While the National Arboretum attracts visitors near and far to experience its 446 acres worth of sprawling gardens and world-renowned monuments, it also serves as the largest outdoor private event and wedding location in Washington.
A wedding at this living museum is a once-in-a-lifetime experience worth sharing with the most important people in your life. If you’re looking for a place that combines both natural and historic beauty, then the National Arboretum is the perfect wedding location for you.
The U.S. National Arboretum, located in Northeast D.C. at Bladensburg Road and New York Avenue, is a U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility.
Have your ceremony in the shadows of the historic columns, enjoy cocktails in the sprawling Herb Garden and of course, dance the night away in your own private meadow under the stars!!
We do not have indoor space. We do offer ceremony only, micro-weddings, and full wedding packages.
All weddings must start after 5pm and end by 11pm.
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- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
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- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
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- Limited Bar
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- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Preferred Vendors Only
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