The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden provides naturally beautiful, unique settings for wedding ceremonies or receptions. Popular locations include the Bauer Lawn (surrounding fountains), Queen Anne Cottage lawns, Rose Garden, Waterfall/Meadowbrook, and the Sunset Demonstration Garden. Our intimate Rose Garden, tropical waterfall, and lush flowers and plants are picturesque settings for a perfect wedding.
All ceremonies and receptions begin after 5:00 p.m. (Site rental fees are determined in accordance to the number of invited guests):
|Under 50||$ 500.00|
|51 to 75
|76 to 100||$800.00|
|101 to 150||$1,100.00|
|151 to 200||$1,400.00|
|201 to 250||$1,700.00|
Fees do not include rentals, staffing, security deposit, general liability insurance, and/or tram service, if applicable. Fees are subject to change without notice.
Limitations: Paid fees entitle guests to specified reserved location, only. Electricity is available in various areas; however, you must provide lighting and a generator for the reception. Dressing rooms and/or kitchen facilities are not available.
|Guest Admittance||5:00 pm - 5:30 pm||5:00 pm - 5:30 pm|
|Event||5:00 pm - 7:00 pm||5:30 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Takedown||7:00 pm - 8:00 pm||9:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
Viewing of Locations
You may pay the admission and view the various locations at your leisure or schedule an appointment with the Wedding Coordinator for a private tour.
For your convenience, all catering is provided exclusively through the Arboretum on-site caterers, the Fresh Gourmet, at the Peacock Cafe 626-446-2248. If alcohol is served, you must hire (1) security guard for every 75 guests. (Purchase of general liability insurance is not necessary if the reception is held on the terrace of the Peacock Cafe. All verification and documentation is due 1-month prior to event.
General liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1,000,000.00 is required for weddings and receptions.
Independent rental contractors for chairs, tables, catering, florist, etc. are the sole responsibility and choice of the permittee. All rental companies must provide proof of general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.00 one month prior to the event.. Removal of equipment and debris is required immediately following the event.
Amplified music is allowed at moderate volume to prevent disturbances to wildlife and neighboring residents.
Filming and photography fees are waived on the day of wedding if reservations are made in advance at The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Bridal couple may utilize all Arboretum sites for photography.
A nonrefundable reservation fee of 20% of site fee listed above and completion of the Application and Permit for Use of Regional Parks (P&R 82-A) is required to schedule a reservation.
This is a "No-Smoking" facility. Smoking is prohibited at all County facilities, per County Ordinance Code 17.04.645.
April through October, only (daylight savings months).
Every courtesy will be extended to those who utilize The Arboretum as long as it does not impede public use. If you have any questions, please call the Special Events Office, Wedding Coordinator at (626) 821-3211.