Lake Erie Shores and Islands

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Conventions and Meetings RETHINK your next event location and discover what's beyond the typical meeting destinations and satisfy what your attendees are really looking for! From Ohio's largest hotel attached to 215,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to lakeside team-building centers and relaxing island retreats, our venues are versatile and complete with quality amenities. Explore the shores after the work is complete or stay a few extra days with the family. Certified staff is waiting to help find your group a home in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands in Northern Ohio, just one hour west of Cleveland. Motorcoach & Tours History or heritage, fishing or sailing, culinary or wine, cruising or hikes, the Lake Erie Shores & Islands can satisfy any group request. With over 90 attraction choices, participants can enjoy multiple days of exploring. Contact the group sales team to arrange a customized itinerary. Reunions A prime destination for school, family, fraternal, and military reunions, with a convenient location just off the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/90) and a multitude of accommodations and attractions to enhance the visit. The group sales team can assist with a timeline of events, entertainment options, and ice-breaker ideas. Sporting Events Numerous indoor and outdoor venues host competitive, entertaining, and charitable events. Gymnastics, dance, cheer, bowling, and billiard competitions are hosted year-round; while, sports such as golf, lacrosse, volleyball, and soccer utilize seasonal outdoor green spaces. Lake Erie and its tributaries present a refreshing natural venue for fishing tournaments, sailing regattas, water skiing contests, and more; plus, the lakefront offers an ideal backdrop for running competitions and obstacle challenge races. Inquire about venue options to host your next sporting event. Meetings & Groups Student Groups This destination delivers attention-grabbing adventures, performance, and educational opportunities to entertain and inform students of all ages and abilities. Options include marching down the midway of Cedar Point playing your school's fight song; singing on stage; using math, science, and physics to calculate potential and kinetic energy, speed, acceleration, gravity, and rotational motion of the rides; cruising to an island where Lake Erie is the classroom; or splashing all day long at an indoor waterpark. Tradeshows The Lake Erie Shores & Islands is an ideal alternative to big city convention centers for mid-sized tradeshows. Located just off the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/90), area facilities offer easy access for exhibitors and attendees. The largest venue offers 38,000 sq. ft. of continuous, column-free tradeshow floor accommodating up to 190 10'x10' exhibit booths, 28 ft. clear ceiling height, built-in registration desks, free parking, attached lodging, in-house catering, and an indoor wash bay. Weddings From popping the question to sealing it with a kiss, Lake Erie Shores & Islands has the ideal locations to help make your dreams come true! Imagine a bridal shower in an historic home or winery, an island-style bachelor/ bachelorette party, a rehearsal dinner on a sunset cruise, or a wedding ceremony on the beach or near a lighthouse. Let a group sales specialist help you plan a destination wedding close to home. 85.

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