About Us


Who are we named after? Who is Carolyn?

 The Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion is named after our dear loved one, Carolyn Varner Baldwin, who unexpectedly passed away in 2008 due to an allergic reaction. She was the matriarch of our family and a beautiful, one-in-a-billion type of person with a generous and loving spirit. She was a talented gardener, devoted fisherwoman who could out-fish the best of 'em (we're talking "sun-up-til-sundown" kind of fishing) , was creative and artsy,  and never knew a stranger. We felt it only fitting to name this lovely place in her memory.  


Who will you be working with?

 We are a family-operated business. Joanna is the General Manager and works with each client to accommodate varying event needs. She handles a wide range of aspects of the business, from answering questions about what will make your event run smoothly to giving you layout suggestions. She has worked with over 200 wedding & event clients over the last 10 years and has learned quite a bit about weddings & event planning through her experiences.    


Why choose us?

We truly care about our clients and their events.  We've been hosting events for over nine years, and we feel truly blessed to be a part of each event. We know that each event is special and treat it with the upmost care and concern. We want to make your event as stress-free and special as possible! We want your day to be everything you've dreamed of and more. We are here to help in any way we can to make sure our venue is picture perfect for your event. 

We have A LOT of experience. We've seen over 200 weddings and have learned a lot along the way! We are more than willing to share any advice we can to aid you in your planning, and therefore hopefully avoid common problems we've seen along the way.

You'll probably save money (and some sanity).