Corning Visitor Center
and surrounding gardens

Weddings at
The Holden Arboretum

During regular visitor hours, ceremonies can be held in the Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden or at Lantern Court. After 6 p.m. ceremonies can be held in Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly Garden, one of the loveliest and most enchanting areas at Holden.
The two-hour rental period fee varies per location. A rain venue can be reserved for an additional fee.


Services
For outdoor ceremonies, Holden can set up 20 chairs for guests with special needs (Butterfly Garden only). For indoor ceremonies, staff members can set up the maximum amount of chairs permitted for the space.

One hour ceremony rehearsal included. Rehearsals are conducted the Thursday before your event date.


Approved caterers

Frequently asked questions


To arrange for a site tour or meet with Holden’s private events coordinator, please contact Shannon Bradick at 440.602.3835 or sbradick@holdenarb.org.

Space Capacity Rate
Reinberger Room 70 people $400
Katharine H. Thayer Center 80 people $400
Holden Butterfly Garden - after 6pm 120 people (seasonal
April-October)
$600
Display Garden 150 people $600
Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden 50 people $600

Wedding Receptions at The Holden Arboretum

Enjoy an elegant celebration on your special day with a reception at one of the region’s most gorgeous locations. The Holden Arboretum will welcome your guests in grace and splendor to its 3,600 acres of beautiful gardens and natural areas. Indoors, our flexible floor plans permit receptions from 50 up to 100.
With a list of approved caterers to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect menu options that can be tailored to the specific needs of your event and are sure to please even the most discriminating palette.
Facility Capacity Rate
Reinberger Room 48 people $400
Katharine H. Thayer Center 48 people $400
Corning Visitor Center Package (available after 6pm) 100 people $1,500
Greensward Tent Lawn (available after 6pm) Up to 400 people (client responsible for renting tent, tables, chairs, etc. from third party vendor) $2,000
Albert F. Holden Shelter House Picnic Pavilion 70 people $300
Corporate and Private Events
Sometimes a change of scenery will help to inspire your employees and clients. What better place than The Holden Arboretum to host your next business meeting? With several unique meeting spaces that have breathtaking views, Holden is the perfect destination for: Board Meetings, Staff Meetings, Corporate Retreats, Brainstorming Sessions, and Conferences. Holden also provides a perfect backdrop for family gatherings, graduation, birthday or anniversary celebrations.
Facility Capacity Weekday
Half Day
(4 hours)
Weekday
Full Day
Weekend
Half Day
(4 hours)
Weekend
Full Day
Reinberger Room Standing: 80 ppl.
Theater Style: 70 ppl.
Seated:  48 ppl.
$200 $400 $300 $600
Katharine H. Thayer Center Standing: 80 ppl.
Theater Style: 70 ppl
Seated: 48 ppl.
$200 $400 $300 $600
Corning Classroom Standing: 80 people
Theater Style: 70 ppl.
Seated: 60 people
$200 $400 $300 $600

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center Entire Facility

(available after 6pm)

Standing: 260 people
Theater Style: 230 people
Seated: 188 people
$1200 N/A $1500 N/A
Greensward Tent Lawn (available after 6pm) Up to 400 people (client responsible for renting tent, tables, chairs, etc. from third party vendor) N/A $1,500 N/A $2,000
Albert F. Holden Shelter House Picnic Pavilion 60 people $150 $200 $200 $300

The following services are included with rental fees:

  • Admission to the property for all rental guests.
  • The use of Holden tables and chairs.
  • The room will be set-up by Holden Arboretum staff to an agreed upon plan at least two hours prior to your event.

Not included in the rental fee:

  • Holden staff does not coordinate your event. A list of wedding coordinators can be provided.
  • Holden staff does not handle arrangements with the caterer or other third party vendors.
  • Holden staff does not assist you in decorating your event space.
  • Holden staff cannot sign for deliveries on your behalf.