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2015 / 2016 - Amish Country
> 2015 / 2016
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MAPS & MILEAGE
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TOP UNIQUE DESTINATION EVENT SPACES
AMISH ACRES HISTORIC FARM & HERITAGE RESORT, Nappanee
DAS DUTCHMAN ESSENHAUS, Middlebury
ELKHART COUNTY 4-H FAIRGROUNDS, Goshen
CRYSTAL BALLROOM AT THE LERNER THEATRE, Elkhart
GOSHEN COLLEGE, Goshen
THE LERNER THEATRE, Elkhart
BREAD & CHOCOLATE AT THE OLD BAG FACTORY
CATERING AND EVENTS, Goshen
NORTHERN INDIANA EVENT CENTER AT
THE RV/MH HALL OF FAME MUSEUM, Elkhart
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OTHER UNIQUE EVENT SPACES
ATHENIAN BALLROOM, Elkhart
BLACK SQUIRREL GOLF COURSE, Goshen
CHRISTIANA CREEK COUNTRY CLUB, Elkhart
CONCORD MALL, Elkhart
COPPES COMMONS, Nappanee
DAL-MAR CATERING BANQUET HALL, Nappanee
ELCONA COUNTRY CLUB, Elkhart
ELKHART CIVIC THEATRE & BRISTOL OPERA HOUSE, Bristol
ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, Bristol
GREENCROFT CENTER, Goshen
MATTERHORN CONFERENCE CENTER, Elkhart
MATTERN’S BUTCHER SHOP & DELI, Goshen
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Elkhart
NELSON’S BANQUET HALL, Wakarusa
RUTHMERE, Elkhart
SPOHN BALLROOM, Goshen
TURNOCK HALL AT 112, Elkhart
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TRADITIONAL FACILITIES
> WELCOME ...
The relaxed and friendly ambiance of Elkhart County
is reflected in its unique meeting facilities.
The combination of comfortable surroundings, fully
equipped venues and enthusiastic staff blends to
provide a singular small meeting experience. Distinct
sites add flair, offer the unexpected and can even
complement your specific meeting theme.
From a cozy reunion to a corporate retreat, Elkhart
County’s unique facilities promise a successful and
memorable experience.
> HERE TO HELP ...
Begin your Elkhart County experience with a stop at
the Elkhart County Visitor Center. Our knowledgeable
on-site guest services professionals will steer you in
the right direction, help you plan your itinerary and
suggest options on where to stay, dine and explore.
EASY TO FIND
We’re just off the Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90)
at Exit 92, behind Cracker Barrel.
HOURS
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm; Saturday: 9am – 4pm
WE OFFER
- Detailed maps & free Travel Guides
- Must-see attraction & shopping options
- Complimentary Heritage Trail Audio Driving Tour CDs
- RV factory tour information
- Lodging brochures
- Festival and special event information
- Free Quilt Exhibit
17PAVILIONS
THIS MEETING & EVENT GUIDE IS A PUBLICATION OF
18CATERERS
Elkhart County, IN Convention & Visitors Bureau
219 Caravan Drive, Elkhart, IN 46514
800.262.8161 | 574.262.8161 | AmishCountry.org
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TOUR IDEAS
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MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS
Content is subject to change.
* The Elkhart County, IN Convention and Visitors Bureau
is committed to supplying objective information on
products, services and vendors to help planners make
informed decisions best suited to the planner’s needs.
> IDEAL FOR YOUR NEXT MEETING, EVENT OR RETREAT
High quality, great value and exceptional service the perfect ingredients for your next small meeting,
event or retreat. You’ll find them in abundance in
Elkhart County!
Elkhart County boasts contemporary and traditional
facilities, all fully equipped and ready to service your
needs.
A number of historic and non-traditional sites add
fun and interest to meetings and retreats. Charming
county inns offer rural and relaxed settings.
Newer, more contemporary spaces comfortably
serve larger groups; a variety of popular franchise
hotels complete the wide array of venues
throughout the area.
Elkhart County’s vibrant larger communities
feature sophisticated restaurants, specialty shops
and expansive and modern lodging. All are
connected by the nationally recognized Heritage
Trail, named one of the nation’s most scenic drives
by the editors of LIFE®.
The region offers an array of shopping, attraction
and entertainment options to round out your stay
along with seasonal festivals and family friendly
activities.
> GETTING TO ELKHART COUNTY
IS EASY!
Elkhart County is located in Northern Indiana
halfway between Chicago and Toledo (just a two
hour drive in either direction).
Using a network of scenic limited access highways,
you can arrive in less than a day’s journey from the
region’s major cities and towns.
MILEAGE TO ELKHART COUNTY
Chicago100m/225km
Cleveland230m/370km
Detroit165m/266km
Indianapolis165m/266km
Milwaukee200m/322km
Pittsburgh360m/580km
St. Louis
390m/628km
Toronto 440m/708km
The Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) skirts the Northern
edge of the county with alternate access from State
Roads 120 & 19 and US Highways 6 & 20.
Hundreds of groups from all over the country spend
an average of two to three days enjoying the sites
and sounds of Amish Country.
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> TOP DESTINATION EVENT SPACES
AMISH ACRES HISTORIC FARM & HERITAGE RESORT
1600 W. Market Street, Nappanee, IN 46550
p: 800.800.4942 ext 4 | f: 574.773.4180
[email protected] | AmishAcres.com
Contact: Director of Group and Corporate Sales
Amish Acres and the Inn at Amish Acres are the perfect location
for a corporate or church conference or retreat.
