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Big Lake Minnesota Event Center and Special Event Venue


lower Floor Plan



Upper Floor Plan



Options for any Occasion!


Event Center     |     Upstairs     |     Game Room     |     Conference Room


Wedding VenueEvent Center / Banquet Room

Our private event space can host a diverse selection of groups: company events, fund-raisers, holiday parties, weddings or family reunions. It houses a private bar, projection and built in P.A. system for slide shows and presentations.  wedding info




Wedding VenueWedding Decor



banquet Room Floor Plan




Main Dning RoomSemi Private Game Room

Our game room can seat up to 50 and is perfect for casual parties and small events. It has it's own patio connected directly to the space.





Game Room Birthday PartyGame Room Patio


Game Room Floor Plan




Big Lake Event Room

Upstairs Terrace

Our upstairs terrace is a private, second story event space with a privite walk-out terrace that over-looks the large outdoor game area. The entire upstairs seats up to 75 people and is a perfect space for meetings, small parties, dinners and celebrations.  There is staircase access and an elevator for your convenience.



Big Lake Terrace Deck BarPrivate Event Space


Upstairs Floor Plan





Conference RoomConference Room (Upstairs)

Private meeting room upstairs with a large private deck. Perfect for small meetings. A/V equipment available.

Total event space, seats up to 30 guests.



Conference RoomConference Room Deck


Conference Room Floor plan





5 Star DJ ReviewsWe held our 20 year class reunion in at the friendly buffalo and had a great experience. The staff was knowledgeable and very helpful. Communication was smooth and consistent and there were no surprises either before or during our event. The pricing was very reasonable and the food was good! The location is easy to get to, with plenty of parking. We rented the patio space and it was great to have both indoor and outdoor options with the ability to utilize the outdoor activities with no additional cost.
Thanks Friendly Buffalo for a great reunion!
A. Welch - Class of 1996





5 Star DJ ReviewsThe Friendly Buffalo just catered our 50th class reunion in Princeton Minnesota this past weekend.  I just wanted to express my appreciation to your staff who were part of this wonderful event.  They did an outstanding job both Friday and Saturday evening.  The food was great and service was excellent.  Thank you to you and your staff for making this reunion a true success.
Phil Wicktor





5 Star DJ ReviewsI was going to send you a message telling you how pleased I was with the success of the Princeton High School Class of 1956's 60th class reunion.  You were wonderful to work with putting up with all my emails and questions.  I thought everything went beautifully and the food and service was great!  I hope your restaurant gets up and running soon!





5 Star DJ ReviewsKitty and I were very pleased with the way our wedding turned out.  Dave really went above and beyond our expectations, and because of him, the wedding was a total success. Our DJ cancelled a couple of days before the wedding, via text, and Dave was able to take care of it without a hitch. We had so many compliments on the food, service, and the venue itself, that we have and will continue to recommend the friendly buffalo to everyone we know. Thanks again for making our day so special, Rus & Kitty Lehman

Russell C. Lehman





5 Star DJ ReviewsThanks for helping me throw a great surprise birthday party for my wife.  Your support and the outstanding support of your staff made it an enjoyable event our friends and family will remember for a life time.
Thanks again!





5 Star DJ ReviewsThe event was wonderful. The Friendly Buffalo staff was attentive to every detail. The serving staff was on time and served with a smile. The bartender was great engaging with customers and making all feel welcome. The space was great, except for having  some of our attendees off in the other room during the presentation, but overall I don't feel that impacted our evening. Attendees enjoyed the food (although I should have ordered more meatballs and mushroom crostini!) it all was fabulous! Thank you Dave for helping us put on this event for our AMAZING volunteers, it was a special treat for all of them...

Ali Noble 




5 Star DJ ReviewsThanks so much for Darins 50th Birthday party last Friday. Everyone
had a terrific time!!

Janelle Dalzell





5 Star DJ ReviewsWe recently had our Fall WineFest at your establishment on Friday, October 28th. It was a huge success. Just want to say THANK YOU to your staff for all of your help in making this such a great success.




5 Star DJ ReviewsI just wanted to thank you for working with us to hold the Deuces Wild! event on Sept. 16th. Rick and his staff put in a lot of effort that day to make the room work for us- thanks so much! I appreciate al your communication with me as well. We made a profit of just over $10,000 that night that goes straight to our funded agencies who meet the basic needs of our community

-Joy with Sherburne Cty. Area (United Way)





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