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Outdoor Venues

From floor to ceiling windows overlooking the gorgeous Cooper's Glen Beech Maple forest to an intimate and relaxing meeting spaces, there is a room to fit your needs.  We can accomodate weddings, receptions, life celebrations, birthdays, corporate and non-profit business meetings, luncheons and more and will work to make your event a memorable affair. 

For details, photos, and rate information, please see the outdoor venues below.  Looking for other options at KNC?  Learn more about our indoor venues and full event packages.

The Kalamazoo Nature Center closes at 5:00 p.m. daily.  The gates to the grounds close at 6:00 p.m. daily.  Facilities are available for evening events until 10:00 p.m. All rentals require membership to KNC, a non-refundable 20% down payment and a refundable $500 damage deposit to hold your reservation.

Contact Rental Coordinator Rose Norwood via email below, or at (269) 381-1574 ext. 37 to arrange a tour.

Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden

Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden

Vista Deck

Vista Deck

Hummingbird Butterfly Garden

Hummingbird Butterfly Garden

Seats 250 guests | theater style

Located within the Monica A. Evens Arboretum, the Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden provides an enchanting location for celebrations.

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Vista Deck

Vista Deck

Seats 150 guests | theater style
Seats 85 guests | seated reception

Situated between the Cooper’s Glen Auditorium and Glen Vista Gallery, the Vista Deck is cantilevered into the treetops of the Cooper’s Glen Beech-Maple forest.

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Amphitheater in spring

Amphitheater

Seats 250 | Theater style

Designed with outdoor acoustics in mind, the Amphitheater provides an ideal setting for an outdoor wedding or stage production.

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Picnic area in spring

Picnic Area

The Picnic Area, located at the edge of the Arboretum, is a quiet get-away spot surrounded by the green of nature.

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