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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Wedding Meadow

wedmed.jpgHoyt Arboretum’s Wedding Meadow offers the feel of wilderness within an urban area and is available for full-day rental.

The Wedding Meadow is located off Hoyt Arboretum’s Spruce Trail, about 1/3 mile from the Visitor Center. This rustic wooded setting is away from the main roads, with no buildings or structures visible offering the feel of wilderness within an urban area.

  • Located off the Spruce Trail where it meets the Fir Trail, away from the main roads with no buildings or structures visible
  • Capacity for 100 people
  • Not ADA accessible but elderly and disabled persons may be driven to the site via the access road Bray Lane
  • Does not have electricity, water or bathroom facilities available

All Park rules and regulations apply to use of the Wedding Meadow.

Wedding Meadow Fees for 2018

Full-day only (8am-9pm): $275

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.

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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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.