Weddings at the Hahn Horticulture Garden

The Hahn Horticulture Garden is the prettiest spot in Blacksburg, VA to host your wedding and reception!

The Hahn Horticulture Garden is an outdoor wedding venue with broad lawns and beautiful flowers, right on the Virginia Tech campus! The Garden can accommodate events up to 150 people for your ceremony and reception. A rental of the Hahn Horticulture Garden includes full access to the Garden, including the pavilion building and all outdoor spaces.

For more intimate weddings (fewer than 50 people) the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion is an ideal place to host your reception. Weddings with more than 50 guests can be hosted outside under a tent up to 40' x 60' on the tent lawn, while still having the use of the Pavilion for cocktail hour or staging. Your caterer of choice can work out of the Pavilion kitchen or a tent/truck site near the tent lawn.

Download our Garden Wedding Photobook for more images from previous Garden Weddings!

Questions? Use the form on the right side of the page to contact our Events Team.

Coming in 2024!


The Garden has entered a contract for the construction of a new 40'x70' open air structure that will be available for rental events. This means no more rental tents on the lawn! The exact completion date in 2024 is still being determined, stay tunded for more details.

Please contact us for pricing as we are in the process of updating pricing to include the new structure.

Our standard Wedding and Reception Rental (or reception only)



  • Access to the garden and pavilion the day before your wedding from 12pm-5pm for decoration, storing items, or your rehearsal.
  • 9 hour garden and pavilion reservation the day of your wedding (must be over by midnight).

Wedding Ceremony Only Rental



  • Access to the garden and pavilion the day before your wedding from 12pm-5pm for decoration, storing items, or your rehearsal.
  • 5 hour garden and pavilion reservation the day of your wedding (must be over by midnight).

All wedding rentals include

  • Ability to use any vendor of your choice (caterer, photographer, DJ, etc.).
  • Full use of Garden spaces including two separate large lawns for ceremony and reception
  • Beautiful, flower filled garden setting and atmosphere
  • Complimentary online planning portal featuring customizable wedding website, personalized planning checklist, and vendor management tools through our partnership with Weven.

Note that an additional $250 cleaning/damage deposit is required and will be refunded within 7 days if not needed.

Contact us using the form on the right side of the page to discuss your ideal ceremony and/or reception. Whether you are just looking to do a small elopement style ceremony or want additional time to clean up the next day, let us know what we can do to help make your dream wedding a reality.

A 40'x60' tent on the tent lawn at the end of March 2022.

The Pavilion setup for a wedding using rental tables and chairs.

The Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion, completed June 9, 2006, offers a delightful staging area for weddings and other special events held in the garden. French doors open from the 660 sq. ft. multipurpose room to an ample porch and the lawn beyond. The entire building is ADA compliant, including kitchen and restrooms. Front entrance and porch is "on grade" for easy access from surrounding area.


  • Interior total including offices and restrooms: 2,200sq. ft.
  • Multipurpose room interior: 26' x 25' . 660 sq. ft.
  • French doors open to surrounding porch (under roof): three sides at 7' deep . 400 sq. ft.
  • Multipurpose area under roof including room and porch: 1,060 sq. ft. * Hall, lobby, and entrance alcove (can be used as overflow for multipurpose room) . 320 sq. ft.
  • Total covered public space available for staging event . 1,380 sq. ft. (includes hall, lobby, alcove, multipurpose room, and covered porch).

Other Amenities

  • Galley kitchen: 12' x 9', 108 sq. ft. (includes electric range and stove, sinks, and refrigerator).
  • Bridal Changing Room (54 sq. ft.) accessible from women's restroom.
  • Restrooms: Women's has three stalls (one handicapped-accessible). Men's has one handicapped-accessible stall and two urinals.
  • High and low drinking fountains near restrooms.
  • Multipurpose room has two recessed work areas with counter tops; one with double sink. The counters can be exposed or hidden behind aluminum doors.
  • All interior spaces have full climate control (heating and cooling).
  • Two ceiling fans in the multipurpose room.
  • Recessed lighting throughout, including porch.

Important notes:

  • Most private events are not required to have an ABC permit to serve alcoholic beverages, but the unversity reserves the right to request one when reviewing/approving events. However, any caterer working on campus must obtain an ABC permit to serve alcoholic beverages (many local caterers already have the license).
  • Campus regulations require a tent permit 30 days before the event through VT Facilities for tents larger than 900 sq ft. We can take care of this for you.
  • Event insurance is required for all weddings as well as any groups not affiliated with VT.
  • We are unable to restrict garden access to classes, students, and the general public who may be passing through the gardens. Our experience has been that students and visitors have been very respectful of special events.
  • While we try to alert people to possible university and community conflicts that will increase traffic to the garden it is ultimately your responsibility to check before booking. Events that might increase garden traffic include high school prom and homecoming dances, university graduations, university athletic events, and more. We recommend avoiding dates when there is a large event on campus. Please visit the University Calendar web site for information on campus events. We have no control over campus events outside of the garden. It is your responsibility to be sure there is not a large event taking place at the university or the surround communities on your chosen date.

For additional information, please use the form on the right side of the page, or email our Events Team at