All exhibit and hiking trails are CLOSED for the season.
Wedding at Kirkwood Gardens. Photo by John Sabino Photography

Science Center Weddings and Receptions

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is the perfect venue for your natural wedding.

Choose from various locations. Rentals are subject to availability. If your wedding ceremony is on Church Island, the Science Center can transport your guests comfortably on our covered pontoon boats.

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Wedding Venues

Fox Meadow

Fox MeadowFox Meadow will accommodate a large tent (up to 60x100 feet). The Meadow is close to Kirkwood Gardens. It is open to the south and east.

Fox Meadow Fee: $7,500. An additional refundable $100 security deposit is required.

The fee includes:

  • Use of the field
  • Parking
  • Restroom facilities in the Red Barn
  • Electricity
  • Science Center staff member on site during function

Kirkwood Gardens

Kirkwood Gardens weddingBeautiful Kirkwood Gardens is available for your wedding ceremony or simple special event (not requiring a tent or catering), mid-June through mid-October. Kirkwood Gardens includes both sunny and shady garden beds complete with granite steps, curving paths, benches, and fountains to delight your guests. The gardens feature a wide variety of flowering trees and shrubs, perennials, ferns, and annuals that thrive in our northern New England climate. The lower garden is perfect for strolling. The pergola and bench under the old apple tree offer delightful settings for your photographs.

Kirkwood Gardens Fee: $3,500. An additional refundable $100 security deposit is required.

The fee includes:

  • Use of the gardens
  • Parking
  • Restroom facilities in the adjacent Red Barn
  • Electricity
  • Science Center staff member on site during function
Bundle both locations (Fox Meadow and Kirkwood Gardens) for $10,000.

Boats to Church Island

Looking for boat charters for ceremonies at Church Island? Our covered pontoon boats and experienced captains are available to bring your guests to the island. Learn More

For information or questions, contact Membership and Events Coordinator Joy Huke by email or call 603-968-7194 x 147.
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