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The Ellis Barn
The historic Ellis Barn at Springfield Oaks hosts barn dances and large gatherings and has become a popular DIY wedding venue. Virtual Tour
Wint Nature Center Great Hall
The Wint Nature Center is now available for rentals. The
Great Hall, with a beautiful view of an outdoor bird feeding area, is a lovely option for small gatherings such as showers, anniversary parties and small group events.
Springfield Oaks Activity Center
The Activity Center’s Grand Hall offers ample space for larger wedding
receptions, dances, art and antique shows, memorial services and sports
activities. For a more intimate setting,
the Carousel Hall is also available for
weddings, banquets, seminars, reunions and more. Individuals and groups can bring in their own
caterer/food for events.
Waterford Oaks Activity Center
Waterford Oaks Activity Center accommodates 200 for banquets and large gatherings. It features an open floor plan with adjacent bar area and coat room. Select audio-visual equipment is available. Individuals and groups can bring in their own caterer/food for picnics and parties. Virtual Tour
Featuring a fireplace, deck, scenic overlook and ample parking, the Lookout Lodge comfortably seats 100 at tables, and is a particularly picturesque setting for winter festivities, including holiday, retirement and family parties, as well as showers and weddings. Guests can provide their own food or use an outside caterer. Audio-visual equipment is available. Virtual Tour
Cohn Amphitheater at Independence Oaks/Wint Nature Center
The Cohn Amphitheater
, with shelter and fire circle, accommodates 150-200 guests for weddings and special
events in a picturesque outdoor park setting. Weddings can be scheduled mid-May through mid-October. No indoor alternative space is available for ceremonies or receptions. The four-hour rental allows time for set-up, the ceremony and removal of decorations. Rehearsal times must be scheduled in advance.
Bench style seating accommodates 150 people; an additional 50 people can sit on the lawn (lawn chairs or blankets are not provided). Parking is limited to about 50 cars.
There is a small gazebo with electricity at the rear of the amphitheater available for use. Restrooms are available at the Wint Nature Center. The Sensory Garden is available for photos with amphitheater rental.
Call 248-625-0877 to schedule an event.
Several parks offer rental picnic pavilions
that are picture-perfect for weddings and special gatherings. Individuals and groups can bring in their own caterer/food for picnics and parties. Learn more about our pavilion rentals here