The Nature Place is a state-of-the-art nature center that hosts year-round environmental education as well as the ultimate venue for weddings, parties, and corporate events.

The building includes a large Atrium with three separate rooms, a loft area, views of the marsh and bluffs, all on a sprawling 5-acre property. The Nature Place offers peak and non-peak season Saturday and Sunday wedding packages.

bride and groom holding a snake

What's Included

Wedding Packages:

  • Saturday Weddings: 11am - 1pm, Marshview Room (banquet room) access. 1pm - 11pm, Entire Facility access. Clean up time on Sunday is 8am - 10am.
  • Sunday Weddings: 11am - 11pm, Entire Facility access. Clean up time on Monday is 8am - 10am, Entire Facility or Marshview Room access (*changes seasonally - ask for more information*).
  • Access: to the building is restricted to the times listed above. Plan within that time for setup and takedown of the tables and chairs that we provide you.
  • Rehearsals: may occur within your reserved timeframe or outside of your timeframe for an additional fee (restrictions apply).
  • Receptions: end at 10:45pm and guests exit the park by 11pm, park closure.
tables set for a wedding
wedding welcome sign at nature place
tables set for a wedding
bride and groom walking in to nature center
wedding tables set

Amenities (no cost):

  • 230 chairs, 3 different styles
  • 12 pub tables
  • 24 - 6’ x 2.5’ wheeled tables
  • 10 - 6’ x 2’ wheeled tables
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 1 Event staff person will be on-site throughout your reservation for facility needs. This includes assisting and guiding your setup process, building cleanliness, emptying trash cans, assisting with our audio/visual equipment, and general building needs
  • Front desk usage for bar area
  • Coat rack, easels, extension cords, coffee urns, curtains, microphone, Atrium TV,  podium, and speakers
  • Access to 5 acres of outdoor park space

Add-ons:

Twinkle Lights - $300

  • Copper strand fairy lights
  • Includes staircase railing and loft area, front desk, and beams in the Marshview Room
  • LED lights around tree are up year round so you may use those
  • Set up and take down service of lights included
  • Designs may vary

Ceremony Arbor - $100

  • Black metal ceremony arbor, custom made by local welder
  • Tulle and flowers are not included
  • Very customizable

Portable PA System - $75/Day

  • Includes use of Microphone (on cord)
  • Bluetooth & AUX for easy playing from your phone or device

Wedding Naturalist Program - $100

  • The Nature Place Naturalist and live educational animals
  • 1 hour, informal program in the Discovery Room
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FAQ's

Additional questions?

Contact:
Erica Black - Facility Rental Coordinator
reservations@natureplacelacrosse.org
608-860-6864 ext. 233

Testimonials

“Myrick Park was the perfect place for us to get married! As two people who appreciate the beauty of La Crosse but wanted to be close to downtown the location was ideal. We also appreciated the “hands off” nature of the building - it allowed us to decorate as we wished, use the caterer of our choice, and overall make it our own day. Finally, the cost to use the venue was so reasonable and we love the mission of The Nature Place. We recommend The Nature Place to anyone looking for a unique option in La Crosse!”
- Hannah Olevson, 2022 Bride

“Just wanting to reach out and say thank you for all your help and communication leading up to our wedding last month. We really appreciated it. Thank you also to all the staff members who helped on the weekend of our wedding - everyone was very friendly and helpful and that was much appreciated!”

- Alli and Nick Larson, 2022 Couple

"We got so many compliments on the venue itself and I had such an easy time planning my wedding with all of the materials supplied. The Dropbox with photos of other wedding was AMAZING, and your staff were so nice and helpful throughout our entire process all the way to the end of cleanup. Keep doing amazing work!!!"

- 2023 Couple

"Everything was perfect on our wedding day, and we were able to do everything we needed to. The staff was amazing and answered all of our questions quickly. We hardly had to worry about anything. We very much appreciate all the help and being able to celebrate our day at such a wonderful location. We will absolutely be recommending it to anyone who needs to host an event."

- Lizzy & Bobby, 2023 Couple

Bar set up for a wedding at nature place