The Great Outdoors

68 Naiad Ln Turner, ME
Max Capacity: 2000 people
The Great Outdoors Recreational Function Facility LLC is located on the northerly end of Pleasant Pond on Route 117 in Turner, Maine. Our family oriented, lakefront setting lends itself to a variety of uses: day and evening functions such as weddings and receptions, family reunions, anniversaries, company events and staff retreats. Special events can be combined with our traditional and nontraditional vacation accommodations or held separately. Three classic Maine cottages, yurt rentals, and two other off-grid rentals too unique to describe here provide just the right sleeping comfort for all ages, for the adventurous and the not so bold. The Great Outdoors has offered cottage rentals, waterfront access and function facility rentals since 1978, and was voted the 2008 Turner Business of the Year by the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. Our classic Maine lodge can seat groups of up to 295 people (250 maximum for indoor reception seating), and our private, expansive grounds can accommodate outside groups of up to 2000 people!
Package Pricing

Monday - Thursday Rentals Package

Attendees: 10-1000 | $500 Per Event

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Rentals Package

Attendees: 10-2000 | $1,000 Per Event
Event Spaces
Cottage Rentals
Function Hall
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Grills
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Non-Smoking
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Sporting/Recreational Facilities
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Facility Location Setting: The Great Outdoors Recreational Function Facility LLC is located on the northerly end of Pleasant Pond on Route 117 in Turner, Maine.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 2000
  • Nearest Airport: 26-50 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 11-15 miles
  • Number of Private Cottages: 4
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: 26-50 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: Less than 1 mile
  • Year Built: 1950
Edgecomb, ME  
Capacity: 175
$10,000 per event
Your one stop destination for Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Meetings, Private Parties, Family Gatherings, and so much more! Our gorgeous Waters Edge Banquet & Function Facility is located in the heart of Midcoast Maine, overlooking historic Wiscasset Village. The first floor Sheepscot Room is designed to accommodate 150 to 175 people, second floor Harbour View Room will accommodate 50 to 100 and our Roof Top Deck will accommodate up to 50 people. We are a premier island resort, offering luxurious waterfront accommodations, spa services, resort activities, boat charters, outdoor function area and banquet facility all in one location! From small to large functions - See what we can do for you!
Lewiston, ME  
Capacity: 48
$200 per event
Welcome to Hampton Inn Lewiston-Auburn in the heart of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. Feel at home in a comfortable and spacious guest room, equipped with a clean and fresh Hampton bed®, free WiFi, an ergonomic work desk, microwave, refrigerator and flat-screen TV. If you are traveling with family or planning an extended-stay, choose a suite for more space and amenities. Wake up refreshed to enjoy fresh waffles at Hampton’s free hot breakfast buffet, or pick up a free Hampton’s On the Run Breakfast Bag™, Monday through Friday. Whether you're planning a reunion or special occasion, or searching for space for that all-day business meeting, we have the resources you need to make your next event a success.
Auburn, ME  
Capacity: 250
$15-$60 per person
The Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch hotel in Auburn, Maine overlooks the Androscoggin River with a breathtaking view of the Great Falls and downtown Lewiston. Just minutes from local area festivals and attractions, and featuring 4,500 square feet of divisible conference space, the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch is sure to please those traveling on business or leisure to the Auburn-Lewiston area by providing deluxe accommodations, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere.
Hallowell, ME  
Capacity: 300
Maine’s first certified “Environmental Leader” green lodging and conference facility featuring a wind turbine, Maine’s largest solar electric array, and solar hot water heating. What started as an elegant farmhouse dating to 1906, Maple Hill Farm is now a full-service conference and event center (along with 8 award-winning bed & breakfast guest rooms) located on acres of country serenity, complete with a menagerie of farm animals. All this is just 4 miles from the Augusta interstate exit or Maine’s capital building and State Museum. Facilities are available to accommodate groups from 2 to 200, and even more seasonally with an attached tent. Custom catering and full bar service are available in-house. We specialize in business meetings and weddings as well as hosting the traveler looking for a comfortable place to stay in the Augusta Maine area.