Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Rd • Owings Mills • MD 21117


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • 210 acres of forests, meadows and wetlands surround this interactive nature center, whose trails, gardens, and open-concept exhibit halls provide spectacular views of Caves Valley.
  • Take your pick of several indoor and outdoor sites, including the all-season Green Building and the lush Woodland Garden. And you'll definitely want to set aside a little time to snap some unforgettable photos in the Butterfly House!
  • Add an element of adventure with an overnight campout. The Center's Barn Lawn can accommodate 50 campers, and the facility provides picnic tables and firewood for the bonfire rings.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $500–4,500/event
  • Rental pricing varies depending on the type of event and year. Rentals include use of both indoor & outdoor spaces, plus the meadows and walking trails.

    Ceremony & Reception | 9-hour rental | $4,150–4,500
    | 7-hour rental | $3,200–3,500
    | 3-hour rental | $1,500–1,700
    Elopement | 1-hour rental | $500–700

    The Animal Ambassadors Package may be added for $175 and includes a visit by a Naturalist who will bring hawks, owls, snakes, opossums, or turtles to wow your guests. A 1-hour campfire package may be added for $100.

    Additional rental hours may be available for $275; 1-hour rehearsal available for $100.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 180 180
Cocktails, etc. Standing 180 180
Reception Seated 180 180
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 180.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list

All preferred caterers are committed to environmental sustainability.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


April 1–November 15, 5pm–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Unique
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Museum
  • Park

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Mountains
  • Other View
  • Panoramic
  • Park
  • Valley


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