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Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,200 starting price
Reception
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Your Perfect Day, Naturally.
Pick a wedding location that shows off your natural beauty.

Imagine your wedding amidst flowering trees, beautiful gardens, stunning autumn leaves, or pristine snow-covered lakes. Exchange vows in what was once the library of the Morton family mansion, or have an elegant large-scale reception in a panoramic lake view room, all situated on 1,700 acres of natural beauty. The Morton Arboretum is a stunning outdoor museum of trees with majestic trees, gardens, lakes, and natural landscapes, located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois. The Morton Arboretum specializes in elegant locations for outdoor ceremonies and catered indoor or outdoor tented receptions--surrounded by breath-taking views of trees and nature. It is the perfect place to make lasting memories and capture magnificent wedding photos. When you select The Morton Arboretum as your dream wedding location, you are supporting the planting and conservation of trees.

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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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

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?

$1,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Plated

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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4.6 out of 5 rating
112 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
92% Recommended by couples

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112 Reviews
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The Morton Arboretum is highly recommended as a wedding venue. Reviewers appreciate the stunning grounds for photos and the opportunity for guests to explore the arboretum. The staff, including facility coordinators and caterers, are praised for their helpfulness and communication throughout the planning process. The food is described as delicious and the venue is commended for its flexibility in accommodating additional requests. Overall, reviewers had a positive experience and are happy with their choice of the Morton Arboretum for their wedding.

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The Morton Arboretum is highly recommended as a wedding venue. Reviewers appreciate the stunning grounds for photos and the opportunity for guests to explore the arboretum. The staff, including facility coordinators and caterers, are praised for their helpfulness and communication throughout the planning process. The food is described as delicious and the venue is commended for its flexibility in accommodating additional requests. Overall, reviewers had a positive experience and are happy with their choice of the Morton Arboretum for their wedding.

Christina
Christina R. Sent on 11/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Wedding Backdrop

We couldn鈥檛 have been happier to have our wedding at The Morton Arboretum. From the start of the planning process, we felt supported by our facility coordinator, Jennie, and Alicia, our catering coordinator. The grounds were absolutely stunning for pictures and guests appreciated the opportunity to visit the arboretum on our wedding day, prior to festivities. The regular communication and updates from Jennie and Alicia were very helpful throughout our planning and helped us prepare for a very smooth day of. Our only surprise was seeing around 200 other people at the group tasting, which made it difficult to get one on one time with the staff. Alicia, Jennie, and the Chef went above and beyond to accommodate our additional requests. We were very happy with the food on our wedding day and our guests have been raving about it too! The partnership with DeEtta鈥檚 Bakery worked out perfectly and we were incredibly happy with our cake. The Ginkgo room was the perfect backdrop to our special day. We are so happy with our experience at The Morton Arboretum and look forward to visiting again.
Demi
Demi D. Sent on 08/31/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience with Morton arboretum

Morton arboretum was a perfect venue! All of the coordinators were so helpful, from setting up our venue to the way that we wanted- down to the detail, to making sure our food and drink was just as we envisioned. The food was delicious and our venue had stunning greenery in every shot- what more could you want!
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Julianne Sent on 10/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Beautiful Venue!

We loved having our wedding at the White Pine Pavilion of the Morton Arboretum (about 95 guests) and got so many compliments about the venue! We ended up booking the arboretum for our wedding just 9 months before our planned June date after finding out our original venue was going out of business. It was such a stressful scramble to get everything back on track after the venue shift, but Denise was an absolute pleasure to work with. My husband and I both agree we are so glad that we ended up changing venues (even if it obviously wasn't our original plan)! She was so patient with my many questions and was super prompt in responding. Not only that, but she was so much more flexible than our original venue to accommodate our vision and the preferences of the other vendors. There ended up being severe weather (including lightning!) on our wedding day and Denise worked with our wedding planner through several different iterations of plans as the weather forecast kept changing in order to make sure our guests were safe and that we could execute our original vision as closely as possible. It was a huge success! We also enjoyed working with Alicia in Gingko Catering who was also very accommodating through the food selection process. Thank you so much to the whole arboretum team for all of your hard work and for helping make our day so beautiful and special.
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The Morton Arboretum frequently asked questions

The Morton Arboretum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables
The Morton Arboretum includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The space offered by The Morton Arboretum for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
The Morton Arboretum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Morton Arboretum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Morton Arboretum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wifi
The Morton Arboretum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
The Morton Arboretum is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.4 in average response time.
The Morton Arboretum currently offers 1 gift promotion and 2 discount promotions for wedding services.

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