Wedding and Private Event Rentals at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Wellfield Botanic Gardens (WBG) offers a gorgeous setting for your wedding ceremony and/or reception, private parties and gatherings, and corporate events or retreats. The English Cottage, Waterfall, and Event Gardens are perfect locations for your special events. Choosing Wellfield for your event is sure to create beautiful, lasting memories for you and your guests!

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Rental fees are based on the number of guests in attendance and are charged up to a 3-hour minimum increment. Pricing includes admission for all guests (such as bridal party, parents, children, musicians, photographers and event planners), your photographer’s permit (including 1 assistant) and the site reservation. For events over 3 hours in duration, additional fees will apply.

Event Rates:

Number of GuestsRental Fees

Reservation Deposit is $200.00 and is non-refundable.

Security Deposit – All wedding and special event rentals require a $1,000.00 security deposit 60 days before scheduled event date. Security Deposits will be refunded within 1 month of rental date per contracted agreement.


  • Additional $150.00 per hour fee will apply to events exceeding 3 hour reservation.
  • Additional $300.00 per hour for events scheduled outside standard operating hours.
  • Fees are based on one garden rental; additional garden space can be reserved at a 50% discount.
  • After hour events must end at 10:00 p.m.
  • All reservation requests are subject to availability and approval of WBG. Reservation is complete upon receipt of a signed contract and reservation deposit. Full payment of rental fees, security deposit and other applicable fees is required 30 days prior to your scheduled event date. Cancellation within 60 days of your scheduled event results in forfeiture of 50% of the total rental fees. *Cancellation within 30 days results in forfeiture of 75% of the total rental fees.

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PLEASE NOTE: Wellfield Botanic Gardens is a location rental site only and does not offer event planning services, rental equipment or catering services. All rental equipment arrangements must be made through Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. of Mishawaka, our exclusive rental partner. *Reservations are based upon availability.

WBG reserves the right to refuse reservations based on intended site use or other circumstances. All outside vendors must be licensed, insured and approved by WBG prior to your scheduled event.

Wellfield Botanic Garden Regular Hours of Operation:

  • Winter:  January 1 – March 31; Open Saturday & Sunday Noon-5 pm
  • Spring / Summer: April 1 – October 31; Monday-Saturday 9 am-7 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm
  • Fall: November 1 – December 31; Closed Mondays, Open Tuesday-Sunday Noon-5 pm

To schedule your event, or for more information:  


Call 574-266-2006OR

Complete the information request form below.