Green Weddings Program

It’s one of the most treasured moments of your life. Make your special day more meaningful by choosing one of the most beautiful natural settings in America as your wedding site. And, make another choice: make it green. Extend your celebration of love for each other to the natural world by reducing your wedding event’s carbon footprint on the earth.

 Located just outside Asheville, NC, on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 393, The North Carolina Arboretum is nestled in the Southern Appalachian mountains--one of the most botanically diverse areas in the world. With more than 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of forested hiking and biking trails, the Arboretum shows how plants are important to our world. The Arboretum property and facilities offer excellent lessons in sustainability through green architectural practices, sustainable garden areas, natural products, water conservation and recycling.

The Arboretum’s Green Wedding Program offers elegantly designed green buildings and lush, sustainable landscapes as venues for ceremonies and receptions. Couples will follow guidelines for using organically grown and natural products as part of their wedding and pledge to a reduce consumable products as part of their activities.

Call the Arboretum at (828) 665-2492 x. 313 to schedule a wedding tour.

For more information about the Arboretum’s Green Wedding Program, including fees and restrictions, email

Check out our Pinterest page for examples of venue locations and photos of previous Green Weddings held at The North Carolina Arboretum.