CNC has a variety of rental spaces available for meetings, dinners, and weddings.
For more information on facility rentals contact the rental coordinator or call 651-437-4359.
Flint Hills Trailside Lodge & Conference Center
The Lodge at CNC offers a scenic hideaway for your group. Nestled in the woods, this private building contains a large meeting rooms (26′x30′), that seats approximately 20 people at tables. It also has 2 smaller conference rooms (15′x18′ and 15′x15′), which seat 5-10 comfortably at tables. The entire building is wheelchair accessible with a wrap-around deck overlooking a beautiful wooded ravine and pine forest. The rental fee for this building includes use of the entire building, a fireplace (in season) and fresh coffee upon arrival. Fee: $300/day
River Bluff Pavilion
Built over the summer of 2011 this is the newest addition to CNC. The River Bluff Pavilion is located just to the north of the Visitor Center. Its dimensions are 60 x 90 feet with a “bump out” area 20 x 20 for caterers. There are canvas sides to roll down if needed and built in speakers in the ceiling for sound also if needed. Chairs and tables not included. Call for pricing. 651-437-4359
CNC offers 3 decks available for outdoor gatherings. The Schaffer Gazebo, Ravine Lookout, and River Overlook are free to use and open to the public daily. For a private event, these decks may be roped off for a fee. All 3 offer breathtaking views. Space is limited; Schaffer Gazebo and the Ravine Lookout are recommended for 20 people in a standing room only style as chairs are not provided. The River Overlook has been recently renovated and now serves as an outdoor amphitheatre with stadium-style seating for approximately 50 people. Fee for any one of these sites: $100/hour with a two hour minimum.
Staff Liaison: Upon reservation, a CNC staff liaison will be assigned. Any further questions or arrangements will be handled by the liaison.
Reservations & Deposit: Reservations will not be confirmed until a 25% deposit and completed contract are received.
Payment: Payments are due in full at the start of each event. All fees are based on use of facility between 8:00am and 5:00pm. (Rentals after hours or those that go longer than stated in contract will be subject to additional fees)
Cancellations: If cancellation occurs within 2 weeks prior to event, your deposit will be forfeited. For pavilion rentals deposit will be forfeit if cancellation occurs within 3 months of event unless another event is scheduled in place of your event.
Food & Beverages: In some cases, coffee is provided with the rental fee. All other food, beverages, and kitchenware are your responsibility. Upon request, CNC will provide a list of local caterers.
Smoking: Smoking is not permitted inside any of the buildings or the pavilion. Receptacles are located outside.
Alcohol: Alcohol is not permitted on CNC grounds unless approved by the Director prior to the event. You must provide security when alcohol is served.
Pets: Pets are not permitted in any buildings, but are allowed on trails on a 6′ leash. Pet waste must be picked up.
Clean Up: It is your responsibility to leave the facility as you found it. Receptacles will be provided for trash and recycling.
Please note: CNC Management reserves the right to revoke use permit or assess damages if any part of the contract is not followed.