Event PlannING Guide

  Located just one hour east of   downtown Chicago, Indiana Dunes Country  offers a charming venue for small meetings                  and corporate retreats without                                  the big city costs.

Inn at Aberdeen

Ogden Gardens

Sand Creek Country Club

Hampton Inn & Suites, Valparaiso

Dear Event Planner, Whether you’re deciding where to hold your business’ getaways, retreats and off-site meetings, or planning a family/class reunion, dream wedding or party, we invite you to consider the difference that is Indiana Dunes Country. Located just one hour southeast of downtown Chicago, with the picturesque Indiana Dunes as its backdrop, Indiana Dunes Country offers meeting planners a first-class venue for meetings, corporate retreats, weddings and family events— without the big city costs. You’ll find accommodations and amenities to meet every need. Large groups can take advantage of our top-notch conference facilities conveniently located near a variety of great restaurants and one-of-a-kind attractions. Smaller groups can escape the hustle and bustle of the city—while still getting business done—at a country inn or bed-and-breakfast tucked away in the woods. We’ve put together this Event Planning Guide to show you the vast range of services and accommodations our area provides. Although the information in it is subject to change, we’ve done our best to provide the most up-to-date information to you. Take a look through the guide. We think you’ll like what you see. And if you have any further questions or would like more information, please contact us. We’d love to show you how Indiana Dunes Country is the perfect destination for you and your business. Sincerely,

Lorelei Weimer
Executive Director

Angela Pasyk
NICHE Market Director


Table of Contents
Indiana Dunes Tourism Aberdeen Manor Best Western Indian Oak Best Western Plus Portage Casa Del Roma Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve Country Inns & Suites Portage Country Inns & Suites Valparaiso Courtyard by Marriott Days Inn Duneland Falls Banquet & Meeting Center Gray Goose Inn Hampton Inn Hampton Inn & Suites Hawthorne Park Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express & Suites IMAX of Portage Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Indiana Dunes State Park Inn at Aberdeen Inspiration Wood The Legacy Banquet Center Memorial Opera House Portage Yacht Club Porter County Exposition Center Riley’s Railhouse Sand Creek Country Club Spring House Inn Strongbow Inn Sunset Hill Farm Taltree Arboretum and Gardens Trinity Hall Valparaiso Parks -Welter Room Banquet Valparaiso University - Harre Union Valparaiso University - Chapel of the Resurrection Venue Waterbird Banquet Center Woodland Park Community Complex Zao Island

Meeting Places by category

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Aberdeen manor Valparaiso 2 Best western Indian Oak Chesterton 1 Best western PORTAGE Portage 3 casa Del Roma Valparaiso 5 coffee creek watershed preserve (outdoor) Chesterton 2 country innS and suites Portage 2 country innS and suites Valparaiso 1 Courtyard Valparaiso Valparaiso 1 days inn Portage 3 duneland falls banquet and meeting center Porter 4 gray goose inn Chesterton 1 hampton inn Portage 1 hampton inn & suites Valparaiso 1 hawthorne park Porter 4 HILTON garden inn Chesterton 4 holiday inn express & SUITES Portage 1 holiday inn express Valparaiso 2 IMAX OF PORTAGE Portage 2 indiana dunes national lakeshore (outdoor) Various 5 indiana dunes state park (outdoor) Chesterton 6 inn at aberdeen ltd. Valparaiso 2 inspiration wood Westville 10 the legacy banquet center Valparaiso 1 memorial opera house Valparaiso 2 ogden gardens (valpo parks) Valparaiso 1 old fairgrounds park (valpo parks) Valparaiso 1 portage yacht club Portage 4 porter county exposition center Valparaiso 4 RILEY’S RAILHOUSE Chesterton 1 rogers-lakewood park (valpo parks) Valparaiso 7 sand creek country club Chesterton 10 spring house inn Porter 2 strongbow inn Valparaiso 6 sunset hill farm (outdoor) Valparaiso taltree arboretum and gardens Valparaiso 2 trinity hall Chesterton 3 valparaiso parks Valparaiso valparaiso university Valparaiso 8 valparaiso university chapel Valparaiso 1 venue Valparaiso 1 waterbird banquet center Chesterton 6 welter room banquet (Valpo parks) Valparaiso 1 woodland park community complex Portage 4 ZAO ISLAND Valparaiso 7

600 4,500 100 1,225 140 1,400 450 3,500 150 outdoor 40 550 30 450 40 720 200 750 1,000 22,000 15 500 12 325 80 850 180 outdoor 100 1,200 75 1,300 75 1,250 50 50 outdoor 150 outdoor 120 800 272 250 3,000 360 5,400 100 outdoor 250 160 4,374 5,000 9,840 50 150 outdoor 1,000 4,400 35 475 500 2,590 600 outdoor 125 1300 450 250 outdoor 1,000 7,440 2,000 40 375 80 1,000 9,600 5,750


Outdoor Location Available Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

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Indiana Dunes Tourism
1215 N State Road 49 Porter, IN 46304 www.indianadunes.com

We are here to help you plan your event!

