Indiana & Midwest Botanical Wedding Venues

I’m so excited to take you on a journey through the magical world of Midwest botanical wedding venues. Picture this: lush gardens bathed in golden sunlight, conservatories bursting with vibrant blooms, and whimsical greenhouses brimming with life. These venues aren’t just spaces; they’re living, breathing sanctuaries. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by a kaleidoscope of flowers, with beams of sunlight dancing through the leaves above. From charming gardens that seem to have sprung from the pages of a storybook to glass-walled conservatories that bring the outdoors in, the Midwest is a treasure trove of botanical wonders just waiting to be explored. Here are some of our favorite Midwest botanical wedding venues.

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Indiana Botanical Wedding Venues

White River Gardens

White River Gardens is a botanical garden located at White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Established in 1999, the gardens are managed and operated by the Indianapolis Zoo. In 2021, White River Gardens’ 3.3 acres was home to nearly 50,000 plants located within a 5,000 square-foot tropical oasis inside a glistening glass building.

Newfields, Indianapolis, Indiana

The 152-acre campus at Newfields, also known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, offers an extraordinary array of indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding. The Garden Terrace is a dreamy spot for outdoor weddings, with a sprawling lawn, tiered fountain, and dazzling seasonal blooms. And as its backdrop, Lilly House—the beautiful chateau-inspired manor home that marks the heart of the original estate.

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Bennett’s Greenhouse

Bennett’s Greenhouses, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is an idyllic family-run greenhouse and nursery. Featuring a rustic deck and pergola overlooking a serene pond, as well as a glass greenhouse, a haven of natural light and botanical wonders, the venue is a unique location for a bright and airy wedding.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Located in downtown Fort Wayne, the Botanical Conservatory offers beautiful gardens and a variety of memorable spaces for receptions, parties, meetings, business functions and special events. With distinctive indoor rooms, three indoor gardens, an outdoor Terrace Garden, and beautifully-landscaped grounds, the Conservatory offers flexible, timeless backdrops for your event.

Potawatomi Conservatory, South Bend, Indiana

Potawatomi Conservatory, located in South Bend, Indiana offers a romantic garden vibe for your botanical wedding.  Built in the 1920s, the conservatory was originally built as eight growing houses to raise plants for South Bend city parks and conservatories and floral shows in the region.
The Potawatomi Conservatories are a haven of tranquility within Potawatomi Park.

Check out these fantastic Midwest botanical wedding venues perfect for hosting your ceremony –

Holcomb Gardens, Butler University
Sunken Gardens, Huntington, Indiana
Richmond Rose Garden, Richmond, Indiana
Coxhall Gardens, Carmel, Indiana
Garfield Park Conservatory, Indianapolis

Ohio Botanical Wedding Venues

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus, Ohio

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, located in Columbus, Ohio, offers an array of indoor and outdoor event spaces and is within a short distance of downtown. Featuring romantic botanical gardens and an impressive 88 acres, it is the perfect setting for a tranquil and botanical wedding experience.

Michigan Botanical Wedding Venues

Planeterra Conservatory, Detroit, Michigan

With European curved trusses, indoor koi ponds and a dramatic stone archway, the Planterra Conservatory houses a wide collection of lush, exotic botanicals. Providing views of the stars on a clear night and soft, natural light during the day, this venue is practically perfect for any party. The classic lines and architectural details of our Belgium-imported atrium make you feel like you’ve been transported to a European conservatory, right in Detroit, Michigan.

Greencrest Manor, Battle Creek, Michigan

While not a conservatory or greenhouse, the Greencrest Manor deserves a shout out due to their incredibly lush and whimsical estate. As you enter through the iron gates and wind your way up the tree-lined driveway, you’ll be greeted by the charming sight of a 17th-century French chateau, adorned with cascading ivy and surrounded by meticulously manicured gardens. Greencrest Manor, nestled on 15 acres of picturesque land, boasts a rich history spanning 85 years. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate gathering or a larger affair, the entire property is exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding weekend, providing a romantic retreat for you, your partner, and your guests alike. The highlight of this enchanting venue is its exquisite outdoor botanical space, where you can exchange vows amidst the lush greenery and host your reception under a pristine tent, surrounded by the natural beauty of the landscape.

Michigan State Horticulture Gardens, East Lansing, Michigan

Voted one of the most charming locations in Lansing, Michigan, is a romantic and hidden greenhouse space within Michigan State University. The Horticulture Gardens are full of blooming flowers and fresh foliage to create the perfect backdrop for your special day. The venue is large enough to hold both your ceremony and reception. The greenhouse is also heated so you won’t have to worry about winter weather no matter what time of year you decide to get married and completely nature inspired. In the warmer months, consider having an outdoor tent to move the party under the stars.

Downtown Market, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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The Downtown Market is a unique spot with various vendors where you can pick up specialty groceries and gifts or dine in for something delicious. But upstairs is a true hidden gem: a gorgeous, urban rooftop greenhouse and banquet hall perfect for a stylish green oasis wedding. The building is simple and modern, and gorgeous views of the Grand Rapids skyline surround the event space.

Tennessee Botanical Wedding Venues

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

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Complete with beautiful blooms and a stunning view of the Tennessee hills, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is a botanical wonderland in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tennessee

The Gaylord Opryland Resort boasts of a gleaming glass atrium that allows for year-round “outdoor” ceremonies without the threat of rain. The shimmering ceiling soars above a lushly landscaped courtyard, where you can exchange vows against a backdrop of beautifully manicured gardens, a grand gazebo, or cascading waterfalls.

Illinois Botanical Wedding Venues

Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois

The Morton Arboretums a stunning outdoor museum of trees with majestic trees, gardens, lakes, and natural landscapes, located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois. The Morton Arboretum specializes in elegant locations for outdoor ceremonies and catered indoor or outdoor tented receptions–surrounded by breath-taking views of trees and nature.

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois

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With 27 gardens and four natural areas situated on 385 acres with six miles of lake shoreline, the Chicago Botanic Gardens are an oasis just outside of the bustling Windy City. Say your “I do’s” among enchanting gardens, cascading waterfalls and beautiful vistas

Garfield Park Conservatory

Warm, lush, fragrant and green. That’s how people describe the Garfield Park Conservatory, a multiroom greenhouse that makes you feel like you’re in paradise. Horticultural Hall showcases a fabulous collection of plants, which are everywhere—including hanging from the skylit ceiling. Outdoors, the landscaped Bluestone Patio features a white pavilion that’s ideal for an al fresco wedding ceremony.

Kentucky Botanical Wedding Venues

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, Crestwood, Kentucky

Imagine exchanging vows amidst the breathtaking beauty of Yew Dell Botanical Gardens near Louisville, Kentucky, where every corner is a picture-perfect backdrop for your special day. With its lush greenery, vibrant blooms, and tranquil ambiance, Yew Dell offers couples the opportunity to celebrate their love in a truly enchanting setting.

Are you up for brainstorming ideas or having a chat with an experienced wedding planner about Midwest botanical wedding venues? Just shoot us a message, and we’ll be here to guide you through the labyrinth of venue options. We also help with wedding planning and day-of coordination. Let’s chat!


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