Classic Crowd Pleasers
Three Proven Cleveland Venues That Are Perfect for Your Next Meeting
By Keith Gribbins
The Cleveland Public Auditorium has hosted it all - Republican National Conventions, Cleveland State University basketball games, and even The Beatles. The multi-purpose performing arts, entertainment, and exposition facility opened in 1922, but recently received $5 million in upgrades to the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical infrastructure. Cleveland's "classic auditorium" also has a conference center with 15 meeting rooms (accommodating 10 to 700), while the performing arts area features a 10,000-seat "Public Hall" auditorium, 3,000-seat Cleveland Music Hall, and 600-seat Little Theater. The complex is even connected to the FirstMerit Convention Center of Cleveland via underground tunnel.
Quicken Loans Arena
Some meetings require arena-sized settings. Quicken Loans Arena (home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters, and touring acts from Jay Z to Disney on Ice) has nine exclusive spaces for rent, providing the perfect setting for functions with elite motifs and themes.
CSU Wolstein Center
Cleveland State University's Wolstein Convocation Center offers the ultimate in flexibility, accommodating everything from elaborate black tie affairs to Division I college basketball. Specifically, the 10,000-square foot Wolstein Center Conference Pavilion can host and cater events for 20 to 2,000 guests.