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The Morton Arboretum

Lisle , IL
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The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532 US (map)

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630-725-2190

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ABOUT US

Your Perfect Day, Naturally.
Pick a wedding location that shows off your natural beauty.

Imagine your wedding amidst flowering trees, beautiful gardens, stunning autumn... Read more
Your Perfect Day, Naturally.
Pick a wedding location that shows off your natural beauty.

Imagine your wedding amidst flowering trees, beautiful gardens, stunning autumn leaves, or pristine snow-covered lakes. Exchange vows in an intimate room of a former historic mansion. Or have an elegant large-scale reception in a panoramic lake view room; all situated on our 1,700 acre grounds. The Morton Arboretum is a stunning outdoor museum of trees with majestic trees, gardens, lakes, and natural landscapes, located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois. The Morton Arboretum specializes in elegant locations for outdoor ceremonies and catered indoor receptions--surrounded by breath-taking views of trees and nature. It is the perfect place to make lasting memories and capture magnificent wedding photos. When you select The Morton Arboretum as your dream wedding location, you are supporting the planting and conservation of trees. Read less
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Wedding:
10/31/2015
5.0/5.0
I booked with Dana in December for an October wedding and have been thrilled with everyone I have worked with. Dana went on maternity leave and I worked with Denise while she was out. Both women have been speedy with communicating and great assisting me with any questions I've had. I am extremely impressed with the teamwork they have shown and feel confident that I am in good hands with everyone I have worked with.
I booked with Dana in December for an October wedding and have been thrilled with everyone I have worked with. Dana went Read more...
I booked with Dana in December for an October wedding and have been thrilled with everyone I have worked with. Dana went on maternity leave and I worked with Denise while she was out. Both women have been speedy with communicating and great assisting me with any questions I've had. I am extremely impressed with the teamwork they have shown and feel confident that I am in good hands with everyone I have worked with. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Margaret was very helpful and responsive from the beginning. They entire place just made me feel comfortable and confident that I would have a very special wedding there! The catering company that they have in house is also demonstrating a lot of flexibility to help create my perfect menu!
Margaret was very helpful and responsive from the beginning. They entire place just made me feel comfortable and confident Read more...
Margaret was very helpful and responsive from the beginning. They entire place just made me feel comfortable and confident that I would have a very special wedding there! The catering company that they have in house is also demonstrating a lot of flexibility to help create my perfect menu! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.6/5.0
Beautiful location. The catering team was wonderful for the initial set up, however we did a brunch buffet a menu items that we had selected were not put out. We saw the venue coordinator once the entire day of the wedding. Set up and breakdown was 100% on us and the wedding party, no one from the Arboretum was available to assist. The location was worth it, but the help from the coordinator left something to be desired.
Beautiful location. The catering team was wonderful for the initial set up, however we did a brunch buffet a menu items Read more...
Beautiful location. The catering team was wonderful for the initial set up, however we did a brunch buffet a menu items that we had selected were not put out. We saw the venue coordinator once the entire day of the wedding. Set up and breakdown was 100% on us and the wedding party, no one from the Arboretum was available to assist. The location was worth it, but the help from the coordinator left something to be desired. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
This is a beautiful place, and Kim really seemed know what she was talking about in terms of what couples would be looking for in various venues and what would work best for us. My only complaint is that she can be difficult to get in touch with, but she will invariably be very helpful when you do finally reach her.
This is a beautiful place, and Kim really seemed know what she was talking about in terms of what couples would be looking Read more...
This is a beautiful place, and Kim really seemed know what she was talking about in terms of what couples would be looking for in various venues and what would work best for us. My only complaint is that she can be difficult to get in touch with, but she will invariably be very helpful when you do finally reach her. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
4/25/2015
4.5/5.0
Kim Wilson with the Arboretum was absolutely amazing!! Leading up to the week before my wedding, the weather was mid 60's and sunny. The week of my wedding, the weather changed. It was cold and raining. Kim was brain storming all week trying to figure out how we could still make our outdoor ceremony a reality. She initially gave us a lot of flexibility on start time in case there was a break in the weather, and then found a beautiful indoor space for us to use so we could stay dry and warm! It has floor to ceiling windows, so we were able to bring the natural beauty of the Arboretum indoors! Even with the weather shift, our ceremony was beyond beautiful and everything I could have asked for. Kim's attention to detail and concern for helping make our day perfect lifted the only weight off my shoulders that I had (the unfortunate weather) and allowed me to enjoy the 2 days before I said "I do" to the love of my life. The Morton Arboretum is absolutely beautiful, and I would highly recommend for any event you are looking to celebrate.
