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This is why the Emerald Event Center tops the Cleveland Hotlist

For the second year in a row, The Emerald Event Center is the Best Wedding Venue on the Cleveland Hotlist!

We are proud of our reputation for flawless, memorable weddings and for handling every detail with creative flair. At Emerald, every wedding is exciting and unique. Our creative and talented event and culinary staff can assist with style and decorating options to create the wedding of your dreams. Whether your wedding will be traditional or unconventional, culturally specific or a wonderful melding of diversity, we are in love with love and will celebrate yours with professionalism, grace and style.

The Emerald Event Center offers a state of the art, highly flexible wedding space. We offer comfort, elegance and a passion to serve. Most people love the advantages of a one stop wedding ceremony and reception venue. Our outdoor courtyard, ballroom and individual flex spaces provide a unique and perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. And our onsite Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon means accommodations for your wedding party and out-of-town guests couldn’t be more convenient.

Emerald’s 6,700 sq. ft. ballroom accommodates up to 675 guests. You can also choose from eight smaller rooms to handle more intimate gatherings — onsite Bridal / Groom Suites for wedding prep, or pre-wedding events such as rehearsal dinners, showers or Chooda and Kalire ceremonies or Sangeet or Mehndi parties. If needed, we are happy to reserve the entire facility exclusively for your wedding! We will accommodate all of your audiovisual needs, and hi speed wireless internet is available throughout the building. We also have a 3rd party parking valet for the convenience of your guests. We provide the finest service, facility and cuisine in Northeast Ohio.

Our culinary team carefully sources every detail of your wedding feast. Our uncompromising standards demand that we have the freshest, highest quality ingredients, which you and your family will sample at our exclusive Tasting Event. The Tasting allows families to choose from our new menus, which feature a wide range of culinary options including hors d’oeuvres, main dishes, wines, cheeses and desserts, and an array of beautiful linen and seating options. Our talented and experienced sales, catering, culinary and management team are all on hand to answer questions and offer advice on our various options. This is just one more way The Emerald Event Center goes above and beyond to ensure your wedding is the experience of a lifetime. The Tasting event is part of the package when couples sign to host their reception at the Emerald Event Center.

Our team will be at the Today’s Bridal Show in Independence on October 14, 2018, with an exclusive offer of a FREE Chiavari Chair upgrade (Gold, Silver or Fruitwood) for up to 150 guests! Come meet the Emerald team to plan your 2019 or 2020 wedding, follow us on Instagram, like our most recent photo and comment with your wedding date and we will send you the promo code (new bookings only, can’t be used with any other offer and bookings must be signed by 12/31/2018 to receive the upgrade).

Come Imagine the Possibilities at The Emerald Event Center! Call our sales office today at 440-937-0909. Located 20 minutes from Downtown Cleveland, just off I-90 on Just Imagine Drive in Avon, Ohio.

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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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.

Brides and Grooms Taste the Emerald Experience

This month, newly engaged couples who’ve contracted their wedding reception at Emerald Event Center were treated to an exclusive, private, mini bridal fair.  While the focus of the event was to sample cuisine selections prepared fresh by our own Chef Bernie Berhent; couples also took advantage of the opportunity to meet and view other wedding-related vendors and options. Photography, cake, flowers and decorations, linens and bar options were all available at the event.

Couples enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres while chatting with wedding professionals and planners in anticipation of their big day. Engaged couples planning their events always imagine what the day will turn out to be. One of the brides enjoying the tasting event, commented that this experience enabled her to get a real feel of what the atmosphere might be on the day of her own big event. She also loved being able to share ideas, progress and excitement with other couples at the same point in the planning process.

Couples that are currently signing contracts for their own receptions will have the opportunity to experience their own private bridal tasting event this fall. For information on how to begin your Emerald experience, contact Kelly Arthur at 440.937.0909.


Taking Care of the Details

Faroe Island SalmonWhat’s Cooking in Chef Bernie’s Kitchen

Hosting successful events at the Emerald Event Center hinges on the details. Our professional staff are experienced at choosing just the right touches in all the right places. Of course, excellence in cuisine is a priority and Executive Chef Bernie Berhent’s attention to detail begins at the source of the food.

Salmon has become a wedding favorite, a signature offering that is part of the Emerald Wedding Experience. Emerald Event Center’s kitchen features Fresh Faroe Island Atlantic Salmon. The Faroe Islands are located in the icy cold waters of the North Atlantic, between Norway and Iceland. These are some of the world’s best salmon fishing grounds. Faroe Island Salmon is known for its rich buttery flavor and creamy tender texture. It is obtained from a fully sustainable fishery in the midst of natural wild Atlantic Salmon feeding grounds. The Faroese fjords and sounds provide the proper conditions, currents and sea water circulation to naturally protect and cleanse the environment. The currents also aid in the development of natural muscle tone and well-marbled fish.

For more information on our mouthwatering options for weddings and events, full event menus can be found on our website.

Magical Events – It Takes a Creative Team

At the Emerald Event Center, we work with the most talented creative minds in the business. Chefs, florists, ice carvers, event planners, entertainment professionals…the list goes on and on. Details matter and we strive for perfection and thrive on delighting our guests. Here are some photos of a recent event held here that had many talented hands and minds working together for this result: