NEST Rentals

NEST Event Gallery
Host your next event at the NEST

In addition to regular free and low cost public programming, volunteer workdays, and passive recreation programs such as Tai Chi and yoga, the NEST is also available for private rentals. Daytime rentals are $100/hr and evening rentals (after 5pm) are $150/hr.

  • Building is approximately 900 square feet
  • Available weekdays, weekends, and nights until 10 pm
  • Fully air conditioned space
  • Outdoor deck and screened porch with waterfront view
  • High speed wifi, multiple charging outlets
  • Available for meetings, parties, weddings, birthdays and more!

Rental fees apply to building space and deck only; ground rentals are available through the Special Event Permit Application and additional fees. Alcohol is permitted during events with permission and appropriate insurance. Refundable security deposit for events with alcohol is $500. All rentals are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Download the NEST Rental Application

For more information please contact

A Special Note for Class Instructors

Manatee County’s Parks and Natural Resources Department is always seeking to expand the quality program we offer to the community. If you would like to host a public class or program in the NEST please contact us. The rental/reservation process is the same, however there is a fee discount if the program is held in partnership with the County.