Nature Center banquet room with tables and chairs

Room Rentals

NOTICE: Heckrodt Wetland Reserve is not currently accepting reservations for room rentals due to COVID-19. Reservations will resume when the Presentation Room is open to the public.  Thank you for your patience.



Presentation room with banquet tables and chairsPresentation Room of the Nature Center

The Presentation Room of the Nature Center provides a great location for training sessions and workshops, meetings, and family events. The Presentation Room of the Nature Center is available for public rental during our regular operating hours — there is no evening rental. Maximum banquet style seating is 72 people. Rental provides access to the kitchen for pot luck or catering. The Nature Center is heated and air conditioned; a gas log fireplace is available in season. The room has a projection wall for presentation, with a podium and microphone available at no cost. Special rates are available to registered nonprofit organizations. Expect a level of noise consistent with regular Nature Center operations during any rental — large education groups, families with excited children, etc. Renters are expected to clean up after their rental or deposit fees will be retained.
*At this time, no room rental reservations are being accepted. The Presentation Room is currently closed to the public.



Picnic Pavilion and Outbuildings

Our outbuildings and picnic pavilion are for the Reserve’s program use only and are not available for rent. Group use of our picnic pavilion is not permitted unless you have scheduled a program with our naturalists (school, daycare, etc). Families casually visiting the nature center are welcome to use the picnic pavilion, provided no Heckrodt Wetland Reserve programming is using it. Stop by the Nature Center to inquire about availability.



Policies and Cancellations: During winter, please be aware the Reserve closes when our local schools have cancelled classes; any scheduled rentals during these times will also be cancelled. Weekend closures will be at the discretion of the Executive Director with a decision made by the Friday before. In the event of weather-related closure, full refunds of rental fees will be made.

Please note that HWR does not rent for weddings or receptions in any of our facilities. No outdoor weddings of any size are permitted on the property.