Weirsdale, FL Meeting Planning Overview
Citrus production is the main industry in this Marion County town, which is also known for its excellent equestrian facilities. Weirsdale event venues feature the Florida Carriage Museum, home to one of the world's largest private collections of carriages and equine artifacts.
Located 22 miles south of Ocala, Weirsdale is 66 miles from Orlando International Airport, 53 miles from Orlando-Sanford International Airport, 61 miles from the Orange County Convention Center and 63 miles from Walt Disney World.
Hotel venues in Weirsdale that are ideal for retreats and small meetings include the 400-acre Grand Oaks Resort which has 26 country chateaus and cottages in a setting dotted with large, shady oak trees featuring amenities like 50,000 square feet of meeting space, equestrian facilities with a covered arena, golf cart rental, walking and bicycling paths and lake fishing. Weirsdale is also situated 2.5 miles north of The Villages, which has hotels with meeting space like the 118-room Waterfront Inn with 2,000 square feet of meeting space and the 80-room Comfort Suites-The Villages with 1,000 square feet of meeting space.
For groups enamored with everything equestrian, Grand Oaks Resort is home to the Florida Carriage Museum, which has special guided tours for groups. Among other special event venues in Weirsdale is the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale is a family-oriented facility featuring country music performances.
Weirsdale's location affords visitors easy access to the Ocala National Forest, Lake Griffin State Park, Dade Battlefield Memorial State Park, shopping opportunities in The Villages, Leesburg and Ocala and golf at courses like Harbor Hills in Lady Lake and Ocala National Golf Club and Candler Hills Golf Club in Ocala.
Dining selections in Weirsdale include Eaton's Beach Sandbar & Grill and Gator Joe's Beach Bar & Grill. A five-minute drive away is The Villages with options like Bonefish Grill, Olive Garden, Panera Bread and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery.