Facility Rental | LSU Hilltop Arboretum

Facility Rental

LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum is a 14-acre museum of plants located on historic Highland Road. It is a tranquil landscape and ideal venue for those who want to have a small meeting or event, 50 people or less, while enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature.

Our award-winning facility was designed by Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas.  “Mr. Emory Wedding Tree” is a member of the Live Oak Society of the Louisiana Federation of Garden Clubs. This large live oak tree named in memory of Hilltop’s donor Mr. Emory Smith has a diameter of 17 feet, a focal point of the arboretum and a favorite site for weddings. Other beautiful views of nature include a pond with a wooden boardwalk surrounded by Louisiana aquatic plantings, a courtyard with pineland savannah plant collections, and wildflower meadows with an earthen amphitheater.

Imo Brown Complex

open air pavillion

Margaret Holmes Brown Open-Air Pavilion

conference table

Cherry Owens Library 

bert turner courtyardBert Turner Courtyard

auditorium kitchen view

Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium Kitchen View

interior of auditorium, with pond view

Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium Pond View

Live Oak tree at Hilltop

"Mr. Emory Wedding Tree"



Our Event Coordinator, Amy Hughes, can answer any questions you may have about Hilltop’s facility and assist you with scheduling your event and completing your Agreement for Use of Facilities and Premises Form along with either the Event Application PDF or the Meeting Application PDF depending on the type of function you are planning.

To schedule an appointment or tour call 225-767-6916 or email hilltop@lsu.edu.

Facility Rental Rates

Agreement for Use of Facilities and Premises Form

Event Application

Meeting Application

Facility Layout

Parking Layout