Lichterman Nature Center Rentals

Make your event unforgettable.

A natural choice for your event

With spectacular lake and woodland views, Lichterman Nature Center is the natural choice for your special event. 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. From enchanting spring wildflowers to the dazzling colors of autumn, the ever-changing beauty of nature will provide your guests with an unforgettable event.

 

All the amenities for your event

Use of the large catering kitchen with prep tables, commercial warming ovens & refrigerator, ice machine, and a three-compartment sink are included with Visitor Center rentals. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

To learn more about booking an event at the Lichterman Nature Center or to schedule an appointment, contact Bryan Hill at 901-636-2213 or bryan.hill @memphistn.gov

Weddings & Receptions… let nature be your witness.

Large or small, outdoors or indoors, Lichterman Nature Center gives you a world of options to accommodate your wedding and/or reception. Whether you’re inviting two people or 250, you’ll find Lichterman is perfect for you.

Davidson Special Events Pavilion

This beautiful open-air facility located on the forest edge features a massive fieldstone fireplace, serving kitchen, restrooms and 18 picnic tables.  Lawns on the north and south sides of the Pavilion are available for use during your event for ceremonies and extra seating.

The Davidson Pavilion seats 108 guests at picnic tables, or 120 at round tables if you select that option.

Williams R. Loewenberg Visitor Center

Lichterman Nature Center is the perfectly unique place to begin your wedding weekend.

The Williams R. Loewenberg Visitor Center’s expansive windows and large decks offer panoramic views of the lake.  The entire upper level seats 200, with a maximum of 250.

Corporate Events

You’ll find the Lichterman Nature Center is the perfect environment for company meetings, retreats, workshops, training, employee appreciation lunches/dinners and more. Our beautiful spacious pavilion is perfect for corporate employee/family picnics.

Celebrations of life.

The Lichterman Nature Center is a serene setting to share fond memories and celebrate the lives of loved ones.

The Learning Center has windows and balconies overlooking the lake. It accommodates up to 150 people seated theatre style.

The Observation Porch overlooking the lake has fieldstones floors and a built in field stone bench. It is just off the Exhibit Gallery and accommodates up to 50 people seated theater style.

The Green Room, located just off the Lobby,  has verdant hand painted murals of trees & rolling hills and a coffered wood ceiling.  It accommodates up to 65 people seated theater style.

Use of the large catering kitchen with prep tables, commercial warming ovens & refrigerator, ice machine, and a three-compartment sink are included with Visitor Center rentals. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Indoor & outdoor options with room to roam

The Williams R. Loewenberg Visitor Center’s expansive windows and large decks offer panoramic views of the lake. The entire upper level seats 200, with a maximum of 250. Individual event spaces inside this building include:

  • The Learning Center has windows and balconies overlooking the lake. This room also features a retractable wall that can separate this room into two equal-sized rooms. It accommodates up to 120 people seated at round tables, 150 people lecture style, or  100 people with dance floor.
  • The Observation Porch overlooking the lake has fieldstones floors and a built in field stone bench. It is just off the Exhibit Gallery and accommodates up to  40 people seated at round tables, or 50 theater style.
  • The Cork Area , located between the Learning Center and Exhibit Gallery, also features tall windows and a balcony overlooking the lake. It accommodates up to 40 people seated at round tables, 90 theater style or 80 guests standing  around bistro tables
  • The Green Room, located just off the Lobbyhas verdant hand painted murals of trees & rolling hills and a coffered wood ceiling.  It accommodates up to 40 people seated at round tables or 65 theater/lecture  style.

Use of the large catering kitchen with prep tables, commercial warming ovens & refrigerator, ice machine, and a three-compartment sink are included with Visitor Center rentals.

 

Davidson Special Events Pavilion

This beautiful open-air facility located on the forest edge features a massive fieldstone fireplace, serving kitchen, restrooms and 18 picnic tables.  Lawns on the north and south sides of the Pavilion are available for use during your event for ceremonies and extra seating.

The Davidson Pavilion seats 108 guests at picnic tables, or 120 at round tables if you select that option.