Wedding Celebrations, Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions
Dreaming of the perfect place for your special day?
Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is an ideal location for your outdoor ceremony and outdoor/indoor reception. Our gorgeous prairie landscape provides multiple locations for wedding ceremonies, and beautiful backdrops for wedding photos. Our two rental facilities provide beautiful spaces for a reception or indoor ceremony at competitive rates.
Favorite areas in the gardens for weddings are the willow tree, the amphitheater and the buffalo grass meadow surrounded by wildflowers. The tapestry of flowers and grasses changes with each season offering its paletter of texture and colors. In the spring, the purple spiderwort, white and pink penstemon, and yelllow Missouri evening primrose are the centerpieces of the garden. In summer, the array of wildflowers runs the gamut of the color wheel; in fall the bronze and amber grasses intermingle with the purple asters and goldenrod. Winter presents nature's architure outlined by frost, white against the gray- browns of seedheads and branches.
An arbor placed beside the lake, lights outlining the path to the willow, a sign pointing the way to the amphitheater, small touches are all that is needed to use nature's beauty for your special day. Past weddings have included chamber music, a Civil War reenactment, a ceremony on horseback, the bride in vintage car - each event tailored to the personalities of the bride and groom.
For the small wedding:
$250 provides use of our outdoor spaces for up to 3 hours and up to 40 guests. Ceremony only.
For Visitor Center and outdoor spaces:
$600 provides 24-hour use of our Visitor Center and outdoor spaces for ceremony and/or reception. Includes kitchen, Education Room (holds up to 100 people in chairs or 75 at tables and chairs), Library for bridal preparation, and restrooms. Large screen and public announcement system also included.
For Prairie Pavilion and outdoor spaces:
$700 provides 24-hour use of our Prairie Pavilion and outdoor spaces for ceremony and/or reception. Includes gorgeous new banquet hall (holds up to 250 people in chairs or 175 at tables and chairs), covered patio, entryway, small preparation room and restrooms. Large screen and public announcement system included. Access to kitchen NOT included, but may be added if available for an additional charge.
For both buildings and outdoor spaces:
$1,200 provides 24-hour use of both of our buildings and outdoor spaces. Recommended for large weddings with around 150-200 guests.
Attached is a list of our policies. We suggest you read through these and contact us if you have questions. One common question is "Can we have candles inside or outside?" Inside "yes, in containers." Outside, we look at the weather conditions and monitor those along with you. Whenever possible, we want you to have your wishes come true!
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