Visitor Center Meeting Room



The Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center meeting room is a popular meeting space for classes, community and government groups, and private events. Its convenient centralized location in the state and natural surroundings make it an ideal venue for gatherings of all types. The room can be reserved up to 6 months in advance of an event. It can hold up to 40 people with just chairs, and 30 people with chairs and tables.

The meeting room features free parking, movable tables and chairs, a desktop computer, ceiling-mounted projector, large screen, speakers, free Wi-Fi, a white board, and organic, fair-trade coffee. A high-quality meeting room webcam and microphone can connect with participants online for hybrid meetings. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase in the gift shop. Large windows showcase views of woodlands and a shaded outdoor deck is just around the corner for breaks or small group sessions.

For more information about renting the meeting room, view the Rental Information & Policies document.


COVID-19 guidelines

  • Face coverings are encouraged, but not required.
  • Guests who are experiencing any type of COVID symptom should not attend the meeting in-person.
  • A meeting room webcam can be reserved free of charge to include online participants.

Reservation costs

The meeting room can be rented year-round for a single daily fee during regular visitor center open hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon to 3 p.m.
If staff are available, the meeting room may be available for renting at hours outside of these times (including setup and and takedown times); an additional $50 fee will be charged for each hour that falls outside the normal hours.

Types of Group Cost during regular visitor center open hours
Cost for times outside of regular open hours
Private events (family gatherings, celebrations)
$100 per day* ​$100 + $50 per extended hour
For-profit groups / corporate events
$150 per day* $150 + $50 per extended hour
Nonprofit / government / community groups:
Charging fees
for event
$100 per day* ​$100 + $50 per extended hour
Nonprofit / government / community groups:
No fees
being charged
$50 per day* ​$50 + $50 per extended hour
UW-Stevens Point / school / youth groups:
Charging fees for event
      Event more than 2 weeks away
$100 per day*
​$100 + $50 per extended hour
UW-Stevens Point / school / youth groups:
No fees being charged
      Event more than 2 weeks away
$50 per day*$50 + $50 per extended hour
UW-Stevens Point / school / youth groups:
Event 2 weeks away or less

Free to use*
$50 per extended hour


* Note that the doors of the visitor center will open and close at the times listed above. If a group needs to access the room earlier for setup or later for cleanup, you will need to request times outside of the regular hours for an extra fee.


Availability and reservation requests

See the calendar below for availability. Reservation requests may be made a maximum of 6 months in advance of the event.

Requests are reviewed by Schmeeckle staff and may be either approved or denied. No payment is required until a request has been approved. Once a reservation request is approved, the renter will have 14 days to pay the full cost of the reservation. Reservations are not confirmed until payment is received. Cancellations will be reimbursed at 50% of the payment if made more than one month in advance of the event.

Before making a reservation request, be sure to read the Rental Information & Policies document for important details about reserving the meeting room. If you have any questions, contact Schmeeckle Reserve at schmeeckle@uwsp.edu or 715-346-4992.

Click a date below on the calendar or the BOOK NOW button to start your reservation request.

Meeting Room Calendar