Linnaeus Arboretum


Weddings in the Arboretum

Serene and bubbling with nature, the Linnaeus Arboretum is the ideal location for large or small weddings and/or receptions. Located on the edge of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN and just a 15 minute drive from Mankato, Linnaeus Arboretum gives your wedding all the advantages of being located near the big city coupled with the private feel of a quiet natural setting.


Wedding parties can choose part-day or full-day rental options. Wedding parties can also choose between outdoor-only and outdoor/indoor rental options. If this option is selected, the Lind Interpretive Center is air-conditioned, equipped with restrooms and provides a comfortable gathering and preparation space for the wedding party. It comfortably seats up to 60 guests for intimate receptions and groom’s dinners.

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Wedding Couple

Arboretum Grounds

The Linnaeus Arboretum grounds are beautiful year-round. Choose your own unique backdrop for your special day - whether it is beautifully-manicured lawns and gardens, bright spring blooms, or colorful fall foliage. Your guests will love the diverse features of the Arboretum – ponds, prairies, woodlands, vintage cabin, labyrinth, formal gardens, orchard, and more. The grounds are also open to wedding parties for all your photography needs.

*Please contact Shirley at or 507-933-6181, for questions, pricing information, or to schedule a site visit.

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*Wedding photos courtesy of Aminda Villa Photography