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Hosting Your Event at the Garden

Called a “glistening community gem” by Virginia Small, author of Great Gardens of the Berkshires, Berkshire Botanical Garden is a natural oasis of ever-changing colors and textures providing breathtaking backdrops for special events. Encompassing more than 24 acres and dozens of unique garden areas, BBG is a perfect venue destination located two hours from Boston and less than three hours from New York City.  Outdoor wedding ceremonies and events can be held in a number of locations on the grounds, inside intimate garden rooms or the Great Oval; on the banks of the pond garden, or in the classically beautiful Procter Garden with its early summer color palette of purples, pinks and greens.

The Garden’s historic 18th-century Center House, one of the oldest structures in Stockbridge, was recently renovated and expanded, and provides a dynamic welcome for your guests with its dramatic “living wall” entry foyer. Other elements of elegance include unique gallery spaces; a botanical library room; and state-of-the-art teaching kitchen overlooking a reception/meeting area, punctuated by custom Mack Lanterns lighting above stately tables repurposed from the building’s original old growth wood siding. 

Our unique combination of iconic gardens, Berkshire history and informal interior elegance provides a perfect setting for any event destined to be memorable. Corporate meetings and retreats will benefit from a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, and the flexibility of using both indoor and outdoor spaces. The Center House can accommodate up to 80 seated guests, while larger groups of up to 125 guests can be accommodated under a tent in the Procter Garden adjacent to the Center House. Please note, all rentals, catering, etc., are the responsibility of the party renting the facility.

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We look forward to helping you bring your event to the Garden! For rates and availability, or for additional information, please contact our Director of Special Events, Rachel Durgin at

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*Please note: An event planner is required for all weddings.

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