A Unique Location, Inspired by Nature and History

Crowley is a beautiful and unique site for your rustic marriage ceremony, for hosting your reception , or BOTH!

Wedding Receptions


Celebrate your love in the great outdoors! Crowley’s rustic wilderness is the perfect setting for your reception.

Capture pure country romance under our beautiful live oaks; a wonderful location for dinner and dancing.

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Looking for an indoor experience? The Edina Truchot Learning Center is ideal for an intimate reception, seating up to 60 guests.

Crowley’s 190 acres of scenic landscape offers you the perfect setting for your special day.  

$800 for wedding receptions held inside, outside, or combinations.

You have the opportunity to bring in your own favorite caterer and photographer.

We want your special day to be perfect! Ask about additional rental items and packages that we offer. Our event manager is happy to assist you with the overall scope and logistics of your plans. Please invite your official wedding planner to contact her directly with specific questions and requests. Get Hitched at Crowley!

“Save The Date” for $100 today! For complete details on Rustic Weddings at Crowley call 941-322-1000, or email [email protected]

Meetings and Company Picnics

The Learning Center was designed for outdoor education. This facility is also used for special occasions, wedding receptions, family reunions, meetings and pioneer skill classes.

With screened covered seating for approximately 80 persons we can provide tables and chairs for your get together. There is also basic kitchen facilities and attached restrooms. Area is cooled by 4 large fans, has electric and mounted projector screen. The surrounding grounds are shaded by magnificent oak trees. this is a great location for yoga classes, membership meetings, company picnics, scout gatherings, and more. Contact us at 941-322-1000 or email [email protected] for availability, pricing or more information.

Guided Primitive Camping

Crowley Museum and Nature Center is not a public campground. We do, however, offer guided group camping experiences occasionally that are amazing wilderness experiences!

Guided camping available through Not a Clue Adventures. 

Primitive camping is a wonderful way to observe wildlife at dawn and dusk. Advance Reservations Are Required. Tent/ hammock camping only.

Boy Scout and Girl Scout group camping permitted with advance reservations

To make a camping reservation please call Jeanene Arrington with Not a Clue Adventures 813-789-0904. 


Remember to Leave No Trace at all times while on the Crowley property.


Join us for a Florida Pioneer Family Adventure Camping Experience! 

Only $35 per person per night (youth under 6 free) 2 adult/person minimum

Tents, meals and activities included (including smores!) Join us for 1-2 nights!

Call for more information – 813-789-0904 (with Not a Clue Adventures and Crowley Museum and Nature Center) This is full Concierge Camping -Tent, Lighting, and meals included. Activities Include: Tour of Crowley Museum and Nature Center, Visit to Tatum House, Blacksmith Shop, Saw Mill, Old Schoolhouse, Museum and guided nature hiking along the Children’s Discovery Path (learn about native animals and birds). Learn more about early Florida Pioneers.

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Are you part of a scout troop looking for a community project. Contact us, we have many projects in the works!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of the year to guarantee a good outdoor experience?

Crowley does not have climate controlled facilities. We recommend that when planning your event; please consider the Florida climate. The months of November through May

are the coolest and driest time of the year.

How can I guarantee privacy at my event?

Crowley is open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm Saturday & Sunday. To guarantee privacy, you should plan to schedule your event after regular hours and station a member of your party at the front gate to admit your guests. A member of Crowley’s staff will remain on site during the event.

Are pets allowed on the property?

Our facility is just under 200 acres of very sensitive lands and allowing pets on trails could have a large negative impact. We also have free ranging farm animals that may be startled by pets. Small dogs in purses or carriers are allowed as long as they remain in the carrier. Horse trail riding is allowed in specified locations.

How many people can Crowley Museum & Nature Center comfortably accommodate?

The Learning Center can comfortably hold 60-80 people. Large rental tents hold up to 180 people. Approximately 125 people can be seated around the historic Tatum House for ceremonies; the exact number depends on chair placement.

Under what conditions will I incur added costs?

Everything at our Center is part of a protected wildlife sanctuary, free from human sources of litter and destruction. Crowley will permit a cleanup crew from your party to return on the day following your event to complete the clean up process, if necessary. Staff hours allotted to clean up (other than bathrooms) will be calculated and charged per the agreement.

Can I visit the site before my event?

We encourage you to visit Crowley prior to the event to view the site and discuss logistics with our staff. The final cost and rental agreement can be communicated by e-mail [email protected].