Parties and Gatherings

Meetings & Conferences

Whistlin' Jack Lodge offers a unique (and beautiful) setting for your next Conference or Seminar, Business Retreat/Workshop or Business Gathering. Located on the lower level of the Main Lodge, the “Cliffdell Room” transforms for any level of use necessary with a capacity of up to 100 persons. A situational meeting facility (complete with audio-visual equipment) during the day, the Cliffdell Room can be transformed into a private dining room in the evening. The meeting room can also be set up as a day-long venue, with all meals served in the Lodge's Dining Room.

Just outside the Cliffdell Room, and overlooking the Naches River, the “Open Air Patio” doubles as a meeting space for discussions and workshops, when participants need to break up into small groups.

Consider, as others have, bringing your entire staff to Whistlin' Jack Lodge for training and annual review sessions. The secluded venue allows your employees to give their undivided attention to the tasks without the distractions of the normal hustle and bustle of the office. The trip to the mountains also provides a great chance to socialize away from the office. Other catered business events have included:

  • General business meetings (management & departmental gatherings)
  • Special events (regional activities and public gatherings)
  • Conferences and retreats (specialized - multi-day or weekend)
  • Seminars and workshops (specialized and small group gatherings)


Lodging can be arranged for management retreats and extended planning sessions, along with packages including dining, refreshment and recreational diversions that help to make your conference or seminar successful.

Consider Whistlin' Jack Lodge for your next staff meeting or management retreat. We will do our very best to help you plan and prepare for a successful meeting in an quiet and casual mountain setting.

Just complete the Event Registration Form or contact the Williams' family at 658-2433 or (800) 827-2299. We will be happy to assist your organization plan its next function.

Weddings & Banquets

Whistlin' Jack Lodge has excellent facilities for weddings, receptions, reunions, Christmas parties and many other gatherings at the Riverside Banquet and Conference Center. Chef Watson can prepare a wide variety of delicious foods and beverages to ensure your gathering is a very special and memorable occasion. The reception facilities can accommodate up to 100 persons, depending on the seating arrangement.

Whistlin' Jack Lodge is a popular venue for weddings held on the riverside rustic deck that is adjacent to the banquet room. Typically, we set up an arbor nestled in the pines at one end of the deck and then set up chairs for the guests attending the wedding on the rest of the deck. It's quite a sight to see with the happy couple, the mountain setting, the flowers, and the Naches River gently flowing alongside the deck. The reception that follows is generally held in the banquet room so that we can rearrange the deck chairs and guests can mingle inside and outside.

Contact Whistlin' Jack Lodge for your next event:

  • Weddings
  • Receptions
  • Anniversary celebrations
  • Birthday parties
  • Graduation parties
  • Family reunion
  • Class reunion
  • Patio barbecues
  • Quinceañeras
  • Hobbyist gatherings
  • Touring Groups - antique car touring, car clubs, bicycling groups, mountaineer groups

Just complete the Event Registration Form or contact the Williams' family at 658-2433 or (800) 827-2299. We'll be happy to assist you with your family or organizational event.

Banquet Menu Highlights

Hors d’Oeuvres

Assorted Breads, Meats & Cheese Tray
Fresh Vegetable Wrap Finger Sandwiches
Fresh Vegetables with Dip
Fresh Fruit Assortment
Chip & Dip Trays
Assorted Cheese & Sociable Trays
Bay Shrimp & Cream Cheese Cocktail
Peel & Eat Shrimp (by the dozen)

Hot Hors d’Oeuvres

Chicken Wing Drummies
(Choice of Teriyaki, Spicy Cajun, BBQ, or Sweet/Sour)
Cocktail Smokies
Stuffed Mushrooms
(Stuffed with Shrimp, Crab, Wild Rice, and Cheddar Cheese)
(Choice of Teriyaki, BBQ, or Sweet/Sour)


Pasta Salad
Potato Salad
Waldorf Salad
3 Bean Salad
Green Salad with 3 dressings
English Pea Salad

Specialty Entrees

Fresh Salmon Platter

Snacks & Desserts

Assorted Fresh Doughnuts or Cookies
Home Baked Fruit Pies (Blueberry, Blackberry, Apple, Cherry, or Bumbleberry)
New York Cheesecake
Dessert Tray Assortment

Buffet Menus

Beef Suggestions
Swiss Steak with homemade mashed potatoes
Roast Baron of Beef
Teriyaki Tenderloin Skewers
USDA Choice Prime Rib of Beef

Pork Suggestions
Stuffed Pork loin
Baked Ham Dinner

Chicken Suggestions
Breast of Chicken Teriyaki or BBQ
Chicken Breast Supreme
Roast Turkey with Dressing

Seafood Suggestions
Cod Florentine
Stuffed Alaskan Whitefish

Facility Overview

Lodge Multipurpose Room seats 10 - 100  
Outdoor patio/BBQ area seats 20 - 60
Outdoor spaces around cottages
Grandview Cottage space/site seats 20 - 40 people (amphitheater style)
Ellensburg Cottage - Riverside space/site seats 60 - 150
Naches Cottage - Riverside space/site seats 30
Meadow space/site seats 200