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Dining

Meal Options

Buffet meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included

At Lake Williamson Christian Center, event planners have a choice! We have 3 great dining opportunities for your group. All of our retreat packages include buffet style meals in our dining room; multiple entrees, salad bar, dessert, beverage center, etc. 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. Of course no meeting is complete without snacks, 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. The Connections Cafe is also a great place for light meals or snack orders. Event planners must schedule its hours ahead of time, and know that its fun atmosphere creates a great opportunity for their guests to build relationships.


Buffet Meal

Included in Group Retreat Packages
Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Buffet dining is standard in all retreat packages.  We offer self-service buffet lines for an all-you-can-eat meal at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A breakfast meal typically consists of a protein, hot side dishes, cereals, fruit, bagels or toast, waffle station, and a beverage center of milk, juice, coffee, and water.  A lunch or dinner meal typically consists of multiple hot entrees, variety of side dishes, soup of the day, salad bar, garden spot, dessert, ice cream, and a beverage center of juice, soda, coffee, and water.

Our Food Service manager will choose the menu with care based on the type of groups we have on grounds at that time. We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions, however there are times where a guest may be asked to bring supplemental food in regards to their restriction.  All dietary requests are to be submitted to the event/group leader so the leader can arrange through Conference Services.

Our buffet, all-you-can-eat style of dining is a great way to please all members of your group!  However, this style of dining can lead to excessive waste at times, so we encourage our guests to take as they want, but to eat what they take.  We feel excessive waste goes against God’s call of us to be good stewards, and we know you would agree!

Buffet Dining

Included in Group Retreat Packages Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Salad Bar with Lunch & Dinner Buffets Beverage Center


Banquet Meal

Upgrade a Meal in Your Retreat Package
Sit-Down or Buffet Served Options

A retreat package meal can be upgraded to a banquet.  This includes formal table settings and decorations and your choice of menu selections.  The 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.  The holiday season is a great time for banquets, especially for churches, non-profit organizations, and office staffs celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and Valentine's. Each banquet meal is custom planned for each group.  Please contact our Group Accounts team to begin planning your banquet at 800-500-5922.  For a printable version of our banquet menu click here.

Banquet Dining

Sit-down serve brunches, luncheons, & dinners Combine banquet service with a Day Meeting Special Holiday Menu Upgrade any meal in your retreat package


Meeting Room Food and Beverage Service

Delivered To Your Meeting Space
Options for All Ages & Times of the Day

It’s the idea of water cooler talk; people gather around food to fellowship! So let us help you get the most out of your retreat fellowship times. Let us handle all preparation and cleanup so you can focus on ministering to your attendees. You can add some extra comfort to your meeting room with a hot decanter of coffee, teas, or ice water; maybe a tray of fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers, or fresh baked cookies. Think outside the box! Try our s’mores package during your group bonfire, or a late night pizza party. Contact Conference Services about adding our food and beverage services to your event. For a printable version of our meeting room food & beverage menu click here.

Meeting Room Food and Beverage Service

Hot & Cold Beverages, Snacks, Pizzas… Delivered to your Meeting space Options for All Ages & Times of the Day


Connections Cafe

Pizza Parties
Snack Package Options

The Connections Cafe at the Activities Center is serving up items off the grill, appetizers, and cool treats from the ice cream freezer. Groups can arrange pizza parties, snack packages, or times for the Cafe to be open for individual pay out of pocket orders.  For your convenience there is an ATM located by the Activities Center front desk.

We want to help you get the most out of your retreat fellowship times.  Let us handle all preparation and cleanup so you can focus on ministering to your attendees.  The cafe and courtyard 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, too. Don't worry about internet, because the Cafe is equipped with WiFi!  For a printable version of our Connections Cafe menu click here.

Connections Cafe

Pizza Parties Snack Package Options Full Grill