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DC’s largest outdoor location for events is the perfect place for your wedding or other special occasion. Have your ceremony at the Capitol Columns and a cocktail reception next to the Visitor Center’s koi pond, or host a meeting with your colleagues or customers that connects you with nature and each other. Please contact Natalie Thomas with MTG Hospitality for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: Special occasion photography, individual and group portrait photography, and commercial and promotional photography all require a U.S. National Arboretum photography permit. According to the Arboretum’s photography permit FAQs, if your photography includes subjects, props, models or anything more than the natural and cultural resources of the National Arboretum, and if the specific purpose of your visit is to have a photoshoot, a permit is required.
The Arboretum is not only the largest outdoor private events space in Washington, DC, it is considered the fourth most unique wedding venue in the United States by Brides. It also won the 2022 Planners Choice Awards for Most Unique Wedding Venue by Unique Venues.