Green Weddings at The North Carolina Arboretum

When planning your wedding, consider one of the most picturesque locations in the country. The North Carolina Arboretum’s Green Weddings Program offers stunning backdrops and packages for events of varying size and scope, from intimate elopements to lavish receptions. Event staff are ready to help create lifelong memories for you and your guests, encouraging environmentally conscious planning as part of the Arboretum’s mission to protect our natural world.

Please review the Wedding Information Packet for package details, pricing information, and an overview of our policies:

Availability Calendar

Interested in a particular day or time frame for your wedding? VIEW OUR AVAILABILITY CALENDAR HERE

Next Steps - Submit an Inquiry and Schedule a Site Tour

Do you think we might be the one?
Submit an inquiry to begin the booking process! Arboretum event staff will be happy to answer questions and schedule a site tour.

Submit an Inquiry

Guided site tours are offered by appointment only, subject to availability, with at least 3 days notice.
Submit an inquiry or email to schedule.

Couples may visit the property on their own anytime the Arboretum is open, no advance notice required. Parking fees apply. Visit our Plan a Visit page for current hours and parking fees.

Photo Inspiration

Looking for more inspiration for your big day?

View Wedding Photo Gallery

Getting married this year? Select dates are still available. Couples interested in booking an event in 2021 should submit an inquiry by clicking the Wedding Information Request button below, and arboretum staff will share information and pricing based on your preferred date. 

Looking ahead to 2023? We will begin booking for 2023 in January of 2022. To receive the 2023 Wedding Information Packet as soon as it is available this winter, submit an inquiry by clicking the Wedding Information Request button below.

Catering Options at the Arboretum

Bent Creek Bistro, the Arboretum's on-site food provider and one of our preferred vendors, offers catering options for groups of 20 or more. From boxed lunches to buffet spreads, the Bistro's hearty sandwiches and hand cut salads are crafted by hand, with special attention to locally-sourced ingredients.