Planning a church or corporate event means more than just finding a hotel that’s large enough to handle all your guests, it means finding a facility that can provide you with a memorable experience that breaks free of the cookie cutter experience of the chain hotels. It means finding a place where you can enjoy excellent food and still have it catered to your participants’ dietary needs.
You want a conference experience with more than just meeting rooms, the latest AV equipment, and excellent chefs and kitchen staff. You also want one in a beautiful, peaceful setting that lets you focus on your agenda and purpose and not get sidetracked by outside distractions or dealing with the typical conference headaches.
Canterbury Conference Center is located just outside Orlando, in Oviedo, Florida, far enough away to give you some peace and seclusion, but still close enough to enjoy all its amenities and attractions.
Explore Canterbury Conference Center
Situated on beautiful Lake Gem, Canterbury is nestled inside 48 beautifully-wooded acres where you can experience the peace and quiet of nature, even while being close to the city and all its amenities.
Our quiet charm and top industry professionals will make your stay at Canterbury relaxing and memorable. Our staff and facilities can provide whatever you need, whether your company is here for meetings or a retreat, or you and your family are planning a private event like a wedding or reunion.
We have meeting rooms of various sizes, from boardroom to banquet hall. Each room is equipped with its own wifi, audio/visual equipment, and various amenities to meet your requirements.
We have 45 private guest rooms each with its own bathroom, and we provide linens and all the other offerings of home, with one exception: there’s no television or telephone so you can be guaranteed freedom from distractions and stress.
The Canterbury meeting experience
We have a few buildings throughout the Canterbury retreat, and at its heart is the Canterbury Conference Center. Overlooking Lake Gem, the Conference Center holds three conference rooms, St. Paul, Winchester, and Bishop Boardroom.
The Conference Center is also the home to our large dining hall, where our guests are treated to delicious home cooking. The St. Paul dining rooms can be converted into a single space that seats 200. The Winchester Room can seat 60 people, or it can be divided into two separate rooms for smaller gatherings.
The St. Paul and both halves of Winchester have smart, large screen LED monitors that can be used during meetings or meals.
Our 300 Lodging Building is a single story building that’s just a short stroll from the Conference Center building. It holds 14 hotel-style guest rooms and the St. Alban’s Conference Room. The St. Alban’s Room seats 55 guests, has a smart, large screen LED monitor, and a beautiful view of the woods that surround us.
Canterbury’s food service
Our food service team are fantastic professionals who prepare and serve homemade cuisine to thrill your palate. Meals are generally served buffet style in our dining room, although we have switched to cafeteria style during the pandemic, following CDC, state and local guidelines . We can also provide a box lunch and snacks, and can build reception and banquet setups as well.
Guests can either eat in our dining room, or enjoy their meal on our dining deck overlooking Lake Gem, complete with tables, chairs, and umbrellas. Or if you prefer, you can take your meals to your room if you prefer quiet solitude.
Explore Canterbury’s guest rooms
Our rooms are just like normal hotel rooms, with single queen beds or two double beds, plus a desk, private bathroom, and best of all, no TV or telephone. While the rooms are primarily for single guests, it’s possible to double up guests as needed in the double bed rooms.
You can spend your days inside your room working, meditating, praying, or getting some much-needed sleep. And when you’re so moved, you can step outside and. . .
Explore the grounds
While you’re at Canterbury, take some quiet time to sit on one of our boat docks and look out over the water. Or walk along our mile-long walking trail with exercise stations. Or you can spend time on the water in one of our canoes, kayaks, or paddle boats.
If you and your team are feeling more adventurous and want to do some team building, we have a professional ropes course that lets people challenge themselves and each other, all while forging stronger bonds and growing closer to each other.
Our professional ropes team can guide your group or party through an adventure in the trees, from beginners to advanced obstacles and courses.
To learn more about visiting the Canterbury Conference Center, you canor call us at (407) 542-5929 for more information.