Contact us: 219-926-2255 Fax: 219-929-5395 info@indianadunes.com

Explore all that Indiana Dunes Country has to offer, including videos of local venues and attractions, travel coupons, themed itineraries and more at www.indianadunes.com Contact our Niche Market Director, Angela Pasyk, for: • Room blocks for out-of-town guests at your chosen accomodation • Helpful advice and answers • Welcome packets with brochures detailing all the great events, attractions, restaurants, lodging and deals in Indiana Dunes Country • Information on local vendors - florists, photographers, caterers, bakeries, DJs


Aberdeen Manor
216 Ballantrae Street Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.aberdeenmanor.com


Amenity Type Banquet hall, Chapel, Garden Number of Meeting Rooms 2, can be combined into 1 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas

Contact us: 219-465-7130 Fax: 219-548-3689 Contact: Denna Fyock denna@ aberdeenmanor.com

North Room: 30’ x 48’ South Room: 60’ x 48’ Ballroom (North + South Rooms): 90’ x 48’ Total Occupancy North Room: 110 South Room: 250 Ballroom (North + South Rooms): 300–600 Meeting Services/Amenities On-site catering service A/V system Special Amenities Aberdeen Manor operates on an exclusive use policy. When you book your meeting here, you’ll have complete use of the entire facility—ensuring complete privacy.


Best Western
Indian Oak
558 Indian Boundary Road Chesterton, IN 46304 www.indianoak.com

Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 1 Number of Guest Rooms 62 Meeting Areas 35’ x 35’ Total Occupancy 100 Meeting Services/Amenities Catering referrals Coffee, water and soda Copy and fax machines Data ports Hotel Amenities: Free parking Complimentary continental breakfast 24-hour front desk Express check-in/check-out Late check-out for a nominal fee Cable TV with free HBO High speed Internet Complimentary newspaper at front desk

CONTACT US: 219-926-2200 Toll Free:  800-553-4232 Fax: 219-929-4285 neilp@indianoak.com


Best Western Plus

6200 Melton Road Portage, IN 46368


Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 3 Number of Guest Rooms 100 Hotel Amenities: Meeting Areas Dunes Room 1200 sq ft Media Room 285 sq ft Executive Board Room Total Occupancy Dunes Room: 80-100 Media Room: 30 Executive Board Room: 15 Meeting Services/Amenities Catering referrals Coffee, water and soda Copy and fax machines Data ports Free parking

CONTACT US: 219-734-6727 Fax: 219-841-9721 bwppsales@gmail.com

Indoor pool including kid’s play area Indoor spa Exercise room Business center Game room On-site lounge w/food and beverage, Full complimentary breakfast Free Wi-Fi Refrigerator/coffee maker in every room Fresh coffee is out for guests all day


Casa Del Roma
712 Calumet Avenue Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.casadelroma.com

Amenity Type Banquet hall Number of Meeting Rooms 5 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Call for information Total Occupancy Roma Room: 75 Roma East: 275 Roma West: 125 North Suite: 450 South Suite: 200 Meeting Services/Amenities On-site catering and buffet service Full bar available A/V systems Podium Special Amenities Bar Dance floor

CONTACT US: 219-465-0478 Fax: 219-477-5985 Italian@casadelroma.com


Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve
2401 Village Point Road Chesterton, IN 46304 www.coffeecreekwc.org

Amenity Type Pavilion, Outdoor amphitheater Number of Meeting Spaces 2 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Call for information Total Occupancy 150 Meeting Services/Amenities Sound systems (requires special authorization) Pavilion has two grills and fireplaces Party barn has sports equipment, first aid, coolers Special Amenities The Pavilion is available for company picnics, reunions and graduation parties and various other events. Outfitted with 20 picnic tables and 2 fireplaces, memories are just waiting to be created!

CONTACT US: 219-926-1842 janetr@ coffeecreekwc.org


Country Inns & Suites
1630 Olmstead Drive Portage, IN 46368 www.countryinns.com

Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 2 Number of Guest Rooms 100 Meeting Areas Meeting Room: 25’ x 22’ Board Room: 25’ x 12’ Total Occupancy Meeting Room: 18–40 Board Room: 10 Meeting Services/Amenities Off-site catering service Coffee service Flip charts TV/VCR Screen High speed Internet Hotel Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-764-0021 Toll Free: 800-596-2375 Fax: 219-764-0022 cx_prin@countryinns.com

Complimentary breakfast Family aquatic center Suites available Cable TV Coin-operated guest laundry Fitness center Free weekday newspapers Read It & Return® Lending Library


Country Inns & Suites
2020 LaPorte Avenue Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.countryinns.com

Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 1 Number of Guest Rooms 59 Meeting Areas Call for information Total Occupancy 11–30 Meeting Services/Amenities Complimentary coffee and water Dry erase board Pull down screen TV /VCR/DVD player Wireless Internet Catering recommendations available Copy and fax machine Computers available Breakfast and snack service Hotel Amenities Cable TV with premium channels Children 18 and under stay free in the same room with an adult Coffee, tea and cookies available 24 hours a day Hotel Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-476-0000 Toll Free: 800-596-2375 Fax: 219-476-9293 cx_vain@countryinns.com

