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

2015 Friday Saturday Sunday Mon - Thu (6-10:00pm)
April - - - -
May - - - -
June - - - -
July - - - -
August $2,900 SOLD OUT $2,700 $1,500
October $3,100 SOLD OUT $2,900 $1,700
November* $2,900 $3,400 $2,700 $1,500
2016 Friday          Saturday Sunday        Mon - Thu (6-10:00pm)
April $4,000 $4,700 $3,600 $1,800
May $4,700 SOLD OUT $4,300 $2,200
June $4,700 SOLD OUT $4,300 $2,200
July $4,200 $5,000 $3,800 $1,800
August $4,100 $5,000 $3,800 $1,800
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
2017 Friday          Saturday     Sunday        Mon - Thu (6-10:00pm)
April $4,500 $5,200 $4,200 $2,000

Pricing/booking not yet available.


*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

Prices are correct as of July 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

Party Special
Looking for an amazing backdrop for your party? Make a real impression by hosting your special event at the Morris Arboretum from 6:00-9:00PM on any of these remaining dates in 2015: Fri, Oct 23, Sun, Oct 25 or Fri, Oct 30 for only $1,500.

April Spring Special
For a limited time, receive 25% off of the rental fee for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday weddings in April 2016.

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

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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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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.

The entire parking lot will be closed September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.

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.