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 Note: As of June 1st, 2024 we are no longer booking Elopement & Brunch weddings.

Availability Calendar

Interested in a particular day or time frame for your wedding?



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

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.