The Great Outdoors Waterfront Event Center is a one-of-a-kind location offering both indoor and outdoor areas and activities. Our extensive, beautifully maintained 60-acre facility includes: * A huge, immaculate rustic lodge with a raised performance stage * a working fieldstone fireplace * full kitchen, freezer and refrigerator facilities * Maximum reception/gathering seating (w/tables) is 250 people * Maximum row seating (w/o tables) is 295 people * Bar service area w/ refrigerator, freezer, service tables * Use of our 8’ x 30” rectangular banquet tables and stacking chairs is included; 60" Round Tables are also available for rental * Changing rooms and bathrooms (at both the lodge and beach areas) * Catering service area at the lodge * Outdoor lakeview deck * Sports areas: 4 horseshoe pits w/ equipment; 3 additional horseshoe pits can be set up on the beach; 2 beach volleyball areas/volleyballs; basketball court w/basketballs; tetherball and swing set; softball field * A beautifully groomed, sandy beach and 200'x200' buoyed swimming area with changing rooms and Privy * 3 picnic areas w/ tables (includes BBQ grilles--BYO wood and charcoal) * Paddle Board, canoe and kayak rentals (with paddles and life preservers) * Handicap accessible parking, lodge and family bathroom, beach privy
Day and evening options provide our guests with 100% flexibility to meet every taste and budget. Our 'four walls facility' approach means that you may hand select each and every component of your memorable time with us, including catering, entertainment, decor and theme. We have hosted hundreds of special gatherings since 1982, and have many creative ideas to share with you. If you don't find what you are seeking, just ask and we may be able to accommodate your special requests. You may even want us to help you with planning of the grander and finer details, allowing you to focus on what is most important: enjoying yourselves as our guests. You will want to consider having the Wilbur and Shovlin families of Hurricane's Cafe and Delicater your event here. They prove to be excellent in all aspects of their good work every single time! Choose other caterers as you wish, or homespun meals (aka potluck dinners) are becoming the latest trend.
Enter here and visit our Little Piece of Heaven, then give us a call to set up a time to come by and take in the spectacular views. Our seasonal calendar (May through October) fills up quickly, and we reserve up to two years in advance. Don't miss out!