Groups & Parties


Center Grove Orchard
is great for groups!

With plenty of space and numerous activities, we look forward to helping your group create memories that last a lifetime.

If you have any questions after reviewing the options below, please contact our Events & Groups Coordinator at or 515-203-9202.

Please note that group reservations are accepted & scheduled during our Fall Season.
Pricing and Reservation Information
Group Nights, Campfires, and Welcome Porch reservations are non-refundable. If the weather is questionable that day, please call ahead as the weather can change within a short time frame or can miss us completely. If the weather changes your plan, we will work with you to reschedule for a later date or carry over your reservation to the next season.


Available Times

10 AM - 2 PM
3 PM - 7 PM

What’s better than a cool autumn day spent around a campfire?

Reserving a campfire at Center Grove Orchard allows you to grab a hot dog, s’mores, and roasting sticks, and tell jokes or swap stories around an open fire.

Farmyard Admission is required for each person age 3 and older. 

Campfire food available for purchase:

S’more Fixings
Hot Dog Snack Box
Campfire Roast Box  (Hot dogs - Buns - Condiments - S’mores fixings - Roasting Sticks)

Reservation Fee Required

Group Nights

Available Times

6 PM - 8 PM
7 PM - 9 PM

Groups of 25 or More

Bring your group out for an evening of fun!

Group Nights are great for groups of 25 or more, like church youth groups, family gatherings, and clubs.
Groups will then head to one of our campfire sites to roast s’mores and enjoy a cup of cider. 


Group Nights include:

Private Hayride
Corn Maze
Jumping Pillow
Campfire Site, S'mores, Cider

There is potential for groups to overlap while enjoying the Corn Maze, Jumping Pillow, or Corn Pool.

Groups with less than 25: Available for a flat rate

Welcome Porch

Available Times

10 AM - 2 PM
3 PM - 7 PM

An event space, comfortably seating up to 30 people.

Surrounded by our Farmyard and Orchard makes for unique views and memorable gatherings. Beautiful surroundings, fun activities, and great food— all that’s missing is your group!

Farmyard Admission only required for each person who wishes to enter the Farmyard.


Outdoor heaters may be added.

Reservation Fee Required

Corporate  & Large Groups

Create Your Ideal Event

Group packages at Center Grove Orchard offer many interchangeable components allowing you to create your ideal event; including admissions, food options, gathering locations, and special accommodations. Complete the inquiry form at the bottom of the page so we can help you make memories that last a lifetime.


The more the merrier! Discounts for large groups are available when 200+ tickets are purchased in a single transaction. Admission vouchers are a great way to add a personal touch to your event. Each event leader will receive a customized voucher for their event that they will then pass out to each of their guests.

For more information on admission vouchers, contact us by submitting your inquiry below.

Food Options

We strive to provide a memorable experience for each group. With a variety of food venues there is something for everyone! We offer catering. Welcome Porch reservations have the capability to have their meal catered directly on the porch.  

If you are interested in having Center Grove Orchard cater your event, please submit the form below to contact us!

Gathering Locations

We strongly encourage groups to have a “Home Base” for their event. Two available options are to reserve the Welcome Porch or a Campfire site. We do have picnic tables around the farm, however, we cannot guarantee availability.

Special Accommodations

If your group or event is in need of additional supplies such as tables, chairs, heaters, etc., please include that in your request below. We will do our best to accommodate your request 



Yes, outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.


If you plan to use an outside catering service (i.e. you are paying someone to prepare food for and/or serve food to your group), you must register the caterer when booking your event. An outside catering fee of $200 must be paid in full prior to your event. Center Grove Orchard staff will need to be alerted so that they can direct the caterer to your site or deliver the catering to your site. 
Outside caterers absolutely may not drive to the campfire sites unless accompanied by CGO staff.


The cancellation policy applies to the agreed upon price on the food for your event. 
  • Cancelled more than 14 days in advance of your event no fees will be charged. 
  • Cancellations between 3 and 14 days prior to your event, there will be a 10% cancellation fee. 
  • A 50% fee will be charged if the event is cancelled between 1 and 3 days. 
  • For cancellations that are less than 24 hours prior to the event, there will be a 100% cancellation fee. 

 Weather-related cancellations will acquire the following fees: 
  • A 10% cancellation fee will be charged if the event is cancelled 1-2 days prior to the event. 
  •  For cancellations that are less than 24 hours prior to the event, a 50% fee will be charged. 

We understand that life happens and weather can be unpredictable. Please understand that all cancellations and fees will be subject to management review and approval.


A 10% catering service fee will be added to any event that has 50 or more guests.

Group Inquiry Form