Facility Usage and Rate Schedule as of June 2011
|Room Name||Square feet||Capacity||Daily Rates
(Nonprofits and Corporations)
|1,466 sq. ft.
(See Floor Plan)
100 auditorium-style seating
|861 sq. ft.
(See Floor Plan)
684 sq. ft.
For more information about renting conference room space, please contact Laurie Emde, or by phone at 609.924.4646, ext. 123.
Additional fees & discounts:
Additional fee of $100 will be added to total for night or weekend events.
Maximum custodial fee if renting multiple rooms is $225.
Discount of $35 per additional room if renting multiple rooms.
Caterer and Lessee are required to remove all trash and recycling from premises at the conclusion of the scheduled event, otherwise an additional fee of $60 will be charged for removal.
Parking configuration for events at the Johnson Education Center (Click to open and download file).
Regular business hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Facility use hours for events: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Maximum building occupancy: 326 people
Fees include use of audio-visual equipment, lectern, wired internet and available furnishings:
- 150 stackable chairs;
- 60” round tables (6);
- 72”X30” folding tables (12);
- 48”X24” folding table (1);
- 96”X48” conference tables (4) in Upmeyer Partnership Room only;
- Rolling padded chairs (28) in Upmeyer Partnership Room only.
- Lessee must supply their own laptop computer; in addition to a fully networked audio-visual system in the RWJ auditorium and EVJ Stewardship Room, there is a projection cart and movable screen available. Please Note: In order to make your event run smoothly, Lessee must notify D&R Greenway of interenet and audio-visual needs 48 hours in advance.
Rules & Regulations
A deposit of $100 and a Certificate of Insurance is required with the application to secure the event date. The deposit is non-refundable for corporate events. Full payment is due no later than 10 days after the event.
Smoking and any open flames are strictly prohibited at Johnson Education Center and all buildings on the site including restrooms.
A separate refundable security deposit check of $150 is required in addition to the $100 deposit. The security deposit will be returned after the event, if the building and grounds are acceptably clean and there is no damage or loss to D&R Greenway Land Trust property.
Caterers must be chosen from our list of approved caterers. If Lessee's preferred caterer is not on our list, we will require a site visit by your caterer prior to the event. A $150 refundable security deposit and a Certificate of Insurance also applies to any caterers used for the function.
D&R Greenway Land Trust grants permission to use the Johnson Education Center in “as is” condition and disclaims any responsibility for loss, injury or damage which may occur to Applicant, catering staff, or guests.
Individual Rooms and the History Behind Their Names
Robert Wood Johnson Auditorium - This magnificent 1,466 square foot space contains the original hand-hewn timber frame and exposed diagonal fir sheathing, retaining the original architectural characteristics of a barn constructed circa 1900. The space can comfortably accommodate 175 people for a standing reception and 100 for an auditorium-style, seated presentation. The RWJ Auditorium contains presentation capabilities that allow for wired internet, computer connections, DVDs, CDs, and iPod inputs.
Evelyne V. Johnson Room - A gift of the Evelyne V. Johnson – Thomas Gardner Paynter Foundation. Robert Wood Johnson and his wife Evelyne acquired the land on which the Johnson Education Center stands in 1948. This room contains art exhibition space as well as presentation facilities (except internet connection), and can comfortably accommodate 50 individuals for meetings.Upmeyer Room - A gift of Robert & Stephanie Harris. Neil Upmeyer was one of the first trustees of D&R Greenway and served as our board chair from 1998 – 2001, during the preservation of Greenway Meadows. Neil was
Additional Views of the Johnson Education Center
For Organizations with ongoing meeting and program needs...
Annual Partner Membership
D&R Greenway wishes to support and encourage non-profit, educational and municipal partners by making the Johnson Education Center available to you for your meeting and technical needs. Annual Partner Membership is $400 for daytime use during regular business hours or $500 for evening or weekends schedules. Your annual fee includes:
• Use of the RWJ Auditorium, the Neil Upmeyer Partnership Room or the Evelyne V. Johnson Room for a maximum of twelve (12) regularly scheduled monthly meetings (use not to exceed 2.5 hours including setup and breakdown) or use of the RWJ Auditorium for one (1) public event per year. Annual Partner Membership fee cannot be pro-rated.
• Use of audio-visual equipment as available per room selection, podium/microphone, tables, chairs, and kitchen facilities.
Note: Facility use and resources are dependent upon availability. Our staff cannot assist in the use of our resources with the exception of providing pre-arranged consulting time. Please call to schedule use of our facility and resources and provide prior notice of any and all audio-visual requirements and cancellations. Annual Partner Membership fee will not be pro-rated.
History of the Land and Buildings Where the Johnson Education Center Stands Today
What's in a name?
The Johnson Education Center, located on the land that belonged to General Robert Wood Johnson and his family for many years, has become a reality thanks to the generosity of the Johnson family. Their contribution that named the Center will carry on the General's commitment to the environment and the health and viability of the communities of New Jersey.
Call Laurie Emde at D&R Greenway Land Trust 609.924.4646, ext. 123 to discuss your specific program needs.