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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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 (PP&R) Customer Service Center. Make your reservation: 

  • In person at 111 SW Columbia St., Suite 660, Portland, OR 97201
  • By phone at 503.823.2525
  • Online at portlandparks.org

PP&R will once again be holding a lottery for 2019 wedding locations and dates. The lottery will open on Monday, November 19; the drawing will take place at 10am on Friday, December 14. You can participate in the lottery to try and secure your favorite location and date, or wait until after January 1, 2019 and place your reservation online. 

General permitting for weddings opens on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 and requests are accepted online, by phone, as well as in-person.

Permitting for picnics opens on Monday, February 11, 2019, including phone-in, walk-in, and online reservations.

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 among 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
111 SW Columbia St, Suite 660
Portland, OR 97201
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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