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The Village Inn

Groups and Retreats


Nestled in the quaint village of Lakefield in the heart of the Kawarthas, The Village Inn’s meeting and conference facilities offer the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city environment while meeting all your modern business requirements. We’ve created an atmosphere perfect for strategic planning and creative thinking. Let us put your team at ease so that you can get down to business!

Business retreats can be a terrific team building experience for your company and a morale boosting exercise for your employees as well. Getting your company’s team away for a group retreat in the Kawarthas can help employees focus and work; brain storming new strategies and ideas for your business. A small business retreat can also be useful to help build employee loyalty and reduce turnover.

The Colonel Sam Strickland Meeting and Social Room can be utilized as one large meeting space, comfortably accommodating seating for up to 50 people, or can be divided to accommodate smaller groups. Our facilities have high-speed wired and wireless internet connections, permitting video conferencing and computer networking.

We are also close to many local restaurants with both onsite eating and delivery options for catering services to group events. We would be happy to help you make any catering, equipment and other arrangements for your business function. For more information about rates and to plan your next meeting, retreat or social function please call our General Manager at 1-800-827-5678 or email


Lakefield is the perfect location for your small country wedding and The Village Inn is within walking distance of 5 beautiful old churches. Stunning backdrops for those keepsake wedding photos abound both at the church and along the River front boardwalk.

Your guests will love staying at the Village Inn while attending your special event in Lakefield or the surrounding area. What could be more romantic than an intimate wedding at a charming Ontario country inn? The Village Inn is one of the loveliest small wedding venues in the Kawarthas, and is convenient for guests coming from the GTA. Our Lakefield inn is also ideal for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers.

Your wedding is going to be one of the best days of your life; you need to make sure that it is extraordinary! The Village Inn provides a perfect wedding destination, in addition to the local churches, fine dining & catering, our suite rooms are perfect for guests to retire to at the end of an amazing evening. The Village Inn has everything you need in a small wedding venue to make your wedding day absolutely perfect.

Teams/Motor Coach

Just 10 minutes from the city of Peterborough and a 90-minute scenic drive from the GTA, The Village Inn is an ideal stop for tourists wishing to explore Lakefield, points of interest along the Trent-Severn Waterway, and the beautiful Kawartha Lakes district by bus.

With many quaint and scenic tourist attractions in the Peterborough area, it only makes sense that you stay in an inn with the charm and character to match. At the Village Inn in Lakefield, you’ll find that we offer exceedingly comfortable and well furnished guest rooms. In addition to the inn’s terrific accommodations, attentive service and great location, there are many shops and restaurants within walking distance, so you can continue your tour even once the bus has stopped.

The intimate size of The Village Inn, and it’s convenient location, equidistant from Toronto and Ottawa, serves group travel well. Perfect for a quick overnight stop for motor coach groups, central for a reunion or a conference, close enough for a group of friends to meet up. Let the Village Inn host your group’s travel to The Kawartha Lakes.

Features include:
  • Convenient location
  • Can accommodate Quilting, Scrapbooking etc groups, Yoga Retreats
  • Bicycle storage for cycling groups
  • Free overnight motor coach parking