Summer is a glorious time at the Lakes – the trees are in leaf, the flowers are in bloom and the site is filled with nature. The venue is set within the lakes on the site and is surrounded with water and trees as far as the eye can see. Summer events are perfect for the site with the terrace and lawns acting as a seamless extension of the main space. Often guests will use the outdoor space in its entirety by serving food on the terraces, setting up a large bar on the arrival driveway and creating seating units on Amber Pier which extends out over the water. We recommend for larger numbers to take advantage of the space and utilise all areas, especially the 1000sqm slate floored wraparound veranda. For smaller numbers, focusing the event on the terrace or the lawns works well and gives an intimate feel. At Amber Lakes we have the ability to cater for up to 500 guests and can recommend suppliers to erect tipis and structures to create wet weather options. We have great suppliers who can provide stretch tents giving protection from the weather without feeing enclosed. These areas work well for entertainment later in the evening also although please note that music is permitted outside only until 10.30pm before all guests must move into Amber Lodge.
The terraces are perfect for BBQs and the large open flame cooking station creates the perfect chargrilled feast. Served alongside salads and complimenting dishes, it’s the perfect menu for a summer soirée. For those wishing for a more formal event, drinks on the terrace and Amber Pier are the perfect start to the evening before guests move inside for a delicious dinner served by one of our accredited caterers. All events at amber lakes must include recreational activities such as sailing or fishing.
Dancing and bands are popular at Amber Lakes and we can allow live amplified music outside until 10.30pm and inside until midnight. Extensions are also possible on application.