Located near downtown Augusta, Viles Arboretum is the perfect location for your special day, featuring indoor and outdoor spaces for any wedding format at competitive pricing. We are a DIY wedding facility, not a full service wedding venue. Inquiries can be directed to email@example.com or (207)626-7989, or by using the contact form at the bottom of this webpage. Please note, some of the photos featured on this webpage were not taken here at the Arboretum.
Viles Arboretum features dozens of gardens, fields, woodlands, and over 20 botanical collections for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception. We can host any number of people you wish to invite to this special day, and we feature several locations for your tent set-up.
The ceremony and reception spaces listed below are our recommendations, but we highly encourage couples to set-up a tour so we can customize your special day to meet your needs.
Standing or seated, these outdoor spaces can accommodate 15-150 people depending on location. Most locations are a short walk from parking, bathrooms, and our reception spaces.
Just a short walk from Viles Pond, the rock garden is for those seeking a quiet and pleasing landscape of woody plants and flowers set within a birch stand. $250.00
Featuring unique apple varieties from around New England, this space is perfect for a springtime ceremony set within a blanket of stunning fragrant flowers. $250.00
Overlooking a fantastic piece of stone art, the rock wall abuts a large, flat, section of protruding bedrock featuring granite benching and, depending on the time of year, day lilies! $250.00
Native perennial flowers, trees, and woodland shrubs adorn our newest collection, which is designed to demonstrate permaculture. Oh...and it has a willow tunnel! Perfect for the bridal procession! $250.00
A vast stand of tall and looming ash trees provides the perfect shady cover for a hot summer day. This collection abuts a grassy field teeming with wildlife. $250.00
One of our most popular collections for events, this space is preferred for it's proximity to the Visitor Center/parking and its flat, grassy terrain. $250.00
Set-up an event tent for dinner, cocktail hour, or late night dancing.
Set deep within the Arboretum in front of the historic Governors Grove, this field abuts a collection of Eastern White Pines planted for each of Maine's Governors. Bring generators and bathrooms. Easy parking.
Rental Fee - $650.00
Set behind our Visitor Center, this space can accommodate a large event tent while ensuring easy access to parking, bathrooms, water, electricity, and indoor spaces. This space sits adjacent to our Food & Forest Gardens.
Rental Fee - $650.00
Perfect for a small formal dinner, cocktail hour, or late night dancing.
This is a new building, currently under-construction, that features beautiful timber-frame construction, cement floors, a second floor VIP loft, and large windows & doors that open to the gardens below. Set-up a tent in the Visitor Center Courtyard and host your entire celebration in one convenient location. Available August 2021
Rental Fee - $3,500.00