A tiny community in Lake County, Paisley has a rural ambiance with easy access to towns like Deland (home to Stetson University); and Mount Dora, Eustis and Tavares, which are popular with tourists for a variety of water-related activities on expansive lakes. Nontheless, Paisley event venues will surprise groups.
Situated 17 miles from Mount Dora, Paisley is located 16 miles from Deland, 60 miles from Orlando International Airport, 38 miles from Orlando Sanford International Airport, 54 miles from the Orange County Convention Center and 56 miles from Walt Disney World.
Paisley has no hotels and visitors typically stay in Deland, Mount Dora or Eustis. The nearest larger properties with meeting space are the 87-room Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, a historic hotel than can accommodate 165 people for a reception and Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, a family-owned property with 30,000 square feet of meeting space, two championship golf courses, a spa, fitness center and tennis complex.
Looking for special event venues in Paisley and nearby? Incorporating elements such as fireworks, horse and carriage rides and special lighting, the Wild Acres Villa near Paisley can accommodate up to 200 people for group events. Spanning 160 acres on a private lake and surrounded by the Ocala National Forest, the property encompasses a villa events center with Mediterranean and Medieval design-style rooms, garden settings and lawns for tented activities. In Deland, the Edmunds Center, a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena at Stetson University is available for group events.
Nearby Paisley, event venues and attractions include shopping at the 117-acre Renninger's Antique Center and Farmer's Flea Market, rides on the Orange Blossom Cannonball, a historic steam locomotive train that travels from Tavares to Mount Dora and playing golf at nearby courses like Black Bear Golf Club in Eustis, the Country Club of Mount Dora and Victoria Hills Golf Club in Deland.
While Paisley has a limited dining scene, there are a wide variety of local and chain restaurants in Mount Dora and Deland. Popular choices for groups are the Beauclaire at Lakeside Inn and Goblin Market in Mount Dora.