Renting Our Facility

COVID ANNOUNCEMENT: While the COVID-19 virus and it’s variants continue to impact our day-to-day lives, we have to be mindful when making future plans. We will do everything we can to accommodate our client’s needs and safely conduct events however, we ask that you please consider the possibilities prior to booking.  Please take some time to read through the Rules & Regulations prior to signing the application/agreement.

NEW RESERVATION REQUESTS (Cylburn Arboretum & the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory): Due to issues surrounding COVID-19, we will not be accepting any new rental reservation requests until January 3, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to hearing from you in the new year.
Please note: Photo permits are still required both indoors and out.  We ask that you please submit your application at least 21 days prior to your photography shoot. Photo Policy and Permits (

The historic Rawlings Conservatory & garden is ideal for weddings, parties, charity events, and meetings — whether you want an indoor or outdoor setting. The unique space can accommodate everything from cozy receptions, to large cocktail parties, to elegant tented affairs.

The outdoor venue is lush with flowers, and the gardens feature colorful perennials and annuals throughout the spring and summer seasons. Indoors, there are five distinctive greenhouse settings, including the original Palm House from 1888, the Orchid Room, Mediterranean House, Tropical House, and Desert House. All are complete with walkways and secluded benches, and provide a picturesque setting for photographs of your event.

Two display pavilions, each with a seating capacity of 30 guests, are perfect for receptions. Our spacious lawns are available for tenting. You can choose which setting is best suited for your wedding ceremony.

We can comfortably accommodate guests at our facility year-round while enjoying the wonderful views of the gardens. Tables and chairs are available for rental. The entire property can be yours to enjoy for the evening.

Rental rate information here.  *All prices and rates are subject to change.*

Contact us for availability. If you have not yet seen the facility, it is recommended that you view the photo album below and stop by to explore the space on your own before scheduling a walk-through with the Events Coordinator.

Rentals Coordinator: 410-396-4860 or e-mail

Photo shoot permits are also available! Read our policy and download an application here.

Photos used by permission of David Clow and Maureen Luther.

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