Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest offers an elegant, yet rustic wedding venue

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest offers an elegant, yet rustic wedding venue

Gabis Arboretum appeals to the needs of couples looking to tie the knot.

“So many couples had to cancel or postpone their weddings last year due to the pandemic and it was heartbreaking to see the disappointment they went through,” said Peyton Lindquist, Events Coordinator. “This year, we’re seeing more and more couples looking to outdoor venues, like Gabis Arboretum, to host their special day.”

Gabis Arboretum is focused on giving couples a celebration to remember with the addition of new outdoor venues. While the traditional outdoor Meyer Memorial Pavilion overlooking Heron Pond is still available, new outdoor venues have been added that accommodate smaller, more intimate ceremonies.

“We have 300 acres of property here at the arboretum so there are plenty of options to accommodate the needs of our couples,” said Lindquist. “We’ve added several new rental locations to our list including a beautiful outdoor structure which overlooks the wetland, the area surrounding the largest oak tree on property which perfectly shades the ceremony area, and an elegant intimate pavilion surrounded by trees and prairie.”

All gatherings will be held in compliance with state and local guidelines in place on the day of the event. Dates are still available in 2021. Inquiries can be directed to Peyton Lindquist, 219-462-0025 or  

Gabis Arboretum

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest serves as a living laboratory for education, research, conservation and engagement with the natural environment. Gabis Arboretum offers a wide variety of activities, events and classes for people of all ages and interests. With 300 acres of magnificent landscapes, education programs and community events the arboretum has something for any interest. Gabis Arboretum holds an accreditation from ArbNet as a Level III accredited arboretum. To learn more about Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, visit

Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. For more information about PNW, visit