Cornell Botanic Gardens welcomes you to rent our spaces for your event. We offer several locations, both indoor and out, in beautiful settings for your wedding, workshop, baby shower, retreat, lecture, dinner, reception, class and memorial service.

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Nevin Welcome Center

This modern, beautiful, award-winning “green” building houses a welcoming lobby, unique gift shop, restrooms, and meeting spaces. Expansive windows flood the space with natural light and provide views of surrounding gardens.

Spaces in the Nevin Welcome Center

The lobby, conference room, and a larger meeting space are available for rent in the Nevin Welcome Center

Edward A. Ten-Eyck Room

Our “Ten-Eyck Room,” a large, carpeted meeting space.

Conference Room

This room has a conference table which can comfortably seat six to eight people.


The airy, two-story open lobby may be rented as a reception area.

F. R. Newman Arboretum

Our beautiful F. R. Newman Arboretum has a dedicated tent site next to Houston Pond with a picturesque wooden bridge pergola. It is ideal for weddings, luncheons, reunions and gatherings for up to 200 people.

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Guy Nearing Summer House

This wonderful open-air pavilion, shaded by pines on Comstock Knoll, offers a view of Beebe Lake through the trees and can comfortably accommodate up to 40 to 50 people.

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