Weddings - The Arboretum
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We are currently accepting reservations for the 2023 season. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden provides naturally beautiful, unique settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Popular locations include the Bauer Lawn (surrounding fountains), Queen Anne Cottage lawn, Rose Garden, Waterfall/Meadowbrook, and the Celebration Garden. Our intimate Rose Garden, tropical waterfall, and lush flowers and plants are picturesque settings for a perfect wedding.

Our wedding reservations are for the ceremony AND reception, Both must be held at the Arboretum. Our wedding season is during the daylight savings months of April through October. All ceremonies and receptions begin after 5:00 p.m.


Ceremony available from 5 – 7 pm (set up 3 pm -5 pm, take down 7 pm-8 pm)

rose garden

Rose Garden $3,500
Queen Anne Cottage Lawn
Bauer Lawn
Celebration Garden
Event Lawn $2,000


Reception available from 5 – 10 pm (set up 3 pm-5 pm, take down 10 pm-11 pm)

Bauer Lawn & Fountain                   $2,500

Celebration Garden                         $2,500

Event Lawn                                       $2,000

Ayres Hall                                         $1,800

The Peacock Café                            $1,800

Fees do not include rentals, staffing, security deposit, general liability insurance, and/or tram service, if applicable. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Limitations: Paid fees entitle guests to specified reserved location, only. Electricity is available in various areas; however, you must provide lighting and a generator for the reception. Dressing rooms and/or kitchen facilities are not available.

$1,500 discount is applied for ceremony and reception site combinations (Excluding Ayres Hall and The Peacock Café).


Waterfall                            200+ guests

QA Lawn                            200+ guests

Bauer Lawn                        200+ guests

Event Lawn                         200+ guests

Rose Garden                       150 guests

Celebration Garden            150 guests

Ayres Hall                           300 guests

The Peacock Café               120 guests


 Detailed meetings with Special Events Office

1-hour rehearsal at ceremony site

Photography fee on the day of the event

Viewing of Locations

You may pay the admission and view the various locations at your leisure or schedule an appointment with the Wedding Coordinator for a private tour.



Catering is provided exclusively through the Fresh Gourmet. Please contact Carlos Manjarrez at 626-446-2248 or  If alcohol is served, you must hire (1) security guard for every 75 guests in addition to purchasing $2,000,000.00 general liability insurance. (Purchase of general liability insurance is not necessary if the reception is held on the terrace of the Peacock Cafe). All verification and documentation are due 1-month prior to event.


General liability insurance coverage in the amount of $2,000,000.00 is required for weddings and receptions.


All rentals for chairs, tables, etc. must be arranged exclusively through Dolphin Event Services 626.795.5131 or Town & Country Distinctive Rental Services 626.795.7700. Removal of equipment and debris is required immediately following the event.


Amplified music is allowed at moderate volume to prevent disturbances to wildlife and neighboring residents.


Filming and photography fees are waived on the day of wedding if reservations are made in advance at The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Bridal couple may utilize all Arboretum sites for photography.


A nonrefundable reservation fee of 20% of site fee listed above and completion of the Application and Permit for Use of Regional Parks (P&R 82-A) is required to schedule a reservation.


This is a “No-Smoking” facility.  Smoking is prohibited at all County facilities, per County Ordinance Code 17.04.645.

Wedding Rules and Regulation

» Download the Wedding Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Every courtesy will be extended to those who utilize the Arboretum as long as it does not impede public use. If you have any questions, please call the Wedding Coordinator at 626.821.3211.


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© 2019 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

Phone: 626.821.3222

301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007