Conference Facilities & Banquet Halls

Want to plan a unique and extraordinary meeting, event or wedding? We have a whole host of facilities ranging from Lakeside beauty to eclectic, artistic college town atmosphere. Visit Lorain County will help you succeed and reach your meeting and event goals. We offer the following services for meeting and event planners:


Promotional materials for all of your attendees. These can be mailed in advance or can be picked up at our Visitor Center at 8025 Leavitt Rd., Amherst, OH.


These can include:

• Adventure and Visitor Info Guides to Lorain County: 48-page full-color catalogs that beautifully showcase North Central Ohio’s natural beauty and entice your attendees.


• Calendar of Events


• Back Roads and Beaches Multi-sport route map. Even if your attendees aren’t cycling, this map highlights museums, galleries, wineries and great spots to eat in the most beautiful and scenic parts of Lorain County.


• Area maps, attractions and dining information


• We can connect you with over 100 of our member businesses who can provide services such as lodging, catering, transportation, spa, recreation, event planning and business services.


• Activity planning: We can provide information and suggested itineraries for attendees, spouses and children for downtime fun.


To request information on meeting and event facilities, click here.

The following is a list of some great facilities to consider when planning your wedding, meeting, family reunion or other event in Lorain County.

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  • Altitude Trampoline Park

    Altitude Trampoline Parks are the world's premier trampoline facilities that offer fun and exercise for people of all ages. With brand new facilities and custom-designed parks, you'll find it hard to find an experience anywhere like one that Altitude brings.

  • American Wilderness Campground & Event Center

    The closest campgrounds to the Cleveland Metropolitan area, American Wilderness Campground and Event Center offers beautiful wooded and lake campsites.

  • Amherst Historical Society & Sandstone Village

    The Amherst Historical Society's mission is to promote and educate the general public of the history of the Amherst area.

  • Ariel on Broadway

    The Ariel on Broadway Event Center and Rooftop is a truly memorable wedding destination along the North Coast!

  • Avon Lake Public Library
    Avon Lake

    The Avon Lake Public Library is an independent library serving as a public information provider through traditional materials, innovative technology, and exciting programming for lifelong learning, exploration, and discovery.

  • Carlisle Reservation Duck Pond Picnic Area

    Scan ponds for waterfowl; hike the trail for woodland nesters.

  • The Clifton

    Originally constructed in 1830, the George Clifton Barn is a rustic and cozy venue perfect for your next group event. Nearly two centuries old, the barn has been meticulously restored while preserving the charm of the original stately English-style design

  • Common Ground - The Cindy Nord Center for Renewal

    Common Ground is a non-profit organization located on 21 beautiful acres providing a variety of services to expand potential in youth, adults, and businesses.

  • DeLuca's Place in the Park

    Whether you dream of an elegant affair or a simple celebration, DeLuca's Place in the Park will assist you in making those dreams come true.

  • First Baptist Church of Elyria

    First Baptist Church, with its rich spiritual heritage and balanced biblical ministries, strives to honor God through vibrant, contagious WORSHIP, penetrating, evangelistic OUTREACH, compassionate, caring FELLOWSHIP, and dynamic, servant-producing DISCIPLESHIP. We have Bible Studies, Classes and Activities for the entire family. We offer Nursery Services (Sunday’s and Wednesday’s), Children’s Sunday School, Teen Youth Group, College and Career Ministries and a number of Adult and Senior Adult Bible Study groups.

  • John A. Spitzer Conference Center

    The John A. Spitzer Conference Center provides a multi-purpose venue for conferences, seminars, events and workshops.

  • Lakeview Park

    42 acres of lake front property for the public to enjoy.

  • Lorain County Fair

    172nd Lorain County Fair August 20–27, 2017.

  • Lorain County Transportation & Community Center

    The Lorain County Transportation and Community Center is a renovated train station that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Lorain Port Authority

    Lorain Port Authority promotes waterborne commerce, provide economic development opportunities in Lorain, and to enhance public access to our waterways.

  • Oberliln College & Conservatory Conference Services

    Offers a variety of services from hosting large conferences to rentals for small gatherings and weddings.

  • Parker's Event Center
    Avon Lake

    Parker's Grille and Tavern presents Parker's Event Center, ideal for meetings, weddings, parties and more. The center can accommodate 50-125 sit down and up to 200 in a private banquet room.

  • Play:CLE

    Play:CLE is the largest indoor adventure park in the nation! Our over 25,000 square-foot facility features a mix of challenging, fun and entertaining attractions guaranteed to keep you moving all year round, no matter the weather. 

  • Stocker Arts Center

    The Stocker Arts Center is one of the top performing and visual arts venues in all of Ohio.

  • Sunset Terrace at Lakeview

    Stunning lakefront location for events, groups, meetings, and receptions.

  • The Foundry Kitchen and Bar

    Foundry Kitchen boasts a chef driven, locally sourced, from-scratch menu highlighting traditional favorites and seasonal offerings along with a gluten free and vegan options as well.

  • The Lodge of New Russia Township

    The Lodge of New Russia Township is a 11,510 sq ft multi-functional banquet facility perfect for all occasions.

  • The Residence Inn Avon at the Emerald Event Center

    Whether you're in town for a few days or a few weeks, Residence Inn Cleveland Avon at The Emerald Event Center helps you thrive on longer stays. Our hotel is directly connected to The Emerald Event Center, which boasts over 11,000 square feet of versatile space designed for intimate celebrations, high-powered conferences and everything in-between. Our apartment-style suites create a perfect retreat after a fulfilling day.

  • The Shipyards

    Northeast Ohio's newest premier event venue featuring Lake Erie sunsets overlooking the Lorain Harborwalk boat docks.

  • Vermilion Valley Vineyards
    Henrietta Township

    Vineyard and winery set in tranquil surroundings featuring a variety of vinifera wines grown on site and fruit wines.

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