The Great Outdoors Waterfront Wedding & Event Center

52 Naiad Ln, Turner, ME
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 2,000 people
About The Great Outdoors Waterfront Wedding & Event Center
Are you seeking the perfect, affordable and private waterfront beach venue for your ceremony or reception? What if there were also inviting well manicured grounds and a classic Maine lodge all at the same location? Might you need onsite guest cottages for overnight accommodations as well? You have found exactly what you have been looking for! The Great Outdoors Waterfront Wedding & Event Center, LLC is located on the northern end of Pleasant Pond in Turner, Maine. Our family oriented, 50-acre 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 overnight accommodations or hosted separately. Four 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 event facility rentals since 1978, and was voted the 2008 Turner Business of the Year by the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. Over time, we have hosted over a thousand weddings and receptions here at The Great Outdoors. In forty years, this many couples could not have gone wrong! In the words of a recent bride, “This is no average venue!”
Package Pricing
General Events Rates & Information
$750 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Mae Mae's Cottages & Off Grid Rentals
Attendees: 1-55 | $750 - $2,500 /event
Pricing for all event types
Wedding/Reception Monday - Thursday Rentals
Attendees: 250 max | $1,250 - $5,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Wedding/Reception Sundays and Holidays
Attendees: 250 max | $1,500 - $7,500 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Wedding/Reception Friday and Saturday Packages
Attendees: 250 max | $2,500 - $10,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Event Spaces
Classic Maine Lodge
Classic Maine Lodge
Cottage Rentals
Cottage Rentals
Off-Grid Overnight Accommodations
Off-Grid Overnight Accommodations
Outdoor Events
Outdoor Events
Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Waterfront
  • Waterview
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 2000
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Special Features: The Great Outdoors offers more than one could ever imagine. Beach and waterfront, wooded lawns and open fields, all surrounding our Classic Maine Lodge and overnight accommodations. May through October, indoor seated gatherings up to 250 guests. Endless!
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,200
  • Year Renovated: 2016