The Classic Choice - Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center
Whether you are deciding where to go for dinner, planning a trip to Presque Isle State Park, or designing your ideal wedding, the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center can offer you an elegant, memorable experience. The Bel-Aire is one of the area’s finest and most prominent facilities and has served as a part of Erie's landscape for many years.
With its sophisticated accommodations, the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center has been voted Erie's #1 hotel by readers of the Erie Times News for two years running. For the past 20 years, it has consistently been ranked in Lodging Hospitality's top 100. "We are a family run business. That's what sets us apart from many of the other hotels in the Erie area," says owner Kerry Schwab Jr, "...we put that personal touch on every aspect of our business."
Guests of the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center will find our homey accommodations a relaxing way to unwind after a hectic day of business or fulfilling afternoon of recreation. The Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center has 131 tasteful and elegant rooms that offer spacious, comfortable, and poolside options.
Famous for their elegant wedding receptions, the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center will take the time to make every detail of your dream day come true. The professional staff offers one-on-one individualized planning for your special event, because "every girl deserves a Bel-Aire wedding." It is also the ideal setting for your perfect business meeting or professional banquet. "A special level of attention and serious planning goes into everything that we do," says Schwab, "it just makes sense for you to let our professional meeting planners help make your next meeting a success."
The Regency Ballroom has the capacity to accommodate a gathering of up to 600 people, and some of the many included options are food and beverage catering, white glove service, linens, china, silver, crystal, and floral centerpieces.
The Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center's award winning restaurant, Maxi's Cafe, serves the finest steak and seafood selections around and is accompanied by one of the best wine selections in the area. The restaurant offers a diverse menu, such as lasagna soup and shrimp etouffee, in addition to nightly specials. Only the freshest handpicked ingredients are used to prepare the varied menu comprising of appetizers, entrees and desserts offered at Maxi’s Cafe.
In addition to the varied menu at Maxi's Cafe, there is an assortment of other dining options at the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center. Guests can enjoy a mimosa on the terrace by the Mediterranean-style pool, snuggle up next to the elegant fireplace for a romantic evening for two, or enjoy dinner in the open and tastefully decorated dining room with friends.
All guests are invited to the full-service restaurant for a hot breakfast buffet for just five dollars every day of the week. When you're in town for a special visit, or looking to save mom the hassle of cooking, the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center offers an elaborate Easter and Mother's Day Buffet that is an astounding 100 feet long. Its beautiful ice sculptures, breakfast and lunch items, dessert stations, and a chocolate fountain are something you don't want to miss. If the party is at your place, the Bel-Aire's Four Seasons Catering is also available for off-property food and beverage needs.
Part of Choice Hotels International, which franchises thousands of hotels, the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center offers customers airline miles, points for free hotel nights and various awards, among other benefits in 48 countries throughout the world.
"With our seasoned management team, the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center has over 120 years of experience," says Schwab. "We are now in our third generation of management, and we still continue to provide unparalleled services - with the hope to do so for another twenty years. We can offer a restaurant, bar, room service, swimming pool and exercise facility right here under one roof. This is our biggest advantage. It gives guests the ability to make the most of their time with us."