The Cayuga Nature Center, with its WPA-era historic Lodge and 120 acres of woods, trails, gorges, and waterfalls, is the perfect setting for a beautiful and memorable celebration. The Nature Center is a wonderful place to host a variety of events: weddings, family reunions, birthday celebrations, and much more!


Looking for a bucolic outdoor setting for your wedding day? The Nature Center is the place for you. Begin your ceremony next to our beautiful Butterfly Garden. Enjoy cocktails under a tent in the courtyard while guests play lawn games on the hill behind the Lodge. The kids (and adults!) will love exploring TreeTops, our six six-story tree house, to get some energy out before dinner. Move inside our charming 1930s Lodge to the Great Room for dinner and dancing. After dinner, guests will appreciate perusing our exhibits on the Sun Porch.

Our most popular wedding package includes the following:

  • 5 hours of Lodge rental including use of the Great Room, Sun Porch, Courtyard, Education Room, and Kitchen (access to the PeeWee Room is available for an additional fee)
  • Access to the entire grounds of the Nature Center including Butterfly Garden and TreeTops, our six-story tree house
  • Additional time before and after the wedding for preparation and packing up
  • Use of the Nature Center’s tables and chairs – helps keep your other rental costs down
  • A staff member to consult and assist with logistical needs

Our wedding consultant can work with you on this or other options. Please contact us today to begin planning the wedding of your dreams.

NOTE: Overnight accommodations are no longer available. Our staff will be happy to provide other options such as local campgrounds, parks, Bed & Breakfasts, and hotels.


The Nature Center is a fantastic place for a fun-filled gathering -- perfect for a family reunion or other type of large celebration. Fees depend upon the full scope of the event, so please contact our staff today to create your custom event.

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at the Nature Center are always popular. Children will have the opportunity to interact with our live animals and explore the grounds of the Nature Center while celebrating with their friends!

Our Birthday Party package includes:

  • 3 hours of Education Room rental, plus an additional 30 minutes before and after for setup/clean up.
  • A 30 minute Animal Program with your choice of 3 Animal Ambassadors to visit with the children.
  • Admission for up to 15 youth and their parents
  • Access to the Nature Center grounds for exploration, including TreeTops, our six-story tree house

Fee: $250 non-members (includes 1-year Family membership), $175 Nature Center members (Sign up for membership here.)

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