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Weddings

Dear Friends of Matthaei-Nichols,
Thank you for your interest in Matthaei-Nichols. There is nothing we would like more than to meet with you in person and help you host your wedding at Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.
Many of you have had your wedding plans overshadowed by the uncertainties of the pandemic. We understand the challenges of planning your wedding in the midst of such uncertain circumstances.
We continue to track the latest news from The State of Michigan , MIOSHA, Washtenaw County Health Department, and 2020-21 Campus Maize and Blueprint
While we can’t predict what the restrictions on gatherings will be in the future, we’re here for you. We’d love to talk through your future options and next steps to see how we can make your future wedding dreams a reality when we can host in-person gatherings again in the future! 
Please contact our Rental Coordinator, Michele Walthall in regards to future dates. Feel free to visit our homepage for updated information What’s Happening at Matthaei

For your special day, plan a wedding made by nature. Set your wedding outdoors in one of our formal gardens or spaces, or indoors amid the lush tropical setting of the Conservatory. We offer seven distinct spaces, including a fragrant Herb Knot Garden, colorful Perennial Garden, the serene and intimate Willow Pond Island, or the summer-blooming Gateway Garden. See the chart below for more information on our rates and venues. All outdoor weddings include an indoor backup space in case of inclement weather.

Planning a reception? The auditorium at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is available. Rental fee is $1,000 (does not include catering). Email or call our wedding coordinator (mwalthal@umich.edu; 734.647.7808) or request wedding information and we’ll follow up with you shortly.

Reduced capacity notification: Indoor and outdoor rental capacities may be reduced because of COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact the rental coordinator for more information (mwalthal@umich.edu; 734.647.7808).

LocationSiteTypeCapacity
Gateway GardenMatthaei Botanical GardensOutdoor garden150
Perennial GardenMatthaei Botanical GardensOutdoor garden150
ConservatoryMatthaei Botanical GardensIndoor space100
Herb Knot GardenMatthaei Botanical GardensOutdoor garden100
Willow PondMatthaei Botanical GardensOutdoor space100
ArboretumNichols ArboretumOutdoor spaces100