The Arboretum at Penn State

Joan Milius Smith Esplanade


Maximum Tent Size: 30′ x 60′
Seating Only (e.g. wedding ceremony): 250 – 300
Dinner (tables): 95


A bride and her father (July wedding)


Not far from the Overlook Pavilion is the Joan Milius Smith Esplanade, a long, gradually widening lawn flanked by temporary, seasonal displays. The narrower end (which features an arch covered by vines) makes a lovely setting for ceremonies. The section of the Esplanade close to the Strolling Garden and Event Lawn features a large-scale sundial sculpture. Adjacent to the Esplanade is the Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden.

(Note: There is no power source in this rental venue so clients need to use a battery-operated sound system for remarks or ceremonial music.)