Events

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Call between 8AM-8PM daily to book your event.

Perfect for weddings, rehearsals, anniversaries, and other special occasions.

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The natural surroundings of Giant City Lodge is the perfect setting for your special event, party, or meeting.

Our experienced staff will assist you in planning a memorable occasion. You and your party are always welcome guests. So relax, eat well, and enjoy Southern Illinois’ hospitality at its best.

For more booking information please call 618-457-4921

book your event

The natural surroundings of Giant City Lodge is the perfect setting for your special event, party, or meeting.

Our experienced staff will assist you in planning a memorable occasion. You and your party are always welcome guests. So relax, eat well, and enjoy Southern Illinois’ hospitality at its best.

For more booking information please call 618-457-4921

celebrations

We’re delighted that you’re considering Giant City Lodge for your special celebration. Imagine a memorable menu and atmosphere your guests will enjoy, like no other in Southern Illinois.

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Group Menu

A productive meeting requires refreshments and great food.

Enhance your continental with additional selections.
If desired, we’ll work with you to customize the perfect menu tailored to your needs.

See Our Group Menus

Group Menu

A productive meeting requires refreshments and great food.

Enhance your continental with additional selections.
If desired, we’ll work with you to customize the perfect menu tailored to your needs.

See Our Group Menus

Event Menu

The perfect private party requires great food.
Treat your guests to a variety of offerings. Starting with our “Specialty of the Lodge.”

View Our Event Menu

available rooms

Private Spaces

The Lodge offers complimentary private space, upon availability, for meetings and special occasions when parties meet our food service criteria.

Available rentals

Most Sundays after 4:30 p.m. thru Friday up to 4:00 p.m. – 30 guest minimum preferred.


Friday after 4:30 p.m. thru Saturdays – 35 guest minimum required.


Parties receiving complimentary privacy are subject to one master bill.
Payment is due at the conclusion of the event, unless credit has been arranged in advance.

An advance deposit may be requested to secure your event date. Events cancelled will forfeit deposits.

Specific room location requests will be noted but not guaranteed.
Private rooms are assigned at the Lodge’s sole discretion.

Bartender service can be provided for all the events at no additional charge. However, host is subject to taxes and gratuity added to the charges on open tabs.

Bald Knob Banquet Room

Our full Bald Knob Banquet Rooms is 42’x 40' and will accommodate approximately 120 guests in a comfortable ambiance. It is lined with windows facing the west overlooking the woods below.

Bald Knob Banquet Room (Split)

The versatile banquet room can be divided, each side is 40' x 21’ and will accommodate up to 65 guests. The south end has a nice entry through double doors from our dining room while the north end has a bit more privacy.

shawnee room

This charming room is 44'6" x 17’6” and will accommodate approximately 56 guests. It is lined with windows facing the east with easy access and is adjacent to Clem & Arlie's Spirits Lounge.

Great Room Balcony (Not Private)

Above it all, this spectacular spot can accommodate a small meeting or breakout space for a smaller number of guests. No dining service is available on the balcony.

The Great Room and Bar

These two grand historic spaces provide the most unique ambiance in the entire region. The areas can be reserved for extended hours when parties meet our food service criteria.

Rentals Policies

We’re delighted that you’re considering Giant City Lodge for your special event. The following is designed to help your planning and answer questions regarding our services.

The Lodge offers complimentary private space upon availability most Sundays after 4:30 p.m. thru Friday up to 4:00 p.m. – 30 guest minimum preferred. Friday after 4:30 p.m. thru Saturday – 35 guest minimum required.

Parties receving complimentary privacy are subject to one master bill.

An advance deposit may be requested to secure your event date. Events cancelled will forfeit deposits.

Please contact the Lodge, at least 4 days prior to event, with a guaranteed number of guests. If not we will consider the former number indicated as the guarantee.

Groups under the minimum food service criteria should expect additional charges or pay the difference based on the per person plate charge.

Specific room location requests will be noted but not guaranteed.
Private rooms are assigned at the Lodge’s sole discretion.
Table linens and skirting may be provided, when ordered in advance, for an additional charge.
Bartender service can be provided for all events at no additional charge.
However, host is subject to taxes and gratuity added to the charges on open tabs.

The Lodge will provide all food and beverage served, with the exception of wedding cakes and occasion cakes, at an additional fee.

Recommendations are available for photographers, videographer, florists, and bakers.

Anything hung, taped, tacked, etc. to ceiling, walls, doors requires prior approval.
Confetti, glitter, crepe paper, or unprotected candles are not allowed as acceptable options.

Birdseed and bubbles are permitted only outdoors 15 feet from entry.

All decorations, gifts, and cakes must be cleared away immediately following the event.

Payment is due at the conclusion of the event, unless credit has been arranged in advance.

Events should be scheduled and are expected to vacate prior to our 10 pm closing.

It is a violation of the Illinois Health Code to allow any food or beverage to be packaged up after an event and taken off premises. Any remaining food or beverage prepared by the Lodge remains the property of the Lodge.

Need to place a carry out order?
See our Meals-To-Go Menu.