Holden Arboretum

Weddings & Occasions

Plan an event they’ll remember forever.

Spanning 3,500 acres in Lake and Geauga Counties, The Holden Arboretum’s magnificent gardens, flowing waterfalls, and manicured grounds provide a perfect setting for any event, from an intimate wedding to an employee retreat.

Consider a view overlooking a Butterfly Garden  – a special location to make memories to last a lifetime.

We guarantee professional service, cutting-edge technology, and a passion for event planning—all in one location, nestled just 25 minutes away from the heart of Cleveland.

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For inquiries about your wedding, corporate event, or other special occasion, please fill out the form below. Someone will get back to you shortly.

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Site Tours

To arrange for a site tour or to meet with the Arboretum’s Facility Rental Manager, please contact Rebecca Hannen at 216.707.2858 or rhannen@holdenfg.org.

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Photography

If you’re interested in using our grounds as a backdrop for a photo shoot (e.g. engagement pictures, wedding pictures, prom pictures, senior photos) please visit our photography page.

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Birthday Parties

Make this year the best birthday yet for your little nature lover by hosting a party at The Holden Arboretum. Kids and adults alike will love celebrating on the beautiful arboretum grounds while engaging in active, educational, and creative activities. 

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Pop Up Weddings with Epic Elopements

Work with our partner Epic Elopements on a  charming small pop up ceremony on May 22, June 26, or September 25. Let us handle all the details and vendors for your ceremony! All you need to do is pick the date and say yes.  Popups are ceremonies only, no receptions.

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.

Shelter House Picnic Pavillion

Shelter House Picnic Pavillion

This outdoor pavilion is a great place to hold mid-sized outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Follow the link below to be directed to the Shelter House permit for booking. Inquire at holdenfg.org/shelter-house-reservation-inquiry/.

Availability:

  • Available year-round Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-4pm

Capacity:

  • General Use: 50

Price:

  • Full day: $550
  • If you wish to inquire about a corporate event, please reach out to Rebecca Hannen at rhannen@holdenfg.org to discuss catering options and rental rates.
Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden

Say your vows in Holden Arboretum’s Butterfly Garden. This venue has a gorgeous backdrop of lush foliage and overlooks small ponds teeming with wildlife. Inquire for pricing and additional details

Availability:

  • Available May-October

Capacity:

  • Dinner:50
  • Cocktail: 100
  • Ceremony: 120 (including wedding party)
Thayer Room

Thayer Room

Thayer Classroom is a  space that can cater to a variety of occasions – from wedding receptions to corporate events. It overlooks our gorgeous Butterfly Garden. Inquire for additional details.

Availability:

  • Available year-round

Capacity:

  • Dinner: 60
  • Cocktail: 80
  • Ceremony: 120 (including wedding party)
Rhododendron Discovery Garden

Rhododendron Discovery Garden

The Holden Arboretum’s Rhododendron Discovery Garden transforms into a scenic wedding destination with lush rhododendrons and a variety of gorgeous blooms. Inquire for additional details.

Availability:

  • May-October

Capacity:

  • Cocktail: 150
  • Ceremony: 120 (including wedding party)
Greensward Lawn

Greensward Lawn

Greensward Lawn is a flexible venue that can accommodate a variety of occasions. Inquire for additional details.

Availability:

  • May-October

Capacity:

  • Receptions:150
Norweb Tree Allee

Norweb Tree Allee

Holden’s allée offers a modern spin on a classic gardening element. The lined walkway features five different varietals that will grow to provide guests with a shaded walkway as they travel between the Display Garden and the Eliot and Linda Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden. Inquire for additional details.

Availability:

  • May-October (beginning 2023)

Capacity:

  • Receptions: 150

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