Private Events

Private Parties, Events & Weddings

Morning, noon, or night, the Oxbow is a dynamic choice for a variety of exclusive parties, events, and corporate functions. We feature highly unique and comfortable indoor spaces, as well as flexible urban outdoor spaces – environments that exude the kind of northern vibe you can’t find anywhere else in the region. With some of the town’s best food and drink offerings, we can host nightlife-driven revelries, site-wide celebrations, private corporate lunches, or anything you may have in mind.

We have full audio/visual capabilities, stages and specialty lighting, and quality sound. A range of set ups are possible accommodating smaller groups of fifteen up to larger events in the hundreds. And if your group wants to also spend the night, our 30 rooms (including 12 suites) can comfortably sleep as many as 72 people.


At The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely, you’ll find a wedding venue with intimate spaces, one-of-a-kind details and a destination atmosphere. The property features multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options, full-service dinner selections with menus, boutique rooms for your family and friends, and a stage for live music so you can dance the night away. Several wedding packages are available to fits various guest counts, desires and budgets.


We love being social, and hosting socials! Baby showers, bridal showers, bachelor(ette) parties, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations – you name it, we dig it. Gather in The Gallery for an intimate experience with your troupe, or celebrate in The Lakely for a grand-scale shindig with full bar, stage and room to mingle.


Escape to our little piece of the Wisconsin Northwoods and unplug, (at least from the cubicle!), relax, refresh and repeat. Here, you’ll get a taste of what we mean when we say, “authentic Eau Claire.” You can enjoy exclusive use of our meeting space, The Gallery, for your group to gather; creature comforts in our boutique hotel rooms, access to our actively programed stage events, farm to fork meal options, and personal assistance planning fun activities for everyone. Ready to adventure?


Escape the confines of hum-drum meetings! Plan your next board meeting, training, think tank or networking event with us; you’ll be glad you did, we promise. The Gallery is an aesthetically pleasing private room featuring natural light, exposed brick columns and regional artwork on the walls. We’ve got you covered with audio/visual equipment, as well as a mouth-watering exclusive private events menu. A change of scenery might be just what your team needs to get their excitement and passion flowing!

Contact us for further information on options and availability. (at) theoxbowhotel [d0t] com,)

Wedding Photography by Cora Eisebeis


The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely make for a unique and upbeat base of operations while you’re in Eau Claire on business. Our central location in downtown Eau Claire is close to everything you’d ever need or want throughout your stay.

See the Doing Business page for more information about renting The Lakely or Gallery space.

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