Cleveland Botanical Garden

Weddings & Occasions

Plan an event they’ll remember forever.

Ten beautifully landscaped acres of formal and natural gardens are accompanied by elegant indoor settings with gorgeous garden views. We can’t imagine a more memorable place to host your event in Cleveland.

Your guests will enjoy complimentary admission to our grounds including the Eleanor Smith Glasshouse, which houses the spiny desert of Madagascar and the cloud forest of Costa Rica.

We invite you to rent a private room while we are open to the public or reserve the whole facility after hours for exclusive access! Our private rooms are equipped with all your audio visual needs and our passionate staff is ready to help bring your event to life! Schedule a tour with us today.

Weddings

We’re honored you would consider Holden Forests & Gardens for such a special day. With the most beautiful backdrops in the city, we take responsibility to make your day perfect. We never host more than one wedding at a time to give you our undivided attention.

Ceremonies

Host your ceremony in either the Japanese Garden or the Sunken Garden and know that we have your rain plan covered with Woodland Hall or Clark Hall. We offer our ceremony only packages at 10am or 1pm and are happy to accommodate ceremonies of all sizes from just you, your betrothed, and your officiant to 200+.

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

Enjoy exclusive access to the gardens and grounds with our reception package. Our evening rentals start at 6pm and go until 11:30pm with the option to add time for an additional fee. Take wedding party pictures in the Eleanor Smith Glasshouse and host your party on the Geis Terrace, rent a red carpet for cocktail hour in the Conway Ellipse if you like and spread out into the hallways! All things you can only do when we are closed to the general public.

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.

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 Halle Scotese at 216.707.2846 or [email protected]

Wedding Venues

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

Corporate Events

Even a short time in nature can help you feel more calm, connected, and collaborative, as well as increase your ability to problem solve and focus. With garden views in almost every room and access to our grounds and glasshouse for each of your guests, hosting your next professional event at the Cleveland Botanical Garden is sure to impress and inspire!

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 216.707.2846.

Venues

Take a virtual tour of our spaces and view the photo gallery below to get a sense of how our spaces can be used.

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 evergreens, floral fantasy in the summer and majestic sunsets Clark Hall offers a stunning backdrop year round.

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

With all new a/v equipment that disappears into the ceiling when not being used and unmatched views through floor to ceiling windows on three sides Woodland Hall can easily be tailored to meet your needs.

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

Truly one of the most unique and memorable venues in the city. Host your event around the reflecting pool and fountain surrounded by stunning professionally curated gardens.

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

This lovely, intimate space works perfectly for events with 50 guests or fewer. Use it as a stand alone space or in conjunction with it’s neighboring room, Woodland Hall. It offers wide open views of the peaceful Sunken Garden and stunning sunsets over the Geis Terrace.

Availability:

  • Daytime and Evenings
  • Receptions and Ceremonies

Capacity:

  • Ceremony: 100
  • Cocktail: 100
  • Dinner: 60
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

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