From classy to casual, no matter what kind of space or environment you need for your gathering, Cottage Grove can accommodate your needs! View our list below of local venues where you and your colleagues, volunteer group or board members can get some much-needed distance from the office!
Cottage Grove Ice Arena
The Cottage Grove Ice Arena hosts birthday parties, trade shows, corporate events, concerts, and everything in between! One of the rinks at the arena can be cleared off to create 17,000 square feet of floor space, enough seating for 1,200 people on the floor, an additional 600 in the bleachers, and standing room for 300. This space also fits 82 10’x10’ booth spaces. Concessions and vending areas are also available on site, or you can bring in your own food!
The Country Inn & Suites makes having out of town meetings easy. All your guests have to do is book a room and walk down the hall! The hotel has a wedding and event coordinator who can arrange catering for you and customize your event to meet all your scheduling and activity needs, including making a custom event website! The hotel also offers special group rates and room blocks for your entire party.
The HERO Center has a variety of rooms and activities available for business purposes. Capacities for these rooms range from seating for 24 to seating for 120 people and include a kitchenette. Public Safety agencies who rent meeting rooms also have a variety of other amenities they can add to their rental. These include indoor and outdoor reality-based rooms and a training simulator. Training courses and the shooting range are also available to the public.
Historic John P. Furber Farm
The historic barn at Furber Farm boasts over 12,000 square feet of floor space and can accommodate 1,750 people, with indoor and outdoor spaces that are equally beautiful. The grandiose 19th century dairy barn is surrounded by a patio, balconies, and a lush natural landscape. To make sure your guests don’t get bored, send them to the dance floor or the game room! This unique space is sure to make your event memorable!
Hope Glen Farm
Hope Glen Farm is a historical farm renovated to become the perfect setting for weddings, cocktail hours, corporate functions, and other special occasions. The Farm can host a sit-down dinner for up to 250 guests, or an open house style event for up to 1,500! The staff can help with setting up team building activities, ceremonies, silent auctions, dances, games, and other activities. While you’re there, you can also rent out their unique, luxury suites; the Tree House (a truly one-of-a-kind lodging experience) and the Corn Crib Cottage.
Ravine Landing at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
Ravine Landing, our newest facility on this list which opened this summer, is nestled amongst 515 acres of beautiful scenery in Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park. In the summer, you can look out the window and see people fishing at Ravine Lake, hikers on the miles of trails, and kids playing on the playground. In the winter, this is a popular spot for cross-country skiers and snowshoers! Inside, 84 chairs, 8 round cafe tables, and 12 rectangular tables are available for use, along with a lectern, audio and video technology, and a kitchenette.
River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center
For a little more excitement and activity at your meeting, rent out the event center at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center. This economical option has the capacity to accommodate up to 200-250 guests, depending on if you would like your gathering inside or outside. This location comes with the added bonus of an Events Manager there to help you plan and ensure everything is done to your specifications. Tables, chairs, and linens are also included in the cost of your rental. Afterwards, treat your guests to golf, bocce ball, or corn hole with the manicured greens as a beautiful back-drop.
VFW Post 8752
The rental hall at the VFW in Cottage Grove is a great rental space for everything from weddings to birthday parties to club meetings, and everything in between! With a capacity of about 200, it can accommodate almost everything. This one even comes along with some added social service – supporting Veterans! Just look for the big red barn!