Private events at the Arboretum
Interested in using the Arboretum Homestead Grounds for an event? Our picnic area in the pecan grove (no covered shelter; no facilities for cooking) is always available during daylight hours to small families or groups of friends for impromptu gatherings. Should your group be larger than 10, please file an Activity Form at least 2 weeks in advance. Click the CTRL Key and this form Ches Arbor Activity Form.
If you’re planning an activity that is more than just a picnic, we ask that you contact one of our two PREFERRED EVENTS PLANNERS:
(phone: 757 650 2152)
— NEW SECOND PLANNER OPTION INFO COMING SOON —
Using the services of these two events planners, we are happy to rent the Homestead Grounds (NOT the trails system/natural area) for occasional private weddings (no more than 150 guests), corporate picnics or tented catered receptions, tea parties, birthday, retirement, etc. celebrations. Our events planners are happy to help you with the details and can provide you with fee quotes.
PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST FOUR WEEKS TO SCHEDULE A SPECIAL EVENT.