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Host your next meeting in one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the nation. The Leopold Center is a beautiful, unique facility located in rural Wisconsin near Aldo Leopold’s “refuge from too much modernity,” the Leopold Shack and Farm.
Surrounded by lovely woods, wetlands, and prairies, it’s an ideal place to retreat from daily workplace distractions and have a productive, reflective meeting in a setting that deeply inspired Leopold.
Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building, the Leopold Center is among the “greenest” buildings ever constructed in the United States. Many of its components, including its walls, flooring, and furniture, were made from recycled and locally harvested materials installed by local craftspeople and contractors.
In fact, much of the center’s wood came from trees planted on our property by the Leopold family in the 1930s and 40s, making the connection to Leopold palpable.
We have two spaces available for group rentals:
We typically require at least one month’s notice to book meeting spaces. Most Saturdays are reserved for our own programming, but many weekday dates are available throughout the year in the Outlook Meeting Wing, and mid-April to early November for the Home Range Hall.
Our standard rental rates are for meetings taking place during normal, weekday business hours. The facility is not available for private events such as wedding receptions. We approve requests for professional gatherings during evening hours on a limited basis.
We encourage you to schedule time with our education staff during your meeting. We offer a variety of programs, including tours of the Leopold Shack and Farm and the Leopold Center’s “green” design elements, as well as talks about Leopold’s land ethic and the work of the foundation today.
There are a number of options to choose from when looking for caterers who serve the Leopold Center. Contact us for a list of local caterers and their contact information.
The Leopold Center is located in the rural township of Fairfield, WI, about 20 minutes northeast of Baraboo and 15 minutes southeast of Wisconsin Dells. Contact us for lodging recommendations in the area.
Please tell us a little about your event and your desired dates by submitting a request form.
If you have additional questions, please contact Maria Kopecky, or call 608.355.0279.
Note: Please contact us as far in advance as possible! Meeting rentals must not conflict with existing Leopold Foundation programming, and schedules fill up quickly. Thank you for your interest!