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Big Cedar Lodge

Ridgedale, MO View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
67 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Located in Ridgedale, Missouri, Big Cedar Lodge is a scenic and rustic wedding venue. This destination offers many different spaces for ceremonies and receptions, all overlooking the beautiful Table Rock Lake. Big Cedar Lodge is ideal for any size celebration, from small and intimate to large and extravagant ones. No matter what a couple's wedding vision is, Big Cedar Lodge is sure to deliver an unforgettable occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

Big Cedar Lodge has several areas that couples can utilize for their wedding celebrations. These include beautiful chapels, unique patio spaces, large lawns, and a gorgeous grand ballroom. The entire property offers an ambiance that is bathed in grandeur. Earthy accents, such as rock, stone, and wood, punctuate the architecture scattered across the estate. Romantic and tucked away, this private and well-appointed venue is a sight to behold. They also offer accommodations such as a luxury yacht, spa, golf courses, and a pool for couples and their guests to enjoy. In total, Big Cedar Lodge has a maximum capacity of 500 people to allow for the greatest enjoyment of the available space.

Services Offered

Aside from the impressive accommodations, Big Cedar Lodge offers a variety of professional services as well. They can assist with anything from event planning to lighting and sound services. To accommodate those getting ready on the premises, there is a bridal suite available for use. This spa suite features stone top vanities, full-length mirrors, and sunny custom-built window seats. It also has gorgeous French doors that open to a private patio with a cozy outdoor fireplace. To ensure that couples have a celebration to remember, Big Cedar Lodge offers a wide range of unique amenities. These include fireworks, fire pits, s'mores options, and a private champagne tour. With this and so much more available, Big Cedar Lodge truly is a destination that aims to please. Surrounded by the bounty of nature, weddings held here will benefit from stunning backdrops and exceptional service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,400

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,400

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

12

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Barn
Garden
Historic Building
Hotel
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

67 Reviews

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Rated
4.6
out of 5.0
Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Amanda M. Married on 09/28/2019
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    McGrath Wedding Septemner 2019 Top of the Rock

    Big Cedar Lodge was the perfect location for our destination wedding in September 2019. We are from Plano, Texas and had the most amazing experience with everyone at Big Cedar. Our ceremony was at Top of the Rock – Chapel of the Ozarks, reception at Top of the Rock Wine Bar & Event Room and rehearsal dinner at The Worman House. Erin Schroeter was our amazing wedding planner and go to gal for everything at Big Cedar. She is so knowledgeable about the whole process down to the very last minutes before you walk down the aisle. She also provided us with a vendor list that helped us choose an awesome photographer, cake baker and DJ. When it came to room reservations they have a whole team that is dedicated to rooms and reservations. Everyone was so nice to talk to and helped with deciding on how many rooms to block etc. Our wedding went off without a hitch. I would hands down recommend Big Cedar Lodge. The views and scenery are just amazing but the best part is also the people that help you make your day so perfect.
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    Mary Married on 05/12/2017
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    Can you believe we started planning our elopement the Tuesday before our Wedding? Courtney and Julia at Big Cedar Lodge Events helped plan my "Friday at 5" wedding and it would not have been as wonderful without them. It truly was stress free. Flowers were beautiful. Cake was delicious. Food was wonderful, too! Views were amazing. My husband and I were able to enjoy our special day without worry. Thank you, Big Cedar!
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    Jacqlyn Married on 05/06/2017
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    I recently got married on 5/6/17 next to the waterfall at Big Cedar Lodge. I chose to do one of their elopement packages because we decided on just a small wedding with only 11 guests. The elopement package included 5-7 different spots on the property to choose from, bouquet of half dozen roses for me and a boutinneire for my hubs, in the color we chose, bottle of champagne, cake and dinner voucher for the two of us.

    Ok now that those details are out of the way, I worked closely with Courtney and Julia and could not have been more pleased!! They were so responsive and answered all of my questions promptly, sometimes even more than once...sorry Courtney! The officiant called me about a week prior to the wedding and we discussed what we wanted for our ceremony and then he met us at the door the day of, so it was truly stress free!

    The property is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I actually had a friend's husband ask if we got married in Ireland when he saw a picture I posted on FB overlooking the lake. I can't wait to get my pictures back because there are so many good spots to get an amazing picture at. Even though there were more than one wedding going on the same day as mine, I never encountered them personally, just from a distance, and it still truly feels like it's your special day and you're the only one there, that's how vast the property is and how many wedding location choices you have. We did our reception dinner Osage restaurant at Top of the Rock and it was stunning! The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, the ambience, the views...oh my gosh I cannot say enough. I highly recommend Big Cedar Lodge to anyone, and wouldn't think twice about doing it all over again!!

Awards

  • 67
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Hannah & Lukas
    79 photos · 12/05/2020
  • Hannah & Logan
    20 photos · 10/16/2020
  • Deisi & Jesse
    25 photos · 10/05/2019
  • Joe & Tara
    18 photos · 12/06/2015

Map

190 Top of the Rock Road Ridgedale, MO, 65739
1-800-225-6343
417-339-5159
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Big Cedar Lodge frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Big Cedar Lodge?

Big Cedar Lodge includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Big Cedar Lodge, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Big Cedar Lodge includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Big Cedar Lodge in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Big Cedar Lodge for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Big Cedar Lodge for wedding events?

Big Cedar Lodge offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Big Cedar Lodge offer?

Big Cedar Lodge offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Big Cedar Lodge offer for wedding events?

Big Cedar Lodge offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Big Cedar Lodge have available for wedding events?

Big Cedar Lodge offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Big Cedar Lodge and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Big Cedar Lodge is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.5 in value.

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