Main Event Venues was founded in 2008 by Lufkin entrepreneurs, Mark Hicks and Todd Stracener, both of whom have a strong family heritage in the community. After operating their first reception venue (Behannon’s) for over three years, they saw the need for a company that offered East Texas a variety of options in venues. Since that time, the company has developed The Lodge and Abram’s, making this unique collection of facilities a popular source for events.