Micro Weddings & Celebrations

We are currently booking small, outdoor, standing ceremonies (engagements, weddings, vow-renewals, elopements, etc.) in four different locations throughout gardens. We are unable to accommodate receptions of any size.

To book an outdoor celebration, please contact webinfo@jenkinsarboretum.org to discuss the details of your event.

Capacity: 20 people 

Booking Includes:
One-year membership to Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
“Congrats!” gift package with bottle of wine
Use of one location within Arboretum for 1.5 hours for a maximum of 20 guests
Use of public restrooms in John J. Willaman Education Center 
Recommendations for nearby reception locations 

Restrictions:
Package DOES NOT include transportation within garden, additional seating, canopies, officiant, catering, or decorations. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as you and your party must walk to the location. Decorations (other than hand-held objects such as bouquets), throwing rice/flowers/birdseed/confetti, outside catering, candles or open flames, and props or furniture are prohibited. This is a ceremony-only package; we are unable to accommodate receptions.  

COVID-19 Guidelines:
Masks are required when you are unable to maintain six feet of distance between you and other people not from your group. Please follow directional signage and be mindful of other visitors passing through the area. Outside of your designated celebration location, please keep strolling and avoid congregating.

Locations:
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is a beautiful and restful small public garden set in a naturalistic forest garden. Narrow paved trails wind along the hillsides of garden collections with a decent to the pond. We provide four beautiful locations within the gardens for your event. Please keep in mind that Jenkins is open to the public and wedding bookings do not guarantee exclusive use of the entire Arboretum. Similarly, Jenkins is in a residential area and there may be noise from neighbors or nearby roads. 

Tree Canopy Deck – The Tree Canopy Deck is at the top of the hill overlooking the Arboretum’s native woodland. This location is a short, flat walk from the parking lot/public restrooms, and has a canopy in event of inclement weather. Existing garden benches are available for limited seating. This is a private space that can be reserved from public access.

Explorer Garden – The Explorer Garden is a natural, woodland chapel with a high canopy of trees surrounded by dense rhododendrons. This location is a short, flat walk from the parking lot/public restrooms. Existing garden benches are available for limited seating. There is no covering in event of inclement weather. This is a private space that can be reserved from public access.

Jenkins House – This beautifully restored historic stone home has been the setting for many weddings over the decades and boasts an amazing view of Valley Forge Park. It is a 5-8 minute walk down a hill from the parking lot/public restrooms, and has a covered patio in case of inclement weather. There is no seating available at this location. This is a private space that can be reserved from public access.

Pond – The Pond has been the crown jewel of the gardens since its founding, with colorful wildflowers and a naturally open amphitheater overlooking the water. The Pond is an 8-10 minute walk down the hill from the parking lot/public restrooms. There is no seating at this location and no covering in case of inclement weather. This is an open space in a lawn area just off the paved trail.


To book an outdoor celebration, please contact webinfo@jenkinsarboretum.org to discuss the details of your event.