Banquets and Parties

Create lifetime memories with celebrations for families or business associates at eleven locations. Groups can host weddings, holiday parties, sports banquets, meetings or seminars, showers, graduations and more. 

Birthday Parties

Kids' Birthday Party Packages are available through Red Oaks and Wint nature centers. Parties feature a nature theme, craft and/or hike, offering a unique experience. 

Red Oaks Golf Course also welcomes kids of all ages for FootGolf birthday parties and the Independence Oaks Archery Range offers Archery birthday parties.

Elegant Atmosphere

The Buhl Estate at Addison Oaks
Set amidst dramatic willows and surrounded by a formal flower garden, the tudor-style Buhl Estate manor home is picture-perfect for any special occasion; weddings, banquets, receptions and business meetings. Food service by Oak ManagementVirtual Tour

Glen Oaks
Historically-renovated Glen Oaks retains the charm of another era while providing a tranquil view of the golf course's rolling terrain. A large banquet facility, as well as an outdoor wedding garden, are available. Food service by Oak Management. Virtual Tour

Lyon Oaks
The Frank Lloyd Wright-style picturesque clubhouse offers expansive views of the course,  accommodating parties of up to 450 for wedding receptions, banquets, and educational meetings. Food service by Katherine's Catering. Virtual tour
Booking for 2022 only.  No bookings are being taken for 2023 and beyond. ​​

A Unique Option

The Ellis Barn
The historic Ellis Barn at Springfield Oaks hosts barn dances and large gatherings and has become a popular DIY wedding venueVirtual Tour​

Casual Venues

Springfield Oaks Activity Center

The Activity Center’s Grand Hall offers ample space for larger wedding receptions, dances, art and antique shows, memorial services and sports activities. For a more intimate setting, the Carousel Hall is also available for weddings, banquets, seminars, reunions and more.  Individuals and groups can bring in their own caterer/food for events. 

Waterford Oaks Activity Center

Waterford Oaks Activity Center accommodates 200 for banquets and large gatherings. It features an open floor plan with adjacent bar area and coat room. Select audio-visual equipment is available. Individuals and groups can bring in their own caterer/food for picnics and parties. Virtual Tour

Lookout Lodge

Featuring a fireplace, deck, scenic overlook and ample parking, the Lookout Lodge comfortably seats 100 at tables, and is a particularly picturesque setting for winter festivities, including holiday, retirement and family parties, as well as showers and weddings. Guests can provide their own food or use an outside caterer. Audio-visual equipment is available. Virtual Tour

Outdoor Locations

Cohn Amphitheater at Independence Oaks/Wint Nature Center

The Cohn Amphitheater, with shelter and fire circle, accommodates 150-200 guests for weddings and special

events in a picturesque outdoor park setting. Weddings can be scheduled mid-May through mid-October. No indoor alternative space is available for ceremonies or receptions. The four-hour rental allows time for set-up, the ceremony and removal of decorations. Rehearsal times must be scheduled in advance.

Bench style seating accommodates 150 people; an additional 50 people can sit on the lawn (lawn chairs or blankets are not provided). Parking is limited to about 50 cars.

There is a small gazebo with electricity at the rear of the amphitheater available for use. Restrooms are available at the Wint Nature Center. The Sensory Garden is available for photos with amphitheater rental.

Call 248-625-0877 to schedule an event.

Picturesque Pavilions
Several parks offer rental picnic pavilions that are picture-perfect for weddings and special gatherings. Individuals and groups can bring in their own caterer/food for picnics and parties. Learn more about our pavilion rentals here.