by Erica Krystek, Event Coordinator
The Anchor Plaza is a fabulous outdoor space available to host your special event. Located between the Courtyard and the Bayfront Convention Center on the second floor. It is accessible from all three properties (Bayfront Convention Center, Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel and Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel) by a covered walkway, so guests essentially don’t have to go outside.
Whether it be an intimate wedding ceremony and reception, cocktail party, family gathering, bridal or baby shower, or even a corporate celebration, this space can be transformed for any occasion! It is 20,000 square feet of rooftop space that is protected with a large tent so you can keep your guests under cover while still enjoying an outdoor experience! There are many options for setup as well as food and beverage service provided by the Bayfront staff. Depending on the specific event requirements, the capacity varies from a 150 guest wedding reception to a 400 person cocktail party. Smaller gatherings less than 50 guests can booked through the sales manager at the Courtyard Hotel.
Due to the Erie weather pattern, the Anchor Plaza is available to rent during the months of May through October. We encourage you to give us a call at the Bayfront Convention Center to schedule a tour of this unique space and plan your next event!