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Rentals at The Gardens#

bride and groom

A botanical oasis in the heart of Fort Collins, the Gardens on Spring Creek is a one-of-a-kind location with beautiful venue options for weddings, corporate events, birthdays, meetings, memorials and more. 

To submit an inquiry, complete our Rentals Contact Form. Youth birthday inquiries, please complete the Birthday Party Contact Form.

Before you inquire, please review the information below:

  • Reservations must be made at least 30 days prior to your event date.
  • The Gardens cannot accommodate rentals, free or ticketed, that are open to the general public.
  • Music and alcohol service must end by 8 p.m.
  • We do not have an on-site kitchen.
  • Our alcohol concessionaire must provide alcohol services.
  • Discounted pricing is available for nonprofit, government and education institutions.
Wedding in the Children's Garden

Children's Garden:

The Children’s Garden is a truly magical place for all ages –a perfect space for a children’s party or a fairytale wedding ceremony.  The space includes a pond, green roof shelter, giant water can with splash park, and much more –the ideal location for anyone wanting to embrace their inner child.

  • Availability:  May through mid-October from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Rental Fee:  $200 per Hour  |  Three Hour Minimum  |  Ceremony Package Rate:  $1,000
  • Total Capacity:  150
Cafe Grove area

Café Grove:

Overlooking the Great Lawn and immediately adjacent to the Rock Garden, the Café Grove is a beautiful venue for a luncheon, after-hours mixers and other small gatherings.  Nestled into the edges of the Rock Garden, many tables are pleasantly shaded by trees.

  • Availability:  May through mid-October from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Rental Fee:  $75 per Hour  |  Three Hour Minimum
  • Total Capacity:  40

wedding on Everitt Pavilion

Great Lawn and Everitt Pavilion:

The Great Lawn and Everitt Pavilion are breathtaking spaces at the Gardens on Spring Creek. Located in the center of it all, the Great Lawn is home to summer concerts, weddings and many other special events. The Theme Gardens and Color Walk surrounding the Great Lawn feature showy bulbs, perennials, shrubs and annuals. This space can take many shapes.

  • Availability:  May through mid-October from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Rental Fee:  $400 per Hour  |  Pavilion Only:  $200 per Hour  |  Three Hour Minimum
  • Total Capacity:  Pavilion Rental Only - 100  |  Entire Lawn - 300 
conference room with large windows

Community Room:

The Community Room is a versatile space ideal for small gatherings, presentations, collaborative meetings and much more! The tables, chairs and whiteboards in this room can be set up in a variety ways, depending on your needs and preferences.  This space is carpeted and features large windows with a view of the Welcome Gardens and is located conveniently by the lobby, where you can access restrooms, a water fountain and the Butterfly House.

  • Availability:  Year-round from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Rental Fee:  $60 per Hour  |  Three Hour Minimum
  • Total Capacity:  40
classroom with tables and chairs

Evelyn Clark Classroom:

The Classroom is a wonderful space for collaborative projects, classes, meetings and children’s events. Located closest to the Children’s Garden, this space is perfect for birthday parties and as an educational space with easy access to the outdoors for hands-on learning.  The room can be arranged to meet a variety of needs and capacities.

  • Availability:  Year-round from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Rental Fee:  $60 per Hour  |  Three Hour Minimum
  • Total Capacity:  40
couple under grape arbor

Garden of Eatin' and Outdoor Kitchen:

The Garden of Eatin’ is nearly an acre, dedicated to edible plants, and our Outdoor Teaching Kitchen helps visitors learn about food from seed to table. Whether you’re in love with our grape and hop arbors or looking for a place to gather for a meal, the Garden of Eatin’ has everything you need! The outdoor grill can be used by licensed caterers. 

  • Availability:  The entire space is available to rent May through mid-October from 5 to 9 p.m., set up may begin at 4 p.m. The Outdoor Kitchen alone can be rented from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Rental Fee:  $200 per Hour  |  Kitchen Only:  $75 per Hour  |  Three Hour Minimum  |  Ceremony Package Rate:  $1,000
  • Total Capacity:  Kitchen Only - 40 | Entire Garden - 150 
chairs in rock garden with flowers

Rock Garden:

The Rock Garden showcases half an acre of alpine gardens with boulders and plants artistically arranged to reflect natural rock and plant relationships, creating a unique sense of place. This garden is perfect for those wanting to feel at home in Colorado’s natural beauty and is one of the more shaded spaces north of the bridge. This space is available for ceremonies only. 

