The Historic Onesto Event Center is an upscale wedding venue located in Canton, Ohio. The 12-story hotel was originally built in 1930 by the hotelier Francis A. Onesto, where it was the premier destination for travelers to Canton. After standing empty for 35 years, the building was lovingly renovated in 2014 and reopened as a venue and loft apartments. The property now combines the best of old-world charm and elegance with modern and convenient amenities. It welcomes couples into its event spaces to celebrate the most romantic day of their lives surrounded by luxury.
Facilities and Capacity
Upon entering the Historic Onesto Event Center, visitors will first ascend the Travertine marble staircase to the impressive lobby. This breathtaking entranceway boasts terrazzo flooring, marble walls and benches, American walnut woodwork, large windows, and cathedral ceilings with Italian Renaissance ornamental relief. Complete with a bar and seating area, this beautiful hall is ideal for socializing with guests, enjoying cake, and hosting a cocktail hour. From here, guests will find the Grand Ballroom, which features maple and mahogany hardwood floors and a sparkling chandelier. Accommodating up to 275 guests for dinner and dancing, this room is ideal for celebrations both large and small. For ceremonies, couples are welcome to use the Old Stone Chapel, situated just down the street. This stunning chapel is replete with marble walkways, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and polished stone floors.
Packages at the Historic Onesto Event Center include a pre-tour meeting during which a wedding planner will sit down with couples to discuss their visions. During this consultation, the coordinator will go over budgets, traditions, and expectations for the big day. Afterward, the soon-to-be-newlyweds can tour the storied facility, while the wedding planner will make vendor recommendations and help with organizing the event. Unlike other venues, this center does not need much in the way of décor, as it comes with chic and ornate accents already built in. A ceremony rehearsal will be provided, and on the day of the staff will manage guest arrivals and coordinate pickup and dropoff times with vendors. Their goal is to create an experience where the newlyweds can savor their joyful, relaxing, and stress-free day of love.
14 Reviews for Historic Onesto Event Center
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Leanne H. · Married on 09/26/2020
An absolute stunning wedding venue. I true hidden gem in Canton Ohio!Sent on 10/11/2019
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Hilary F. · Married on 08/01/2020
Great experience with this beautiful venue!
I highly recommend the Onesto Event Center!! My husband and I recently had our reception at the Onesto Event Center and wedding ceremony at Old Stone Chapel. Jerrica and her team were fantastic in helping us make our big day vision a reality. Everything was beautiful and we have so many wonderful memories from this one of a kind venue!!Sent on 09/08/2020
Rachel K. · Married on 10/05/2019
Chuck and Fran were fantastic. They were helpful, available, professional, and extremely caring! This is a BEAUTIFUL place to get married or have your reception. Mine turned out so amazing.Sent on 11/27/2019
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Onesto Platinum Elopement Package $6000
Ceremony & Reception - up to 4 hours in Onesto Lobby for up to 50 guests.
Family Style dinner by our fabulous exclusive caterer, Dishes by Design.
Open bar with premium bar menu for 3 hours of service.
All Onesto staff (bar & security).
Gold chiavari chairs & tables.
Black, white or ivory linens and color tri-fold napkin of your choice.
Candle & eucalyptus halo centerpiece.
Champagne toast for the head table.
Two nights in each of our luxury bridal suites.
*Package pricing includes all tax and service fees
Can be booked for February 2021-May 2021. Inquire to email@example.com for specific availability.
Save 20% off of our venue rental price for all January and February dates. Save 10% off of our venue rental price for all March and April dates.
Team of Historic Onesto Event Center
Director of Operations
Lynae brings a passion for story and design to your special moments held at the Onesto Event Center and the Old Stone Chapel. Lynae’s flair for event planning is rooted in fashion and design, having earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Kent State University.
“The first time I set foot in the Onesto I could feel that it had a real story,” says Lynae. “The history here is so rich. I then learned that everything possible was done to restore this old hotel to its original state which gives it such a beautiful nostalgia.”
She recognizes that every event tells a story, too – whether it’s a wedding, business event or other celebration.
Lynae appreciates the facilities and their location. She enjoys giving tours to show guests the impressive details. “The lobby is majestic and breathtaking, while the bridal suites have such a special historic feel,” she says. “The views of downtown Canton from the suites are something that can’t be seen from anywhere else.”
“I am always enthusiastic about meeting with clients and sharing my passion for downtown Canton,” she adds.
Lynae is dedicated to helping you plan your special occasion to exceed your expectation and create an event you will remember forever.
Jerrica is dedicated to bringing your vision to life! She provides all the planning and preparation guidance for weddings and events at the Onesto Event Center, as well as guest tours. “The first time I saw the Onesto, I was in awe of how beautiful the building is I felt important being here, and a part of such a special piece of history,” says Jerrica.
The grand lobby and the Ballroom are Jerrica’s favorite parts of the Onesto. She likes to “paint a picture to the hosts how to visualize themselves being introduced and having their first dance, speeches, cake cutting, special moments, and more.” Jerrica Grace also works with event hosts to create event timelines, design room layouts, help with vendor coordination and recommendations, and leads our Onesto staff to execute beautiful events.
Jerrica Grace dedicates herself to going above and beyond to ensure everything is perfect for our events. She believes it’s important to be thorough in meeting expectations and works to help our hosts organize successful events that create lasting memories. Jerrica goes beyond to provide an elevated customer experience, connecting with every host and making them feel as if she’s an extension of their family.
What’s Jerrica’s best day at work? “When I get to be a part of the entire process of planning an event,” she says. “It’s fulfilling to see an event come together. From the setup and decorating the venue to being the last person to say congratulations at the end of the night.”
You cannot ask for a more beautiful city venue! The Historic Onesto is one of our favorite places to perform. The charm of the spaces available transport you to another place entirely. The staff does a great job of keeping things flowing, and we count The Onesto as one of our favorite places!