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Cox Arboretum MetroPark
6733 Springboro Pike
Dayton, OH 45449
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venue type: Gardens
venue style: Natural Setting
catering: Onsite Catering (Multiple Vendor Selection)
max venue capacity: 300
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  • The Allée | The Allée features a covered arbor and more than 100 kousa dogwoods, planted in two double rows to provide a natural aisle. The dogwoods bloom in late May to early June, lasting up to a month. Burgundy fall color adds extra seasons of beauty. This venue accommodates up to 200 guests and includes electricity. This location has the option to rent chairs.
  • The Great Lawn | Located next to the Zorniger Education Center, the Great Lawn provides a breathtaking view of the Arboretum grounds. This venue includes a tent that can be arranged with rows of chairs for a wedding ceremony or round tables and chairs for a wedding reception and can accommodate up to 300 guests. Included with the rental are the Fifth Third Conference Center and Huffman Gallery.
  • Edible Landscape Garden Pavilion (ELG) | The design of the Pavilion, a wooden structure with limestone columns, carries the overall architectural theme of the education campus into the gardens. An arbor and gate at the entrance lead visitors into the ELG and provide an attractive first glimpse of the Pavilion and the surrounding plantings. This venue accommodates up to 200 guests and includes electricity. This location has the option to rent chairs.

  • Fifth Third Conference Center | The exposed natural white fir ceiling and large stone fireplace create a “lodge” feel, with a twin fireplace outside on the patio. Lined with windows, the Center overlooks the Arboretum and features a dance floor and state-of-the-art audiovisual system. This venue accommodates up to 100 guests banquet style and up to 175 guests theatre style. Using the Huffman Gallery in addition to this room can accommodate larger gatherings.
  • Huffman Gallery | Visitors enter the Huffman Gallery and are greeted with a sweeping view of the Arboretum and gardens through the glass walls lining the Gallery from end to end. The floor of the Huffman Gallery is a natural cleft dark green slate. This venue accommodates approximately 100 guests reception style and 150 guests for a wedding ceremony.
  • MeadWestvaco Theatre | The theatre-in-the-round design of the MeadWestvaco Theatre, with elevated, tiered seating, is optimal for presentations and demonstrations. An ideal venue for corporate presentations, meetings, training and other educational events, this facility accommodates 48 guests and includes state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.
  • Kettering Learning Lab | The Kettering Learning Lab features a domed ceiling, dark green natural cleft slate floors, tables and windows on three sides. Its location provides the campus's most comprehensive and captivating view of the Arboretum grounds, making it the perfect meeting space for small groups of up to 26 guests.



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