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The Gardens’ natural landscapes provide beautiful settings for your wedding or special events. From large formal affairs to small intimate celebrations, The Gardens at SIUE has something for everyone.

The Lantern — Our showcase venue, The Lantern is striking during the day and night. Surrounded by the shade of our white pine grove and overlooking the Turtle Pond fountain, your event at The Lantern will be alive with the sights and sounds of nature.

Event Lawn — The Event Lawn is a perfect place for large tents with room for ample seating and the flexibility to create the event of your dreams in a large open space.

Several smaller intimate settings can be found throughout The Gardens, including:

The Council Ring — A rustic circular stone meeting space nestled in the shade of our woodland shade stroll provides a rustic, natural setting.

Shakes Garden — A seasonally striking, small formal garden that is a favorite site for photographers who visit The Gardens.

Turtle Pond & Bridge — Popular destinations for photographers and family picnics.

View our Event Guide pdf for additional information, or contact us!

To schedule a site tour, please call (618) 650-3070 or send your request to


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