Small Market Meetings

DEC 2016

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December 2016 33 Catered affairs at the Inn on the Lake linger long on the palates of guests, with the catering team's American-inspired menus and gourmet touches. The in-house catering department specializes in extrava- gant wedding receptions and working lunches; it also offers a range of themed buffets — New York Deli, Tour of Italy, Mexican, Asian, Luau and others — and break menus suitable for any type of meeting or event. The Inn's seafood options are incredibly popular, with cav- iar displays and oyster bars adding a premier touch to menus that feature crab-and-scallop-stuffed sole with lobster cream sauce or broiled Atlantic salmon with roasted-shallot vinaigrette. Alcohol is available and includes New York wines and local craft brews. From May through mid October, the inn offers an outside, casual grille, the Sand Bar, which is the perfect meeting point after a day of boating on the lake, with live entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Live music also fills the indoor lounge every Saturday evening during the offseason; guests can saunter in after a meal at the all-day dining restau- rant Lakeview. The inn also features an indoor heated pool with a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and a fit- ness studio. All rooms at the hotel are nonsmoking and feature complimentary wireless internet, and some of the rooms are set up to accommodate pets. With more than 7,000 square feet of flexible meet- ing space at its conference center, the Inn on the Lake is suited to host both large conferences and small meetings. The Lakeside Tent is perfect for elegant out- door events, with room for up to 300 guests. The other spaces include the Grand Ballroom for up to 400 guests, the Clark/Thompson Rooms for up to 150 guests, the Susan B. Anthony Room for up to 150 guests, the Vintage Room for up to 50 guests, the Ontario Room for up to 50 guests, the Director's Room for up to 12 guests and the Board Room for up to six guests. Ambiance can take an event to the next level, which is why the Inn on the Lake has invested in the latest in audiovisual equipment and computer technology to enhance each event. The entire resort is equipped with wireless internet that enables meeting guests to stay connected poolside and display real-time visuals with ease during meetings. Multiple-channel mixers, wire- less and wired microphones and plasma TV displays are all available for rent, and one of the resort's skilled audiovisual technicians will run the system for the entire meeting for $35 per hour. Meeting Spaces Meeting Extras Catering On-Site Inn on the Lake Location Canandaigua, New York Size 134 rooms Meeting Space 7,000 square feet of flexible space Access New York State Thruway Contact Info 585-394-7800 Left: A business meeting in an Inn at the Lake breakout room Right: Greeting attendees in the hotel's pre-function space Opposite page: Chairs overlook the waterfront of Canandaigua Lake.

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