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 including weddings, family reunions, birthday celebrations, and much more!
Since we are a member-based organization, please be aware that even if the facility has been rented, our public attractions (such as our trails, animals, and tree-house, etc.) are still available to the public from dawn to dusk every day.
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To learn more about booking the Nature Center for your wedding, birthday party, corporate event, or any other celebration, please click here.
Prices vary due to the length of time, number of rooms requested, etc.
We offer a three-hour room rental, which includes an educational program lasting up to one hour. Children enjoy everything from our animals, Pee-Wee playroom, trails, and six-story treehouse. Participants, including parents, do not need to pay an additional admission fee. (CNC does not supply decorations, food, etc.)
Apple Cider Press Rentals
- Onsite Apple Cider Press $20 (10am-4pm)
- Offsite Apple Cider Press $30 per day (requires credit card - if cider press is not returned in proper condition, an additional $600 will be charged)
We have older snow shoes available for visitors to use, as well as sleds for sledding on our front hill. These do not need to be rented out, but are only available during normal business hours as they are located within the lodge.
A deposit of $100 may be required for booking larger events. A refundable cleaning deposit may also be required. Renters are expected to return the facility to its normal condition.
Where to start
Send us an email outlining your basic plan. Include potential date(s), hours of event, space required, number of people attending, etc. We will work with you! We encourage you to come view our grounds prior to organizing your event. This gives us an opportunity to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. We're glad you are considering Cayuga Nature Center for the site of your special event, and we look forward to helping meet your needs.