Kim Wilson with the Arboretum was absolutely amazing!! Leading up to the week before my wedding, the weather was mid 60's Read more...
Kim Wilson with the Arboretum was absolutely amazing!! Leading up to the week before my wedding, the weather was mid 60's and sunny. The week of my wedding, the weather changed. It was cold and raining. Kim was brain storming all week trying to figure out how we could still make our outdoor ceremony a reality. She initially gave us a lot of flexibility on start time in case there was a break in the weather, and then found a beautiful indoor space for us to use so we could stay dry and warm! It has floor to ceiling windows, so we were able to bring the natural beauty of the Arboretum indoors! Even with the weather shift, our ceremony was beyond beautiful and everything I could have asked for. Kim's attention to detail and concern for helping make our day perfect lifted the only weight off my shoulders that I had (the unfortunate weather) and allowed me to enjoy the 2 days before I said "I do" to the love of my life. The Morton Arboretum is absolutely beautiful, and I would highly recommend for any event you are looking to celebrate. Read less
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Kristopher
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
We had a short list of wedding location possibilities and our first visit was to the Morton Arboretum. We decided then and there that it was the perfect place to hold our ceremony and reception. They did a fantastic job with our wedding. Our ceremony was outdoors and it was beautiful. The reception was in the Ginkgo Room and it was breathtaking. Also, the service was fantastic. Our main contact, Denise Martinez, was with us every step of the way from our first visit to making sure we each got to taste the hors d'oeuvres on our big day, which we otherwise would have been too busy to try. The servers and bartender were great. The food was delicious. One of the words that people keep using to describe our wedding is "classy" and we believe that a big part of that is the location. Thank you for helping make our big day perfect!
We had a short list of wedding location possibilities and our first visit was to the Morton Arboretum. We decided then and Read more...
We had a short list of wedding location possibilities and our first visit was to the Morton Arboretum. We decided then and there that it was the perfect place to hold our ceremony and reception. They did a fantastic job with our wedding. Our ceremony was outdoors and it was beautiful. The reception was in the Ginkgo Room and it was breathtaking. Also, the service was fantastic. Our main contact, Denise Martinez, was with us every step of the way from our first visit to making sure we each got to taste the hors d'oeuvres on our big day, which we otherwise would have been too busy to try. The servers and bartender were great. The food was delicious. One of the words that people keep using to describe our wedding is "classy" and we believe that a big part of that is the location. Thank you for helping make our big day perfect! Read less
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Lucie
Wedding:
3/28/2015
3.6/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the Morton Arboretum. I would recommend them to host an event, but they are not quick to respond to emails, especially after they have your deposit. On the day of though, everything turned out beautiful, and everyone I worked with was onsite for at least the 1st half of the day, and they had staff there all night with us. Everyone was very professional and helpful on the day of, they just seem to have trouble responding to emails and calls, so you may need to take the initiative to send multiple emails until your questions gets answered.
We had our ceremony and reception at the Morton Arboretum. I would recommend them to host an event, but they are not quick Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at the Morton Arboretum. I would recommend them to host an event, but they are not quick to respond to emails, especially after they have your deposit. On the day of though, everything turned out beautiful, and everyone I worked with was onsite for at least the 1st half of the day, and they had staff there all night with us. Everyone was very professional and helpful on the day of, they just seem to have trouble responding to emails and calls, so you may need to take the initiative to send multiple emails until your questions gets answered. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Arboretum was wondeful. We had so many guests tell us that the food/catering was amazing and it was!!!!
Everyone at the Arboretum was wondeful. We had so many guests tell us that the food/catering was amazing and it was!!!!
Everyone at the Arboretum was wondeful. We had so many guests tell us that the food/catering was amazing and it was!!!! Read less
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BRYAN
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.4/5.0
The Arboretum was our dream wedding venue. We booked the Thornhill Educational Center, since it had the picturesque Founders Room and the beautiful Thornhill Lawn patio. And by booking it in September, and by having it as a daytime event, we were able to rent the space at an affordable rate.

