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Lawton Community Center

Lawton , MI

LOCATION

646 N. Nursery Street
Lawton, MI US 49065 (map)
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ABOUT US

Nestled in the heart of Grape Country is Michigan’s oldest winery, renovated to become one of the area’s most unique places for your wedding and reception. The Lawton Heritage Community... Read more
Nestled in the heart of Grape Country is Michigan’s oldest winery, renovated to become one of the area’s most unique places for your wedding and reception. The Lawton Heritage Community Center is built entirely of cobblestone both inside and out and accented with a variety of wine colors and decorations. Guests enjoy touring the Lawton Heritage Museum between the wedding and reception while sampling wines from area Wineries. Our museum also offers an ideal setting to your guest for hors d’oeuvres. While guests make the transition into the Main Banquet Room, our Brides and Grooms can take great advantage of our outdoor grounds for unique photographs of their wedding day. After formally being introduced to the guests a lavishly prepared meal from Premier Catering by Desserts Unlimited is served.

Lawton Heritage Community Center is a designated State and National Historic Site located in a country setting. This cobblestone winery was renovated by members of the Lawton Community and is owned by the Lawton Lions Club. The Lions Club motto is “We Serve” and the Lions Club took that to heart while undertaking the renovation. During the weekday’s many local youth organizations and senior groups use the facility for meetings and fundraisers. On almost any given Friday and Saturday night, Lawton Heritage Community Center is the chosen venue for couples to hold their wedding ceremony and reception. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1900
When was your venue last renovated?
1993
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Museum, Winery / Vineyard
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
17
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It has been two weeks now and people are still talking about how beautiful the wedding was. The attention to detail was exceptional. Ryan responded to all our questions promptly and was professional and efficient throughout the planning process. I would definitely recommend this setting to anyone looking for a unique, warm, and welcoming place to hold a reception. I thought the preferred vendors were outstanding. The reception met and, in some cases, exceeded my expectations. Couldn't be happier. Worth the money, for sure!
It has been two weeks now and people are still talking about how beautiful the wedding was. The attention to detail was Read more...
It has been two weeks now and people are still talking about how beautiful the wedding was. The attention to detail was exceptional. Ryan responded to all our questions promptly and was professional and efficient throughout the planning process. I would definitely recommend this setting to anyone looking for a unique, warm, and welcoming place to hold a reception. I thought the preferred vendors were outstanding. The reception met and, in some cases, exceeded my expectations. Couldn't be happier. Worth the money, for sure! Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter had her wedding and reception there, it was beautiful! She wanted a vintage rustic look and we achieved it! I have had countless friends and family say that it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they have ever been to. Ryan was amazing to work with very helpful and kind. We rented white chairs for the reception area because we wanted a different look and she was more then accommodating since we were the first to do so. I felt the venue was a great value and the catering they have on site was delicious!!! It is a hidden jem!!!!!
My daughter had her wedding and reception there, it was beautiful! She wanted a vintage rustic look and we achieved it! I Read more...
My daughter had her wedding and reception there, it was beautiful! She wanted a vintage rustic look and we achieved it! I have had countless friends and family say that it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they have ever been to. Ryan was amazing to work with very helpful and kind. We rented white chairs for the reception area because we wanted a different look and she was more then accommodating since we were the first to do so. I felt the venue was a great value and the catering they have on site was delicious!!! It is a hidden jem!!!!! Read less
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Kiersten
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing time working with Ryan and The Lawton Community Center. Our planning was kept in line with Ryan's talents and our wedding was stunning! There was not one single problem and there was not one single complaint I could give. Everyone had the best time in the stunning center. I would highly recommend this to everyone.
We had the most amazing time working with Ryan and The Lawton Community Center. Our planning was kept in line with Ryan's Read more...
We had the most amazing time working with Ryan and The Lawton Community Center. Our planning was kept in line with Ryan's talents and our wedding was stunning! There was not one single problem and there was not one single complaint I could give. Everyone had the best time in the stunning center. I would highly recommend this to everyone. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing venue!! Ryan, the event coordinator, is amazing at her job!! Such an advocate for the bride and from and prides herself in hosting a fantastic wedding. The staff were very professional and accommodating. The price we paid for the ceremony (great room), the reception hall and the club room (very large bar) was HALF of what we would've paid for just the reception hall (which doesn't include tables and a dance floor, linens, wait staff etc...just the room) downtown kalamazoo. Lawton community center is an amazing value!! I would tell everyone to have their event there!!!
Absolutely amazing venue!! Ryan, the event coordinator, is amazing at her job!! Such an advocate for the bride and from Read more...
Absolutely amazing venue!! Ryan, the event coordinator, is amazing at her job!! Such an advocate for the bride and from and prides herself in hosting a fantastic wedding. The staff were very professional and accommodating. The price we paid for the ceremony (great room), the reception hall and the club room (very large bar) was HALF of what we would've paid for just the reception hall (which doesn't include tables and a dance floor, linens, wait staff etc...just the room) downtown kalamazoo. Lawton community center is an amazing value!! I would tell everyone to have their event there!!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Lawton Community Center and it was everything we could have ever hoped for! Ryan, the director, was so helpful with everything and the food from Premier Catering was great! All in all the Lawton Community Center is a great venue and I would definitely recommend it!
We had our wedding at the Lawton Community Center and it was everything we could have ever hoped for! Ryan, the director, Read more...
We had our wedding at the Lawton Community Center and it was everything we could have ever hoped for! Ryan, the director, was so helpful with everything and the food from Premier Catering was great! All in all the Lawton Community Center is a great venue and I would definitely recommend it! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Awesome venue! Ryan and the staff was extremely helpful! We had a beautiful wedding. If you want a great venue for a great price, check out the Lawton Community Center.
Awesome venue! Ryan and the staff was extremely helpful! We had a beautiful wedding. If you want a great venue for a great Read more...
Awesome venue! Ryan and the staff was extremely helpful! We had a beautiful wedding. If you want a great venue for a great price, check out the Lawton Community Center. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ryan does an amazing job. She helps out in any way she can. I would definitely recommend this venue because of the level of customer service she provides for each event.
Ryan does an amazing job. She helps out in any way she can. I would definitely recommend this venue because of the level Read more...
Ryan does an amazing job. She helps out in any way she can. I would definitely recommend this venue because of the level of customer service she provides for each event. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
The Lawton Community Center was the perfect reception venue for us! Guests loved the venue and we received lots of compliments on the food. Ryan was so wonderful to work with! She responded very quickly to e-mails and was very easy to work with. She was happy to help with whatever was asked of her. She really helped in making the event go smoothly and in making the whole experience enjoyable!
The Lawton Community Center was the perfect reception venue for us! Guests loved the venue and we received lots of Read more...
The Lawton Community Center was the perfect reception venue for us! Guests loved the venue and we received lots of compliments on the food. Ryan was so wonderful to work with! She responded very quickly to e-mails and was very easy to work with. She was happy to help with whatever was asked of her. She really helped in making the event go smoothly and in making the whole experience enjoyable! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the wedding of my dreams here! The staff, especially Ryan, was great to work with. They were quick to respond to questions and flexible enough so that everything could go as planned! You won't regret having your wedding and/or reception here!
I had the wedding of my dreams here! The staff, especially Ryan, was great to work with. They were quick to respond to Read more...
I had the wedding of my dreams here! The staff, especially Ryan, was great to work with. They were quick to respond to questions and flexible enough so that everything could go as planned! You won't regret having your wedding and/or reception here! Read less
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Sadie
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
The facility was absolutely amazing. Ryan did a great job coordinating the event and making sure everything went smoothly. I highly recommend Lawton Community Center.
The facility was absolutely amazing. Ryan did a great job coordinating the event and making sure everything went smoothly. Read more...
The facility was absolutely amazing. Ryan did a great job coordinating the event and making sure everything went smoothly. I highly recommend Lawton Community Center. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose Lawton Community Center for our wedding ceremony and reception in November. The venue was absolutely beautiful, and Ryan was so helpful and upbeat as plans were being made for the day. She promptly responded to any questions we had and was available to meet in the days and weeks leading up to the wedding to figure out things like catering and flowers. The weekend of our wedding went so smoothly. We were able to have the rehearsal at the Community Center, and Ryan was there to direct our celebrant and us as we made plans for the ceremony the following day. Our rehearsal was so efficient, and Ryan was able to answer any questions we had and to give advice of what might work best for our ceremony based on her past experience. Ryan did a wonderful job directing behind the scenes and being there during the reception whenever we needed her. We would highly recommend Ryan and the Lawton Community Center. We had such and amazing time, and it was better than we could have ever imagined!
My husband and I chose Lawton Community Center for our wedding ceremony and reception in November. The venue was Read more...
My husband and I chose Lawton Community Center for our wedding ceremony and reception in November. The venue was absolutely beautiful, and Ryan was so helpful and upbeat as plans were being made for the day. She promptly responded to any questions we had and was available to meet in the days and weeks leading up to the wedding to figure out things like catering and flowers. The weekend of our wedding went so smoothly. We were able to have the rehearsal at the Community Center, and Ryan was there to direct our celebrant and us as we made plans for the ceremony the following day. Our rehearsal was so efficient, and Ryan was able to answer any questions we had and to give advice of what might work best for our ceremony based on her past experience. Ryan did a wonderful job directing behind the scenes and being there during the reception whenever we needed her. We would highly recommend Ryan and the Lawton Community Center. We had such and amazing time, and it was better than we could have ever imagined! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
The Lawton Community Center was AMAZING throughout the entire planning process. I highly recommend them to any and all couples looking for a venue in southwest Michigan!
The Lawton Community Center was AMAZING throughout the entire planning process. I highly recommend them to any and all Read more...
The Lawton Community Center was AMAZING throughout the entire planning process. I highly recommend them to any and all couples looking for a venue in southwest Michigan! Read less
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Zack
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a ton of compliments on the venue. All of our friends and family loved it. Ryan was amazing
We had a ton of compliments on the venue. All of our friends and family loved it. Ryan was amazing
We had a ton of compliments on the venue. All of our friends and family loved it. Ryan was amazing Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding turned out to be absolutely perfect for us and it was LARGELY because of the crew (especially Ryan, the director/coordinator) at LCC. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. My wedding party is full of a bunch of jokesters that really didn't take anything to do with the serious part of the wedding serious and Ryan was there every step of the way keeping them on track so I didn't have to. I LOVED having my wedding at the LCC and only wish I could experience the day one more time.

