Photo of a large room set with tables for special UW event.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all facility use is suspended until further notice. We are not accepting reservations for private events or weddings at this time. Photography permits are being issued. Please check back for updates. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. COVID-19 updates»

Room Rentals

The Visitor Center auditorium and classroom may be rented for university, nonprofit, and business events. See the Room Rentals page for guidelines and fees.


Do you dream of a gorgeous location for a wedding, commitment, or vow renewal ceremony? The Arboretum could be your special place. (Sorry, no receptions.) We invite inquiries from couples who would like a unique, ecologically sensitive ceremony. Please see our Weddings page for more information.

Athletic Events

Arboretum Drive may be used for running, cycling, and walking events—however, all events must be permitted and adhere to our guidelines. See the Athletic Events page for more information.

Photography Policy

The Arboretum is a popular, much-loved landscape for photographers. Photography for personal non-commercial use is allowed without a permit.

Amateur and professional photographers taking posed or formal pictures (for example engagement, wedding, senior year, family) must obtain a permit. Stock and commercial photography and videography requires advance arrangements with the university. All photographers and clients must follow Visitor Etiquette. Go to the Photography Policy page for information and to purchase a permit online.