Catering & Dining


catering at rootstown event center
Our Executive Chef, Xavier Smith, can help you add flavor to your gala or corporate event. Learn more about Xavier.

Choose from a variety of meal options for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. There’s also a menu especially for wedding packages.

Have questions about catering at our conference center? Contact us here!

The Bistro

the bistro at the new center
Not only is the NEW Center a premier conference venue in Northeast Ohio but a great place to grab lunch as well. The NEW Center boasts catering options for events, weddings, and conferences, as well as The Bistro, which features three stations serving chef-prepared cuisine.

The Bistro is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch.

Erie Island Coffee Shop

erie island coffee shot at the new center
The NEW Center is proud to be serving the award-winning Erie Island Coffee in our atrium. Stop in for a cup of coffee in the morning or a smoothie after a workout at Sequoia Wellness. Erie Island Coffee is served numerous locations around Northeast Ohio and was voted “The Best Coffee in Cleveland” by Cleveland Magazine.

The coffee shop is open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Start Planning Your Next Event

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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 The NEW Center is new, very modern and easy to dress up without having to hide outdated interior design.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 […]