Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Marsh beach and water  at Long Pasture
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable © Hong Ren Wang

Facility Rentals at Long Pasture

With its magnificent views over Barnstable Harbor including the of the dunes and lighthouse of Sandy Neck, Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful venue to host your wedding ceremony, special event, or meeting.

Conferences and Meetings

The Discovery Center offers auditorium space that can be used for company and community group meetings, small conferences, and retreats. The auditorium has a maximum seating capacity of about 75 people and about 45 if both chairs and tables are used. Chairs, tables, AV equipment, and internet access are available. The sanctuary campus also offers outdoor gathering areas for groups. 

Wedding Ceremonies

  • The expansive lawn in front of the Discovery Center and the Parker House, overlooking Barnstable Harbor, is available to Mass Audubon members for wedding ceremonies. 
  • We are limited to hosting no more than 4 wedding ceremonies each year, and we are unable to accommodate receptions or parties. 
  • Please note that the sanctuary is open to the public from dawn to dusk and privacy is not assured at any location or in the Discovery Center during scheduled open hours.



For Discovery Center functions, food may be served, but not prepared or stored on site.


Onsite parking is available. Parking for all guests includes both a seasonal mowed lot near the entrance to the property as well as year-round improved surface parking. The parking lot is approximately 400 feet from the Parker House, Discovery Center and the lawn area. Parking space numbers will vary depending on the season and time of rental due to sanctuary hours of operation. 

Reserved accessible parking spaces are available and marked nearest the Parker House. Long Pasture staff is not responsible for vehicle parking.

Nonprofit Discount

Discounts for nonprofits may be available.


For complete details on rental rates and requirements for all types of events and functions, please email us