Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events

The Glacier Gardens Visitors Atrium, or an outdoor location, is your venue of choice for beautiful weddings, informal and friendly parties, or educational seminars and retreats. The Gardens are a bride’s dream come true with photo opportunities around every corner. Hold your ceremony or occasion under hanging gardens of begonia, fuchsia, and petunias raining blossoms galore and take advantage of our unparalleled settings, or get outdoors and make your life-long promises in the natural setting amount the towering forest backdrop.

  Sean Wedding Party

Contact us at (907) 790-3377, or e-mail to inquire about your event date.

Day Rental

Available 9am -6pm Daily
Hold your meeting, luncheon or social gathering inside the Visitor’s Center during normal touring hours. In addition to the admission price, a private area of the Visitor’s Center is designated for your event. The Day Rental is available for groups up to 35 people for up to 6 hours of rental space. All day rental guests are offered the fully guided Rainforest Adventure tour as part of the package. Please find information on the Glacier Gardens Rental Agreements and contact us for slower times of the day that will offer additional privacy.
Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more in order to facilitate organization.
**All setup and take down of Day Rental space to be arranged by Glacier Gardens’ staff.

Cruise Weddings

Getting married at Glacier Gardens while on a cruise to Alaska is an unforgettable experience that will create memories to last a lifetime. Inquire with your cruise shore excursion representatives or contact Alaska Weddings and leave the organizing to these professional event planners. Great photos of cruise weddings and other occasions are featured at the Chugach Peaks Photography page. Crow Fox Photography also offers fantastic photography services.

Local Caterers

Glacier Gardens works with the majority of caterers in Juneau. Here is a few caterers customers have used in the past:

  • Abby’s Kitchen and Catering (907) 500-7993
  • Baranof Hotel (907) 586-2660
  • El Sombrero Restaurant (907) 586-6770
  • Breeze In Catering (907) 789-7878
  • Hangar on the Wharf (907) 586-5018
  • Prospector Hotel (907) 586-3737
  • Silverbow Inn-Bakery (907) 586-4146

Private Booking Information

The private wedding package is found on the Glacier Gardens Private Rental Agreement.

Rental is available from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Contact us for available dates. The rental of the Visitor’s Center does not include the upper gardens or tours.

$550.00 Wedding ceremonies
$650.00 Wedding with reception, parties or occasions serving food/beverage
$250.00 Deposit (non-refundable) reserves your date. Balance due the day prior to the event.
Additional rental hours are available upon request.

Pair your venue rental with a guided tour through the rainforest to entertain your guests and add some educational fun to a wedding party or meeting occasion. Ask us about how to get a discounted tour for your event attendees.

Please no confetti, little paper or plastic items. Bubbles are allowed and recommended. Floating candles or candles that will not drip on tables are permitted. No animals please! Children must be attended by an adult at all times.

Glacier Gardens limits providing your own alcohol to a toast, or will work with a caterer who has a valid alcohol distribution license.

We have available:

  • 100 chairs
  • 5 garden tables, 40″ in diameter, glass top
  • 7 large garden tables, 54” rounds, glass top
  • 3 rectangle tables, 55” long, 36” wide, glass top
  • 3 banquet tables, 72” long, 36” wide, plastic

Cafe service may be available upon request and is separate from the garden rental. For more information, please contact Tina at (907) 790-3377 or email

Our parking area is limited to about 65 spaces. Carpooling is recommended. We provide a Glacier Gardens attendant to supervise the occasion and assist with parking and organization.

The garden is open until 6:00 p.m. for tours.  We ask you to respect our touring guests by organizing your function based on the rental agreement.  Cleanup is expected immediately after function.

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