Weddings and Rental Venues

Rental Policies

Find our rental policies for the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. Our primary rental season is from May 16 through September 30.


The Arboretum is a popular site for weddings, with hundreds of couples married here since 2009. Rental venues are available for wedding ceremonies only, not for receptions or other activities associated with the wedding.


The Arboretum serves as a venue for events, but does not provide chairs, tables, tents, sound systems, or catering services. Find a list of approved rental and catering companies in State College and nearby communities.

Venue Descriptions

Descriptions for each of the eleven venues in which events can be held.

Rental Inquiry

Use this form to complete a rental inquiry for one of our venues.


There are three categories of events and eleven rental venues. Pricing depends on the venue, date, day of the week, time, and type of event.

Make a Payment

Payment information and instructions for reserving a venue at the Arboretum, including when deposits and balances are due.