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Facility Rental


If you are looking for a breath of fresh air from the standard meeting place, then consider the beauty of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. This setting is the perfect location for business meetings, retreats, annual meetings, fundraisers, staff and awards dinners, volunteer appreciation events, or other functions. The magnificent setting and exemplary customer service is unmatched.

The inviting and welcoming Visitor Center features an auditorium, dining room, and gift shop. Additional meeting rooms are available in the Education Building. For a complete list of pricing and rental terms, please consult the facility rental rate sheet and the event policy statement. Overnight accommodations are available, as well.

Whether an event calls for a mid-day snack or an elegant sit-down meal, the Institute will work to meet your needs. All food is prepared fresh and on-site by our in-house catering department. The catering staff will create a meal that is perfect for the occasion.

The Institute’s staff is dedicated to serving our guests and will focus on making the event a success at a reasonable cost. There are no hidden fees for extra services such as using AV equipment.

Discounts are offered for daytime rentals and to non-profit organizations. Retreat packages are available for as low as $200 per person for overnight accommodations and meals.

Facility Rental is also available for weddings and wedding receptions. Please note that weddings are maintained as a smoke-free environment. Alcohol may be served pending approval.

To receive an information packet, please contact Hospitiality Coordinator Michelle Quesnel at (269) 721-4180.


Meeting Spaces


Visitor Center Common Area with Fireplace - Rent for Meetings, Receptions, Conferences - Community Organizations - A Hastings Michigan Area Nature CenterVisitor Center (entire building) Open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm and by appointment. The Visitor Center is the perfect choice for large groups and retreats. Your group will have access to the auditorium, dining room, and commons area. The multiple rooms are ideal for breakout sessions and display areas. Capacity: Maximum seating capacity in all rooms combined is 260.



Auditorium Rental for Receptions, Meetings, Award Ceremonies - Businesses or Organizations - Space for All Occasions - A Delton Michigan Area Nature CenterAuditorium Located in the Visitor Center, the auditorium can hold groups up to 180 people. The auditorium is equipped with audio-visual equipment for all kinds of presentations and concerts. Capacity:
Theater Style: 180 people, Classroom Style: 76 people, Banquet Style: 120 people.




Dining Room for up to 80 People - Rent for Business Lunches, Presentations, Family Reunions, Wedding Receptions - A Barry County Nature CenterDining Room The dining room, located in the Visitor Center, offers extraordinary views of the natural landscape. The 1,000 gallon aquarium filled with native Michigan fresh-water fish is sure to be a conversation starter among your guests. Capacity: Banquet Style: 80 people.





Commons Area Available for rent along with the auditorium or dining room for an additional fee of $75 (evenings only), the commons area is perfect for a registration area, information tables, or food displays. The wood-burning fireplace creates a warm and cozy atmosphere.


Education and Lab Classrooms Located in the Education Building, the education classroom and the lab classroom are available for classes and business meeting, each with a seating capacity of 20-24 people.




Our three housing facilities can accommodate 44 guests. Bedding and linens are provided. Two of the properties have living room/lounge areas, perfect for team building exercises, small meetings, or socializing. Guests are welcome to checkout board games from the Visitor Center. Housing rates depend on the number of occupants per room: $75 per person for single room and $55 per person for a double room.

Hyla House
This remodeled farm house has eight single rooms and three double rooms accommodating up to 14 guests. There are four full baths, an open-concept kitchen, a dining room, and a living room, which will allow your group to enjoy each other's company in the comfort of a home setting. Lower level is barrier free.





Prairie View has Room for Eight Guests in Hotel-like Accomodations - Pierce Cedar Creek Institute - A Sustainable Living Education Center

Prairie View
Located on the main property with sidewalk access to the Visitor Center and the Education Building.

Prairie View has four double rooms with private baths and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Barrier free.




Meadow Lodge
Completed in 2002, Meadow Lodge accommodates up to 22 guests in two single rooms, seven double rooms, and two triple rooms. There are four full baths. Located on the lower level is a lounge area with a kitchen, which is a great spot for
groups to relax and socialize.  Barrier-free.



Retreat Information


Pierce Cedar Creek Institute can accommodate groups up to a maximum of 44 guests for overnight accommodations (limited availability during the summer). A minimum of 15 people is required to receive package pricing and/or food service. Meeting room is available from 8 am 5 pm, the dining room is available for meals, and groups may use the dining room from 6 8 pm for dinner. For further information about meal options, please see the retreat menu. Breakout and/or evening meeting space is available for a fee of $100 per day. Three retreat packages are available.


Package A
Includes one night lodging, three meals (lunch, dinner, and breakfast, one snack each day, daytime meeting room for each day, and coffee and water service during meeting times.

Double Occupancy Rate – $200 per person
Single Occupancy Rate – $225 per person


Package B
Includes two nights lodging, six meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinner), one snack each day, daytime meeting room for each day, and coffee and water service during meeting times.

Double Occupancy Rate – $275 per person
Single Occupancy Rate – $300 per person

Package C
Includes three nights lodging, ten meals (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners), one snack each day, daytime meeting room for each day, and coffee and water service during meeting times.

Double Occupancy Rate $350 per person
Single Occupancy Rate $375 per person