Express check-in/check-out service Fax, copier and computer services Fitness center Forgotten items service High speed Internet access in all public areas Indoor pool Jacuzzi Coin-operated guest laundry Free parking Suites available Read It & Return® Lending Library Complimentary weekday USA Today newspaper Same-day valet laundry service Wake-up service


Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast

by Marriott
2301 E. Morthland Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.courtyard.com


Amenity Type

Contact us: 219-465-1700 Toll Free: 800-321-2211 Fax: 219-477-2430 ruth.hoover  @whitelodging.com


Number of Meeting Rooms 1

Number of Guest Rooms 111

Meeting Areas 24’ x 30’ Total Occupancy 22–40 Meeting Services/Amenities Complimentary coffee service Overhead projector and screen TV/VCR Speaker phone Whiteboard and flip charts Copy and fax machines Computers and printers available

Hotel Amenities Indoor/outdoor pool Fitness room Complimentary breakfast Buffet/restaurant on-site Valet dry cleaning Coin-operated guest laundry


Days Inn
6161 Melton Road Portage, IN 46368 www.daysinn.com

MEETING ROOM “A” 29’6” X 20’ 586 Sq. Ft. Movable Partition MEETING ROOM “B” 29’6” x 25.6’ 747 Sq. Ft.

Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 3, can be combined Number of Guest Rooms 111 Meeting Areas Meeting Room A: 29.5’ x 20’ Meeting Room B: 29.5’ x 25.5’ Meeting Room C: 29.5’ x 20’ AB or BC: 29.5’ x 45.5’ ABC: 29.5’ x 85.5’ Total Occupancy Meeting Room A: 25–50 Meeting Room B: 35–75 Meeting Room C: 25–50 AB or BC: 60–125 ABC: 85–200 Hotel Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-762-2136 Fax: 219-763-1355 robbie.cogar@live.com

Movable Partition

MEETING ROOM “A” 29’6” X 20’ 586 Sq. Ft.

Meeting Services/Amenities Coffee pot Fax and copy machines Telephone line High speed Internet Coffee, juice and donut service Projector equipment Meeting room equipment Podium

Indoor pool and hot tub Complimentary continental breakfast 24-hour coffee Guest laundry facility Large executive rooms available


Duneland Falls
Banquet & Meeting Center
1100 N. Max Mochal Porter, IN 46304 www.dunelandfalls.com

Amenity Type Banquet hall Number of Meeting Rooms 3 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Completely flexible—call for information Total Occupancy: 40–1,000 Meeting Services/Amenities Catering service Event planning Projector PA system Podium Wireless Internet Special Amenities:

CONTACT US: 219-363-0910 info@dunelandfalls.com

The Duneland Falls facility can be divided for virtually any size event—from a fraction of the space for smaller businesses and social events to a full-facility rental with seating for 600.


Gray Goose Inn
350 Indian Boundary Road Chesterton, IN 46304 www.graygooseinn.com

Amenity Type Bed & breakfast

CONTACT US: 219-926-5781 Toll Free: 800-521-5127 Fax: 219-926-4845 graygoose350@gmail.com

Number of Meeting Rooms 1 + additional breakout space Number of Guest Rooms 8 Meeting Areas Library: 16’ x 20’ Breakout solarium: 13’ x 15’ Total Occupancy 15 Meeting Services/Amenities Complimentary coffee, tea, fruit, pastries, cookies Flip chart and pad Wi-Fi Internet access Overhead projector TV/VCR Fax machine B&B Amenities Complimentary full or continental breakfast Suites available with fireplace and/or Jacuzzi Pet-friendly policy Most rooms with desk and a fan Lunch and dinner available by advance reservation DVD players in each room


Hampton Inn
6353 Melton Road Portage, IN 46368 www.hamptoninn.com


Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 1 Number of Guest Rooms 60 Meeting Areas 12’ x 27’ Total Occupancy 10 Meeting Services/Amenities Full-menu food service for breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks Pre-meeting reception area Outdoor garden court available as add-on to meeting rooms Overhead projector and screen Flip charts TV/VCR Podium with mic Dance floor available Hotel Amenities

219-764-1919 Toll Free: 1-800-Hampton Fax: 219-764-0020 jeremy.murray @hilton.com

Complimentary continental breakfast Child-friendly Smoking facilities available Guest laundry service Indoor pool Fitness center Jacuzzis (select rooms)


Hampton Inn & Suites
1451 Silhavy Road Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.hamptoninn.com


Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 1 Number of Guest Rooms 77 Meeting Areas 36.5’ x 24’ Total Occupancy 30–80 Meeting Services/Amenities TV/VCR Overhead projector and screen Flip chart Coffee, ice water and soda Off-site catering service High speed Internet Hotel Amenities Guest laundry facility Indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi Exercise facility Complimentary breakfast bar Free cable with in-room HBO Free USA Today 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate

219-531-6424 Toll Free: 1-800-Hampton Fax: 219-531-6423 valin_hampton_suites @hilton.com


Hawthorne Park
500 Ackerman Drive Porter, IN 46304 www.townofporter.com

Amenity Type Outdoor Millennium Gazebo Indoor Community Center Number of Meeting Spaces 4 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Total Occupancy Community Center: 60–180 people Front Lounge and Kitchen: 60 people Back Hall and Kitchen: 120 people Lounge, Hall and Kitchens: 180 people Meeting Services/Amenities Alcohol is allowed in Community Center Fireplace Sound systems allowed

