Host your next special event at Prairie Woods.
- Nonprofit board retreats
- Corporate meetings
- Regional conferences
- Family reunions
- Holiday gatherings
Facilities for Meetings & Gatherings
A get-away for local companies or a central location for state-wide organizations, Prairie Woods ELC offers meeting spaces to accommodate a variety of group sizes up to 200. The Earl B. Olson West Addition, Westby Observatory, Linder Treehouse, and Red Barn are all beautiful settings for productive meetings.
With a stunning view and field stone fireplace, the Westby Observatory is the perfect place for a gathering. A small service area is available with sink, microwave, coffee makers, and refrigerator. A/V equipment is available. Prairie Woods staff can recommend catering options.
Olson West Addition
An addition added to the Education Building in 2007, the West Addition provides a flexible space that can be used as a large conference room or three smaller break-out rooms. The West Addition features a service counter and sink, and a spacious deck.
The Treehouse reaches from the Education Building into the canopy of surrounding trees. Enjoy your meeting or gathering in this sunny, pleasant environment.
Weddings & Anniversary Receptions
Do you dream of having your special event
in a peaceful, scenic setting with a modern
facility? Schedule your event at Prairie Woods.
Space for up to 150 people, depending on table/chair arrangement.
Prairie Woods' Barn, recently renovated, is a character-rich yet convenient location for any get-together. The barn accommodates seating for up to 120 or dining for up to 90.
These businesses have catered events at Prairie Woods in the past:
•McKale's, New London
•Green Mill, Willmar
•Taher Foods, Ridgewater College
•The Oaks at Eagle Creek
Contact Jena @ 320-235-4448
•Melvins on the Lake
Contact Mary @ 320-796-2195
(Please call us if you have catered events at PWELC and would like to be listed.)
A special birthday deserves a special get-together. Prairie Woods' staff provides 2-hour birthday party programs for groups of up to 12 children. Choose from Scavenger Hunts, Nature Hikes, Climbing Wall, and more! Costs start at $50.