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Weddings and Receptions

A newly married couple taking photos amongst the Arboretum treesSurround your special day with the beautiful gardens and stunning landscapes of the Arboretum.


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Call us at 630-725-2190 for available dates.
Space is available in our indoor venues and in the White Pine Pavilion.


The Morton Arboretum is a natural choice for your wedding celebration. Exchange vows in the former library of the Morton family mansion or have an elegant large-scale reception with a breathtaking lake-view room, all situated on our 1,700 acre grounds.

See photos of weddings in every season. 


Get more information in the
PDF iconWedding Brochure (PDF)
  • Rental rates
  • In-depth descriptions of ceremony and reception sites
  • Wedding packages
  • Year-round menu
  • Customized enhancements
  • Preferred vendors


Fine dining menu options provided by on-site catering at the Arboretum.Fine dining menu options provided by on-site catering at the Arboretum.


All gourmet menu items at your reception are provided by The Morton Arboretum's exclusive in-house caterer.     

PDF iconWedding Menu

PDF iconDay Wedding Menu

PDF iconWhite Pine Pavilion Menu

PDF iconBrunch Wedding Menu

PDF iconCatering Service Only Packages


Wedding photo tram tour

The Wedding Photo Tram Tour takes your guests aboard the Acorn Express open-air tram on a one-hour, narrated tour of the Arboretum grounds.

We'll provide background music or bring along your favorite CD to enjoy while guests take in the scenery and the views. Your private wedding tram makes one scenic photo stop of your choice along the way.

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Thank you to The Knot for naming The Morton Arboretum in its Best of Weddings 2017!!