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, but that’s just one aspect of The NEW Center that makes it the perfect event venue for hosting an exciting and successful fundraising or charity event.

Get Creative When It Comes to Raising Funds

Consider the possibilities for your fundraising event at The NEW Center…

  • Fundraising gala
  • Live or silent auction
  • 5k fundraiser
  • Swimathon
  • Benefit concert
  • Benefit fashion show
  • Art show

Our facility has a variety of different rooms that can be used for so many types of events. We offer portable staging and dance floors along with tables and chairs to suit your needs.

Our rooms include:

  • A pre-function area for greetings and cocktails
  • A Grand Ballroom for an elegant dinner, dancing or a show
  • An atrium for raffles, auction tables, socializing, or even a dessert bar
  • A courtyard for a barbecue or live music
  • Sequoia Wellness Center for rock climbing, biking and swimming

Start Planning Your Fundraiser

Want to learn more about the possibilities? Fill out the contact form to speak with an event specialist and start planning your fundraising or charity event at The NEW Center!

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!

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