The Lodge at Camp Red Cedar

Rental Information
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Rental Information

Welcome to The Lodge at Camp Red Cedar – a unique event space overlooking picturesque woods and a 10-acre lake. From weddings to parties to corporate events, The Lodge is the perfect place for your big day! In addition to the gorgeous views, our brand new state of the art facility boasts 6,600 square feet, a covered lakeside porch, indoor/outdoor fireplaces, large catering prep kitchen, accessible parking, and more. Contact us to today to learn more about our event center, including pricing and availability.

Phone: 260.637.3608

About Us            

Founded in 1987, Camp Red Cedar offers summer camps for campers with and without disabilities, and horseback riding lessons, including therapeutic riding. IN 2018 Camp Red Cedar added a brand new 11,000 square foot facility, The Lodge at Camp Red Cedar. The Lodge is used for a variety of camp activities during the summer months, and is also available for rentals for weddings, corporate events, and more!

At The Lodge at Camp Red Cedar, you’ll find a wide range of options to customize your next special event or celebration. What’s more, all proceeds made from rentals support the Camp Red Cedar’s mission and will go directly to the cost of keeping camps and therapeutic riding affordable and accessible for children and adults with disabilities and their families.

The mission of Camp Red Cedar

Camp Red Cedar’s mission is to encourage children and adults with disabilities to move beyond their boundaries through recreational activities, outdoor education, creative arts and interaction with horses, in an integrated environment, serving people of all abilities.

Venue Features and Pricing

The Lodge at Camp Red Cedar offers a warm and inviting event space with state of the art amenities in a gorgeous setting surrounded by woods and water.

Exclusive Venue Features:

  • 6,250 square foot heated and cooled venue space
  • Spacious seating, all on one level, and totally accessible for up to 250 people
  • Scenic views with wooded meadows and a covered bridge overlooking 10-acre lake
  • (40) 60” tables that seat up to 8 people
  • Covered lakeside porch and seating
  • Covered drop off area
  • Bridal party cabin
  • Indoor/Outdoor fireplaces
  • Large catering prep kitchen for preferred vendors
  • Paved and accessible parking for 150 vehicles
  • ADA accessible restrooms
  • Nearby hotels

Corporate Event Features:

  • State-of-the-art audio and video equipment
  • (40) 60” tables that seat up to 8 people and chairs
  • Special pricing for non-for-profits (call for more details)

Venue Pricing:


$5,500 (Friday and Saturday)


$4,500 (Friday and Saturday)

$1,800 (Monday-Thursday)


$2,000 (Friday and Saturday)

$1,800 (Monday-Thursday)

Additional Fees:

Onsite ceremony locations available: $500

Rehearsal/Early set up, day prior to event: $500

Special holidays will be priced $1,000 above standard pricing listed above.


Rental Calendar


Reservations of the Venue are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve the date requested, Camp Red Cedar requires an executed copy of this Agreement along with a non-refundable initial payment of 20% of the total rental cost.

Deposits and payments will be made by cash or personal check (made payable to Camp Red Cedar) on the schedule noted below. Customer may have the option to pay via credit card with the understanding that a 4% convenience fee will be charged. A receipt from Camp Red Cedar will be provided for each payment made by Customer.


BEHAVIORAL CONDUCT: Camp Red Cedar reserves the right to request any person or group of people acting unruly, or harmful to themselves or others, to leave the premises. Assistance from the on-site police officer(s) may be required if this request is not met immediately.

The following is a list of rules and regulations to be upheld by the Customer, which includes all event planners, wedding coordinators, and vendors who are involved in the planning and execution of a special event or wedding on the premises of Camp Red Cedar;

No foul or abusive language or obscene gestures

No intoxication or other signs of impairment related to alcohol consumption

Use of illegal drugs or other illicit substances is not permitted. Violators will be escorted from the premises.

Physical violence of any kind will not be permitted

No obscene or indecent clothing

No use or possession of weapons of any kind

The Venue includes a gas fueled fireplace. This fireplace is to be used for ambiance only, not as a source of heat. If a Customer desires to use the fireplace, prior arrangements with Camp Red Cedar must be made. Since our fireplace operates on natural gas, guests may not throw trash, paper or other objects into the fireplace. An extra cleaning fee will apply if this occurs.

