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The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, IL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.6 out of 5 rating
110 reviews
$14k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$14k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

November 2020-April 2021 The Morton Arboretum has a special offering for you. Your intimate wedding ceremony can be held in our elegant Founder's Room. Formerly the library in the Morton family mansion, the Founder's Room features ornately carved woodwork, a marble fireplace and stained glass windows. Before or after your ceremony you and your guests are welcome to explore the Arboretum and take photos throughout our grounds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
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

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables
Tents

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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110 Reviews

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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating

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    Julianne Married on 06/25/2022
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    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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    Shannon Married on 06/18/2022
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    Amazing and detail oriented. Superb staff!

    Denise, Jill, and their staff were amazing! Even in our first visit in the middle of winter, Morton Arboretum looked like a magical place to get married. Both Denise and Jill were so helpful to work with during the course of preparing for our wedding. We had a daytime wedding and chose the brunch menu. All of our guests commented on how beautiful everything was and of course about the tasty food!! When I wasn鈥檛 totally sure about tablecloth colors and menu items both Denise and Jill were able to offer up suggestions from their expertise. Thank you so much! Our day was made extra special because of Denise and Jill.
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    Matthew D. Married on 05/21/2022
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    Beautiful venue with kind, helpful staff

    We had a 100 person wedding at the Thornhill Education Center at Morton Arboretum and it was absolutely perfect. Margaret from Morton and from Ginkgo Catering were both terrific to work with -- incredibly responsive and helpful.

    All of the staff during the wedding event were kind and attentive. Had a terrific bartender, too, who people absolutely loved. Great experience!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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Deals

The Morton Arboretum 1
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All your guests receive free admission to The Morton Arboretum on your special day so your guests can explore our 1,700 acres grounds of majestic trees, gardens, lakes, and natural landscapes.
The Morton Arboretum 2
Discount
Brides who choose to have their ceremony or reception at The Morton Arboretum during November-April can take advantage of competitive discounts
The Morton Arboretum 3
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Brides who choose to have their ceremony or reception during the day can take advantage of competitive day-time discounts

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The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle, 60532
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The Morton Arboretum frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of The Morton Arboretum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Morton Arboretum for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Morton Arboretum for wedding events?

The Morton Arboretum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Morton Arboretum offer?

The Morton Arboretum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Morton Arboretum offer for wedding events?

The Morton Arboretum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Morton Arboretum have available for wedding events?

The Morton Arboretum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend The Morton Arboretum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Morton Arboretum is recommended by 96% 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.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Morton Arboretum offer?

The Morton Arboretum currently offers 1 gift promotion and 2 discount promotions for wedding services.

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