Now that the COVID-19 pandemic looks to be winding down, thankfully, many people are looking ahead to resuming plans for all kinds of events – weddings, showers, reunions, corporate conventions and retreats, and more. Furthermore, spring is here, which means that it’s the perfect time to make plans for those events, and when it comes to planning and making reservations, the earlier the better!

When you begin planning for your event, regardless of what type of event it is, you’ll want to start with choosing a location for your event venue, and plan everything else around that. Location is everything – it’s one of the most important (if not THE most important) factor that will influence the success of your event. You’ll need to choose a location that is within easy driving distance to large cities, within walking distance to attractions, beautiful scenery, and fun activities, and somewhere that has everything your event needs right on the property, close at hand.

For these reasons and many others, people from all over the country choose Oakwood Resort as their event venue of choice for the most important gatherings of their lives.

Why Choose Oakwood Resort for Your Event?

Continuing with the importance of location, Oakwood Resort is ideally located in Syracuse, Indiana. The property is located just a couple of hours’ drive from Chicago, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, and several other major metropolitan hubs. In addition, it’s less than an hour from South Bend, just 20 minutes from Goshen, an hour from Fort Wayne, and a half an hour from Shipshewana. No matter where your guests will be arriving from, they will only be an easy drive away from the resort.

Banquet Centers with Space for Everyone

Oakwood Resort is fully staffed, experienced, and equipped to host any type of gathering you might be planning. We’re a popular destination for events that include weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, corporate retreats, church retreats, business conventions, holiday banquets, baby showers, and more. We have several options available for banquet halls, conference rooms, board rooms, and even for outdoor events – and we have the space to accommodate up to 1,000 guests!

Everything You Need for Event Planning in One Location

Having everything your event needs within close reach is paramount; that’s why Oakwood Resort is happy to help organize everything for your time with us. We can help reserve hotel rooms for each of your guests, and we also can coordinate things like decorations, sound system needs, seating, table set-up and positioning, outdoor seating and set-up, music, and even catering. Our own on-site restaurant, The Pier & Back Porch, offers a full-service meal menu, live entertainment, and a separate catering menu as well.

Our Event Venues are Surrounded by Beauty, Fun, and Excitement

When your guests are on-site but not attending your event, there is always plenty of action taking place on the grounds and nearby that they can stay busy with! Near to the hotel are many one-of-a-kind stores and businesses for shopping, plenty of restaurants to catch a bite to eat at, and interesting sites to visit. In addition, right on our property are many activities to enjoy, including boat tours of beautiful Lake Wawasee, a private beach for your relaxation, serene walking and hiking trails and paths, basketball courts, outdoor game set-ups, and more. Your guests can also grab a delicious iced tea, hot chocolate, croissant sandwich, and even ice cream without having to leave the hotel, thanks to Oakwood Coffee & Creamery!

With dozens of things to do nearby and right on-site, various banquet center and conference room options, plenty of space for even the largest gatherings, coordinators to help you pull everything together, and an idyllic location near major Midwest cities, Oakwood Resort is the best event venue in Indiana! It’s just part of the reason why we’ve been named one of the “Best of Groupon” and awarded Trip Advisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” – not to mention we’re voted Reader’s Choice’s “Best Hotel” year after year.

Contact us today and let us help you plan your event and all the excitement that goes with it!