Events and Celebrations
Celebrate your special day for an entire weekend with us
Events, Celebrations, and Retreats
Celebrate your special day for an entire weekend with us!
Our property offers the versatility of indoor and outdoor space for events, meetings, retreats, celebration dinners and weddings. The open floor plan allows room for a variety of gatherings. The back deck has five patio tables and chairs for your use, plus we offer additional tables and folding chairs for rent. We can accommodate groups of up to 80 for an outdoor event, but we are limited on inside space. Call us for details.
Retreats / Meetings
Meetings and retreats can be accommodated in several areas of Cedar Crest Lodge. Group meetings can be held in the dining room at our large custom table, and break-out sessions could move to either the sunken living room, the upstairs entertainment space, which offers three seating areas, or outside on the multi-level decks. WiFi is available throughout the lodge and decks. There is no cell phone service in the area, so you can focus undisturbed on your work topics, but you will have WiFi access when you want to connect. See our Event Fees and Policies below.
Special Dinners / Celebrations
Having a special celebration? You can host a special dinner or meal for an evening with additional guests (other than the overnight guest count of 20) on our back deck, during your stay at the lodge. Low Gap Café and Boardwalk Café are our favorite local restaurants to cater your meal, or you can prepare your own meal in our beautiful and spacious kitchen. An additional fee of $500 applies to the lodge rate. See our Event Fees and Policies below.
“Thanks for sharing this beautiful home! Perfect team-building location and accommodations.”
“Great way to celebrate graduation! So much fun to be here with friends and family!”
“We couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect wedding location. We will enjoy these memories for years to come and hope to return in the future! Thank you all!”
K & R
“So much fun! Went on 3 hikes, great meals by chaperones and thank you to our teacher, Mr. Rosser”
FHS Science Club
“Best wedding venue ever!”
B & D
“Another GREAT family reunion. This is a beautiful place.”
“Thank you for an awesome weekend. Always enjoy staying here. See you next year.”
Memphis/Little Rock/NWA crew
“Thank you for hosting our big group of biospeleologists!”
Cavers from 17 countries
“Said our vows here at Cedar Crest! Beautiful place to marry.”
M & M
“Duck Dynasty, elk watching, listening for bugle calls, early morning coffee, hiking to Hawksbill, late night fires, big family dinners, Monday Night Football, Elk Center…. Good times. Great Family.”
Johnson Family Vacation
We offer a unique outdoor setting on our back deck or lawn for your wedding ceremony and reception. You can spend extra time with family and friends by enjoying the entire weekend preparing for the wedding. Photo opportunities abound on the property, plus our staff will be on hand to assist you on your special day.
The upper pavilion is a wonderful backdrop for the exchange of vows, with seating along the bridge and the main deck. We do have a maximum of 80 total guests allowed. We offer tables, chairs, linens and other items and services. (You can view a full list of what we offer HERE). Wedding vendors in nearby Fayetteville can provide other rental items such as tables, wooden chairs, sound systems, dance floors, tents, wedding cakes, and flowers. We are happy to make recommendations.
The lodge and cabin are both required to be rented for 2 nights, plus a $1500 event fee and a $500 security deposit apply. You can view our special event contract. Please contact us for a tour. You can view our special event contract and see our Event Fees and Policies below.
Event Fees and Policies:
$500 – is charged in addition to lodging fees for the hosting of one meal or meeting for 20-40 people.
$1500 event fee – is charged in addition to lodging fees for any large event group of 40-80. This applies to weddings up to 80 people. This covers assistance with our event coordinator as you plan your wedding/event, extra time with staff at check-in, coordination with vendors for delivery/pick-up of items, and two staff members on-site for 8 hours on event day to help with set-up, reception, food, trash, and recycling. This also covers additional operation, maintenance, and clean up costs.
$500 security/damage deposit – is charged in addition to above fees. It is completely refundable following final cleaning by our staff. You can apply charges for rental items against your deposit.
All events require a signed special event contract to ensure the safety of our clients and their guests, and protection of our property. You can see a copy of our contact so you can review it before deciding to book your event. You will receive a personalized agreement for review and signature. We do have limitations based on guest numbers and indoor space. We are required to abide by local laws which apply to all of our clients during a stay.