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Location, Location, Location • Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands is centrally located within a 5-hour drive of several major metropolitan areas. We’re easy to get to – close to airports, train stations, and main travel highways. Bang for Your Buck • Group gatherings in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands are a great value. Group discounts, complimentary parking, conference services, and more ensure your experience won’t put a strain on your wallet. Endless Options • Where else can you have an intensive board retreat in the morning and be whisked off to an island adventure in the afternoon? Or maybe you’re planning a family reunion for all generations? There are historical attractions, amusements, waterparks, and outdoor leisure options for all ages. Conference and Event Support Grants • Apply for grant dollars to offset transportation and event marketing expenses. Our group sales team will work with you to qualify for one of three grants offered by Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Customized Services • From itinerary customization and welcome bags for attendees, to volunteers waiting to assist with registration or a destination concierge booth at your event, our knowledgeable staff and volunteers are here to make sure your group will discover its own Lake Erie Love! Venues and Guestrooms • Gather at the base of a 352 ft. tall national monument. Take a casual cruise on the lake. Talk shop on an award-winning golf course. Teleconference with your overseas colleagues in a university classroom. Rejuvenate at a day spa. With over 615,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and over 8,000 rooms in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands, your group will have no trouble finding the hotel, resort, or gathering space to fit your needs.
Distance from airport
- Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
88.51 km from city center
- Detroit Metro Airport
164.15 km from city center
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Sawmill Creek Resort and Conference Center
Sawmill Creek Resort and Conference Center facility is Ohio’s premier Lake Erie destination for productive meetings, conferences, conventions, trade shows, team building and more. It has over 50,000 sq ft of meeting space with 240 spacious guestrooms
- Exhibit Space1,579 sq. mTotal meeting space4,645 sq. m
Planner Services Invitation/Registration Mailings • Save money and let the enticement of our popular destination help increase your event attendance. The Lake Erie Shores & Islands Staff can mail your promotional piece with a current travel guide to your distribution list. On-Site Assistance • Expedite registration for your attendees by allowing our staff to be an extension of yours. With advanced planning, Lake Erie Shores & Islands staff can be scheduled to provide on-site assistance with your conference or event. RFP Coordination • Save time and let us send requests for lodging and/or transportation rates for your group. Destination Concierge • Provide local destination information for your attendees by requesting to have a destination concierge or welcome packets. Customization • Earn praise by providing a uniquely tailored itinerary for your group. Lake Erie Shores & Islands group sales staff can help customize your itinerary for your groups' needs. Promotion Support • Use Shores & Islands' images, video, and media contacts to promote your event. Volunteer Requests • Deliver an outstanding experience for your participants by having ample help and service during your event. Local Suppliers • Share local culture, entertainment, foods, and products with your attendees by working with local artists and vendors when planning your event.