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Your Event at the Preserve

Event Rental Venues

For more rental information or to make a reservation, contact the Preserve's special events partner, Open Aire Affairs


The Moore Pavilion

The Pavilion is a 30’ x 55’ fieldstone pavilion with a cedar roof and working fireplace. Maximum capacity of the Pavilion and surrounding area is approximately 200 people. The Pavilion includes access to private handicap accessible restroom facilities, seven 15-amp electrical outlets, one potable water spigot, use of surrounding lawn area, and use of the paved parking lot with handicap access and the lower red gravel parking lot. Facility lighting is located under the roof of the Pavilion and on the front and back exterior. Picnic tables are included with the rental that can be removed from the area for an additional fee.

 

Photo: Anna Long

The New Pond

The Pond is an open-air rental location featuring two ponds with a connecting waterway, springhouse, pergola and a stone patio and lawn area. Maximum capacity of 200 people. The Pond includes two 15-amp electrical outlets and one 30-amp electrical outlet, paved parking space for two handicap vehicles immediately adjacent to the Pond, use of the Visitor Center restrooms and parking lot. There is no facility lighting or water access at the Pond. The Pond is located near the exit gate of the Preserve, approximately ¼ mile from the Visitor Center.

 


The Stone Bridge

The Bridge is an open-air rental location featuring an elongated 1930’s stone arch bridge that spans over Piddock Creek. Maximum capacity of 150 people. The Bridge includes use of Visitor Center restrooms and parking lot. There is no facility lighting or water access at the Bridge. During operating hours, the public must be able to use the six-foot sidewalk on the left side of the bridge as it is the only thoroughfare connecting both sides of the Preserve. A recommended option for events beginning after 4 or 5 pm, depending on the season.

 


The Gazebo

The Gazebo is located in the heart of Penn’s Woods, a short distance from the Visitor Center and New Pond. The Gazebo rental location features a 12' x 18' Gazebo structure with a cedar roof on a red tipple stone pad area. The Gazebo has 6 2-person benches on each rounded side and can seat 12+ people. There is room outside the Gazebo for additional seating. Maximum capacity of 50 people. The Gazebo includes use of Visitor Center restrooms and parking lot. There is no facility lighting or water access at the Gazebo.

 


The Audubon Observatory

The Observatory is an open-air location featuring an elevated platform with black steel railings, cedar log embellishments and retractable canopy roof. Maximum capacity of 25 people. The Observatory is located on the Audubon trail across the Stone Bridge. The Observatory includes use of Visitor Center restrooms and parking lot. There is no facility lighting or water access at the Observatory.

 


The Visitor Center Auditorium

The Auditorium is a large 40’ x 24’ indoor meeting space located inside of the Visitor Center adjacent to the Gift Shop. Maximum capacity 75 people. The Auditorium is the Preserve’s only indoor rental venue and features large glass windows that look out into the forest. The Auditorium includes use of audio-visual equipment, use of folding tables and chairs, if available, and use of Visitor Center restrooms and parking lot. There is facility lighting in the interior and exterior as well as electrical and potable water access.