Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Meetings and Special Event Rentals

Are you seeking that unique setting for your special event?

If you want to impress your guests with a memorable gathering in one of the most beautiful settings in Philadelphia, the Morris Arboretum's grounds and facilities will put your event in a class of its own, away from the rush of modern life.

Here you’ll find an enchanted ambiance with original Victorian architecture and fountains, colorfully landscaped gardens, and more than one hundred different tree specimens and eclectic landscaped gardens. For more information, contact Rentals and Information at 215.247.5777 x158 or email


Our facility offers a variety of room combinations and set ups available for daytime meeting rentals, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Our Meeting Rental rates are effective Monday through Friday only. Quality audio-visual equipment is provided for your use, and we can offer an LCD projector available for additional fee. Food service is available for clients bringing 15 or more guests. Guests must choose one of our approved caterers, who are flexible, with every style of cuisine and price range available. Rental facilities are located in the Widener Visitor Center, a restored Victorian carriage house.

See our current Meeting Rental rates

Corporate/Special Events

Garden Rentals are available for special events from 6:00PM - 11:30PM. You may choose from a variety of outdoor settings -- each with its own enchanting backdrop and peaceful, natural surroundings for a memorable event. You and your party will have exclusive access to the grounds and the Widener Visitors Center carriage house. For more information, contact the Rentals Team at 215.247.5777 x158 or email

Looking for wedding information?

Please visit our Wedding Rentals page

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Last Minute Special!

Book an event happening Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evening in the next 4 weeks and get 50% off the facility rental price!

Contact for details and scheduling.

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Area Accomodiations

Unusual, exclusive, memorable...

Morris Arboretum's Out on a Limb is a striking walkway that soars 50 feet above the ground providing your guests with a bird’s eye view of the forest, for a truly memorable event.

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2013 Meeting Rental Rates

Space Capacity Rate
McLean Room 12 people $300
Gates Hall Conference Room 13 people $300
Classroom 22 people $400
Side Tent 50 people audience style $600
Upper Gallery 80 people audience style
64 at round tables