Indoor & Outdoor Wedding Venue in Marietta, Ohio
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Our Community Building is located near the main entrance to the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area on State Route 821.

This Broughton wedding venue 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.

The Broughton community center is 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 8-foot Cedar Wedding Arch is also available at no extra charge when you reserve the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building and Grounds for your special day! See the Reserve Facilities page for more information.

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.

View our wedding gallery containing images of setup and décor!

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 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 it and the interior will be pressure-washed prior to arrival.

Shelter 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 Shelter, 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.

The staff and management of the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building take extra cleaning precautions to ensure your safety so you can enjoy your event with peace of mind. We clean 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.

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.

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A Gathering Place For All Reasons And All Seasons


View from SE corner shows main entrance, East end exit and parking area. Drop-off entrance is at West end.
Above: SW corner view shows drop-off entrance, main entrance and parking area. Below: Patio offers convenient access to prep kitchen and rest rooms
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.