Weddings at The Morton Arboretum




The natural beauty, magnificent views, and first-class amenities of The Morton Arboretum make all weddings special. Our venue is a natural choice for the ideal wedding and reception. Exchange vows and celebrate nuptials among flowering trees, beautiful gardens, stunning autumn leaves, and pristine snow-covered lakes. With 1,700-acre grounds, The Arboretum features floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant large-scale reception spaces with breathtaking lake-views.

Whether you choose to have your ceremony in our luscious outdoor Fragrance Garden or within the former library of the Morton family mansion, we are sure to have the perfect event space to host your unique day. Our reception spaces range from The Ginkgo Room, which features views of Meadow Lake to The Sycamore Room which has sheer glass walls overlooking the Ground Cover Garden. These warm and inviting spaces are perfect for hosting your cocktail reception.

Imagine The Morton Arboretum as the magnificent oasis where your marriage begins – the place you return to on your first anniversary and for years to come. The place where you enjoy summer picnics with your loved ones under the cool shade of a majestic oak tree and hear the soft sound of leaves rustling in the breeze. Here is where your union begins and where you will blossom for a lifetime.


What Couples are Saying:

“The Morton Arboretum is a beautiful place to have a wedding anytime of the year! The entire Arboretum is a grand garden during the Spring and Summer months. While in the Fall and Winter months it becomes a winter wonderland with all the fresh snowfall and the autumn leaves. In the Thornhill building, you feel as though you are in a castle overlooking 1700 acres of gorgeous landscape and shrubbery. Apart from the captivating venue are the behind the scenes people who help make this day or night even more magical. All of the employees at The Morton Arboretum have a passion for caring for their guests and making sure everything is taken care of, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy your wedding. Lastly, if the venue and the amazing staff have not won you over yet….the price is will. The Morton Arboretum has super affordable wedding packages for every couple. Their wedding packages include everything such as the food, the cake, the liens, the china, and much more. However, most importantly….the alcohol is included too. Therefore, I gave The Morton Arboretum 5-stars for going above and beyond my expectations for my wedding.” – Randy E


“We absolutely would choose to host our wedding at The Morton Arboretum again! We got married at our rain location, outside the Sycamore Room, and enjoyed our reception in the White Pine Pavilion Tent. Even though we had to host our ceremony at our rain location, it was idyllic. If you’re looking for a perfect balanced aesthetic of decadence and nature, look no further! Additionally, working with Kim, Ginkgo Catering, and the rest of the staff was a breeze. We felt very supported the day of our wedding, and the timing and flow of all the events worked seamlessly, thanks to all those at the arboretum. We also felt very well attended-to as the bride and groom – Elana, the catering director personally brought us champagne and hors d’oeuvres after our ceremony, and a member of the catering staff brought us drinks and food upon request at the reception. Looking back on our wedding, we also thought we got a lot for the price that we paid. The arboretum facilities and the catering food, setup and execution were really high quality. The tent is completely set up for you, and it would cost a huge amount if you were to pay a la carte at another venue for a tent. Our guests were very impressed by the venue and the wedding, many thanks to the arboretum! Thank you so much again for making our day so special :)” – Clara D