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lounge chairs. Or relax and unwind at Spa Kalahari with one of their signature pedi- cures, a most indulgent treat for the feet that includes a mask and a hot stone mas- sage to the foot and lower leg.
Kalahari has nearly 900 African-themed rooms and suites. There’s something for everyone at the African-themed Reserve Restaurant and Bar which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with an American fare menu and signature drinks. Kalahari Resorts is a great place to spend a day or the entire weekend. Call 877-525-2427 or visit kalahariresorts.com/ohio.
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venues, with capacities ranging from 50 to 1,100 seated guests. The Lotus Room is the smallest, seating a maximum of 75 people. This room offers an intimate and private appeal for rehearsal dinners and indoor wedding receptions. The Boeckling Room seats 120 guests, ideally suited for cocktail parties or special dinners, or smaller wedding receptions. The third venue, Clinkers Waterfront Ballroom, with an outdoor patio, comfortably accommo- dates 150 guests. It boasts large windows facing the lake and Cedar Point, with an abundance of light and breathtaking views. The second largest of the venues is the Starlite Ballroom, which seats 450 people and is the most elegant and inti- mate setting for a wedding reception. It has large crystal chandeliers, and an ambi- ance which sets the perfect mood. The largest of rooms is the Compass Point Ballroom, with seating for up to 650 peo- ple, and amazing views of Sandusky Bay and Cedar Point. It also provides large chandeliers which can change color to com- pliment the wedding theme. The Starlite Ballroom and the Compass Point Ballroom can be joined together to accommodate a maximum of 1,100 guests.
Lyman is unique in that it offers the ability for indoor or outdoor wedding cer- emonies. In addition to being able to host your ceremony in one of the rooms described above, there are two lawn areas for outdoor ceremonies. This makes travel from the ceremony to the reception an easy walk.
Lyman Harbor banquet facilities provide full-service catering and bar service and can fulfill the needs of any couple and weddings of any size. For more information visit lymanharbor.com or call 419-625-9626.
Also located in Sandusky is African- themed Kalahari Resorts. From the most intimate to the extravagant, Kalahari offers the flexibility to accommodate parties from 12 to 2,200 at their unique resort. The ban- quet facilities are furnished in the same African design as the hotel. From elephants carved out of roots to ostrich skin wall
hangings, each piece of art at Kalahari is hand-selected in the markets of Africa. With 215,000 square feet of event space, the resort has 39 unique meeting rooms including a 38,200 square-foot ballroom with a 24-foot ceiling.
Kalahari is a destination in itself with its beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, Spa Kalahari where you can rejuve- nate your body, mind and spirit as well as America’s largest indoor and outdoor water parks. Combine this magnificent venue with their premier banquet staff and their professional event planners and your event will be one that’s talked about for years to come. For more information visit kalahariresortweddings.com or call 877-525-2427.
For a local destination wedding check out The Crew’s Nest, located at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. Their various ban- quet facility choices can accommodate inti- mate gatherings of a few or large affairs up to 400 guests. Venue choices include the Historic Victorian, Italianate Doller Man- sion, built and owned by the former mayor of Put-in-Bay, Valentine Doller. Host a more intimate affair for 15-60 guests inside the mansion. Or for larger parties, the mansion’s large lakeside front yard with a panoramic view and backyard gazebo is a location few are likely to forget. If you are looking for privacy yet the con- venience of being on their main property, close to amenities, The Crew’s Nest Pavil- ion is the perfect place for your outdoor event. Its vast backyard provides plenty of room for dancing and socializing. For more information visit thecrewsnest.com or call 419-285-3625.
Sawmill Creek Resort, located in the heart of the Lake Erie Islands region is the perfect destination to entertain your wed- ding guests. From a ceremony set with a backdrop of Lake Erie and the surrounding Sandusky shoreline to a tastefully simple reception in one of their four beautiful ballrooms, you and your guests will appre- ciate the beauty of this special place. Stay the night in one of their newly remodeled
host your ceremony and reception
Built of limestone quarried from Kelleys Island, Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, located in Put-in-Bay, seats 150 on the main floor with room for an additional 35 in the balcony. The church is a smaller copy of one that exists in Lombardy, Italy. Above the entrance is a beautiful 14-petaled, stained glass “grapevine” Rowe Window, depicting the origin of the wine used during Mass as well as the major agricultural industry of the island. For more information contact the church at 419-285-2741.
Lyman Harbor Wedding and Conference Center, located in Sandusky, is one of the premier wedding and event centers in the area. It was once home to the Lyman Boat Works, manufacturer of Lyman Boats, the premier vessel of Lake Erie in the 1930s. It features banquet and confer- ence capabilities larger than most, and can host events for up to 1,100 guests. The banquet facility is back dropped by a gor- geous view of Cedar Point and Sandusky Bay. You can drive your car to its large facility on First Street, or dock your boat along its private dock and enjoy outdoor dining or just have a drink on the patio or in the Pub.
Lyman banquet facilities can fulfill the needs of a bride and wedding party of nearly any size, with the assurance and flexibility to design your custom event. Lyman offers five indoor reception
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