Frequently Asked Questions
What type of events can be held at Lichterman Nature Center?
The Nature Center can accommodate from two to 250 guests for stylish wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events, celebration of lives, and family reunions with a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces.
What is included with renting one of your facilities?
We provide setup, tables, up to 200 chairs, PA System for microphone use, access to projector, and WIFI.
How long would I be able to use any space?
Normal event length is five hours. Events must end at 12 am. Events lasting more than five hours require an additional fee per extra hour, and must be agreed upon in writing before the event.
How much setup time do I have?
The setup time can vary from one to three hours before the start time of the event. Any additional time would have to be approved by the Special Events Coordinator.
Are there any additional fees with Weddings?
There is a $500 wedding fee to hold the ceremony at the facility. The fee includes exclusive access to changing rooms for the wedding party, the use of the lawn behind our Pavilion for the ceremony, and one additional hour added to the standard five-hour event length.
Are rental items are permitted to be brought onto the facility?
Yes, but the Special Events Coordinator is required to know what vendors would be arriving the day of your event, when they are arriving, what items are being dropped off, and when they are being picked up. All rental items would have to be approved. Additional fees apply for use of tents.
Are there restrictions to decorations?
Yes. Nothing may be hung, stapled, or taped to our walls, ceiling, windows, or displays. Votive candles may be used in facilities when they are placed securely inside glass holders or LED. Flowers must be treated. No fog machines or dry ice machines. No rice, glitter, or fake petals used during ceremonies. Any music played outside would have to be within noise ordinance to not disturb the animals.
Can I use any caterer?
We do have an approved caterers list in our rental packet, but we can permit the use of outside caterers if they are able to provide a copy of their Business License, Certificate of Insurance, and Health Score to be turned in to the Special Events Coordinator
Can I bring in my own Alcohol?
Yes, but we would require a licensed bartender to serve the alcohol and would require a copy of their license for our records. It is recommended to have the caterer provide the alcohol since their bartenders are licensed.
Is there any cleanup I would be responsible for after the event?
You would be responsible for cleaning up any remaining garbage and taking any decorations, food, and alcohol off the premises. LNC staff will break down our tables and chairs.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation of facility rental must be provided in writing to Special Events Coordinator in a timely manner. Refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis, and take in to account the amount of advance notice provided.