Lakeside Chautauqua

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If your group should need to cancel an event, the full security deposit may be refunded if cancellation takes place 90 days (3 months) prior to the scheduled event start date. If an event is cancelled within 90 days of the scheduled event date, no deposits will be refunded. If your group books within 30 days of your event and cancels prior to three weeks (21 days) of the scheduled event date, then the full security deposit may be refunded. If your event is cancelled within three weeks of the scheduled event date, no deposits will be refunded.
Your group can check-in any time after 3 p.m. in the hotel lobby of the Fountain Inn. Your group will need to check-out prior to 11 a.m. in the hotel lobby of the Fountain Inn.

A deposit is required at the time of booking if your event is in 30 days or less. All other deposits will vary based on the date of the event at the time of booking. The deposit date will be determined the day of booking in addition to receiving an Event Contract with the deposit date. 

In-Season Parking: During the Chautauqua summer season, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, parking is available in the following locations. For parking rates, visit 

  • Danbury School Parking Lot
  • South Gate Parking Lot
  • Inside the Gates: There’s limited parking within the gates of Lakeside, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Possible parking locations are around Wesley Lodge, the Lakeside Schoolhouse, south of Hoover Auditorium. Parking is also available around Hilltop House, the Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside if you’re an overnight guest of those facilities.

Off Season Parking: From Labor Day through the Thursday before Memorial Day, all parking is free and has much more availability, especially inside the gates at the venues.

We accept cash, checks made out to the “Lakeside Association” and the following credit cards: Discover, Mastercard and Visa.
Yes, Lakeside has a contract with Ward Catering. Those who use or rent Lakeside facilities are only permitted to use Ward Catering for their event. For details about catering your event, visit the Catering page.
Two weeks prior to the date of your event. Three weeks prior if you are having a catered meal.
Yes, there are several restaurants and shops open during the season and a more limited list during the off-season. Visit the Dining page for a list of restaurants and the Shopping page for a list of businesses.

Yes. The Lakeside Salon & Spa are located within the gates on Walnut Avenue. For details and to book your service, visit

Yes, your group will be given the login information prior to your arrival for your event.

No, groups are required to bring their own linens or rent through Lakeside Linen Supply at

Rental fees can vary depending on the venue rental, but most include the following:

  • Tables & chairs
  • Table & chair setup
  • AV/projection
  • Sound
  • Podium

*Please ask your event representative what your rental fee includes based on your venue.

Each group is expected to clean up after themselves and leave the venue and group housing as they found it. However, Lakeside Chautauqua also reserves the right to charge for excessive cleaning needs following an event in a venue or group housing facility.

Yes, we do offer Group Rate Passes for groups of 25 or more that are renting a venue or group housing. The rates for 2023 are:

  • Adult (ages 22+): $25 Daily/$145 Weekly
  • Youth (ages 13-21): $15 Daily/$85 Weekly
  • Child (ages 5-12): $5 Daily/$25 Weekly