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The Perfect Package for the Perfect Day
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The Perfect Package for the Perfect Day
Choose the perfect wedding package to help make your night as memorable as can be.

Have the most beautiful wedding in town at the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center in Erie, PA. Choose your perfect wedding from a variety of package options that the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center provides. The professionals will work with you to ensure that everything will be done in time so that you can have the perfect wedding day, just like you imagined.

Click on any of the packages to the right to see the Wedding Menus offered at Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center. 

Did you know? Hotels are among the most convenient and low-stress wedding venues—from catering to rentals, much of what you’ll need for your wedding is handled in-house. And, you and your guests can stay on premises—what could be better than simply taking an elevator up to your room at the end of the night, without worrying about transportation?

Meet the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center's chef, Don Harned.

Wedding Checklist

Click here to download a PDF of a full Bridal Guide »

Click here to download a PDF of the wedding checklist »


16 – 9 Months Before
  • Decide on a wedding date
  • Work out your budget.
  • Pick your wedding party.
  • Reserve your date and venues.
  • Book Church/Officiant
  • Research photographers, bands, florists, and caterers.
8 Months Before
  • Hire the photographer and the videographer.
  • Book the entertainment.
  • Meet caterers.
  • Purchase a dress.
  • Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
  • Register for gifts
7 – 6 Months Before
  • Select and purchase invitations.
  • Start planning a honeymoon.
  • Shop for bridesmaids' dresses.
  • Purchase a dress.
  • Meet with the officiant.
  • Book a florist.
  • Arrange transportation.
  • Start composing a day-of timeline.
5 – 4 Months Before
  • Book the rehearsal and rehearsal-dinner venues.
  • Check on the wedding invitations.
  • Select and order the cake.
  • Send your guest list to the host of your shower.
  • Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings.
  • Schedule hair and makeup artists.
  • Choose your music.
3 Months Before
  • Finalize the menu and flowers.
  • Order favors, if desired.
  • Make a list of the people giving toasts.
  • Finalize the readings.
  • Finalize the order of the ceremony and the reception.
  • Print menu cards, if you like, as well as programs.
  • Purchase the rings.
  • Send your event schedule to the vendors.
2 Months Before
  • Touch base again with all the vendors.
  • Meet with the photographer.
  • Review the playlist with the band or deejay.
  • Send out the invitations.
  • Submit a newspaper wedding announcement.
  • Enjoy a bachelorette party.
1 Month Before
  • Enter RSVPs into your guest-list database.
  • Get your marriage license.
  • Mail the rehearsal-dinner invitations.
  • Visit the dressmaker for (with luck!) your last dress fitting.
  • Stock the bar.
  • Send out as many final payments as you can.
  • Confirm times for hair and makeup and all vendors.
  • E-mail and print directions for drivers of transport vehicles.
  • Assign seating.
  • Purchase bridesmaids' gifts.
  • Write vows, if necessary.
  • Get your hair cut and colored, if desired.
Week of the Wedding
  • Reconfirm arrival times with vendors.
  • Delegate small wedding-day tasks.
  • Send a timeline to the bridal party.
  • Pick up your dress.
  • Check in one last time with the photographer.
  • Set aside checks for the vendors.
  • Send the final guest list to the caterer and all venues hosting your wedding-related events.
  • Break in your shoes.
  • Assemble and distribute the welcome baskets.
  • Pack for your honeymoon.

Contact the Clarion Lake Erie & Bel-Aire Conference Center for your wedding