The Lodge/On The Grounds

The grounds surrounding the Lodge offer a wonderful outdoor setting. A picturesque, wooden bridge spans from the Lodge across the lake, with a large gazebo halfway. Here, guests may enjoy the lake’s tranquil wildlife, including an early evening symphony of frogs, crickets and water fowl that make a walk across the bridge a magical experience. The Lodge’s wide wraparound porch is also a great place to set up tables, offering guests a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding property.

Our Services

McLain Lodge

The Lodge

Weddings at McLain Lodge


McClain Catering


McClain Farmer's Market

Farmers Market

McLain General Store & Restaurants


Customer Experiences

We've had a long and fruitful relationship with McClain Lodge, hosting on average two student events each year. The facilities are fabulous and the level of service we receive from their staff is exceptional.

~ Dr. Jerry Clark, UMMC Chief Student Affairs Officer

The food by McClain Catering was delicious as usual. We have so much fun out there. It’s just beautiful. Each year we say that was the best party then the next year no that was the best party and on and on... We loved the bench around the fire pit - that was perfect!

~ Jennifer Jill Handy, Fresenius Medical Care

Thanks so much for the delicious food!  McClain Catering is getting top notch reviews from my senior adults for our Valentine's Banquet.

~ Lynda M. Assink, Senior Adult Coordinating. Ridgeland Recreations & Parks

Hey McClain Lodge Staff, I just wanted you all to know what an absolutely fantastic job you did for our meeting this week. The service and food were GREAT. Everyone I’ve spoken to who attended was fed and catered to very well by the entire staff throughout our two-day event.

~ Mary Fox, Administrative Assistant, MVP Sonic Group

Tony, Thank you for the wonderful food at our March 27th Board Retreat. We had a wonderful experience - the food was amazing! And, the hospitality was overflowing. I am coming back one day to make fluffly biscuits with you! Thanks again.

~ Tammy Amis, Chief of Staff - MCHS

Angela, Thank you for your work in organizing our rehearsal dinner. Debbie and I got so many compliments from family and friends on McClain Lodge, to the food and the service. Everything was well done! Please thank your staff: especially Tony, Leroy and Melissa. They all made this special occasion even more memorable.

~ Bill

We just wanted to say thanks for everything.  It was a wonderful event and our Mom thoroughly enjoyed herself as did our guests.  The food was great and so was your staff. Thanks again!

~ Markus and Michele Ware

Please accept my sincere appreciation for your help for our Hearts for Heroes awards ceremony. Our sixth annual event was one of our best yet! This year, we recognized firefighters from Brandon, Cleveland, Columbus, Flowood, Gulfport, Greenville, Diamondhead, Hattiesburg, Horn Lake and Olive Branch. In addition, we were honored to have Governor Bryant in attendance. Thank you for your commitment to the Mississippi Burn Foundation. We look forward to having our event at McClain Lodge next year!

~ Amanda Fontaine

Thanks so much for everything and for letting us use your beautiful property. You guys do an amazing job and we will tell everybody we know how highly we recommend it. Everybody at the wedding had a great time and kept commenting on how nice of a location we picked. Sarah and I are both very thankful for all of your help and hard work. We appreciate McClain Lodge very much!

~ One Happy Groom

Angela, thanks so much for all of your help… from day one until the end on Saturday! We could not have asked for a better staff to assist us with all of our needs. Hats off to Chef Tony… he was wonderful!

~ Tina

I work at TempStaff and have the honor of being in the Rankin County Leadership Class this year. I just want to thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful property for our overnight retreat! It was absolutely breathtaking and a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle.

~ Michelle Rhodes

Thank you so much for all of your hard work preparing for, setting up, & working the event Tuesday night to make sure it was a success. We had countless compliments how great the food was. I don't think anything could have been any better. I hope to have the pleasure of working with ya'll again.

~ Maggie Harper

I just wanted to tell you again how much we appreciate everyone yall did to make Brandi and Michael's wedding, reception and rehearsal dinner the type experience it was. All your staff was great to work with and so particular with things, making sure everything was covered for everyone. And - the food was GREAT! I cannot tell you how many compliments I heard on the food, place, staff and everything. Please tell Tony and everyone we said thank you!

~ Kathy Priddy

Elegant, beautiful setting, beautiful sunset, immaculate grounds. I didn't see one glitch in the evening! It was spectacular! I would recommend this venue for anyone planning a wedding or other function! So glad I was there to experience it!

~ Hara Koerber

5 Star Beautiful place for any event! The staff is the best I have ever worked with. And I must say Angela is the BEST; she did everything possible to make our wedding everything we asked for ..... thank you Angela and thank you McClain Lodge.

~ Jessica Freeny Lambert