Ideal for indoor or outdoor events. For weddings, choose from several colorful formal gardens, natural settings, or the Conservatory. In addition, showers, rehearsal dinners, and receptions may be held in the Matthaei auditorium and adjoining outdoor terrace.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum also offer meeting rooms for rent. Many U-M departments and local businesses look to the Arb and Gardens to provide a pleasant, comfortable space to hold staff retreats, conferences, etc.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens is also a great place to throw a birthday or holiday party, hold a wedding reception, or celebrate a religious event such as a Bar Mitzvah. With the beauty of nature as a backdrop, our spaces help make people feel welcome and at home, whatever the occasion.