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Rentals of The Rookery & The Nature Place

The Rookery & The Nature Place at Berks Nature in Reading, Pennsylvania

Berks County’s Newest Event Venue

Consider our beautiful and unique, LEED Gold Certified event venue for your next corporate, private event or wedding. With an outdoor fireplace, rooftop deck, and gorgeous views of our 100-acre Angelica Creek Park, the possibilities are endless!

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The Rookery Event Space

Recommended for larger field trips, corporate retreats, conferences, family reunions, weddings

  • Capacity: 150 seated (112 if room for a dance floor, activities, food stations, etc. is desired)
  • 150 Chairs
  • 20 60” Round Tables that seat 8 per table
  • 6 Rectangle Tabletops

Corporate/General Rate

Private: $750

Wedding package (private rental including indoor event space, Rooftop Deck and Breezeway and an on-site coordinator):
With ceremony (including 50 folding chairs): $2,500
Just reception: $2,250

Two-hour kid’s (age 13 + under) birthday party package up to 50 people (including a program and a Berks Nature staff present): $400

Educators & Non-Profit Rate

Private: $650

All weddings starting at a minimum of $2,250

Hours of Availability

Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 10pm
Saturday, 10am to 10pm

*Wedding package only available Saturdays

*Kid’s birthday parties Saturdays only at 10AM and 1PM

The Rookery Rooftop Deck

Recommended for cocktail-style parties/receptions, anniversary/birthday parties, bridal/baby showers

  • Capacity: 150 (not seated)
  • 16 Chairs
  • Two lounge sets including 2 chairs and 1 table per set
  • 3 Square Tables with 4 chairs at each table

Corporate/General Rate

Private: $500

Educators & Non-Profit Rate

Private: $400

Hours of Availability

Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 10pm
Saturday, 10am to 10pm

The Rookery Event Space & Rooftop Deck

  • Capacity: 300 (not all seated)

Corporate/General Rate

Private: $1,050

Educators & Non-Profit Rate

Private: $950

Hours of Availability

Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 10pm
Saturday, 10am to 10pm

The Rookery Breezeway with Fireplace

Recommended for smaller private/social events, cocktail hours, as an add-on to any event in the second floor Event Space & Rooftop Deck

  • Capacity: 50 (not seated)
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • 3 round outdoor tables
  • Cocktail tables (6 total) may be rented from our a la carte list for an additional fee

Corporate/General Rate

Stand-Alone: $300
Add-on to Event Space or Rooftop Deck Rental: $100

Educators & Non-Profit Rate

Stand-Alone: $200
Add-on to Event Space or Rooftop Deck Rental: FREE

Hours of Availability

Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 10pm
Saturday, 10am to 10pm

The Bird Nest (Meeting Room)

Recommended for smaller meetings

  • 10 Chairs around table
  • 90” Round Table
  • 80” Smart TV with “casting” through WiFi connection via laptop
  • Telephone with single line conference calling
  • Whiteboard

Corporate/General Rate

$40 per hour, up to 4 hours
Full-day rental (8 hours): $220

Educators & Non-Profit Rate

$30 per hour, up to 4 hours
Full-day rental (8 hours): $140

Hours of Availability

Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 4pm

The Forest (Board Room)

Recommended for larger meetings, lectures, smaller company retreat day

  • 20 chairs around table, 26 Chairs total
  • 1 conference table that seats 20 comfortably around the table and 6 additional chairs around the room
  • 80” Smart TV with “casting” through WiFi connection via laptop
  • Polycom Conference Calling Equipment

Corporate/General Rate

$60 per hour, up to 4 hours
Full-day rental (8 hours): $380

Educators & Non-Profit Rate

$50 per hour, up to 4 hours
Full-day rental (8 hours): $300

Hours of Availability

Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 4pm

The Wetlands Classroom

Recommended for kid’s birthday parties, presentations, team-building activities, smaller field trips/classes

  • Capacity: 25 “lecture” style
  • 25 Chairs
  • Rectangle Tables
  • Telephone (local or toll-free calls only)
  • 80” Smart TV with “casting” through WiFi connection via laptop

Corporate/General Rate

$50 per hour, up to 4 hours
Full-day rental (8 hours): $300

Two-hour kid’s (age 13 + under) birthday party package (including a program and a Berks Nature staff present): $200

Educators & Non-Profit Rate

$40 per hour, up to 4 hours
Full-day rental (8 hours): $220

Hours of Availability

Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 4pm
Saturday, 10am to 3pm

*Kid’s birthday parties Saturdays only at 10am and 1pm

The Pond Classroom

Recommended for kid’s birthday parties, presentations, team-building activities, smaller field trips/classes

  • Capacity: 25 “lecture” style
  • 25 Chairs
  • Rectangle Tables
  • Telephone (local or toll-free calls only)
  • 80” Smart TV with “casting” through WiFi connection via laptop

Corporate/General Rate

$50 per hour, up to 4 hours
Full-day rental (8 hours): $300

Two-hour kid’s (age 13 + under) birthday party package (including a program and a Berks Nature staff present): $200

Educators & Non-Profit Rate

$40 per hour, up to 4 hours
Full-day rental (8 hours): $220

Hours of Availability

Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 4pm
Saturday, 10am to 3pm

*Kid’s birthday parties Saturdays only at 10am and 1pm

RATES ADDENDUM

  • Rates listed above for The Rookery rentals (event space, rooftop deck and breezeway) reflect a 4-hour rental with 3 hours prior for setup and 1 hour after for breakdown time. An additional $75 per hour will be charged beyond the initial rental times listed. NOTE: The Wedding Package is an exception that reflects a full-day rental (10AM to 11PM) including setup and breakdown time.
  • For meeting room and classroom rentals, you may arrive and stay 30 minutes before and after your allotted event time for setup and breakdown. An additional $25 per hour will be added to any meeting room rental outside of regular business hours (Tuesday thru Friday 8AM to 4PM) or for any additional 30 minutes of setup and breakdown time.
  • Educational Institutions and Non-Profit Organizations receive a discount of $100 off rentals for The Rookery with the exception of the Wedding Package.
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is due with Signed Rental Contract. Balance is due one month before date of event.
  • Corporate donors of $2,500+ receive a 15% discount on rentals with the exception of the Wedding Package in The Rookery.
  • Kid’s birthday party package rates are for children ages 13 and under ONLY.
  • The deck will remain open to the public during your indoor event rental of The Rookery unless you rent both the indoor space and rooftop deck. Public hours of the rooftop deck are Tuesday thru Saturday 10AM to 3PM.

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