With meeting rooms, meal options and entertainment, groups
of all sizes enjoy professional theatre, guided tours of the historic
house and farm, Amish buggy rides, wine tasting, a family style
Threshers dinner, hearty suppers and lunch, shopping in seven
unique shops and two country inns with complimentary
continental breakfast all presented in historic, unique spaces.
Room Size
Square Feet
Theatre Seating Style
Classroom Seating Style
Reception Seating Style
Business services include fax machine, photocopying and
audio-visual equipment.
Main Dining 45’ x 80’ 3,600
300
250
400
Round Barn
60’ x 60’
3,600
360
N/A
N/A
Blue Room
20’ x 20’
400
30
20
35
Beam Room
40’ x 40’
1,600
110
85
110
Locke Township
40’ x 50’
2,000
100
75
100
Barn Loft
40’ x 60’
2,400
220
125
220
Lilac Room / Inn
40’ x 30’
1,200
160
80
160
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DAS DUTCHMAN ESSENHAUS
ESSENHAUS INN & CONFERENCE CENTER
240 US 20 / P.O. Box 1217, Middlebury, IN 46540
p: 800.455.9471 | f: 574.825.1303
[email protected] | Essenhaus.com
Contact: Shannon Lee
The friendly staff at Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center is ready
to handle all the details of your next event. 89 generously sized
guest rooms are individually decorated with Amish handcrafted
furniture. Inn amenities include an indoor pool, therapeutic hot
tub, fitness center, Wi-Fi, in-room refrigerators and hot breakfasts.
Room Size
Square Feet
Theatre Seating Style
Classroom Seating Style
Reception Seating Style
On-site activities include the famous Das Dutchman Essenhaus
restaurant, the Essenhaus Village Shops, bicycle rentals and
horse-drawn carriage rides through the beautifully manicured
grounds. Also, Heritage Hall offers a wide variety of live
theatre, concerts and comedians with group-friendly pricing.
Middlebury Room
55’ x 36’
2,000
200
100
150
Crystal Valley Room
27’ x 36’
1,000
100
50
64
Amish Heritage Room
27’ x 36’
1,000
100
50
64
Middlebury, Crystal Valley & Amish Heritage Rooms
110’ x 72’
4,000
400
200
300
AVAILABLE SPACES
Executive Board Room
*ask for details
667
25
45N/A
Hoosier School House
*ask for details
215
35
20N/A
190
95
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Heritage Hall
29’ x 45’
1,300
110
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ELKHART COUNTY 4-H FAIRGROUNDS
17746-D CR 34, Goshen, IN 46528
p: 574.533.3247 | f: 574.534.3743
4hfair.org
Contact: Brian Blair, General Manager
An ideal location for corporate trade shows, company picnics,
receptions and meetings of all sizes.
Amenities include audio-visual services, 15,000+ square-feet of
trade show space, Wi-Fi and reduced rates for mid-week rentals.
Room Size
Square Feet
Theatre Seating Style
Classroom Seating Style
Reception Seating Style
Open year-round.
Home & Family Arts
62’ x 114’
7,068
275
120
240
Ag Hall
40’ x 104’
4,610
300
120
216
Community Center
75’ x 200’
15,000
1,400
576
832
Martin Room
50’ x 75’
3,750
400
160
240
Fidler Room
48’ x 49’
2,352
300
128
168
Mennonite Room
49’ x 54’
2,646
300
128
184
Showalter Room
49’ x 75’
3,675
400
160
200
Arena
60’ x 166’
9,960
500
200
300
Building A
120’ x 250’
30,000
2,800
1,150
1,700
Building E
60’ x 150’
9,000
450
200
275
Building F
60’ x 150’
9,000
450
200
275
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CRYSTAL BALLROOM AT THE LERNER THEATRE
410 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46516
p: 574.293.1755
[email protected]
CrystalBallroomCatering.com
Contact: Melissa Barenie
The Crystal Ballroom has 18-22 foot-high ceilings and features
ornate moldings and trim throughout, which gives the ballroom
a warm and elegant look that can be adjusted for ambiance
- perfect for any occasion.
Room Size
Square Feet
Theatre Seating Style
Classroom Seating Style
Reception Seating Style
Food and beverage service provided by Crystal Ballroom Catering
with custom-designed menus to include breakfasts, lunches,
breaks and snacks, cocktail receptions, and fine dining.
Crystal Ballroom - Parlor A
50’ x 30’
1,500
140
50
80
Crystal Ballroom - Parlor B
50’ x 50’
2,500
250
120
160
Crystal Ballroom - Parlor C
50’ x 30’
1,500
140
50
80
Crystal Ballroom
50’ x 110’
5,500
500
240
340
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THE LERNER THEATRE
410 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46516
p: 574.293.4469 | f: 574.293.8096
[email protected] | TheLerner.com
Contact: Ellie Billey
Room Size
Square Feet
Theatre Seating Style
Classroom Seating Style
Reception Seating Style
The Lerner Theatre is restored to its original 1920s opulence while
at the same time being outfitted with state-of-the-art, 21st century
acoustical improvements.
