Gala Event

Galas are meant to be lavish, with exquisite food, a spacious dance floor and music or other entertainment for your guests. Host a successful gala event at The NEW Center in our beautiful ballroom or spacious atrium. There’s no “one size fits all” at our facility… we encourage you to think outside the box when it comes to hosting a gala at The NEW Center!

Unique and Memorable Parties at The NEW Center

A successful gala event is sure to feature only the best in food, music, dancing and entertainment, and our facility has the space, equipment and staff to handle every last detail. Our event rooms include a ballroom, grand ballroom, open atrium, auditorium, patio and more.

To get some ideas flowing around your next gala, we’ve thought of a few scenarios that utilize everything our facility has to offer:

  • A night of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music on our furnished patio
  • An elegant dinner of decadent culinary creations followed by a performance on stage in the Grand Ballroom
  • Cocktail hour inside the Atrium followed by an upscale dinner and dessert buffet in the University Hall Ballroom

Amenities for Your Gala

  • Staging and A/V to accommodate speakers and performers
  • Abundant space for a DJ and dancing after dinner
  • Shuttle service arrangement to local hotels for your guests
  • Catering service for upscale dinners

Start Planning Your Gala Event

Let your guests catch up over cocktails in our atrium or enjoy your gala’s performers in one of our ballrooms. Whatever you choose, you can count on The NEW Center to make your event a success!

If you’re ready for an unforgettable gala event in Northeast Ohio, fill out the form or contact The NEW Center today to start planning the event of the season!

Start Planning A Gala

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

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 […]