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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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All Rental Fees for 2019

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 Tuesday, February 19, 2019, including phone-in, walk-in, and online reservations.

Stevens Pavilion Picnic Shelter

  • Full-day (8am-9pm) $595.75 (May-October)
  • Full-day (8am-9pm) $297.75 (November-April)

Redwood Deck 

  • Full-day (8am-9pm) $222.75
  • Combined with Wedding Meadow Rental $404.00

Wedding Meadow

  • Full-day (8am-9pm) $285.00

Bill deWeese Classroom

  • Available weekends only (8am-9pm) $69.50/hour

Application Fees and Deposits

Application Fee (Non-Refundable)

  • Picnic/Meeting $25.00
  • Picnic/Meeting Special $50.00 (more than 15 days)
  • Picnic/Meeting Special $75.00 (15 days or less)
  • Wedding/Special Use $121.25 (more than 45 days)
  • Wedding/Special Use $182.00 (45 days or less)
  • Wedding/Special Use $242.50 (15 days or less)
  • Vehicle Access $67.25

Deposit (Refundable)

  • Security Deposit $250.00
  • Key Deposit (if needed) $100.00

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

How to make a Reservation

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

In person at: 111 SW Columbia St., Suite 660

Or by phone at: 503.823.2525

Online at

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 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.