Lerner Theatre *ask for details
40,000
1,700 n/a
n/a
Downstairs Lobby
*ask for details 4,200
200
n/an/a
Cittadine Room
*ask for details
n/a
80n/a
AVAILABLE SPACES
900
Grand Hall Grand Lounge
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GOSHEN COLLEGE CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
1700 South Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526
p: 574.535.7881 | f: 574.535.7445
[email protected] | Goshen.edu/oce
Contact: Cynthia Good Kaufmann
Whether you are planning a small meeting, concert, wedding or
summer camp, our full service campus is here to help.
Our campus offers media equipped meeting spaces, three
performance venues, a cabin, a chapel, fitness center, coffee shop
and bookstore. Some of our on campus services also include
lodging, catered meals, dining services, 24 hour security,
free parking, 24 hour laundry facilities, and ATM machines.
Reception Seating Style
Classroom Seating Style
Theatre Seating Style
Square Feet
AVAILABLE SPACES
Room Size
The Office of Conferences and Events takes pride in providing
our guests with personal attention, excellent service and warm
hospitality. Let us assist you with the planning of your next event!
Sauder Concert Hall
*ask for details
*ask for details900
N/A N/A
Umble Center
*ask for details
*ask for details
415
N/A
N/A
Rieth Recital Hall
*ask for details
*ask for details
250
N/A
96
Church Chapel
circular
circular
1,000
N/A
N/A
Fellowship Hall (5 rooms total; can be divided)
58 x 95
5,510
400
100
350
Gathering Rooms (4 rooms total; can be divided)
26 x 55
1,430
100
40
56
Kiononia Room (2 rooms total; can be divided)
40 x 45
1,800
150
80
72
Administration Lecture Hall
43 x 35
1,505
156
156
N/A
Science 106 Lecture Hall
40 x 30
1,200
80
80
N/A
Science 006 Lecture Hall
30 x 30
900
N/A
60
N/A
Additional Conference Rooms and Media Equipped Classrooms available. Contact for details.
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BREAD & CHOCOLATE AT THE OLD BAG FACTORY
CATERING AND EVENTS
1100 N. Chicago Avenue, PO Box 204, Goshen, IN 46528
p: 574.533.9876
[email protected] | BreadandChocolate.com
Located in the historic Old Bag Factory, these event spaces
have a unique ambiance and “brick and beam” look clients are falling in love with the rustic charm!
The Ballroom Suite
Theatre Seating Style
Classroom Seating Style
Reception Seating Style
The Gallery
Square Feet
AVAILABLE SPACES
Room Size
Sound system provided, audio-visual equipment available
for a fee; wireless internet access included.
48’ x 60’
2,800
300
125
175
*ask for details7,400
*ask for details
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NORTHERN INDIANA EVENT CENTER AT THE
RV/MH HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart, IN 46516
p: 574.293.2344 or 800.378.8694 | f: 574.293.3466
[email protected] | NorthernIndianaEventCenter.org
Contact: Jeff White
America’s most scenic vistas come to life as you wander exhibits
showcasing recreational vehicles from 1913 to the present.
The newly expanded museum features a conference center with
room accomodations from 12 to over 1,000. A theatre with
permanent seats also includes a stage and screen. After hours the
lobby can transform into a wonderful banquet area.
Ingram Hall / Champion Conference Center
Classroom Seating Style
Reception Seating Style
Champion Ballroom
Theatre Seating Style
The Grand Hall
Square Feet
AVAILABLE SPACES
Room Size
The facility is just off the I-80/90 Indiana Toll Road at Exit 96 and is
easily accessible. On-site parking for up to 200 vehicles. Audio-visual
equipment rental facility list available; wireless internet access
included in rental, on-site event coordinator and covered entryway.
110’ x 22’
2,420
150
150
75
4,547
550
200265
*ask for details
136’ x 100’
16,769
Library Meeting Area
*ask for details
*ask for details
Floyd & Mary Irene Younkin Theatre
*ask for details
*ask for details
Executive Board Room
*ask for details
*ask for details
2,100
1,500
1,000
N/A N/A75
75
N/AN/A
N/A N/A12
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> OTHER UNIQUE EVENT SPACES
The relaxed and friendly ambiance of Elkhart County is reflected in its unique meeting facilities. The combination
of tranquil countryside, comfortable surroundings, fully equipped venues and enthusiastic staff blends to provide
a singular small meeting experience. Distinct sites add flair, offer the unexpected and can even complement your
specific meeting theme. From a cozy reunion to a corporate retreat, Elkhart County’s unique facilities promise a
successful and memorable experience.
ATHENIAN BALLROOM
500 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46516
p: 574.361.0679 | f: 574.389.8792
PumpernickelsCatering.com
On site catering in an elegant and historic setting
accessible via elevator is provided by D.A. Pumpernickel’s
Catering. The Athenian ballroom sits atop the former
Hotel Elkhart. Nine stories high, it overlooks the city
from the ballroom itself, as well as an outdoor deck.
Beautifully Victorian in style and décor, the property
features plenty of windows, intricate moldings and
high ceilings. Built in 1928, The Athenian is located on
the corner of Main and Marion, just one block from the
Lerner Theatre and the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce.
There is also a smaller banquet room on the first floor.
Maximum capacity 250 (upstairs); 60 (first floor).
BLACK SQUIRREL GOLF
COURSE
1017 Larimer Drive
Goshen, IN 46526
p: 574.533.1828
f: 574.533.5990
BlackSquirrelGolfClub.com
Contact: Patty Krebs
The beautiful plantation-style clubhouse offers an
intimate setting for small meetings. Outdoor patio and
golf packages available. Maximum capacity 70.
