Social Events

social event venue Whether you are hosting a 5k race with a post-race ceremony or are throwing a fundraiser, the NEW Center in Rootstown, OH has the facilities to host a wide variety of social events. From a grand ballroom to the event center’s atrium with an illuminated waterfall, the NEW Center is home to 177,000 square feet of elegant and sophisticated event spaces.

Facilities for Social Events at Northeast Ohio’s State of the Art Event Center

In addition to being a leading event hall for corporate retreats and corporate events, the NEW Center has facilities ideal for social events such as silent auctions, galas, fundraisers such as a 5k and office parties. For smaller events, we have boardrooms, conference rooms and University Hall, the smaller of our two ballrooms. For larger events, we boast a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 400 people with breathtaking views of the setting of the NEW Center. Additionally, there is a grand foyer that connects the two ballrooms that can be used for a buffet or cocktail hour.

One of the most versatile event spaces we have is our atrium. Not only is it a great space to sit down for a meeting over coffee, but with the dramatic windows, color changing LED lights and illuminated waterfall, the atrium can be customized for your pre-gala cocktail hour or another social event.


Catering and Food Options at the NEW Center

A social event is not complete without a delicious menu. Our in-house executive chef can work on creating the ideal meal for your occasion whether it’s hor d’oeuvres and drinks, a buffet, or plated meals. The NEW Center has catering options for breakfast lunch and dinner, as well as special options for weddings.

In addition to our catering availability, the NEW Center is also home to The Bistro and Erie Island Coffee Shop. Open every day, these casual eateries offer meals and snacks during normal business hours. The Bistro features stir fries, sandwiches, salads and soups, and everything in between.