As a Federal facility administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, events and commercial activities, including weddings and photography, are subject to authorities, rules and fees as per CFR 7 Part 500 Subpart A & B Guidelines for Use of Facilities.”

Weddings at the US National Arboretum are managed on our behalf by the Friends of the National Arboretum in conjunction with the MTG Hospitality. All weddings ceremonies and vow exchanges of any size require prior approval, fee payment and coordination through these entities. Pop up weddings are not permitted at any time. Any unauthorized ceremonies observed on the grounds will be stopped by security and parties will be subject to removal.

If you are interested in having your wedding at the US National Arboretum, please contact Natalie Thomas at

We look forward to working with you to plan your special day