Weddings & Rentals
Mount Pisgah Arboretum is the perfect venue for…
- Weddings and commitment ceremonies: we welcome all couples!
- Conferences and retreats
- Memorials and celebrations of life
- Parties, picnics, and family gatherings
Mount Pisgah Arboretum was voted one of the Top Wedding Venues in Lane County by the 2012 Register Guard!
Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s beautiful White Oak Pavilion is a 3,000 square foot building with large wooden sliding doors that open on all sides to reveal the peaceful scenery and oak savannah landscapes of the Arboretum. The building is easily accessible to caterers, musicians, and guests. Pavilion rental includes eight hour use of the building and the surrounding lawn, an oak grove ceremony site for weddings during the summer, electricity, running water, access to restrooms, indoor tables and folding chairs to seat 200, outdoor picnic tables, and a separate changing area for brides. Our staff supplies the essentials, leaving you free to create your dream ceremony or reception. Our venue is ideal for the couple who seek a meaningful and beautiful wedding with a strong connection to nature, and who care about comfort and accessibility for their loved ones. Wedding rates range from $1000 to $1800 in 2012. Special rates are available for memorials and nonprofit groups.
Consider booking well in advance; our lovely White Oak Pavilion hosts weddings and other events almost every weekend during the summer.
The Arboretum is open from dawn to dusk every day of the year, and you are welcome to visit the Pavilion to take a look; please be respectful of school groups and special events and do not enter the building when it is in use. Check out our rental and rates information below for more information, then call or email our Site Rentals Coordinator at (541)747-1504 or email@example.com to check availability.
RENTAL RATES: Peak Rental Times: $1,800 – weekends (Friday through Sunday) from May 1st – October 31st and holidays.
Non-Peak Rental Times: $1,000 – any day Monday through Thursday, and November 1st – April 30th.
Non-profit use: $400; available during non-peak rental times, or peak times within 30 days of the event.
Memorials: $300; this rate is available within 30 days of the memorial date.
RENTAL TIMES: Noon – 10pm. Rental time can be extended to 11pm for an extra $150. Depending on availability, you can also purchase additional setup time for $150 per hour. Morning events can be scheduled by special arrangement.
INCLUDED IN RENTAL: Use of the White Oak Pavilion, the Outdoor Terrace and Courtyard, the grassy area surrounding the building, a bridal room, tables and light-brown chairs to seat 200 (set-up not included), banquet tables, moveable picnic tables that seat up to 65 people, 8 movable wooden benches, an Oak Grove Ceremony Site accommodating up to 200 people, a one-hour wedding rehearsal, electricity, refrigerator, sink and restrooms.
Ready to rent?
If you have already called the Site Rentals Coordinator and put a tentative hold on your favorite date, you can download our application as a pdf here.
REHEARSALS: You may have a one-hour wedding rehearsal either in the Pavilion or in the Great Meadow or Oak Grove. Please schedule that time with our site rental coordinator.
SITE REVIEW: A one-hour site review with the Site Manager or Reservations Coordinator must take place 6 to 8 weeks before your event to discuss logistical issues regarding set-up and site use.
INSURANCE REQUIREMENT: Renters must provide proof of insurance, or purchase coverage from the Arboretum for $115.
RENTAL DEPOSIT: Half of rental price is due with application. Reservation date is secured upon receipt of application and deposit. The balance of the rental fee is due one month prior to your event.
CLEANING DEPOSIT: A fully refundable $350 cleaning and damage deposit is required for all Pavilion events; we will hold a credit card number and charge it only if necessary. Please see the “Rules and Regulations” for what is expected regarding post-event clean-up. Note: The rental deposit and the cleaning deposit are separate: please pay your rental deposit by check, or by credit card over the phone or at the office, and provide a credit card number for your cleaning deposit. The $350 cleaning deposit will not be charged to your card unless your event incurs cleaning or damage charges.
CANCELLATIONS AND DATE CHANGES: Rental deposits are non-refundable if an event is cancelled and the date is not re-booked. The Arboretum cannot guarantee that a date will be re-booked by a new renter. If the date is re-booked, the rental deposit will be refunded minus a $150 processing fee. Renters who wish to change their rental date after paying the rental deposit must pay a $150 date change fee. This $150 date change fee is in addition to their rental deposit. Allow 30 days for processing of refund if a cancelled date is re-booked.
PARKING FEES: Lane County Parks parking passes are required all year. The cost of passes (currently $3 per car) is not included in the rental fee. You may purchase parking passes in advance by giving the Site Rentals Coordinator a separate check made out to Lane County Parks. You only pay for the parking passes that you use. Rangers enforce the fees by patrolling the lots – EVERY CAR NEEDS A PASS.
EXTRAS: For an additional fee of $200, the Arboretum will provide and set up 18 globe paper lanterns that are hung from the rafters. Two patio-style standing propane heaters are available for $40 each. Extra time may be available for $150 per hour. If you wish to rent extras, the charge for those items will be due with the balance of your rental fee.