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Pura Vida by Brandt is a perfect choice for your Rehearsal Dinner or Wedding Reception. Conveniently located in Downtown Cleveland's Public Square, we are within walking distance of The Old Stone Church, Renissance Hotel, 4th St Arcade and many other downtown wedding venues.

Offering amazing, chef inspired, "New American" cuisine. Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Friendly! Chic, Modern Decor.

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Christine Sent on 07/08/2014
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I had my wedding reception here and everything was absolutely fantastic! I considered almost every available option in the Cleveland area, but chose Pura Vida for aesthetics, food and alcohol options, and location - close to bars & hotels. The space is great, the walls of the restaurant retract into the ceiling, opening to the Culinary Institute lobby, which allowed us to comfortably fit 105 guests, a Photobooth, DJ, dance floor & lounge. The space had a nice midcentury modern feel, & the restaurant also has a large patio. It is perfect for a rehearsal dinner, or for receptions up to 115 people. I think more than that would feel tight, unless you were not having dancing. The best part was the flexibility, and Pura Vida staff. We basically had our choice of the entire menu for the reception, and Katie and the rest of the staff were great at allowing us to customize things to meet our tastes. This isn't your cookie cutter meat, and chicken place! During cocktail hour we offered a meat and charcuterie board, and passed appetizers, which our guests could not get enough of. For dinner, we settled on a mixed berry salad to start, then a choice of Beef Tenderloin, Salmon with watermelon cucumber salsa, Scallops with tomato butter, and Gnocchi with roasted tomatoes. The alcohol package offered a lot of interesting beers, spirits, and wine. The chef was available during the tasting to discuss the menu. Our guests are still emailing my parents and I, to tell us how amazing the food was, and how much they enjoyed the night. I think it is rare to attend a wedding where the food is good enough to talk about several days later. The only negative comment I have is that the lighting was pretty bright inside of the Culinary Institute, and all attempts to turn off or dim the lights were unsuccessful. I hope this can be changed in the future. Nevertheless, I would not hesitate to recommend Pura Vida to anyone looking for a venue. It was definitely a memorable experience!
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Pura Vida frequently asked questions

The space offered by Pura Vida for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
Pura Vida offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
Pura Vida offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Pura Vida offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
Pura Vida offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
Pura Vida is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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