177 West Hickory Street
Hesston, KS 67062
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About Us

The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is perfect for wedding receptions, rehearsals and outdoor ceremonies. We offer the beautiful limestone and cedar Prairie Pavilion and Visitor and Education Center overlooking the lake and loaded with natural light for the perfect indoor/outdoor event. 

Outdoor Ceremonies: choose between several locations overlooking the lake or the more private amphitheater for your prairie garden ceremony.  White chairs available to rent for outdoor use. 

Reception halls:  Venue options include the gorgeous larger Prairie Pavilion (covered patio, sliding glass doors, sound system) and smaller Visitor and Education Center (kitchen, bridal room, full length windows, gallery/entry hall), both with full views of the gardens and grounds.  Both buildings provide a sound system and drop down screens for showing videos or slideshows, as well as usage of our banquet tables and padded wooden chairs. Wifi available. A preparation kitchen in the Visitor and Education Center is available for use by outside caterers (not included in "pavilion only" rental).  Rental of both buildings, which are connected by a patio, is recommended for wedding parties of over 150 guests, and/or for weddings serving a formal dinner.

Schedule a tour today to view our facilities and book your wedding by contacting Janelle at 620-327-8127 or arboretum@hesston.edu


Ceremony Options
Ceremony Personalization
Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 500
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 500
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 300
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite ParkingOutside Catering AllowedReception Facility
Venue Style
CountryEco-friendly / GreenOther Venue StyleRustic
Venue Type
Banquet HallBotanic Garden / Park