Wedding, Birthday and Other Private Events

Wedding, Birthday and Other Private Events

There are multiple spaces available for rental.   Please take a look at the  Wildlife Sanctuary Room Rental Brochure .

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

May I Have My Birthday Party or Event at the Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Center?

Yes, there are spaces available for parties and events.
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Do I Have to Use One of the Caterers from Your Approved List?

You can bring in your own food or choose a caterer from the Preferred Caterer List.
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What Do the Caterers Provide and Do I Contact Them Directly?

You contact the caterers directly for pricing information. They will provide all food and beverages, including alcohol, for your event. They will also arrange for rental of tables, chairs, linens and other equipment.
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How Many Guests May I Invite?

That depends on your set-up and your chosen location or room.
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Do You Allow Decorations?

Yes, but no nail, duct or electrical tape may be used to hang decorations.  PLEASE refrain from using balloons at the Wildlife Sanctuary; loose balloons are very harmful to wildlife.  All decorations must be removed prior to the end of your rental.   See  USFWS article on balloons and wildlife.
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May I Have Music at My Event?

Yes, you may hire a band or DJ. You may also use the sound system.
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What Part of the Facility Is Available for My Guests?

Guests are able to visit the entire facility during regular facilty operating hours of 8:00 AM-4:30 PM September 16-April 15 and   The hiking trails are closed at 4:30 pm.  After regular facility hours, guests in the rented space.
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Where Are My Guests Allowed to Park and How Many Spaces Are Available?

Parking is free in any of our parking lots.
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May I Store Materials for My Event at the Nature Center?

No, nothing may arrive until the day of your event. All materials must be removed immediately following your event.
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How May I Take a Tour and/or Book a Date for My Event?

All rental events are scheduled with our Clerk.  Please contact the Clerk directly to check for availability and rental fees at 920-391-3671.
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What Forms of Payment Are Accepted?

Checks made payable to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary and Discover, MasterCard or VISA.
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Is Smoking Allowed?

No, the entire Wildlife Sanctuary, its buildings and trails are smoke-free.
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Is the Facility Handicapped Accessible?

Yes, our buildings and paved trails are wheelchair accessible.
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