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Have more than an event – Have an experience

Deer Creek features more than 12,000 square feet of function space which accommodates up to 450 guests. Whether you are planning a teambuilding retreat or an executive training session, our 10 function rooms will meet your needs. The 4,320-square-foot ballroom divides into six sections. Outdoors, lovely lakeview areas are ideal for picnics and barbecues. For special celebrations and weddings, Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center is a most memorable backdrop, complete with enticing recreational options.

From custom cuisine to unique entertainment, our specialists will assist you in every way possible to ensure your complete satisfaction. Your group will find a wide array of activities for before and after your event, in a peaceful natural setting.

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  • 30 minutes south of Columbus
  • 55 miles east of Dayton
  • 75 miles northeast of Cincinnati

rooms and amenities

  • 110 Lodge rooms with private balconies or patios plus 25 2-bedroom cabins
  • Telephone with voice mail & data port
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet
  • In-room safes
  • Iron and ironing Board
  • Refrigerators and coffee makers in all rooms
  • Hospitality Suites/VIP rooms
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Pet-friendly accommodations available
  • Cable TV & central air – all units
  • Gift Shop

facility features

  • More than 12,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 11 function rooms
  • Events up to 450 guests
  • Professional Meeting Planners
  • Full Service Catering
  • Teambuilding
  • Spouse & Children’s Activities
  • Group Meeting Packages
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • On-Site Audiovisual
  • Outdoor venues

Deer Creek Conference Center is ideal for banquets, receptions and meetings. The conference area has a variety of meeting/banquet rooms divisible into various breakout configurations.

planning essentials

At Deer Creek Conference Center, we pride ourselves on providing a beautiful atmosphere, fantastic culinary choices and extraordinary service for all types of meetings and special events. We’re also pleased to recommend local businesses that are ready to assist you in creating a unique and successful event.

For your consideration, we’ve provided a list of planning essentials:

tax exemption information

Meeting room specifications and layouts

Conference Services Guidelines

The following guidelines and procedures help us ensure complete satisfaction with your event. Please contact our Sales & Catering Department for any special arrangements.

Meeting Rooms
Please adhere to the agreed function schedule as other groups may be utilizing the same room prior to or following your event. Should your needs change, contact your Catering Sales Manager and every effort will be made to accommodate your requests. The seating capacity in the meeting rooms will vary depending on set-up, equipment and/or displays, head table, dance floor or other requirements. In order to maintain the quality and appearance of our facilities, stapling, tacking and taping to wall coverings or wood surfaces is prohibited. Please consult with our banquet staff regarding your requirements.

All banquet and meeting-related charges are subject to one master bill. All no-shows will be included in the master billing. Prior credit may be established upon completion of a credit application and approval by our accounting department. We reserve the right to request all or part of the bill prior to the function. Functions must be paid for in advance or at conclusion of such event unless direct billing status has been applied for and approved 10 days prior to your function. Full payment of all group charges incurred are due and payable 10 days from the billing date and are subject to a 2% per month service charge on any outstanding balance.

Tax Exemptions
Tax-exempt status will be granted if furnished with documentation 10 days prior to your event. Ohio laws require that the tax-exempt organization remit all monies on the tax-exempt billing. Local bed tax and sales tax on alcoholic beverages are not subject to exemption. We cannot offer tax-exempt status to anyone paying with a personal check or credit card.

Liability for any damages incurred by conference attendees or guests at any resort facilities are the responsibility of the organization booking the event and will be billed accordingly. The resort is not responsible for the security of or delivery/pickup of equipment, displays, printed material or any other items necessary for any function. Please consult with our Sales & Catering Manager for additional information.

Guestroom Policies & Guidelines

Guestrooms for Meeting Attendees

Following are rooms-related policies and procedures for our groups.

Group Arrival List
Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center must receive a group arrival list indicating all individuals with room reservations no later than 30 days prior to the actual arrival date. The list should indicate whether an individual will be alone or sharing accommodations with someone (name of second occupant required). This arrival list is critical to the prompt execution of your check-in and the lodge’s ability to provide you with the best accommodations available. We appreciate your cooperation.Failure to receive this information within the 30-day timeframe may result in automatic cancellation of your reservation.

Tax Exemptions

  • Guest(s) must be employed by a department, company, etc. that is exempt from sales tax in Ohio.
  • Guest(s) must be paying for the guestroom with a check from the company, a business listed as sales tax exempt in Ohio on the exemption form.
  • Guest(s) must bring the sales tax exemption form with them and present it to reservation agent at the time of check-in. To expedite the check-in process, please fax your sales tax exemption form with your name, confirmation number, and arrival date to the sales office at least 1 day prior to checking in.
  • Form must be completely filled out and current.
  • Guest(s) are only exempt from the sales tax imposed by the state of Ohio, which varies in each county, and cannot be exempt from the lodging tax imposed by the hotel.

Audio Visual & Technical Services

Whether you’re hosting an over-the-top evening, or a small intimate event, Deer Creek State Park Lodge offers on-site audio visual services to fulfill your group’s needs. Several cost-effective packages are offered, from technical assistance with your own equipment to rental of our Lumen LCD Projectors. For your convenience, all orders will be placed with your Catering Sales Manager. Download AV pricing menu.

*The prices listed are per day, per item and do not include Pickaway County sales tax. For any item not listed, please consult with your Catering Sales Manager.

Local Businesses

Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center is pleased to recommend a local team of professionals to assist you in creating a unique and memorable event. For more information, please contact the companies directly.


  • Flowers By Ralph
    340 N. Market Street
    Mt. Sterling, OH 43143
  • Wagner’s Flowers
    114 Watt Street
    Circleville, OH 43113
  • Flowers By Ralph
  • Flowers on Orchard Lane

Musicians or DJ

  • Class Acts
    245 Mount Vernon Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43215
  • Team DJ, Todd Jones
    4142 Bryson Cove
    Dublin, OH 43016
  • Around Columbus Entertainment
    Russell or Pamela Thomas
  • Moving People Entertainment
    Denny Donovan
    Todd Jones
  • Columbus Pro DJs

Photographers and Videographers

Beauty Shops & Spas

  • Lynn Messner
    12361 Yankeetown Road
    Mt. Sterling, OH 43143
  • Angie Searls, Mary Kay Cosmetics
    4004 Judson Road
    Columbus, OH 43207
  • Hair We Go Again, Rebecca Holbrook
    143 E. Main Street
    Circleville, OH 43113


  • Country Carriages, Tom Spiller
    29145 Jackson Road
    Cirvleville, OH 43113
  • Baskets N Boughs, Susan Temple
    15025 Messmore Road
    Asheville, OH 43103
  • Mikki Vinkovich
    Relaxation Massage Therapist
    212 S. Court Street
    Circleville, OH 43113
  • Uniquely Yours Bridal Fashions
    103 W. Main Street
    Circleville, OH 43113
  • Pickaway County Courthouse
    207 S. Court Street
    Circleville, OH 43113


  • Lindsey Bake Shop

Piano Tuning

  • Marti Truman

DC Park Naturalists

Dove Release

  • Denise’s Doves
    Denise Rhodes

Ordained Ministers

  • Sharon Pearson

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We’re ready to help. Contact our Sales Office at 1-877-496-9224 ext 110.