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Our wedding turned out to be absolutely perfect for us and it was LARGELY because of the crew (especially Ryan, the Read more...
Our wedding turned out to be absolutely perfect for us and it was LARGELY because of the crew (especially Ryan, the director/coordinator) at LCC. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. My wedding party is full of a bunch of jokesters that really didn't take anything to do with the serious part of the wedding serious and Ryan was there every step of the way keeping them on track so I didn't have to. I LOVED having my wedding at the LCC and only wish I could experience the day one more time.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved our special day and we have to thank Ryan and staff for helping make our day so memorable!
We loved our special day and we have to thank Ryan and staff for helping make our day so memorable!
We loved our special day and we have to thank Ryan and staff for helping make our day so memorable! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the the most amazing experience with Ryan and the Lawton Community Center. I would recommend this venue to anyone that is looking for a worry free and beautiful wedding.
I had the the most amazing experience with Ryan and the Lawton Community Center. I would recommend this venue to anyone Read more...
I had the the most amazing experience with Ryan and the Lawton Community Center. I would recommend this venue to anyone that is looking for a worry free and beautiful wedding. Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful Venue, Great Value. Was My Wedding Venue Too!
Beautiful Venue, Great Value. Was My Wedding Venue Too!
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Misty
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding couldn't have gone better. It went smoothly and was perfect. Ryan and the staff are awesome!! This is definitely the BEST place ever to have a wedding!
Our wedding couldn't have gone better. It went smoothly and was perfect. Ryan and the staff are awesome!! This is Read more...
Our wedding couldn't have gone better. It went smoothly and was perfect. Ryan and the staff are awesome!! This is definitely the BEST place ever to have a wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have been happier with how everything for my wedding turned out!!! It was absolutely fabulous!!! Ryan was extremely helpful and made sure everything went according to plan!!! I can't thank you enough Ryan for everything!! We are still getting compliments about how great everything was!! So many guests said it was the BEST wedding they have ever been to!! Ryan really knows what she is doing!! I trusted her with everything, if I had a question, she always responded to my emails right away! Beautiful venue, amazing ceremony location, food was incredible!!! I loved how we had the ceremony and reception all in one place! It was so convenient, especially for our out of town guests who aren't familiar with the area. The price was right too!!! Completely affordable, especially with all that comes with it!!! No need to worry about setting up and cleaning up, and they already work with a catering service so no need to find that either!!! If I had to go back and do it over again, I would book with Lawton Community Center without a doubt!!! It it totally worth the wait since they book fast!!!
I couldn't have been happier with how everything for my wedding turned out!!! It was absolutely fabulous!!! Ryan was Read more...
I couldn't have been happier with how everything for my wedding turned out!!! It was absolutely fabulous!!! Ryan was extremely helpful and made sure everything went according to plan!!! I can't thank you enough Ryan for everything!! We are still getting compliments about how great everything was!! So many guests said it was the BEST wedding they have ever been to!! Ryan really knows what she is doing!! I trusted her with everything, if I had a question, she always responded to my emails right away! Beautiful venue, amazing ceremony location, food was incredible!!! I loved how we had the ceremony and reception all in one place! It was so convenient, especially for our out of town guests who aren't familiar with the area. The price was right too!!! Completely affordable, especially with all that comes with it!!! No need to worry about setting up and cleaning up, and they already work with a catering service so no need to find that either!!! If I had to go back and do it over again, I would book with Lawton Community Center without a doubt!!! It it totally worth the wait since they book fast!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Lawton Community Center was the perfect setting for my daughter's wedding. It is absolutely beautiful inside and outside. Everything went smoothly and having Ryan to coordinate was a huge bonus! Our guests said they had a wonderful time and also loved the food.
Lawton Community Center was the perfect setting for my daughter's wedding. It is absolutely beautiful inside and outside. Read more...
Lawton Community Center was the perfect setting for my daughter's wedding. It is absolutely beautiful inside and outside. Everything went smoothly and having Ryan to coordinate was a huge bonus! Our guests said they had a wonderful time and also loved the food. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ryan and her staff were professional and quick to respond to questions. It was evident that each wedding is important to them.
Ryan and her staff were professional and quick to respond to questions. It was evident that each wedding is important to Read more...
Ryan and her staff were professional and quick to respond to questions. It was evident that each wedding is important to them. Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue was beyond amazing! My guests, the day of and weeks later, told me how awesome of a place it is. Ryan makes you feel like you are the only wedding she is working on. Quick, complete answers, when ever you ask them. It was truly an amazing service and reception. The auditorium was absolutely beautiful and it showed in my pictures, the museum keeps guest happily busy while the bridal party takes pictures. And the reception hall is big enough so there is plenty of room to dance but always feels cozy. I loved having my wedding and reception here, and would 100% recommend the Lawton Community Center and Mrs. Ryan Caldwell !! Amazing experience!
The venue was beyond amazing! My guests, the day of and weeks later, told me how awesome of a place it is. Ryan makes you Read more...
The venue was beyond amazing! My guests, the day of and weeks later, told me how awesome of a place it is. Ryan makes you feel like you are the only wedding she is working on. Quick, complete answers, when ever you ask them. It was truly an amazing service and reception. The auditorium was absolutely beautiful and it showed in my pictures, the museum keeps guest happily busy while the bridal party takes pictures. And the reception hall is big enough so there is plenty of room to dance but always feels cozy. I loved having my wedding and reception here, and would 100% recommend the Lawton Community Center and Mrs. Ryan Caldwell !! Amazing experience! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so impressed with the Lawton Community Center as the venue for our Daughter's (and new Son in law's) wedding reception. The best location for any event, perfect atmosphere, and impeccable service under the direction of Ryan Caldwell, allowed for an extra special evening, which we parents could enjoy. I didn't have to worry about the on site logistics or details because she coordinated the activity of our service providers - who were also excellent. I recommend LCC, Premier Catering, Wiser Productions, Deming Photography, Ream Enterprises, and Christina's Cakery! Thank you for helping us create a memorable event!
We were so impressed with the Lawton Community Center as the venue for our Daughter's (and new Son in law's) wedding Read more...
We were so impressed with the Lawton Community Center as the venue for our Daughter's (and new Son in law's) wedding reception. The best location for any event, perfect atmosphere, and impeccable service under the direction of Ryan Caldwell, allowed for an extra special evening, which we parents could enjoy. I didn't have to worry about the on site logistics or details because she coordinated the activity of our service providers - who were also excellent. I recommend LCC, Premier Catering, Wiser Productions, Deming Photography, Ream Enterprises, and Christina's Cakery! Thank you for helping us create a memorable event! Read less
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Tabitha
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Ryan! Our wedding was PERFECT! I would recommend renting all three rooms for a wedding. Each room is amazing and have its own unique look. Our guests were in "ahhh" with how everything looked and how beautiful the atmosphere truly was in the community center. I would give it 10 stars!!
I absolutely loved working with Ryan! Our wedding was PERFECT! I would recommend renting all three rooms for a wedding. Read more...
I absolutely loved working with Ryan! Our wedding was PERFECT! I would recommend renting all three rooms for a wedding. Each room is amazing and have its own unique look. Our guests were in "ahhh" with how everything looked and how beautiful the atmosphere truly was in the community center. I would give it 10 stars!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Ryan you made our wedding day turn out perfectly! You, and your crew were fantastic and made our special day so much easier. The Lawton Community Center itself is gorgeous, and everything that was provided to us made everything somehow look even more beautiful. We are so glad we chose the LCC to have both our wedding, and reception at! Everyone was amazed with the giant door that was open by us! It gave us the feel of being outdoors, without actually being out there :). Thank you so very much for everything you did to give us a flawless and amazing wedding day!!
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Ryan you made our wedding day turn out perfectly! You, and your crew were fantastic and made our special day so much easier. The Lawton Community Center itself is gorgeous, and everything that was provided to us made everything somehow look even more beautiful. We are so glad we chose the LCC to have both our wedding, and reception at! Everyone was amazed with the giant door that was open by us! It gave us the feel of being outdoors, without actually being out there :). Thank you so very much for everything you did to give us a flawless and amazing wedding day!! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect for our wedding day! Ryan does an amazing job!
