When planning your wedding, meeting or special event, consider one of the most picturesque locations in the country. The North Carolina Arboretum features indoor and outdoor facilities suitable for various sizes and styles. From hosting your wedding to organizing a corporate retreat, the Arboretum staff will guide you through the planning process and make your event feel effortless!


Make your special day more meaningful by choosing one of the most beautiful natural settings in the country as your wedding site. The Arboretum’s Green Wedding Program offers elegantly designed and lush cultivated gardens as venues for ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions. Couples will follow green initiative guidelines for their wedding and pledge to practice environmentally conscious planning, food/beverage service and décor in order to minimize the environmental impact accumulated during the special event. Please click on the following documents for further information regarding the Arboretum’s Green Wedding Program.

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Availability Calendar

Interested in a particular day or time frame for your wedding? View our availability calendar here

Photo Inspiration

Looking for more wedding inspiration for your big day?View Wedding Photo Gallery Here

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Meetings & Facility Rentals Suspended until Spring 2021

Please note: Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, all meeting and facility rentals are suspended until spring 2021. If you are interested in booking a space in spring 2021 and beyond, please fill out the inquiry form below and someone will be in touch!

Meetings and Facility Rentals

The North Carolina Arboretum hosts a wide range of events. Most of these will fall into one of two categories: Meeting or Facility Rental.

What’s the difference?

  • Meetings are low-impact events that happen during office hours (M-F 9 a.m. -5 p.m.) and require minimal set-up and staff time. A meeting typically does not involve outside vendors beyond a catered lunch.
  • Facility Rentals are event rentals taking place outside office hours and/or any events that require additional coordination and management by Arboretum staff. Events with one or more of the following elements would be considered a Facility Rental: complex setup needs, unique parking requirements, multiple outside vendors, expected attendance above 150 guests, alcohol service, or entertainment/performers. Please note that this list is not comprehensive and other event types/elements may qualify an event as a Facility Rental rather than a Meeting. Facility Rentals can be social or corporate bookings.

Meeting Rentals

Meeting Rentals at The North Carolina Arboretum are your answer to a successful staff meeting, workshop or corporate retreat. Each meeting space overlooks beautiful mountain vistas and serve as the perfect setting for achieving your company or organizational goals. Please click on the following documents for further information regarding the Arboretum’s Meeting Rentals Program.

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Facility Rentals

Looking for a space to host an evening reception, corporate dinner or other special event? The North Carolina Arboretum offers indoor and outdoor facilities for various styles of private, corporate or organizational events. Please click on the following documents for further information regarding the Arboretum’s Facility Rentals Program.

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Catering Options at the Arboretum

Bent Creek Bistro, the Arboretum's on-site food provider, 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.