CONTACT US: 219-921-1687 Fax: 219-395-8811 parks@townofporter.com


Garden Inn
501 Gateway Boulevard Chesterton, IN 46304 www.chesterton.hgi.com


Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 4 Number of Guest Rooms 120 Meeting Areas Board room: 22’ x 25’ Sandcreek: 29’ x 25’ Coffee Creek 1: 23’ x 24’ Coffee Creek 2: 23’ x 27’ Coffee Creek 1 & 2: 50’ x 23’ Total Occupancy Board room: 12 Sandcreek: 30–50 Coffee Creek 1: 24–50 Coffee Creek 2: 24–50 Coffee Creek 1 & 2: 36–100 Meeting Services/Amenities TV/VCR LCD projector & screen Flip chart Copy & fax services Printer On-site catering service Podium Wireless microphone Hotel Amenities Guest laundry facility

CONTACT US: 219-983-9500 Fax: 219-983-9600 holly.deplanty@ hilton.com

24-hour complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate Indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi Breakfast buffet for additional cost Free cable with in-room HBO Free local phone calls Free USA Today Exercise facility


Holiday Inn

Portage, IN 46368 www.hiexpress.com

2323 Willowcreek Road

Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 1 Number of Guest Rooms 76 Meeting Areas 55’ x 25’ Total Occupancy 75 Meeting Services/Amenities TV/DVD/VCR Overhead projector and screen Data ports Catering available Wet bar Micro-refrigerator High speed Internet Copy and fax machines Printer Flip chart Whiteboard Hotel Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-762-7777 Fax: 219-762-7777 tjackowski@ simonkonover.com

Free deluxe continental breakfast Indoor swimming pool Kid suites 24-hour coffee service Free TV with movie channels (HBO, ESPN, Disney, CNN) Spa rooms and extended stay rooms available Cardiovascular fitness center Sealy mattresses


Holiday Inn Express and Suites
1251 Silhavy Road Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.hiexpress.com

Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 2 Number of Guest Rooms 85 Meeting Areas Larger room: 50’ x 25’ Smaller room: 20’ x 15’ Total Occupancy Larger room: 50 Smaller room: 25 Meeting Services/Amenities TV/VCR Overhead projector and screen Dry erase board Copy and fax machines Computers and printers High speed and wireless Internet Business center Hotel Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-464-9395 Fax: 219-464-9365 lindsay.carlson@ focushotels.com

24-hour complimentary coffee Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast Same-day dry cleaning Guest laundry facilities Cable/satellite TV In-room pay-per-view movies Premium cable 24-hour fitness center All non-smoking facility



of Portage
6550 US Highway 6 Portage, IN 46368 www.gqti.com

Amenity Type Meeting Room (in a movie theater) Number of Meeting Rooms 2 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Small Room - rectangular tables Big Room - round tables Total Occupancy 35–50 Meeting Services/Amenities Access to an IMAX Theater (admission not included) Special Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-764-2550 portage@gtqi.com

With your reservation you will get a party room for 4 hours, concession discounts, a staff person to assist during the party and refrigerator and freezer access. Admission not included.


Indiana Dunes
National Lakeshore
1100 N. Mineral Springs Road Porter, IN 46304 www.nps.gov/indu

Amenity Type National Park / Beach Number of Shelters 5 Number of Guest Rooms Campground Total Occupancy Shelters: up to 50 Beach wedding: up to 50 Meeting Services/Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-395-1644 Fax: 219-926-7561 stephanie_purcell @nps.gov

Park shelters are on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved. Special Notes Gatherings and commercial activities in national parks often require a special use permit. The purpose of these permits is to ensure the protection of the park’s natural and cultural resources, as well as to minimize conflicts between park visitors and your guests.


Indiana Dunes State Park
1600 N. 25 East Chesterton, IN 46304 www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2980.htm

Amenity Type State Park / Beach Number of Shelters 6 Number of Guest Rooms Campground Total Occupancy Shelters: up to 50 Beach wedding: up to 150 Meeting Services/Amenities Beautiful trails, Nature Center on-site Special Notes

CONTACT US: 219-926-1952 Fax: 219-926-9113 www.in.gov/dnr

Only small, simple ceremonies are allowed on the beach, which will remain accessible to the general public. Shelters may be reserved for receptions. Simple decorations are permitted but must be removed immediately after the ceremony. Structures such as tents, archways, etc. are not permitted on the beach.


