Amenities & Rates

The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains offers the beautiful limestone and cedar Visitor and Education Center and Prairie Pavilion overlooking the lake for full-day or half-day rentals. Families can enjoy reconnecting with one another in a quiet natural setting at reunions, birthday and anniversary celebrations, graduations and weddings.

Please view our Rental Inquiry Packet (PDF).

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The Prairie Pavilion (left) and Visitor and Education Center (right), are connected by a patio and provide views of the arboretum pond and meadows.

 

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The Visitor Center Education Room set up for a banquet for 60 people

The Visitor and Education Center, completed in 1999, is a popular facility frequently rented by civic and business groups for meetings and retreats. The large projection screen, sound system and kitchen facilities are included in the rental price. Easy-to-move folding tables and padded chairs offer comfort and flexibility in the room arrangement. Walking through the gardens during free time refreshes mind and spirit. Churches and schools use the Center and gardens often for spiritual and educational programs.

Prairie Pavilion indoors

The Prairie Pavilion, set up for a board retreat

 

 

 

The Prairie Pavilion, completed in July of 2011,  provides a wonderful indoor, climate-controlled pavilion or tent feel for weddings, receptions, formal dinners or business workshops and trainings. As in the Visitor and Education Center, tables and padded chairs are available for use. An entry hallway, restrooms, a storage area that doubles as a catering prep area, and small bridal room are also included.

A list of area caterers is available upon request. Wildflower tours of the gardens can be booked for a small additional fee.

 

Restrictions

  • Smoking and the use of alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in the building and on the Arboretum grounds.
  • The floors in both facilities are carpeted. NO RED PUNCH, please!
  • Do not staple, tack, or tape anything on the walls. Tacky gum may be used to attach decorations to walls.
  • No open flames are allowed in the building or on the grounds. Candles in tall protective jars are okay.
  • Attached is a list of our policies. We suggest you read through these and contact us if you have questions.

 

Rental Rates*

*The rates listed below do not apply to weddings.  Click here for wedding rates.

Deposit:

A $100 damage deposit is required for all non-wedding rentals to reserve the space.  This fee is in addition to rental fees and will be returned to the renter following a satisfactory inspection of the facility by arboretum staff.

For the Visitor Center:

$125 provides 5-hour use

$200 provides 10-hour use

$25/hour for additional hours

Includes kitchen, Education Room (holds up to 100 people in chairs or 75 at tables and chairs).  Large screen and public announcement system also included. Renter needs to bring own projector.

Renter is responsible for set-up and tear-down, or can add the staff set-up/take-down fee (see rental inquiry packet).

For the Prairie Pavilion:

$200 provides 5-hour use

$300 provides 10-hour use

$40/hour for additional hours

Includes gorgeous new banquet hall (holds up to 250 people in chairs or 175 at tables and chairs), covered patio, entryway, small preparation/coat room and restrooms. Large screen and public announcement system may be added for a fee (see rental inquiry packet). Access to kitchen NOT included.

Renter is responsible for set-up and tear-down, or can add the staff set-up/take-down fee (see rental inquiry packet).

Businesses who frequently need a meeting space for just one or two hours at a time may also enjoy a “bulk rate” for 20 or more hours of meeting time in the either building. Please inquire with the Office Manager about this policy.