New Brides and Grooms have Emerald Tasting Experience

Last week, as part of the Emerald Wedding planning process, new brides and grooms enjoyed a tasting event with their families. The tasting allows families to choose from a wide range of culinary options including hors d’oeuvres, main dishes, wines, cheeses and desserts. Sales, catering, culinary and management are all on hand to answer questions and discuss various options. Guests also are able to sample linens and seating options. This is just another way the Emerald Event Center goes above and beyond to ensure couples’ experience the event of a lifetime. The tasting event is part of the package when brides and grooms sign to host their reception at the Emerald Event Center.

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Sourcing Excellence

Emerald Culinary Team and Premier ProduceOne – A Proud Partnership

Emerald Culinary Team and Premier ProduceOne – A Proud Partnership

The Emerald Event Center Culinary team carefully sources all the products that come out of the kitchen. As is with all of our ingredients, it is critical we have the freshest, high quality produce. For that reason, sourcing our produce through Premier ProduceOne ensures the excellence we always hold as standard.

Premier ProduceOne is a produce and speciality foods distribution company created by integrating two family owned and locally operated Ohio businesses that had deep roots as regional providers. After 16 years the company has earned a reputation for superior quality in the greater Cleveland area. They have committed themselves to being a sustainable company. Premier ProduceOne is an officially certified “Green Business Bureau” company. The company purchases from over 25 local farms and offer up to 130 local produce items and over 200 speciality items, investing in the local economy and ensuring peak freshness of product.


Spring into Savings – Meetings at the Emerald Event Center


  • Earn Marriott Rewards Points For Every Dollar Spent!
  • Complimentary Wireless Microphone & Podium
  • Complimentary LCD Projector & Screen
  • (1) Complimentary breakout room

Offer valid on new bookings only & cannot be combined with other offers.
Meeting must be booked between March 1, 2018-May 31, 2018
and take place within the 2018 year.

Contact the Sales Department to book your next meeting: 440-937-0909 

Taking Care of the Details

Meet Emily Dusky, Sales Manager for the Emerald Event Center

Meet Emily Dusky, Sales Manager at the Residence Inn and the Emerald Event Center. Emily began her career here in February of 2017 as Sales Coordinator and was quickly promoted. Now that she is Sales Manager, she is more intimately involved in planning events — her favorite part of the job!

Prior to her current position, Emily assisted in planning events at a Senior Living community. She received her degree in Communication from Kent State University. She and her new husband, Jared are currently getting ready to head to London and Paris on a much anticipated honeymoon!

Wedding Incentives for 2018/2019 Brides

Plan your 2018 or 2019 wedding with us between December 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018 to receive these huge incentives:

  • 50,000 Marriott Reward Points
  • Complimentary overnight accommodations for the wedding couple the night of the wedding in our exclusive Bridal Suite
  • One complimentary upgraded hot hors d’oeuvre during cocktail hour
  • Complimentary Chivari Chairs or one banquet beverage upgrade
  • Complimentary late night snack
  • Discounted overnight room block for guests

To discuss this offer and your 2018/19 wedding, contact Kelly Arthur, Director of Sales by phone at 440.695.1475 x1605 or click here.

Taking Care of the Details

Meet Shannon Besenfelder, Catering Sales Manager for the Emerald Event Center.

Shannon pauses for a photo during event setup

In working with her numerous clients, Shannon brings over 11 years of hospitality experience. She specializes in both the logistics and space of an event but also selling and working with clients. “It’s the best of both worlds,” said Shannon; “I enjoy meeting new groups and people every day. The best thing for me is seeing a plan come into action and the client’s face on their big day.”

Shannon lives in North Ridgeville with her husband and two miniature dachshunds Baxter and Bentley.

A Happy Holiday Deal for Office Party Planners

It’s time to start planning the office holiday party…

And we’re here to make it easy for you. We’ve hosted many memorable holiday events that have delighted management, staff and clients. And to make an even sweeter deal:

Book your holiday party here and the room rental is ON US for your next meeting in 2018!

We will also include a complimentary beverage break!

Once you’ve booked you will also receive your choice of one of the following:

  • One hot horsD’oeuvre (for up to 100 guests)
  • Dessert upgrade
  • Double points on your event
  • Suite for the event planner on the evening of the event

Book now! This offer expires on December 31, 2017!

To book, contact our Sales Department directly at 440.937.0909
Cannot be combined with other offers.