3158 South State Road 2 Valparaiso, IN 46385 www.innataberdeen.com

Inn at

BANQUET - 64 Window 8 8 4

CLASS ROOM - 48 Window 4

Amenity Type Bed & breakfast Number of Meeting Rooms 3 Number of Guest Rooms 11 Meeting Areas B&B Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-465-3753 1-866-761-3753 Fax: 219-465-9227 inn@innataberdeen.com

5 8 8 5 8 8 5 8 8






U-SHAPED 27-49 Window 7

BOARD ROOM - 36 Window 7

Conference Room: 800 sq. ft. (call for exact room dimensions) Suite: conference table for 8 (call for exact room dimensions)

Jacuzzi for two in each room Fireplace in 10 of 11 rooms Kitchenette/Living Room Suite available 2nd Living Room Suite with optional adjoining 2nd bedroom Lodging guests enjoy a 3-course breakfast and evening dessert, snacks & beverages Library Solarium Walking trails Course at Aberdeen (golf) adjacent Tennis and outdoor pool within community

10 12




Total Occupancy Conference Room 2: 64–120 Suite: 2–8 Breakout Rooms: 2 additional Meeting Services/Amenities Food and beverage service available (onsite chef) Wi-Fi throughout Inn LCD projector Flip charts and dry erase board provided Overhead and slide projectors CD & VHS players


Inspiration Wood
642 E. Inspiration Road Westville, IN 46391 www.inspirationwood.com

Amenity Type Private retreat center Conference center Outdoor facilities Number of Meeting Spaces 10
CONTACT US: 219-983-9922 info@inspirationwood.com

Number of Guest Rooms 8 Meeting Areas Grace Garden/Grace Meadows Gathering Space Inspiration Room Individual Cabins Total Occupancy Grace Garden/Grace Meadows: 200 Gathering Space: 60 Inspiration Room: 12 Individual Cabins: 2-12 each

Meeting Services/Amenities 60 acres of natural, peaceful settings Free Wi-Fi Access / Fax Catering Options: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Full Bar Service available


The Legacy
Banquet Center
1356 Lincolnway Avenue Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.legacybanquetcenter.net

AmenityType Banquet hall Number of Meeting Rooms 1 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas 3000 sq. ft. (call for exact dimensions) Total Occupancy 250 Meeting Services/Amenities Off-site catering service available Wi-Fi Access Podium Wireless mic Full bar service available Special Amenities Parquet wood dance floor Space available for DJ or band Decorate the main dining room to complement your event

CONTACT US: 219-464-2410 Fax: 219-374-3130 peter@avalonmanor.com



Opera House
104 Indiana Avenue Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.mohlive.com

Main Floor
A-9 W B-11 C-13 D-15 D-13 E-13 C-11 D-11 E-11 B-9 C-9 D-9 E-9 A-7 B-7 C-7 D-7 A-5 B-5 C-5 D-5 A-3 B-3 C-3 D-3 A-1 B-1 C-1 A-2 B-2 C-2 A-4 B-4 C-4 D-4 A-6 B-6 C-6 D-6 A-8 B-8 C-8 D-8 A-10 W B-10 C-10 D-10 E-10 B-12 C-12 D-12 E-12 C-14 D-14 E-14 D-16 E-16 W

Amenity Type Theatre
F-16 G-16 H-16 J-16 K-16 L-16 M-16 N-16 O-16 P-16 R-16 S-16 T-16 F-18 G-18 H-18 J-18 K-18 L-18 M-18 N-18 O-18 P-18 R-18 S-18 T-18 F-20 G-20 H-20 J-20 K-20 L-20 M-20 N-20 O-20 P-20 R-20 S-20 T-20

CONTACT US: 219-548-9137 Fax: 219-462-2640 amills@mohlive.com

F-19 G-19 H-19 J-19 K-19 L-19 M-19 N-19 O-19 P-19 R-19 S-19 T-19

F-17 G-17 H-17 J-17 K-17 L-17 M-17 N-17 O-17 P-17 R-17 S-17 T-17

F-15 G-15 H-15 J-15 K-15 L-15 M-15 N-15 O-15 P-15 R-15 S-15 T-15

F-13 G-13 H-13 J-13 K-13 L-13 M-13 N-13 O-13 P-13 R-13 S-13 T-13

F-11 G-11 H-11 J-11 K-11 L-11 M-11 N-11 O-11 P-11 R-11 S-11 T-11

F-9 G-9 H-9 J-9 K-9 L-9 M-9 N-9 O-9 P-9 R-9 S-9 T-9

F-7 G-7 H-7 J-7 K-7 L-7 M-7 N-7 O-7 P-7 R-7 S-7 T-7

F-5 G-5 H-5 J-5 K-5 L-5 M-5 N-5 O-5 P-5 R-5 S-5

F-3 G-3 H-3 J-3 K-3 L-3 M-3 N-3 O-3 P-3. R-3 S-3

F-1 G-1 H-1 J-1 K-1 L-1 M-1 N-1 O-1 P-1 R-1 S-1

F-2 G-2 H-2 J-2 K-2 L-2 M-2 N-2 O-2 P-2 R-2 S-2 T-2 W

F-4 G-4 H-4 J-4 K-4 L-4 M-4 N-4 O-4 P-4 R-4 S-4 T-4 W

F-6 G-6 H-6 J-6 K-6 L-6 M-6 N-6 O-6 P-6 R-6 S-6

F-8 G-8 H-8 J-8 K-8 L-8 M-8 N-8 O-8 P-8 R-8 S-8 T-8

F-10 G-10 H-10 J-10 K-10 L-10 M-10 N-10 O-10 P-10 R-10 S-10 T-10

F-12 G-12 H-12 J-12 K-12 L-12 M-12 N-12 O-12 P-12 R-12 S-12 T-12

F-14 G-14 H-14 J-14 K-14 L-14 M-14 N-14 O-14 P-14 R-14 S-14 T-14

Number of Meeting Rooms 2 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Auditorium: 45’ x 120’ East Lobby: 15’ x 17’

