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Facility Rentals

Facility rentals for group picnics, meetings, weddings, or whatever the occasion are available at Madeline Bertrand and Silver Beach. The Trillium Room in the new Nature Center at Love Creek is also available for groups in search of a unique location to host a meeting, planning session or training seminar.

Madeline Bertrand County Park

Three facilities are available in the scenic woodlands at Madeline Bertrand. The Bertrand Lodge is completely enclosed and includes kitchen facilities. The Topenebee and River Shelters are open shelter facilities. All three include cooking grills, electricity and tables.  Each facility site offers a minimum of 15 picnic tables, cooking grill, electricity, barrier free accessibility, horseshoes, and volleyball. In addition, the park maintains modern restroom facilities, a children’s play structure, hiking/biking trails, and an 18 hole disc golf course.

Resident rates apply to those residing in Berrien County.

Please note: All rates include a whole-day reservation, but do not include parking fees. All group members with a paid reservation are eligible for the Resident daily vehicle entrance fee of $3.00/car, and can either be collected at the gatehouse or tallied by park staff to be paid at the conclusion of your event.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact the park office at 269.683.8280.

The Bertrand Lodge

Weekday rates
(excluding holidays)

Resident:   $70.00/day
Non-Resident:   $80.00/day

Weekend and holiday rates
Resident:   $130.00/day
Non-Resident:   $150.00/day

An entirely enclosed facility complete with a kitchen and fieldstone fireplace. The Lodge is both heated and air conditioned and accommodates 60 indoors with additional tables located outside.


The Topenebee Shelter

Weekday rates
(excluding holidays)

Resident:   $50.00/day
Non-Resident: $60.00/day

Weekend and holiday rates
Resident:   $100.00/day
Non-Resident:   $110.00/day

An open air facility with an enclosed food serving area. The Topenebee Shelter accommodates 65 under cover with additional picnic tables located around the site.


The River Shelter

Weekday rates
(excluding holidays)

Resident:   $40.00/day
Non-Resident:   $45.00/day

Weekend and holiday rates
Resident:   $80.00/day
Non-Resident:   $90.00/day

An open air facility with an upper level overlooking the St. Joseph River. The River Shelter accommodates 65 under cover with additional picnic tables located around the site.


Silver Beach County Park

Overlooking Lake Michigan and the mouth of the St. Joseph River, the Shadowland Pavilion at Silver Beach is an ideal location for weddings, concerts, and group gatherings during the warmer months.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Parks Commission's administrative office at 269.983.7111, ext. 8435. Or, view the Facility Availability Calendar.

 

 

Shadowland Pavilion

Shadowland Pavilion

Weekday rates
(excluding holidays)

Resident:  $175 
Non-Resident:  $350

Weekend and holiday rates
Resident:  $350 
Non-Resident:  $700

The Shadowland Pavilion can accommodate approximately 250 chairs underneath the pavilion for a ceremony, with plenty of room for an aisle and alter area.  Silver Beach does not have chairs available for use.  It is up to the renter to coordinate chairs.  The Shadowland Pavilion can accommodate up to 160 people seated at picnic tables under the pavilion.  Picnic tables are available to use at no extra cost.  The pavilion includes electrical outlets and a charcoal grill.

Dunes Pavilion

Weekday rates
(excluding holidays)

Resident: $100
Non-Resident: $200

Weekend and holiday rates
Resident: $200
Non-Resident: $400

Dunes Pavilion can accommodate up to 50 people seated at picnic tables and includes a charcoal grill and electrical outlets.  Picnic tables are available for use at no extra cost.  Chair seating can accommodate up to 100 people.  Silver Beach does not have chairs available.  It is up to the renter to coordinate chairs.


Love Creek County Park and Nature Center

The Trillium Room in the Nature Center at Love Creek is available for businesses, civic groups and other organizations in search of a unique and relaxed location to host a meeting, planning session or group training seminar. It also works nicely for smaller weddings, receptions, and graduation or anniversary open house gatherings.

Rental rates include the park entry fee for all event participants, access to the facilities and equipment noted, and the technical assistance of the Nature Center staff. The Nature Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and at other times by special arrangement. For detailed information on available dates and times, please call Love Creek at 269.471-2617.

Trillium Room

Trillium Room

Rental Rates
Resident $250 for 3 hours
Non-Resident $325 for 3 hours

Each additional hour is $25 during regular business hours or $50 for after regular business hours

The room features large observation windows overlooking a wooded ravine, a fireplace, kitchen facilities, computer projection equipment and wireless access. The room will accommodate up to 80 people in "auditorium" style seating or around 60 at tables if a meal is a part of the scheduled activities.


Rocky Gap County Park

The Lake Michigan Overlook Deck at Rocky Gap County Park, Upper Park area, is available to rent for the Summer 2017 season.  The overlook deck provides spectacular panoramic views of Lake Michigan and offers an ideal space for a small wedding or gathering. 

The Overlook Deck is in the final stages of construction.  More pictures will be posted when the project is complete.

Weekday rates
(excluding holidays)

Resident: $150
Non-Resident: $300

Weekend and holiday rates
Resident: $250
Non-Resident: $500

Please Note: Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Berrien County Parks locations.

 

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