CHRISTIANA CREEK COUNTRY CLUB
116 West Bristol Street, Elkhart, IN 46514
p: 574.264.3060 | f: 574.264.5247
ChristinaCreek.com
Private country club on a golf course, just off SR 19.
Six separate meeting rooms and dining rooms available.
Low rental rates and great menu packages.
Golf packages available. Maximum capacity 200.
CONCORD MALL
3701 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46517
p: 574.875.6502
ShopConcordMall.com | Contact: Deb Alwine
Facilities include the Concord Community Room and the
new Concord Conference Center. Maximum capacity 50
(Community Room); 350 (Conference Center).
MATTERN’S EVENT CENTER
AT COPPES COMMONS
401 East Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550
p: 574.354.9196
CoppesCommons.com
MatternsMeatsAndDeli.com
Contact: Bill Mattern
Newly renovated and charming
meeting & conference space
now available. Located in an
historic 100,000 square foot
renovated facility complete
with wooden floors, brick walls and filled with rustic
charm. Full service menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner
are available. The facility has two rooms set with a rustic
touch in an environment of class and elegance. Perfect
for meetings, conferences, weddings and other special
functions. No alcohol permitted. Maximum capacity 350.
DAL-MAR CATERING HALL
159 East Lincoln Street, Nappanee, IN 46550
P: 574.773.3779 | Contact: Tracy
Banquets, weddings, meetings of all sizes; breakfast,
lunch or dinner functions. Full service or buffet menus at
reasonable prices. Off-site catering also available.
Maximum capacity 350.
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> OTHER UNIQUE EVENT SPACES
ELCONA COUNTRY CLUB
56784 CR 21, Bristol, IN 46507
P: 574.295.6373
ElconaCC.com | Contact: Anne Landis
Private country club located on a beautifully landscaped
golf course. Four meeting rooms, separate dining
room, audio/visual equipment and piano. You do not
need to be a member to rent. Maximum capacity 400.
ELKHART CIVIC THEATRE & BRISTOL OPERA HOUSE
210 East Vistula Street (SR 120), Bristol, IN 46507
p: 574.848.5853 | f: 574.848.4116
ElkhartCivicTheatre.org | Contact: Business Office
Built in 1892, this historic building once housed the local
Post Office and the Masonic Temple. Much of the original
architecture is preserved, along with the auditorium’s gas
operated chandelier. Ideal for seminars, conferences and
special events. Maximum capacity 192.
ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
304 Vistula Street, Bristol, IN 46507
p: 574.848.4322 or 574.535.6458 | f: 574.848.5703
ElkhartCountyParks.org | Contact: Matthew Schuld
Charming mid-century school transformed into a
museum which houses more than 15,000 artifacts
chronicling the county’s heritage. Listed in the National
Register of Historic Places, this building offers a large
auditorium with stage. Outside catering permitted.
Maximum capacity 300.
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GREENCROFT GOSHEN COMMUNITY CENTER
1820 Greencroft Boulevard, Goshen, IN 46527
p: 574.537.4096 | f: 574.537.4058
Greencroft.org | Contact: Sales Manager
A great location for meetings and receptions, smoke and
alcohol free. On-site catering, staging and audio/visual
equipment available. Maximum capacity 275.
MATTERHORN
CONFERENCE CENTER
2041 Cassopolis Street
Elkhart, IN 46514
p: 574.262.1509
f: 574.262.2610
MatterhornCatering.com
Contact: Karina Janowsky
The Matterhorn has been hosting the finest receptions,
banquets, reunions, fundraisers, meeting and seminars
in Michiana for over 35 years. The 12,000-square-foot
facility will accommodate tradeshows and conferences.
Conveniently located just 1.5 miles south of the Indiana
Toll Roll at Exit 92. Full food and beverage service
(breakfast, lunch and dinner); off-site catering available.
Maximum capacity 500.
MATTERN’S BUTCHER SHOP & CORNER DELI
201 South Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526
p: 574.971.8906
MatternsMeatsandDeli.com | Contact: Dustin Mattern
Looking for a classy but comfy place for your next event?
From a small group to a party for many, Mattern’s is the
place to host your next Goshen gathering. Now hosting
receptions, meetings, banquets, fundraisers, reunions,
and seminars in the historic upper level banquet room.
Your party can expect outstanding food from fine
smoked meats, fresh seafood and gourmet specialties
with friendly and professional service, ample parking and
high-speed wireless internet. Cash bars, PA and audiovisual equipment plus dance floors are available. Open
Monday-Saturday. Maximum capacity 200.
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> OTHER UNIQUE EVENT SPACES
MIDWEST MUSEUM
OF AMERICAN ART
429 South Main Street,
Elkhart, IN 46516
p: 574.293.6660
MidwestMuseum.us
Contact: Brian Byrn
This neo-classical style
bank building, in the
heart of downtown, houses 19th and 20th century art
from American Primitives to Pop art and includes
original works by Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell.
The Main Gallery provides a unique setting for corporate
events, private parties, weddings and receptions.
Maximum capacity 120.
RUTHMERE MUSEUM
302 East Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46514
p: 574.264.0330 | f: 574. 266.0474
Ruthmere.org | Contact: Annette Kozak
Ruthmere makes an ideal setting for outdoor garden
weddings from late spring through early fall. You may
also reserve the indoor game room for smaller events.
