For the Community

A perfect setting on Lake Martin…

For weddings, retreats, meetings, events and more

Children’s Harbor, near Alexander City, Alabama, is a peaceful, wooded, 66-acre habitat positioned on the banks of beautiful Lake Martin. Each year, we partner and sponsor more than 30 illness-related camps, but also rent our camp facilities to groups of varying sizes for things like weddings, church retreats, board meetings, events and more. Learn more below. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Venues on Lake Martin…

Make your memorable events even more spectacular

Children’s Chapel

With a capacity of 125, the chapel is the perfect setting for an intimate group of family and friends to celebrate a couple's beginning a new life as husband and wife, for a quiet and reverent setting during a retreat, or even for creative planning meetings for organization or corporate leaders.

For dining, entertaining or wedding receptions, the adjacent Harbor House offers guests a panoramic view of Lake Martin with its wall of windows and wrap-around porch.

For complete details and to coordinate your event at Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin, email Wanda Coker or call (334) 857-2040.


Children's Chapel Amenities

  • Architecturally based on the look of an early American church.
  • Backdrop looks over wooded surrounding.
  • Includes grounds surrounding the Children’s Harbor Plymouth Lighthouse.
  • Children’s Chapel and Harbor House include central heat and air conditioning.
  • Seating for up to 125 people with pew-style seating.
  • Single aisle (for bride and procession to pass through).
  • Grand piano available for use.
  • No installed sound system, but sound systems may be brought in.
  • Bathrooms provided.
  • Adjacent reception facility (Harbor House) available.
  • Harbor House is cater friendly.
  • Harbor House includes small kitchen with microwave, stove, sink and refrigerator.

Church in the Pines

Corporate and church retreats, clubs, family reunions, as well as brides and grooms, looking for a perfect outdoor venue favor the natural environment — being surrounded by trees with a calming rhythm of waves lapping against the beach.

Positioned near the Kowaliga Bridge and the shore of Lake Martin, the magnificent suspended wood-beam structure includes room for 850 to sit sheltered, while even more people can be seated on the surrounding lawn.

For wedding receptions, the adjacent Harbor House offer guests a panoramic view of Lake Martin with its wall of windows and wrap-around porch.

For complete details and to coordinate your event at Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin, email Wanda Coker or call (334) 857-2040.


Church in the Pines Amenities

  • Artistic focal point for ceremony and faith-based meetings with roughly-hewn cross suspended above.
  • Backdrop of ceremony looks over Lake Martin.
  • Single aisle (for bride and procession to pass through).
  • Covered outdoor seating for up to 850 people with bench-style seating.
  • Room for 150 more guests on the lawn.
  • A separate dressing room (for the bride).
  • Bathrooms provided.
  • Plan your reception at Harbor House.
  • Cater friendly.
  • An installed sound system is available.¹

¹ In order to protect our equipment, our Children's Harbor trained technician must be employed. His fee and contact information is available upon request. If you wish to forgo the fee, you may bring your own sound system. Please note that your system cannot be hooked up to our speaker system.

Harbor House

Often used as a place for luncheons, business meetings, entertaining, reunions and wedding receptions, Harbor House is known for its walls of windows and wrap-around porch giving a panoramic view of Lake Martin.

For complete details and to coordinate your event at Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin, email Wanda Coker or call (334) 857-2040.


Harbor House Amenities

  • 125 person capacity
  • Wall of windows overlook Lake Martin.
  • Small kitchen includes microwave, stove, sink and refrigerator.
  • Table and chairs provided.¹
  • Linens, china, silver, etc. are not provided.
  • Cater friendly.
  • Central heat and air conditioning
  • Bathrooms provided.
  • Adequate, lighted guest parking.
  • DJ friendly.

¹ Tables and chairs are available for use and are kept in a storage area. They require at least 2 persons with average physical strength to move them, so please be sure to have these persons available. The tables and chairs must be returned to storage after the event.

Answers to common questions

Planning a group event takes a lot of coordination and access to information and details. We’ve included answers to many of the questions we anticipate you’ll have when it comes to renting and planning a group event at Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin, but also feel free to email us or call (334) 857-2133 for additional information. You can also visit the events page to see the upcoming schedule for various facilities and campsites.