Odessa Event Center decorated for a wedding.

Event Center

Odessa Event Center

With stunning panoramic lake views, an open-air feel with high vaulted ceilings, and plenty of space, as well as a convenient, beautiful location that is sure to take your guests’ breath away, our event center will make your special day one to remember.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat, party, or other event, the Odessa is sure to meet not only your needs, but your dreams for your big day. We help make your event as stress-free and easy as possible with an incredible staff, including our renowned executive chef Sue Zierle, to offer you excellent coordination and a delicious menu so that you can focus on all the special details of your occasion. 

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Maps

Check out full area maps of the campground, Devils Lake, the East Bay, and Black Tiger Bay.

Resort Rules

See a full list of our resort rules, including reservation requirements, check-in and -out times, camper and pet policies, and more.

Event Center Features

  • Panoramic lake views
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Elegant lighting fixtures
  • Seating for up to 400 guests
  • Catering from our executive chef*
  • Complimentary tables and chairs
  • ADDITIONAL EVENT RENTAL ITEMS*
  • BALCONY AND SPACE FOR OUTDOOR EVENTS
  • LODGING AND CAMPING ACCOMMODATIONS*

*Subject to availability. Additional fees apply. Beginning in 2022, all catered events will be required to utilize our in-house executive chef for meals.

Meet the Chefs

Executive Chef Sue Zierle

As Executive Chef, Sue emphasizes the importance of harmony in the flavor, balance and texture of her dishes. Sue’s menus showcase her passion for using fresh ingredients in fine dining.

Sous Chef Bill Zierle

In his role as Sous Chef, Bill uses his talents to create from-scratch menu items that are equally pleasing to both the palate and the eye. His standard of excellence is second to none.

Bill and Sue have a wide range of experience in the culinary arts, from sushi and seafood to home-cooked classics to fine dining. They are well versed in the nuances of regional fare, having worked in such diverse locales as New Jersey, Kentucky, and Utah. The Zierles enjoy cooking for large groups as well as for small gatherings. We are sure that with the variety they bring, you will be pleased with what Sue and Bill have to offer you and your guests for your dining experience at the Odessa.