Everything was perfect for our wedding day! Ryan does an amazing job!
Everything was perfect for our wedding day! Ryan does an amazing job! Read less
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Ruth MOB
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
A very unique venue which lends itself to be decorated anyway you want it, even though it wouldn't need it if you wanted to leave it as is. To have the wedding and reception in one place is a big plus. Our friends and family all loved the place. The director and staff was top notch and easy to deal with.
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A very unique venue which lends itself to be decorated anyway you want it, even though it wouldn't need it if you wanted to leave it as is. To have the wedding and reception in one place is a big plus. Our friends and family all loved the place. The director and staff was top notch and easy to deal with. Read less
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Dee
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I would overwhelmingly recommend Lawton Community Center (LCC) for an event. It is a beautiful place with all of the stone interior and spacious and unique rooms and beautifully maintained exterior. But most importantly working with Ryan and her staff was a delight. She is so knowledgeable and accessible. I depended on her expertise and suggestions. I had never planned an event of this scale, but she has done it many times a week for many years and her experience and advice was invaluable to us. If we had a question, she found an answer. I felt we could trust her to guide us through the whole process in planning and then implementing our ideas. We had so many compliments on the Center, its beauty, the helpful staff and the wonderful food provided by Premier Catering.
I would overwhelmingly recommend Lawton Community Center (LCC) for an event. It is a beautiful place with all of the stone Read more...
I would overwhelmingly recommend Lawton Community Center (LCC) for an event. It is a beautiful place with all of the stone interior and spacious and unique rooms and beautifully maintained exterior. But most importantly working with Ryan and her staff was a delight. She is so knowledgeable and accessible. I depended on her expertise and suggestions. I had never planned an event of this scale, but she has done it many times a week for many years and her experience and advice was invaluable to us. If we had a question, she found an answer. I felt we could trust her to guide us through the whole process in planning and then implementing our ideas. We had so many compliments on the Center, its beauty, the helpful staff and the wonderful food provided by Premier Catering. Read less
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Shirley
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue is ideal for any occasion, black tie or rustic and anything in between. Ryan is just awesome to work with and you can depend on her and her staff for anything. We even found out she can and will officiate (almost diverted a potential catastrophe)! As the mother of the groom this time, and was fortunate to be very much included and involved in the planning and décor, I don’t think any other venue would have been so easy to make this event go off without a hitch and allow you to make it your own signature event . And his is the SECOND wedding I was involved with as we had our daughter and son in laws reception here in 2008. It was perfect for both. They had very different decors for their receptions, and this one including the ceremony on site. They just have so much to offer and at very reasonable pricing. It is just all inclusive and is boasted by all who have the pleasure of attending an event here.
The venue is ideal for any occasion, black tie or rustic and anything in between. Ryan is just awesome to work with and Read more...
The venue is ideal for any occasion, black tie or rustic and anything in between. Ryan is just awesome to work with and you can depend on her and her staff for anything. We even found out she can and will officiate (almost diverted a potential catastrophe)! As the mother of the groom this time, and was fortunate to be very much included and involved in the planning and décor, I don’t think any other venue would have been so easy to make this event go off without a hitch and allow you to make it your own signature event . And his is the SECOND wedding I was involved with as we had our daughter and son in laws reception here in 2008. It was perfect for both. They had very different decors for their receptions, and this one including the ceremony on site. They just have so much to offer and at very reasonable pricing. It is just all inclusive and is boasted by all who have the pleasure of attending an event here. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everything about the Community Center was amazing. Ryan does an excellent job making her clients feel comfortable and at ease through the entire planing process! It was truly a wonderful experience.
Everything about the Community Center was amazing. Ryan does an excellent job making her clients feel comfortable and at Read more...
Everything about the Community Center was amazing. Ryan does an excellent job making her clients feel comfortable and at ease through the entire planing process! It was truly a wonderful experience. Read less
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D
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding went off without a hitch beacuse of Ryan and her staff. She is professional, flexible, responds quickly in making decisions, and very personable, She is there to please.
Our daughter's wedding went off without a hitch beacuse of Ryan and her staff. She is professional, flexible, responds Read more...
Our daughter's wedding went off without a hitch beacuse of Ryan and her staff. She is professional, flexible, responds quickly in making decisions, and very personable, She is there to please. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ryan and the Lawton Community Center staff were unbelievable. They did such an amazing job and made our day something that everyone still talks about. Guests were in awe of the stone walls and the overall atmosphere of the venue. Ryan went out of her way to make our day wonderful. She was always available and answered all of my hundreds of emails. Ryan put me at ease and helped to make my day special and uniquely mine. There was never too big of a request or a stupid question in her eyes. Ryan and the Lawton Community Center are the very best and I will be recommending them to everyone I know.
Ryan and the Lawton Community Center staff were unbelievable. They did such an amazing job and made our day something that Read more...
Ryan and the Lawton Community Center staff were unbelievable. They did such an amazing job and made our day something that everyone still talks about. Guests were in awe of the stone walls and the overall atmosphere of the venue. Ryan went out of her way to make our day wonderful. She was always available and answered all of my hundreds of emails. Ryan put me at ease and helped to make my day special and uniquely mine. There was never too big of a request or a stupid question in her eyes. Ryan and the Lawton Community Center are the very best and I will be recommending them to everyone I know. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Lawton Community Center Coordinator, Ryan Caldwell , was such an amazing help for our wedding!!! She knows the ins-and-outs of wedding planning and is very helpful in making sure every detail is discussed/taken care of before your wedding day. She was quick to answer any questions that we had and happily showed us the venue on a number of different occassions. Not to mention the stunning beauty of the building. We could not have been happier with our decision to choose the Lawton Community Center as our venue and we reccommend it to anyone and everyone!
The Lawton Community Center Coordinator, Ryan Caldwell , was such an amazing help for our wedding!!! She knows the Read more...
The Lawton Community Center Coordinator, Ryan Caldwell , was such an amazing help for our wedding!!! She knows the ins-and-outs of wedding planning and is very helpful in making sure every detail is discussed/taken care of before your wedding day. She was quick to answer any questions that we had and happily showed us the venue on a number of different occassions. Not to mention the stunning beauty of the building. We could not have been happier with our decision to choose the Lawton Community Center as our venue and we reccommend it to anyone and everyone! Read less
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Shelly
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The Lawton community center was the absolute best place to have our reception. The place is gorgouse, the servce they provide amazing, and they totally worked with all the little quirks we had. Anyone who is going to have a wedding or reception I would definelty recommend them checking it out. The reception ran so smoothly and I didn't really have to plan the event. Ryan and her team are 100% sold out to providing a service unmatched anywhere else!
The Lawton community center was the absolute best place to have our reception. The place is gorgouse, the servce they Read more...
The Lawton community center was the absolute best place to have our reception. The place is gorgouse, the servce they provide amazing, and they totally worked with all the little quirks we had. Anyone who is going to have a wedding or reception I would definelty recommend them checking it out. The reception ran so smoothly and I didn't really have to plan the event. Ryan and her team are 100% sold out to providing a service unmatched anywhere else! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We just recently had our wedding/reception here and I don't even know where to begin with how perfect it was. The building is gorgeous, the food was great, and Ryan, our very own personal wedding coordinator that works at the Lawton Community Center was fantastic. She was always available for whatever needs and wants or questions we had and always responded promptly.

