Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest 450 West 100 North • Valparaiso • Indiana 46385


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Home to woodlands, prairies, and wetlands, the arboretum offers exceptional natural settings and a variety of spaces for an unforgettable outdoor wedding.
  • A lovely path for your ceremony procession leads to the artfully constructed Meyer Pavilion. Or, exchange vows in the serene Bapst Rose Garden with its marble courtyard, a stunning backdrop for your private celebration.
  • The Depot Visitor Center is ideal for an intimate reception—a charming indoor facility that has the feel of an old railroad depot.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $250–2,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 100 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 100 250
Reception Seated 70 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 70.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


$ • $$



All food and beverages must be provided by a licensed caterer.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • College Campus / School
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Other View
  • Panoramic


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