Thursday, June 3, 2010

Irvine Nature Center

Photos by Gary Jackson Photography

There is a new event venue in Baltimore and you really need to make time to visit. Irvine Nature Center is located in the lovely Caves Valley section of Baltimore County and offers a unique and private venue for all types of special events. Irvine is 116 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. During the day, the Nature Center is a haven for visiting school children and moms with tots as they wander through the exhibit hall featuring creatures and foliage and then venture outdoors to hike the paths, have a picnic lunch or visit the bird sanctuary.
In the evening, the center opens for parties on a beautiful, new tented patio surrounded by trees. Because the venue is new, it features a great catering kitchen, modern restrooms and air-conditioned space for the cocktail portion of the wedding reception. Brides can be married in the area behind the center or take a short walk to the gazebo which features gorgeous views of the valley.
Irvine Nature Center encourages brides to hire a caterer for their event who features locally grown and sustainable food, who composts and recycles, and who uses eco-friendly serving pieces. The rental coordinator at Irvine is the very kind Kim Brock and the venue accommodates up to 150 guests for the wedding.


Beth Lacey Gill said...

What kind words about Irvine! Thanks, Elizabeth! The photos are also gorgeous, and really show what an outstanding green wedding looks like at Irvine!