  • Availability: May through mid-October from 5 to 9 p.m. Set-up may begin at 4 p.m.
  • Ceremony Package Rate:  $500
  • Total Capacity:  30
timberframe structure


This fully covered, beautiful wooden structure is a perfect location for outdoor celebrations and meetings. Guests will have easy access to the Evelyn Clark Classroom, the Children’s Garden and the Garden of Eatin’. Ceremonies in this space must take place afterhours.  

  • Availability:  May through mid-October from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Rental Fee:  $75 per Hour  |  Three Hour Minimum  |  Ceremony Package Rate:  $400
  • Total Capacity:  40

The Timberframe is also available for special winter wedding packages. Inquire for details! 

wedding in the Undaunted Garden

Undaunted Garden:

The Undaunted Garden is a special gem showcasing stunning plants that thrive with low water input and in our challenging Northern Colorado climate and soils. This garden is designed and managed by nationally renowned garden designer and Fort Collins resident Lauren Springer and is named after her bestselling gardening book The Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather-Resilient Beauty. Available for ceremonies only. 

  • Availability:  May through mid-October from 5 to 9 p.m. Set up may begin at 4 p.m. 
  • Ceremony Package Rate:  $1,000 
  • Total Capacity:  60

Full Garden Reservation

Throw an unforgettable special event! Includes the private afterhours reservation of our entire grounds and access to our full inventory of event equipment to be configured according to your preferences. Please inquire for more information about this unique offering. 

  • Availability: May through mid-October
  • Rental Fee: $7,500
  • Maximum Capacity: 300 
Bride and groom with flowers

The Gardens ceremony packages include:

  • Ceremony space for three hours
  • Indoor space for the wedding party to gather and get ready
  • Access to the venue for a one-hour wedding rehearsal
  • Ceremony seating for up to 150 guests 
  • Two tables with white linens 
  • Speaker with microphone
  • Photography permit and access to our full grounds for wedding party photography

Vow renewals, celebrations of life and graduation ceremonies can also purchase this package if desired.

Venue Capacity Package Price
The Great Lawn and Everitt Pavilion 300 $1,600
Everitt Pavilion 100 $1,200
Children's Garden 150 $1,000
Garden of Eatin' and Outdoor Kitchen 150 $1,000
Undaunted Garden 60 $1,000
Rock Garden 30 $500
Timber Frame 40 $400
Butterfly House* 20 $600

Additional time can be added to your ceremony package, based on availability, at our hourly rental rates.

*Our Butterfly House is a beautiful option for an intimate ceremony. The package offerings differ for this unique space. Please inquire for more information.

Children walking through Butterfly House

Our unique facility offers a fun, botanic experience for our young guests. Come bloom with us!

Birthday package cost is $200 and includes:  

  • Three-hour rental of your preferred location:
    • Green Roof Shelter - outdoor covered shelter (available May through mid-October)
    • Evelyn Clark Classroom - indoor room (available year-round)

  • Gardens Party Kit including an age-appropriate scavenger hunt, a DIY living necklace craft and seed packet party favors for participating youth

  • Access to explore full Gardens, including the Butterfly House, for your guests

Package available Saturdays and Sundays during operating hours for children under 12 years old. The Party Kit components are best suited for children between the ages of three and 11. 

Your rented space will include seating for 20 guests. We can accommodate up to 15 children maximum (includes all guests under 12 years of age, including infants and siblings) and up to 30 guests maximum.  The Gardens requires a 5:1 child-to-adult ratio at minimum.

The rental timeframe includes all time needed for set-up and clean-up of decorations, food, and other items.  You are welcome to bring your own commercially-prepared food and non-alcoholic beverages.

To get started with your Birthday Package reservation, please complete our Birthday Parties Contact Form. Reservations must be completed at least 30 days before the party date.