In addition to providing critical support for both the Arboretum's and FONA's missions, revenue from our weddings and private events directly supports our DC community.
The 19 weddings we hosted in 2021 brought in just under $1 million in revenue to our event partners, all of whom are local and diverse small businesses. This includes the corners of the hospitality industry that were hardest hit by the pandemic, such as florists, wedding planners, and caterers.
As our venue rental program grows, so too does our community impact. We have over 30 weddings booked for 2022, and are now accepting bookings for 2023.