The Luthy Botanical Garden features a variety of unique settings, and one is sure to be perfect for your wedding, shower or party. Whether you celebrate under the blossoms of Crab Apple Cove or in the heart of the Woodland Garden, you are sure to create an event remembered for its beauty and distinction. Each Garden setting offers its own unique ambience and benefits. Whether you are planning a wedding for ten or 300, the Garden staff is happy to help you find the location that best suits your individual needs. Each of these romantic garden settings creates an elegant and natural backdrop for your festivities. Photos and videos are enhanced by the beauty of Luthy’s floral setting.
Featuring an extensive collection of tropical plants, the Conservatory provides a lush, tropical backdrop for your wedding -- a destination wedding without the air travel! Though limited to after-hours rental, the seasonal floral displays at the Conservatory will create a fabulous setting for your ceremony. The seating capacity is 75 people.
The Rose Garden, at the heart of the Garden, features a grand arbor, All-America rose selections, classic roses and floral displays that provide season-long color. Its seating capacity is 300 people.
Crabapple Cove is defined by an enclosure of flowering crabapples that bloom in April Its seating capacity is 100 people. The west side of this garden has an intimate arbor nestled up to a magnificent Fernleaf Beech. Seating in this area is limited to about 30 people.
Featuring a circular flagstone amphitheatre shaded with an arc of American Yellowwood trees, the seating capacity of Learning Circle is 125 people. .
A classic gazebo, echoing a Victorian garden, is located near the fountain and serves as an intimate setting for a small wedding. Its seating capacity is 10-20 people.
Capturing the spirit of our native Illinois woodland in spring, summer or fall, this location features majestic trees, wooded paths and a verdant glade. The Woodland Garden provides a lush, shaded backdrop for your ceremony. Its seating capacity is 200 people.
A cascading waterfall, extensive planting and a wooded clearing characterize the Wildlife Garden. Its seating capacity is 50 people.
The Orangery Greenhouse
Outdoor weddings are wonderful, but we live in Illinois with it's unpredictable weather. We now have a renovated greenhouse to serve as a rain back-up for weddings up to approximately 150 - 170 people.
Evening Floral Show Weddings in the Conservatory
Picture an intimate evening wedding in our flower-filled Conservatory! Yes, you can now use the backdrop of one of Luthy Botanical Garden’s beautiful floral shows for your wedding. Be among the first to make reservations for an evening wedding during one of three annual floral shows (see below). You and your guests will remember the soft, warm glow of a floral wedding at the Garden for years to come.
Spring Weddings during the Lily Show
Date can vary from year to year; please confirm dates with the Luthy wedding coordinator. The Lily Show runs from 16 days prior to Easter through 7 days after Easter.
Fall Weddings during the Chrysanthemum Show
Date can vary from year to year; please confirm dates with the Luthy wedding coordinator. The Chrysanthemum Show usually runs during the month of October. We have also had a "Harry Potter" theme in the Conservatory during this show as well.
Holiday Weddings during the Poinsettia Show
Date can vary from year to year; please confirm dates with the Luthy wedding coordinator. The Poinsettia Show runs from the last Friday in November through the month of December. (Note: Friday and Saturdays before 12/25 are reserved for our Candlelight Walks)
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Beautiful venue for an outdoor ceremony, highly recommend Luthy Botanical Gardens! I have done many weddings there in my 5 years, and it's always a pleasure working with them.
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