Are you searching for the ideal spot to host group retreats in New York that combines modern conveniences with a touch of nostalgia? Look no further than our spacious event center and 25-room bed and breakfast in Chautauqua, NY. Our location is perfect for a wide range of events such as executive retreats, reunions, college staff and faculty retreats, workshops, yoga retreats, and social groups. Our literary-themed rooms and suites will delight academics and creative professionals, and our experienced staff can assist you in selecting engaging activities for your group. Located just 1.5 hours from Buffalo, New York, 45 minutes from Erie, PA, and 2.5 hours from Pittsburgh, we guarantee that your event at The Spencer Hotel & Spa will be both successful and memorable.
Meeting & Event Spaces
We have various meeting spaces available, including the Hulquist Center for events of up to 55 people and welcoming common rooms and outdoor spaces at the hotel for more intimate gatherings, with catering and kitchen facility options available. Our experienced staff is happy to advise on the best spaces to meet your group’s needs.
The Hulquist Center
Located just a half block from the hotel, this off-property, dedicated event space is particularly well-suited for presentations and larger meetings. The exquisite building, which is listed as the oldest in Chautauqua County, offers a variety of versatile spaces, including a downstairs and upstairs room, a breakaway area, and a two-story wrap-around porch. Guests also have access to a variety of equipment, such as drop screens, projectors, and sound systems.
- Capacity for up to 55 attendees
- Downstairs Room: 23′ x 6″ by 47′
- Break Away Area: 15′ x 2″ by 9′ plus traffic area
- Upstairs Room- 23′ x 6″ by 47′ and an optional partition to split the room in half
- Downstairs Equipment: Drop screen, projector, white dry-erase board, tables, 55 cushioned chairs, podium, sound system, microphone, WiFi, and corkboard around the room
- Upstairs Equipment: TV, projector, dry-erase boards, and drop screen
On-property, groups can take advantage of our Peacock Dining room for meals and meetings for up to 26 people or our Living Room with the ability to watch a film on our large projector screen. Guests also have access to four floors of furnished porches overlooking Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Lake, and the gardens and parks surrounding us are perfect for outdoor meditation or yoga sessions. We offer healthy snacks and catering services in addition to scrumptious breakfasts for hotel guests, or the option to rent our kitchen facilities.
Guest Accommodations at our Chautauqua Inn
Our guests enjoy attentive service and modern conveniences within a whimsical setting that encourages relaxation and renewal. We are also the only building on the historic Chautauqua campus with a full-service elevator and central air conditioning and offer a central location that is only a short walk to the lake.
Lodging and Services
The hotel offers 25 rooms, including 8 suites and an apartment option for guests to choose from. All of our accommodations feature heavenly beds, monogrammed bathrobes, themed musical CDs & books, and sparkling bottled water, and a wistful literary ambiance. Our on-site spa and massage services and restorative cedar sauna provide additional relaxation options.
- Free wireless internet access
- Cable television & CD Player
- Iron and ironing board
- Daily housekeeping services
- Other services may be available upon request
Transportation and Tours
We can help you foster camaraderie and improve your group’s dynamics by arranging team-building activities and outings. From rugged to sophisticated, our area offers a variety of opportunities to create memories together.
Group Concierge Services
Our knowledgeable team is here to assist you in organizing an exciting itinerary for your group, including wine tasting, cultural excursions, or outdoor activities. We can also arrange transportation and tour services, including private drivers for airport transportation and customized guided tours of the area.
- Wine Tasting
- Historical Tours
- And More!
Make The Spencer Hotel & Spa your destination for your next group event and experience the ultimate in relaxation, inspiration, and rejuvenation.