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Event and meeting space

The Outdoor Adventure Center's Riverview Loft room, decorated in blue and white for a gala event.

Event and meeting space

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Detroit River, downtown Detroit, Milliken State Park and Canada, all from your event/meeting room at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Whether it’s a corporate training retreat, a small business meeting or a large-scale gala, we have a fun and unique place to host it.

For more information or to reserve a room, please contact:

Jackie Hoskins
Phone: 313-396-6864
Email: HoskinsJ3@Michigan.gov

Rooms and descriptions

The Outdoor Adventure Center's Riverview Loft room, decorated in blue and white for a gala event.

Riverview Loft

Meetings, banquets and other large events are a great fit for this beautiful industrial loft. The Riverview Loft, which holds 182 guests, has views of the Detroit River and a lighthouse and comes equipped with its own LCD projector, screen and podium.

Outdoor Adventure Center Forest Room, set up for a meeting, with view of Detroit River.

Forest Room

Great for meetings and intimate gatherings, the Forest Room can hold up to 100 people. This room has its own LCD projector, screen and podium. Take in the views of Detroit’s downtown skyline, the Detroit River and Canada from the Forest Room.

Outdoor Adventure Center Discovery Lab room, set up classroom-style with rows of chairs.

Discovery Lab Room

Boasting some of the same views as the Riverview Loft, this room is great for breakout sessions and catering set-ups. The Discovery Lab Room is available as an add-on to other room rentals.

Outdoor Adventure Center sign next to taxidermy elk

OAC exclusive use

Give your guests the V.I.P. experience by renting out the entire OAC for your next event! Exclusive use of our three-story, 41,000-square-foot facility includes all event and meeting spaces, audio-visual equipment, and all exhibits and simulated rides.

Rental rates

Room Hourly Rates Rounds Classroom Theater U-Shape Boardroom Square Footage Room Dimensions
Archery Range $150 112 112 112 50 50 1,974 23.5’ x 84.0’
Cafeteria $275 80 100 121 N/A N/A 1,869 32.5’ x 57.5’
Discovery Lab Room 204 (only w/other room rental) $87.50 48 30 50 24 24 580 20.0’ x 29.0’
Forest $112.50 56 64 100 36 36 1,238 27.5’ x 45.0’
Riverview Loft $325 182 150 182 50 50 3,312 69.0’ x 48.0’
OAC Lawn (only w/OAC room rental) $100 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 56,474 308.6’ x 183.0’
OAC Lawn (lawn only) $300 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 56,474 308.6’ x 183.0’
OAC-Exclusive Use $1,900 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

General information about room rentals and events

Minimum rental times

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., there is a minimum rental time of two hours. Weekend rentals and weekday rentals starting after 3 p.m. have a three-hour minimum.

Deposits

Your date will not be held until the deposit is made. Deposit is 100% of the room rental fee, $500 security deposit and, if applicable, $100 alcohol fee. If no damage or additional fees are assessed to the Outdoor Adventure Center, the full security deposit will be refunded within four to six weeks after your event.

Food and beverage

The Outdoor Adventure Center does not offer catering services. However, we do have a list of approved caters that you need to choose from for your event.

There is a $100 fee for including alcohol service with your event. Your servers must show valid TIPs (Training for Intervention Procedures) certification and driver’s license.

All food, beverage services and entertainment must end by 11 p.m. At this time guests must vacate the premises of the Outdoor Adventure Center. All breakdown services must be completed by 12 a.m. All equipment/set-ups (catering, decorations, party rentals, etc.) must be picked up the day of the event.

Parking

We have parking in the black-gated lot on east Atwater, across from Milliken State Park. The parking is complimentary, but limited depending on how busy we are. Your guests may also park at any legal street spaces. 

Explore the Outdoor Adventure Center

Your guests may do a self-guided tour of the Outdoor Adventure Center. The cost is $2 per person to enjoy the exhibits and simulators during regular business hours. This fee will be charged to your invoice.

Complimentary

  • All audio and visual equipment in our collection.
  • Parking.
  • High-speed Wi-Fi.
  • 60” round tables (8 chairs each).
  • 5' x 2' rectangle tables.
  • 6' x 2' rectangle tables.
  • One hour room set-up and one hour room break-down.