Host Your Next Event at Jug Bay!

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is an inspiring setting for nature-based programming. Home to 1,700 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows, and 15 miles of trails, our facility and grounds are ideal for nurturing connections with the natural world.There are several rental options available both at the Sanctuary Proper (1361 Wrighton Rd, Lothian, MD 20711) and the Glendening Nature Preserve (5702 Plummer Ln, Lothian, MD 20711):

McCann Wetlands Center Conference Room

Located at the Sanctuary Proper, this large, open, multi-purpose room - rented for professional activities only - is ideal for lectures, hands-on workshops, and professional retreats. The conference room is 37' x 18'.

    

Visitor Capacity: 40 people seated with tables; 50 people seated in chairs alone.

Parking Capacity: Twenty vehicles in the main lot with additional parking space available in an overflow field.

Audio/Visual: Use of a computer, projector, and screen is included in the room rental rate. Speakers are not included, and please note that there is no Wi-Fi available. Users are welcome to bring their own hot spots if Internet access is required, but signal strength may be weak.

Restrooms: Separate men’s and women’s bathrooms with flushing toilets are available. Please note that bathrooms are shared with public visitors on days the Sanctuary is open to the public (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday*).

Food: Users can serve food and would have access to the kitchen containing a refrigerator, microwave, stove, and counter space.

Fees: $55 half day (up to four hours), $110 full day (between four and eight hours).

*Sanctuary Proper is closed on Sundays from December through February.

 

Pawpaw Pavilion

Located at the Sanctuary Proper, this large, outdoor, covered structure has several uses with the following prioritization: (1) education programs; (2) public and community events; (3) private family activities. If private family use is of interest, please contact the Sanctuary via the information below to learn about additional guidelines for this type of use. The Pawpaw Pavilion is available for rentals on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays*.

Capacity: 30 people seated at picnic tables.

Parking Capacity: Twenty vehicles in the main lot with additional parking space available in an overflow field.

Audio/Visual: No audio/visual amenities are included in this rental.

Restrooms: Restrooms are available a short walk away in the McCann Wetlands Center. Separate men’s and women’s bathrooms with flushing toilets are available. Please note that bathrooms are shared with public visitors on days the Sanctuary is open to the public (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday*).

Food: Users can serve food. No kitchen space is available in this rental, and no cooking is permitted.

Fees: $30 half day (up to four hours), $60 full day (between four and eight hours).

*Sanctuary Proper is closed on Sundays from December through February.

 

Plummer House - Lower Level

Located at the Glendening Nature Preserve and accessible from the entrance on Plummer Lane, this stand-alone house is ideal for smaller meetings and working sessions, or makes an ideal headquarters location for programs that lead participants on outdoor experiences. Rented for professional activities only.

   

Capacity: 15 people.

Parking Capacity: Limited to ten vehicles.

Audio/Visual: Wi-Fi is available at this location along with a projector screen. A computer, projector, and speakers are not included.  

Restrooms: Two unisex bathrooms with flushing toilets are available. Bathrooms are shared with public visitors Monday through Saturday.

Food: Users can serve food and would have access to the use of the kitchen containing a refrigerator, microwave, and counter space.

Fee: $30 half day (up to four hours), $60 full day (between four and eight hours).

 

To inquire about our rental locations or to make a reservation, please call Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary at 410-741-9330 or email programs@jugbay.org.