Fernwood Botanical Garden 13988 Range Line Road • Niles • MI 49120


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • You'll find over 100 acres of natural beauty at this southwestern Michigan treasure, and so many incredible photo opportunities, including a romantic footbridge, working waterwheel, miniature railway, and Japanese garden.
  • They're outfitted for weddings both large and small, whether it's a grand affair on The Green, with its stunning stone dovecote and lawn flanked by herb gardens, or an intimate elopement with just you and your love in a secluded woodland clearing.
  • Your rental helps support the Garden in its ongoing efforts to provide a safe and educational place to explore the outdoors, and to protect and shelter some of the area's most fragile ecosystems.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,600–6,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
  • Reception fees include:

    • Facility access between 2pm and 9pm, plus setup time starting at 10am
    • Free admission to the garden for all guests
    • Ample parking, tables & chairs, on-site electricity, setup & teardown, and assistance from Fernwood Special Events staff
    • Photography access to the grounds from 10am–8pm

    Outdoor venues require the rental of a tent (additional cost).

Ceremony Fee
  • $800–1,450/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
  • Ceremony fees include:

    • 4-hour facility access between 10am and 5pm
    • Free admission to the garden for all guests
    • 2-hour rehearsal the day before the wedding
    • Use of a dressing room
    • Indoor ceremony venue in case of inclement weather
    • Photography access to the grounds during operational hours on the day of the wedding
    • Ample parking, on-site electricity, setup & teardown, and assistance from Fernwood Special Events staff
Additional Info
  • Photoshoot and proposal packages also available.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 450
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250 1000
Reception Seated 150 450
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties

Essential Info


$ • $$

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am - 9 pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Community Center / Civic Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Garden
  • Park

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic


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