During and after the wedding all we heard were compliments on how perfect/beautiful the Lawton Community Center is and I couldn't agree more. I highly recommend this place for any future couples that are looking for perfection.
We just recently had our wedding/reception here and I don't even know where to begin with how perfect it was. The building Read more...
We just recently had our wedding/reception here and I don't even know where to begin with how perfect it was. The building is gorgeous, the food was great, and Ryan, our very own personal wedding coordinator that works at the Lawton Community Center was fantastic. She was always available for whatever needs and wants or questions we had and always responded promptly.

During and after the wedding all we heard were compliments on how perfect/beautiful the Lawton Community Center is and I couldn't agree more. I highly recommend this place for any future couples that are looking for perfection. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married and chose to hold our reception at the Community Center. We wanted a warm, cozy atmosphere for our cold, wintery wedding, and that's exactly what we got! Guests were impressed with the fieldstone architecture, the cozy fireplace, and the wonderful food (Premier Catering). As hosts, my husband, myself, and our parents, were impressed with the incredible service provided by Ryan, the center director. She was extremely attentive to our requests and treated us like we were royalty. She went above and beyond her job description, and helped make our night truly special. We would recommend the Lawton Community Center to any future bride and groom looking for a warm, gorgeous, and comfortable reception site with top-notch customer service!
My husband and I recently got married and chose to hold our reception at the Community Center. We wanted a warm, cozy Read more...
My husband and I recently got married and chose to hold our reception at the Community Center. We wanted a warm, cozy atmosphere for our cold, wintery wedding, and that's exactly what we got! Guests were impressed with the fieldstone architecture, the cozy fireplace, and the wonderful food (Premier Catering). As hosts, my husband, myself, and our parents, were impressed with the incredible service provided by Ryan, the center director. She was extremely attentive to our requests and treated us like we were royalty. She went above and beyond her job description, and helped make our night truly special. We would recommend the Lawton Community Center to any future bride and groom looking for a warm, gorgeous, and comfortable reception site with top-notch customer service! Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Was very pleased with EVERYTHING, Ryan, the coordinator was nothing about amazing. She was there all evening making the evening go smoothly and as I wanted. She was always prompt on answering my questions and making everything work, and she was amazing dealing with my mother who at times is not the easiest to get along with. Highly recommend!
Was very pleased with EVERYTHING, Ryan, the coordinator was nothing about amazing. She was there all evening making the Read more...
Was very pleased with EVERYTHING, Ryan, the coordinator was nothing about amazing. She was there all evening making the evening go smoothly and as I wanted. She was always prompt on answering my questions and making everything work, and she was amazing dealing with my mother who at times is not the easiest to get along with. Highly recommend! Read less
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kathy
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
LCC is beautiful and unique. Ryan is so helpful! She made everything so easy.
LCC is beautiful and unique. Ryan is so helpful! She made everything so easy.
LCC is beautiful and unique. Ryan is so helpful! She made everything so easy. Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
As soon as we walked through the doors of Lawton Community Center for the first time, my husband and I fell in love. The natural beauty of the place and the history behind it is wonderful and hard to find at other places. They provide so many options and assistance with anything. Ryan and the staff have exemplified outstanding professionalism and reliability. Thank you to all who helped make our day so special!
As soon as we walked through the doors of Lawton Community Center for the first time, my husband and I fell in love. The Read more...
As soon as we walked through the doors of Lawton Community Center for the first time, my husband and I fell in love. The natural beauty of the place and the history behind it is wonderful and hard to find at other places. They provide so many options and assistance with anything. Ryan and the staff have exemplified outstanding professionalism and reliability. Thank you to all who helped make our day so special! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The entire staff made everything so easy and stress free!
The entire staff made everything so easy and stress free!
The entire staff made everything so easy and stress free! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter and son-in-law chose to have their wedding and reception at Lawton Community Center and we were so excited that they chose this beautiful venue for this momentous occasion! We have been at many events here and the facility is perfect even without additional decorating. What we didn't realize was how much help we would receive from Ryan Caldwell throughout the whole process! She was very helpful and responsive to any questions that we had and went above and beyond our expectations at the rehearsal, wedding and reception. Thank you, Ryan, for a memorable event :)
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Our daughter and son-in-law chose to have their wedding and reception at Lawton Community Center and we were so excited that they chose this beautiful venue for this momentous occasion! We have been at many events here and the facility is perfect even without additional decorating. What we didn't realize was how much help we would receive from Ryan Caldwell throughout the whole process! She was very helpful and responsive to any questions that we had and went above and beyond our expectations at the rehearsal, wedding and reception. Thank you, Ryan, for a memorable event :) Read less
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Nicole B
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding! The Lawton Community Center was such a wonderful place to get married! Ryan Caldwell, the Director, was also absolutely fantastic! I don't think I could possibly find anything to complain about if I even tried! The Community Center is so well decorated, we didn't need to spend a ton of money on centerpieces or any other types of decorations and the ceremony and reception were absolutely beautiful. Ryan is extremely responsive and answers every question you throw at her in such a timely manner. She made the planning period and wedding day SO EASY!! She goes above and beyond to make sure that her brides do not have to stress about anything. The venue is set up so well to accommodate a wedding, and we received many compliments from our guests about the Community Center. I cannot even begin to recommend the Community Center enough. Our wedding was amazing and that was mostly due to the Community Center and Ryan. Almost all of our vendors were recommended by Ryan (she's basically a wedding planner!) and they were all phenomenal. We loved having our wedding at the Lawton Community Center and wouldn't change any aspect of our planning or our day. Thank you so much to Ryan and the staff at the Lawton Community Center! We had a wonderful time :)
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I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding! The Lawton Community Center was such a wonderful place to get married! Ryan Caldwell, the Director, was also absolutely fantastic! I don't think I could possibly find anything to complain about if I even tried! The Community Center is so well decorated, we didn't need to spend a ton of money on centerpieces or any other types of decorations and the ceremony and reception were absolutely beautiful. Ryan is extremely responsive and answers every question you throw at her in such a timely manner. She made the planning period and wedding day SO EASY!! She goes above and beyond to make sure that her brides do not have to stress about anything. The venue is set up so well to accommodate a wedding, and we received many compliments from our guests about the Community Center. I cannot even begin to recommend the Community Center enough. Our wedding was amazing and that was mostly due to the Community Center and Ryan. Almost all of our vendors were recommended by Ryan (she's basically a wedding planner!) and they were all phenomenal. We loved having our wedding at the Lawton Community Center and wouldn't change any aspect of our planning or our day. Thank you so much to Ryan and the staff at the Lawton Community Center! We had a wonderful time :) Read less
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hayleejune
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
The Lawton Community Center is not only a gorgeous wedding (and reception) venue; the director, Ryan Caldwell is incredible! She was so helpful and wonderful to work with! Planning a wedding at Lawton Community Center is like getting a venue, a wedding planner, and a day-of coordinator all in one.
All of my married friends have stories of the one or two things that went wrong on their wedding day; you know, the thing that was a complete nightmare at the time but gets a good laugh now. I kept worrying about what was going to go wrong on my day. I am proud to say that, thanks to Ryan, not one thing went wrong! Everything was absolutely perfect, and I could not have done it without her.
Lawton Community Center is worth every penny. The initial payment was a little higher than some of the other places we looked into, but combined with their caterer and the lower food prices, it turned out to be an overall better deal!
I cannot say enough great things about the facilities, the decor, the natural beauty/beautiful stone building, and the friendly staff. We also received countless compliments on our venue from many of our guests. Lawton was also one of the only venues able to meet our large 300-person guest list for both a wedding and a reception, which made things so much more convenient for everyone.
I have already recommended Lawton to all of the newly engaged couples and friends I have spoken with since we discovered Lawton in 2010.
The Lawton Community Center is not only a gorgeous wedding (and reception) venue; the director, Ryan Caldwell is Read more...
The Lawton Community Center is not only a gorgeous wedding (and reception) venue; the director, Ryan Caldwell is incredible! She was so helpful and wonderful to work with! Planning a wedding at Lawton Community Center is like getting a venue, a wedding planner, and a day-of coordinator all in one.
All of my married friends have stories of the one or two things that went wrong on their wedding day; you know, the thing that was a complete nightmare at the time but gets a good laugh now. I kept worrying about what was going to go wrong on my day. I am proud to say that, thanks to Ryan, not one thing went wrong! Everything was absolutely perfect, and I could not have done it without her.
Lawton Community Center is worth every penny. The initial payment was a little higher than some of the other places we looked into, but combined with their caterer and the lower food prices, it turned out to be an overall better deal!
I cannot say enough great things about the facilities, the decor, the natural beauty/beautiful stone building, and the friendly staff. We also received countless compliments on our venue from many of our guests. Lawton was also one of the only venues able to meet our large 300-person guest list for both a wedding and a reception, which made things so much more convenient for everyone.
I have already recommended Lawton to all of the newly engaged couples and friends I have spoken with since we discovered Lawton in 2010. Read less
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Michelle Shannon
Wedding:
10/21/2011
5.0/5.0
AWESOME!!!! Thanks to Ryan at the Lawton Community Center for such a great night!! This place is like no other place in the area! The History, and atmosphere are both rustic and romantic! Can't thank her enough for making my day so smooth and successful!
AWESOME!!!! Thanks to Ryan at the Lawton Community Center for such a great night!! This place is like no other place in Read more...
AWESOME!!!! Thanks to Ryan at the Lawton Community Center for such a great night!! This place is like no other place in the area! The History, and atmosphere are both rustic and romantic! Can't thank her enough for making my day so smooth and successful! Read less
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mindy
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing! I had so many compliments on our venue. Ryan is great to work wirh. -Nick and Mindy
Amazing! I had so many compliments on our venue. Ryan is great to work wirh. -Nick and Mindy
Amazing! I had so many compliments on our venue. Ryan is great to work wirh. -Nick and Mindy Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception could not have been more perfect or run more smoothly thanks to the AMAZING staff at the community center!! Ryan was a pleasure to work with in the months of planning, always quick to respond with great advice and recommendations. The day of, Ryan and the rest of the staff were very flexible in terms of set-up and decoration time. All of our guests were impressed by the beautiful center, space/size, and uniqueness of the venue. The food through Premier Catering was equally outstanding, "the best wedding food I've ever had", was heard throughout the evening. We couldn't have been happier with our decision to have our wedding reception at the Lawton Community Center!
