Picture your dream wedding in a magical space filled with charming gardens that create an oasis of beauty and serenity.

Tucked away in downtown Fort Wayne, the Conservatory provides ideal spaces to create timeless memories of your special day.


After-hours weekend rentals provide both indoor and outdoor locations ~ offering flexibility and peace of mind. (Full Facility rentals include all indoor and outdoor spaces and gardens.)

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The Terrace Garden ~ a two-level brick terrace brimming with romantic ambiance and botanical beauty.

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Indoors *
Set the scene for romance and create wonderful memories in the soaring spaces of the Showcase Garden. Retreat to the adjacent Magnolia Room for your meal, music and toasts.

Show a video or provide extra seating for your guests in the Kessler Room or Jaenicke Room (included in Full Facility rentals only). The bride or groom and their attendants also may use the rooms as a private sanctuary.

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The Gardens, Kessler Room and Magnolia Room.

*(Ceremonies are standing room only in the Showcase, Tropical and Desert Gardens indoors; and the Exploration Garden outdoors.)

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"I wish to thank you and all of your staff for making my daughter wedding the perfect day that it was.  You and your staff went the extra mile to make sure that everything worked out for her special day.  When the going got rough, (caterer) you stepped up and made things happen.  The staff during the day was more then willing to help us in anyway needed.  The wedding turned out beautiful (thank you for the perfect weather).  We will stress to anyone who asks about the rental of the gardens the wonderful professional and helpful work you do.  Again, thank you for all of your help." Tom R.

“We just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for helping us coordinate our wedding/reception at the Botanical Gardens! It was absolutely beautiful & exactly what I had pictured!” Brent and Katelyn S

“We would like to thank you for all of your help in making our wedding day a success. The venue worked out beautifully and the staff was both kind and helpful. We will continue to be fans of the beautiful Fort Wayne Botanical Conservatory!”Val and Brent H

“I was so impressed with your venue and staff that I would like to host Churubusco High School’s prom in the gardens this spring.”

“Thank you so much for your hard work in preparing such as beautiful venue for our daughter’s wedding. It was wonderful and I would recommend this facility to others! Our guests loved the beauty of the gardens." Betty and Lamar Y

For a listing of Wedding FAQ's, check out the Wedding FAQ information.


Visit the Conservatory for a complimentary tour or contact Nate for more information

For rental questions, please contact Nate Cardelli. 

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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 427-6440


Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: Noon - 4 pm

Holiday Hours:

Black Friday: 10 am - 8 pm 
Christmas Eve: 10 am - 5 pm 
New Year's Eve: 10 am - 5 pm 

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day



Adults: $5
Children: (ages 3-17) $3
Age 2 and under: Free