Private Rentals

Private Rentals

Spend a day surrounded by nature with a private rental at Blandford! This natural, 264 acre property is only a short drive from downtown Grand Rapids and provides the perfect space for hosting a corporate or private event. Please note that we are not able to accommodate weddings or after hours events.

Our Auditorium is available for rent Monday through Friday from 9 am-5 pm (subject to availability). This 1,700 sq. ft. space is located inside the Mary Jane Dockerary Visitor Center and overlooks Blandford’s forests and Wildlife Trail. This beautiful, naturally-lit space features floor to ceiling, east-facing windows that provide a peaceful and scenic view for your event.

We offer full day (9 hours) and half day (5 hours) rentals, both of which include set up and tear down time. You will have the option to book our facilities for a single day, or you can book a multi-day event. We offer non-profit and multi-day discounts.

There are a variety of set up options available for you to choose from (cocktail, theater, banquet, classroom, etc.), or you can work with our staff to create a custom set-up that works for your occasion. Blandford staff will take care of table and chair set-up and tear-down. See the gallery below to preview the space and potential set-up options.

Basic Rental Offerings

There are many perks to booking a rental at Blandford! On top of the beautiful scenery and private space, we offer a few other things to help make sure your event runs smoothly and your guests enjoy their time in nature. See what’s included in all rentals below:

What’s Included

Rental Requirements & Restrictions

Blandford Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature. We have a few requirements and restrictions for renters listed below to help us accomplish our mission and help us maintain a healthy environment, deliver safe outdoor programming, and provide high-quality care to our wildlife ambassadors. See the information below:

Requirements & Restrictions

Additional Information

Optional Add-ons

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Accessibility Information


Please reach out to our rentals team at or call (616) 735-6240.

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