Ogden Nature Center

 The Ogden Nature Center is pleased to offer its unique, outdoor settings for weddings and wedding parties.  We offer outside options only for weddings with unparalleled natural vistas in the middle of town! 


Outdoor spaces are available after business hours for weddings. The available times include setup and cleanup.

Friday 4-10 PM

Saturday 3-10 PM

Sunday 9AM-7PM

Holidays that the Nature Center is closed



  • 6 hours for setup, your ceremony, reception, and cleanup

  • ONC Security Guard

  • Two ONC Staff Members

  • Use of our picnic tables

  • Use of Visitor Center restrooms, kitchen and Discovery Room

  • Gift shop and lobby will be open for your guests

  • Use of grounds for bridal photos by prior arrangement if not during the hours reserved for the wedding

All cleanup, band equipment, etc. must be removed no later than 10 PM on the day of the event. The security of any items delivered prior to reserved time is not ensured.


  • Lawn behind Visitor Center

  • In front of the Visitor Center for small gatherings

  • Picnic Grove

  • LS Perry Education Center Pavillion

ONC requires that you use an approved caterer from our list:

  • Roosters

  • Union Grill

  • Jeremiahs

  • Peddlers Catering

  • Bistro 258

  • Sonora Grill


Note: there is NO RAIN PLAN at ONC. Your wedding party is responsible for rental of tents, canopies, tables, chairs, etc.

  • Picnic table setup and moving

  • Removal of all food and decorations after the wedding

  • Remove your trash—make arrangements with your caterer

  • NO SMOKING is allowed anywhere on the grounds or in the building.

Please make sure your guests do not smoke.

  • Please make sure your guests DO NOT DISTURB the wildlife

  • NO PETS are allowed at any time.

(Service animals are always welcome, but must stay away from the mews. All service animals must be leashed.)

  • Children must be supervised at all times

  • A CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE is required naming ONC as additional insured for the event due two weeks before the event

  • If alcohol is to be served, a licensed bartender must be present

  • No lit flames are allowed. Please use battery operated candles if candles are desired.

Things to know:

  • There are not private rooms available for the bridal party to prepare for the wedding. However, the Discovery Room can be used for such a purpose.

  • There is limited outdoor lighting. You should be prepared to provide lighting should your wedding and/or reception be planned for after dark.

  • Parking is approximately 800 to 1000 feet from the Visitor Center. There is one handicap parking stall near the Visitor Center, and room for two additional vehicles.

  • It is highly suggested that you rent a canopy for your wedding. There is not enough indoor space should the weather turn bad.  We recommend Diamond Rental as they are familiar with the property.


$2,000 for a maximum of 150 people, plus $500 refundable damage deposit. Damage includes stains to carpet or flooring; damage to walls; anything that requires cleaning up (e.g. broken glass, trash, garbage); damage to parking lot plantings, etc.

$250 reservation deposit due at time of reservation (non-refundable & will be applied to rental)

Balance due no later than two weeks before reservation

$100 each 15 minutes for delays past 10 PM – or on Sunday, past 7 PM