Our wedding reception could not have been more perfect or run more smoothly thanks to the AMAZING staff at the community Read more...
Our wedding reception could not have been more perfect or run more smoothly thanks to the AMAZING staff at the community center!! Ryan was a pleasure to work with in the months of planning, always quick to respond with great advice and recommendations. The day of, Ryan and the rest of the staff were very flexible in terms of set-up and decoration time. All of our guests were impressed by the beautiful center, space/size, and uniqueness of the venue. The food through Premier Catering was equally outstanding, "the best wedding food I've ever had", was heard throughout the evening. We couldn't have been happier with our decision to have our wedding reception at the Lawton Community Center! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend (and have already, several times) Lawton Community Center. My day was absolutely perfect and that was because Lawton Community Center made sure everything was perfect. The only thing I didn't like was that you had to use their caterer, but in the end that worked out the best! The food was absolutely amazing!! I still get compliments on my wedding.
I would highly recommend (and have already, several times) Lawton Community Center. My day was absolutely perfect and that Read more...
I would highly recommend (and have already, several times) Lawton Community Center. My day was absolutely perfect and that was because Lawton Community Center made sure everything was perfect. The only thing I didn't like was that you had to use their caterer, but in the end that worked out the best! The food was absolutely amazing!! I still get compliments on my wedding. Read less
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heather
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a wedding venue for your ceremony and/or reception, this is the best place around! Lawton Community Center is absolutely gorgeous with its cobblestone walls and spacious rooms. From my very first contact with Ryan, the wedding coordinator, until I left the venue on my wedding day, it was nothing but pleasant! The flexibility that LCC offers is what drew us in. They were very accomodating and open to what you truly wanted- made sure the area was set up exactly as you wanted, that the ceremony and reception was timely and everything was done in the order you preferred. Premier Catering, who is required to be used at the venue, is amazing! Their food is delicious and they offer so many different combinations that it is easy to find just what you're looking for that fits your budget. Being allowed to bring in your own alcohol was also such a huge benefit. Saved us tons of money and allowed us to provide exactly what we wanted. Having my wedding and reception at LCC was most definately the best decision I made! The building and the amenities were wonderful, but Ryan and the staff truly made it perfect. They made me feel important and not like just another bride, and for that I am thankful!
If you are looking for a wedding venue for your ceremony and/or reception, this is the best place around! Lawton Community Read more...
If you are looking for a wedding venue for your ceremony and/or reception, this is the best place around! Lawton Community Center is absolutely gorgeous with its cobblestone walls and spacious rooms. From my very first contact with Ryan, the wedding coordinator, until I left the venue on my wedding day, it was nothing but pleasant! The flexibility that LCC offers is what drew us in. They were very accomodating and open to what you truly wanted- made sure the area was set up exactly as you wanted, that the ceremony and reception was timely and everything was done in the order you preferred. Premier Catering, who is required to be used at the venue, is amazing! Their food is delicious and they offer so many different combinations that it is easy to find just what you're looking for that fits your budget. Being allowed to bring in your own alcohol was also such a huge benefit. Saved us tons of money and allowed us to provide exactly what we wanted. Having my wedding and reception at LCC was most definately the best decision I made! The building and the amenities were wonderful, but Ryan and the staff truly made it perfect. They made me feel important and not like just another bride, and for that I am thankful! Read less
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happymama
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
As mother of the bride there's always a lot of stress involved in the whole wedding experience. Ryan made planning and implementing the wedding and reception so easy and fun. The staff and vendors, Premier Catering & Wiser Production made our daughter and son in-law's wedding a joyful, beautiful and relaxing day. My daughter smiled from early morning to midnight which tells me Lawton Community Center did a fantastic job.
As mother of the bride there's always a lot of stress involved in the whole wedding experience. Ryan made planning and Read more...
As mother of the bride there's always a lot of stress involved in the whole wedding experience. Ryan made planning and implementing the wedding and reception so easy and fun. The staff and vendors, Premier Catering & Wiser Production made our daughter and son in-law's wedding a joyful, beautiful and relaxing day. My daughter smiled from early morning to midnight which tells me Lawton Community Center did a fantastic job. Read less
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Linz2182
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
You will LOVE this venue! I can't honestly find one thing to complain about. The director is friendly and very easy to work with! The place is beautiful both inside and out! You will be very happy with your choice if you pick this venue!
You will LOVE this venue! I can't honestly find one thing to complain about. The director is friendly and very easy to Read more...
You will LOVE this venue! I can't honestly find one thing to complain about. The director is friendly and very easy to work with! The place is beautiful both inside and out! You will be very happy with your choice if you pick this venue! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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sparksa
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Lawton Community Center was the perfect place to have a wedding and reception. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the setting was beautiful. We get so many complements from our guest on how good the food was and the atmosphere. We loved getting married there and would refer anyone there that is looking for a great place to get married!!
Lawton Community Center was the perfect place to have a wedding and reception. The staff was very friendly and helpful, Read more...
Lawton Community Center was the perfect place to have a wedding and reception. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the setting was beautiful. We get so many complements from our guest on how good the food was and the atmosphere. We loved getting married there and would refer anyone there that is looking for a great place to get married!! Read less
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SK062511
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding day was unbelievable -- in large part because of Lawton Community Center. The staff is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable -- especially Ryan! We could not have asked for a better venue for our big day!
My wedding day was unbelievable -- in large part because of Lawton Community Center. The staff is incredibly helpful and Read more...
My wedding day was unbelievable -- in large part because of Lawton Community Center. The staff is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable -- especially Ryan! We could not have asked for a better venue for our big day! Read less
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JaimeWMU
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very impressed with the help that the Lawton Community Center ladies gave us.
The millions of questions we asked were answered honestly with expierence in their voices. Best place around hands down!
My husband and I were very impressed with the help that the Lawton Community Center ladies gave us.
The millions of Read more...
My husband and I were very impressed with the help that the Lawton Community Center ladies gave us.
The millions of questions we asked were answered honestly with expierence in their voices. Best place around hands down! Read less
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Kim Martin
Wedding:
6/22/2008
5.0/5.0
I fell in Love with the Venue, I wouldn't of wanted our wedding anywhere else, years later people still talk about it, in fact my oldest daughter is having her wedding and reception there in Sept. Can't say enough good things about Lawton Community Center
I fell in Love with the Venue, I wouldn't of wanted our wedding anywhere else, years later people still talk about it, in Read more...
I fell in Love with the Venue, I wouldn't of wanted our wedding anywhere else, years later people still talk about it, in fact my oldest daughter is having her wedding and reception there in Sept. Can't say enough good things about Lawton Community Center Read less
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Lorraine
Wedding:
8/2/2013
4.9/5.0
Outstanding venue, easy people to work with, we were able to keep the wedding on budget & our guests LOVED it. If I had another daughter...we would do it here again!
Outstanding venue, easy people to work with, we were able to keep the wedding on budget & our guests LOVED it. If I had Read more...
Outstanding venue, easy people to work with, we were able to keep the wedding on budget & our guests LOVED it. If I had another daughter...we would do it here again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Lawton Community Center was a wonderful place to have our ceremony and reception. Ryan made the day and days leading up to the ceremony seamless. We got so many compliments on the beauty of the venue, the quality of the food (thanks Premier Catering!), and the overall feel of the day. We have already recommended the venue to several friends looking to hold weddings or events there.
Lawton Community Center was a wonderful place to have our ceremony and reception. Ryan made the day and days leading up to Read more...
Lawton Community Center was a wonderful place to have our ceremony and reception. Ryan made the day and days leading up to the ceremony seamless. We got so many compliments on the beauty of the venue, the quality of the food (thanks Premier Catering!), and the overall feel of the day. We have already recommended the venue to several friends looking to hold weddings or events there. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
This was a great and beautiful place to have both our ceremony and reception. We rented the bar area of the community center too, our guests really enjoyed hanging out up there.
This was a great and beautiful place to have both our ceremony and reception. We rented the bar area of the community Read more...
This was a great and beautiful place to have both our ceremony and reception. We rented the bar area of the community center too, our guests really enjoyed hanging out up there. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
11/4/2000
4.9/5.0
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue and personnell!!! Professionalism and customer service above all else!
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue and personnell!!! Professionalism and customer service above all else!
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue and personnell!!! Professionalism and customer service above all else! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The facility and space was wonderful and the staff very helpful and flexible!
The facility and space was wonderful and the staff very helpful and flexible!
The facility and space was wonderful and the staff very helpful and flexible! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Beautiful venue, Ryan is flexible and easy to work with, no regrets
Beautiful venue, Ryan is flexible and easy to work with, no regrets
Beautiful venue, Ryan is flexible and easy to work with, no regrets Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
11/23/2013
4.7/5.0
Beautiful venue! Ryan Caldwell takes very good care and respect to her venue and it shows. The guest at my wedding fell in love with her venue. So happy we chose Lawton Community Center!
Beautiful venue! Ryan Caldwell takes very good care and respect to her venue and it shows. The guest at my wedding fell in Read more...
Beautiful venue! Ryan Caldwell takes very good care and respect to her venue and it shows. The guest at my wedding fell in love with her venue. So happy we chose Lawton Community Center! Read less
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Kellly
Wedding:
5/25/2012
4.7/5.0
This place provided an absolutely romantic and beautiful atmosphere for the wedding. I received so many compliments, especially from guests who had never attended a wedding there. I heard comments such as the most perfect, beautiful wedding they ever attended. the place doesn't really need much added. If you have a florist, you are all set. I did a lot of small things myself to add to the detail, but it wasn't necessary. Ryan was very helpful. You could tell as the wedding date got closer she was busy, but she still responded to all of my questions. She is a business woman and will cut to the chase and sped things along.

