The Gardens' natural landscapes provide beautiful settings for your wedding or special event. From large formal affairs to small intimate celebrations, The Gardens at SIUE has something for everyone. Please submit an information request form if you'd like to arrange a site tour.
The Lantern - Our showcase venue, The Lantern is striking during 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.
Prairie Portal - An arbor surrounded by prairie inspired gardens, the Prairie Portal is a beautiful foundation for your special event. Please use the Garden Tour pic here again (GT8)
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. If you are concerned about the vagaries of the weather, considering a cool season event, or just need plenty of room to execute your vision, the Event Lawn is for you.
Open Grounds - 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.
The Gardens at SIUE