Elachee’s shaded woodland trails, native foliage and birdsong are backdrops for your event (gatherings of up to 200 guests).
This natural setting saves you the time and expense of putting up elaborate decorations.
You handle catering or bring your own food, and create your event’s design and set-up.
Elachee is near I-985 and I-85, close to accommodations in downtown Gainesville, Oakwood, Braselton, and nearby Dahlonega and Gwinnett County.
Prohibited rentals include, but are not limited to:
Elachee Nature Science Center facilities are available for rental when not in use for scheduled education programming. Elachee does not alter programming schedules, nor close any portion of the Visitor Center or hiking trails to accommodate rentals.
*NOTE: The Board of Trustees of Elachee Nature Science Center reserves the right to review rental requests, and approve or deny the request of any group. The Board of Trustees and employee staff of Elachee retain the right to access the Elachee facilities during the time of rental.
Situated on the woodland side of the Elachee Visitor Center, this scenic patio is the most popular choice and largest space for weddings and receptions. Rental includes use of the upper balcony.
Exchange vows in this beautiful open air structure overlooking the Chicopee Woods. Adjacent to the Elachee Visitor Center, the Pavilion is suitable for smaller ceremonies and/or wedding receptions.
This rustic outdoor amphitheater offers an intimate wedding ceremony option, set against grandeur of the Chicopee Woods.
Ideal for smaller wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, this indoor gathering space also features a covered porch and balcony with unfettered views of the Chicopee Woods, an adjacent catering kitchen and entry plaza.
An Elachee Naturalist will lead a themed program for the Birthday Child and child guests, designed for the outdoors or under cover outside, then a guided visit to the Live Animal Exhibit. Your party will conclude in a reserved space for friends and family to celebrate with the Birthday Child.
Amazing Amphibians and Radical Reptiles
Explore their world and meet a snake or tortoise up close!
Go back in time to investigate dinosaurs and examine real fossils.
Become a nature detective and look for clues nature will leave behind. Discover animal tracks and solve the mystery!
Bring your water shoes! Take a short hike into Chicopee Woods to learn about water and the creatures that live in the Walnut and Elachee Creeks.
Try your hand at building a shelter and fire building. Learn the basics of what it takes to survive in the wilderness.
Elachee offers children’s birthday parties one Saturday a month, March through November. Call 770-535-1976 to check availability.
Party Package Cost = $195.00 ($20 Discount for Elachee Members)
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