Our indoor and outdoor facilities provide a relaxed, intimate, and rustic space for your wedding day! Celebrate your special day with family and friends in our historic buildings or on the beautiful grounds of our nature sanctuary. Our natural setting offers many opportunities for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and photos – under the trees, beside our gardens, in the middle of our restored prairie, or at the outdoor amphitheater.
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Spring, Summer & Fall Weddings
For more information about weddings between the first weekend in May to the first weekend in October, when all of the facilities are open and available, click here.
Dates during peak season (May-October) fill quickly!
For more information about weddings after the first weekend in October and the last weekend in April, click here.
The Barn Dining Hall, Library, and Dormitories are not available during the winter.
The Amphitheater offers many opportunities for you and your guests. Put on a play or summer concert for our retreat guests, give a presentation at a meeting, or host a wedding. The stage is all cedar, with an arched pergola roof, electricity and unique stone terraced seating. It is surrounded by forest and overlooks Upper and Lower Twin Lakes. The Amphitheater is located between the Cross and Square Dorm near the start of the Frances Andrews Trail.
BARN DINING HALL & LOFT
The Barn offers two spaces: a dining hall and loft space. The lower level has been converted into a full-size commercial kitchen and dining hall. Meals can be prepared by a caterer or the renter. This space is an intimate and rustic setting that offers wood paneling and beams throughout.
The upper level of the barn offers wood floors and a vaulted ceiling. The loft serves as a great space to host a dance, large gathering or party. Neither the dining hall or loft have heat, air conditioning, or restrooms. Guests can use the shower house just a short walk away.
Available May-October, the dorms are comprised of comfortable double-occupancy rooms and group rooms. The dorms are a great opportunity for your guests to stay overnight for a retreat or after a meeting. The dorms also work well for weddings or parties when guests want to stay late to enjoy the celebration.
Both dorms have a men's and women's bathroom, with a shower house just steps away. Long Dorm sleeps up to 36 guests in 17 rooms. Cross Dorm can sleep up to 45 guests in four large wings and three double-occupancy chaperone rooms. It also features a lounge area for guests to gather.
Our Library is a rustic space that features a stone fireplace, a piano, resource materials, custom flora and fauna artistic panels, and refinished wood floors. Guests can enjoy a meeting or small-group session using the provided tables and chairs. Arrangements can be made for the space to be emptied for an intimate wedding ceremony.
RICHARD GRAND RECREATION HALL
The Richard Grand Recreation Hall is a beautiful space for any gathering. The recently renovated space features two decks and a warming kitchen to offer your guests food and drink. The climate controlled space is available year-round, and a stone fireplace gives the perfect ambiance for a winter gathering. Keep the space wide open or use the moveable wall dividers for break-out sessions.