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Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremonies at Yew Dell

This package includes rental of the Castle and Cabin for the couple to get dressed, and choice of Event Lawn, Walled Garden, or Gheens Barn for your ceremony. You’ll have four hours to get dressed, take photos, and hold your ceremony.
Pricing ranges from $1,000-$2,000, depending on day and time, plus $500 damage deposit and 6% sales tax.

Get ready in style...

Garden Cottage

The Garden Cottage overlooks the pollinator meadow and woodlands beyond, it provides a dressing area in close proximity to most of Yew Dell’s event facilities. The main floor includes a full kitchen and bathroom, common living room, and two additional rooms.

Log Cabin

Size: 24′ x 16′
Capacity: 15 guests

This rustic 1840s cabin serves as an additional dressing area. It has a restroom and is heated and air-conditioned.

Choose your ceremony location

Walled
Garden

Size: 80′ x 100′
Capacity with cathedral seating: 40 Guests

The Walled Garden is an intimate space that is ideal for small ceremonies. It is also a beautiful place for first-look photos and family portraits. 

The Walled Garden is unavailable for rental in 2024.

Tents may not be used in the Walled Garden.

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Event
Lawn

Size: 80′ x 100′
Capacity with cathedral seating: 300 Guests

The Holly Allée, an iconic row of holly trees, guides you and your guests to this serene area which provides a memorable garden setting for a beautiful wedding ceremony.

Tents may not be used in the Event Lawn.

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Gheens
Barn

Size: 30′ x 50′
Capacity with tables: 75 Guests
Capacity with cathedral seating: 120 Guests

The Barn originally served two purposes: the upper level was used for hay storage and the lower level had stalls for livestock. The barn was strategically built into the hillside so that both levels could be accessed from the ground level. ​The barn can be used for a ceremony, reception dinner, or part of cocktail hour. It is heated and air-conditioned.

Wedding Ceremony-only Notes

  • Ceremonies are available at Yew Dell, during our wedding season, May-October.
  • If you are interested in hosting your ceremony and reception at Yew Dell, please visit our Weddings page for details.
  • Ceremony-only rentals can be hosted on any day of the week, subject to availability. Please use the form below to inquire about pricing.
  • The damage deposit is refundable in part or in full after the wedding if no damage occurs during the event. Repair costs for any damage will be deducted from the damage deposit at Yew Dell’s discretion.

Elopement Package

With more than 60 acres of natural beauty, our gardens and grounds provide a unique backdrop for your intimate ceremony. Our elopement package is available for twenty guests or fewer, including your photographer and minister, and allows for free admission and parking for everyone. This package is available Tuesday-Friday from 10 am – 4 pm, for 3 hours. You may choose any location in the gardens or grounds outside of any buildings, and it will be a standing only ceremony.
The Elopement Package is $500 plus 6% sales tax.

Testimonial

“We were very happy about our choice of Yew Dell Botanical Gardens for our wedding venue. The wedding went off without a hitch and everyone was very impressed with the beauty of the gardens over all and in particular our wedding spot. Thank you so much for making our day so special!” – Bell wedding, 2023

Contact Us

We’re thrilled that you are considering hosting your special event at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. If you are interested in learning more about the options Yew Dell has to offer, please complete the form below. A staff member will contact you in 3-5 business days.

For “Nature of Event”, please specify ceremony, wedding reception, both ceremony and reception, corporate meeting, cocktail reception or dinner, proposal, rehearsal dinner, elopement, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any day of the week, subject to availability. We will not host multiple ceremonies on the same day. 

Ceremonies with receptions are reserved for Saturdays only. Please visit our Weddings page for more information. 

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