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CONFERENCES & MEETINGS AT FERN RESORT

Meeting rooms with natural light, a spectacular lakeside location and exceptional customer service set us apart.

Fern Resort has over 14,000 square feet of lakeside conference space, with seven unique meeting rooms. Fern’s conference facilities are perfect for all types of groups from a board meeting of 10 people to an event for 300 delegates. Our exceptional customer service and attention to detail ensure that you can relax knowing your event will be a flawless success!

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Ready to book your next event at Fern Resort? We’re happy to provide you with a quote. Follow the link below and fill out the RFP form and we’ll send you the details on your customized package shortly.

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View of Fern Resort from Lake Couchiching

Location

Fern Resort is situated on the picturesque shore of Lake Couchiching, just a short drive north from Toronto, ON.

Dining at Fern Resort

Dining

From full breakfasts and delicious lunches to mouthwatering 4-course dinners, our à la carte menus make your event a success.

Yoga

Recreation

Balance your busy agenda with fun activities. We offer lots of opportunities to relax and reconnect after your meeting.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms

Take a closer look at our meeting spaces. We can accommodate small groups of 10 up to large conferences of 300 people.

SEE WHAT OTHER MEETING PLANNERS SAY

Exceptional Food

I can not say enough about the quality of the food available at Fern! We had 315 people at our last conference which was definitely maxing out the available space available at Fern but the exceptional quality and service was not affected at all. I am always amazed at how smooth things run at Fern.

All-Inclusive Pricing

The price has no surprises, which to me is the most important because I can budget correctly and price it out to our members.

Great Service

Food, accommodation, entertainment, customer service, cleaning staff, all exceptional…Jennifer, Sarah & Stefanie, we thank you for your thoughtfulness, great ideas and outstanding organizational abilities. We all have so many new memories etched in our minds and we will be talking about this event for many years to come. Congratulations to your amazing team and thank you from ours.

retreats

A retreat at Fern lets you experience the best of both worlds: focused work and relaxation. Eliminate daily distractions and revitalize, reflect and recharge your team’s energies. Let Fern Resort compliment your agenda and book horse-drawn wagon rides, customize a team-building event  or schedule spa treatments for your attendees. Fern is the ideal locale to get away from it all and keep everyone together!

Retreats at Fern Resort
    • Accommodation
    • Meeting Room
    • Meals
    • Break snacks
    • Continuous coffee, tea, ice water, juice and soft drinks during the meeting
    • Break Out Rooms (if required)
    • Customized in-house AV package (screen, projector, speakers, sound booth, microphones, flip charts and easels)
    • Complimentary resort-wide Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary parking
    • Use of Fern Resort’s indoor and outdoor sports & recreation facilities
    • A dedicated Conference Coordinator to assist with planning

Price subject to Event Services Charge and HST.

Fern Conference attendees
    • Accommodation
    • Meeting Room
    • Meals
    • Break snacks
    • Continuous coffee, tea, ice water, juice and soft drinks during the meeting
    • Break Out Rooms (if required)
    • Customized in-house AV package (screen, projector, speakers, sound booth, microphones, flip charts and easels)
    • Complimentary resort-wide Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary parking
    • Use of Fern Resort’s indoor and outdoor sports & recreation facilities
    • A dedicated Conference Coordinator to assist with planning

Price subject to Event Services Charge and HST.

CONFERENCES

Fern Resort is located on Lake Couchiching, only 90 minutes north of Toronto. We have everything you need for a professional corporate event, including plenty of team building activities so you can have some fun too. Fern will customize your all-inclusive conference package so that your next event will be a worry-free success!

ASSOCIATIONS

Fern Resort is the best place to hold your next meeting. Our all-clusive package allows you to accurately forecast the cost of the event to stay on budget. There are no billing surprises. Let Fern host your board meeting and combine it with an overnight meeting or AGM for your members.

    • Accommodation
    • Meeting Room
    • Meals
    • Break snacks
    • Continuous coffee, tea, ice water, juice and soft drinks during the meeting
    • Break Out Rooms (if required)
    • Customized in-house AV package (screen, projector, speakers, sound booth, microphones, flip charts and easels)
    • Complimentary resort-wide Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary parking
    • Use of Fern Resort’s indoor and outdoor sports & recreation facilities
    • A dedicated Conference Coordinator to assist with planning

Price subject to Event Services Charge and HST.

Day meetings image
  • Light continental breakfast upon arrival
  • Meeting Room
  • Meals
  • Three-course lunch or buffet in the Heritage Dining Room
  • Continuous coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and ice water
  • AV package with projector, speakers, screen, flip charts, speakerphone and easels
  • Complimentary resort-wide Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary parking

Price subject to Event Services Charge and HST.

day meetings

You need to motivate your team and get ideas flowing. Book a day meeting package at Fern Resort and make use of our dynamic meeting spaces with natural light and views of the lake,continuous refreshment stations and a scrumptious lunch. Centrally located, Fern is a short drive from Barrie and Muskoka and just around the corner from Orillia.

Lamb chops entree at Fern Resort

MEALS

À la carte menus. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Decadent desserts.