In addition to ceremonies and receptions, Ruthmere is a
distinctly unique venue for anniversaries, showers,
holiday gatherings, reunions, dinner parties, club
meetings and corporate meetings or events. Ask about
the newly restored Creek House Center and Havillah
Beardsley House for event rentals. Maximum capacity in
Mansion 75 (inside game room); 250 (outside); other venues
up to 50.
SPOHN BALLROOM
109 East Clinton Street, Goshen, IN 46528
p: 574.849.5180
SpohnBallroom.com | Contact: Liz Larimer
Originally designed by architect E. Hill Turnock, the Spohn
Building (c.1909) offers an elegant environment with
on-site catering provided exclusively by Elegance in
Thyme. Your meetings, retreats, conferences, banquets
and receptions will be in very capable hands with the
personal event planner assigned to you and your special
occasion. Recent renovations have maintained the
architectural charm and details found only in this unique
Arts and Crafts structure. Two large rooms are available
on the entire third floor with elevator access.
Maximum capacity 275.
NELSON’S BANQUET HALL
607 Nelson’s Parkway, Wakarusa, IN 46573
p: 574.862.2184 | f: 574.862.2434
NelsonsBBQ.com | Contact: Yvonne Reed
Nelson’s™ can create a formal meal as easily and deliciously as a casual one. Unique menus, beautiful plate
presentations, elegant china and polished silver complement any corporate gathering, reception, meeting,
party or other special occasion. The Banquet Hall can be
tailored to suit any party and can provide anything from
hors d’oeuvres and cocktail-style events to buffet dining
and even formal upscale plated dinners. Whatever your
private event needs are, Nelson’s™ will provide professional and experienced staff that delivers sophisticated
elegance to make any event a special occasion. Your entire
event’s needs will be served at Nelson’s™ Banquet Hall.
Here, our number one priority is you. Off-site catering also
available to other venues. Maximum capacity 350.
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> TRADITIONAL FACILITIES
# of Guest Rooms
# of Guest Suites
# of Meeting Rooms
Capacity
Business Center
Pool
Fitness Center
Wi-Fi
Quality, value and choice. Amish Country’s traditional meeting facilities offer this and more! You’ll find friendly and
helpful staff, well-appointed rooms, comfortable conference spaces, and popular guest amenities. These facilities are
easily accessible via major highways and interstates, providing a winning solution for your next meeting or retreat.
Comfort Suites
404 North Pointe Boulevard
p: 574.206.1555 | f: 575.206.1955
62
62
1
50-250
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Comfort Suites South
27838 County Road 24
p: 574.293.9390 | f: 574.293.5235
53
53
1
68
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Country Inn & Suites
3250 Northview Drive
p: 574.206.8488 | f: 574.206.8488
50
13
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100 •
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Fairfield Inn
3501 Plaza Court
p: 574-970-1688 | f: 574.970.1699
85
32
2
5-100
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Hampton Inn
215 North Pointe Boulevard
p: 574.264.2525 | f: 574.264.9164
62
7
1
16-25
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Hilton Garden Inn
3401 Plaza Court
p: 574.970.4444 | f: 574.970.5379
85
8
2
10-80
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Holiday Inn Express
330 North Pointe Boulevard
p: 574.262.0014
63
0
1
8-10
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•
•
•
Holiday Inn Express - Elkhart South
58364 SR 19
p: 574.296.1110 | f: 574.296.1109
60
28
1
30
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•
Baymont Inn
3010 Brittany Court
p: 574.264.7222 | f: 574.264.7222
125
2
2
60-100
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Sleep Inn
220 Caravan Drive
p: 574.206.8290 | f: 574.206.8297
67
14
1
24
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ELKHART
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# of Guest Rooms
# of Guest Suites
# of Meeting Rooms
Capacity
Business Center
Pool
Fitness Center
Wi-Fi
> TRADITIONAL FACILITIES
95
95
1
65
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Comfort Inn & Suites
2309 Lincolnway East
p: 574.533.0200 | f: 574.533.1528
74
15
1
50
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•
•
Quality Inn
1930 Lincolnway East
p: 574.534.3133 | f: 574.975.0061
91
12
1
60
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•
•
•
Hampton Inn
1968 Lincolnway East
p: 574.533.8800 | f: 574.975.0061
66
3
1
25
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•
•
•
Holiday Inn Express
1415 Lincoln Way East
p: 574.535.9200 | f: 574.535.9211
76
25
1
36
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Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center
240 US 20
p: 800.455.9471 | f: 574.825.0455
94
6
3
300-400
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Hampton Inn
105 Crystal Heights Boulevard
p: 574.822.0288 | f: 574.822.0289
74
17
2
75
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•
•
•
66
18
1
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ELKHART (CONT)
Staybridge Suites
3252 Cassopolis Street
p: 574.970.8488 | f: 574.970.8499
GOSHEN
MIDDLEBURY
NAPPANEE
Inn at Amish Acres
1234 West Market Street
p: 574.773.2011 | f: 574.773.2078
50-80
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> PAVILIONS
Scenic and well equipped outdoor facilities located throughout Elkhart County provide all the amenities needed for
a quiet, comfortable and relaxed meeting, picnic, recreational outing or team-building event. Plus, a number of nearby
attractions provide options to round out your Elkhart County experience.
