3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA
Based out of Dubuque, IA, Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens has beautiful outdoor wedding venues. There are many picturesque event spaces in this 56-acre property that were created 100% by volunteers and are sure to wow you and your guests. The staff and volunteers here are prepared and ready to create the wedding of a lifetime, tailored to your exact vision. With more than 60 unique gardens, you and your photographer will be spoiled for choice for scenic backgrounds at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. For an intimate wedding ceremony, The Japanese Garden would make an ideal location as it can accommodate up to 50 loved ones. This space boasts a tranquil atmosphere as you are surrounded by flowing streams, waterfalls, and peaceful bridges. If you are searching for a larger venue, The Packard Pavilion Amphitheater, which seats up to 200 guests, would do the trick. With its all-weather covering, you can rest assured that your guests will be protected from the elements if the weather turns for the worse. This area overlooks stunning flower beds and vast greenery with tree canopies that every nature-loving couple would adore. The Lagen-Buelow Gazebo is surrounded by the rose garden which allows the wedding party to enter the gazebo venue through the rose arbor. This area holds up to 200 guests. The Formal English Garden has rustic brick walkways, manicured hedges, and flowering plants surrounding a bubbling English water fountain to provide an intimate setting for 25 guests for your wedding. If you have always dreamed of a wedding in the woods, Whispering Pines brings you that touch of whimsical, boho, elegance all in one. However, in addition to the more popular garden venues, you're invited to choose any spot, anywhere, on the 56-acre grounds of the Arboretum property for your wedding ceremony. The property's spaces are very versatile, allowing you to get creative and decorate the area to fit your vision. Before you walk down the aisle, you can get ready in the Garden Room and relax with your nearest and dearest. Additionally, the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Garden offers great venue spots for rehearsal dinners, receptions, and bridal showers, check out the facility rental page on the website! For more information refer to the Wedding Page on our website. For questions on availability or the venues, message us or give us a call. We look forward to talking with you and congratulations on your engagement!