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Meetings and Retreats

Fernwood offers facilities that are ideal for corporate shareholder meetings, corporate retreats, business workshops, private meetings, lectures, and special events of all kinds. Facilities are available Tuesday through Sunday during our normal business hours. Rental fees include setup of tables and chairs as desired by your group, admission to the grounds, and if desired, a brief welcome and introduction to Fernwood. The following can be arranged at additional cost: educational programs, walking tours, and use of audio-visual equipment. Catering provided by Chef Tim Carrigan. You can choose from the following indoor venues.

The Clark Gallery is conveniently located in the Visitors Center and is fully accessible. It features art exhibits that change seasonally. The Gallery is our best space for audio-visual presentations. It is available year-round and accommodates 135 people with lecture seating and 100 for business receptions.

The Chase Classroom also is located in the Visitors Center, is fully accessible, and has a beautiful view of the gardens. It is available year-round and accommodates 35 people for lectures and 25 for workshops.

Summer House Front   Summer House Back

The Summer House is popular because of its secluded location and scenic views of our woodland preserve. It is available from mid-April through mid-November and is about 200 yards from the Visitors Center. The Summer House provides workshop/reception seating for up to 50 people. Parking is available at the Visitors Center.

Meeting House Outside   Meeting House

The  Meeting House is a short walk from the Visitors Center and has nice views of the woodland and gardens. It has a large, open room that accommodates varied seating arrangements and groups of up to 70 people. The Meeting House is available year-round. Parking is available at the Visitors Center.

Private Yoga

We offer yoga for all levels and can provide other services such as massage, facials, and catered vegetarian meals. Lodging recommendations are also available.
For more information, call Deirdre Guthrie at 269-362-5773 or email


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