BRISTOL PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
303 East Vistula Street, Bristol, IN 46507
p: 574.848.7007 | f: 574.848.4257
BristolIndiana.net | Contact: Mary Ryman
The small and scenic community features three parks,
all with views of the tranquil St. Joseph River. Park
facilities include a picturesque wooden gazebo and
indoor pavilion with kitchen and a picnic shelter. Facilities
are ideal for weddings, receptions, parties and picnics.
EBY’S PINES RV PARK & CAMPGROUND
14583 SR 120, Bristol, IN 46507
p: 574.848.4583 | f: 574.848.0916
EbysPines.com | Contact: Barry Lang
This 80-acre campground is perfect for a small RV
rally or as a team building venue. Outdoor pavilions and
a rustic cedar lodge are nestled among the pines and
poplars, providing an ideal getaway. The on-site
restaurant offers three banquet rooms that can
accommodate 30-350 people. Rental includes the use of
all recreational equipment and the pool.
ELKHART COUNTY PARKS
& RECREATION DEPARTMENT
211 West Lincoln Avenue
Goshen, IN 46526
p: 574.535.6458 | f: 574.535.6616
ElkhartCountyParks.org
Three major county parks offer
open-air and enclosed shelters, all located close to
recreational equipment and river activities. Bonneyville
Mill County Park has 223 acres of gently rolling hills and
open meadows along the Little Elkhart River. The historic
Bonneyville Mill - Indiana’s oldest operating grist
mill - provides a scenic backdrop for get togethers.
Ox Bow County Park offers hundreds of recreational
opportunities, natural trails, and shelters with a river
view. The county’s largest park, historic River Preserve,
was once the site of early mill operations and offers
outdoor facilities including two open air picnic shelters.
ELKHART PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
201 South 2nd Street, Elkhart, IN 46516
p: 574.295.7275 | f: 574.522.7808
ElkhartIndiana.org | Contact: Wendy Terrazas
The city of Elkhart boasts more than 20 major parks, many
of which lie along the city’s two rivers. Five indoor pavilions are open year-round and four open-air facilities offer
a great option for the warmer months.
IDEAL BEACH FAMILY
WATER PARK
52256-1 Ideal Beach Road
Elkhart, IN 46516
p: 574.295.7275 or 574.262.1769
ElkhartIndiana.org
Contact: Wendy Terrazas
Great for family gatherings and
company picnics! Kids of all ages
enjoy the twin corkscrew waterslides, kiddie pool, beach
and miniature golf courses. Picnic tables and an indoor
snack bar provide spots for picnics. Open June - August.
GOSHEN PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
607 West Plymouth Avene, Goshen, IN 46526
p: 574.534.2901 | f: 574.534.6644
GoshenIndiana.org
More than 16 city parks scattered throughout the
picturesque Maple City offers seven open and three
enclosed pavilions for meetings and family get
togethers. Many include splash pads, playgrounds, picnic
tables, grills and trails.
NAPPANEE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
300 West Lincoln Street, Nappanee, IN 46550
p: 574.773.2112
Nappanee.org | Contact: Donny Aleo
The West Park Pavilion is enclosed and available yearround for up to 200. An adjacent meeting room seats 64.
Both spaces have kitchen access and are available from
8 am to 11 pm. An open-air shelter is available for rent
at Stauffer Park.
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> CATERERS
Indulge your guests with delicious menu options. Northern Indiana’s Amish Country is well known for its savory
food and sweet treats, all affordably priced. Our catering professionals offer traditional favorites; many provide the
Amish-style cooking for which our region is known. From barbeque to breakfast buffets, ice cream socials to coffee
breaks, we guarantee your guests will get their fill.
ADAM’S CAKE SHOP
1401 Johnson Street - Suite Y, Elkhart IN 46514
p: 574.262.1300
AdamsCakeShop.com
Anniversary, birthday, special event cakes, cookies,
cupcakes and specialty desserts.
AMERICAN ESPRESSO CATERING COMPANY
4117 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka, IN 46544
p: 574.299.5282
[email protected] | BookTheCoffeeCart.com
Espresso, cappuccino & smoothie carts that come to you.
For 25 to over 350 guests, customization available.
“b” ON THE RIVER BAKERY & CAFÉ
333 NIBCO Parkway, Elkhart, IN 46516
p: 574.293.9333
[email protected] | b-OnTheRiver.com
From gourmet sandwiches, to fresh made hearty salads,
including flaky homemade pastries and decadent
chocolates, the catering team at “b” on the River can bring
you upscale, delicious and special occasion treats perfect
for breakfast, lunch or a light dinner. NEW: SugaRush
desserts, cupcakes, brownies, muffins and cookies.
BAKERS NOOK
62019 CR 33, Goshen, IN 46528
p: 574.534.7115 or 574.970.7445
Now offeing a full line of catering options for breakfast
and lunch. Egg bakes, baked oatmeal, biscuits and gravy,
sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads.
BREAD & CHOCOLATE AT THE OLD BAG FACTORY
CATERING AND EVENTS
1100 North Chicago Avenue, Goshen, IN 46527
PO BOX 204, Goshen, IN 46527
p: 574.533.9876 | [email protected]
BreadAndChocolate.com
Simple food, fresh ingredients, elegant presentation,
gracious service and attention to detail. Catering
services range from snacks and hors d’oeuvres to
breakfasts, buffet lunches, theme parties & plated cuisine.
BREAD BOX BAKERY
120 North Morton Street / PO Box 775
Shipshewana, IN 46565
p: 800.447.6475 or 260.768.4629
[email protected] | ShipshewanaBakery.com
Offering baked-from-scratch local Amish favorites
for an on-site Amish bake sale.
