• Capacity
  • Fees & Availability
  • Included in Property Rental Fee

Japanese Garden:

Up to 200 seated guests

Lehmann Rose Garden:

Up to 150 seated guests

Boxwood Gazebo:

Up to 50 guests (40 standing, 10 seated on benches inside the gazebo)
Due to limited space at this location we are unable to offer a chair setup.

Chinese Garden:

Up to 25 guests (25 standing, 10 seated on benches inside the gazebo)

Japanese Garden

Facility Rental:

Ceremony Only: $2,800
(Facility rental fee includes AV equipment and chair setup for a seated ceremony)

Availability:

April-September
Friday-Sunday: 11:00am, 2:00pm

Lehmann Rose Garden

Facility Rental:

Ceremony Only: $2,800
(Facility rental fee includes AV equipment and chair setup for a seated ceremony)

Availability:

April-October
Friday-Sunday: 12:30pm, 3:30pm

Boxwood Gazebo

Facility Rental:

Ceremony Only: $1,200

Availability:

April-October
Friday-Sunday: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm

Chinese Garden

Facility Rental:

Ceremony Only: $1200

Availability:

April-October
Friday-Sunday: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm


Note

All fees are subject to sales tax. All rental fee payments are due upon contracting the space and are nonrefundable. A $100 fee will be charged for any change to a booked event. Please be aware the Garden is a non-smoking venue and is open to the public until 5:00pm everyday.

Japanese Garden

  • Wedding Assistant for your rehearsal and ceremony
  • One hour scheduled wedding ceremony plus 30 minutes for guest arrival
  • One hour scheduled ceremony rehearsal
  • Chair setup for wedding ceremony
  • Ceremony AV equipment: 1 microphone on a stand, 4-channel mixer/amplifier, 2 speakers on stands and 1 audio cord
  • Guests greeted upon arrival and welcomed with directions and maps
  • Free guest parking
  • Free admittance to the Garden for the wedding party and guests
  • Unlimited photos at all outdoor Garden sites
  • One year Garden membership

Lehmann Rose Garden

  • Wedding Assistant for your rehearsal and ceremony
  • One hour scheduled wedding ceremony plus 30 minutes for guest arrival
  • One hour scheduled ceremony rehearsal
  • Chair setup for wedding ceremony
  • Ceremony AV equipment: 1 microphone on a stand, 1 powered speaker and 1 audio cord
  • Guests greeted upon arrival and welcomed with directions and maps
  • Free guest parking
  • Free admittance to the Garden for the wedding party and guests
  • Unlimited photos at all outdoor Garden sites
  • One year Garden membership

Gladney Rose Garden

  • Wedding Assistant for your rehearsal and ceremony
  • One hour scheduled wedding ceremony plus 30 minutes for guest arrival
  • One hour scheduled ceremony rehearsal
  • Chair setup for wedding ceremony
  • Ceremony AV equipment: 1 microphone on a stand, 2 powered speakers on stands and 1 audio cord
  • Guests greeted upon arrival and welcomed with directions and maps
  • Free guest parking
  • Free admittance to the Garden for the wedding party and guests
  • Unlimited photos at all outdoor Garden sites
  • One year Garden membership

Boxwood Gazebo

  • One hour scheduled wedding ceremony plus 30 minutes for guest arrival
  • Guests greeted upon arrival and welcomed with directions and maps
  • Free guest parking
  • Free admittance to the Garden for the wedding party and guests
  • Unlimited photos at all outdoor Garden sites
  • One year Garden membership

Chinese Garden

  • One hour scheduled wedding ceremony plus 30 minutes for guest arrival
  • Guests greeted upon arrival and welcomed with directions and maps
  • Free guest parking
  • Free admittance to the Garden for the wedding party and guests
  • Unlimited photos at all outdoor Garden sites
  • One year Garden membership

Note

Photographs are allowed at all of the outdoor sites during Garden public hours. No photography is allowed at any indoor sites, including greenhouses and the Climatron.

Missouri Botanical Garden: Ceremonies Only

Four extraordinary garden venues for your wedding ceremony

A green oasis located just southwest of downtown St. Louis, the 79-acre Missouri Botanical Garden is world-renowned for its beautiful and lush landscapes. A St. Louis jewel for more than 150 years, the Garden offers a variety of spectacular locations reserved for unforgettable wedding ceremonies. (The Garden also features two additional venues for wedding receptions, Bayer Hall and Spink Pavilion.)

Japanese Garden

Described as a “garden of pure, clear harmony and peace,” this serene 14-acre space is the Missouri Botanical Garden’s largest and most popular ceremony site. Recite your vows overlooking one of the most photographed locations in the Garden: a stunning 4 1⁄2-acre lake and historic Japanese footbridge.

Lehmann Rose Garden

Located in the heart of the Garden, this beautiful expanse of roses is the perfect setting for a breath-taking processional and ceremony. Winding walkways lead through a field of fragrant flowers to a grand gazebo and elegant fountain that will serve as the backdrop for your wedding.

Boxwood Gazebo

This charming site is a favorite choice for small, intimate ceremonies. A quaint gazebo overlooks formal boxwood and perennial borders, and whimsical “leaping water” fountains send streams of water arching over the garden paths.

Chinese Garden

A showplace of extraordinary craftsmanship, this authentic “scholar’s garden” sets a memorable scene for your small wedding ceremony. A hand-carved white marble bridge crosses a burbling stream, leading to a traditional Chinese pavilion.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to plan your dream event at Missouri Botanical Garden: Ceremonies Only.
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