Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion 196 Cooks Road • Farmville • VA 23901

Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion

196 Cooks Road
Farmville, VA 23901

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Why You'll Love This Place

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  • This sweet, family-run venue sits at the edge of a peaceful lake surrounded by lush woodlands. It's one of the most affordable venues in the area, and the thoughtful owners treat each wedding with the ultimate in care and attention.
  • Walk out to the edge of the dock to exchange vows at the water's edge, as your loved ones look on from tiered platform seating on the bank—not a bad seat in the house!
  • The all-wood pavilion hovers gracefully above the lake, illuminated by sparkling chandeliers hung from its vaulted ceiling. It's completely covered, with open sides that allow guests to take in the views.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $2,250–3,700/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Package chosen
  • Saturday
    • September 18–October 30: $3,700
    • March 27–July 3, August 7–September 11, and November 6 & 13: $3,500
    • July 10–31: $2,800
    Sunday: $2,500 (discounts available on some dates in July & August)

    Package pricing above is for up to 75 people and includes:

    • 12-hour use of the facility (up to 16 hours on Saturdays)
    • Access to the venue the day prior for a rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, 4–10pm (or a 1-hour rehearsal, scheduled in advance, for Sunday weddings)
    • Seating for the ceremony and tables & chairs for the reception, as well as assistance with table/seating design plans
    • Sound system & wireless mic for the ceremony
    • Catering kitchen for warming
    • Built-in dance floor, accessible bathrooms, and a dressing room

    Elopement Packages (2-hour rental, Monday–Thursday, for 10 people or fewer) are also available. Inquire for pricing.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 100 100
Cocktails, etc. Standing 100 100
Reception Seated 100 100
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night

Essential Info







Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


End of March to mid-November.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Lake
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Home
  • Retreat

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds


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