The Details
Ceremony Meadow
Cocktail Hour Water Garden
Reception North Terrace
Photographer Barbara O Photography

Review from the Groom:

We could not imagine having a more perfect day and a more perfect place. The Arboretum is a truly astonishing setting with multiple sites on the venue to hold your reception, ceremony and cocktail hour — based on the size of your party. We had almost 200 guests so we held our ceremony in the ‘meadow’… a field overlooking the Capital Columns. You reach the meadow by walking through the Knot Garden and adjacent herb garden. Our cocktail hour was then at the ‘water pond’, a deck outside the main building wrapped with a coy pond and water fountains. Our ceremony was held under a tent in the Northern Terrace, located just on the other side of the main building in a clearing. Weather is definitely a factor but we lucked out and had one of the most gorgeous days an October has ever seen, and given the season we had nice bright pops of yellow and red as the tree colors had begun changing. Everything looked incredible and we (and our guests) were just in awe of the natural beauty around us. The downsides with the Arboretum is the tent requirement, including generator, some lighting, etc.. but the tent was absolutely stunning with lights underneath. We did rent heaters but didn’t need them since it was such a beautiful day. Natalie is the event coordinator who worked with us the entire time, helping to recommend vendors and make other great suggestions along the way. She was super fun and easy to communicate with, incredibly responsive, and was there to make the magic happen on our wedding night. She saved the groom’s shirt from a permanent stain with a timely tide pen during the reception as well! 10/10 want to get married again so we can do it all over at the Arboretum.

The Vendors

Caterer: Spilled Milk Catering Wedding Manager: Silk and Slate Band: Legacy Band & Perfect Harmony Rentals: Something Vintage Tent: Select Event Group