Willowwood Arboretum – Indoor Spaces

Willowwood Arboretum – Indoor Spaces

300 Longview Road
Chester Township, NJ 07931

300 Longview Road
Chester Township, NJ 07931

T: (973) 326 - 7601

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


Rustic 1700’s stone barn located in middle of picturesque arboretum. A historic farm set among field and forest, Willowwood Arboretum is home to over 3,500 species of native and exotic plants. The historic Stone Barn is available for rentals from May through October. The rustic building offers a quaint option for ceremonies, special occasion parties, or corporate meetings.

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.

Stone Barn


Max of 40 people with tables and chairs or 25 people conference-style


Included in your rental:

  • Electricity and ceiling fans
  • The Park has 1 public restroom

Rental Rates

The Stone Barn is an hourly rental only.

  • Non-profit/Government Use
    • $40/hr weekdays from 8am to 3pm, non-holiday
    • $85/hr weekdays after 3pm, weekends, holidays
  • Private or Corporate Use
    • $210/hr
  • Refundable security deposit

For rental outside of business hours require a 4-hour minimum rental. Outside of business hours is defined as: weekdays after 3pm, weekends, and holidays.

Bookings for tented events require at least 8 weeks advance reservation.

50% of the rental fee and the applicable refundable security deposit is due upon receipt of your invoice to secure reservation. The balance of the rental fee and along with other applicable fee(s) will be due 30 days prior to your scheduled event.

The refundable security deposit will be returned after the event if all conditions of the permit are met and there is no damage to the facility or property.

For more information or to reserve The Stone Barn at Willowwood Arboretum, 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.


Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Events must end by 11pm.
  • Hourly rentals may not put up any tents on the site.
  • Delivery, set-up and pick-up must be done during the time the renter is renting the building.
  • 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.
  • The use of open-flame decorative devices is not permitted without the approval of the Morris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Where solid alcohol fuel food warmers are used on top of a serving table, paper or plastic table coverings are not permitted. A flame-resistant tablecloth that covers the entire tabletop shall be used. Table decorations must be flame resistant. Combustible material such as plates, napkins, plastic utensils, cups and similar products shall be separated by a minimum of three (3) feet from the food warmers.
  • 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.
  • The Morris County Park Commission employee assigned to your event is there to assist and should have your full cooperation.
  • The County of Morris regulations prohibit employees from accepting gratuities. Donations may be made to The Park Alliance.

Vendor Information

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