Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Rental FAQs


May I bring my wedding party to Morris Arboretum for picture-taking?

As long as you have rented the arboretum for your wedding, you are welcome to shoot your wedding photos on the grounds.


May I hire any caterer of my choosing?

You must choose your caterer from a list of approved caterers that offer you a broad range of menu options, styles and pricing. We have carefully pre-screened our caterers to assure that they are thoroughly familiar with the Arboretum's facilities and policies, while offering you the highest quality of support and service. The preferred caterers can be contacted at the numbers below:

Company's Coming
610.247.4353

Feast Your Eyes
215.923.9449

Jeffrey Miller
610.622.3700

Joshua's Catering
215.224.1800


May we serve alcohol?

Yes. The caterer's bartender must serve all alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverage service must not exceed four hours, and service must end one hour before the end of the party.


Does Morris Arboretum require the use of specific vendors for floral and entertainment?

Any florist, band or DJ is welcome to service your event at the Arboretum. However, your vendors will be required to follow all rules regarding load-in and load-out at the Garden. Please note that no music may be performed outdoors, with the exception of un-amplified music as part of the ceremony. Please click here for a comprehensive list of preferred vendors.


What is the maximum number of guests that can be accommodated for a sit-down reception?

175 is the maximum that can comfortably be seated in our tented reception area attached to the Widener Visitor Center carriage house. Within the Widener Visitor Center, the Upper Gallery can accommodate 65.


Can I hold my ceremony and/or reception in the Rose Garden?

Under certain circumstances and times of the year, the Rose Garden can be made available for a ceremony at an additional fee. Please inquire if you are interested.


Are the grounds and reception area wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Please visit our Accessibility page for additional information.


In the case of inclement weather, what happens to an outdoor wedding?

As a back-up, the Upper Gallery or the Side Tent of the Widener Visitor Center are alternatives, in the event of inclement weather. You can work with your caterer on a rain plan set-up. All approved caterers are prepared to make the switch quickly should the need arise.


Is there a parking fee for our guests?

We have ample, free parking.


Are there lodging options conveniently located nearby for my guests?

Yes, there are bed and breakfast accommodations and an inn in nearby Chestnut Hill, and hotels close by in the Ft. Washington and Plymouth Meeting areas of suburban Montgomery County. Below is a list of nearby accomodations:

Chestnut Hill Hotel
8229 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
215.242.5905

Double Tree Suites
Germantown Ave and Hickory Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA
P 610.834.8300

Spring Hill Suites
430 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA
610.940.0400

Courtyard by Marriott
Germantown Pike and Hickory Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA
610.238.0695

Hampton Inn
Chemical Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA
610.567.0900

Holiday Inn
Pennsylvania Ave and Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA
215.643.3000

Hilton Garden Inn
530 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA
215.646.4637 x103

Hyatt Somerfield Suites
501 E. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
610.313.9990 x601


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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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