Other areas outside the Venue are off limits to guests during events. Areas include but are not limited to; bridge, beach area, barns, cabins, etc.

PARKING. Guests are allowed to park in the two parking lots provided with handicapped accessible areas. Parking available for up to 200 guests. Parking attendant may be required for large events. Overflow parking must be pre-approved with Camp Red Cedar prior to event date.

CANDLES. The use of any type of flame is strictly prohibited within the Venue and throughout the premises. A flameless candle, which is battery operated, is permitted. This is non-negotiable.

CHILDREN. Please ensure all children under the age of 16 years old must be properly supervised while on the premises. This includes preventing children from disturbing nature (including but not limited to plants, rocks, trees, etc.), as we must preserve the natural habitat of our premises for our programs and camps for kids and adults of all ability levels.

DECORATIONS. Customer shall not place any nails, hooks, tacks, push pins, screws, tape, gummed backing or other fasteners into any part of the Venue or place or permit to be placed signs on walls in any part of the Venue. No decorations such as posters, pictures, or banners, are to be fastened to walls, woodwork, windows inside or outside the Venue. Decorations may not be hung from light fixtures or ceiling. In addition, the use of helium balloons and glitter are prohibited. All decorations must be removed without leaving damage.  

EVENT ENDING TIME. All events must end by 11:00 p.m. in order to allow for clean-up and closure of the site by 11:59 p.m. Additional late fee of $500 may be applied if end time exceeds event rental time.

FAREWELL CEREMONY. To protect our wildlife, the use of rice, glitter, birdseed, pyrotechnics or confetti is not permitted for any farewell ceremony at the end of a wedding ceremony held at the Venue.

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT. Although music (both live and recorded) is permitted at the Venue, all music must be contained at an acceptable sound level so as not to disturb the local surrounding area. Camp Red Cedar, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to require a Customer to cease playing music it deems inappropriate. Camp Red Cedar also reserves the right to require the Customer to lower the sound level or cease playing music, in its sole discretion.

PETS. No pets are allowed on the premises. However, a family pet actually involved in an event will be considered. Customer is required to obtain permission from Camp Red Cedar before a pet may be permitted on the premises. 

PHOTOGRAPHY. The many natural settings around Camp Red Cedar are important to other events held on the premises, including our summer camps for children and adults of all ability levels. Camp Red Cedar reserves the right to allow or disallow a Customer from using any area of the premises for wedding/reception photograph sessions. Camp Red Cedar also reserves the right to use any photographs or other media reproductions of an event in our publicity and advertising materials. Use of grounds outside of Venue area must be pre-approved and coordinated with Camp Red Cedar prior to use.

SECURITY. Two (2) uniformed police officers must be hired for all events over 100 guests. This requirement is non-negotiable. It is the Customer’s sole responsibility to hire the police officers.

SIGNAGE. You may post your event’s sign or hang balloons at the front entrance to Camp Red Cedar, but please do not attach anything to or cover up our entrance sign. Please also avoid placing nails or screws in the trees.

SMOKING. Camp Red Cedar is a smoke free campus.  Smoking products are prohibited in the buildings and grounds at all times. In addition, no open flame of any kind is allowed on the premises except for use of the designated fire-pit as arranged with Camp Red Cedar Representative.

VENUE SPACE CHANGES. Any rearranging or movement of the Venue’s contents or furniture must be pre-approved by Camp Red Cedar. It is the Customer’s responsibility to restore all areas to their original appearance.

CLEAN-UP. Renters shall clean-up the premises and Camp Red Cedar will provide a Clean-Up Checklist. If Renter fails to do so, Camp Red Cedar will retain the Renter’s Security Deposit. If the Security Deposit is insufficient to pay for restoration of the Facilities or grounds, Renter agrees to pay to Camp Red Cedar, upon demand, the sum necessary to restore the Facilities and/or the premises to its original condition.