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Graham Visitor Center at the Washington Park Arboretum

Visualize your wedding at the Arboretum

The Graham Visitors Center, which is located at the north end of the Arboretum, not only serves to welcome the public, but also offers rental space that is available for meetings, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, memorials, retreats, parties and other social gatherings. Nestled within 230 acres of beautifully maintained collections and in close proximity to downtown Seattle and the University of Washington, the Graham Visitors Center is an ideal venue for any type of event.

Graham Visitor Center at WPA photo

Reservation Process

  1. Call or email the Rental Program Office to inquire about date availability: 206-221-2500 or uwbgfac@uw.edu.
  2. Once your reservation is approved, you will receive a written confirmation/invoice of your reservation. We must receive the 25% partial payment deposit 14 days after your confirmation/invoice is sent to continue reserving your space.
  3. The remainder of your quoted rental fee and damage deposit is due 14 days prior to the beginning of your reserved date.
  4. In the case of last minute reservations (30 days or less, if space is available), full payment is due at time of booking.

At any time during the reservation process, please feel free to call or email us should you have any questions.

Forms & Additional Rental Information

Please contact the UWBG Rental Program Office at 206-221–2500 for reservation information. To schedule a tour of rental spaces at the Graham Visitors Center, please call 206-616-3994.   

Facilities & Services

There are several spaces available for rent at the Graham Visitors Center:

Wisteria Hall can accommodate up to 80 guests seated and up to 95 guests for a reception style event. Capacity is significantly increased with rental of the adjacent patio. Combined, Wisteria Hall and Patio can accommodate up to 150 guests seated and by itself, the Patio can accommodate about 90 guests for a ceremony. The Patio is uncovered, but the space can be tented (tents not provided by venue).

Wisteria Hall

photo of GVC Large Conference Room, WPA GVC photo

Large Meeting Room plan(click to see larger image)

Patio (click to see larger image)

patio photo patio photo Patio plan
west patio photo   west patio schematic

West Greenhouse

greenhouse photo photo  

Rental of Wisteria Hall includes:

Please inquire about audio visual items available for rent.

The Boardroom can accommodate up to 10 guests seated around the conference table.  This space is ideal for small meetings or it can be rented with Wisteria Hall to provide additional private space (e.g., as a changing room for a wedding).

photoSmall Meeting Room plan


Usage Restrictions

GVC East Entry Patio

Available for Additional Charge:

Audio Visual and Wi-Fi must be requested before your event begins.  Please request these items on the Room Reservation Request form when reserving space. Wi-Fi is free and available upon request at CUH and GVC.

Cancellation policy

Rental Information for the Center for Urban Horticulture

Last modified:
Thursday, 16-Jul-2015 11:46:40 PDT