Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation to support Hoyt Arboretum.

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Book an Event

Hoyt Arboretum offers a tranquil setting close to downtown Portland with four facilities available for rent. A covered picnic shelter, a secluded meadow, a peaceful deck and an indoor classroom provide unique options for weddings, family picnics, retreats or other events. Rental proceeds support Hoyt Arboretum's collection and programs.

Reservations are available through the Portland Parks & Recreation Customer Service Center and can be made:

In person at: 1134 SW Fifth Ave., Portland, OR 97204

Or by phone at: 503.823.2525

Reserve online at portlandparks.org

Reservations for weddings are accepted beginning the first working day after New Year’s Day (Tuesday, January 3, 2017). Picnics and other events can be scheduled beginning Monday, February 13, 2017. Payment is accepted in cash, check or credit card. For more information about reservations, visit www.portlandparks.org.

Stevens Pavilion Picnic Shelter

Surrounded by Douglas firs, the covered picnic shelter is within walking distance of the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center where restrooms and a bus stop are located.

Wedding Meadow

This rustic, wooded glen is located 1/3-mile from the Visitor Center and main roads and offers the feel of wilderness without leaving the city.

Redwood Deck

Nestled amongst redwoods and sequoias, this natural wood deck offers a serene getaway for intimate gatherings. 

Bill deWeese Classroom

Located in the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center this pleasant room is ideal for meetings, retreats and small events. Large windows look out upon colorful plantings and distant evergreens. 

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact:

Portland Parks & Recreation Customer Service
1134 SW Fifth Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503.823.2525
Hours: 8am – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday

Green Weddings

If you are interested in having your wedding in a lovely outdoor setting like the Hoyt Arboretum, you may be interested in ideas for a "green" wedding -- in other words, an event that doesn't come at the expense of the environment.  

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