Willow Pond

At Matthaei Botanical Gardens
A wedding at Willow Pond Island

The design of Willow Pond Island is dominated by a winding pathway where existing plantings are enhanced by seasonal color. A natural bower offers a quiet setting for a seating area, ceremony or photographs. From this enclosed space the visitor moves out to an open lawn, where a stone stage creates the perfect venue for a wedding ceremony with a beautiful backdrop of majestic spruce trees.

Crossing the water and passing between the reeds to a secret garden creates a sense of serenity and isolation. With views across wildflowers to the tranquil water beyond, Willow Pond Island will surround you and your guests with rugged natural beauty.

The intimate Island space can accommodate 150 guests, including the wedding party, in a formal or informal arrangement. It is beautiful from late May through mid October. No power supply is available.

In the event of bad weather, our Auditorium or Conservatory can be used as a backup ceremony location.


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