How to Plan a Tower Hill Botanical Garden Wedding

The Ultimate Guide for Planning a Tower Hill Botanical Garden Wedding (complete with pricing and photos)

Planning your wedding can be stressful, but it should also be an incredibly happy time! Part of that happiness comes from choosing the perfect location to look forward to. A great example is the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, one of the most beautiful gardens in Massachusetts. 

A wedding in a botanical garden? It’s true! Here is why you should consider a Tower Hill Botanical Garden wedding and how to plan one!

Why You Should Have a Tower Hill Botanical Garden Wedding

If you want a beautiful wedding that you will always remember, then Tower Hill is perfect for you. It has walking trails, woods, and even 17 separate and unique gardens. There will be tons of wonderful views and photo opportunities!

If you’re worried about weather, you’ll be happy to know that their garden weddings also come with a plan to move indoors. That means that you will have a wedding that is beautiful, well-planned, and prepared for a weather emergency. You will have a perfect Tower Hill Botanical Garden wedding!

If you’re convinced, congratulations! Now let’s go over how to plan the best ceremony for you.

Tower Hill Botanical Garden Wedding and Elopement Pricing

Elopement Fees : $500 – $1250
Wedding Fees : $3500 – $11000

The first thing you will want to do is decide on the type of ceremony that you want. Tower Hill offers an elopement package, or the standard larger wedding package with more guests and a bigger ceremony. Decide what you and your partner want, and that will help you begin planning.

The elopement package will include the couple and up to 20 guests for an hour-long rental in the garden of your choice. There will not be food, drinks, or chairs, which makes it the perfect ceremony for pictures before heading to a reception somewhere else. If you are a couple with a small circle who wants things to be short and sweet, this package is for you!

You can also choose the standard wedding ceremony, which can have up to 120 guests. It comes with a ceremony and a long reception in whatever location you want. This is more expensive, but it is perfect for a more traditional wedding with many guests. 

Best Time of Year for a Tower Hill Botanical Garden Wedding

Once you have picked out the type of ceremony that you want, it is time to pick a date! Tower Hill Botanic Garden has an “on season” from May to September, and that will be the time for a bigger wedding in good weather. There is also an “off season” from February to April that would be smaller and have fewer dates available.

A date and a budget will help your wedding planner build the perfect wedding. That’s right – a Tower Hill Botanical Garden wedding includes a wedding coordinator to make sure everything goes smoothly!

A Ceremony and Reception Venue

It is important to note that Tower Hill books the actual wedding ceremony for 30 minutes, starting anytime after 6:00pm. That might seem short, but it is still a good amount of time for the bridal procession, a speech, and exchanging vows. The perk of being offered a shorter ceremony is that you can have a long reception – up to five hours!

There are not many places that offer a ceremony and reception in the same location. At Tower Hill, you can have both on-site! This cuts down on the time spent rushing between locations and lets you and your guests start the party as soon as possible.

Tower Hill Botanical Garden also offers you a ceremony rehearsal to make sure that everything goes smoothly. You can do this the day before your wedding from 3:00-4:00pm. Decide what you want your ceremony and reception to look like, and you will have a great time. 

Tower Hill Botanical Garden Wedding Restrictions

A Tower Hill Botanical Garden wedding is one of the most beautiful venues to choose from. However, there are some restrictions that you should be aware of. The first is if you are getting married in the on-season May – September, your wedding cannot include more than 120 guests. That number falls to only 50 guests in the off-season February – April, due to limited availability.

Tower Hill also does not have a bridal suite on location, mainly due to their primary function as a botanical garden. Without a bridal suite to get ready in, you will need to arrive at the site fully dressed and ready for the ceremony. 

Pictures, Food, and More

Tower Hill makes things easier by working specifically with one catering company: Peppers Artful Events. This company will provide all of the food and drinks for your wedding; the cost of catering is not included in the cost of the venue. You can meet with your wedding coordinator and with Peppers Artful Events to build a food and drink menu you will love. 

You can take photos starting one hour before your ceremony. With a wonderful photographer that you trust (ahem!), these photos will bring back fond memories of your wedding for years to come.


With careful planning and a little bit of luck, you will have an absolutely gorgeous wedding that everybody talks about for years to come. The location is beautiful and filled with flowers, making it the perfect place for a ceremony and an even better place for photos! Begin planning and making your decisions to prepare for a perfect Tower Hill Botanical Garden wedding!

If you would like to discuss your wedding, please CONTACT ME to chat details!


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