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Weddings at Morris Arboretum

Big Tent Wedding 2017 Take advantage of our beautiful, clear-topped gala tent and invite up to 400 guests to your wedding at the Morris Arboretum. Available one day only - Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – you can dance and dine under the stars.

Weddings at Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum is the perfect setting for a truly memorable wedding. Imagine saying "I do" among towering trees and lovely vistas. The grounds will be exclusively yours - all 92 acres of lush, romantic gardens, bubbling fountains, and historic features. Mother Nature provides the backdrop for a beautiful outdoor ceremony, while we provide a historic Carriage House with tented area for reception and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Our extensive tree and plant collections ensure that the Morris Arboretum looks spectacular at any time of year, from the flowering magnolia and cherry trees in spring to breathtaking roses and wildflowers in summer. If you like cooler weather, our fall foliage can't be beat.

Whether your party is small or large, your dream wedding is waiting for you at Morris Arboretum.

For more information, contact Rentals and Information at 215.247.5777 x158 or email


The Widener Visitor Center, an attractive 100-year old carriage house, serves as the base for your reception. (In case of inclement weather, the carriage house provides an indoor alternative for your ceremony. Your caterer is prepared to make the necessary transition flawlessly should the need arise).

Click here to see a list of our approved caterers.

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When you select Morris Arboretum as your wedding location, you are supporting the Arboretum's mission to plant and protect trees.

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Rental Availability


Rental Rates

2016 Friday          Saturday Sunday       
August $2,700 SOLD OUT $2,500
September $3,100 SOLD OUT $2,900
November* $2,400 SOLD OUT $2,600
2017 Friday          Saturday     Sunday       
April $2,400 $3,900 $2,500
May $4,600 SOLD OUT $4,700
June $4,200 SOLD OUT $4,700
July $2,100 $3,900 $2,900
August $2,100 $4,100 $2,900
September $4,700 SOLD OUT $4,900
October $5,100 $6,300 $4,700
November* $4,700 $5,100 $4,100

*First weekend in November only.

2018 Friday          Saturday     Sunday       
April $2,900 $4,500 $2,700
May $4,900 $6,300 $4,700
June $5,100 $6,300 $4,900
July $3,200 $4,200 $2,900
August $3,200 $4,200 $2,900

Monday - Thursday Weddings are $2,100

Booking Info

Rentals include:

  • Outdoor and limited indoor space for up to 175 guests
  • Tent with side flaps and space heaters
  • Chairs for ceremony; tables and chairs for reception
  • Golf cart and driver for 4 hours (additional cart can be rented if desired)
  • Weekend (Friday - Sunday) rental duration from 6:00 - 11:00pm; Weekdays from 6:00 - 10:00pm

Check our availability. Deposit is due with the signing of the Facility Rental Agreement. The requested date and facility will not be confirmed until the deposit is paid and the agreement is signed.

Additional 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. Limited to 75 people.

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

Ceremony-only events cannot be booked more than 4 months in advance (subject to availability).

For more information, contact Rentals and Information at 215.247.5777 x158 or email


Rental Specials

First Wedding of the Season Special 2017
To celebrate the first wedding of the season, book Saturday, April 1, 2017 and receive $1,000 off the rental price of $3,900. Not only do you save money, you get to brag about being the first wedding at the Morris Arboretum for 2017.

Big Tent Wedding 2017
For one day only (Sunday, June 4th, 2017) you can invite up to 400 guests to use our temporary Big Tent. It includes clear tops and sides, stage, dance floor, and lighting. Available 6:00-11:00PM for $6,900.

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).

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


Rentals at Morris Arboretum

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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:

Birchtree Catering

Catering by Brunos

Company's Coming

Feast Your Eyes

Jeffrey Miller

Joshua's Catering

Tent Ceiling Décor

If you are interested in decorating the ceiling of the reception tent, you will be required to work with Philadelphia-based Wild Stems. They offer several innovative tent installations featuring floating linen fabrics, string lights and/or paper lanterns in a variety of colors. For more information contact:

Photographers, Bands, DJs, Florists, etc.

All other wedding vendors are your choice and don’t require Arboretum approval.