At Garden in the Woods, state-of-the-art facilities for private and corporate meetings, gatherings, and events
Our Education Center
For Private Parties or Wedding Receptions
Our Education Center offers seating for up to 75 people in a fully appointed room with a wall of windows looking out onto a beautiful wooded setting. Facilities are air conditioned and handicapped accessible. A kitchen off the main room is equipped for catering with refrigerator, microwave and oven. We will be happy to provide a list of fine caterers for your food and beverage needs. The building features a covered open-air pavilion with wooden tables and native stonework floor, offering space for small outdoor sessions, picnics or cocktails.
Outdoor gathering places for small wedding ceremonies include the Lily Pond, the Meadow, the Idea Garden and our Amphitheatre in the Garden of Rare and Endangered Plants. Wedding ceremonies may begin when the Garden has closed for the day, usually at 5 p.m.
Rental guests are invited to enjoy our 45-acre botanic garden featuring the largest landscaped collection of native plants in the Northeast.
Rentals are scheduled during every month of the year except the month of May, when the Garden is at its busiest with visitors and parking space is limited. Click here for rental fees.Rental Guidelines
For retreats, meetings, or conferences
The large room can be set up in a variety of ways, including theatre-style with rows of chairs, conference-style with tables in a U-shape, or classroom-style with people seated around individual tables. The room can also be divided with a soundproof partition to create two smaller meeting spaces. We can provide a TV/VCR, overhead projector, digital projector, slide projector, screen, whiteboard, two easels, podium, and built-in sound system with both cordless and stationary microphones.
For more information on rentals, contact Lana Reed, 508-877-7630, ext. 3303, lreed@newenglandWILD.org.