Mat Sinclair gives a talk inside the Bill DeWeese classroom at Hoyt Arboretum

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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Bill deWeese Classroom

classroom.jpgLocated in the Visitor Center, this space offers an exceptionally pleasant setting for meetings, retreats and small events. It also houses the Hoyt Arboretum library and is available for rent by the hour.

  • Windows look out on colorful landscape plantings and distant conifers
  • Capacity for 40 people seated lecture-style or smaller numbers at tables
  • Equipped with wireless Internet access, whiteboard, overhead projector and large mechanized projection screen
  • No cooking or refrigeration facilities available but outside food and catering is permitted

Rental Fees for 2018

Rental during Visitor Center hours:  
• Regular $65/hr  
• Non-profit $42/hr  

Rental outside Visitor Center hours:  
• Regular $/hr  
• Non-profit $57/hr

Visitor Center Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm (depending on volunteer availability)

Application Fee (Non-refundable)

  • Picnics/Meetings $22
  • Weddings/Special Use $110 ($220 if applying 10 business days or less)

Deposit (Refundable)

  • Security Deposit $125
  • Key Deposit (if needed) $100

Rental and application fees for Hoyt Arboretum facilities are subject to change.

Reservations are available through the Portland Parks & Recreation Customer Service Center. Make your reservation: 

  • In person at 1134 SW Fifth Ave., Portland, OR 97204
  • By phone at 503.823.2525
  • Online at portlandparks.org

2018 Wedding Reservation Request Lottery is open from Monday, November 13, at 8:00 AM to Thursday, December 14, at 5:00 PM. The lottery drawing will be held on Friday, December 15, at 10:00 AM. Wedding reservation requests will be processed immediately following the drawing. Learn more here

General permitting for weddings opens on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM and requests are accepted online, by phone, as well as in-person.

Permitting for picnics opens on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM, including phone-in, walk-in, and online reservations.

Rental Venues inside the Arboretum

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 the 75-mile drive.  

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.