CANDY BUFFETS BY THE WAKARUSA DIME STORE
103 E Waterford Street, Wakarusa, IN 46573
p: 574.862.4690 or 877.715.8921
JumboJellyBeans.com
Candy buffets are a unique and fun way to show your
style - choose from a variety of color schemes and styles:
retro candy, personal favorites, beach, holidays, and so
much more. With over 400 varieties of candy in stock,
their “World Famous” Jumbo Jelly Beans and custom
orders, your imagination is the limit! Unique jars create
eye-catching displays that almost look too good to
eat - treat your guests to a favor they won’t soon forget.
CHALET PARTY SHOP
Locations in Elkhart, Goshen and Middlebury
ChaletWines.com
Retailers of fine wines, spirts and ales. Wine receptions
and tastings available on-site and in store.
DAN’S FISH FRY
p: 260.468.2576
DansFishFryService.com
Complete fried fish and pork tenderloin dinners.
DAS DUTCHMAN ESSENHAUS
PO Box 1217, Middlebury, IN 46540
p: 800.455.9471 or 574.825.9471 | f: 574.825.0455
Contact: Elise Kretschman
[email protected] | Essenhaus.com
Famous Amish-style country cooking (or more traditional
fare) delivered to your location.
DANDINO’S RESTAURANT / CATERING
1407 Elkhart Road, Goshen IN 46526
p: 574.534.1239 | f: 574.534.6928
Full service catering for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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> CATERERS
groups from 25 to 2,500!
DUTCH MAID BAKERY
508 W. Lincoln Avenue - Suite D, Goshen, IN 46526
p: 574.533.1940 | DutchMaidBakeryGoshen.com
Hand-cut donuts, cookies, rolls, danish, cakes and more.
JIMMY JOHN’S GOURMET SANDWICHES
4542 Elkhart Road, Suite 1000, Elkhart, IN 46517
p: 574.875.6262 | JimmyJohns.com
155 CR 6 West, Elkhart, IN 46514
p: 574.266.9600 | JimmyJohns.com
Gourmet sandwiches made to order with several sides.
Delivery available.
KONA ICE
p: 574.532.5736
[email protected] | Kona-Ice.com
Completely mobil truck that comes to you and offers
premium authentic Hawaiian shaved ice snow cones and
ice cream.
MARIO’S CATERING
1801 Wood Street, Elkhart, IN 46516
p: 574.293.7069 or 866.371.2705
MariosCateringInc.com | [email protected]
Wide variety of meals including breakfast, boxed lunches,
buffets and more.
MATTERN’S BUTCHER SHOP & CORNER DELI
201 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526
p: 574.971.8906 | MatternsMeatAndDeli.com
Offering speciality recipe pulled pork, beef BBQ, deli trays,
meat bundles, smoked meats, seafood, pork, lamb, veal,
poultry and buffalo along with salads, beverages and desserts.
Mobile smoker and cooker offers whole roasting pigs.
NELSON’S BBQ & ELEGANCE IN THYME CATERING
607 Nelson’s Parkway, Wakarusa, IN 46573
p: 574.862.2184 or 800.224.3435 | f: 574.862.2434
[email protected] | NelsonsBBQ.com
Since 1967, Nelson’s™ Catering has done the preparation
so you can do the celebration. From elegant fine dining to
relaxed barbeque fun, Nelson’s™ will provide all you need
to make your event a special occasion. Enjoy a full menu
of entrees and sides including their signature Port-A-Pit®
chicken, Pit-Tatoes®, BBQ beef, mac & cheese, pulled pork,
baked beans, black angus hamburgers, salads and so much
more. With our experienced staff, we are equipped to serve
PENGUIN POINT
601 E. Madison Street, Goshen, IN 46526
p: 574.533.6222
[email protected] | PenguinPoint.com
Continental breakfasts, sandwiches, fried chicken dinners,
variety menu and full service catering.
PLAIN & FANCY CATERING BY AMISH ACRES
1600 West Market Street, Nappanee, IN 46550
p: 574.773.4188 or 800.800.4942
[email protected] | AmishAcres.com
Offering an endless option of culinary experiences for
groups as small as 100 to as large as 3,000. From real
butter & cream mashed potatoes to fresh baked pies from
the bakery, you will delight in the true country goodness
brought to your venue of choice. If the delicious flavor
of outdoor cooking is what you’re looking for, they also
specialize in grilled steak tips and mushrooms prepared
at your site. Custom catering options are also available.
PUMPERNICKEL’S CATERING
500 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46516
p: 574.361.0679 | f: 574.389.8792
PumpernickelsCatering.com
Made-from-scratch dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
SOUTH SIDE SODA SHOP
1122 S Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526
p: 574.534.3790 | SouthSideSodaShopDiner.com
Offering homemade pies, soups, salads, sandwiches
and more for lunch or dinner. Catering options include
dessert buffets and pie bars.
ZZA’S ON FIRE
p: 574.220.0673 | Frucci3.wix.com/zzas
A wood fired oven on wheels comes to you preparing
authentic wood fired pizza right before your eyes.
Appetizers and dessert pizza too.
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> TOUR IDEAS
Take some time to explore. Our unique corner of the world is packed with attractions, activities and tours - fun,
flexible and not-to-be-missed options to begin or extend your event. Our travel professionals will help you customize
a backroads trip, Amish in-home meal or extended itinerary.
