Weddings at LongHouse

The LongHouse Visitor Center at the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens offer beautiful indoor and outdoor event spaces. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony surrounded by nature’s beauty or a grand celebration filled with elegance, we have the perfect setting to bring your dream wedding to life.

Choose between our flexible hourly rental option or indulge in the convenience of our wedding packages. Reservations may be made up to two years in advance. View wedding package specifications, rates and fees as well as 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.

Wedding Inquiry Form


Donna Stringfellow
Visitor Experience Supervisor
[email protected]

LongHouse Wedding Packages

Peak Season: April 1-October 31 (and holidays)


Friday & Saturday


Off-Season: November 1-March 31


Friday & Saturday


Wedding Package Details


LongHouse wedding packages include:

  • Use of The Gathering Place, Waterside Terrace, Hilltop Terrace or the selection of the ceremony site on the grounds of your choosing,
  • Prep kitchen and two wedding suites for the duration of your event,
  • Setup and breakdown of pre-approved layout(s),
  • Tables and chairs for up to 194 guests,
  • Photography permit for the duration of the event,
  • Guest admission to the Arboretum up to the stated capacity,
  • Exclusive access to gardens for evening weddings,
  • Dedicated on-site event attendant,
  • State of the art media system,
  • and a one-hour rehearsal prior to the event (must be scheduled at time of booking).

A 50 percent deposit fee is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due three months prior to the reserved date. A refundable deposit is required of all rentals in the Arboretum and are assessed at 10 percent of your total rental package. This is due upon full payment of the rental at least three months prior to your reserved date.

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

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 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 event 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.

Weddings at LongHouse

View more details about Weddings at LongHouse.

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




9209 W. 179th Street
Overland Park, KS 66013

Arboretum Hours

9 a.m.-5 p.m.