Social Events

Our central Northeast Ohio location makes The NEW Center the perfect event venue for all of your social events, including fundraising, gala events, office parties and more. Our charming facility boasts 177,000 square feet of event space, including a spacious atrium with an illuminated waterfall and a grand ballroom with space for a dance floor, stage and buffet.

Fundraising Event

Fundraising Events

Wow your guests with a beautifully decorated space and cutting edge cuisine all in one place. Our open atrium is perfect for setting up raffle baskets and games that help with your fundraising efforts!

Gala Event

Gala Events

Galas are meant to be lavish, with exquisite food, a spacious dance floor and music to entertain your guests. Host a successful gala event at The NEW Center in our beautiful ballroom or spacious atrium.

Office Parties

Office Parties

Our full-service catering department and spacious rooms give the perfect platform for an exquisite and memorable party for your employees. Anything is possible—from office holiday parties to employee milestone celebrations.

Start Planning Your Social Event

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

Every Detail Counts for Your Social Event

  • Delicious and nutritious catering service
  • Dining at The Bistro or Erie Island Coffee Shop
  • Multiple types of rooms to choose from all within one event venue—an auditorium, conference rooms, a grand ballroom and more
  • State-of-the-art telecommunication technology including smart boards, individual microphones, video conferencing equipment, etc.

What People Are Saying

The NEW Center has proven, once again, to be a terrific venue for our special volunteer event. We are completely comfortable returning year after year with a large, themed party hosting approximately 300 guests. The food is consistently great, the staff are a pleasure to work with as we do… Read More

Stephanie Montgomery
Coordinator, Volunteer Services
University Hospitals Portage Medical Center

Hallrich Incorporated has worked with The NEW Center for several years and have been more than satisfied not only with the facility but more so with the staff and the warmth and quality of service we have been given, no matter what type of event we were having for our… Read More

Gale R. Memmer
Executive Assistant/Facilities Manager
Hallrich Incorporated

The NEW center is a wonderful place to hold meetings - professional atmosphere at an affordable price. The staff are exceptional at what they do and the food selection and quality exceed expectations. Read More

Cindy Rolfe
Fiscal and Professional Development Manager
HSTW NE Ohio Region

Your staff helped make our event run smoothly, particularly with their support on hand throughout the night and everything was well coordinated. Thank you again! Read More

Victoria Romanda
Chief of Staff
PEGS Foundation

Whether planning a business meeting, small, intimate after hours or an event requiring the entire ballroom area, The NEW Center is the perfect venue. Read More

Lori Wemhoff
Executive Director
Kent Area Chamber of Commerce

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 […]