"At the beginning the Creator made them male and female; for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh"

Whether you’ve always envisioned your dream wedding as an intimate ceremony for just family and close friends, or a spirited gala with hundreds of guests, The Gathering Place at Darlington Lake offers the ideal elegant country setting for your memorable day. With a glistening expanse of lake in front, and the rustic-yet sumptuous log Event Center, amidst a romantic wooded backdrop, a wedding at The Gathering Place means that warmth, whimsy, sophistication and natural beauty are guaranteed.

We understand that every wedding is as individual as the bride and groom, and that today’s couples want a distinctive personalized venue with exceptional value for their ceremony and reception. With this in mind, we give our couples exclusive attention every step of the way. In fact, our guests tell us that we become like “part of the family” before, during and even after their event.

Since no bride or groom should have to worry about details on their most memorable occasion, we graciously offer our personal venue managers Jodie Knotts-Fusetti and/or Annie Knotts for suggestions and to answer any of your questions during your pre-wedding planning decisions.

A wedding at The Gathering Place includes:

  • Uniquely beautiful Log Event Center
  • Ideal location with spectacular lake front views no matter where your guests are!
  • Visibility of your all of your guests at all times – expansive view (no 2nd floor, basement or loft!)
  • Strategically placed casual seating throughout the venue and grounds
  • Free option usage of fire pit for your enjoyment
  • Medure’s Catering as our exclusive caterer offering anything from farm-to-table cuisine and Louisiana Cajun to pig roasts and prime rib carving stations; custom recipes can be accommodated; gluten-free and vegan menus available
  • You provide your own alcohol as a savings plus!
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Option for DIY or decorating and coordinating through Events143
  • Rental cabin option for onsite location to get ready for the bride , moms and bridesmaids. Cabin is located very convenient to the Event Center!
  • Outdoor log constructed bar with option for inside bar if required
  • Log Gazebo constructed on the lake as your outdoor ceremony site with a beautiful inside plan ‘B’
  • Many more amenities for you to come see

We would be honored and blessed to share in your special day!