The 17 acre garden estate of Schedel Arboretum & Gardens is the perfect location for a dream outdoor wedding. There are six beautifully landscaped and versatile spaces located in either the Traditional Garden or the Japanese Garden areas. Outdoor ceremonies may be held any day of the week May- October (other months may be available upon request). Ceremony size may range up to 300 guests.
Traditional wedding area A large clearing nestled in the lower level of the gardens can accommodate seating for up to 300 guests. The gardens and lakes on the lower level create a gorgeous backdrop. The stroll from the upper level and through the Japanese garden to the congregation seating area is not only a beautiful journey, but a calming experience for guests in preparation for the solemn occasion. Golf cart service is available for guests requiring assistance.
Japanese Garden The Japanese Garden can accommodate congregation seating for up to 150. The lush greens, reflecting pool, and splashes of color in the area provide a serene and peaceful backdrop. The water features — the sound of which, in Japanese culture, signifies the mystic passage of time — and statuary add peace and beauty sure to create lasting special memories.
All ceremony rentals include: white, chapel style wooden chairs and set up for up to 150 guests (additional chairs on rental basis), a changing area for the bride and her maids, a one hour rehearsal the day prior to the ceremony, and photography time following the ceremony. Standard 110 volt electric is available at all ceremony sites.
To arrange a tour of the gardens please call 419-862-3182 x 117 or use our web contact form.