Party & Function Rentals at Ipswich River

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Located along the Ipswich River in Topsfield, this wildlife sanctuary offers two attractive meeting spaces to accommodate your group’s needs.

We are not offering rentals at this time. 

Types of Functions

Group meetings (particularly for environmental groups)

Private functions must be approved by Sanctuary Director.

Facilities & Maximum Capacity

The Barn • 100 people (80 seated w/tables)

The Barn offers a comfortable, quaint open space for large gatherings with an opportunity for smaller groupings within the space. 

Nature Center • 36 people (20 seated w/tables)

The Nature Center offers a more intimate meeting space along with spectacular close-up views of native birds feeding in the sanctuary’s bird habitat garden.


September through May

Due to summer camp programs, we are unable to rent our facilities from mid–June through August 31.


The Barn

Full Day (9 am-5 pm): $600 • Hourly: $100

Nature Center 

Full Day (9 am- 5 pm): $300 • Hourly: $50

A deposit of $50 must be received within 10 days of booking any reservation. Payment of balance due must be received at the time of the event.

Food Storage/Prep

Refrigerator use available for Barn rentals


Onsite parking available

Onsite A/V Equipment

Overhead screen available in the Barn

Additional Amenities

Access to sanctuary trails as well as butterfly and bird habitat gardens.

Please Note 

  • No smoking inside or outside the building.
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the premises.
  • All activity is restricted to the scheduled room(s).
  • Responsibility for setup and cleanup lies solely with the renter(s).