weddings + receptions
  • 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: $2,250
    (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: $1,600
    (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: $1,000

    Availability:

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

    Chinese Garden

    Facility Rental:
    Ceremony Only: $750

    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

    • Wedding Assistant for your rehearsal and ceremony
    • One hour scheduled wedding ceremony plus 30 minutes for guest arrival
    • One hour scheduled ceremony rehearsal
    • 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

    • Wedding Assistant for your rehearsal and ceremony
    • One hour scheduled wedding ceremony plus 30 minutes for guest arrival
    • One hour scheduled ceremony rehearsal
    • 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 wedding and reception at Missouri Botanical Garden: Ceremonies Only.

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4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110 [MAP]

  • Capacity

    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)

  • Fees & Availability

    Japanese Garden

    Facility Rental:
    Ceremony Only: $2,250
    (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: $1,600
    (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: $1,000

    Availability:

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

    Chinese Garden

    Facility Rental:
    Ceremony Only: $750

    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.

  • Included in Property Rental Fee

    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

    • Wedding Assistant for your rehearsal and ceremony
    • One hour scheduled wedding ceremony plus 30 minutes for guest arrival
    • One hour scheduled ceremony rehearsal
    • 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

    • Wedding Assistant for your rehearsal and ceremony
    • One hour scheduled wedding ceremony plus 30 minutes for guest arrival
    • One hour scheduled ceremony rehearsal
    • 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.