The NEW Center is a ballroom hosting events for couples in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The elegant venue offers wide-open ballroom spaces in which couples can celebrate with their guests. Located 12 minutes from Kent State University, the venue is a 55-minute drive from downtown Cleveland.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue hosts a maximum of 700 guests. The building’s modern glass and brick exterior gives way to bright interior rooms. Ceremonies can take place indoors or outside among the thick trees and grassy lawns. Inside, the Grand Ballroom can be setup to meet couples’ needs and personal styles. Modern overhead lights illuminate the space as well as large windows to let in plenty of natural light during the day. A neutral color palette of grays and beige allow couples to light and decorate the room with colors of their choice and ensure they’ll match the room’s decor.
The staff at The NEW Center works hard to ensure the big day is perfect. The in-house wedding specialist helps coordinate all the wedding details with the couples and vendors before the big day arrives. Other services at the venue include:
Bartenders work a cash or open bar for the couple’s reception, serving specialty wine and house or premium liquor. A champagne toast and the establishment’s liquor license are also included. Chefs prepare dinner to meet any dietary restrictions in American, Cajun, Italian, local or Mediterranean styles. Catering can be served in the following styles:
The NEW Center allows couples to rent equipment for their big day such as audio equipment, centerpieces, chairs, tables and more. They also welcome couples for bridal showers, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Ashley · Married on 10/14/2017
We had our wedding & reception here in October and it was PERFECT!
We wanted somewhere that we could have everything at the same place and the NEW Center met all our wants!
There is the perfect spot for cocktail hour overlooking the campus and it's beautiful landscaping, which also happened to be the spot we had our ceremony!
Our guests RAVED about our food! Wedding food, seriously?!? Usually the same old boring choice with bland flavors, well not here! Everyone I talked to after told us how good ALL our food was and they were so impressed! The prices are super reasonable for the area too!
The landscaping here has so many different options for pictures and it is very pretty, especially in the fall.
Dawn, the wedding coordinator, was amazing and helped in every way possible (which is huge when dealing with so many different vendors!)
We are SO happy we picked the NEW Center for our special day, I can't say enough good things about this location! If you're looking for somewhere in NEO, definitely check this place out!
Scott · Married on 06/09/2018
Working with Dawn was awesome. Any questions or concerns we had were quickly addressed. Dawn and her staff provided our daughter with a beautiful reception. The decorations and room layout were exactly as promised. We chose to have the carving/serving stations and everyone of our guests raved about how great the food was. (you have to try the vegetable gravy, it might not sound good but believe us you could drink it, it was that good). Dawn coordinated perfectly with our other vendors so we didn't have to worry about a thing. We can't praise Dawn and The NEW Center enough! It was absolutely the perfect choice for our daughters wedding reception. if you are considering having a special event here, dont think twice, just nook them. You won't regret it.
Thanks again Dawn and your entire staff.
Scott and Julie Byrne (and daughter Jessica)
Alecia · Married on 09/30/2017
Dawn and her team at the NEW Center were incredible to work with. Dawn took the time to answer all of my questions leading up to our reception (and there were a lot of questions). They helped turn our food station dreams into a reality for dinner and helped keep our reception running smoothly throughout the night. The food that was provided was outstanding and several of my friends complimented the bartending staff and said they were incredibly fun throughout the night. Thank you for helping to make our reception wonderful, I will be recommending the NEW Center to all of my friends in the future for events and wedding receptions.