Rent Our Space

The Northland Arboretum is the ideal location for weddings, graduations, bridal and baby showers, family reunions, and business meetings in the Brainerd Lakes Area. From our stunning grounds to our comfortable meeting spaces, we look forward to hosting you.

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What Our Guests Say...

Fabulous place to have my son's high school graduation party!!! Very friendly staff! Wonderful employee, Kelly, exceeded my expectations! Excellent Welcome Desk employee, Katie, was very helpful too! Breathtaking scenery and hiking trails! Plenty of air conditioned space for guests, pictures, awards, and food! A beautiful kitchen area! Tables and chairs provided! Awesome outside space with picnic tables for guests to eat and play lawn games! Great venue for a grad party! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!😀🎓🎉

-Michele A

Weddings and Reception Rental

The Northland Arboretum, located in the heart of Brainerd and Baxter, was founded with the closure of the Brainerd landfill in 1972.  The 400+ acre green space is a member supported non-profit that focuses on education, recreation and conservation.  This unique property has beautiful gardens tucked beneath mature trees that make it a glorious place to have an outdoor wedding.

The Visitor Center has two levels, each with their own kitchenette, to host celebrations.  The upper level room looks out onto a gorgeous deck and boasts high timber framed ceilings.  The lower level decor has recently been updated and spills out into a downstairs pavilion area.

No matter what the season, the Northland Arboretum is perfect place to host your party or wedding. Call us to secure your date!

 

Grounds Wedding & Entire Building

Friday 5:00pm-11:30; Saturday 10:00am-11:30pm*

Choose from either the Holden Gazebo, Garden Gazebo, or Prairie Gazebo. Includes access to Upper Deck, Lower Level, and Fireside Room of the Visitor Center.

Cost: $2,000 for Arboretum Members; $2,100 for non-members

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Grounds Wedding & Half Building

Friday 5:00pm-11:30; Saturday or Sunday-10:00am-11:30pm*

Choose from either the Holden Gazebo, Garden Gazebo, or Prairie Gazebo. Includes access to the Fireside Room or Lower Level.

Cost: $1,500 for Arboretum Members; $1,600 for non-members

*Image from Studio North Photography

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Entire Building Rental

Friday 5:00pm-11:30; Saturday 10:00am-11:30pm*

Includes access to the Upper Deck, Lower Level, and Fireside Room of the Visitor Center

Cost: $1,700 for Arboretum Members; $1,800 for non-members

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Half Building Rental

Friday 5:00pm-11:30pm; Saturday or Sunday 10:00am-11:30pm*

Includes access to the Lower Level or Fireside Room only

Cost: $1,200 for Arboretum Members; $1,300 for non-members

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Grounds Only Wedding

Contact Us for Times and Availability

Choose from either the Holden Gazebo, Garden Gazebo, or Prairie Gazebo.

Cost: $500 for Arboretum Members; $600 for non-members

*Image from Advent Imaging

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Graduations, Showers, Parties

Non-Weddings

Reservations may be made 6 months in advance for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, June - September. If earlier reservations desired, wedding rates are in effect.

Entire Building Rental: Half Day

Half day is 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. or 5:30 P.M. - 11:30 P.M.

Includes access to Upper Deck, Lower Level, and Fireside Room of the Visitor Center.

Cost: $350 for Arboretum Members; $400 for non-members

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Half Building Rental - Full Day

10:00A.M. to 11:30 P.M.

Includes access to the Fireside Room or Lower Level.

Cost: $300 for Arboretum Members; $350 for non-members

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Half Building Rental - Half Day

Half day is 10:00A.M. – 4:00 P.M. or 5:30 P.M. - 11:30 P.M.

Includes access to the Lower Level or Fireside Room only

Cost: $225 for Arboretum Members; $275 for non-members

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Grounds Only Party - Half Day

Contact Us for Times and Availability

Choose from either the Holden Gazebo, Garden Gazebo, or Prairie Gazebo.

Cost: $150 for Arboretum Members; $200 for non-members

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Extra Services Available

  • Friday, Saturday, or Sunday - early in for decorating: Members $150; Non-Members $175

  • Set up chairs & tables: Members $100; Non-Members $125

  • Cocktail tables - Number of tables (12 available tables): Members $10/table; Non-Members $12/table

  • Wireless microphone: Members $50; Non-Members $75

  • Green metal arbor: Members $25; Non-Members $30

  • Bar (no outside bars allowed to be brought in): Members $100; Non-Members $125

  • Podium or white board: Members $25; Non-Members $30

  • Tulle and gauze fabric – (fabric can not be cut): Members $25; Non-Members $30

  • Golf cart (must be 21 to drive and leave copy of driver’s license): Members $100; Non-Members $125

  • Road sign rental (2 days prior to event if available): $75

  • Clean up after event: Members $375; Non-Members $425

  • Security Charge: These charge occur on any rental after 4:30 on weekdays and after 4:00 on weekends: $30/hour for Members and Non-Members

 

General Reservations for Business Meetings

Reservations may be made 6 months in advance for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, June - September. If earlier reservations desired, wedding rates are in effect. 

A damage deposit of $100 is required. Please ask about our special rates for non-profits.

Upper Level Fireside Room

Seating Capacity

School Room: 48 (12 8" tables seated on one side)

Banquet: 64 (8 8' tables)

Theater: 120 (10 rows of 12)

Square: Up to 40 (10 8' tables)

Room measurements: 32x36

Adjoining kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker & airpots

Adjoining deck with picnic tables

Includes gas fireplace, projector, projection screen on wall, vcr/dvd/audio, computer hook-up availble for Powerpoint ot video projection, wireless internet, 6' and 8' rectangle tables available, 60" round tables available, chairs

Cost:

Full Day: $150 for Members; $175 for non-members

Half-Day (Less than 5 hours): $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

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Upper Level Boardroom

Seating Capacity: 8-10 at boardroom table

Includes private meeting room, dry erase board, wireless internet, boardroom table and chairs

Cost:

Full Day: $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

Half-Day (Less than 5 hours): $75 for Members; $100 for non-members

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Lower Level Meeting Room

Seating Capacity

School Room: 132 facing the screen

Banquet: Up to 177

Theater: 275

Room measurements: 40x52

Adjoining kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker & airpots

Adjoining patio with picnic tables

Includes projector, pull down projector screen, dance floor, wireless internet, 6' and 8' rectangle tables available, 60" round tables available, chairs

Cost:

Full Day: $150 for Members; $175 for non-members

Half-Day (Less than 5 hours): $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

 

Extra Services for Meetings Only

  • Set up chairs and tables – Upper Level- $50; Lower Level-$75

  • Wireless microphone: Non-profits $50; For profits $75

  • Coffee or tea service: $15

  • Conference Phone: Non-profits $25; For profits $50

  • Podium or white board: Non-profits $15; For profits $20

  • Clean up after event, including tables/chairs/garbage: Upper Level- $125; Lower Level-$150

 

General Information for All Spaces

  • If reservation is after 4:00 p.m. or a weekend - there is no staff onsite (security on various weeknights)

  • A walkthrough is necessary for open & close procedures-including key lockbox steps

  • Renters may bring in their own food or use a caterer of their choice

  • Liquor is allowed only through a caterer with proof of MN liquor license permit and certificate of liability insurance

  • Payment is due on day of rental - if necessary, we can invoice with payment due 10 days of invoice date