Rent the Gardens for a Wedding or Private Event

Update on weddings at the Gardens

We are happy to announce that we are booking weddings and events in the Gardens for 2023! There are several dates remaining for 2021 and 2022.  Check our availability here.

Below are the current guidelines for events at the Gardens from the University (these restrictions are subject to change as the pandemic progresses and recedes).  

For all events

  • Guest count no more than 300
  • Masks can be removed outdoors for groups of 100 or less. Masks are required to be worn by groups larger than 100 at all times while indoors except while eating, drinking or applying makeup.
  • Seating with tables of no more than 6
  • Foodservice must be one of the following
    • served buffet with one table released at a time
    • Plated meals
  • Beverages must be served at tables (no gathering in line at a bar)
  • Dancing is not allowed on a dance floor by guests
  • If a guest book will be used, hand sanitizer must be provided near the book
  • Seating charts rather than seating cards must be used to eliminate the need for guests to handle
  • All tents can have no more than two sides to be considered an outdoor space

In addition to the above,

Feel free to reach out to us if you have specific questions about your rental at gardens@msu.edu. If you would like to schedule an on-site tour, you can select a day and time that works best for you here

 

 

A couple getting married at the MSU GardensNestled within the campus of Michigan State University is a garden wonderland where inspiration awaits you! 

The Horticulture Gardens of MSU offer a unique, beautiful location for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. In fact, they are recognized as one of the most charming and romantic locations in Lansing! The Horticulture Gardens is also a great location to host your next baby shower, bridal shower, graduation party, banquet, or other event. The possibilities are limitless!

Set amongst thousands of blooming flowers, you will find several picturesque locations designed specifically to host your wedding or other event. To view these locations, click on the album links below   

Getting Started with a New Event

For complete details on services, options, pricing and more visit:

For photos of our event venues, visit our North Garden and South Garden pictorial or our Facebook page.

If you are interested in booking a wedding or an event at the Gardens, we highly recommend taking a complimentary private tour first. Simply choose a day and time that works best for you here.

From there, let our experienced staff assist in planning your event -- from tents, tables, and chairs -- to lighting. We can recommend many local companies to complete your planning needs.

For additional planning information, contact:

Amy McCausey
Wedding & Event Coordinator
517-353-0443
gardens@msu.edu

Already Have a Booked Event and Need to Make a Payment?

 Visit our secure MSU Horticulture Garden's Events Cashnet store to make a payment.  You'll need a valid credit card, event date, and payment amount (from your contract) to finalize the transaction.  

''Visit us on Facebook for photos and other information!

 

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