Common to all rental facilities are the following program areas and ideas:
► 100 acres of open meadow for wide games.
► 2000 acres of mixed forest for hiking, nature studies, outdoor education programs.
► Volleyball, basketball, soccer.
► Campfires for songs, skits, and stargazing.
► Cross country ski trails, lessons and equipment.
► Snowshoes, toboggan hills, snow forts.
► Orienteering and compass courses.
► Initiative tasks and cooperative games.
► 40' x 60' concrete in-ground pool.
► Instructors available to lead a wide variety of educational and recreational activities.
Main Lodge & Cabins
The camp-like feeling at the main lodge and cabins area is great for very large groups who need lots of open space. This area may also be shared by very small groups not able to qualify individually for a ‘group rate'. All benefit from the low cost while still enjoying the privacy of separate sleeping cabins and activity areas. Winter weekend cabin rentals are also available.
► L-shaped dining hall seats up to 120 people and is available for programming between meals.
► Windows for sunlight, wood stoves for warmth.
► Second activity area in main lodge with cathedral ceiling and stone fireplace.
► Log cabin activity classroom (30' x 30').
► Large barn with activity classroom area.
► 15 electrically heated sleeping cabins. Sleeping capacity for 106 (85 beds – some are doubles).
► Central washroom/shower building for cabins
► Separate leader accommodations with ensuite
The modern Field Centre building is perfect for mid-size groups who appreciate nature but do not necessarily want a ‘camping' experience. The main room with its huge windows, cathedral ceiling and fireplace is very inviting.
► All in one complex that opened in 1990.
► Dining hall seats 80 (great for weddings).
► Two activity/classrooms downstairs.
► 11 bedrooms in dormitory wing sleep 48.
► Central washrooms and showers in dormitory.
Large Group Camping Area
The Pine River meanders close to this rustic camping area. A fire pit, picnic tables and outhouses are supplied leaving substantial room for tents to be set up with a beautiful view of mixed forest and meadow. Water can easily be transported from the nearby main lodge.
► For very small groups, or couples camping, see our regular campgrounds section.
Front Field Classroom
Do you want to do your own programming with your group but need a place in which to do it? Rental of our Front Field Classroom is now possible for day groups. You will have access to parking, hydro, washrooms, tables, blackboard, and a huge open field area in which to run your own programs. Bring your class for a day or host a workshop out of the Front Field Classroom.
► Running water for washrooms is not available in the winter.
At Mansfield Outdoor Centre, all of our meals are home baked – prepared fresh by our own cooks. Great food is a priority here! Our clients continue to tell us they love the food, “I have to admit the food is better than my parents' food!” With 90% of our business being repeat, that says something about the quality of our food. Our meals are nutritious, delicious and plentiful.
► With advance notification, we can accommodate for most special dietary restrictions i.e. allergies, vegetarianism, etc.
► We are a nut free facility.
The Perfect Setting... The Perfect day.
Holding your wedding at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre means you'll be holding a wedding in an exciting and beautiful outdoor environment with forests and rolling hills surrounding you. We have two entirely separate facilities both offering unique features. Accommodations are available on site and space is plentiful. From the initial inquiry to the final congratulations, we can offer all you need to plan the perfect wedding.
Up to 80 guests can be accommodated in the spacious yet intimate dining room of our Field Centre. See Facility Rentals for more details and pictures.
Have more people? Opt for our Main Lodge where you can sit 120 in our large L-shaped dining room. Use an adjoining room for the after meal festivities and avoid having to move around tables.
Planning a very large wedding? Ask about dates available and rent BOTH buildings. They are situated less than half a kilometre apart.
Looking for an outdoor venue? Our grounds provide 300 acres of rolling hills, mixed forest, open meadow, and riverside land from which to choose. With rental of a large tent from nearby services, your outdoor wedding can be the wonderful day you want.
Your ceremony can take place amid the breathtaking scenery on site at Mansfield Outdoor Centre or you can use a church of your choice and visit us for your reception.
To capture the beauty of your day, there are a number of talented local photographers. If you would rather take your own photos, your options are beautiful and numerous. Choose from atop the escarpment or beautiful riverside portraits. Gorgeous fall colours, tranquillity of winter with blankets of snow, the burst of spring green, or the summer sun… whichever season you want, we can provide amazing landscapes. If you would prefer indoor photographs, we have beautiful wood stoves and stone wall backdrops available.
For travelling guests we can help arrange their stay at one of the local bed and breakfasts or one of a number of hotels close to us. Or better yet, make your wedding a weekend event for your guests. Arrive Friday night and have complete rental of the area until Sunday afternoon. Our Field Centre can accommodate 48 people in dorm style rooms with bunk beds. Our Main Lodge can accommodate up to 109 in small A-frame cabins sleeping five or six to a cabin. Camping is also an option in our large group camping area. You need not worry about guests having to drive away from the event when we can offer you sleeping options AT the event!
From choosing a florist to selecting a D.J., Mansfield Outdoor Centre can offer you support and suggestions to ensure your wedding day is not only in the perfect setting but is perfect in every way.