Frelinghuysen Arboretum – Gardens

Frelinghuysen Arboretum – Gardens

355 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ 07962

355 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ 07962

T: (973) 326 - 7601

M-F: 8am to sunset
Sat-Sun: 8am to sunset


The perfect outdoor setting for small ceremonies for photography sessions with many locations to choose from. The majestic 127 acres of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum offers a unique setting for small ceremonies or special occasion photography. The tulips and daffodils explode in the spring, while the summer months bring an abundance of color and beautiful butterflies and autumn is lovely with the turning leaves and magnificent meadows. With options that include 5 different named gardens, 2 picnic pavilions, and 2 decks…picturesque locations abound at this unique Arboretum.

For more information or to reserve this location, please fill out the Horticultural Site event form and someone from the Horticultural Reservation office will contact you. Requests will be handled in the order that they are received and by date requested.


  • Garden/Deck/Photo permit– 30 people, no chairs or props
  • Cutler Pavilion – seating for 5, capacity for 10


Included in your rental:

  • Exclusive use of garden area.

Rental Rates

Gardens & Decks

For the Craig/Knot/Rose/Perennial/Fern gardens, Cutler Pavilion, March Meadow or Water Wise Decks.

  • Private/Non-profit/Government use – $200/hr
  • Corporate use – $300/hr


Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Only the area listed on the permit may be utilized by the renter and only between the times listed.
  • Intended and expected number of guests/attendees are not to exceed the amount set by the Fire Marshal.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads is prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • The park is carry-in/carry-out with no trash service.
  • The area must be left in the condition it was found. Please do not throw silk petals, rice, confetti, or bird seed.
  • Drones and balloons are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No garden furniture, plant, rock, animal, or other part of the arboretum may be moved or removed from the premises. No picking, cutting, or damaging of plant materials.
  • Permits are non-transferable from one event to another in whole or in part.
  • Permit expiration time is on the permit. A penalty of double the applicable reservation hourly rate will be assessed for failure to leave on time, as specified on the permit.

Vendor Information

Any vendor performing work on-site as a service to a renter must fill out and a vendor application and provide all the insurance requirements as listed on that application. Vendors include rental company, photographers, caterers, wedding planner, musicians, etc.