I rated a 4 for value only b/c there is no discount for a friday wedding. I had my wedding on a Friday. It was originally a Saturday two months earlier and something came up. Ryan worked with me to move the date, but unfortunately the only dates left were Friday of memorial weekend or Sat of Easter weekend. i went with the Friday. On the plus side, she sensed my frustration and worked with me to change it in the first place. If you have a date in mind, you better book early. Its a highly sought after venue.

You have to use thier caterer, Premier catering. this food is awesome and you will receive compliments from your guest. People raved about our food. Down side, plates were small and guest mostly filled up with salad and fruit on first plate but when came up for more, it was put away. I understand the point is not to make a pig of yourselves, but my husband only got the fish but didn't get anything else b/c put away so quickly. You do pay per person for each dish so he was disappointed he didn't get the chicken:) (along with similair complaints from other guest). Just make sure you get what you can on your first trip or use one plate for the cold dishes and another for the hot dishes:) All in all, wonderful wedding experience!!!
This place provided an absolutely romantic and beautiful atmosphere for the wedding. I received so many compliments, Read more...
This place provided an absolutely romantic and beautiful atmosphere for the wedding. I received so many compliments, especially from guests who had never attended a wedding there. I heard comments such as the most perfect, beautiful wedding they ever attended. the place doesn't really need much added. If you have a florist, you are all set. I did a lot of small things myself to add to the detail, but it wasn't necessary. Ryan was very helpful. You could tell as the wedding date got closer she was busy, but she still responded to all of my questions. She is a business woman and will cut to the chase and sped things along.

