Yakima Arboretum




Set upon 46 acres of picturesque land, the Yakima Area Arboretum is a spectacular spot to tie the knot. Say “I do” in front of the lovely Japanese Garden Gateway or next to the Rose Garden’s charming gazebo, both of which are very romantic, or choose to have your ceremony in another area within the gorgeous arboretum. Once you’ve exchanged your first kiss as a married couple, escape for a bit to take beautiful pictures together as newlyweds—there’s no shortage of breathtaking places for you to use as a backdrop. Then celebrate your new marriage with all your loved ones, making use of the Gardenview and Solarium reception rooms, the atrium, and the expansive Founders Courtyard. The scenic courtyard can accommodate up to 250 guests, and features a magnificent pergola that you can decorate with lights, lanterns, tulle, or ribbons, though it is also gorgeous on its own. Your wedding at Yakima Area Arboretum will be a beautiful affair that you will be sure to remember for the rest of your life.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 2AM. For every additional hour there is an additional fee of $100 per hour.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,695 to $2,595 for a ceremony and reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $495. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Please note a banquet permit for liquor is required. Security and insurance day policy are required if there are more than 150 guests and liquor served. Please inquire directly with the venue regarding rental of an indoor ceremony space.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Yakima Arboretum is estimated at between $3,964 and $10,162 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Ceremony arch
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area
Silverware and glassware provided

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Music must end by midnight
Biodegradable throwables only
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