Cleveland Botanical Garden

Weddings & Occasions

Plan an event they’ll remember forever.

From personal gatherings to formal business functions, the Garden provides party venues and banquet rooms for special occasions of all sizes. In the words of The Plain Dealer, events held here are “perfect, every time.” 

Plus, you can enjoy a custom menu from Marigold Catering, our exclusive partner.

Weddings

With 10 beautifully landscaped acres of formal and natural gardens, plus tons of lovely indoor settings, the Garden has room to host every element of your big day.

Rehearsal Dinner

As your big day approaches, Cleveland Botanical Garden provides an elegant and intimate setting for you to share your excitement with family and close friends.

Delight in our Garden Room’s timeless style, unforgettable views of the Cleveland sunset, and easy access to our fabulous gardens.

Set the tone for you day with a toast on the Geis Terrace.

Savor outstanding cuisine from Marigold Catering and personalized assistance from the Garden’s staff.

Ceremonies

With multiple outdoor spaces as well as indoor spaces with stunning garden views, we can accommodate your ceremony rain or shine—and you’ll see why we’re often voted the best outdoor wedding venue in Cleveland.

During regular visitor hours, ceremonies are held in either the Japanese Garden or the Sunken Garden, with Clark Hall available as a site for inclement weather.

This “ceremony-only” option is available May – October, at either 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Looking to elope? We have a package for that as well.  

Receptions

Spend your big day in unforgettably beautiful surroundings.

The Garden’s reception venues can accommodate up to 220 people for your wedding reception.

You can add a wedding ceremony to your evening rental of the gardens, and can begin as early as 6 p.m.

Professional site coordinators will ensure that you can savor every moment of your celebration.

Marigold Catering provides custom menus and innovative cuisine.

Learn more about hosting your wedding at the Garden

Please contact our facility rentals sales team, or contact Paula Coakley at 216.707.2833 or pcoakley@holdenfg.org

Wedding Venues

Explore our wide range of spaces that will add a little something extra to your special day.

Corporate Events

Whether you’re hosting 4 or 400 guests, our grounds offer a meeting space that will impress and inspire. Turn to the Garden for your next holiday party, fundraiser, board meeting, or corporate retreat.

Our capabilities include:

  • Private meeting rooms for groups ranging from 6 – 80
  • Lecture and symposium hall for up to 240 guests
  • Digital audio-visual capabilities
  • Full-service, on-site, custom catering
  • On-site, indoor parking for up to 120 vehicles
  • On-site valet parking available 

Plus, corporate members save on Garden rentals.
Click here to review our Corporate Membership packages.

Learn more about hosting your event at the Garden

To arrange a tour, or to meet with one of the Garden’s private rental associates, please contact us today or call at 216.707.2833.

Venues

Our professional event planners are happy to find the best space that fits your needs, whether you’re sharing your special day with us, hosting a largely-attended meeting, an intimate awards reception, or an employee retreat.

Clark Hall

Clark Hall

The Garden’s largest indoor space features a magnificent two-story window, giving a fairytale view of the nationally acclaimed Western Reserve Society Herb Garden. With its year-round evergreen structure, this view offers floral fantasy in the summer, a symphony of snow in the winter and majestic sunsets throughout the year.

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings
  • Receptions and Ceremonies

Capacity:

  • Ceremony: 280
  • Cocktail: 300
  • Dinner: 200

Can be combined with other spaces for additional capacity:

Clark Hall and Eppig Gallery

Capacity:

  • Cocktail: 400
  • Dinner: 220

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings

Capacity:

  • Theater: 280
  • Cocktail: 280
  • Dinner: 240

Can be combined with other spaces for additional capacity:

Clark Hall and Eppig Gallery

Capacity:

  • Theater: 280
  • Cocktail: 400
  • Dinner: 260
Clark Hall, Eppig Gallery & Conway Ellipse

Capacity:

  • Cocktail: 530
  • Dinner: 380
Clark Hall, Eppig Gallery, Conway Ellipse & Garden Café

Capacity:

  • Cocktail: 650
  • Dinner: 470
Woodland Hall

Woodland Hall

Woodland Hall is the Garden’s all-new private event space that can be tailored to your exact needs. This space simultaneously offers unmatched views of the peaceful Japanese Garden, and striking sunsets over the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden reflecting pool.

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings
  • Receptions and Ceremonies

Capacity:

  • Ceremony: 210
  • Cocktail: 200
  • Dinner: 130

Can be combined with other spaces for additional capacity:

Woodland Hall & Eppig Gallery

Capacity:

  • Cocktail: 300
  • Dinner: 180

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings

Capacity:

  • Theater: 200
  • Cocktail: 200
  • Dinner: 210

Can be combined with other spaces for additional capacity:

Woodland Hall & Garden Room

Capacity:

  • Cocktail: 375
  • Dinner: 280
Geis Terrace

Geis Terrace

The Geis Terrace is a majestic, architectural space with an expansive reflecting pool and fountain at its center. Aquatic plants, including water lilies and lotuses, bloom during the warm months, and evening sunsets are nothing less than breathtaking.

Availability:

  • Evenings
  • Receptions and Ceremonies

Capacity:

  • Ceremony: 220
  • Cocktail: 530
  • Dinner: 220

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings

Capacity:

  • Cocktail: 100
  • Dinner: 60
Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden features carefully selected rocks, trees, and shrubs, all of which are placed to suggest a vista of hills, mountains and running water. It evolves from a spiritual philosophy, and is a beautiful setting.

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings
  • Ceremonies

Capacity:

  • Ceremony: 125
Sunken Garden

Sunken Garden

Enjoy a secluded, exclusive feel in this verdant, sunbathed Sunken Garden. It’s inspired by England, and surrounded by lush, flowering trees and shrubs hailing  from Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings
  • Ceremonies

Capacity:

  • Ceremony: 225
Garden Room

Garden Room

The Garden Room offers wide-open views of the peaceful Sunken Garden and the stunning sunsets of Geis Terrace, making it a lovely, intimate space.

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings
  • Receptions and Ceremonies

Capacity:

  • Ceremony: 100
  • Cocktail: 100
  • Dinner: 60
Conway Ellipse

Conway Ellipse

This expansive, contemporary space has a two-story window with a striking view of the Madagascar Glasshouse, complete with palm trees and a rolling brook. It’s perfect for a variety of functions, including speaking lectures, cocktail parties, or business dinners.

Availability:

  • Evenings

Capacity:

  • Theater: 18
  • Cocktail: 200
  • Dinner: 90

Can be combined with other spaces for additional capacity:

Conway Ellipse & Eppig Gallery

Capacity:

  • Theater: 18
  • Cocktail: 250
  • Dinner: 150
Lecture Room

Lecture Room

A versatile, private space which can be customized for anything from a medium-sized speaking lecture to an intimate brainstorming session. Features a large whiteboard, wireless internet connection and full audio-visual capabilities.

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings

Capacity:

  • Theater: 48
  • Conference: 24
Mather Room

Mather Room

The Mather Room offers a private setting for a small meeting. A whiteboard, wireless internet connection, full audio-visual capabilities, and inspiring view of the Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Garden makes it an ideal location for brainstorming sessions and management team meetings.

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings

Capacity:

  • Conference: 14
Garden Café

Garden Café

The Garden Café is a bright and open space, set against windows overlooking the picturesque Geis Terrace. This versatile space has a muted color palette and is easily customized to serve as a perfect meeting site, cocktail location or dinner setting.

Availability:

  • Evenings

Capacity:

  • Ceremony: 100
  • Cocktail: 120
  • Dinner: 90

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