Function Rentals at Stony Brook

2021 Availability

Please note that all facility rentals are sold out for summer 2021. We will re-open the event booking calendar in the fall. To inquire about booking a rental, please complete the form linked below.

Booking Request Form >

Exterior view of the Nature Center at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Stony Brook offers a unique, natural setting for your conference, business meeting, or social event. Enjoy all the sanctuary has to offer with a guided tour of the property, or arrange for an educational program on natural history topics.

We offer several rooms to fit your needs, including a large Program Room (with an Observation Deck), a Library, and a basement Camp Room.

Outdoor space is also available, weather permitting.


Types of Functions

Nonprofit conferences, business meetings, annual meetings, and social events.

We can also host birthday parties on Saturdays!

Availability

Year-round

Maximum Capacity 

  • Full Facility: 90 people
  • Program Room: up to 50 people (depending on seating arrangement)
  • Camp Room/Kitchen: up to 30 people
  • Library: up to 10 people
Interior view of Stony Brook's large Program Room

Rates 

  • $500 Full Day (9 am–5 pm)
  • $250 Half-Day (9 am–1 pm, 1 pm–5 pm)
  • $300 Evening (5 pm–9 pm)

Hourly rates are also available at $50/hr for nonprofit groups and $70/hr for all other groups.

A nonrefundable deposit of $50 is required of all applicants, plus a refundable security deposit of $50. Please note that an additional charge of $70 per hour will be assessed if guests remain after the prearranged rental period.

Food Storage/Prep

Kitchen includes sinks, refrigerator, and freezer

Parking

Onsite parking available

Onsite A/V Equipment

Wi-Fi, projector, projection screen 

Additional Amenities

  • Use of Mass Audubon tables (6' or 8') and chairs (50) is included in the standard rental fees.
  • The Nature Center building houses an art gallery and natural history library.
  • Guided tours of the property or an educational program on natural history topics can be arranged at time the reservation is scheduled.

Please Note 

  • Set-up and decorations must be approved prior to the event.
  • The arrival of tents, caterers, etc. must be scheduled with the sanctuary staff at least two weeks prior to the event.
  • Caterers must provide a Certificate of Insurance and a signed catering agreement.
  • Nature Center & grounds are smoke-free environments.
  • Alcoholic beverages are only permitted through a special permit via Mass Audubon.
  • Responsibility for all setup and cleanup lies solely with the renter.