Special Occasions


Special Occasions at Holden Forests and Gardens. These are elegant baby showers and wedding showers adorned in florals at Holden Arboretum


The Holden Arboretum is a stunning and dramatic backdrop for any social occasion.  We collaborate with you to create your ideal event, whether it’s for 20 or 200, we strive to create all that you envision.

  • Anniversary Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Baby Showers
  • Bridal Showers
  • Celebration of Life Memorials
  • Class Reunions
  • Family Picnics
  • Family Reunions
  • Graduation Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Relaxation Retreats
Venue Capacity Weekday
3 hours
3 hours
First Floor of Estate Cocktail/standing reception – 100 $600 $600
Arcade/Courtyard at
Lantern Court
Seated – 75
Cocktail/standing reception – 100
$400 $400
Thayer Center Seated – 48
Cocktail/standing reception – 80
$400 $500

Our preferred caterers are available to customize menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, event breaks and cocktail parties.

Tables and chairs are included in rental fee (indoor spaces only) and the space will be set by Arboretum staff to the agreed upon layout one hour prior to your event.  The Arboretum does not provide linens, plateware, glassware, flatware for events.

To arrange for a site tour or meet with Holden’s Facility Rental Manager, please contact Shannon Bradick at 440.602.3835 or sbradick@holdenarb.org.


Habitat for Humanity event hosted at Holden Arboretum
Shelter House
Corporate Event at Lantern Court at Holden Arboretum
Lantern Court
Private event hosted at Holden's Thayer room
Thayer Center