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Event Restrictions

 

As a botanic garden, we have certain restrictions that you might not encounter at other venues. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

General Guidelines

After-Hours Events

Yuletide Events

 

General Guidelines

  • Weddings, wedding receptions, religious ceremonies, and proms are not permitted. Please see our FAQs page for information regarding Wedding Photography.
  • At this time, we do not offer any other packages for room rentals or private dining other than Yuletide Events and After-Hours Events.
  • We work exclusively with Restaurant Associates for all dining and catering.
  • Balloons, confetti, and glitter are not permitted anywhere at Longwood Gardens.
  • Production companies are not allowed.
  • For floral arrangements provided by a service other than our preferred vendor, a fee of $500 will be charged. Non-floral centerpieces brought in from an outside source are allowed at no fee.
  • Other restrictions may be outlined in the contract to be signed at booking.

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After-Hours Events

In addition to the General Guidelines listed at the top of the page, please note the following for After-Hours Events:

  • After-Hours Events are not available during A Longwood Christmas, on dates when the Gardens are open past 6:00 pm, or on dates with evening programming such as concerts, performances, and Fireworks & Fountains shows.
  • No outside food or alcohol is permitted.
  • Alcohol service ends 15 minutes prior to the end of the event.
  • All events must end by 11:00 pm due to the East Marlborough Township noise ordinance.

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Yuletide Events

In addition to the General Guidelines listed at the top of the page, please note the following for Yuletide Events:

  • For organizations: Logos, signs, and any branded material are only permitted inside the Terra Cotta Room. Such items are not permitted in any other area, including the Visitor Center.
  • Will Call service is not available for Group Rate tickets. Registration tables in the Visitor Center are not permitted during A Longwood Christmas.
  • Outside food & beverage is not permitted, except for bottled water. This includes items such as cakes, cupcakes, bottles of wine, and food items related to party favors.
  • Existing decorations and centerpieces in the Terra Cotta Room are not to be moved or altered.

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