AA-13 AA-11 AA-9 BB-13 BB-11 BB-9 CC-13 CC-11 CC-9 DD-17 DD-15 AA-7 BB-7 CC-7 AA-5 BB-5 CC-5 AA-3 BB-3 AA-1 BB-1 AA-2 BB-2 AA-4 BB-4 AA-6 BB-6 CC-6 AA-8 AA-10 AA-12 AA-14 BB-8 BB-10 BB-12 BB-14

CC-8 CC-10 CC-12 CC-14 DD-16 DD-18

Please keep a copy of this seating chart handy for the next time you order tickets by phone.

Total Occupancy Auditorium: 360 East Lobby: 20 Meeting Services/Amenities Sound system Theatre lighting 20’ x 20’ movie screen Special Amenities Theatre productions on select evenings Movie projector Food and beverages allowed in the East Lobby

104 indiana avenue • valparaiso, indiana 46383 (219) 548-9137 • www.memorialoperahouse.com


Yacht Club
1370 State Road 249 Portage, IN 46368 www.ci.portage.in.us/parks



Amenity Type Banquet hall



219-762-1675 Fax: 219-762-7479 vwright@  portage-in.com

Number of Meeting Rooms 4



ROOM Number of Guest Rooms

N/A Meeting Areas


Special Amenities Located close to major highways Fireplace in lobby Hardwood dance floors Bar amenities Balcony on the second story Shelters/picnic grounds

5 2

Superior Hall: 54’ x 80’ Michigan Room: 40’ x 23’ Ontario Room: 22’ x 30’ Huron Room: 35’ x 25’


Total Occupancy Superior Hall: 160 Michigan Room: 65


Ontario Room: 25 Huron Room: 50 Meeting Services/Amenities A/V system Catering services Caterer’s kitchen Lodging facilities within ½ mile Handicapped accessible Internet access


Porter County
Exposition Center
Porter County Fairgrounds 216 E. Division Road Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.porterco.org/expo_center.html

Amenity Type Exhibition complex Number of Meeting Rooms 3 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Main Exhibition Hall: 82’ x 120’ Banquet Room 1: 51’ x 64’ Banquet Room 2: 28’ x 64’ Total Occupancy Main Exhibition Hall: 450–750 Banquet Room 1: 225–300 Banquet Room 2: 65–180 North Room: 24–40 Meeting Services/Amenities A/V system Dance floor Catering services Wireless Internet Handicapped accessible Special Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-464-0133 Fax: 219-531-2391 expocenter  @porterco.org

Capacity for exhibitor booths Lodging located within one mile of Expo Center Additional buildings available for rental for large expos and trade shows, including: - Walkway link - Expo East Building - 4-H Exhibit Building - Buggy Wheel Pavilion - Livestock buildings


Riley’s Railhouse
123 N. 4th Street Chesterton, IN 46304 www.rileysrailhouse.com

Amenity Type Indoor (converted train station) Number of Meeting Rooms 1 Number of Guest Rooms 2, can sleep up to 7 people total Meeting Areas Call for info Total Occupancy 50 Meeting Services/Amenities Wood-burning fireplace Gourmet presentation kitchen Large bar Covered outdoor deck

CONTACT US: 219-395-9999 StationMaster @rileysrailhouse.com


Sand Creek
Country Club
1001 Sandcreek Drive South Chesterton, IN 46304 www.sandcreek.com/banquets

Amenity Type Country club Number of Meeting Rooms 10 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Lake Room Creek Room Marsh Room Grand Ballroom (Lake, Creek & Marsh Rooms combined) Formal Dining Room Library Grill Room Clubhouse Main Floor Pool Total Occupancy Lake Room: 70–150 Creek Room: 150–250 Marsh Room: 60–150 Grand Ballroom (Lake, Creek & Marsh Rooms combined): 300–500 Formal Dining Room: 40–75 Library: 20–30 Grill Room: 75–150 Clubhouse Main Floor: 425–1000 Pool: 150–500

CONTACT US: Phone: (219) 395-5222 Fax: (219) 395-5280 amy.cushway@ sandcreek.com

Meeting Services/Amenities On-site catering available Multimedia and overhead projectors TV Podium Screens Microphones Wireless Internet Videoconference capabilities Copy and fax machines Telephone Special Amenities Tennis courts Golf course Swimming pools Fitness center Spa services


Spring House Inn
303 N. Mineral Springs Road Porter, IN 46304 www.springhouseinn.com

Amenity Type Hotel Number of Meeting Rooms 2 Number of Guest Rooms 60 Meeting Areas Parlor A: 275 sq. ft. Parlor B: 200 sq. ft. (call for exact dimensions) Total Occupancy Parlor A: 16–18 Parlor B: 10–20 Meeting Services/Amenities Light food service available Complimentary coffee, tea and water Overhead projector Flip charts Dry erase board TV/VCR Conference phone Hotel Amenities Indoor pool Hot tub Dry sauna Free Wi-Fi Exercise room

