The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Special Offer on off-peak wedding times


For your special day, plan a wedding made by nature. Set your wedding outdoors in one of our formal gardens or spaces, or indoors amid the lush tropical setting of the Conservatory. We offer seven distinct spaces, including a fragrant Herb Knot Garden, colorful Perennial Garden, the serene and intimate Willow Pond Island, or the summer-blooming Gateway Garden. See the chart below for more information on our rates and venues. All outdoor weddings include an indoor backup space in case of inclement weather.

Planning a reception? The auditorium at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is available. Rental fee is $1,000 (does not include catering). Email or call our wedding coordinator (; 734.647.7808) or request wedding information and we'll follow up with you shortly.

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Location Site Type Capacity
Gateway Garden Matthaei Botanical Gardens Outdoor garden 150
Perennial Garden Matthaei Botanical Gardens Outdoor garden 150
Conservatory Matthaei Botanical Gardens Indoor space 100
Herb Knot Garden Matthaei Botanical Gardens Outdoor garden 100
Willow Pond Matthaei Botanical Gardens Outdoor space 100
Arboretum Nichols Arboretum Outdoor spaces 100

In the event of bad weather, our Auditorium or Conservatory can be used as a backup ceremony location.

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