6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106
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The Arboretum at South Seattle College offers a number of lovely settings, and is a unique

and affordable venue, perfect for a wedding ceremony, reception or other event!


Garden Features


Entry Garden:  Ideal for a wedding of approximately 100 guests.  Lined with exposed aggregated pathways and large patches of grass.  Bordered by several plantings.                                                                                                                

Sensory Garden & Reflection Pool:  This space comfortably accommodates up to 100 people around the perimeter of the pool, which features a rock fountain and beautiful goldfish.                                                                                                         

Helen Sutton Rose Garden:  As you walk the path to the Helen Sutton Rose Garden, the wonderful fragrance of roses fills the air.  Ideal location for a photo opportunity.                                                                                          

Coenosium Rock Garden:  This unique garden features a beautiful back drop of dwarf conifers and the tranquil sound of a trickling stream.                                                                                                                                                                               

The Gazebo:  The rustic gazebo, nestled among beautiful flowering plants and evergreens, offers a beautiful view of the Seattle skyline on a sunny day.  This space is perfect for an intimate ceremony.

Rental includes venue and parking for guests only. All other services and supplies to be provided by renter.

Rental Fee $500 - includes use of the venue for up to five hours, including one hour for set up and one hour for clean up. Gazebo only rental is $200.

Rental fee is a donation to the South Seattle College Foundation and is tax deductible.


Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 100
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 100
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 100
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite ParkingOutside Alcohol AllowedOutside Catering Allowed
Venue Style
Eco-friendly / GreenUnusual / AlternativeUrban
Venue Type
Botanic Garden / Park