Rentals at Blandford

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Nature and Historic Buildings is the picture-perfect setting for your next special event or corporate meeting!

Blandford Nature Center has variety of buildings and outside areas we make available for rentals. Rentals are charged on an hourly basis.
Buildings available for rental include:

  • Current Visitor Center Auditorium*
  • NEW Visitor Center Auditorium (booking now for 2017)
  • Learning Lab
  • Red Schoolhouse 
  • Our grounds can also be rented, they vary on size and location.

*Not all buildings are ADA accessible.

We are now booking our NEW auditorium to be open March 2017! 

Please review the calendar below to see facility availability and use the form below to submit an request for rental information. Kiley Zaplitny, Membership and Events Manager, will be in touch to talk to you about your special event.

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Rent the LL

Seats 30-40 guests.

Rental rate is $50/hour on weekdays and $85 on weekends.

Great for smaller birthday parties or meetings.

No internet available in this building.

Rent AuditoriumSeats 60 guests with tables and chairs.

Rental rate is $90/hour on weekdays and $125/hour on weekends.


Great for business meetings, and large birthday parties!

Overhead projector and WIFI available.

Rent SSH

Seats 60 guests.

Rental rate is $50/hour weekdays and $85/hour on weekends.

Charming backdrop for a photography session, “Day-in-a-One-Room” schoolhouse with your classroom, bridal or baby showers, or birthday parties.

No internet available in this building.

Rent BNC GroundsRentals are customized for occasions such as corporate events picnics and special occasions.

Typical grounds rentals are $125/hour on weekdays and $250/hour on weekends.

Rent Wedding ServicesChoose Ceremony & Reception Packages.

Multiple outdoor Ceremony sites
Indoor/Outdoor Reception space
Rehearsal time
Bridal Party Area
Engagement Services
All-Inclusive Packages

 Rental Discount

Frequently Asked Rental Questions

Can I get married or host my reception at Blandford?

Yes! We treat each wedding or special event as a unique opportunity to share this memorable place with our community. Please contact use the contact form above to let us know your special event plans. Kiley Zaplitny, Membership and Events Manager, will be in touch to talk details.

Our new reception space, the Blandford Auditorium, is a part of the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center, opening in February 2017. The space can accommodate 125 guests reception-style and 200 theatre-style.

Do I have to be a member to rent at Blandford Nature Center?

We welcome anyone to come and enjoy our space for your next event! While we hope you do fall in love with Blandford Nature Center and as a result become members, Blandford Nature Center does not require membership to rent any of our facilities or grounds.

Can I decorate for my event?

Yes! Our rental contract does outline some specific guidelines for what decorations can and cannot be used, however for the most part decorations are allowed.

Please note: renters are responsible for all decoration set-up and tear down.

Do my guests and I need to pay admission while we are here for the event?

Guests at special events do not need to pay any additional admission costs.

Will my site be shared with any other groups?

Depending on the day and time of your event, Blandford Nature Center’s lobby, wildlife center and trails may be open to the public. Our Visitor Service staff will try to minimize traffic near your event.

For wedding receptions set on Saturdays, we will close the Visitor Center at 4 pm to allow your party full access to the lobby and auditorium.

How do I schedule a site visit to make sure your rental space is good fit for my special event?

It would be a pleasure to give you a tour of Blandford Nature Center’s rental spaces and grounds! Please use the contact form above to connect with our Membership and Events Manager, Kiley Zaplitny, who will discuss event options with you and schedule a site visit if desired.