Lakeside is an ideal location for retreats, family reunions, business meetings and wedding celebrations. With an array of outdoor and indoor venues of varying capacities, our dedicated Conference & Event Planning staff will help you in selecting the perfect meeting space and accommodations for your group.

For prices and complete descriptions of all our venues, see the 2021 Meeting Spaces Detail Sheet.

Chapel in the Woods

The Chapel in the Woods features a secluded, peaceful setting and natural surroundings. Located near the South Gate Welcome Center, this area is an ideal location for an outdoor wedding ceremony or intimate gathering. The space can seat 50 guests, with the option for more by adding chairs to the space.

Chautauqua Park

Chautauqua Park features a unique outdoor setting of beautiful gardens and wooded space. Home to a memorial garden, the natural surroundings of this park offer a place where the living can reflect and connect spiritually, loved ones can be remembered, special occasions can be celebrated and the beauty of nature can be embraced. The Chautauqua Park Pavilion seats up to 100 people, and the lawn can accommodate more than 200 guests for an outdoor event.

Hoover Auditorium

Historic Hoover Auditorium meets the needs of larger groups visiting our Chautauqua community. This massive structure accommodates up to 2,600 guests and includes A/V and sound capabilities with two projection screens and a large open stage. This space is ideal for large conferences and concerts and is open seasonally from May-September.

Hotel Lakeside Fern Room

The Hotel Lakeside Fern Room is a 1,400 square-foot Victorian-style dining area with seating for up to 70 guests. With a picturesque waterfront view, the Fern Room is ideal for luncheons, formal dinners and catered business meetings. The Hotel Lakeside is open seasonally from May-early October.

Hotel Lakeside Lawn

The front lawn of Hotel Lakeside is one of Lakeside's most popular outdoor venues. With more than 9,000 square feet of waterfront greenspace and a beautifully landscaped fountain, the Hotel Lakeside lawn comfortably seats 250 guests for an outdoor ceremony and easily accommodates large tents for additional covered space. The Hotel Lakeside front lawn is the picturesque waterfront setting for your next special event at Lakeside Chautauqua.

Orchestra Hall

Orchestra Hall, Lakeside Chautauqua's historic movie theater, is also available for group meetings seasonally from May-September. Located in the downtown business district, Orchestra Hall accommodates 225 guests and includes a large stage area and piano and also has A/V capability.


This beautifully situated iconic Lakeside building sits directly on the Lake Erie shoreline. With indoor and outdoor spaces, each area can comfortably accommodate 75 guests in a classroom or banquet-style arrangement. With more than 1,500 square-feet of space on both outdoor decks, groups can gather for picnics, celebrations and meetings. Indoor spaces include one meeting room with approximately 600 square-feet of space. Please note, this venue does not offer air conditioning.

Perry Park

Perry Park, a waterfront park on the east end of the grounds, offers a beautiful waterfront backdrop for special gatherings. Located adjacent to the nature/walking trail, Perry Park is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding ceremony, family reunion or picnic in the park.

South Auditorium

Located on Central Avenue in the heart of the Chautauqua community, South Auditorium is the perfect venue for youth camps, rummage sales, craft shows and other large gatherings. Built in the 1800s, the antique charm of this large auditorium provides the ideal space for summer events. South Auditorium may be rented during the summer, as well as in the off-season. A portable projector, screen and audio equipment are available upon request for an additional charge.

The East and West Wings of South Auditorium provide additional group space for smaller breakout sessions and meetings. The East and West Wings may be rented in both the summer and off-season. A portable projector, screen and audio equipment are available upon request for an additional charge.

Steele Memorial Bandstand (Gazebo)

The Steele Memorial Bandstand, also known as the Gazebo, is beautifully situated on the Lake Erie waterfront in

Bettinger Park. A spectacular setting for a wedding or family reunion, the Gazebo can easily accommodate up to 150 guests with bench seating or up to 200 by adding additional chairs for a ceremony.

Train Station

Take a step back in time in this vintage train station, open year-round. There is a large open room for group meetings, which accommodates 50 guests and offers A/V capabilities. The Train Station also features a smaller 375 square-foot Board Room that is ideal for more intimate group meetings. A small kitchen (fridge, sink, microwave and coffee pot) is also available to guests. Outside is an open-air porch with 1,050 square-feet and seating for more than 70 guests in a banquet setting.

Drackett Hall in the Wellness Center

Part of the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus at Sixth Street and Laurel Avenue, the Wellness Center offers a large banquet room that is ideal for wedding receptions, private parties, meetings, fitness classes and more. The main room can be divided into two rooms or combined into one large space. The Wellness Center also offers a small kitchenette space for staging meals. The facility sits between a tree lined Nature/Walking Trail to the south and the pool to the north, while beautiful landscaping surrounds the facility, providing natural views for your guests.

Wesley Lodge (North & South)

Wesley Lodge is located in the heart of Lakeside Chautauqua just blocks from historic Hoover Auditorium and the downtown business district. The lodge features a 4,750 square-foot space and 20-foot cathedral ceilings. With two sides, Wesley Lodge North and South can be rented individually or together, offering a classroom style set-up for 350 guests or banquet style set-up for 250 guests. Wesley Lodge is an ideal space for groups to enjoy year-round, especially during the winter season with the warmth of the fireplace.