Special Occasion Glen Packages

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 Cooper’s Glen Auditorium features large viewing windows looking out onto the Vista Deck and the beech, maple forest. 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. 

Reception space provided in either the Glen Vista Gallery or the Cooper’s Glen Auditorium, the adjacent Vista Deck, plus a kitchen staging area.

$1,500 - Daytime, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$1,750 - Early Evening, 3:00 pm—9:00 pm

$2,750 - Evening, 12:00 pm—10:00 pm *

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.

Glen Vista
Vista Deck

Glen Vista 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    

Catering Kitchen     

Free admission for your guests    

Includes planning visits and consultation

Maintenance staff on duty throughout event

Gate attendant at entrance to KNC, April - October

Directional signage    

  • *(Evening Package only, includes ceremony space on the Vista Deck,
    with a Changing space (1), and inclement weather indoor plan.)

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 at rnorwood@naturecenter.org, or at (269) 381-1574 ext. 37 to arrange a tour.