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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Redwood Deck

redwood-deck-from-above.jpgNestled amongst redwoods and sequoias, this natural wood deck offers a serene getaway for intimate gatherings and is available for full-day rental.
  • Located off the Wildwood Trail, about 1/3 mile from the Visitor Center
  • Capacity for 50 people standing or 25 people seated
  • Three permanently affixed benches
  • Made of natural wood (nothing may be attached to the deck by staples or any other fastener; no cooking is permitted)
  • Does not have electricity, water or bathroom facilities available

Rental Fees for 2018

Full-day only (8am-9pm): 
• Weddings $215
• Weddings with Meadow rental $390

Application Fee (Non-refundable)

  • Picnics/Meetings $23
  • Weddings/Special Use $117 ($234 if applying 10 business days or less)

Deposit (Refundable)

  • Security Deposit $250
  • 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 111 SW Columbia St, Suite 660
  • By phone at 503.823.2525
  • Online at portlandparks.org

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.