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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

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

  • Full-day (8am-9pm) $650 (May-October)
  • Full-day (8am-9pm) $300 (November-April)

Redwood Deck 

  • Full-day (8am-9pm) $250
  • Combined with Wedding Meadow Rental $500

Wedding Meadow

  • Full-day (8am-9pm) $300

Bill deWeese Classroom

  • Available weekends only (8am-9pm) $65/hour

Application Fees and Deposits

Application Fee (Non-Refundable)

  • Picnic/Meeting $25
  • Picnic/Meeting Special $50 (more than 15 days)
  • Picnic/Meeting Special $75 (15 days or less)
  • Wedding/Special Use $140 (more than 45 days)
  • Wedding/Special Use $280 (45 days or less)
  • Wedding/Special Use $420 (15 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.

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 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.