Fernwood Catering for Special Events

Let Fernwood's Executive Chef Tim Carrigan cater your next meeting, special event, party, or wedding reception!

The Cafe offers a full-service menu that includes homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit, and desserts. Beverages include coffee, tea, and iced tea. For groups of 20 or more, we provide box lunches instead of our regular menu. Please call 269.695.6491 two weeks in advance for large groups.

For smaller groups, Fernwood's Cafe is open every day that Fernwood is open. Cafe hours are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 3:00 pm on Sunday. During the winter, Cafe hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 3:00 pm*. Cafe customers may enjoy their meals inside or outdoors. Tables are available on the Cafe deck and on the Bauer Terrace. Please be sure to ask about our special selections for children.

If you are bringing a group, we ask that you call ahead. This will enable us to be prepared to serve you at our very best.

*Fernwood Hours

From November through April, Fernwood is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm EST.

From May through October, Fernwood is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from noon to 6:00 pm EST.

Fernwood is closed Monday.


Picnickers are welcome at Fernwood. Small groups may picnic in designated areas. Please check at the front desk. No trash receptacles are available on the grounds, so we ask visitors to remove their own trash.

Any time Fernwood is open, soft drinks are available from a vending machine in the Visitors Center and assorted snacks may be purchased at the reception desk.

Contact Fernwood Cafe

Call 269.695.6491 for detailed information or reservations.