Rental Venues

The Dothan Area Botanical Gardens is a Natural Choice for Your Special Event

If you have any questions about any of the facilities at DABG, please contact us by email,, or phone 334-793-3224, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to helping you with your event!  Call DABG 334-793-3224 for pricing and availability.   

The Wedding Garden

This is the perfect romantic setting for daytime or sunset ceremonies with a capacity for 400 seated guests.  A formal space featuring a fountain and a large entrance pergola wreathered in wisteria vines.  The altar can accomodate a wedding part of twenty.  A beautiful outdoor setting for your wedding.

Wedding Garden amenities:

. Outdoor Wedding venue that can be decorated to suit your event.

.  Ricketts Hall with all it’s amenities (see below) for reception or “plan B” in case of inclement weather.  Your guests will be dining and dancing only moments after the ceremony in the Wedding Garden.

.  Bride’s and Groom’s dressing rooms.

.  Use of the Gardens tram, if desired, for transportation of bride and/or wedding party from Ricketts Hall to Wedding Garden.

.  Complimentary rehearsal during regular Gardens hours (2-5 p.m. CST or 2-7 p.m. CDT) the day before your event.

Ricketts Hall

Ricketts Hall, located inside the Ralph and Carolyn Smith Botanical Center, provides a spectacular setting overlooking the beautiful flora at the Botanical Gardens.  It is ideal for receptions, holiday parties, baby showers, birthday parties, family or class reunions, and celebration of life services.  Ricketts Hall also provides the perfect venue for corporate events, meetings, and retreats.

Ricketts Hall amenities:

.  Accommodations for 200 at a seated dinner, 250 theater style, or 400 standing, walk-about.

.  Flexible room configurations.

.  Full caterer’s kitchen warming oven, ice machine, microwave oven, double stainless sink, and full size refrigerator.

.  Hardwood dance floor, and a terrific outdoor porch complete with ceiling fan!

.  Large retractable projector screen , podium, and wireless microphone.

.  Set up and take down of tables and facility chairs inside Ricketts Hall included.

.  Cleaning fee included.

Walden Farmhouse

Need something smaller than Ricketts Hall for your next party or gathering?  Consider the recently renovated Walden Farmhouse.  The Walden Farmhouse is available during daylight hours only and events must end by 5:00 p.m.  The Walden Farmhouse is not available for rental from November 1 – January 31 due to Gardens A-Glow activities.

Walden Farmhouse amenities:

.  Accommodations for 25 seated and 40-50 outside.

.  Restroom and small kitchen with refrigerator and microwave oven.

.  Grills are allowed outside the the Walden Farmhouse area only.

Conference Room

The Conference Room is located inside the Ralph and Carolyn Smith Botanical Center and is available for rental during normal business hours Monday-Friday.  Capacity of about 30 including a large conference table.  DABG Friend Members and above may reserve the Conference Room at no cost.  Call 334-793-3224 to reserve.


The Classroom is located inside the Ralph and Carolyn Smith Botanical Center and has a capacity of 10-20 depending on configuration and is available for rental at no charge during normal business hours Monday-Friday on a first come-first served basis.  Call 334-793-3224 to reserve.


 Our electric  tram can be used to shuttle guests from the parking lot to your wedding or a tour of the gardens.  Will seat about 12 adults.  Equipped with speakers for a guided tour of the Gardens.  Group tours are available by reservation only.  Please call in advance, 334-793-3224, and allow at least seven days notice for a group tour.   


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