AMISH IN-HOME MEAL
Sit down to a family-style Amish dinner that offers some
of the best food around the country. You’ll have dinner
on a family farm where good food and generous
hospitality is served around large tables. Multiple
homes are available in order to accommodate large
numbers of people at the same time. Minimum 20 people.
AMISH COUNTRY / ELKHART COUNTY VISITOR CENTER
“QUILT GARDENS” VIDEO & FREE QUILT DISPLAY
You’ll begin with a brief overview and DVD about the
unique, one-of-a-kind Quilt Gardens to orient you to
the area. Then you’ll be given an opportunity to explore
beautiful, handmade works of art by local fiber artists
Diana Bennett and Lina Zerkle on your own. Visitor Center
hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
QUILT GARDENS ALONG THE HERITAGE TRAIL
We’ve packed 1,000,000+ blooms into 19 gigantic
gardens, created 21 super-sized outdoor quilt
murals and planted them all in the heart of Northern
Indiana’s Amish Country. Each of the juried designs
is bursting with color and has its own special story.
View them free from May 30 through October 1.
DINNER & BROADWAY THEATRE AT AMISH ACRES
(MATINEE & EVENING PERFORMANCES)
The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres presents a
wide variety of Broadway-style productions including
musical theatre and light comedy.
Enjoy a pre-theatre dinner at Amish Acres’ cozy on-site
restaurant - a feast of Amish Country favorites brought
right to your table. Sit down under the hand-hewn
timbers of the Restaurant Barn and enjoy heaping
bowls and steaming platters of savory foods.
Visit AmishAcres.com for a complete performance
schedule.
LIVE THEATRE AT DAS DUTCHMAN ESSENHAUS HERITAGE HALL
Experience live theatre, comedians and award-winning bluegrass.
Contemporary Christian and Gospel artists at Heritage Hall.
Group lodging and dinner packages are available.
For details and a full schedule of performances, please visit Essenhaus.com
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> MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS
AMISH ACRES HISTORIC FARM & HERITAGE RESORT
Nappanee, IN
p: 800.800.4942 or 574.773.4188 ext 240
[email protected] | AmishAcres.com
An immersive, all-inclusive Amish Country experience spread over
80 rural acres - a not-to-be-missed, group friendly destination in
the heart of Nappanee that is listed in the National Register of
Historic Places.
- Tour the historic farm on foot and wagon
- Dine beneath the hand-hewn beams in the century-old Amish-built
Restaurant Barn.
- Take your seat in the 400-seat Round Barn Theatre for Broadway style
classic musicals
- Browse four on-site specialty shops packed with sweets, cheese, smoked
meats, quilts, baked goods and more
- Each August, enjoy the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival - An ABA Top 100 Event
- Retire to modern amenities amid nostalgic comfort at one of the two cozy
country inns (breakfast included)
DAS DUTCHMAN ESSENHAUS, Middlebury, IN
p: 800.455.9471 or 574.825.0052
[email protected] | Essenhaus.com
An unforgettable Amish Country experience, nationally recognized
for its restaurant and bakery (a pie-lovers paradise with 30
delicious varieties made daily). On-site shops, a charming and
comfortable inn, horse-drawn carriage rides and unique
“groups-only” interactive opportunities round out your stay!
- Enjoy traditional family-style meals, buffet dining or menu options
for lighter appetites
- Shop for truly unique gifts, home accents, baked goods, specialty items,
souvenirs, and accessories - coupons provided!
- Experience a group favorite - a variety of “make-it-and-take-it” classes are
available on-site – instructional and informational
- Well-appointed and spacious guest room accommodations with all the
amenities you appreciate and enjoy at the Essenhaus Inn and Conference
Center (breakfast included)
- Stop by both the Essenhaus Quilt Garden and Mural, one of the
Official Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail, an ABA Top 100 event!
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> MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS
SHIPSHEWANA FLEA MARKET, Shipshewana, IN
p: 260.768.4129
[email protected] | TradingPlaceAmerica.com
One of the country’s largest outdoor flea markets promises value
and variety. Weekly antique and cattle auctions plus numerous
food booths are available throughout the market.
- Shop up to 1,000 booths spread over 50 acres packed with bargains galore,
clothes and crafts
- Enjoy the 30,000-square foot antique auction PLUS cattle and hay auctions
on Wednesdays
- Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8am to 5pm, May through October
BONNEYVILLE MILL, Bristol, IN
p: 574.535.6458 (for reservations)
[email protected] | ElkhartCountyParks.org
A visit to rustic Bonneyville Mill is a step back in time and a step into
the most photographed attraction in Elkhart County. The friendly
miller tells the mill’s history as huge millstones rumble into action.
Take home a bag of freshly ground cornmeal – it’s the best!
- Tour Indiana’s oldest operating stone grist mill
- See beautiful dahlia’s in August
- Take group pictures at one of the most photographed spots in the area
- Group Tours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to Noon
WELLFIELD BOTANIC GARDENS, Elkhart, IN
p: 574.266.2006
[email protected] | WellfieldGardens.org
Water from Elkhart’s historic wellfield once powered the city’s
19th century mills. Today the woodland setting, just minutes from
downtown’s RiverWalk and restaurants, features winding stone
paths, charming pump houses and whimsical sculpture.
- Walk around paved, scenic paths as you reconnect with the natural habitat
- Enjoy beautiful scultpures, waterfalls and a scenic pond
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