A truly unique community resource, Ijams Nature Center offers wonderful opportunities for nature study and recreation—five minutes from the heart of the city!  Ijams provides a wonderful place for your corporate event, wedding shower, or community meeting.  If you need a meeting space that is unique yet convenient, Ijams Nature Center is a great place for you!

Our meeting room in the visitor’s center is a large open space complete with tables, chairs, pull down screen and sound system, attached full kitchen (with limited use), restrooms, and a beautiful view of our back terrace.

The meeting room in our main facility accommodates up to 100 people. The meeting room can be rented by the hour on weekends or weekdays depending on availability.  The rental rate is $110 per hour. If you wish to have alcohol at your event a special alcohol permit fee of $100 will be charged.

Ask about non-profit rates and member discounts!

We require deposit of one-half the amount of your rental when the contract is signed, with the balance due one week prior to the event.  To inquire about availability please fill out the form below with the date and time of your anticipated event.

To contact our Rentals Coordinator, please e-mail, or call 865-577-4717 ext. 142.


Meeting Room in the Visitor Center


Rentals and Weddings Inquiry Form

Please fill out this form and we will get back to you shortly regarding availability for your rental. Thank you for your interest in Ijams!
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    Your rental start time should include the time you would like to arrive to set up.
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    Your rental end time will include all take down and clean up.