We toured the facility under the guidance of Kim Wilson, who showed us around. We booked very soon after.

The time leading up to the event had many long, informal emails laying out the many last details, but everything came together as the date approached.

On the day of, all the tables and personnel were laid out perfectly. We only had to walk in and set up a few minor details, and we were good to go with our event. Everything else was taken care of.

I recommend this venue highly for all the beauty that it has to offer. I feel there really are few places that you will find that have that open, rustic, natural feel to them. You might have to take the initiative in communication to make sure everything is as ideal as you'd want, but it's well worth it. I also recommend renting the space for a daytime event. At night, you don't fully get to enjoy the arboretum for what it offers: the beautiful, scenic, open, outdoor setting.
The Arboretum was our dream wedding venue. We booked the Thornhill Educational Center, since it had the picturesque Read more...
The Arboretum was our dream wedding venue. We booked the Thornhill Educational Center, since it had the picturesque Founders Room and the beautiful Thornhill Lawn patio. And by booking it in September, and by having it as a daytime event, we were able to rent the space at an affordable rate.

We toured the facility under the guidance of Kim Wilson, who showed us around. We booked very soon after.

The time leading up to the event had many long, informal emails laying out the many last details, but everything came together as the date approached.

On the day of, all the tables and personnel were laid out perfectly. We only had to walk in and set up a few minor details, and we were good to go with our event. Everything else was taken care of.

I recommend this venue highly for all the beauty that it has to offer. I feel there really are few places that you will find that have that open, rustic, natural feel to them. You might have to take the initiative in communication to make sure everything is as ideal as you'd want, but it's well worth it. I also recommend renting the space for a daytime event. At night, you don't fully get to enjoy the arboretum for what it offers: the beautiful, scenic, open, outdoor setting. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
7/18/2014
3.6/5.0
For my wedding, I used the Hedge Garden for my ceremony and the Ginkgo room for my reception. I couldn't believe how beautiful my wedding day turned out and everyone had an amazing time. When you choose the Arboretum as your venue, they assign you a planner that helps you get everything ready for the big day. Then the day of your wedding, they help all the vendors get set up and once the reception starts they hand you off to the reception planner. The planning for the wedding was very easy. Our planner, Denise, went above and beyond to make sure we were on schedule with our plans. I thought everything would go smooth the day of the wedding, but I was wrong. At the rehearsal, we were told we had 15 minutes to run through everything. We were all standing around waiting for Denise to get things rolling. Our Priest asked that there be 4 chairs be placed by her so that me, my husband, MOH and best man have a place to sit. Denise was complaining about how they never do this and she made it seem like a big inconvenience. The day of my wedding went smooth until after the ceremony. I was told from day 1 that Denise would stay and get everyone into the reception by 7:30 so we could start on time. When the ceremony was done, she left. At 7:45, I sent out one of the groomsmen to get everyone into the Gingko room. By 8:00 we finally started introductions. Because Denise didn't do her job, our whole schedule was off by an hour and we were forced to pay our vendors more money to stay later than we expected. I was very impressed with how the Morton Arboretum looked the day of my wedding, but if you get assigned Denise, ask to switch planners because she will disappoint you in the end.
For my wedding, I used the Hedge Garden for my ceremony and the Ginkgo room for my reception. I couldn't believe how Read more...
For my wedding, I used the Hedge Garden for my ceremony and the Ginkgo room for my reception. I couldn't believe how beautiful my wedding day turned out and everyone had an amazing time. When you choose the Arboretum as your venue, they assign you a planner that helps you get everything ready for the big day. Then the day of your wedding, they help all the vendors get set up and once the reception starts they hand you off to the reception planner. The planning for the wedding was very easy. Our planner, Denise, went above and beyond to make sure we were on schedule with our plans. I thought everything would go smooth the day of the wedding, but I was wrong. At the rehearsal, we were told we had 15 minutes to run through everything. We were all standing around waiting for Denise to get things rolling. Our Priest asked that there be 4 chairs be placed by her so that me, my husband, MOH and best man have a place to sit. Denise was complaining about how they never do this and she made it seem like a big inconvenience. The day of my wedding went smooth until after the ceremony. I was told from day 1 that Denise would stay and get everyone into the reception by 7:30 so we could start on time. When the ceremony was done, she left. At 7:45, I sent out one of the groomsmen to get everyone into the Gingko room. By 8:00 we finally started introductions. Because Denise didn't do her job, our whole schedule was off by an hour and we were forced to pay our vendors more money to stay later than we expected. I was very impressed with how the Morton Arboretum looked the day of my wedding, but if you get assigned Denise, ask to switch planners because she will disappoint you in the end. Read less
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Free Admission on Day of Wedding
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All your guests receive free admission to The Morton Arboretum on your special day so your guests can explore our 1,700 acres grounds of majestic trees, gardens, lakes, and natural landscapes.
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Brides who choose to have their ceremony or reception at The Morton Arboretum during November-April can take advantage of competitive discounts
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