Carpenter Nature Center

Carpenter Nature Center

While an albeit unique event venue, the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center provides excellent event venues for a plethora of event forms. Located outside of picturesque Hastings, Minnesota, the Carpenter Nature Center provides guests with a truly unique event experience. Amongst the beautiful pastoral rolling hills, outdoor venues at Carpenter Nature Center provide a beautiful backdrop.

Events at Carpenter Nature Center embrace the outdoor, pristine nature, as well as innovative technology. High-quality sound systems make sure guests don’t miss a note or a syllable of your event. Fully equipped with audio-visual entertainment, outdoor events can be catered to your particular tastes, preferences, and dreams.

The River Bluff Pavilion, the premier event venue, is the largest venue at Carpenter Nature Center. Weddings, grand formal dinners, or large parties are perfect for the River Bluff Pavilion. Offering spectacular panoramic views of the St. Croix River, guests will be enthralled with the beauty, the fresh breeze coming off the river, and the quality of décor and technology that the Carpenter Nature Center has to offer.

For events, more in line with corporate retreats or conferences, the Carpenter Nature Center has just the right venue. The Flint Hills Trailside Lodge and Conference Center contains a large meeting room and two smaller conference spaces. For smaller, more intimate occasions, the Carpenter Nature Center offers several outdoor venues perfect for a small get-together. Small outdoor event venues include the Schaffer Gazebo, River Overlook, and Ravine Lookout. All of the events above venues feature spectacular views of the nature preserve.

Gray stone buildings pepper the property with their flint colored beauty and exquisite exterior. The buildings provide the perfect photo backdrop for either a family event, a birthday party, or for a wedding. The grounds that cover the Carpenter Nature Center are quite beautiful and worth the short trip from the Twin Cities. Events are sure to be positively unique and well appointed; indeed an event of a lifetime. Call for your tour today!

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