Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center – Reservable Tent Area

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center – Reservable Tent Area

170 Longview Road
Chester Township, NJ 07931

170 Longview Road
Chester Township, NJ 07931

T: (973) 326 - 7600

Hours:
M-F: 8am to sunset
Sat-Sun: 8am to sunset

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The restored historic landscape makes this a truly unique venue for your next special occasion. On a pastoral 687 acres sits the former home of landscape architect Martha Brookes Hutcheson, circa 1911 to 1959. The gardens showcase Mrs. Hutcheson’s design philosophy and features formal vistas, the enhancement of natural topography, the use of plants linking garden ‘rooms,’ the use of water as a design element, and the use of native materials. Seasonal tent events can be held on the Sunrise Vista Lawn from May through October.

For more information or to reserve space in the gardens and grounds at Bamboo Brook, please fill out the Horticultural Site event form and someone from the Horticultural Reservation office will contact you. Requests will be handled in the order that they are received and by date requested.

Capacity

  • Max tent size: 40′ x 85′
  • 150 people

Amenities

Included in your rental:

  • Use of the park for a one-day event.
  • The one-day event includes one hour for a ceremony with chairs in a garden, one hour for a cocktail reception in a garden, and a five-hour reception under a tent.
  • Use of the Music Room (within the Hutcheson House) is included with the rental.
  • The reservation is for the site only. It does not include the caterer, bartender, photographer, tent, tables, or chairs.
  • The renter may install one reception tent for approximately 150 guests.

Rental Rates

  • 1-day event fee – $3,000
  • Refundable security deposit – $1,000

Bookings for tented events require at least 8 weeks advance reservation.

50% of the rental fee and the applicable refundable security deposit is due upon receipt of your invoice to secure reservation. The balance of the rental fee and along with other applicable fee(s) will be due 30 days prior to your scheduled event.

The refundable security deposit will be returned after the event if all conditions of the permit are met and there is no damage to the facility or property.

For more information or to reserve the Tent Area at Bamboo Brook, please fill out the Horticultural Site event form and someone from the Horticultural Reservation office will contact you. Requests will be handled in the order that they are received and by date requested.

Rules

Responsibilities and Acknowledgments

  • Tent events must end by 11pm.
  • Only the area listed on the permit may be utilized by the renter and only between the times listed.
  • Intended and expected number of guests/attendees are not to exceed the amount set by the Fire Marshal.
  • Vehicle parking along service roads is prohibited. Parking permitted in designated areas only.
  • The park is carry-in/carry-out with no trash service.
  • The area must be left in the condition it was found. Please do not throw silk petals, rice, confetti, or bird seed.
  • Drones and balloons are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No garden furniture, plant, rock, animal, or other part of the arboretum may be moved or removed from the premises. No picking, cutting, or damaging of plant materials.
  • The use of open-flame decorative devices is not permitted without the approval of the Morris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Where solid alcohol fuel food warmers are used on top of a serving table, paper or plastic table coverings are not permitted. A flame-resistant tablecloth that covers the entire tabletop shall be used. Table decorations must be flame resistant. Combustible material such as plates, napkins, plastic utensils, cups and similar products shall be separated by a minimum of three (3) feet from the food warmers.
  • Permits are non-transferable from one event to another in whole or in part.
  • Permit expiration time is on the permit. A penalty of double the applicable reservation hourly rate will be assessed for failure to leave on time, as specified on the permit.
  • The Morris County Park Commission employee assigned to your event is there to assist and should have your full cooperation.
  • The County of Morris regulations prohibit employees from accepting gratuities. Donations may be made to The Park Alliance.

Vendor Information

Any vendor performing work on-site as a service to a renter must fill out and a vendor application and provide all the insurance requirements as listed on that application. Vendors include rental company, photographers, caterers, wedding planner, musicians, etc.