Event Rooms

Indoor venues at the Arboretum are as delightful and memorable as our gardens. They are all located in an exceptional facility, the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center. Event spaces are available for both large and small events and there are a wide variety of room setup options. Each event space opens directly outside onto the beautiful south terrace and large windows provide a stunning view year-round. There is an additional fee required for the exclusive use of the south terrace. A hallway outside the event rooms is available for your registration or catering setups. Food and catering is permitted in all indoor areas and on the south terrace. Full kitchen facilities are available only when the York Auditorium or Event Room 109 is rented. And as always, the Arboretum staff will work closely with clients to make every event go seamlessly.

For more details on the rental spaces please review our Rental Overview Information Pack or contact Emily Peters at (919) 513-7457.

All event rooms include:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Portable projector
  • Mounted screens
  • White boards
  • Wireless Internet
  • Podium (priority use for Event Room 109 or York Auditorium)

Event Room 109 and York Auditorium include:

  • Ceiling mounted projector
  • Podium with built-in microphone
  • Wireless lavaliere microphone
  • Wireless handheld microphone
  • Ceiling mounted speakers
  • Telephone for conference calls

Whether you are planning an intimate or grand affair, your event will be memorable in one of these indoor venues:

York Auditorium Check Availability

York Auditorium

With a long wall of garden windows overlooking the south terrace, the York Auditorium is wonderful space for large groups. A combination of event rooms 105, 107, and 109 opened up to form one area, the auditorium also offers easy access to a full kitchen. The south terrace and/or hallway are often used for catering set up. The beautiful outdoor south terrace is available to rent for exclusive use when the York Auditorium is rented.

Theater Classroom Banquet Conference Dimensions Kitchen Price per Hour
200 82 144 60 70' × 28' Yes $225

Event Room 109 Check Availability

Event Room 109

Medium-size groups will find this soundproof room to be an excellent choice. Gorgeous view is provided by large windows. Catering and food is permitted, and there is direct access to a full kitchen.

Reception Theater Classroom Banquet Conference Dimensions Kitchen Price per Hour
60 50 32 32 24 26' × 28' Yes $105
This room can be combined with 107 for additional space.

Event Room 107 Check Availability

Event Room 107

Smaller, more intimate groups will find this soundproof room to be a perfect choice for their event. Large windows provide a beautiful view outside. Catering and food is permitted, but there is no kitchen access.

Reception Theater Classroom Banquet Conference Dimensions* Kitchen Price per Hour
50 48 25 24 18 20' × 28' No $60
This room can be combined with 105 for twice the space.

Event Room 105 Check Availability

Event Room 105

Medium-size groups will find this soundproof room to be an excellent choice. Its large windows offer the best view of any of the three single event rooms. Catering and food is permitted, but there is no kitchen access.

Reception Theater Classroom Banquet Conference Dimensions* Kitchen Price per Hour
50 50 30 24 24 23' × 28' No $60
*This room can be combined with 107 for twice the space.