Garden.

Azalea Meadow

Baxter Memorial

A round, brick patio overlooking the meadow garden, tucked between the Rose Garden and the Swan Pond.

Baxter Memorial

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden will be closed for renovations starting on Monday October 3, 2022 until Spring 2023.

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.

Rose Garden

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.

Pennock Walk

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.

Out on a Limb

Widener Plaza

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

Widener Plaza

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.

Reception Tent

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.

Carriage House Rooms

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Magnolia Slope

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Two Lines

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Widener Lawn

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Azalea Meadow

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Baxter Memorial

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Rose Garden

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Pennock Walk

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Out on a Limb

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Widener Plaza

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Reception Tent

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Carriage House Rooms

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Vendors

Caterers

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
215.885.2037

Catering by Brunos
267.240.5624

Feast Your Eyes
215.634.3002

Power Events
267.254.9810

Joshua's Catering
215.224.1800

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.

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Rental Availability

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Rental Rates

2023 Friday          Saturday     Sunday       
April $3,300 SOLD OUT $2,700
May $5,800 $6,700 $5,100
June SOLD OUT SOLD OUT $5,600
July $3,300 $3,900 $2,700
August $3,300 SOLD OUT $3,200
September $5,900 SOLD OUT $5,500
October $5,800 SOLD OUT $5,300
November* SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
2024 Friday          Saturday     Sunday       
April $3,600 $4,500 $3,300
May $6,000 $6,800 $5,500
June $6,100 $6,900 $5,700
July $3,600 $4,700 $3,300
August $3,700 $4,800 $3,400
September $6,100 $6,900 $5,700
October $6,000 $6,800 $5,500
November* $3,800 $4,600 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.

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
Garden Ceremony Locations $1,400
Rose Garden or Pennock Garden $1,700

Micro Ceremony - 90 minutes, starting at 1PM. Limited to 15 people. No set-up, chairs, decorations, food or beverages.

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 rentals@morrisarboretum.org.

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Rental Specials


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).


Micro Ceremony
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: rentals@morrisarboretum.org

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Rentals at Morris Arboretum






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Alerts & Updates

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

The Rose Garden will be closed for renovations starting on Monday, October 3, 2022 until Spring 2023.

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.

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