Choose the park for your special events

Oak Mountain State Park has a variety of options for people to hold events, from picnics to reunions to birthday parties and weddings. (Contributed)

Oak Mountain State Park has a variety of options for people to hold events, from picnics to reunions to birthday parties and weddings. (Contributed)

By EMILY D. COOK / Guest Columnist

Are you looking for a place to have a picnic, family reunion, birthday party or even a wedding?

If so, boy are we the place for you! We offer a variety of options for having your event here, from just enjoying a picnic at one of our picnic tables to having a wedding at one of our pavilions by the beach.

We have numerous picnic tables located throughout the park that are available for you to use on a first-come, first-served basis when you visit the park, or if you would like to know for sure that you have a guaranteed place for your picnic, reunion, party, wedding, etc., you can rent one of the pavilions scattered in the park.

Our pavilions range in size from the smallest that allows 10 people at it to the largest that will allow 150 people at it.

The cost of the pavilions range from $27.50 to $165, plus a $3 transaction fee.

Do you need more than one because you have a large group? We can make that happen because several of the pavilions are close enough together to give you the best setting for your guests.

Would you prefer an enclosed space for a company meeting away from the office? We have that too. Our meeting room will accommodate about 50 people for a cost of $137.50 plus a $3 transaction fee.

The rental cost of pavilions/meeting space does not include the admission to the park.

Your guests will still need to pay their way to get in or you can set up tickets in advance to pay for them to get in.

Oak Mountain is the perfect setting for your event year round because of the variety of locations in the park.

I got married in October at the Fishing Center with the leaves changing colors around the lake.

Please remember that you keep Alabama State Parks open by visiting them.

For more information on picnics and pavilions, visit Alapark.com/oak-mountain-state-park-picnic-area or call (205) 620-2524.