The Windermere dining hall provides buffet-style dining and is located in the center of the campus.

At Windermere Conference Center, event planners have a choice! We have three great dining opportunities for your group, regular buffet service dining, catered meals and the Lakeside Grill.

Buffet style meals served three times a day in our dining room include an entree, salad bar, dessert and complete drink station. Are you looking to treat your guests to a special meal? Event planners can upgrade one of the meals to a sit and serve banquet with linens. Finally, we have a Lakeside Grill for both snack times and meal times. The grill is a pay as you go cafe where you can stop and have lunch during a busy recreation day or meet for ice cream after worship. The grill is open on season until 11:00 pm on weekdays, and limited hours on the weekends.

Buffet Meals served at Lakeside Dining Room

Included in Group Retreat Packages as requested
Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Salad Bar with Lunch & Dinner Buffets and Dessert(s)
Beverage Center

Buffet dining includes an entree, several side dishes,  a salad bar with a wide variety of toppings and dressings, dessert, and beverage center (juices, coffee, tea, and soda) at lunch and dinner. Meals are served in the main dining room. Breakfasts include hot breakfast entrees, side dishes, beverage center, assorted cereals, yogurt, & fruit.

Our chefs choose the menu with care based on the type of groups we have on grounds at that time. Menus take into consideration the balance of children, youth, and adult groups scheduled at the time, so that menu choices will meet the needs of everyone.Care is also taken to accommodate guests with special dietary needs or allergies. Please contact conference services at least 2 weeks in advance with your group member’s dietary or allergen needs.  Although we do the best we can to accommodate special needs and allergies, we do have an open kitchen and cannot guarantee that accidental cross contact will not occur.  If any of your group members have multiple or severe (anaphylactic) allergies, please contact the Director of Dining Services to discuss dining options.

Meal Times

7:30 – 8:30 am
12:00 – 1:00 pm
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Arrangements for meals should be made when lodging is reserved. Changes in meal arrangements may be made with 24 hour notice by contacting the Front Desk. No credit is given for missed meals.

Windermere offers a variety of catering services from buffet style formal banquets to S’mores for your campfire.  For additional information on our catering services or meals please contact your event planner.

Special Needs and Requests

If you need a special diet plan for meals during your stay, Windermere can most likely meet those needs at no additional cost. However, in some cases an additional charge may be incurred.

Also if you are planning a retreat at Windermere and have a special meal, snack or dessert that you would like to have served, please contact your event planner. With advance planning our staff can convert your special recipes and serve them during your stay.

For more information about requesting special diet or meals please contact an event planner  or call us at 573-346-5200.

Catering Services

We want to help you get the most out of your retreat fellowship times. Let us handle preparing snacks and all the set-up and clean up associated so you can focus on ministering to your attendees, so don’t forget about our extensive snack list! We do all of the work to prepare and deliver the snacks to your meeting space, exactly when you want it.

We also can provide complete catering services from box lunches to sit down dinner in your conference space. One of our more popular events is a breakfast brunch for your group served in a separate section of our dining hall. Whether you’re a local group looking for catering services or staying in our lodging, we can meet your catering need.

Formal table settings and decorations, your choice of menu selections, your meal can be served plated in courses or as a buffet. Groups who wish to specify the menu selections should upgrade the standard buffet meals in their package to banquets.

Our Banquet Rooms are elegant meeting rooms that can be combined with the dining room. They are favorites for banquets and buffets. These rooms and the main dining room can be equipped with a sound system and video screens. Our main Banquet room features a beautiful lakeside view. For larger banquets you expand into the main dining room & veranda.


Our Guest Service team will set-up your meeting space to your specifications prior to arrival.
Chair and table configurations are available.
A variety of stage riser can be rented from your event planner.
AV Equipment (LCD Projectors, Sound Systems, Microphones, Direct Boxes, DVD & CD Players, Pianos, etc.) are also available from your event planner.
Free Wireless Internet.

The holiday season is a great time for banquets, especially for churches, non-profit organizations, and office staffs celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Valentines. Each banquet meal is custom planned for each group, please contact our group accounts team to begin to plan your banquet, (573) 346-5200 Ext. 114.

Sit-down serve brunches, luncheons, & dinners
Combine banquet service with a Day Meeting
Special Holiday Menu, also Special Options such as Outdoor Cookouts and Bar-B-Qs
Upgrade any meal in your retreat package

You can add some extra comfort to your meeting room with a hot decanter of coffee, teas, and ice water; a tray of fruit, vegetables, or cheese and crackers; or fresh baked cookies. Another option is to make s’mores during your group bonfire, its a classic retreat activity that will help make a lasting positive memory and grow relationships. Let us know your catering needs now.

Lakeside Grill

The Lakeside Grill is serving up items hot off the grill, appetizers, and cool treats from the ice cream freezer. Groups can arrange parties, snack packages, or times for the cafe to be open for individual pay out of pocket orders.

The Lakeside Grill is also a great place for light meals or snack orders. Off season, event planners must schedule its hours ahead of time. The Lakeside Grill’s fun atmosphere create a great opportunities for guests to build relationships.


Snack Package Options

Hand dipped Ice Cream


Snack foods of all kinds from the freezer to the grill
The grill and Marina patio is a great spot to take in a movie with your whole group in a laid back, casual setting. It works well for small group meetings and fellowship times. The grill is also equipped with WiFi!