Small-town hospitality and big-city amenities, combined with a relaxed, lakeside atmosphere is what makes Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands the ideal locale for meetings. Located between Cleveland and Toledo on the beautiful Lake Erie coast, this not-so-small market makes a great meeting destination for groups of all sizes. Lake Erie Shores & Islands boasts over 615,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 8,000 hotel rooms, including first-class facilities like Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, the Midwest’s largest resort convention center. This mammoth resort property boasts more than 215,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and can accommodate a variety of events. Plus, conference attendees enjoy the opportunity to enjoy the resort’s other amenities, such as the indoor and outdoor water parks and relaxing spa. Other notable area facilities include Sawmill Creek Resort, Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay and Breakers East, and the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center.
Off-site options are unparalleled. The destination is popular with leisure travelers, offering stunning scenery as well as numerous entertainment options. One of the most unique Lake Erie Shores & Islands group experiences available is an excursion to the one or more of the Lake Erie islands – South Bass Island/Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island, and Middle Bass Island. Ferries and cruise boats are available to take groups to the islands and group transportation via golf cart or tram can be arranged. Spend a day touring bustling Put-in-Bay with its attractions and myriad of dining options, or consider a day of nature pursuits with hiking or biking on Kelleys Island or Middle Bass Island. No other Ohio meeting location is able to offer the option of a group island getaway. Additional area opportunities include Cedar Point amusement park, golf, wineries, and fishing!
The Lake Erie Shores & Islands Group Accounts team is your best source for planning your meeting on the coast. Conference Support and Event grants are available for new and existing conferences and events that take place in the region. Each grant is designed to attract quality conferences and events that generate overnight stays, create media exposure, increase area economic impact, and generate awareness that Lake Erie Shores & Islands is a year-round destination. Want to learn more? Check out SHORESandISLANDS.com/groups and contact us to start coasting today!
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial is located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio.