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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Daytime Ceremony & Reception

bride and groom in front of hedges

Daytime Ceremony & Reception

Enjoy the convenience of hosting your wedding ceremony and reception at one of the most beautiful event spaces and premier locations in Dallas.

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Ceremony Venues | Reception Venue & Pricing | What’s Included

Daytime Ceremony Venues

Available seven days a week, excluding designated festivals and public events.
Rental times: 9–11am, 12–2pm or 3–5pm. Venues marked with * have 9–11am rental only.
Peak months: March–June and September–December.
Non-Peak months: January & February and July & August.

secret garden

Secret Garden*

Capacity 125

Peak: $2,200
Non-Peak: $1,650
$500 deposit

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lower meadow

Lower Meadow

Capacity 125

Peak: $2,200
Non-Peak: $1,650
$500 deposit

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Sunken Garden

McCasland Sunken Garden

Capacity 125

Peak: $2,420
Non-Peak: $1,650
$500 deposit

Take a Sunken Garden Virtual Tour

See Sunken Garden Layout

Magnolia Glade

Nancy Clements Seay Magnolia Glade*

Capacity 80

Peak: $2,200
Non-Peak: $1,760
$500 deposit



Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Circle*

Capacity 80

Peak: $2,200
Non-Peak: $1,650
$500 deposit

Take a Red Maple Rill Virtual Tour

See Red Maple Rill Layout

Rose Mary Haggar Rose Garden*

Capacity 60

Peak: $1,650
Non-Peak: $1,210
$500 deposit

See Haggar Rose Garden Layout



Nancy’s Garden

Capacity 50

Peak: $1,320
Non-Peak: $990
$350 deposit

Take a Nancy’s Garden Virtual Tour

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Gazebo ceremony

Karen’s Gazebo

Capacity 25

Peak: $935
Non-Peak: $660
$250 deposit

Take a Karen’s Gazebo Virtual Tour

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Reception Venue & Pricing

The Alex Camp House is the perfect daytime reception venue for up to 125 guests.

Peak Pricing: $3,300 plus price of ceremony location 
(Exception: $3,900 total with Secret Garden ceremony)

Non-Peak Pricing: $2,640 plus price of ceremony location 
(Exception: $3,100 total with Secret Garden ceremony)

Deposits: Refundable, based on venue condition
$1,000 ($2,500 if serving red wine)

Take the Camp House Virtual Tour

See Camp House Layouts


All Daytime Ceremony & Reception Packages Include:

  • Six-hour rental from 9–3pm. Event start time is 10am.
  • 9am arrival time, 10am ceremony time, 11am–2pm reception time, 3pm departure.
  • White garden chairs placed at ceremony and reception sites.
  • Guest & service tables (up to 12 six-foot banquet; 20 60 inch rounds).
  • Event Manager to provide set-up consultation and coordination of facility management for event. 
  • Event Facilitator to coordinate the load in, setup, and strike of the vendors and closes the event.
  • Security provided by a City of Dallas police officer at an additional cost if alcohol is served.
  • 45-minute rehearsal with Event Manager, scheduled during normal operating hours. (Gazebo venue does not have rehearsal.)
  • Must use one of the Dallas Arboretum approved caterers

Get in Touch with Us

Submit the information below to check availability, and one of our friendly professionals will be in touch with you shortly.

If you prefer to get in touch with us directly, call 214.515.6513 or email weddings@dallasarboretum.org

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