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Point Defiance Rose Garden

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Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407

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Point Defiance Park has more than an acre of rose gardens, the oldest of which was established in 1895. The site includes a garden of miniature roses, arbors of climbing roses, a picturesque wishing well and quaint gazebos. Read more about the Rose Garden

Rentals: (253) 305-1090 •

The Rose Garden in Point Defiance Park offers two wedding sites:
  • Rose Garden Lawn
  • Rose Garden Gazebo
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To check availability call (253) 305-1090
 Rose Garden Lawn

This beautiful formal garden features a grassy area. During the summer months it is surrounded with a colorful border of flowers. It is located between the Lodge and the Rose Garden Gazebo and provides a beautiful setting for weddings & ceremonies.

  • Available for rent from June 1 through Sept 30
  • 100 chairs are included with your rental (set-up and tear down of chairs is provided)
  • Rented in two hour blocks beginning at 11am, 2pm and 5pm (summer only)
  • Available Fri - Sun only
  • $485 per two-hour rental
  • Electricity available.

Rose Garden Gazebo

Sits amidst a formal rose garden setting. The Gazebo holds 30-50 people (standing).

  • Available for rent from June 1 through Sept 30
  • No seating available, standing room only
  • Rented in two hour blocks beginning at 11am, 2pm and 5pm (summer only)
  • Available Fri - Sun only
  • $485 per two-hour rental
  • Electricity available

Please remember that your facility rental is for the Lawn or Gazebo only.  The rental client and MPT cannot reserve parking spaces or restrict other people’s activities in the park nearby unless the activities are illegal.

  • Our parks are open for public use and your experience may include:
  • Various wildlife
  • Loud music or park patrons
  • Dogs running off-leash and/or dogs excessively barking
  • People enjoying the park in close proximity to your rental space.

Please Note: The Rose Garden will be closed to visitors starting February 1st, for an estimated 4-6 weeks, for irigation repairs and maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvience this may cause, thank you for your understanding.

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Rose Garden Weddings


Rental Forms and Information: 

More forms and documents (including versions in Spanish)

Cancellation Policy:

More than 151 days’ written notice of cancellation will receive a 50% refund; 0 to 150 days’ notice = no refund. Additionally, no refunds are given due to weather conditions.

Traffic Alert:
We strongly encourage all rental guests to carpool and allow for plenty of time to find parking in the vicinity of the Point Defiance Pagoda and Rose Garden due to traffic revisions, fencing, and construction equipment now at Point Defiance Park under Destination Point Defiance. 

Destination Point Defiance is a long-term comprehensive planning initiative started years ago to enhance the park’s experience and honor its character.  The capital improvement bond approved by voters in 2014 is funding much of the related construction work along with grants from the state RCO program, Washington State taxpayers, donors and other sources.

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