Originally constructed in 1830, the George Clifton Barn is a rustic and cozy venue perfect for your next group event. Nearly two centuries old, the barn has been meticulously restored while preserving the charm of the original stately English-style design.
The relaxed but elegant setting is perfect for a variety of events:
The spacious Ivy Room offers open seating, making it ideal for corporate events, dinners, and receptions. A bank of French doors offer picturesque views of the patio. Inside, guests will enjoy the ambiance provided by the room's vaulted ceiling and double-faced fireplace.
Offering both bar and table seating, the rustic Tahoe Room is perfect for cocktail receptions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and other intimate engagements. Stone walls and a wood beamed ceiling enhance the hideaway's already abundant character.
Award-winning Executive Chef Eric Kinder, offers a fresh and locavore menu for you and your guests. Each menu is unique and customized. Chef Eric is classically trained in modern and traditional French and Italian cuisine. The Clifton can offer any menu style from a plated 10 course gourmet meal, to a Texas BBQ. All menu selections are made in-house from scratch using the freshest ingredients. Please call today for a consultation.
Our event coordinator, and professional planner, Jill Larson, can offer stress-free assistance in planning your elegant event. The Clifton can approach a wide variety of themes and colors to tie your event together, from napkin folds to soft lit candles. Jill can offer expert assistance to ensure you and your guests have an unforgettable experience.
The Clifton Barn is the eldest of 10 historic shops and eateries nestled on three acres to form Olde Avon Village.
Located minutes from I-90, the Village is just a short drive from downtown Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs.
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8 Reviews for The Clifton Event Center
Recommended by 98% of couples
Katie · Married on 06/01/2019
When we set out to pick a wedding venue we knew we wanted a place that took care of all the details for us. We didn't want to set up, decorate, work with renting tables, chairs, etc, and then clean up when it was all done. We wanted to show up, enjoy our evening, and then go home. This place fit the bill! It's already decorated so cute! I call it rustic elegance. You get the old barn feel, but it's gorgeous too! They have a patio for the ceremony, a nice cocktail area with an upstairs, and then the dinner/reception area. They also cater it themselves from their restaurant next door, the Strip Steakhouse. The food was PHENOMENAL!! Our guests were raving about it all night and anyone we saw the next day was still talking about how good it was. Jill was wonderful to work with leading up to our day and then really pushed to have our wedding outside when mother nature couldn't make up it's mind on if it was going to rain or not. We didn't have an officiant so Ron did that for us and was able to personalize it by just asking a few questions ahead of time. He's funny too!! When it was all done we got exactly what we wanted....a beautiful venue and a stress-free wedding!Sent on 06/12/2019
Sarah · Married on 07/29/2017
We had such an amazing wedding at the Clifton! Such a beautiful place, our guests all loved it! And the food was absolutely the best I ever had! Every item on the menu was absolutely delicious, our guests all agreed! The event coordinator did everything she possibly could to make sure our day went as smoothly and as perfectly as possible. We had a fantastic time, I highly recommend this place for a wedding!Sent on 08/06/2017
Melanie · Married on 10/17/2015
We wanted a venue that was comfortable, cozy, and would fit with our seasonal wedding vibe. The barn is beautiful, first of all. It has character in spades, and though it isn't a typical sort of venue, it doesn't lack for any of the services you want or need. The food, oh my God the food. Eat at Strip Steakhouse and that is what the food is like. Comfort food with a twist, excellent steaks. If you want to wow your guests with your menu, this is a serious contender. Chef Kinder and Jill Larson were extremely easy to work with and very responsive. (I was, admittedly, a very hands on sort of bride.) This is the only venue we went to see in person and we booked it on the spot. We have absolutely no regrets.Sent on 12/12/2015