Who We Are

The NEW Center is Ohio’s premiere event venue for any type of event. Our convenient location near Cleveland and Akron makes us the perfect venue for any event in Ohio.

The NEW Center Mission

The NEW Center is a unique event venue where you can redefine the typical event experience. Hold a leadership retreat with a keynote speaker in the auditorium followed by breakout sessions in our intelligent conference rooms. Host an all-inclusive corporate event sure to impress. Plan your dream wedding in the Grand Ballroom. Or, stop in for lunch at The Bistro after a quick workout at Sequoia Wellness. The NEW Center has something for everyone.

the new center logo
northeast ohio medical university logo

The mission of The NEW Center is to improve the lives of the Northeast Ohio community and to consistently create an unparalleled event experience. Our unique group of key partners is committed to providing world-class service to every customer.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

atrium at the new center
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is a dynamic institution of higher learning. Established in 1973, the University trains physicians, pharmacists, researchers and other health professionals in an inter professional environment.

NEOMED improves the health, economy, and quality of life in Northeast Ohio through the medical, pharmacy, and health sciences education of students and practitioners at all levels; the development of new knowledge through research in the biomedical, community health and behavioral sciences; and the provision of community service and health education throughout the Northeast Ohio region.

Our values are reflected in the Six Cs of our educational, research and work environment:







Our Partners

northeast ohio medical university logo
sequoia wellness center logo
the village at neomed
ferrell whited logo


Start Planning Your Next Event

To learn more about what The NEW Center can do for your event, fill out the form and we will contact you soon!

Sequoia Wellness Center

sequoia wellness center pool

The NEW Center is home to the Sequoia Wellness Center, an exceptional amenity for both corporate events as well as fundraisers. Whether you want to add rock climbing to your next corporate retreat in Ohio, or mid-day yoga to break up sessions of your next corporate seminar, our wellness center’s pools, rock wall, exercise equipment and staff members can add something extra to your event.
Learn More

What People Are Saying

We had our wedding & reception here in October and it was PERFECT! We wanted somewhere that we could have everything at the same place and The NEW Center met all our wants! There is the perfect spot for cocktail hour overlooking the campus and it's beautiful landscaping, which also… Read More

Ashley A.

The NEW Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University was the perfect reception venue. We received so many compliments on the food and the beautiful setup of the venue. The NEW Center is new, very modern and easy to dress up without having to hide outdated interior design. Their team was… Read More

Linsday L.

Working with The NEW Center was awesome. Any questions or concerns we had were quickly addressed. They provided our daughter with a beautiful reception. The decorations and room layout were exactly as promised. We chose to have the carving/serving stations and everyone of our guests raved about how great the… Read More

Father of the Bride

The team at the NEW Center were incredible to work with. They took the time to answer all of my questions leading up to our reception (and there were a lot of questions). They helped turn our food station dreams into a reality for dinner and helped keep our reception… Read More


We had my daughters wedding at The New Center in August 2017. First I have to say how wonderful the Events Manager was. She was always kind, very prompt in returning phone calls or emails. Sometimes it seemed like she knew what we needed before we asked. She is very… Read More

Mother of the Bride

A Central Location
for Your Guests

Located in Rootstown, Ohio, The NEW Center is just a short drive from Akron, North Canton, Kent, Youngstown, and other cities in the Northeast Ohio region. With hundreds of hotel rooms located within several miles of The NEW Center, shuttle service before and after your event can be arranged for your attendees. Our building is easy to find right off of I-76 and has plenty of complimentary parking available for your guests.

See for yourself how easy it is to get to our location – Schedule a free lunch and tour of The NEW Center today!

News & Events

Thank You for Voting for The NEW Center!

Thank YOU for voting in the Record Courier’s Best of the Best Awards! We couldn’t do what we do without loyal fans like you! The NEW Center was voted Best Wedding Venue and was a finalist for Best Caterer, Best Event Venue and Best Boss! Sequoia Wellness Center was voted Best Spa and was a […]