A Gathering Place for All Reasons Seasons
Please Note: The staff and management of the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building are taking extra cleaning precautions during this time. We want to ensure your safety so you can enjoy your event with peace of mind. We are cleaning before and after every event. We are following all the state guidelines. In the interest of the health and well-being of our customers, clients, and associates, we request that anyone interested in renting the Community Building or other facilities refrain from stopping by.
The Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building is the latest and largest building project undertaken by The Broughton Foundation which has been associated with other projects that contribute to economic development and to the quality of life in the community. Located near the main entrance to the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area on State Route 821 in the activity center of The Park. It has a kitchen for food brought in by users and caterers, a presentation system, a patio, fire pit, and many other features. All entrances are ADA-compliant.
Available year-round to local governments, schools, nonprofit organizations, community groups and organizations, businesses, professionals, families, and others can reserve the building for private or public events. It is perfect for:
Corporate Retreats and Conferences: Our state-of-the-art field research center has meeting and classroom spaces for your conference.
Class & Family Reunions: Reunions are a wonderful time for family and friends to reconnect and reminisce. Take advantage of our indoor and outdoor facilities to make your next get-together an even more enjoyable occasion.
Weddings & Anniversaries: Getting married, renewing vows, or just getting together, we can help you make this a special and romantic day that your family and friends will talk about for a long time.
Our Community Building can accommodate up to 289 guests and has 130 parking spaces. Ask about use of tables, chairs, presentation equipment, cold/prep kitchen, catering/beverage closet and outside keg holder.
The Buckeye Room is an 800 square foot space that can accommodate up to 30 people in the front half of the building. It can be used as a staging area for inside or outside events, a reception area, a meeting room, as a dressing room for a wedding outside or in the Community Building, or for other small gatherings. Rental includes portable toilets and can include the use of the Fire Pit.
Also close by is the Pavilion, a covered, 3-sided shelter with picnic-style seating and tables for about 20 guests plus a very large grassy area. It is perfect for outdoor events. Features include running water, portable toilets, bike service station and rack, picnic tables and seating, convenient parking, and acres of open fields. The Foundation will post a RESERVED sign on the Pavilion and the interior of the Pavilion will be pressure-washed prior to arrival. Rental can include the use of the Fire Pit. Firewood is NOT provided. Guests are responsible for firewood, fire safety, distancing, and extinguishing the fire before leaving the area.
Pavilion rental and Buckeye Room rental can include the use of a fire pit which is conveniently located near the main entrance to the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area between the Pavilion, the Devola Multi-Use Trail, and the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building. Firewood is NOT provided. Guests are responsible for firewood, fire safety, distancing, and extinguishing the fire before leaving the area. Contact us to reserve the Pavilion and fire pit!
The Pavilion, Buckeye Room, and Community Building are shown below.
To submit a request to reserve the Community Building, Picnic Pavilion and/or the Buckeye Room, email or fax the information outlined on the Request Facilities page or contact us at the numbers below. Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee a reservation.
Phone: 740-374-9396 • Fax: 740-374-9924
Rental Manager: 740-516-6959
If you come to our office, please note that The Broughton Foundation office is also the office for Broughton Commercial Properties, LLC and GWB Oil & Gas. All are located at 639 State Route 821 • Marietta, Ohio 45750 in GWB Complex 1.
Call the office: 740-374-9396 M-F 8:00-4:00.
Call the Rental Manager: 740-516-6959.
View from SE corner shows main entrance, East end exit
Above: SW corner view shows drop-off entrance, main entrance
The Community Building and other facilities are open year-round!
To submit a request to reserve any of our facilities, email or fax the information outlined on the Request Facilities page.