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 the Rentals Team at 215.247.5777 x158 or email


Our facility offers a variety of room combinations and set-ups available for meeting rentals. Quality audio-visual equipment can be provided for your use. During Café hours, food service is available through Company’s Coming. For food service at meetings occurring outside of Café hours, you may choose from any of our five approved caterers, who represent a variety of cuisine styles and price ranges.

See our current Meeting Rental rates

Corporate Events/Special Events/Parties

Garden Rentals are available for special events from 6:00PM - 11:00PM. 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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Rental Specials

Big Tent Wedding 2017
For one weekend only, you can invite up to 400 guests to your wedding at the beautiful Morris Arboretum! Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, 2017 only: use our big tent, which holds up to 400 guests and a band. It includes clear tops, stage, dance floor, and lighting. Celebrate under the stars! Available 6:00 - 11:00pm for $7,900 (Saturday) and $6,900 (Sunday).

Holiday Party Special
Come celebrate the season at the Morris Arboretum. Invite up to 65 guests for a seated dinner (80 for cocktails). It’s the perfect opportunity to spread cheer and explore a winter wonderland. November through January: $800 weekdays, $1,200 Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

For more information about these specials or to book, contact:

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).

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Wedding Brochure

Approved Vendors

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

Weather Alerts

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

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

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.