The EJC Arboretum Pavilion

The Pavilion is a rustic, three-sided open building that is available on a reserved-use basis to faculty as an outdoor classroom, to student organizations as a meeting or event venue, and to the public for private events. JMU faculty and student users do not pay a reservation rental fee. Public uses are subject to varying fees for events and weddings, which fees are found on the Reservation Form. The Pavilion has picnic table seating for 24-30, electrical connections, lighting, and ceiling fans. Event set up is available on a charge basis for all reserved users at $1 per chair and $5 per 6' rectangular banquet-style tables. All foods and beverages served with Pavilion use must be through JMU Catering, except for personal brown bag meals. Set up can be arranged for table seating for up to 40, or for theater style seating for up to 50 people. Payment for set up is required in advance of the event. Rules for public uses are posted on the Reservation Form, and are consented to by signature on that form. For public use of the Pavilion a Liability Release is required to be submitted at least seven days before the date of the approved reserved use of the Pavilion.

JMU Groups

JMU classes, student groups, departments, and organizations wishing to reserve the Pavilion, please use our Pavilion Use Form.

Public Groups

For public groups, and private parties wishing to reserve the Pavilion, please check our website calendar to be sure the date and time you want to reserve are available, and then download, complete, sign and submit the form found on the following link: Reservation Form and the Liability Release form. Non wedding use of the Pavilion is available for rent in time blocks of two hours. Reservations can be made for as many two-hour blocks of time for private, exclusive use of the Pavilion as a reserving party wishes, at $50 per each two hour period. Walk up non reserved use of the Pavilion is available free of charge to any group or individual. Please check the calendar on this website for availability in advance. There is no guarantee or right of private or exclusive use of the Pavilion without paid reservation.

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Grounds open free to the public, dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
The Arboretum offices in the Frances Plecker Ed Center are open weekdays. Calls and emails are answered from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except holidays. Check the website calendar for holiday closings.

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Directions to the EJC Arboretum
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University
(540) 568-3194
780 University Blvd, MSC 3705
Harrisonburg, VA 22807