CONTACT US: 219-929-4600 Fax: 219-926-8258 kpatel8332  @sbcglobal.net

Complimentary breakfast Refrigerator and microwave in each room Cable TV with HBO


Strongbow Inn
2405 E. US Highway 30 Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.strongbowinn.com


Amenity Type Restaurant/Banquets/Bakery Number of Meeting Rooms 6 Number of Guest Rooms

CONTACT US: 219-531-0162 Fax: 219-531-0237 lori@strongbowinn.com















N/A Meeting Areas Executive Board Room: call for exact dimensions Rose: 13’ x 18’ Homestead: 13’ x 18’ Club: 32’ x 19’ *Charles: 67’ x 44’ *Caroline: 70’ x 37’
*Can be combined

Meeting Services/Amenities A/V system Phone lines On-site catering available Internet LCD projector Screens Laser pointer Special Amenities Located in an award-winning restaurant and bakery Adjacent to lodging options

Total Occupancy Executive Board Room: 20 Rose: 36 Homestead: 30 Club: 45 *Charles: 200 *Caroline: 200
*Can be combined


Sunset Hill


775 Meridian Road Valparaiso, IN 46385-8507 www.porterco.org

Amenity Type Outdoor gazebo, tents Number of Meeting Spaces One gazebo, numerous tents and canopies available Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Outdoor gazebo Outdoor tents Outdoor canopies Total Occupancy 600 Meeting Services/Amenities Alcohol allowed with permit (can be through caterer) Services available through outside contractors

CONTACT US: 219-465-3586 Fax: 219-465-3640 pcparks@porterco.org


Taltree Arboretum and Gardens
450 W. 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 www.taltree.org

Amenity Type Outdoor pavilion Indoor Railway Depot Number of Meeting Spaces 2 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Pavilion: 1300 sq ft Depot: 900 sq ft Total Occupancy Pavilion: 60–125 Depot: 30–60 Meeting Services/Amenities General admission to Taltree included for guests Alcohol allowed with special provisions Depot has A/V equipment Fireplace in Pavilion Gift store in Depot Services (caterer, DJ, etc.) available through outside contractors

CONTACT US: 219-462-0025 Fax: 219-462-0848 info@taltree.org


Trinity Hall
638 N. Calumet Road Chesterton, IN 46304 www.stpatsparish.org

Amenity Type Indoor/Outdoor Number of Meeting Rooms 3, including gazebo Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Outdoor Gazebo Chandelier Room: 90 Banquet Hall: 450 Meeting Services/Amenities Alcohol allowed Catering available Special Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-926-1282 Fax: 219-926-1282 hall@stpatsparish.org

Trinity Banquet Hall is on the campus of St. Patrick Church and has fast become a premier location for bridal showers, wedding receptions, baby showers, anniversary parties and more! With the ability to host your event, whether large or small, you’ll find Trinity Banquet Hall a wonderful venue for your event at a reasonable cost.


Valparaiso Parks
Ogden Gardens (Florence A. Dayton Gazebo)
Campbell Street and Harrison Boulevard, Valparaiso, IN 46385 219-462-5144 www.ci.valparaiso.in.us Amenities/Information Total Occupancy Florence A. Dayton Gazebo Forest Park Shelters: 100 2 hour increments Includes 60 chairs Music allowed with no amplification No restroom or electricity Shelters available at Forest Park

Old Fairgrounds Park (Butterfield Family Pavilion)
Evans Avenue and Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-462-5144 www.ci.valparaiso.in.us Amenities/Information Total Occupancy Butterfield Family Pavilion Pavilion: 250 April 15–Oct 15 Alcohol allowed with security Kitchen included with reservations Price includes table and chair setup

Rogers-Lakewood Park
5320 Campbell Street, Valparaiso, IN 46385 219-462-5144 www.ci.valparaiso.in.us Amenities/Information Seven shelters available Total Occupancy Big Wheel: 125 Discovery: 125 Hickory Grove: 80 Kiwanis East: 40 Kiwanis West: 150 Oak Grove: 50


Valparaiso Parks (Continued)
Welter Room Banquet
(Forest Park Golf Course)

1155 Sheffield Drive Valparaiso, IN 46385 www.forestparkgolfcourse.com

Amenity Type Indoor, golf clubhouse Number of Meeting Rooms 1 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Call for information Total Occupancy 80 Meeting Services/Amenities

CONTACT US: 219-531-7888 Fax: 219-464-4273 bbowker@valpo.us

Decorations are allowed but no taping, nailing or pinning to the painted walls; no glitter. Food can be brought in yourself or through outside caterers.


