Windermere, FL Meeting Planning Overview
Home to Isleworth, a private golf course community where celebrities like professional golfer Bubba Watson and ex-NBA star Grant Hill reside, Windermere is a quiet, tree-laden upscale town located 12 miles southwest of downtown Orlando. Windermere event venues take their cue from this golf haven.
Windermere is located 27 miles from the Orlando International Airport, 13 miles from the Orange County Convention Center and 14 miles from Walt Disney World.
There are no hotel venues in Windermere's environs; however, several options are available in nearby Ocoee, which is five miles to the north. The 55-room Sabal Hotel has 3 meeting rooms and 2,000 square feet of meeting space and the 46-room Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge has 4,000 square feet of meeting space overlooking the Panther Lake and Crooked Cat golf courses.
A golf course setting is one of the more favored off-site special events venues in Windermere. The Windermere Country Club, a private residential community with a Wade Northrup-designed golf course (situated between Lake Crescent and Lake Roberts) has a 22,000-square-foot clubhouse with a ballroom available for receptions up to 200.
Universal Orlando Resort, home to two theme parks, three large resort hotels and an entertainment, shopping and dining complex that is a five-minute drive from Windermere, is a popular spot for attendees to relax after meetings. Nearby options for golfers include Orange County National Golf Club, MetroWest Golf Club, Windermere Country Club and Bay Hill Golf Club.
For a small town, Windermere has a selection of excellent, unique restaurants such as Yellow Dog Eats, an upscale barbecue place with an amazing wine list set in a historic home; Dixie Dream Cafe, renowned for their great breakfasts and Bella Tuscany, a locally owned Italian restaurant with live music on the weekends.