Post # 1
I’ve recently gotten engaged and can’t wait to start planning my big day! My fiancee and I live in London, UK, but I grew up in Canton and will be getting married next summer in Cleveland. My brother’s family lives there & my parents and sister-in-law are doing a lot of initial groundwork, but we’re very stumped on the venue.
Can anyone make any recommendations or provide photos from some of the local Cleveland venues? I’m very curious to see wedding pictures as its so difficult to tell from venue’s websites.
Thanks a lot!
Post # 3
Hi there!! My FI is from Massillon and lived in Canton for a few years after he graduated college. I’m from Cleveland (Lakewood) originally. Welcome to the boards!!
We’re having our wedding at Windows on the River which is in downtown Cleveland. Are you looking for something in the city or out in the suburbs? Not sure of your budget, but the venues in the city are kind of pricey. If you check out http://sammys.com/ they have a ton of venues where they are the exclusive caterer.
Another tip is start looking at Cleveland photographer blogs. Not only to find some one to photograph your day, but also to get venue ideas. Two birds, one stone! I have a lot of photographers whose blogs I stalk so let me know if you’d like their websites (send me a PM, I won’t be on Weddingbee much today.) Happy planning!!
Post # 4
how many people are you looking to have there? what is you budget (pp?)
Post # 5
I am not from Cleveland, my FI is so when we decided to do our wedding in Cleveland I took a week and went to several venues. Downtown was too pricey for me and a little confusing to drive since I am not from here. We ended up picking the 100th Bomb Group next to the Cleveland Airport. They are very easy to work with and it is a unique venue. I have lots of pictures of the place that arent online but I don’t know how to post them on here! Let me know if you’re interested!
Post # 6
I have worked in Cleveland in the event industry for almost 5 years and I’ve seen lots of the areas best venues in person. If you have the budget for a full-service venue (which I do not, so we chose a nontraditional venue) I’d be happy to recommend some places.
The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel – a gorgeous old hotel, great staff, lots of possibilities for decor/lighting (full disclosure – I used to work there).
Sammy’s – as EAQ219 already said, they have several nice locations and I’ve found the staff to be very nice to work with.
100th Bomb Group – good choice, mrscingle2be! This restaurant has excellent food, several private rooms, and a beautiful outdoor patio/ceremony area. The location is a bonus if you’re into airplanes.
Check out this website – http://www.weddingsincleveland.com/default.asp
They have lots of great pictures.
Post # 7
welcome to the hive!
I don’t live in the area so I can’t give you reccomendations, but wanted to say HI and congratson the engagement!
Post # 8
We’re doing The Renaissance.. We looked into a few places, including Sammy’s, The Ritz, and the Marriot downtown. I can answer questions about some of those places if you’d like. We’ve been really happy with the Renaissance for the most part- will let you know how it all goes in August!!
Post # 9
Hello Hive! This is my first post so I hope I do this right. I grew up outside of Cleveland and all of my family is still there, so I have a few suggestions for wedding sites. I’m not sure how big your guest list is, but St. Christophers-by-the-river in Gates Mills is where my parents got married and it’s adorable. Another cute church (both episcopal) is St. Huberts in Kirtland Hills. If you are looking for a really cool outdoor venue you may want to check out the Holden Arboretum. They have lots of beautiful gardens, miles of trails to explore and several covered areas and indoor areas where you could easily do a reception if the weather gets weird. Hope that helps!
Post # 10
We are having our reception at The Club at Key Center. It is a beautiful venue that overlooks Memorial Plaza has views of Browns Stadium and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It can fit up to 175 for a seated reception. I looked at many other downtown venues and I was most impressed by this one!
Post # 11
It depends on what size of wedding you are doing. Many of the big ticket places downtown do weddings, such as the Cleveland Botanical Garden, The Natural History Museum, Severance Hall, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The House of Blues, and The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Old Courthouse! I have been to weddings at The History Museum, The Old Courthouse, The Botanical Gardens, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they were all fabulous!!
There are several hotels in the area that do them as well, and there are several banquet halls in the area. I suggest you take a look at http://www.weddingsincleveland.com if you haven’t already, they have some good ideas and have been a great resource for my fiance and I.
My wedding is actually near Canton, in Louisville on a farm. We were definitely looking for something way out of the ordinary, lol. I have been searching for over a year for the right place, so I have pretty much come across every possible venue in the area throughout the process.
It all depends on what kind of feel you are going for, and your budget and whatnot. Cleveland actually has some pretty cool venues, and let me know if you are still looking and have any questions =)
Post # 12
I think that it depends on what kind of venue you are looking for!! There are plenty of great venues that you could get married in Cleveland. If you are looking for an amazing venue where you can have the ceremony and reception there is a great place called Happy Days Lodge, it is actually in between Canton and Cleveland in Cuyohoga Valley National Park! There is also THe Tanjier that is Akron and they do a wonderful job for big and small events. I am having my ceremony and reception at Lake Farm Park in Kirtland Ohio, Its a very scenic and the coordinators there are awesome!!! Hope that helped a a little! Good luck!
Post # 13
Hi! 🙂 I’m pretty new to the site too!
Like other girls have mentioned, we’re going with Sammy’s – specifically their Metropolitan Ballroom property. It has a great art deco/downtown feel if that’s what you’re going for, and it’s SO nice to have all of the catering and reception venue business wrapped up in one! Our ceremony location is pretty unusual – we’re being married on the terrace at Pier W, which is in Lakewood (only about 5 minutes from downtown.) If you love the water and the skyline, there’s no other place to do it – I highly recommend them thus far! Hope that helps!
Post # 14
leahdl, how many guests are you having for your ceremony at Per W? Do you know how many are allowed?