Weddings & Rentals
The East Texas Arboretum offers an ever-changing and beautiful backdrop for a photography shoot or wedding. Many events are scheduled year round at the Arboretum and all events must be scheduled with the Arboretum Director in advance. This will ensure your event is successful and a memorable occasion.
Funds to operate and enhance the Arboretum come from Annual Memberships, Generous Donations, Rentals and Special Events such as the Spring Gala, Fall Festival and other events. (Events Listing)
Please read and note the FAQ's listed below and the Photography Policy and Guidelines Page. The Arboretum's Policy and Use Guidelines must be fully adhered to ensure the success of each event (wedding and/or photography shoot). We are committed to making every event at the Arboretum a memorable experience for all.
Frenquently Asked Questions:
Q. What is the rental fee for use of the facilities for a wedding and reception? In addition, what does it include?
A. Rate - $1,400.00 This includes access the night before starting at 5 pm for advance set up and or rehearsal.
Up to 200 white garden chairs, 10 tables, 2 serving tables and 12 table cloths.
Q. Where do the outdoor ceremonies usually take place?
A. Brides Choice: Several lovely spots to choose from. There is a beautiful area by the pond with slight slope, the porch of the Wofford House, under the Pavilion and beside the Key Garden.
Q. Do you have an area for the bride and groom to dress?
Q. Can we bring in our own caterer or do we have to choose one from your preferred list?
A. You may bring in your own catering service.
Q. How late may our event go?
A. We prefer that your event end by 11:30 pm
Q. What is the seating capacity for inside the Woman's Building?
A. With tables, (8 chairs per table), we suggest not seating more than 88 inside.
Q. Can we utilize the deck area?
Q. Is there access to electricity at the Wofford House and in the Pavilion?
Q. Can we have a band?
Q. What is required to hold the date?
A. $200.00 down payment, this is non refundable, but does apply toward your balance.
Q. Do you have other plans for weekday or Sunday afternoons?
Q. Do you offer a plan for a vows only or a small occasion?
A. Yes. Discuss your plans with the director! (903-675-5630 or email@example.com)
The Arboretum offers you several spaces and areas to rent for groups and activities of all sizes and budgets. The Womens Building, Large Pavilion & the Small Pavilion near the Play Garden Area are available for birthday parties, weddings and other activities.
Large Pavilion = $250.Childrens Garden Pavilion = $35.00 for two hours.
Womens Building (Upper Area only) Rates:
Weekends: Friday - Sunday = $350.
Weekdays: Monday - Thrusday $225.
During Arboretum Office Business hours = $75After hours = $100.