Harre Union 1509 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.valpo.edu/union

Amenity Type University hall Number of Meeting Rooms 10 rooms Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Conference areas (2): 196 sq. ft. Conference room 1: 308 sq. ft. Conference room 2: 513 sq. ft. Conference room 3: 504 sq. ft. Conference room 4: 756 sq. ft. Large conference room: 1,064 sq. ft. (can be divided into 2 smaller rooms at 532 each) Ballroom: 7,440 sq. ft. (can be divided into 3 rooms at 2,480 each) Total Occupancy Conference rooms: 25–1,000 (call for specifics) Ballroom: 500–1,000 Mueller Hall: 88 Christopher Center Library Room: 250 Special Amenities Outdoor dining areas Multiple lounges Outdoor terrace E-mail kiosks Information TV system Vending machines Copy center

CONTACT US: 219-464-5007 Fax: 219-464-6748 union.reservations@ valpo.edu

Meeting Services/Amenities Catering available A/V system Video conferencing capabilities (select rooms) Wireless Internet Computer lab


Valparaiso University

Chapel of the Resurrection

1600 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.valpo.edu/chapel

Amenity type Indoor Number of Meeting Rooms 1 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Call for information Total Occupancy 2,000 Meeting Services/Amenities Christian wedding services only Pipe organ (nearly 5,500 pipes and 101 ranks with a four-manual console with pedal and 77 stops) *CLOSED for renovation until August 2012
CONTACT US: 219-464-5093 sri.frazee@valpo.edu


74 Lincolnway Avenue Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.yourvenueonline.com

Amenity Type Indoor Number of Meeting Rooms 1 Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas Call for information Total Occupancy 40 Meeting Services/Amenities Living room setting or conference style 46” HD TV, wireless Internet, surround sound Food and drink provided by Venue—signature drinks available

CONTACT US: 219-983-2632 nicole@ yourvenueonline.com


Waterbird Banquet Center
556 Indian Boundary Road Chesterton, IN 46304 www.waterbirdbanquets.com

Amenity Type Hotel & Spa Number of Meeting Rooms 6 Number of Guest Rooms 25 (located in adjoining Waterbird Lakeside Inn) Meeting Areas Sandpiper Egret Kingfisher Sandpiper & Egret Egret & Kingfisher Full Waterbird: Total Occupancy Sandpiper: 45 Egret: 45–160 Kingfisher: 45–160 Sandpiper & Egret: 120–250 Egret & Kingfisher: 140–300 Full Waterbird: 250–350 Meeting Services/Amenities On-site catering available Wireless Internet Multimedia equipment Hotel Amenities Lakeview rooms Cable TV

CONTACT US: 219-928-1501 Toll Free: 888-957-3529 Fax: 219-929-4187 sales@ waterbirdbanquets.com

Completely non-smoking Patio/Balcony DVD/VCR Walking/Hiking trails onsite Indoor swimming pool and sauna Continental breakfast delivered to room Business center Fireplace and Jacuzzi available (select rooms) On-site spa and salon


Woodland Park
Community Complex
2100 Willowcreek Road Portage, IN 46368 www.ci.portage.in.us/parks


Amenity Type Banquet hall


CONTACT US: 219-762-1675 Fax: 219-762-7479 vwright@portage-in.com

Number of Meeting Rooms 4 Number of Guest Rooms N/A





Meeting Areas Oakwood Grand Hall: 120’ x 80’

Special Amenities Gymnasium Picnic grounds and shelters War memorial Multiple playground areas Skate park Dog park 1/2 court basketball court Natural areas Horseshoe pits Outdoor restrooms (indoor plumbing) Walking trail Sledding hill


Sycamore Hall: 48’ x 75’ Hickory Hollow Room: 20’ x 36’ Blue Spruce Room: 55’ x 28’ Total Occupancy Oakwood Grand Hall: 650–1,000 Sycamore Hall: 160–400 Hickory Hollow Room: 40




Blue Spruce Room: 60 Meeting Services/Amenities A/V system TV/VCR Staging and dance floor available Full service catering facilities Handicapped accessible Internet available in main building Pre-school on premises Hardwood dance floor Fireplace in Sycamore Hall


Zao Island

and Colada’s Catering Company
1050 Horseprairie Avenue Valparaiso, IN 46385 www.zaoisland.net

Amenity Type Amusement Park Arcade Bar Restaurant Number of Meeting Spaces 7

CONTACT US: 219-462-1194 Fax: 464-7974 jim@zaoisland.net

Meeting Services/Amenities Number of Guest Rooms N/A Meeting Areas The Cove Bar Upper Dining Room Lower Dining Room Dune Room Outdoor Patio Game Room Total Occupancy 25-250 Indoor Up to 5,000 Outdoor Outdoor Tent - 500 2 Mini-golf courses on 10 acres (18 hole) Go-Karts on a high-rise track 5 Batting cages (2 softball, 3 baseball) Largest game room in Northwest Indiana with prize redemption 20 Acres of rentable space Gator Glades (open Spring - Fall) featuring 20+ live alligators Live entertainment options- DJs, bands, magicians Colada’s Premium Pizza Beer, wine, frozen drinks onsite Premium catering available Fundraising partnerships available - call for more information


Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a “Top 10 Urban Escape” in the nation —National Geographic

Porter County, Indiana is home to the Indiana Dunes State Park and National Lakeshore, both of which are nationally recognized:

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s West Beach one of the “Top 10 Best Family Beaches” in the nation —Parents Magazine

Indiana Dunes State Park among “Best State Parks” —Midwest Living

Indiana Dunes State Park top place to hike in Indiana and one of “51 scenic hikes” recommended across the nation —USA Today

Indiana Dunes Tourism is the official destination marketing, planning and development organization for Indiana Dunes Country/Porter County, IN. For more information visit www.indianadunes.com