Discover why Hilltop Banquet Center is the ultimate choice for an unforgettable event

The best banquet spaces are those that are surrounded by expansive grounds, offer a variety of engaging opportunities for activity, are elegant and spacious, and are complemented by a menu of delicious food – Hilltop Banquet Center offers all of this and so much more!

You’re probably asking: What does the Banquet Hall offer?

Oakwood Resort is less than an hour away from South Bend and Fort Wayne, so the location is easily accessible and convenient. We’ve played host to so many different types of events over the years that our staff is comprised of seasoned experts in everything from decorating to catering – and everything in between. When you book an event at our banquet space, you can look forward to an experience that is truly unique.

And the food. The food! More on that in a minute.

Some of the events that have been held in our banquet hall include:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate retreats
  • Family reunions
  • Bridal showers
  • Baby showers
  • Anniversary parties
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Business conventions
  • Formal occasions
  • Casual get-togethers
  • And many others

Our staff proudly takes care of every small detail so that you can focus on the people you are with. We can host events with guest lists that can include as few as five people or as many as 1,000. We can coordinate the tables, chairs, place settings, decorations, entertainment, and catering.

Let’s talk about the food at Oakwood Resort’s banquet space.

The Culinary Experience Guests Rave About

Our catering menu is loaded with a huge variety of foods, ranging from mouth-watering hors D’oeuvres to Charcuterie platters to salmon and chicken.

Hors D’oeuvres and Platters

Choose from an impressive selection including chicken wings, stuffed mushrooms, duck pot stickers, miniature beef wellington, and much more for your hors D’oeuvres. For reception platters, you’ll have a hard time deciding between the Fruit Fantasia, the artisan cheese boards, the jumbo shrimp cocktail bowl, and the sushi and sashimi platter.

Dinners, Salads, and Desserts

Plated dinner offerings include offerings like grilled filet mignon, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, pan-seared mahi mahi, and chicken saltimbocca. You can’t overlook the beautiful selection of salads at your disposal, either. Choose from a wedge salad, spinach salad with cranberries and candied pecans, Caesar salad, or a refreshing garden salad.

Did someone say “dessert”? Our guests love our mixed berries and vanilla custard, our white chocolate blueberry cheesecake, the grand chocolate finale cake, our key lime pie, and our Bourbon Street pecan pie. Which will you choose?

Dizzying Buffet Options

Plated dinners and platters are just the beginning of our culinary options for events at our banquet space! We also offer five amazing buffet package options for your special day. For your consideration is the Wawasee barbeque buffet, with a garden salad, choice of two entrees, sides, corn bread, and dessert, our Beach house Italian Buffet with a Caesar salad, choice of two entrees, grilled vegetables or steamed broccolini, bread sticks, and tiramisu. You should also consider our Ogden Island Dinner Buffet with a mixed greens salad, choice of roasted chicken breast or blackened salmon, whipped Yukon potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, dinner rolls, and butter.

The Spinks is a great buffet option at our banquet hall, as well. Enjoy a garden salad, grilled mahi mahi, potatoes Au gratin, glazed Brussel sprouts, dinner rolls, and butter; alternatively, you might choose our Wawasee Sunset buffet, with an arugula salad, choice of two entrees (halibut, chicken breast, or beef tenderloin), choice of two sides, dinner rolls, and butter.

Dessert can always be added to our buffet options, too.


No culinary experience would be complete without your favorite beverages to round out any meal. We offer freshly brewed tea and coffee, iced tea, fruit-infused water, lemonade, and hot chocolate. Relish our cash bar services with premium brands, well brands, house wines, domestic beer, and craft beer. Interested in host bar services instead? We can do that, too! You may also opt for soda cans, bottled chilled juices, milk, bottled water, Powerade, or a selection of energy drinks to be served at your event, guaranteeing that no guest will leave thirsty.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to the culinary experience at our very own Hilltop Banquet Center – not to mention our event center, conference rooms, and our outdoor event spaces, along with our famous restaurant, The Pier & Back Porch. Check out our guest testimonials and hear it straight from them why our banquet space offers the ultimate culinary experience!