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MSU Horticulture Gardens

East Lansing, MI View map
4.5 out of 5 rating
13 reviews
Up to 400 guests

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Up to 400 guests

We are excited that you are interested in holding your special event here at our Gardens. Our mission is to be A Living Laboratory - Where Plants and People Grow Together. We have three different available spaces for you to hold your wedding, including our North Garden, South Garden, and Arboretum. Each of the areas is unique and offers different amenities to suit your needs.

Venue Highlights

  • Outdoor & Indoor Space
    • Rain Backups
  • Tables/Chairs/Equipment Setup
  • Hourly Rates
  • Ready Rooms Included

Feel free to schedule a tour by selecting a day and time here: https://calendly.com/msugardens/love-connection-tour

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Garden
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Open Bar
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
October
November
December
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    Monica C. Married on 07/03/2021
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    Best choice we made for our wedding.

    This is a wonderful and peaceful place for your ceremony and reception. The South Garden is beyond beautiful. The atmospheres clamming effect will help keep all nerves at bay. Our coordinator Amy is a life saver. When my wedding planner bailed on me she stepped into the role. When my ordain failed to show, again, Amy stepped up and handled the position with grace and elegance. (Amy is not licensed, this was a vow renewal for us.) They offer all kinds of rentals to make your day easier and less stressful. I recommend putting your wedding or other event in their hands. You’ll be taken care of for sure.
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    Rebecca Married on 08/20/2016
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    We booked the South Garden for our summer wedding ceremony and we were absolutely in love with it. However, when a tornado watch and storms came rolling in on our wedding day, Michaleh truly saved the day! She squeezed our ceremony into the greenhouse and everything worked out great! The greenery was beautiful and from the photos, people thought our wedding was outside. Fair warning - if you book the North Garden (which comes with the greenhouse), it gets very warm in there.
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    Katie Married on 06/04/2016
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    The North Garden was the ideal setting for our June 4, 2016 spring wedding and reception. The abundant flowers, lush greenery and natural beauty of this venue made for a perfect and idyllic day. Following the ceremony in the garden, we enjoyed a cocktail hour just steps away under a large tent, which doubled as a bar and dance floor during the reception. The dinner was held inside of the conservatory, which comfortably seated our 140 guests. The trees, ferns and natural light filtering from the glass ceiling provided such a unique and lovely dining experience. The MSU Horticultural Gardens truly allows you to make the venue your own. They have a great selection of rentals to fit your every need - our tables, chairs, bar, backdrop curtain, tent and lighting were all available to rent through the gardens. There was a large walk-in cooler that we were given access to, which was a huge help in keeping our beverages cold. Additionally, there didn't appear to be any limitations on the vendors we could bring in and so many in the area were completely familiar the venue and how to do their set-up. Michaleh Reddan, the wedding and event coordinator, was a delight to work with. She truly went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was everything we wanted it to be. If ever I felt stressed about a detail, Michaleh was reassuring and responsive. She checked in regularly, offered suggestions, answered all of my questions and was a true professional. While the weather cooperated for our ceremony, it rained for a portion the reception, but the tent and conservatory provided ample shelter and guests moved easily between the two. Bad weather is always a concern with outdoor weddings, but everyone partied under the tent mindless of the rain. When the end of the night came, nobody was ready to go home! My husband and I are over the moon with our venue choice. Everything was perfect and we received so many compliments - our friends and family simply loved the North Gardens!
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1066 Bogue St East Lansing, MI, 48824
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