The Arboretum at Penn State

Rental Venues

The Arboretum makes several garden venues available to rent for private events such as wedding ceremonies, graduation celebrations, retirement dinners, family reunions, departmental or office functions, and academic or business conference receptions. Space may not be rented for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, or events that are open to the public. All rental clients are required to abide by University policies, garden rules and event protocols as outlined in the rental agreement. A logistics discussion is held within 30 days of the event with the event and marketing coordinator.

Our primary rental season begins May 16 and ends September 30. Because the Arboretum cannot provide furnishings, tents, or catering and bar-tending services, rental clients must hire professional rental companies and approved caterers. They may apply through the Arboretum for permission from the University to hire a bar-tending service.

To reserve a venue, a client must sign a rental agreement and submit a non-refundable deposit equivalent to one-half of the rental fee. The balance of the fee is due thirty days before the date of the rental event.

CONTACT

Kate Reeder
Event and Marketing Coordinator
336 Forest Resources Building
University Park PA 16802-3604
814-863-8690
kkr1@psu.edu