110 acres of nature's beauty; the perfect backdrop for your celebration of love and commitment.

Weddingwire Couples Choice Awards 2015

Thank you for considering Dow Gardens to host your ceremony and congratulations! At Dow Gardens, colorful flowers, rippling water features, and mature trees combine with historical charm to create the perfect backdrop for your celebration of love and commitment. To request more information or to check availability please contact our Wedding Coordinator at 989.631.2677 or info@dowgardens.org.

Meet with a Representative

You are more than welcome to visit the garden any time during operating hours to view the wedding locations. We would love to discuss your plans! To ensure that someone is available to answer your questions, please call or email to make an appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: All private events including wedding ceremonies and elopements MUST take place within a pre-reserved time block.  For the courtesy of our guests, private events, not scheduled via our Wedding Coordinator (with complete payment), are not permitted on campus at any point during the year.  This rule applies to both Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest indoor and outdoor facilities.

Ceremony Locations

Peninsula

Surrounded by ponds and perennial blooms, the sweeping Peninsula lawn is the perfect setting to exchange vows. Your guests will enjoy a view of our historic stone and red bridges.  The Peninsula is available on Saturdays, May thru October, for afternoon and evening ceremonies. May thru September, ceremonies begin at 12PM and 4PM, October ceremonies begin at 12PM.  

Capacity 200 seated + standing room

Founders Circle

Experience your grand entrance as your guests await you in a beautiful grove of towering pines and rhododendrons.  The Founders Circle, at Pineside, is available on Saturdays, May through September, for ceremonies beginning at 2PM.

Capacity 100 seated + standing room

Frequently Asked Questions

Event Guidelines

Guidelines have been put in place to better serve you, the client, and for the protection of the Garden and its amenities. For detailed information, regarding event policies at Dow Gardens, feel free to visit our Event Guidelines page.

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Wedding Guest Information

Attending a wedding ceremony at Dow Gardens?
Please review this helpful information prior to your arrival.