Killens Pond Nature Center

Delaware

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Description

For the outdoorsy couple, the Killens Pond Nature Center is an ideal venue for your special day. This serene, natural setting is home to many native species of wildlife and vegetation. The Killens Pond Nature Center design complements the surrounding environment rather than interfering with it. The center is located alongside the pond and at the edge of the park’s forest, creating a gorgeous backdrop for wedding portraits. The view of the pond and the covered outdoor decks connect your guests with the natural features of the park. Enjoy a romantic outdoor ceremony in the state park and then move to the center for an intimate reception. Guests will be able to enjoy cocktail hour while mingling on the covered observation deck or move inside and learn a bit by viewing the large collection of native reptiles and amphibians in the separate exhibit area. Inside the LEED accredited building the modern conference room will be transformed by décor of your choice that reflects your own unique style. Guests will be able to enjoy a sumptuous dinner while toasting to your happiness and enjoying views of the pond through the expansive windows.

Venue Style

Event Center, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor, Modern

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start 2 hours prior to start of event and no earlier than 3:00PM. Events are 5:00 PM to 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $500 to $1,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding ranges from $500 to $1,000. Please inquire about pricing for an outdoor ceremony at the Pavilion. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $100/hr if client stops serving alcohol at 10:00PM or $165/hr if alcohol is being served. There is an additional 5-10% charge for self or personal catering . Please note that guest counts higher than 50 would not be seated all in the same room and would be split between rooms and decks.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Killens Pond Nature Center is estimated at between $5,644 and $14,272 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

Choose from List

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Security
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Stage included in ampitheater

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM
Candles must be enclosed in glass votive holders
No kegs allowed