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  Rowe Window, depicting the origin of the wine used during Mass as well as the major agricultural industry of the island. For more information contact the church at 419-285-2741. For a local destination wedding check out The Crew’s Nest, located at Put-in- Bay on South Bass Island. Their various banquet facility choices can accommo- date intimate gatherings of a few or large affairs up to 400 guests. Venue choices include the Historic Victorian, Italianate Doller Mansion, built and owned by the former mayor of Put-in-Bay, Valentine Doller. Host a more intimate affair for 15- 60 guests inside the mansion. Or for larger parties, the mansion’s large lakeside front yard with a panoramic view and backyard gazebo is a location few are like- ly to forget. If you are looking for privacy yet the convenience of being on their main property, close to amenities, The Crew’s Nest Pavilion is the perfect place for your outdoor event. Its vast backyard provides plenty of room for dancing and socializing. For additional information visit or call 419-285-3625. Also located in Sandusky is African- themed Kalahari Resorts. From the most intimate to the extravagant, Kalahari offers the flexibility to accommodate par- ties from 12 to 2,200 at their unique resort. The banquet facilities are furnished in the same African design as the hotel. From elephants carved out of roots to ostrich skin wall hangings, each piece of art at Kalahari is hand-selected in the markets of Africa. With 215,000 square feet of event space, the resort has 39 unique meeting rooms including a 38,200 square- foot ballroom with a 24-foot ceiling. Kalahari is a destination in itself with its beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, Spa Kalahari where you can rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit as well as America’s largest indoor and out- door water parks. Combine this magnifi- cent venue with their premier banquet staff and their professional event planners and your event will be one that’s talked about for years to come. For more information visit or call 877-642-6847. The major appeal of the Lake Erie shores is of course, the Lake itself. There’s a feeling that can be gotten only by being on the lake in a boat. Operated by Good- time Lake Erie Cruises, The Goodtime I departs daily from Sandusky to the most well-known islands on Lake Erie, South Bass (Put-in-Bay) and Kelleys Island. For couples desiring a wedding on the water, The Goodtime I hosts private parties as well as Friday Night Party Cruises, sunset cruises and daytime island hopping. For more information visit or call 800-446-3140. If you are interested in planning any type of event in the Lake Erie area, be it a bachelor or bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner or the entire wedding ceremony, reception and overnight accommoda- tions, the Lake Erie Shores & Islands visitor’s bureau can provide information for over 615,000 square feet of meeting space and over 8,000 guest rooms in and around Lake Erie. Whether you’re looking for a traditional or non-traditional setting there are numerous choices along with a plethora of attractions and entertainment options to keep your group entertained. If you need additional assistance plan- ning your event go to the Meetings and Groups section of their website and click on the Request for Proposal. One of their group travel experts will provide you with the information you need. For more information visit or call 800-255-3743. § 68 § AKRONCANTONWEDDINGS.COM | WEDDINGS IN OHIO LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS GOODTIME LAKE ERIE CRUISES • PHOTO BY GENE WRIGHT 

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