The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center offers a unique, one of a kind wedding or event space that’s nestled amongst a breathtaking landscape and Alaska’s beautiful wildlife. With spectacular views of Turnagain Arm, the Chugach Mountains, impressive glaciers, and herds of animals, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a venue unlike any other. We are located just an hour south of Anchorage in Portage and offers a peaceful and scenic setting for the ultimate Alaska experience. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering, corporate event, or a wedding, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is sure to delight. We have a variety of venues to offer including Bison Hall, the Tent, and The Point overlooking Turnagain Arm.

Alaska’s Most Unique Venue

Bison Hall

Bison Hall is a beautiful, barn-like building with a high vaulted ceiling that showcases wood beams, a moose antler chandelier, and large windows that allow natural light to flow in. It is the perfect place to host any event from black tie to down home. For more intimate gatherings, consider the 40-person “classroom” or rent the entire hall for a larger event. Bison Hall is available for rental throughout the year. Check out our AWCC Facility Brochure for rates more and information. Email to inquire about availability and facility details.

To view, a detailed layout of Bison Hall: Bison Hall Floor Plan.

View more photos of Bison Hall by Chugach Peaks Photography.

The Point

Where the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center meets the waters of Turnagain Arm, one of the most scenic places in Alaska unfolds – The Point. With wood bison and elk on one side and views of the water, mountains, and glaciers all around, AWCC offers a gazebo and boardwalk for family reunions and wedding couples to take breathtaking photos.

To view more photos of The Point, click on the images below.

The Tent

The Tent at AWCC is a hex tent with a capacity for 70. The Tent is open and has window panels allowing natural light in and views of the surrounding mountains. It is has a gravel pad inside and is located near Bison Hall and animal enclosures.


For availability and booking information for your next event, email for more details. Thank you and we look forward to working with you and hosting your event!

We work with preferred caterers to give our clients the best experience possible. Visit our Preferred Caterer page for more information.

Please read our Facility Rental cancellation policy