130x130_sq_1193706869625-townlogo

Bass Lake Park and Retreat Center

Holly Springs , NC
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

900 Bass Lake Rd., P. O. Box 8
Holly Springs, NC US 27540 (map)

PHONE

919-557-2496

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

The Town of Holly Springs purchased the property from the Cornell family after Hurricane Fran caused major damage to the lake's dam in 1996. The Town rebuilt the dam and constructed the... Read more
The Town of Holly Springs purchased the property from the Cornell family after Hurricane Fran caused major damage to the lake's dam in 1996. The Town rebuilt the dam and constructed the Retreat Center. The Park opened to the public in October of 2004. Bass Lake Park and Retreat Center provides a natural elegance for your weddng day. The Retreat Center overlooks a 90 acre lake and has an open deck and floating dock. The Park's thoughtfully landscaped gardens provide a colorful backdrop year round. This natural setting will prove a memorable and picturesque location for you and your guests. Read less
Wedding Venue

REVIEWS

4.0
out of 5.0
4.3/5.0
4.0/5.0
3.9/5.0
4.4/5.0
3.5/5.0
Sort by
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Liz
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.8/5.0
I love this venue! It is so beautiful and is perfect for a small wedding. They let us do a run through the week before to set up the tables and see where we could fit everyone.
The employees there set up the tables for us the day of the venue and helped make sure everything was in order. We had the ceremony outside and they let us use their plants they had outside as our decorations. I could recommend this venue!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
I just had my wedding and reception at Bass lake park on 5/17/2014. The view is absolutely beautiful. The fact that you get to rent the venue from 12pm Friday- 12pm Sunday was great to me. We didn't have a dj so the fact that you got to use all of their equipment and hook up your laptop or mp3 player was a big deal. This venue only allows Beer and Wine that you bring in yourself, so it may not be for you if your guests are big drinkers. Overall I am glad that we went with bass lake, all of our guests thought it was beautiful. It is small so not for big parties. And it requires you to be very hands on, nothing is really included as far as linens, food, etc. So in the end Bass lake won't work for everyone, but it worked for me.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anna
Wedding:
5/3/2014
3.8/5.0
We were able to rent the park for 12 hrs in a Saturday and the rental included use of the deck, the boat house, and all the tables and chairs (to be used inside only). The space was perfect and the weather made it a beautiful day. What a picturesque setting for pictures and fun. Our event was pretty low key which fit at Bass Lake perfectly!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Cassie
Wedding:
10/5/2012
3.8/5.0
In the beginning I thought it would be way cheaper to go with Bass Lake, whose rental costs are fairly low,and then add in all of the other stuff later. By the time I added in rental company, caterer, lighting, etc. it actually wasn't at all cheaper, but that isn't their fault. The venue was absolutely beautiful when we were finished with it and it was all worth it. But there were a few things that Bass Lake could work on. Susan, the contact person regarding events, seemed irritated and short with me a lot. You are not allowed to take any of the picture frames off the wall in the conference room. The chairs that are provided are hideous. And they are very strict about hanging things from the ceiling and deck. Just make sure to read all of the rules before signing the contract.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jen
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.0/5.0
we had a great experience at Bass Lake overall. It was a beautiful location for our ceremony and reception. The location and sending is perfect. We did get some conflicting information depending on whom we talked too. They do have some strict regulations as they are a state park but it is worth it.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Psyros
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The hall at Bass Lake was wonderful. It was the perfect size for our party.
It was so nice that our guests could walk on the deck and look at the beautiful lake.
The staff was great setting up the room for us. Excellent value.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Bg5
rockie18
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.2/5.0
This venue was spectacular! The scenery was beautiful as it was the fall season. Our pictures are wonderful! The clubhouse is not very big but our wedding of approximately 80 people did fit, we moved tables to create dance space when we were ready for that part of the reception.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Christi
Wedding:
10/16/2011
4.4/5.0
This venue was stunningly beautiful, and the perfect place for our wedding. They were pretty flexible on most things, and we had a great time. The only things that were difficult was getting someone on the phone... In order to ask a question, you had to drive there and go into the office, and on the night of the reception, we couldn't get the lights to stay down... We wanted to set the mood to dance and have a good time, but someone would keep cranking them back up to as bright as they would go!

Other than that, this venue is ideal, and we enjoyed having our wedding there!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Virginia
Wedding:
10/17/2009
3.2/5.0
It is a very beautiful location!!! Prices are reasonable. The staff are the most pleasant and they are not very good at picking up the phone and/or returning phone calls. Emails, don't even try. The best way to get answers is to go in person, but then you may even wait a bit to be helped.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
swan1601
Wedding:
8/8/2009
3.0/5.0
Dealing with Bass Lake was easy in the beginning, as it was winter and they didn't have their summer staff there. As our event neared and we were finalizing things, that's when the bugs in the system started showing up. We talked to a summer staff person when we called for a walk through with our event planner, and she wasn't interested in making friends, or learning customer service.

Just a few things we learned after the contract was signed: All music is to stop at 11:00 p.m., which is not really spelled out in the initial meeting you have, no flames on the deck, (no candles regardless of container), no smoking (not really an issue with us, but definitely with some of the guests), very small kitchen that had other peoples stuff in the refrigerator, you can't move any of the outside tables to accomodate a large group, (we did it anyway, and just moved them back) and one exterior plug for the whole outside venue. If you are serving beer and wine you have to hire an off duty police officer who wants paid in cash and leaves at the stroke of 11.

For the wedding reception, the main room was to be totally empty of all tables and chairs, as we rented our own, and the caterers had to remove the Bass Lake things, and then set up for our wedding. We were told Bass Lake staff would take care of this, and the contract states that we get one set up and one break down. NO FLEXIBILITY - and unknown to us, the park closes at 6, so if you want your evening wedding to go on past that, you have to hire park workers to stay. All of this is not made clear until you sign the contract, and then go home and read it thoroughly. Even then, some things are open to interpretation.

Basically, if it not been for an outstanding event planning company, (Premiere Catering, who totally stepped up to the plate and took over making things nice), the reception would have stressed everybody out considerably. Overall, we made it a point to be compliant and obey all of their rules, but we had to be very innovative and flexible.

The setting is beautiful, and is kept spotlessly clean. The photos all turned out well, but maybe not the best place for an evening party.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Erica
Wedding:
4/12/2007
4.0/5.0
the park and reatreat center was a little pricy to reserve, and had several rules about smoking and liquor that may not be suited to some brides. I personally chose the location for sentimental reasons, and I am happy with the decision I made. the staff were very helpful in planning for the actual day, and lent a hand day-of whenever they could. The deck, which I used for my ceremony, was decorated with beautiful hanging plants and potted plants, so my decoration costs could have been lower than I planned for. the kitchen and indoor area seated 75 people for dinner comfortably, and we had access to the entire site with plenty of time to get things ready and clean up.
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue

MAP

 
900 Bass Lake Rd., P. O. Box 8, Holly Springs, NC 27540 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Bass Lake Park and Retreat Center
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww_logo
 
220x220_1193706869625-townlogo