Served in the Heritage Dining Room, our delicious meals are menu-ordered by each guest. We are proud of our long-standing reputation for excellent food, which goes hand in hand with warm hospitality and attentive service.

Sample Breakfast Menu Sample Lunch Menu Sample Dinner Menu

Breaks & Snacks

Your customized meeting package includes continuous coffee, tea, soft drinks, juice and ice water during your meeting. If you have also requested snacks with your break, some suggestions are: Fern rolls with honey, freshly baked muffins, cinnamon buns, butter tarts, brownies, cookies, yogurt parfaits, fresh sliced fruit, pita chips with veggies and hummus, etc.

ACCOMMODATION

The historic charm of Fern Resort is evident in our tastefully appointed 103 rooms, a combination of inns, cottages and suites. Most have decks or balconies overlooking the lake. All rooms have a fireplace, AC, mini fridge, coffee maker, phone, TV, hair dryer, iron with ironing board. High-speed WiFi is available in all of our rooms.

A limited number of rooms are on the main floor and accessible. Whenever possible we book accommodations close to our clients’ meeting space and automatically offer a complimentary upgrade to lake view rooms and cottages.

RECREATION

Relax. Recharge. Reconnect.

Balance your busy agenda with some fun activities! Fern Resort has an amenity or activity to interest everyone in your group and it’s all included in your package rate.

Activities & Facilities

Customize Your Activities.

Looking for fun things to do as a group? From a friendly axe throwing competition to a relaxing yoga class, we have the perfect activity for everyone to take part in. Additional fee will apply.

Customized Activities
Couple On Pedal Boat
Group Of Women Skating On The Wooded Trail
2 Men Climbing The Rope & Tire Challenge
Dogsledding
Yoga
SUP
Couple Kayaking
Curling
Couple Cross Country Skiing
team building

team building

With over 2 km of lakefront and 140 hectares, there’s room for everyone to play at Fern Resort! Our fun team building activities are designed to encourage teamwork and cooperation, and can be incorporated seamlessly into your corporate event. Our Sports Director will customize a fun team event that suits all activity levels from extreme to sedate or something in between. Contact us today to find out how you can boost the effectiveness of your next conference or corporate retreat.

Frequently Asked Questions

We will customize an all-inclusive per person group package rate that makes sense for your event. We charge a simple all-inclusive rate based on single or double occupancy. The price depends on the inclusions, the date, how much meeting space you require and the number of people.

We do not have a minimum food and beverage requirement because your meals are automatically included in your package. Not paying for your delegate’s meals? No problem, we will customize the package that’s right for you and we can charge the delegates directly for their meals.

Alcohol, gift shop purchases, spa services and some activities like water skiing. There are no billing surprises or hidden fees!

It is a percentage charged on the negotiated rate to facilitate the efficient delivery of meetings and events and includes service paid to core staff.

Yes we offer a simple all-inclusive package that includes accommodation, all meals served à la carte in the Dining Room, meeting space with natural light, continuous beverages during your meeting and at meals, AV equipment, fibre optic high-speed WIFI, parking and use of the many sports and recreation amenities.

We can customize a package that is right for your group with the meals, meeting space and type of rooms that you require.

Yes, Fern Resort has fibre optic high speed WIFI throughout the entire resort and it’s free!

Fern Resort’s rates are all-inclusive so your meals are already included. We do not have any cooking facilities for our guests and outside catering is not permitted. Some exceptions such as wedding cakes may apply. Let us do all of the cooking and cleaning! You deserve it!

Fern Resort is accustomed to taking care of hundreds of guests at every meal. With that comes the need to accommodate many food allergies and sensitivities. All of our menus have gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available. Please identify yourself to your Server and let them know about your specific allergy so they can alert the kitchen. Our Culinary Team is very careful to follow the allergy protocols for just about any dietary restrictions or allergy.

There is so much to do at Fern Resort and it’s all included in your rate. List of included activities and facilities.

For social groups the balance is due prior to departure. For corporate groups you will be invoiced for the remainder of your bill after departure and it is due within 30 days.

The cancellation policy for groups is different than for individual reservations and it depends on the type of group. For example a wedding will have a different formula than a conference. Generally speaking we offer a sliding scale so the cancellation fee increases the closer we get to the arrival date.
If the Federal, Provincial or Regional Government or Health Unit is preventing gatherings due to a pandemic or other state of emergency your event can be rescheduled and the deposit will be credited to a new date for an event of greater or equal value to occur within 12 months after the date of cancellation on mutually agreed upon date. If the event is not actualized in that time period the cancellation fees in the contract will apply.

Yes, we offer fun indoor and outdoor group activities. Our groups especially love the Fantastic Race or the Pub Night Trivia! Please contact us to discuss your Team Building requirements.

LOCATION

Discover the Fern difference.

Fern Resort is located on the eastern shores of picturesque Lake Couchiching, near Orillia, Ontario – just 90 minutes north of Toronto. Hidden amongst the willow trees is a relaxed lakeside retreat with everything you need to host a professional event.

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