The Smith Homestead Forest Learning Shelter and Tillamook Forest Center provide different atmospheres and amenities where you will be welcomed by the scenic Oregon Coast Range, lush forested settings, and friendly, helpful staff. The facilities available for rent include the Smith Homestead Forest Learning Shelter and Janet McLennan Community Room at the Tillamook Forest Center. The Smith Homestead Forest Learning Shelter is the only facility that is available for after-hours events. The Janet McLennan Community Room, which can be divided into two spaces-the Fireplace Room and River Room-is available on a limited basis with priority given to the center's education and interpretive programs. Both facilities were built with sustainability in mind, are fully ADA-accessible and have limited parking for everything from cars to buses or RVs. We would be happy to give you a tour of the facility and talk with you about options and opportunities to make your event a success. Drop us a line by email or give us a call at (503) 815-6808 for more information or to set up a time to visit.
The rustic Forest Learning Shelter at the Smith Homestead is an excellent spot for small, casual weddings, workshops, family gatherings, meetings and other events. Well water is available adjacent to the building (no sink). A large fireplace adds ambience to the lush forested setting. Limited electrical power is available. The shelter's indoor tables and benches comfortably accommodate 75 people. Maximum allowed capacity for the facility is 75.
The Combined River and Fireplace Room at the Tillamook Forest Center can be divided into two separate spaces or can function as one large room. The full space will comfortably hold about 70 people seated in rows of chairs. The room features a working fireplace, deck overlooking the Wilson River, sinks, projection screens, and direct access to the trail system just outside the door.
Please note: The bridge and Combined River and Fireplace Rooms at the Tillamook Forest Center are no longer available for after-hours events.
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