Outdoor Weddings

Cox Arboretum MetroPark is an ideal location for outdoor weddings. The Arbor at the Allée and the Edible Landscape Garden provide beautiful scenic backdrops for your special day. These areas are available for two-hour blocks and include one additional hour of rehearsal time.

Due to the constantly changing landscape, we strongly recommend that you visit the Arboretum during the season that you plan to hold your event.


The Allée

The perfect outdoor venue for your special day with two double rows of Kousa Dogwoods creating a natural aisle that is anchored on its northern end by an elegant Arbor. Arranged in staggered rows the trees create a sense of seclusion. The Allée can accommodate up to 200 guests.

The Allée and Arbor provide natural beauty through the seasons. In the spring, the Kousa Dogwood trees explode with blooms, creating an airy, romantic feel.





Edible Landscape Garden

The Edible Landscape Garden showcases a diverse planting of ornamental vegetables, herbs, and flowers that are arranged in a magnificent circular design surrounding a large lawn. The garden features a stone pavilion that is perfect for intimate gatherings. The space includes six wooden benches that can seat up to 24 people. The pavilion and lawn together can accommodate up to 200 guests.






The Great Lawn


Located behind the Zorniger Education Center featuring a breathtaking view of the Arboretum grounds. Includes a tent that can be set with either rows of chairs or tables and chairs.  The Great Lawn can accommodate up to 300 guests.






For pricing and to learn more about our outdoor wedding options or to schedule your event, please contact the Events Coordinator at (937) 278-2657 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..