plan your special event

Your special event deserves a special location.

People gathered in lawn chairs facing an open-air pavilion strung with lights in twilight.Natural Lands’ Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve offers a beautiful setting for your special event. An outdoor pavilion, natural gardens, and an expansive lawn provide a beautiful, customizable outdoor space to entertain up to 150 guests for corporate or personal events. Enjoy outstanding food and exceptional service, with expert event planners to handle all the details necessary to make your vision a reality. 

Please note: We are unable to host weddings or wedding receptions.

At this time, the Lenfest Center may only be reserved for catered special events. Bookings are managed through our partners at 12th Street Catering. To schedule a tour or for menu options, please send a message or call 215-386-8595 x 23. 

If a catered event is not part of your plan, we appreciate your interest. We welcome you to visit ChesLen Preserve, free of charge, from sunrise to sunset, any day except Thursdays.


A group of people stand and knee with their arms up in front of a large oak tree on a sunny day.

want to explore with a group?

Our properties are pretty spectacular (if we do say so ourselves!), so it’s no wonder we receive frequent and varied requests to use them. We welcome group hikes as long as all participants follow visitor guidelines. Please check Facebook (each property has its own Facebook page) for the most up-to-date information on closings and special events.

Please note that Natural Lands does not permit fee-based activities or weddings at any of our properties, and that professional photographers wishing to use a preserve or Stoneleigh as backdrop for a photo shoot must first join our Featured Photography Program.


Questions? Send us a message.