The Humber Arboretum offers many options for beautiful wedding ceremonies and creative wedding and commercial photography. Discover our spring-flowering trees, our colourful annual and perennial gardens, ornamental grasses, and seasonal colours. We also have theme gardens such as the Garden of the Rising Moon and the Tranquility Garden. The grounds include a forest trails, an outdoor stone classroom, ponds, wooden bridges, stone paths and unique structures.
Wedding photography and other commercial photography on Arboretum grounds require a permit. Permits cost $250.00 for 2 hours (or $175 during the off-season, which runs October 16th - May 31st). Upon sending your application form, payment must be made within five (5) business days. Payment can be made over the phone or in person at the Centre for Urban Ecology. If payment is not received in the allotted timeframe your application will be considered null and void. Applications and payments received less than ten (10) business days in advance of the date requested will be subject to an additional $30.00 fee.
The Humber Arboretum is a unique space, offering an intimate setting surrounded by nature. We can accommodate gatherings of up to 100 people in the midst of stone, wood, and floral aesthetics. Depending on your group size and preferences you can choose from one of four sites - the main ceremony site with stone archway, a wooden deck overlooking the pond, a leafy forest setting, or inside the Centre for Urban Ecology.