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 Nature Center is the perfect place for your corporate retreat or company event.  With our bike and boat rentals, naturalist programs and Navitat,  Ijams is the perfect spot for corporate retreats and team building exercises.

We have two rooms available to rent for your retreat. One is located in the original home site where the Ijams family once lived. It is now the Miller building and can accommodate up to 50 people. There are 6′ rectangular tables and chairs for your use. There is one large and one small room with a kitchen. Next to the Miller building is a beautiful lawn where we have weddings along with a rustic covered pavilion.

Our  multi-purpose meeting room is a large open space located in the visitor’s center complete with tables, chairs, pull down screen and sound system, restrooms, and a pretty view of our stone terrace.  The meeting room accommodates up to 100 people and can be rented by the hour on weekends or weekdays.  However, the opportunities for your group to have a great day are spread out over the 304 acres of the park!

The rental rate for our meeting room and the Miller building is $110 per hour.   Corporate retreat prices may vary in accordance with services and spaces utilized.  For more information, contact Jill Sublett, Rentals Coordinator, by e-mail at, or call 865-577-4717 ext.142.