Event Venue Rentals
The Highlands Center for Natural History, surrounded by beautiful pine forest, is the perfect venue for your special event. Whether considering our tranquil and well-equipped campus for a wedding, corporate retreat, party or memorial, we will be delighted to accommodate you and your guests.
Hold Your Event In Harmony With Nature
The Highland Center’s beautiful, tranquil campus is a 15-minute drive from downtown Prescott or Prescott Valley, Arizona, off Highway 69 near Costco and surrounding stores and many hotels. Its 80-acre campus is surrounded by millions of acres of Prescott National Forest land. We are the only location in the area offering such well-maintained natural beauty, all the amenities you need, and close proximity to restaurants and accommodations for your out of town guests. All of our venue rentals are handicapped accessible, and we feature full restrooms and a service kitchen. The Highlands Center is a non-smoking environment.
Venue rentals of the Highlands Center’s facilities helps fund the ongoing educational and inventive nature-based programs for our community.
Kieckhefer Ramada in the Discovery Gardens
Our open air covered ramada, nestled in the James Family Discovery Gardens, is an intimate outdoor space with sweeping views the woodland landscape. Our ramada is an idyllic location for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate events and retreats, cocktail parties, and events of all occasions.
Seats 70 to 100 depending on configuration.
Our open air, covered amphitheater surrounded by beautiful ponderosa pine forest has a built-in stage, aisle and bench seating, and allows for nature to be the backdrop of your event. Our amphitheater is ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies, celebrations of life, musical concerts and theatrical performances.
Seats 100 to 120 depending on configuration.
The natural woods and soft earth tones of our indoor space create a warm, comfortable environment for your event. Vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows allow natural light to fill the room and provide views of the forest. Our classroom is popular for wedding receptions, parties, corporate events and meetings.
Seats 65 to 95 depending on configuration.
Margaret T. Morris Patio
Overlooking the entrance to the Discovery Gardens, our enchanting outdoor patio encircles the James Family Learning Center, connecting to the amphitheater and classroom. Our patio is perfect for cocktail receptions, mixers and summer parties, and is included in your rental of the Kieckhefer Classroom and Kiwanis Amphitheater. Seats 48 to 120 depending on configuration.
Library Meeting Room
Our library is located inside the James Family Learning Center, the first LEED-Gold facility certified by the Green Building Council in Yavapai County. Our comfortable library is perfect for business meetings, presentations, small workshops and classes, and serves as the bridal dressing room for weddings.
Seats 12 to 25 depending on configuration.
Reserve a Venue
Our property is configured so that you can use all or part, depending on the needs and size of your event. Fill out our venue request form to arrange a tour and reserve space for your upcoming event.