Wedding Ceremonies and Special Events

Wedding at Long Pasture 470
© Jessica Hill Photography

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary is an idyllic setting for a Cape Cod wedding or commitment ceremony, baptism, or memorial service.

Ceremonies generally take place on our half acre lawn on a bluff overlooking the inlet to Barnstable Harbor, directly across from Sandy Neck Lighthouse. While we are thrilled to host your ceremony, we are unable to host receptions or parties.

Add a guided walk on the sanctuary or a special program such as kayaking before, during, or after the event for an even more unique occasion.

Ceremony Fees

Rates are based on party size for a three-hour rental period (including set-up and clean up). Mass Audubon staff members will be available to you and your guests only during this agreed upon time. Ceremony and special event functions are available to Mass Audubon members. Not a member? Join today!

Rates per three-hour maximum:

  • 15 people or less: $350
  • 16-50 people: $550
  • 51-150 people: $950
  • 151-170 people:  $1400

A charge of $100 per half hour will be assessed if guests or equipment remain after the pre-arranged rental period. A signed rental agreement and a $275 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking and officially confirms your rental date.


Long Pasture encourages the use of ecologically friendly decorations, plates, utensils, and other party supplies.

You're welcome to scattering of flowers and bird seed.

The maximum lawn capacity is 170 guests for outside functions; we can accommodate parking for approximately 100 cars around our circular drive and on the field to your left as you enter the sanctuary.  

The following items are prohibited during a wedding or ceremony:

  • Food and alcoholic beverages  
  • Release of animals
  • Helium balloons
  • Sky lanterns