Timber-Framed Barn Package

The expansive open space of the Timber-Framed-Barn provides a stunning location for your special event. It has the space to seat at least 160 guests and flexibility to set your own furniture arrangement.  An excellent example of an English Bank Barn the post and beam construction features mortise and tenon joinery. The exposed wooden timbers remain as the highlight in the open space building. A restored antique windmill provides a focal point for the event area.

The space is only available to rent before and after Camp season, in May, September and October each year. These dates are ideal for small ceremony and reception combinations. Due to the limited dates available for rent the Barn is reserved for ceremony/reception packages.

$3,500 package price, plus deposit and membership at Kalamazoo Nature Center

To learn what is included in your package, see amenities listing below. 

PLEASE NOTE: Capacity on our event spaces is reduced due to COVID-19 guidelines. Please contact Rose at RNorwood@NatureCenter.org for current capacity guidelines and details on how to reserve a safe and memorable event at KNC.

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Amenities & Time Frame

Barn Setup Amenities:

  • Spacious open Upper Level with suggested seating capacity of 160
  • 12 hour rental period on Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
  • 5 - 5ft rectangle tables, indoor only    
  • 26 - 8ft rectangle tables, indoor only    
  • 4 - Barrel hi-top tables    
  • Up to 200 white chairs
  • Decorative lighting
  • Outdoor Amphitheater complete with a stage, bench seating, wheelchair accessibility and electrical outlets.
  • Spacious lawn suitable for lawn games or outdoor reception
  • A gracious portico at the main entrance
  • An Upper Level covered porch with electrical outlets and lighting
  • A catering kitchen
  • A family restroom on Upper Level and two sets of accessible restrooms on Lower Level
  • Changing Space (1) with mirror    
  • Rehearsal Time Friday afternoon between 3 – 5 pm
  • Full electrical service
  • Separate drive and free parking adjacent to the Barn
  • Includes planning visits and consultation
  • Maintenance staff on duty throughout event
  • Gate attendant at entrance to KNC
  • Free admission for your guests        
  • Handicap accessible        
  • Directional signage    

Time Frame

  • Rehearsal and Preparation: Friday, 3:00  - 5:00 pm
  • Preparation: Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Ceremony: Saturday: 3:30 pm (suggested)
  • Reception: Saturday: 4:30 - 9:00 pm
  • Clean-up: Saturday: 9:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Rental Furniture Pick-up: Monday: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Our rental program is provided as a benefit of one’s membership at Kalamazoo Nature Center. Rental fees provide you with an extraordinary venue while supporting nature based programming. Membership at KNC gives you access to our visitor center, trails, exhibits, programs, and events with free admission for one year.  In turn, your membership supports the award-winning education, research, and conservation programs.  All rentals require membership to Kalamazoo Nature Center, 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.

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We look forward to working with you to create an amazing event!

Contact Events Manager Rose Norwood at:


(269) 381-1574 ext. 37