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Located in Sandusky is African-themed Kalahari Resorts. From the most intimate to the extravagant, Kalahari offers the flexibili- ty to accommodate parties from 12 to 2,200 at their unique resort. The banquet 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 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 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 rooms or Jacuzzi suites and enjoy the three restaurants, marina, shops, pools, beauti- ful lakefront sand beach and a 500 acre nature preserve. For more information visit or call 419-433-3800.
The major appeal of the Lake Erie shores is of course, the Lake itself. There’s a feeling that can be gotten only by being on the lake in a boat. Operated by Goodtime Lake Erie Cruises, The Goodtime I departs daily from Sandusky to the most well-known islands on Lake Erie, South Bass (Put-in-Bay) and Kelleys Island. For couples desiring a wed- ding on the water, The Goodtime I hosts pri- vate parties as well as Friday Night Party Cruises, sunset cruises and daytime island hopping. For more information visit good- or call 800-446-3140.
With a rich history in the area, Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery, located on Catawba Island near Port Clinton, has the ambiance of a French country estate. Founded in 1872 by Catawba Island Wine Company then acquired by Mon Ami Champagne Company in 1937, the historic winery offers a perfect setting for a wedding. Whether your occasion calls for a relaxed atmosphere or a formal style a variety of venues are available. You may choose to be married on their lawn, surrounded by the lovely gardens or for a more intimate affair you can exchange nuptials in the wine cellar. The restaurant offers the best in cuisine to compliment their selection of excellent wines and the chef will tailor a menu for your special event from the simple to the elegant. For more information visit or call 419-960-4208.
5. Other Wedding Services
Leave your guests with a lasting impres- sion of your wedding with the handmade chocolates from Tre Sorelle Cioccolato. Established in 2006 by sisters, Jan and Judi, Tre Sorelle uses only the finest ingre- dients available including true Belgian chocolate. The co-owner sisters, having both earned their Chocolatier Certification from Ecolé Chocolat, specialize in ganache filled candies and truffles. Truffles are a favorite for wedding favors with flavors like Dulce de Leche, Espresso and Limoncello. Tre Sorelle has worked extensively with local vintner, Firelands Winery, to create a line of wine-infused chocolates with flavors like Merlot, Ice Wine, Blackberry Wine Cream, Raspberry Champagne Cream and Cabernet Sauvignon. Visit their store in Sandusky or call or visit their website at 419-502-2462 and
If you are interested in planning any type of event in the Lake Erie area, be it a bachelor or bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner or the entire wedding ceremony, reception and overnight accommodations, the Lake Erie Shores & Islands visitor’s bureau can provide information for over 615,000 square feet of meeting space and over 8,000 guest rooms in and around Lake Erie. Whether you’re looking for a tradition- al or non-traditional setting there are numerous choices along with a plethora of attractions and entertainment options to keep your group entertained. If you need assistance planning your event go to the Meetings and Groups section of their website and click on the Request for Pro- posal. One of their group travel experts will provide you with the information you need. For more information visit shoresand or call 800-255-3743. §

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