Special Events

Lakeside Chautauqua is ideal for special occasions, family reunions and business meetings, delivering a unique experience with a peaceful waterfront backdrop. Venue capacities range from a 2,600-seat auditorium to a 250-seat dining lodge. Our dedicated Conference & Event Planning staff works closely with each group to meet their unique needs, while overseeing event details from menu planning and location to set-up and tech needs.


Lakeside has a rich history of welcoming several faith-based retreats and youth groups year-round. Experience spiritual growth opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational challenges in the summer or rest and renew during the peaceful months of fall, winter and spring. Lakeside offers multiple meeting spaces, excellent catering services and accommodations for groups ranging from 10 to 2,600 guests.


Lakeside features several meeting spaces and banquet facilities that comfortably accommodate 10 to 2,600 guests. Our community is unique, with both indoor and outdoor venues, several shops and restaurants and a variety of waterfront activities.


Lakeside Chautauqua has long been a destination for guests to reconnect. Your group of 10 or more will enjoy the comfortable surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere as they gather in our historic waterfront community. Any time of year, plan a special family reunion in one of our meeting spaces or schedule a weekend getaway with friends in our group accommodations.


Lakeside offers a wealth of indoor and outdoor venues to make any wedding the memory of a lifetime. Imagine your formal wedding reception inside historic Hotel Lakeside with a plated dinner or plan a casual outdoor ceremony at the Steele Memorial Bandstand overlooking Lake Erie.

Bus Tours

Bus tours of all types are welcome year-round at Lakeside. Plan your bus tour experience or visit and participate in the Chautauqua summer season programming. Parking area for large vehicles is available with advanced notice.

Business Retreats

Our corporate guests enjoy Lakeside Chautauqua because of its affordability and unique retreat setting. Whether you’re organizing a business meal or week-long retreat, we’ll accommodate your group’s needs. Spouses and other family members are also welcome to enjoy a multitude of relaxing opportunities.