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Host Your Corporate Event in Our Natural Setting!

Seasonal changes may happen in their own time, but it’s never too early to plan for your holiday gathering or new year retreat. In addition to our natural setting, we offer many attractive amenities to make your get-together a success!  

Celebrate the Season with a Holiday Gathering

Our elegant holiday celebration package includes rustic décor, specialty cocktails, and a top-notch list of local caterers from which to select the perfect menu. We’ll set the stage with tree cookie centerpieces with LED candles, holiday greenery on fireplace mantels, and café string lights. A Snowflake Martini and Apple Cider Old Fashioned are included in any bar package. 

Add a memorable experience during cocktail hour with the addition of our Raptor Ambassadors. Invite your guests to engage with our educational hawks, falcons, owls, and an eagle while enjoying social time with others. Our Center is the only place in southeastern Wisconsin where you can share this encounter with your co-workers. 

Dinner brings a delicious seasonal menu from one of our distinguished, approved caterers. You could end the evening by bringing in a fun band or DJ for dancing after the meal! With these memorable accents amidst the backdrop of Lake Michigan, your guests will feel the warmth of the season.

Plan for the Future with a New Year Retreat

Start the new year with a professional retreat in our natural surroundings, the perfect atmosphere to plant the seed for success. Our LEED-certified, sustainably designed building provides beautiful, peaceful surroundings with quiet moments to share gratitude with your team as you look back on the past year and plan for the next.  

Clients love our new state-of-the-art interactive screen for presentations and virtual meetings. This mobile screen and cart system provide an incredible sound bar, crystal clear screen, and easy-to-use wireless connectivity. This technology is available for inclusion in our intimate second-floor conference room with windows overlooking Lake Michigan, or our larger auditorium.

Your team can be inspired by the company of our raptor ambassadors. Our raptor staff will describe the strengths and keen skills of these majestic birds, while providing up-close encounters that will leave long-lasting impressions. 

Add some team-building activities led by our naturalists, including geocaching, forest bathing, or guided hikes. You could even spend some time as a group volunteering on our land. No matter what you choose, your team will feel revived, refreshed, and ready to tackle new goals.  

If you would like more information about our holiday celebration or corporate gathering or retreat options, please reach out to our Corporate and Special Events team at  

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