The Emerald Event Center at the Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon is a hotel in the Cleveland, Ohio area. This modern ballroom hosts weddings for couples with the added bonus of available space at the attached Residence Inn by Marriott. This wedding venue combo can be found 10 minutes from the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, and is a convenient 25-minute drive from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
The ballroom at the Emerald Event Center welcomes up to 350 wedding guests. This modern space features gray and white carpeting and circular overhead light fixtures. The tray ceilings can glow a variety of colors for a couple’s big day, allowing them to match the style of the wedding or create a party-like atmosphere for the after-dinner festivities. The Event Center Courtyard can be used as an outdoor ceremony space, or with a tent for a fun reception venue. For more intimate occasions, the Possibilities Room at the attached hotel welcomes guests for private receptions or rehearsal dinners.
This venue can be transformed depending on couples’ needs. By working with the staff at The Emerald Event Center at the Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon, couples can choose styles and services that work for their special day. Services provided by the venue include:
The guest rooms at the adjoining Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon are 50 percent larger than traditional hotel guest rooms. The 116 rooms offered by the hotel include fully-equipped, in-suite kitchens. Within these kitchens guests will find full-size refrigerators, stoves, microwaves and dishwashers. Other amenities at the hotel include outdoor fire pits and sport courts.
The Emerald Event Center hosts more than ceremonies and receptions in the region. They also invite couples to celebrate their bridal shower and engagement party at the venue.
32 Reviews for The Emerald Event Center at the Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Melissa S. · Getting married on 02/12/2022
Better Then I Imagined
The people at E.E.C. were incredibly friendly and helpful. They were also very accommodating, as we had a "Covid" wedding and constantly had to make changes. We requested a Vegetarian only menu. The Chef came up with a unique (& fabulous) menu. Shannon, our coordinator took care of everything on our wedding day. I didn't have to worry about setting up a single decoration. She made it beautiful and exactly how I envisioned. We initially thought we didn't want a "hotel" for our venue. But I am so glad we went this route. Neither the ceremony or reception rooms, had a hotel/conference room feel. And the convenience of having our honeymoon suite 50 yards away, couldn't be beat!Sent on 12/30/2020
The Emerald Event Center at the Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon's reply:Melissa, Thank you for the kind words. We are glad we were able to make your wedding day a dream come true! Congratulations again!!
Marissa H. · Married on 11/21/2020
So accommodating, so flexible, so awesome!! Dream Cinderella-like reception with the ballroom vibe! Shannon is a dream to work with. You wont regret it. Catering staff is awesome and the food... superb!Sent on 12/02/2020
The Emerald Event Center at the Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon's reply:Thank you! I am so glad we exceeded your expectations. Your decisions on color theme, linens and décor made your reception.
Lisa K. · Married on 09/06/2020
Absolutely perfect venue!!!
Planning a wedding through Covid, you would think be a nightmare. Kelly made the experience so enjoyable and so much less stressful than I expected. Kelly was fantastic figuring out ways to keep the wedding elegant even while following safety protocols from the state. She listened to my ideas and did everything she could to make our wedding perfect. She truly cared about making our day special and personal. The venue was stunning and the food was great. Perfect is an understatement for how great this venue was.Sent on 09/25/2020
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Team of The Emerald Event Center at the Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon
Catering Sales Manager
Shannon is the Catering Sales Manager for the Emerald Event Center who has been with the property for four years and has over 10 years of wedding expertise. She is a seaonsed wedding planner and specializes in all things weddings from ceremony coordination to the perfect linen & decor. She is there every step of the way here to guide you through your most memorable day! She loves making your wedding dreams come true!
Director of Sales
Kelly Arthur is the Director of Sales for the Emerald Event Center at the Residence Inn Avon. Her hospitality background includes over 10 years of experience with both guestrooms as well as food and beverage. No matter what the size of the wedding, Kelly loves to make it the most unforgettable day by leaving no detail unturned.
"There is no better feeling to see the smile on the bride and groom's face when they walk into their reception and they know that you took care of everything for them on their special day!"
Definitely one of our favorite venues to work with. Professional staff, new and modern facility. Highly recommended!
The Emerald Event center is one of our favorite venues. Very new rooms and kitchen, professional staff -- a top notch operation and beautiful, modern facility.