At the Merion campus, host a variety of events:
Breakfasts – Continental Buffet or Full Breakfast Menu
Lunches – Buffet or Served
Teas – Afternoon gatherings indoors and out
Receptions and Dinners – Cocktail Reception, Buffet or Seated Dinner, Wine and Cheese Tastings
Garden Parties – Outdoor receptions, weather permitting
Enjoy distinctive event services:
A dedicated events specialist to support and guide you through the planning process
Complimentary private tours of the gardens by Arboretum specialists
Complimentary parking and coat check. Valet parking available
Use of Barnes images for invitation design and event-related publications
Gifts for guests available for discounted purchase with complimentary gift wrapping
Choose from indoor or outdoor spaces, or combine the two to make the most of this beautiful facility:
The former home of Dr. and Mrs. Barnes provides a distinct and charming venue for intimate special events. Choose one or both of two available spaces: the Dining Room and the Library. The Dining Room can accommodate a seated dinner for 40 guests and a reception for 50. The Library can accommodate a seated dinner for 30 guests and a reception for 40.
Originally curated by Laura Barnes, the 12-acre grounds are full of lush ornamental plants from around the world. Choose from serene backdrops like the Garden Terrace, the Rose Garden, or the Great Lawn for a memorable al fresco event. All outdoor events are weather permitting.