Facility Rentals

Nature Center

Camp Brewster Lodge

What kind of events do people host at Fontenelle Forest?

Conferences and Corporate Events:

From an afternoon to week-long events, we have space that can fit any size. Check out our Forest Room and add on any additional spaces!

 

Galas and
Fundraisers

Take the temporary walls down in the Forest room to accommodate 200 people and add on the Atrium and Dennis Plaza to have an indoor/outdoor experience that suits any size.

 

Board Meetings and Retreats

Get away from the city but still be close to downtown! Camp Brewster is a rustic space that is quiet and private with its own view over the river and trailheads. You can also meet in a true hidden gem of Fontenelle Forest, the Wetlands Learning Center. We also offer Yoga and Shinrin Yoku for corporate retreats.

Ask for pricing for all-day corporate retreats!

 

Celebrations and Holiday Parties for
Staff or Family

Whether it’s an anniversary, work event or celebration, we can accommodate any size. Each space we offer comes alive during the holidays when the Forest transforms into a Winter Wonderland!

 

Children’s Birthday Parties

Our cafeteria works great for kids parties (up to 20 guests) with a close proximity to Acorn Acres, an acre-large outdoor playscape for children. Parties come with a craft, and you can always add an animal encounter to your experience!

 

Weddings

See more information on our wedding flyer. We rent Camp Brewster Lodge for parties up to 120 and the Nature Center for larger groups.

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Description of Spaces

Great Hall

Vaulted ceilings held up with strong trees welcome guests to the forest. Perfect for any formal occasion, cocktail hour or reception, large or small. Add it on to Dennis Plaza and the Atrium for a wedding or corporate, after-hours event. Approx. 200 capacity, but can accommodate more with the Atrium or Baright Gallery added on.

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. This space comes with a built-in screen.

The 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, a private balcony, and a private entrance to the boardwalk.

The Full Forest Room

Without temporary walls, this room lends itself to conferences large or small. With wifi and built-in A/V, multiple rooms can be used for a larger group. We work to make your program for the day work for you.

Dennis Plaza

This plaza sits on the edge of the forest. Perfect for an outdoor cocktail hour, wedding ceremony, or add it on to the Forest Room rental for an all-weather event! Only available after 5 p.m.

Baright Gallery

Perfect for luncheons, lectures and small gatherings, the Baright is an open space next to the Great Hall.

Whole Nature Center

Rent everything from the plazas to the Forest Room and Great Hall, from Habitat Hollow for kids to a warm fireplace for the adults. Make Fontenelle Forest a place your guests will always remember!

Habitat Hollow + Plaza

This plaza is outside of our children’s playscape Habitat Hollow with a view into the forest. When the weather is nice, this is perfect for an outdoor birthday or simply move indoors if the weather turns.

Cafeteria or Habitat Hollow Plaza Birthday spaces

Four cafeteria tables can accommodate 20 children. The cafe is also attached to the catering kitchen and has its own door to and from the boardwalk and Acorn Acres. Or, use the Habitat Hollow Plaza for an outdoor party space!

 

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event EXTRAS!

  • $100 Education animal: snake, turtle, ferret, rabbit or salamander
  • $200 Bird of Prey: owl, falcon, hawk or another large raptor
  • Add a Guided Hike: $50 per 30 minutes
  • Birdhouse Decorating for Birthday parties: $50 for 10 houses

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

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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.

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