Events at LongHouse

Corporate Events, Celebrations and Educational Programs

The LongHouse Visitor Center at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens offer beautiful indoor and outdoor event spaces. Reservations may be made up to two years in advance. View rental space options, rates, fees, inclement weather and cancellation policies below.

Please contact LongHouse event staff to learn more about vendors, including caterers and others, with whom we regularly do business.

Event Inquiry Form


Morgan Tangen
Events Supervisor
[email protected]

Hourly Rentals

All facility/garden rentals include admission up to the stated capacity. Capacity includes all persons involved with the event. Any individuals over the capacity of the space must purchase admissions.

Regular hours are considered normal operating hours Monday-Sunday. After hours are considered to be outside of the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and LongHouse Visitor Center normal operating hours. (Hours subject to change)

After hours rentals are subject to staff availability and a two (2)-hour minimum use.

The Gathering Place

Rental also includes Waterside Terrace.

Capacity Limit: 250
Round Table Seating: 175
Seats Only: 200

Regular: $350/hour

After Hours: $450/hour

Waterside Terrace

Standing Capacity: 75
Seated Capacity: 22

Regular: $150/hour

After Hours: $225/hour

Hilltop Terrace

Capacity: 194

Regular: $300/hour

After Hours: $400/hour

The Great Lawn

Capacity: 500+

Regular: $300/hour

After Hours: $400/hour

Vision Room

Standing Capacity: 50
Seated Capacity: 24

Regular: $100/hour

After Hours: $150/hour

Vista Patio

Standing Capacity: 50
Seated Capacity: 28

Regular: $100/hour

After Hours: $150/hour

Community Room

Standing Capacity: 75
Seated Capacity: 42

Regular: $125/hour

After Hours: $175/hour

Elm Room

Capacity: 6

Regular: $40/hour

After Hours: $50/hour

Sycamore Room

Capacity: 6

Regular: $40/hour

After Hours: $50/hour

Garden Locations

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens has additional locations available to rent or combine with LongHouse settings.

Hourly Rental Fees

Your dedicated on-site event attendant will support the event’s audio/visual needs, power, patron entry and facility resources.

Set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs at gardens/grounds location(s) will apply at the following rate:

  • $75 for <50 tables and chairs
  • $125 for spaces that have 51-100 tables & chairs
  • $250 for spaces that have 101+ tables & chairs

The LongHouse catering prep kitchen may be rented for $100 per hour.

Layout of event is due two weeks prior to the date of the event. Changes made after the deadline will incur a $50 fee.

Cancellations & Refund Requests

Cancellations and/or requests for refunds by rental groups citing inclement weather, despite the Arboretum & LongHouse facilities ability to operate, must follow the refund structure below. In the event of a rental cancellation, it is the responsibility of the renter to communicate changes to their guests/attendees.

Requests for refunds due to rentee cancellations must be submitted in writing and are subject to the following cancellation fees:

  • 15 months+, 10 percent of total rental
  • 6-14 months, 30 percent of total rental
  • 3-5 months, 50 percent of total rental
  • Less than three months, no refund

Inclement Weather Policy

The Arboretum & LongHouse staff may cancel a facility/grounds rental due to inclement weather. Staff will contact the rental group providing notice and will discuss refund/rescheduling/relocation options.

Contact LongHouse




92099 W. 179th Street
Overland Park, KS 66013

Arboretum Hours

9 a.m.-5 p.m.