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Meetings & Events

Fond du Lac and the Lake Winnebago Region is a convenient and affordable meeting destination, centrally located within an hour of more than 70% of Wisconsin’s major populations — meaning greater opportunities for greater attendance! Add in our new Conference District plus a variety of outstanding meeting facilities and recreational options and your meetings are sure to make a big splash!

Whether you’re planning a large conference, an executive retreat, a sports tournament or any group event, we’re committed to making Fond du Lac, Wisconsin the best place to host it — and our team is ready to help you every step of the way.

Associations

The Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau offers comprehensive group services to support associations regardless of attendance size, with complimentary services during your events as well as pre- and post-event planning.

We can help meeting planners and conference committees:

  • Locate and secure the best facility to meet your needs;
  • Gather proposals with meeting and lodging room blocks;
  • Provide meeting rebates or tourism funds to qualifying groups;
  • Identify applicable grant opportunities;
  • Offer registration resources;
  • Recommend spouse programs;
  • Provide VIP welcomes;
  • Present extra-curricular activities;
  • Gather pertinent Fond du Lac information;
  • Arrange media promotion and much more.

Please contact our office for further information about our community, facilities and services. C’mon in!


Corporate

Planning a local or regional corporate meeting, board meeting, team building event, new product launch or leadership retreat? Look no further than Fond du Lac and C’mon in!

Your job is all about the details and making your event a success requires substantial planning and effort. Our team is dedicated to gathering the resources you need to plan a successful meeting — and as your partner, we’ll collaborate to ensure your meetings achieve the results you desire! Your success is our success, and our mission.


Faith

For faith-based group travel, conferences, retreats, mission trips and pilgrimages, Fond du Lac and the Lake Winnebago Region offers an idyllic combination of traditional and nontraditional venues — plus the beautiful landscape and history of the Holyland, with a variety of affordable venues.

Nestled in northern Fond du Lac County along the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago, the Holyland is known for its distinctive agricultural landscape, close-knit community life, and deep Roman Catholicism brought by Germans who began settling the region in the 1840s. The Holyland is home to ten churches, in ten communities — and typically, the community was named after the church first established in the area. In addition to the churches, there are some small grottos, and one church even expanded to include a monastery and a seminary.

If safety and easy access are key factors in selecting your next religious group destination, Fond du Lac is proud to fit those requirements and is consistently rated in the top 30 safest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, according to CQ Press. You’ll find us a place where youth ministers, chaperones and parents are comfortable sending their tweens and teens. Just call us to get started.


Reunions

The best reunions are well-attended reunions — and the fact that 70% of Wisconsin’s population can travel to Fond du Lac in about an hour’s time makes our community the perfect destination for military, class or family reunions.

We’ll help you identify best available dates for your event, secure the facility and locate overnight accommodation options through our lodging partners in the community. And once here, attendees will enjoy our nightlife, family-friendly activities, vast diversity of our area restaurants and very affordable hotel rooms. Call us to begin planning your reunion and create new memories in Fond du Lac and the Lake Winnebago Region. C’mon in!


Sports

Fond du Lac’s a winner for sports events and tournaments. Bring yours here, and you’re a winner too.

Consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the country, Fond du Lac’s central location makes our city ideal for statewide tournaments — with an inventory of over 440 guest rooms in a variety of lodging options to suit your style and budget. In fact, Fond du Lac has earned the reputation as “the” place for regional sporting events.

Our sports facilities excel with one of the state’s premier soccer complexes located in the center of the Campus District.  Fond du Lac Blue Line Family Ice Center is an ice-sport facility, featuring three sheets of ice under one roof in the Fairground District. Oven Island in the Lakeside District has beautifully groomed softball fields, while our windsurfing venues are sanctioned by the U.S. Windsurfing Association.

Plus, Fond du Lac will soon be home to a new Northwoods League baseball team, as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Marian University have announced a partnership to launch a new franchise beginning the 2017 season. Teams are currently located in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Canada. Fond du Lac becomes the ninth team located in Wisconsin.

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Weddings

The most important day of your life should be perfect. Welcome to perfect.

Our vibrant city offers great venues for pre-wedding parties and is also home to one of Wisconsin’s most popular bridal shops for wedding attire!  You can also find some custom made wedding jewelry and unique bridal party gifts at local retailers, plus select from a variety of traditional or outdoor venues for your special day!

For your special day, Fond du Lac’s historic churches and cathedrals are the perfect traditional setting — or you can opt for a more picturesque natural setting. Consider your options:

  • The contemporary Lake Winnebago Conference Center;
  • The southern shores of Lake Winnebago and the beautiful 400-acre Lakeside Park;
  • The grounds of the historic Galloway House & Village;
  • The quaint outdoor patios at an award winning goat farm or local apple orchard, or natural beauty found among the rolling hills of our many golf courses and clubs;
  • The premier retro venue, THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts;
  • Quintessential Wisconsin Supper Clubs along the Lake Winnebago shore;
  • The Niagara Escarpment park vista and more.

With all this, it’s no wonder that Fond du Lac is becoming one of the most popular wedding destinations in the region. And, wedding attendees will appreciate Fond du Lac’s central location and numerous hotel accommodations that meet every style and budget. How can we help you? Just contact us today! C’mon in and say “I do!”

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