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Make your special occasion truly unforgettable

Discover the perfect backdrop for your private event at Huntsville Botanical Garden, where a diverse selection of venues meets the unmatched beauty of nature’s ever-evolving canvas.

Whether you’re planning an intimate rehearsal dinner, a leisurely picnic, or a memorable birthday celebration, our Garden offers a space tailored to every milestone. Immerse your guests in the enchanting surroundings and make your special occasion truly unforgettable.


Celebrate your private occasion amidst the unparalleled beauty of Huntsville Botanical Garden, where the natural surroundings offer a distinct alternative to conventional event spaces.

Our team of event planning experts is committed to providing personalized assistance, guiding you through each detail to ensure a flawless celebration. From initial planning to the day of the event, we are dedicated to addressing all your needs and questions, making the journey to your special day as delightful as the celebration itself. Email to inquire about venue availability.

Isenberg Grand Hall

Capacity: 350 guests for seated dining; 280 with dance floor; 450 for standing reception
The Isenberg Grand Hall stands as the premier reception space within the Garden, offering elegant seating arrangements for up to 350 guests. Equipped with a flexible dance floor and framed by five sets of grand double doors, the hall extends into a stunning veranda with views of the tranquil Little Smith Lake, making it an idyllic setting for grand celebrations and receptions. The expansive lobby at the entrance sets a tone of grandeur and versatility, serving as an ideal spot for a cocktail hour, seating arrangements, a photo booth, or guest reception. Exclusive to the Isenberg Grand Hall, the veranda presents a serene lakeside retreat, perfect for hosting a bar, offering guests a seamless flow between the indoor elegance and the natural beauty outside, or even expanding the celebratory dance space. This harmonious blend of luxury and nature makes the Isenberg Grand Hall a distinguished choice for hosting your significant celebrations.


Capacity: 56 guests for seated dining; 80 guests for standing reception
The Conservatory, boasting picturesque views of Little Smith Lake, offers an enchanting and intimate setting ideal for a luncheon or any cherished event. Its cozy dimensions make it a perfect choice for hosting smaller gatherings, such as intimate parties and celebratory showers, ensuring a memorable and personal experience for every guest.

Carriage House

Capacity: 150 guests for seated dining; 112 with dance floor; 200 for standing reception and ceremony seating
The Carriage House exudes rustic charm and can comfortably accommodate dining for up to 150 guests. Characterized by its exposed wooden beams, elegant chandeliers, and distinctive carriage doors leading to expansive patios on either side, it provides a warm and inviting atmosphere. This venue is perfectly suited for celebrating milestone birthdays, anniversaries, or hosting a rehearsal dinner, making each occasion uniquely memorable.

Nichols Arbor

Capacity: 160 guests for seated dining; 128 with dance floor; 200 guests for standing reception
The Nichols Arbor offers a charming setting that radiates warmth and welcome. Its versatile ambiance makes it a perfect match for events ranging from relaxed to refined, including anniversary and birthday celebrations, graduation festivities, and rehearsal dinners. Your rental encompasses everything needed for a seamless event: comfortable indoor seating, a fully equipped catering kitchen, a cozy library space, state-of-the-art sound and projection capabilities, and the dedicated support of a staff member throughout your celebration.

Murray Hall

Capacity: 80 guests for seated dining; 100 guests for standing reception; 40 guests for classroom seating
Murray Hall stands as a prime choice for hosting an array of private events, from rehearsal dinners and anniversary celebrations to showers and receptions. Adorned in elegant neutral tones and bathed in natural light streaming through expansive windows on three sides, the hall exudes a welcoming atmosphere. Perched on a hillside with sweeping views of Little Smith Lake and the lush gardens beyond, the scenery from Murray Hall is nothing short of spectacular. Complemented by a spacious deck that wraps around two sides of the building, this outdoor extension offers an ideal setting for a bar and bistro-style seating, enhancing your event with an alfresco charm.

Grisham Pavilion

Capacity: 240 guests for picnic table seating
The Pavilion, a breezy and sheltered outdoor space, provides the perfect backdrop for a laid-back company picnic or a casual luncheon. Available for rentals of 6 hours, it comes equipped with all the essentials: electrical outlets, cooling ceiling fans, picnic tables for your dining needs, and sufficient overhead lighting to transition your gathering from daylight to dusk seamlessly. The generous lawn adjacent to the Pavilion is ideal for a variety of entertaining activities, from corn hole and face painting to bounce houses, injecting an element of playful fun into your event (please note that inflatables require an additional fee and must be professionally installed). For added convenience, we offer wristbands at a modest fee of $5 per person, allowing your guests full access to explore the Garden’s beauty during your event.


Capacity: 300 guests
Our open-air amphitheater, with its semi-circular seating embracing a central stage, is framed by elegant historical columns from the esteemed Huntsville Madison County Courthouse, adding a touch of grandeur to any event. Ideal for any occasion needing a stage amidst natural splendor, this unique setting ensures an unforgettable experience. To complement your event, we offer wristbands at a small fee of $5 per person, granting your guests full access to wander and relish in the garden’s verdant beauty.