Facility Rentals

Nature Center

Camp Brewster Lodge

hold your special event at Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest is one of the largest private Nature Centers in the nation. Just minutes from the Omaha metro, Fontenelle Forest rental venues provide a natural setting perfect for weddings, retreats, or gatherings. Your guests will enjoy the beautiful scenery in a unique, forest environment.

To ensure your event is truly amazing, Fontenelle Forest has partnered with one of the top-rated caterers and event producers in the Omaha area! 

Catering Creations is an award-winning caterer located in Downtown Omaha. They have won Omaha’s Best Caterer for the last 10 years in a row (amongst other awards)! Let their experienced events team help you perfect every detail of your special event. Fontenelle Forest has an exclusive catering partnership with Catering Creations for all food, beverage, and event management services at our rental facilities.

To inquire about booking your unforgettable event at Fontenelle Forest,

contact Catering Creations via email, phone (402-933-9186), or fill out the form below.

Email catering creations today

Inquire about an event with Catering Creations

Please note: this request form will not automatically book the event. A Catering Creations staff member will get back with you to verify your event has been booked.

Description of Spaces

Rent the Entire Nature Center

 For the ultimate guest experience, our entire Nature Center is available for rent, which includes:
Great Hall, Forest Room, Baright Gallery, Dennis Plaza, Habitat Hollow, Cafeteria

Great Hall

Perfect for any formal occasion, cocktail hour, or reception, large or small.  Approx. 100 capacity.

Forest Room

Surrounded on three sides with views of the forest canopy, this room is equipped with a built-in screen and projector, surround-sound speakers, a stone fireplace, and a private balcony.

Camp Brewster Lodge

A rustic wooden lodge with hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, a private parking lot, and tons of green space for outdoor activities.

Dennis Plaza

Outdoor plaza just outside the Nature Center, offering guests a gorgeous view of the surrounding Forest canopy.
Perfect for a small daytime or evening reception. 

Habitat Hollow

Habitat Hollow is an indoor children’s play area, where children can learn about animals on display and play nature games. 


Our spacious cafeteria is perfect for children’s birthday parties, family reunion banquet meals, or as a staging area for weddings and other events.


want to make your event truly unique? add one of our event EXTRAS!

For a truly memorable experience, choose one of these fun and engaging add-ons.

Your guests will be talking about it for years to come! 

* Education animal *

* Bird of Prey *

* Guided Hike *

*Animal rentals include a handler. You may request a specific animal but Fontenelle Forest reserves the right to bring a different animal based on health and safety procedures.

Children’s Birthday Party Packages

Fontenelle Forest is a great place for kids, families, and friends to celebrate!

TO inquire about reserving a space for your CHILD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY,
CONTACT VISITOR SERVICES by email, phone (402-731-3140), or fill out the form below.

email visitor services today

Inquire about a children’s birthday party

Please note: this request form will not automatically book the event. A Fontenelle Forest staff member will get back with you to verify your event has been booked.

Note: For any events other than birthday parties or other children's parties, please fill out the form for Catering Creations at the top of this webpage.
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What kind of events do people host at Fontenelle Forest?


Galas and

Board Meetings

and Retreats


and Holiday Parties


Birthday Parties

Conferences and

Corporate Events

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