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Severance Hall
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Wedding guests can stay in the hotel’s 60 rooms, including eight suites that are located in the original mansion where the Glidden family once lived in the early 1900s. The bride and groom receive a complimentary bridal suite for renting the venue. Special items are available upon request such as chocolate-covered strawber- ries and champagne. Room accommodations include a complimentary European-style buffet, delicious pastries from a local bakery, fresh fruit, and more.
Whether a bride prefers a summer garden wedding or a majestic winter wedding overlooking the snow-covered grounds, the Glidden House offers an idyllic setting to tie the knot. “The Glidden House offers an intimate, cozy setting where the bride and groom can truly feel at home,” Cooney
says. “Our goal is to ensure that every couple feels special on their wedding day.”
Severance Hall
Home of the Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall is known as one of the most impressive concert halls in the country. This beautiful venue has been a part of Cleveland’s history since 1931, when the Cleveland Orchestra played its inaugural concert there. According to the Cleveland Orchestra website, Severance Hall’s archi- tecture is recognized by an array of preser- vation societies, including the National Register of Historic Places and National Trust for Historic Preservation.
With a mix of Art Deco and Egyptian Revival styles, the magnificent Grand Foyer is a popular venue among brides who want
a unique setting for their wedding. Ideal for weddings of up to 200 guests, the Grand Foyer is the perfect alternative to a traditional church ceremony. The space features stun- ning marble pillars, a grand staircase and lotus flower pattern on the luminous ceiling. “The grandeur of the Grand Foyer sets Severance Hall apart from other wedding venues – they simply don’t make buildings as beautiful as this anymore,” says Bob Bel- lamy, Facility Sales Manager at Severance Hall. “Couples who choose this venue want something different than a typical hotel ballroom or banquet hall.”
In the Grand Foyer, weddings are typically arranged with guests seated on the main floor and the ceremony held on the landing of the stairwell. Cocktail hour takes place in the First Energy Suite, which has an outdoor terrace. The Grand Foyer is then transformed into the reception space. Wedding cere- monies of up to 400 guests can be held on the stage of Reinberger Chamber Hall, a smaller concert hall. Additionally, the Terrace Room located within Severance Restaurant, is an ideal space for small ceremonies.
Marigold Catering, the exclusive caterer of Severance Hall, offers a variety of first- class food and beverage options. The bride and groom are welcome to bring in any vendor for the flowers, music, wedding cake, photography, etc. “We’re a very hands-on facility and work closely with the couple getting married and their vendors,” Bellamy says. “Severance Hall is a first- class facility, and we strive to give our guests a first-class experience.”
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
With a dedication to inspire through science and education, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is world- renowned for its groundbreaking discov- eries. Highlights of the museum include a planetarium, observatory, a wildlife center and numerous exhibits, including the Kirtland Hall of Prehistoric Life filled with various types of dinosaurs. The museum serves as a one-of-a-kind wedding venue, especially
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