Weddings In Cleveland
Weddings In Cleveland

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Weddings In Cleveland

If it's an urban wedding reception you're after, we've got the venue for you! Take a walk with us, down to the West Bank of the flats and the dramatic, fully renovated Powerhouse Building, the former home of the actual power company, and the current home of Windows on the River. Guests park for a modest fee in the ample, attended parking lot and enter the building under an extended awning.

Once inside they will immediately see that they are in for a treat, a city reception experience unlike any other. The Powerhouse Building's entryway is impressive, with loft-like industrial architecture. The Steel breezeway and girders, double-wide wooden stairs, open landings and three story high ceiling, give the impression that you are entering a working factory, one that now produces parties and the promise of good times. Located on the third floor of this wonderful building is Windows on the River, with its unique offerings. Two rooms, each with flexible set-ups offer a variety of options for your medium or large reception. Your party enters The Bridgeview Room, which can seat up to 400 people, through a private lobby area with wide double doors. Once inside, dramatic views steal your breath away. One side of the room looks out at the shoreway stretching high across the horizon. The other view takes in an easy eyeful of river. Together they create a two sided downtown panorama, seen through a bank of arched windows, that reach from the floor towards the ceiling high, high above. The third wall is floor to ceiling exposed brick, adding again to the industrial urban feel of the space. Though the Bridgeview room is huge and open, it doesn't feel cold or sterile. Rather, you feel as if you are floating along with the city, at one with it, a part of its splendid grandeur. You don't feel lost in the room, but rather firmly planted in the arms of downtown Cleveland. At night, the Bridgeview Room comes alive with the lights of the city, and shimmers within with overhead twinkle lights and candle adorned centerpieces. The room can be divided for smaller parties, set up with a dance floor, and arranged to suit.

The City View Room, a level below, is a slightly smaller, multi-level room with its own special character. It is essentially, three levels, beginning with the patio, right there on the river (which can be rented with the City View room for a modest additional charge). A stairway from the patio to the main floor can be seen from above through an open railing. The third level, joined by another stairway, is a kind of gallery overlooking both, again enclosed by open railing. All three levels are housed in a towering atrium of glass offering views out to the water, and up to the sky. It's easy to imagine a band out on the wide terrace, with guests dancing under the stars, and dining within - the party three levels of pure unadulterated rumpus. City View can seat 300 guests on two levels.

Perhaps the most enticing things about Windows, at least from the perspective of the anxious bride to be, are its menus and pricing structure. Widows offers two all-inclusive wedding packages. Both offer premium brand bar service, passed hors d'oeuvres, an elegant sit down dinner, a champagne toast for all guests, wine service with dinner, a tiered wedding cake, coffee service, centerpieces, linens and coat check service. The premium package includes all of the above with the inclusion of an hors d'oeuvres display with ice carving, a pastry table, cordial and specialty coffee station, and floor length linens -plus white glove service and an upgraded bar service. Servers and bartender are included in both packages. At $61.95 and $79 per person respectively, the value and quality is unparalleled. All guess work is taken out of the equation. There are no surprises or hidden costs. Of course the Windows staff is happy to modify the menu, make additions, or customize to your heart's content, but if you want to just pay the basic fee and have a gracious gala, you can do that too. Molly Coyne, one of the exemplary event coordinators, makes you feel like you are in good hands with her calm, easy, confident manner. "The more relaxed you can be, the more confident you are in decision. We try to make the whole experience as easy for the bride as it can possibly be, so she can just enjoy the day." A day that will come pouring in through every window and in every detail of this remarkable downtown venue.

2000 Sycamore Street
Powerhouse at Nautica
OH 44113


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