Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

177 West Hickory PO Box 3000, Hesston, KS 67062 Map · Phone number
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About Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is an outdoorsy wedding venue in Hesston, Kansas. They offer the perfect location for wedding receptions, rehearsals and outdoor ceremonies. Their beautiful limestone and cedar Prairie Pavilion and Visitor and Education Center overlook the lake and are engulfed in natural light for the perfect indoor and outdoor event. Couples looking to have their special day in a garden atmosphere, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is the right place for you.

Facilities and Capacity
For your outdoor ceremony, you have the option of choosing from several locations that overlook the lake or their more private amphitheatre for a more intimate prairie garden ceremony. For the reception, the venue options include the gorgeous larger Prairie Pavilion, which is a covered patio with sliding glass doors. Or you can choose the smaller Visitor and Education Center, which includes a kitchen, bridal room, full-length windows, a gallery and entry hall. Both of these locations have full views of the gardens and grounds. Both buildings also provide a sound system and drop-down screens for showing videos or slideshows. Rental of both buildings, which are connected by a patio, is recommended for wedding parties of over 150 guests, and/or for weddings serving a formal dinner. However, this venue space can accommodate a maximum occupancy of 200 guests comfortably.

Services Offered
The venue's team of coordinators will work with you to make sure your wedding vision will come to life. No detail will be left behind and you are guaranteed to have the wedding you have always dreamed of. For your outdoor ceremony, white chairs are available to rent. For your reception, you have full usage of their banquet tables and padded wooden chairs. Plus, a preparation kitchen in the Visitor and Education Center is available for use by outside caterers. Services include:

  • Event rentals of tables, chairs and more
  • China and flatware
  • Wireless internet
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair access


History
The arboretum was a gift of Harold and Elva Mae Dyck, who are well-known for their contributions to the Hesston community where they have lived since 1949. The first tree of the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains was planted October 10, 1981 on the 13 acres that comprise the current gardens. Now, the arboretum has matured into one of the largest native plant gardens in the region, featuring more than 1,000 varieties of native and adaptable trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses. It was their hope that the arboretum would encourage a greater understanding and appreciation of the prairie and the simple beauty of Kansas.

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38 Reviews for Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Melissa · Married on 09/23/2018

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    I have not had my wedding yet, but just visiting Dyck Arboretum and working with Janelle has been a breeze! I’m so excited for my wedding to get here so I can be married to the man of my dreams in such a beautiful location.

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    Shanley · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Perfect Venue!

    This venue was everything we needed and more for a beautiful wedding on a budget. The grounds are gorgeous, the buildings are clean and well-kept, and the staff is fantastic.

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    Lisa · Married on 07/28/2018

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    I found this gem a few months ago when my then-fiance and I were looking for a wedding venue. We really enjoyed walking the grounds. There are so many beautiful areas, and each spot unique and special in its own way.

    As a wedding venue, I cannot recommend the Arboretum highly enough. The natural beauty of both the indoor and outdoor areas meant we could keep our decorations simple. The staff is amazing, going above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect for your big day.

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Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Pricing

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Price Rates

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 5.00
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 175
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Garden
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Event Rentals
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? China, Flatware
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, November, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Wichita Wedding DJ
    Wichita Wedding DJ Wedding DJs

    Beautiful Venue

  • Emily J Photography
    Emily J Photography Wedding Photographers

    Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is one of my all time favorite places to photograph! There is a wonderful variety of locations to take photos indoor and out! They also so have a beautiful reception space with walls of windows and sliding glass doors over looking the arboretum and pond area. Rain on your wedding day? No problem! There is a separate space to set up an indoor ceremony space. The staff at Dyck Arboretum is so accommodating and helpful! Recently I shot a very rainy day wedding at the arboretum and Janelle was kind enough to hold an umbrella for me to keep my equipment dry while I photographed the wedding party under a covered porch. This is a wedding venue I will recommend over and over again!

  • The Table Guys Event & Party Rentals
    The Table Guys Event & Party Rentals Wedding Rentals

    We highly recommend the Dyck Arboretum! Competent, caring staff, clean facility and a beautiful venue!

Map

  • 177 West Hickory PO Box 3000, PO Box 3000 Hesston, Kansas, KS 67062 See on map
    620-682-9011 (Phone number)
    M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Sa-Su 1 to 4 p.m. (May-Oct only)

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