Timber-Framed Barn Package

Seats 160 guests | seated reception

Limited dates available between September 1 - October 31

Kalamazoo Nature Center’s Timber Framed Barn is an excellent example of an English Bank Barn style building, built in the mid 1990’s by volunteers to house our Farmyard animals and provide programming space. The post and beam construction features mortise and tenon joinery.  In 2012 Kalamazoo Nature Center did an extensive renovation to our Timber-Framed Barn to provide a central point for our Children's Day Camp program. The Barn was remodeled to include heated, year-round classrooms on the Lower Level, running water bathrooms on both levels, a catering kitchen, a portico and covered porch. A new Amphitheater was build next to the building. Additionally, better lighting and electrical supply was added to the Upper Level and an improved drive and parking installed near the building. The exposed wooden timbers remain as the highlight of the building.  The new rental pricing structure reflects these improvements and provides time for wedding and reception, plus setup/cleanup. The space is only available to rent after the end of Camp season from Labor Day weekend until the end of October each year. These fall dates are ideal for small ceremony and reception combinations. Due to the limited dates available for rent, the Barn is reserved solely for ceremony/reception packages.

  $3,500 package price includes:
•  Ceremony space in Camp Amphitheater
•  Reception space in Barn Upper Level
•  Rental time Saturday 10 am - 10 pm
•  Rehearsal time Friday afternoon
•  After-hours fee included  
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Barn 4

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.

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