The Club @ Key Center

posted 3 years ago in Cleveland
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@limekitty:  I actually worked there about 5 years ago! I am unsure if the General Manager is still the same.If it is, you are in for the time of your life.

 

The Club at Key will do ALL your decorating, provided nothing is too outlandish. The Club is beautiful on the inside. It doesn’t need much in the way of outside decor, and the view speaks for itself.

 

Pricing is not too outrageous. I think I remember it being $3ish/pp/per appetizer, $7ish/pp/per salad, and $34ish/pp/per entre. There is a 20% gratuity fee automatically added to your bill.

 

They don’t book hotel blocks for you. You have to talk directly to the Marriott for that, but they can tell you who to speak with.

 

If you are looking at country clubs, there is another club about 10 minutes east off I-90 called Shoreby. I worked there as well. They are both Club Corp clubs. You should Google them.

 

I truthfully can’t say enough good things about both locations. 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@limekitty:  to be honest, I’m not sure what their schedule is around the “off season”. You can call Shoreby and ask their receptionist about The Club. They will have more information than I do.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

As shortie1848 mentioned, they don’t help with the room blocks. However, there really is not much to blocking rooms at a hotel. First the how:

You can call hotels near The Club @ Key Center individually to see if they have availability for your dates. Here are some hotels nearby with telephone numbers and addresses in case you want to take a look:

Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH ‎
(216) 696-9200
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
420 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH ‎
(216) 575-1234
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH ‎
(216) 696-5600
Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown
1460 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH ‎
(216) 241-6600
Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown
629 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH ‎
(216) 443-1000
Radisson Hotel Cleveland-Gateway
651 Huron Rd E, Cleveland, OH ‎
(216) 377-9000
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland Downtown
1111 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH ‎
(216) 241-5100
Embassy Suites Cleveland – Downtown
1701 E 12th St, Cleveland, OH ‎
(216) 523-8000
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
1515 W 3rd St, Cleveland, OH ‎
(216) 623-1300

You can call each one individually or you can go online and block rooms on GroupTravel.org. Online is way faster but you can try whatever suits you better.

Regardless of how you block rooms, here are things you should keep an eye out for. Try not to block rooms where the hotel makes you sign an attrition clause. This is where the hotel will charge you for unused rooms. So if you block 30 rooms and only 20 get reserved, the hotel holds you responsible for the 10 that were not.

Instead, look around for a hotel that offers a courtesy room block. This is the kind of room block where you don’t pay a deposit and you are not held responsible for unused rooms. Here is more info on that: http://grouptravel.org/wedding/what-is-a-courtesy-room-block-do-i-need-one-for-wedding-guests/

Also, many hotels offer a free room for every 20 or 30 rooms you block. Make sure to ask their complimentary room policy too.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@limekitty:  I got married at the Club at Key Center on a Saturday in August.  Room rental was $500, price per person was roughly $125.  This price includes cocktail hour food, veggie & cheese displays, open bar for 5 hours (pretty sure it was 5), wine service with dinner, champagne toast, plated entrees and salads, and chocolate covered truffles.  It also includes sales tax and the Club’s service charge.  

 

One of the great things about this venue, was that they don’t limit your choice of entrees.  Our guests were able to choose from a filet of beef, salmon, chicken, and vegetarian entree.  They also allow you to bring in any kind of dessert you’d like from the vendor of your choosing.  Staff was super helpful and friendly and helped make the night a complete blast.

 

The Club and our florist handled basically all of the decorating.  We were able to store items at the venue for the whole week leading up to the venue.  The Club’s event staff handled 90% of the questions from vendors and coordinated drop-off and set-up of the cake, flowers, DJ equipment, etc.

 

We LOVED the Club.  It was one of the pricier venues we looked at, but to me (and my groom and our families) the price was worth it for peace of mind.  It made the wedding day so easy and relaxing, because we knew the venue was handling everything.  We also loved having our hotel block at the Marriott.  Everything was so convenient!

 

Good luck with your planning!

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