I rated a 4 for value only b/c there is no discount for a friday wedding. I had my wedding on a Friday. It was originally a Saturday two months earlier and something came up. Ryan worked with me to move the date, but unfortunately the only dates left were Friday of memorial weekend or Sat of Easter weekend. i went with the Friday. On the plus side, she sensed my frustration and worked with me to change it in the first place. If you have a date in mind, you better book early. Its a highly sought after venue.

You have to use thier caterer, Premier catering. this food is awesome and you will receive compliments from your guest. People raved about our food. Down side, plates were small and guest mostly filled up with salad and fruit on first plate but when came up for more, it was put away. I understand the point is not to make a pig of yourselves, but my husband only got the fish but didn't get anything else b/c put away so quickly. You do pay per person for each dish so he was disappointed he didn't get the chicken:) (along with similair complaints from other guest). Just make sure you get what you can on your first trip or use one plate for the cold dishes and another for the hot dishes:) All in all, wonderful wedding experience!!! Read less
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Shanaynay
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.6/5.0
I have used this venue for several events from weddings to grad bash parties, I have loved the services provided every time. A beautiful sight as well as very helpful staff
I have used this venue for several events from weddings to grad bash parties, I have loved the services provided every Read more...
I have used this venue for several events from weddings to grad bash parties, I have loved the services provided every time. A beautiful sight as well as very helpful staff Read less
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Shaylin
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.5/5.0
Ryan is so easy to work with! She knows how to do her job and she does it well. I was so nervous about everything getting done and Ryan made sure things went smoothly. She and her staff worked hard and she helped me remain calm and enjoy my wedding day. I would definitely recommend LCC and I would choose it again! Ryan was a blessing to work with.
Ryan is so easy to work with! She knows how to do her job and she does it well. I was so nervous about everything getting Read more...
Ryan is so easy to work with! She knows how to do her job and she does it well. I was so nervous about everything getting done and Ryan made sure things went smoothly. She and her staff worked hard and she helped me remain calm and enjoy my wedding day. I would definitely recommend LCC and I would choose it again! Ryan was a blessing to work with. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/23/2014
4.3/5.0
My husband and I needed a venue nearby that would accommodate our 240-person guest list, and Lawton definitely fit the bill. Overall I was happy with our venue choice - the staff seemed professional, and all of our guests commented on how nice everything looked. I was disappointed to see our dinner buffet cleared away so quickly, as some guests that arrived a little late didn't get a chance to eat.
Overall, beautiful venue, lots of room for guests to mingle, dance, and enjoy.
My husband and I needed a venue nearby that would accommodate our 240-person guest list, and Lawton definitely fit the Read more...
My husband and I needed a venue nearby that would accommodate our 240-person guest list, and Lawton definitely fit the bill. Overall I was happy with our venue choice - the staff seemed professional, and all of our guests commented on how nice everything looked. I was disappointed to see our dinner buffet cleared away so quickly, as some guests that arrived a little late didn't get a chance to eat.
Overall, beautiful venue, lots of room for guests to mingle, dance, and enjoy. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
Was very helpful with suggestions of vendors to use for catering, music, flowers, etc. Very knowledgeable and flexible to work with. I would recommend this venue for your next special event.
Was very helpful with suggestions of vendors to use for catering, music, flowers, etc. Very knowledgeable and flexible to Read more...
Was very helpful with suggestions of vendors to use for catering, music, flowers, etc. Very knowledgeable and flexible to work with. I would recommend this venue for your next special event. Read less
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BusyGal
Wedding:
9/30/2011
4.2/5.0
This is a great venue with a variety of different ceremony or reception options. There is already a tasteful decor leading to spending less money on decorations. The only downfall is having to book vendors separately (bar tender, food etc) rather than having more services all inclusive. Pricing is the same for fridays and Saturdays.
A nice touch is the museum providing guests with a bit of history from the area, and the building itself. The stone work is gorgeous, and the setting by the railroad tracks provides great opportunities for pictures.
This is a great venue with a variety of different ceremony or reception options. There is already a tasteful decor leading Read more...
This is a great venue with a variety of different ceremony or reception options. There is already a tasteful decor leading to spending less money on decorations. The only downfall is having to book vendors separately (bar tender, food etc) rather than having more services all inclusive. Pricing is the same for fridays and Saturdays.
A nice touch is the museum providing guests with a bit of history from the area, and the building itself. The stone work is gorgeous, and the setting by the railroad tracks provides great opportunities for pictures. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Overall a good experience. Few things that were not perfect, but such a beautiful place, it really didn't matter!
Overall a good experience. Few things that were not perfect, but such a beautiful place, it really didn't matter!
Overall a good experience. Few things that were not perfect, but such a beautiful place, it really didn't matter! Read less
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Angiree616
Wedding:
10/29/2011
2.9/5.0
First, the good news -
Lawton was a gorgeous venue and I got TONS of compliments on it. We rented the main room and the bar room. It was great to have the bar because it gave people a place to sit and talk that was a little more quiet than the main room with the dj. There were tons of great places to take pictures - both inside and outside.

