Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Weddings at Morris Arboretum

Rental Rates

Wedding and Event Rental

Rentals includes:
Victorian Carriage House - holds up to 65 guests and includes tables and chairs. Tent - holds up to 175 guests; includes tables, chairs, lights, clear sides, and heaters. Grounds around building for ceremony and cocktails. Wedding pictures allowed in the garden. Cart and driver for 4 hours. Weekend (Friday - Sunday) rental duration from 6 to 11:00pm; weekdays from 6-10:00pm.

Rental Rates

2016 Friday          Saturday Sunday        Mon - Thu (6-10:00pm)
April $2,800 $3,300 $2,600 $1,700
May $3,400 SOLD OUT $3,100 $1,900
June $3,400 SOLD OUT $3,100 $1,900
July $3,700 $4,400 $3,300 $1,700
August $3,700 $4,400 $3,300 $1,700
September $4,700 $5,800 $4,300 $2,200
October $4,700 $5,800 $4,300 $2,200
November* $3,900 $4,800 $3,600 $1,800
2017 Friday          Saturday     Sunday        Mon - Thu (6-10:00pm)
April $4,500 $5,200 $4,200 $2,000
May $5,100 $6,300 $4,900 $2,400
June $5,100 $6,300 $4,900 $2,400
July $4,600 $5,400 $4,300 $2,000
August $4,500 $5,400 $4,300 $2,000
September $5,100 $6,300 $4,900 $2,400
October $5,100 $6,300 $4,900 $2,400
November* $4,700 $5,400 $4,400 $2,000

*First weekend in November only.

Additional Add-on Options

Option Rate
Rose Garden/Pennock Walk - Ceremony and/or Cocktails $900
Use of Out on a Limb $700
Rose Garden or Pennock Walk and Out on a Limb $1,300
Wedding Rehearsals (1 Hour, by appointment only) $100/hr
Additional Golf Cart and Driver (4:00pm - 8:00pm) $300

Ceremony Only 2 Hours, starting after garden closes. 75 people limit.

Designated areas around: Rate
Widener Visitor Center $1,200
Rose Garden $1,500
Pennock Garden $1,500

Meeting Rental 10:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

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
65 at round tables
Early arrival/late departure: $75/additional hour. For evening or weekend meeting rentals, contact the Rentals Team at
*Receive a 20% discount when you book 3 meetings (at once).

Parties & Social Gatherings 3 Hours anytime between 10:00am - 3:00pm

Host your birthday party, baby shower, etc. at Morris Arboretum

Space Capacity Rate
Classroom 22 $450
Side Tent 50 $600
Upper Gallery 80/65 $600
Out on a Limb (6:00 - 10:00pm)
Please inquire. $1,200

Early arrival before 10:00am/late departure after 3:00pm: $75/additional hour (subject to availability).

Prices are correct as of November 2015 and are subject to change. For more information contact Rentals and Information at 215.247.5777, x158 or email

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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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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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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.