Private Events at the West Virginia Botanic Garden

The WVBG has several outdoor locations suitable for wedding and other events, the most accessible being the lawn areas beside the Butterfly Garden, the Shade Garden, and the EQT Event Lawn next to the Education and Event Center.  The Education and Event Center is also available for rental.

Education & Event Center

The Education & Event Center with a Great Room that is approximately 25’ x 18’ can accommodate approximately forty people, more when the many sliding doors can be opened to the generous deck overlooking the basin. There is a lower level of equal size that opens to a terrace. There is an indoor ADA accessible restroom on the main floor and two ADA public restrooms accessible from the outside on the lower level. A small kitchen on the lower level can accommodate caterers with a microwave, two ovens, a sink, and commercial refrigerator/freezer. There is no cooktop.

The Great Room

(pictured with 40 place settings)

Lower Level Education Center


EQT Event Lawn


The upstairs level of the Education & Event Center can be rented from 5:00 – 10:00p.m. Monday – Thursday. The lower level is available to rent both day and evening Monday through Thursday. The entire building, combined with event lawn can be rented Friday evenings, Saturdays, or Sundays. All guests must leave the premises by 10:30 p.m. when the gates will be locked.

Parking is limited to 50 cars in the lower parking lot and up the north side of the access road; the upper parking lot is reserved for regular Botanic Garden visitors during special events. Event sponsors must supply personnel to direct traffic and assist attendees with parking. There are spaces for those with disabilities in the lower parking lot and in front of the Education & Event Center.


Butterfly Garden Lawn

This open lawn area is easily accessible from the lower parking lot, and offers terrific views of the reservoir basin.  It would be suitable for a larger ceremony.



The George W. Longenecker Shade Garden

This lovely, wooded area is close to the Education & Event Center, is easily accessible from the parking loop, making it ideal for a small, intimate ceremony.



Please note: The Botanic Garden’s neighbor to the northeast is the Mason-Dixon Rifle Club.

It is not unusual to hear the sounds of target practice and competitions that are scheduled regularly. For a schedule of their planned events please check their website.
We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to take advantage of the Welcome Center and WVBG ground for our wedding reception.  The location is absolutely beautiful, and our guests all agreed that is was the perfect venue for the event!  You all made it so easy for us, and you completely eliminated all of the stress involved with preparing for our special day.  Joe and I are looking forward to our next visit to the Garden!  Thank you again for helping to to make our day so special!
Maria & Joe

June 2018

Rental Prices

Outdoor Events

Building Rental Only

Event & Education Center with EQT Event Lawn

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