With Lawton, you have to use a specific caterer. I wasn't super excited about this to begin with, but it ended up being a blessing in disguise. The food was AMAZING! It was, by far, the best wedding food I have ever had. I would never have known about them if it hadn't been required.

We did ask to have the fireplaces going and even though it was early in the year, Ryan did let us do it. The pictures with the fireplaces were beautiful!

Now our negatives...
We set up all the tables and left to go to the church. While we were gone, someone went around and placed handi wipe packets at every place setting. When my parents got to the reception hall, they told Ryan that they didn't want them on the tables and that it was offensive. They were told that it was a state law that they were out at buffets and that we could be fined by taking them off the tables. I have been to a lot of buffets and have never seen handi wipes at the tables. My mom and aunts picked up all the wipes but missed the head table. I am white and my husband is Hispanic. His brother had one at his place setting and asked if we were trying to say Mexicans were dirty. It was very embarrassing and did not need to happen.

When we rented the rooms, we were told that we had the place for the whole day for whatever we needed. While my mom and aunts were getting the centerpieces put together, they were laughing and carrying on like 4 Italian sisters do. Ryan was giving a tour and she "shhhhhh"ed them. For the amount of money that we were paying, they should have been as loud as they wanted. A tour should have been scheduled for some time during the week - not while people were trying to get ready for a wedding.

All 3 of our bartenders complained about how they were treated by Ryan. I didn't hear any of it and either did my family, so I can't say either way what happened but all 3 approached us after the wedding to tell us.

We had an apple cider slushie machine. We took 20 gallons of cider for it. We used 4 gallons total. At the end of the night, we were told by Ryan that all of it had been used. After checking with the bartenders, we knew that wasn't the case. My brother and his wife went back to Lawton while we were on our honeymoon and "found" 12 gallons of cider in a different cooler than the one we has been using all night. 4 gallons short of what it should have been, but 12 more than we would have had if we had just taken them at their word.

The venue was gorgeous, the food was great. It was the "extras" that didn't live up to expectations. Everyone else on here seemed to have nothing but good things to say about their experience, so ours might be out of the norm. But, I will tell everyone our stories if they ask about Lawton so that they know what they might be in for. Looking back, I am still happy that my reception was there but wish that I had been more ready for the issues.
First, the good news -
Lawton was a gorgeous venue and I got TONS of compliments on it. We rented the main room and Read more...
First, the good news -
Lawton was a gorgeous venue and I got TONS of compliments on it. We rented the main room and the bar room. It was great to have the bar because it gave people a place to sit and talk that was a little more quiet than the main room with the dj. There were tons of great places to take pictures - both inside and outside.

With Lawton, you have to use a specific caterer. I wasn't super excited about this to begin with, but it ended up being a blessing in disguise. The food was AMAZING! It was, by far, the best wedding food I have ever had. I would never have known about them if it hadn't been required.

We did ask to have the fireplaces going and even though it was early in the year, Ryan did let us do it. The pictures with the fireplaces were beautiful!

Now our negatives...
We set up all the tables and left to go to the church. While we were gone, someone went around and placed handi wipe packets at every place setting. When my parents got to the reception hall, they told Ryan that they didn't want them on the tables and that it was offensive. They were told that it was a state law that they were out at buffets and that we could be fined by taking them off the tables. I have been to a lot of buffets and have never seen handi wipes at the tables. My mom and aunts picked up all the wipes but missed the head table. I am white and my husband is Hispanic. His brother had one at his place setting and asked if we were trying to say Mexicans were dirty. It was very embarrassing and did not need to happen.

When we rented the rooms, we were told that we had the place for the whole day for whatever we needed. While my mom and aunts were getting the centerpieces put together, they were laughing and carrying on like 4 Italian sisters do. Ryan was giving a tour and she "shhhhhh"ed them. For the amount of money that we were paying, they should have been as loud as they wanted. A tour should have been scheduled for some time during the week - not while people were trying to get ready for a wedding.

All 3 of our bartenders complained about how they were treated by Ryan. I didn't hear any of it and either did my family, so I can't say either way what happened but all 3 approached us after the wedding to tell us.

We had an apple cider slushie machine. We took 20 gallons of cider for it. We used 4 gallons total. At the end of the night, we were told by Ryan that all of it had been used. After checking with the bartenders, we knew that wasn't the case. My brother and his wife went back to Lawton while we were on our honeymoon and "found" 12 gallons of cider in a different cooler than the one we has been using all night. 4 gallons short of what it should have been, but 12 more than we would have had if we had just taken them at their word.

The venue was gorgeous, the food was great. It was the "extras" that didn't live up to expectations. Everyone else on here seemed to have nothing but good things to say about their experience, so ours might be out of the norm. But, I will tell everyone our stories if they ask about Lawton so that they know what they might be in for. Looking back, I am still happy that my reception was there but wish that I had been more ready for the issues. Read less
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Lawton Community Center responded with the following comments:

I am always intersted in hearing about areas we can focus on. It is a disappointment when we are addressed any issues three months after the fact. We always strive to reach 100% but we also understand that there are always different opinions, view points and situations that will delay us from reaching it.

Handi Wipes are put on each table when serving a buffet style dinner per the regulations set by the Van Buren Health Department. It isn't a rule that we enjoy either, however, there are rules and regulations set up for us to follow and we must comply.

I personally never remember ever telling one of our guests to "shhhh" during a tour. I have always let my clients know and my future clients know that their are individuals here setting up and this is their venue for the day, so we MUST work around them. I do apologize for any misunderstanding that anyone received from this situation.

Looking over the notes from this event, 3 bartenders were on staff that evening. Three that had very littleor no experience. I apologize fully if they were treated wrongly at anytime. But there were instances where the bartenders did need to be warned about drinking behind the bar, which is against the law and an agreed upon rule between the contract holder, bartender and our venue. This may be a reflection of how they felt they were treated. I wish I could remember the Apple Cider situation, I do apologize for any misunderstanding about that, it should have never happened liked that. However, I do know the machine never ran out of Cider, as I was the one assisting the father of the bride in empting it and cleaning it.

We do apologize for any situations that caused your evening to be disturbing. I would have loved to address any situation immediatley had we been notified earlier. The handiwipe situation was addressed with the mother of the bride at the close of the evening, and she did apologize for the situation and did understand why we did have to place the wipes on the table.

I take great pride in our venue and my position and welcome any advice to make the next experience for our clients and guests even better then anyone elses. We appreciate your comments and again apologize for any instances that did not make your day perfect.

Ryan K. Caldwell, Director

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