The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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wedding rates - 2015

Choose the wedding package that's right for you.

Matthaei - Outdoor Garden Spaces*

Premium

Includes valet parking, set-up,
3-hour rental

$2,500

  • 3-hour rental
    Garden space of choice
  • Up to 100 white folding chairs (chair set-up and take-down included))
  • Valet parking included for up to 75 cars

Holiday weekend rate: $3,000

Deluxe

Our best-value package - includes parking, set-up and take-down, and more
$1,500

  • 2 ½-hour rental
    Garden space of choice
  • Up to 100 white folding chairs
    (chair set-up and take-down included)
  • Parking included for up to 75 cars

Holiday weekend rate: $1,900

Basic

$1,100

  • 2-hour rental
    Garden space of choice
  • Up to 50 white folding chairs
    (chair set-up and take-down not included)
  • Parking fee not included

Holiday weekend rate: $1,400

All outdoor weddings at Matthaei Botanical Gardens include a bride's changing room, rehearsal time, and a Matthaei Botanical Gardens Host to assist the wedding party and guests.
*(Outdoor garden spaces available mid-May through early October.)

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Matthaei Conservatory & Nichols Arboretum

Nichols Arboretum*

$250 (no holiday rate)

  • No indoor backup
  • Arboretum spaces hold 100 guests or fewer, with four separate spaces for 40-100 guests, and several that accommodate 40 or fewer
  • Limited golf-cart transportation available for special-needs or disabled guests

*(Chairs not available for Arb weddings; wedding party responsible for seating. No onsite parking at the Arb. Guests may park in paid UM Hospital Structure.

Conservatory - Indoor*

$1,200
Holiday weekend rate: $1,500

  • 2 ½-hour rental
  • Up to 60 white folding chairs
    (chair set-up and take-down not included)
  • Private changing room for bridal party
  • Rehearsal time
  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens host to assist wedding party & guests
  • Parking included

*(Conservatory available mid-September through May 31.)

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Contact our wedding coordinator by phone (734.647.7808) or online and we'll follow up with you shortly.


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