The first step in planning any special event is securing the perfect venue sure to make your vision come to life. From industrial warehouses to airy and bright galleries, Cleveland, Ohio is home to a variety of unique event spaces fit for any budget. While this list doesn't begin to scratch the surface (nor does it include a few locations I like to keep close to the chest), here are five of my favorite event venues for 2022.
Gordon Green - Best Modern & Airy Space
Located in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, Gordon Green is a 15,000 square ft. space the blends historic and modern finishes in it's spatial mixed-use venue. Perfect for large weddings, conferences or galas, this venue offers a bright and airy blank canvas for clients to imagine and execute their unique vision.
Breakforth Studio - Best Studio Space
A 3,000 square ft. minimal, modern, open concept studio, Breakforth is the perfect venue for a special dinner party or private reception. Located near Downton Cleveland in a rehabbed studio, this spacious and naturally-lit space is conducive for creative projects and memorable gatherings. It has hardwood finished floors, large windows, and a kitchenette perfect for designing a unique and intimate gathering.
Georgetown/VOSH - Best Garden/Patio
Georgetown is an upscale restaurant and event venue known for it's award-winning patio. A great place to host a rehearsal dinner, baby shower or wedding, the all seasons garden is a lush greenscape providing a naturally beautiful backdrop for any event . Inside, VOSH is a full-service reception space complete with an extra-long bar, stage, and a dance floor big enough to keep the entire party moving all night.
Skylight Penthouse - Best City Views
In the heart of the Ohio City neighborhood and across from the historic West Side Market, the Skylight Penthouse just may have the best views of Downtown Cleveland. Ideal for a mid-sized wedding, cocktail reception, or exclusive networking event, the penthouse includes a spacious loft-like indoor space and a stunning outdoor terrace. Come for the views and be sure to snap a picture with the Cleveland skyline as your backdrop.
The Agora Theatre & Ballroom - Best Theatre/Music Space
Restored to it's former glory after more than 100 years, The Agora Theatre & Ballroom offers two distinct and versatile event spaces complete with opera boxes, large stages, 3 full bars, and world-class production capabilities. Fit for large concerts and intimate gatherings, this grandiose venue brings the drama.