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Garden & Vista, Evening Wedding Package

Package includes ceremony space in the Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden, with a Changing space (1), and inclement weather indoor plan. Reception space provided in the Glen Vista Gallery, with the adjacent Vista Deck, plus a kitchen staging area.

The Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden located within the Monica A. Evans Arboretum provides an enchanting location for celebrations. The Garden is designed with native plantings and flowers that nurture and support butterflies and hummingbirds. The sunken garden is surrounded by hedges of flowering shrubs creating a protected enclosure. The beauty of the garden changes every week throughout the summer and fall so no two events will ever be alike.

The Glen Vista Gallery features large viewing windows looking out onto a rich beech, maple forest and wildlife feeding station. Nature themed artwork from local artists, adorn the walls. The room can accommodate a variety of set-ups to best suit your needs.

The Vista Deck, situated between the Cooper’s Glen Auditorium and Glen Vista Gallery, is cantilevered into the treetops of the Cooper’s Glen Beech-Maple forest on the south-east side of the Visitor Center.

$3,050 package price, plus deposit and membership at Kalamazoo Nature Center.

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

 

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Amenities & Time Frame

Hummingbird Butterfly Garden

Suggested Time-frame:

Ceremony

  • Preparation: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Ceremony: 3:30 pm
  • Clean-up: 4:30 - 5:00 pm

Reception

  • Preparation: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Reception: 4:30 - 9:00 pm
  • Clean-up: 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Amenities:

  • 10 hour rental period    
  • 8 - 6ft rectangle tables, indoor only    
  • 10 - 8ft rectangle tables, indoor only    
  • 6 - Bistro hi-top tables    
  • Up to 150 chairs, indoor only    
  • Includes furniture setup and take down, indoor only
  • Fully accessible restrooms    
  • Plenty of free parking    
  • Handicap accessible outdoor deck has electrical outlets and lighting    
  • Inclement weather space options    
  • Free admission for your guests    
  • Accessible trail to Garden    
  • Includes planning visits and consultation
  • Maintenance staff on duty throughout event
  • Gate attendant at entrance to KNC, April - October
  • Directional signage    
  • Changing Space (1) with mirror    
  • Rehearsal Time    

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.