A bride and groom embrace under a pergola at Rotary Botanical Gardens
Photo credit: Elizabeth Wallace – Birchwood Studio

Whether you dream of a quaint ceremony or a lavish affair, our unique garden offers the perfect setting for your special day.

Voted #1 Wedding & Banquet Venue by Janesville Gazette Readers’ Choice Awards!

Outdoor Weddings

Photo courtesy of McNeil Photography.

Our 20 acre award winning garden features 26 different garden themes and over 4000 plant varieties. It is an ever-changing canvas – each season brings new colors and a large array of natural backdrops and landscapes.  

Outdoor weddings are available mid-May through mid-October. Indoor receptions and ceremonies are available year-round.  Wedding Gardens may be reserved in the time frames listed below. Reduced fee Garden rentals are available Monday through Thursday. Garden rental is nonrefundable due to weather.

NOTE:  Only if you book your reception with us, you will have indoor ceremony space in case of weather. Coolers of bottled water are available for ceremonies $1.50 per bottle, 3 day notice is required.


A one-hour rehearsal time may be scheduled for the day prior to your wedding.

Ceremony Chairs

Garden rental fees do not include chairs. Chairs must be rented from Best Events catering 608-755-4123.  

Bridal Changing Rooms

Our bridal changing rooms are available for a fee of $100 per room, based on availability.  If you would like to have alcoholic drinks prior to your wedding, these must be purchased through RBG and will be set up in your bridal changing room.  No alcohol is allowed to be brought in.

Ceremony Windows for the Wedding Gardens

May – SeptemberOctober
11:00 am – 1:00 pm11:00 am – 1:00 pm
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pmEvening not available

Available Gardens

Gazebo Garden

Resting gently in the cooling shade of majestic Hackberry trees, our Gazebo Garden welcomes you and your wedding guests. Your photos will be particularly romantic with the backdrop of the Japanese bridge and Dancing Waters Fountain just beyond the Garden.  A 40 foot tall fountain can also be seen from this location. The Gazebo Garden can accommodate up to 200 people.

French Formal Rose Garden

The French Formal Rose Garden is as elegant and formal as its name suggests. The lush curved lawn space, surrounded by colorful roses, is framed by a pergola and bountiful hanging baskets. Our Dancing Water Fountain and koi pond add another dimension of interest and beauty.  The Rose Garden can accommodate 250 people.

Sunken Garden

The Sunken Garden is nestled inside a tall arborvitae hedge and whispering cottonwood trees, creating the ideal spacious, yet intimate, ceremony area.  At the front of the garden a lovely circular stone fountain provides a melody of falling water to greet your guests as they arrive. The Sunken Garden can accommodate 250 people.

Wellness Garden

The Wellness Garden is new as of 2018 and provides a heavy focus on the sensory experience through a large range of colorful plantings including raised garden beds with two levels.  The Wellness Garden can accommodate 100-150 people.

Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden is perfect for the couple desiring an intimate space amid the mythical elements and curved bridges of centuries old traditions. This garden is ideal for marriage proposals, memorable anniversary renewals or an intimate ceremony.  The Japanese Garden can accommodate up to 40 people. No chairs are allowed in the Japanese Garden.

North Point Garden

At first sight, you might think the North Point Garden was designed in your dreams. Located on the shore of our northernmost point, this garden boasts a large, arched pergola to create the relaxed and comfortable feel of your dream wedding. Potted urns spill over with bountiful blooms and a bluestone patio for extra seating.  The North Point Garden can accommodate 50 people.

*All ceremonies require a $250 security retainer fee.  After inspecting for cleanliness and/or damage, this will be refunded to you via check within 2 weeks of your ceremony.

Ready to book your wedding garden or reception venue?

Fill out the inquiry form located at the bottom of this page.  

Indoor Reception Facility

As your guests enter, they will be welcomed into a lovely slate tiled atrium. An elegant reception hall and patio terrace is the perfect setting for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and/or dinner for up to 250 guests.

One of the benefits of choosing RBG for your special event is the flexibility to select a caterer based on your unique needs and budget. RBG does not provide linens, glassware, china or place settings. You would also be responsible for additional décor (table linens, centerpieces, etc.) and the setup and removal of those items.  

The Parker Education Center and Atrium are available for your indoor reception. Access to our facility begins at 9 a.m. and you must vacate by 12 a.m.

For more information and pricing details specific to your event, please contact our event department at 608-314-8408 or email [email protected]

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Let us be a part of your journey…think of us for:

  • A First Date
  • The Proposal
  • Engagement Photos
  • Your Engagement Party
  • Bridal Shower, Couples Brunch, Gift Opening
  • Baby Showers
  • Anniversary Parties

You Won’t Forget Your Best Day Ever with our Commemorative Opportunities, Including:

  • Wedding Photos
  • Engraved Garden Bricks
  • Personalized Benches
  • Yearly Memberships
  • Anniversary Garden Visits

Rotary Botanical Gardens is an LGBTQ+ welcoming venue.

Wedding Inquiry

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Your name*
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Ceremony Window for Wedding Garden*
Your ceremony window must include set-up time, your ceremony, and tear-down time. Please consider how long you may need when selecting a window of time.
I am interested in the following Large Wedding Gardens:
Large Wedding Gardens hold 250 people, including the wedding party.
I am interested in the following Small Wedding Gardens:
Small Wedding Gardens hold up to 50 people, including the wedding party.
Please provide day, month, and year. You may provide more than one date. Ex. “ddd’,’ MMM dd yy”
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