Facility Rentals

Asbury Woods provides several unique and beautiful rooms and areas of the grounds that are available for rental for private functions.  We’ll help make your meeting or special occasion a memorable experience for your guests. For more information contact Jeanine Timon at (814) 836-6175 or jtimon@asburywoods.org.


Wedding Receptions, Showers, Family Reunions, Special Occasions


Nature Center Event

Andrew J. Conner Nature Center

$1,000 for 3 hours

Treat your guests to a special evening at the stunning Andrew J. Conner Nature Center. Your guests will enjoy private, exclusive use of the entire Nature center including the Exhibit Hall with 27 live animals, the touch and learn Discovery Classroom, the quaint Behrend Fireplace Room and the stately Hemlock Conference Room. The Nature Center after hours provides an ideal location for a corporate reception, retirement party, or holiday party. Adults and children alike will delight in the beautiful setting of Asbury Woods.

Reception style event capacity 125 people.

Three hour event plus one hour for set up and one hour for tear down. Additional hours at the rate of $100 per hour. On-site staff contact to ensure a seamless event for your guests.

Bonus, book during the holiday season and your guests will delight in a private viewing of Asbury Woods' spectacular holiday light display. A private Winter Wonderland experience for your guests.


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Brown's Farm Barn

$1,250 for 3 hours

This historic barn was built in 1928 and now anchors the south end of Asbury Woods’ property.  Located at 5774 Sterrettania Road, Brown’s Farm Barn is available for rental May 1 – November 1.  Amenities include two levels, open floor plan and a back deck.  Brown’s Farm Barn is the perfect blank canvas to create a rustic and nature inspired event for approximately 65 people seated or 90 people reception style.  Please note, parking is limited and we suggest making off-site parking and shuttle service arrangements.

$1,250 rental fee includes 3 hour event, 2 hours for set-up, 1 hour for tear down and on-site staff contact for the duration of the event.  Additional hours can be arranged at a rate of $125 per hour.


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Asbury Woods Picnic Shelter

$250 for 3 hours

This quaint picnic shelter is located adjacent the Nature Center at 4105 Asbury Road and has picnic table seating for up to 48 people.  Rental of the picnic shelter offers your guests convenient access to the 50 acres of property and trails located adjacent to the Nature Center.  During regular operating hours, your guests have access to our award winning Nature Center with its live animal exhibits and the Discovery Classroom.  After hours rentals allow restroom access only.  The Picnic Shelter is available for rental year-round and has a wood burning fireplace that can be used.  Electric is available.

$250 rental fee includes 3 hour event, 1 hour for set-up, 1 hour for tear down and on-site staff contact.    Additional hours can be arranged at the rate of $75 per hour.  A separate $25 per hour staff fee for any events taking place outside of normal operating hours.


Wedding Ceremonies, Award Presentations


Amphitheater Wedding

Outdoor Amphitheater 

$350 per event for 3 hours

Nestled among the trees behind the Nature Center is our intimate outdoor amphitheater that provides a tranquil place for a special ceremony or presentation.  A brick patio offers the perfect staging area and bench seating can accommodate 100 people.  Our Picnic Shelter is reserved as back up site in case of inclement weather.

$350 rental fee includes use for up to three hours and on-site staff contact.  A one hour rehearsal time time is included at a mutually agreeable time.


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Celebration Garden

$575 per event for 3 hours

The Celebration Garden is a unique circular stone patio with bench seating and beautiful gardens surrounding the center plaza.  This centerpiece of the Asbury Woods property is adjacent to the Nature Center. The Celebration Garden perfectly blends rustic and refined elements to create a space unlike any other for your ceremony or presentation. Our picnic shelter is reserved as a backup in case of inclement weather.

$575 rental fee includes use for up to three hours, set up of up to 50 chairs, access to electric and on-site staff contact.  A one hour rehearsal time time is included at a mutually agreeable time.


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Shaw Gazebo

$125 per event for 2 hours

The Outdoor Gazebo is the most secluded of our ceremony sites and is located off the main boardwalk which starts in the parking lot of the Nature Center.  This intimate setting overlooks forests and a field, providing a special place for a ceremony.  

$100 rental fee includes use for up to two hours, set-up of up to 20 chairs, and on-site staff contact.  A one hour rehearsal time is included at a mutually agreeable time.


Wasiesky Teaching Pavilion

Wasiesky Teaching Pavilion

$125 per event for 2 hours

The Wasiesky Teaching Pavilion is a secluded, covered space adjacent to the newly constructed boardwalk at the Nature Center. This intimate setting overlooks a wetland and provides a rustic feel to any outdoor meeting, ceremony, or gathering. Bench seating accommodates 16 people.

$125 rental fee includes use for up to two hours and on-site staff contact.  A 30 minute set up and 30 minute tear downtime is included at a mutually agreeable time. Additional 15 chairs can be set up if needed.  A separate $25 per hour staff fee for any events taking place outside of normal operating hours.


Meetings, Classes and Informal Gatherings


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Hemlock Room

$75 for 2 hours

This impressive conference room was part of Otto Behrend’s original cottage erected in 1929.  Large windows overlook the spectacular Carrie T. Watson Garden providing year-round views of birds and plantings which are incredible during any season.  Two large conference tables provide seating for 18 people.  Wi-fi connection, phone line and white board are available.

$75 rental fee includes two hour event, 30 minutes for set-up and 30 minutes for tear down. A $25 per hour staffing fee for events outside of normal operating hours.


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Maple and Oak Classrooms

$125 for 2 hours per room
$200 for 2 hours per full area

These large classrooms located in the Nature Center can accommodate 35 people per room when divided or up to 80 people when used as one large open space.  Ample counter space, sinks, electric and audiovisual capabilities provide lots of flexibility to accommodate various types of events from presentations, meetings, showers and more.

$125 rental fee for one room or $200 rental fee for combined space includes two hour event, 30 minutes for set-up, 30 minutes for tear down, tables and chairs and on-site staff contact.  Additional hours may be scheduled at a rate of $25 per hour for one classroom and $50 per hour for combined space.  Events which take place outside of normal operating hours incur an additional $25 per hour staffing fee.


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Behrend Cottage Fireplace Room

$75 for 2 hours

Quaint room with lots of flexibility. Intimate wedding ceremonies, small family gatherings, memorial services, and more. Banquet tables and folding chairs available. Price includes 30 minute set-up, 2 hour event, and 30 minute tear down. A $25 per hour staffing fee for events outside of normal operating hours.