Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden




Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden, located in Rockford, Illinois is a stunning venue for a garden wedding. The grounds offer winding trails of wildflower gardens, creeks, and breathtaking backdrops around ever corner. The Fountain Garden is a very popular site for wedding ceremonies. Flowers, vines, and a bubbling fountain surround the barn styled pavilion. For intimate wedding celebrations, the Bridge and Pond Garden is a shaded, elegant option. Imagine wedding your love among the flowers, lily pads, and trickling stream, it is a private magical site. After an outdoor ceremony, and time exploring the grounds, many venture inside to our Visitor’s Center banquet room. This traditional space is a wonderful host to garden dining. Inside the banquet room is flexible to reflect your wedding vision with additional décor, lights, and music. With your touch, this space becomes a warm romantic scene. The banquet room keeps you close to the natural beauty of the Arboretum gardens with six sliding glass doors that lead to an outdoor patio. Become immersed in the beauty of Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Gardens while basking in the love of newly bonded family.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Park/Garden


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 225 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,800 to $3,500 for a reception and includes 7 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony is $1,900. A refundable security deposit of $400 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is estimated at between $9,718 and $21,004 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM