13 Amazing Rehearsal Dinner Venues in Cleveland

Discover the very best event venues in the 216.
Valerie Nikolas - The Knot Contributor.
Valerie Nikolas
Valerie Nikolas - The Knot Contributor.
Valerie Nikolas
The Knot Contributor
  • Valerie is a freelance contributor for The Knot Worldwide.
  • In addition to journalistic writing, Valerie also works as a marketing copywriter.
  • Valerie has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Updated Jan 10, 2023

Cleveland, Ohio has a legacy as a manufacturing hub, part of an extensive rail and highway network that united the country in the Industrial Age. But it's so much more than that. Cleveland is home to esteemed museums, world-class research centers like the Cleveland Clinic and the NASA Glenn Research Center and fortunately for engaged Clevelanders—a thriving food scene.

We've rounded up some of the best rehearsal dinner venues in CLE and the surrounding areas. From a swanky steakhouse located in an old bank vault, to a retro comedy club theater, to a Prohibition-era vintage dive, there's really something for everyone on this list.

These spaces would also work for many special events, such as bridal showers, birthday parties, baby showers and even wedding receptions. After browsing our list of favorites, be sure to check out The Knot Marketplace for a full list of rehearsal dinner venues in Cleveland and the surrounding areas.

Blue Point Grille in Cleveland, Ohio

With over two million oysters shucked since it opened in 1997, Blue Point Grille is Cleveland's iconic seafood restaurant. Located in the downtown Historic Warehouse District, the restaurant features seafood and wine prominently. Choose from the Board Room, which features a custom mahogany table and cushy leather chairs that seat up to 15 guests. For a larger party, the elegant Mezzanine is a semi-private dining space for up to 50 that's strategically perched overlooking the main room with panoramic views of the entire restaurant and bar, the Warehouse District, and the soaring downtown skyline.

Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar in Cleveland, Ohio

With its ornate decor, sweeping archways and marble columns, the Marble Room will put you in the ultimate romantic headspace leading into your big day. As the 2021 recipient of the Cleveland Silver Spoon Award, Marble Room offers the ultimate fine dining experience for a special occasion splurge. Private dining spaces include the Gateway Salon, which seats 6 to 8 in an intimate, wood-paneled room, the Euclid Ballroom, which seats 12, and the Vault, which is actually located in the former bank's vault and has its own funky, private bar.

Nuevo Modern Mexican in Cleveland, Ohio

Picturing your guests mixing and mingling while taking in beautiful views of Lake Erie? Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar is the perfect spot. Located on the North Coast Harbor in downtown, Nuevo features a second-floor event space, a waterfront patio with outdoor seating and a delicious menu of Mexican-inspired favorites, including empanada appetizers, carne asada and tamale entrees and a build-your-own taco bar option. The Lakeside Event Space can accommodate parties of 100+ guests, but is great for smaller groups as well.

Cleveland Chop in Cleveland, Ohio

Located in the Historical Warehouse District, Cleveland Chop offers a classic steakhouse experience. The private dining menu includes USDA prime steaks, fresh seafood, chicken and pasta, with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available. Choose from the spacious, vintage-inspired Private Room, the Brewhouse, which seats 12 in a space with a long table adorned with exposed brick, or the semi-private space, which accommodates groups of up to 25 in an informal, exposed brick setting.

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Pickwick & Frolic in Cleveland, Ohio

Consider Pickwick & Frolic for a unique and interactive experience. Featuring a comedy club, cabaret show, martini bar and full restaurant, Pickwick & Frolic has all types of food and entertainment under one roof. We absolutely love the string-lined exterior of the theater and the fun and retro interior. Choose from the Pickwick Restaurant, which seats parties of 2–120 in a warm and comfortable atmosphere serving rustic American food, the private North Dining Room, which seats up to 70, the retro Kevin's Martini Bar, which accommodates 10–100, or the sleek, comfortable Champagne Bar, which seats up to 20.

Southern Tier Brewery in Cleveland, Ohio

Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Southern Tier Brewing Company is a craft brewery and taproom with a relaxed and romantic atmosphere. Featuring a rustic, speakeasy feel amid an eclectic backdrop of barrels, Southern Tier is the perfect space for a laid-back, beer-loving couple. In addition to amazing ales like 2XIPA and 8 Days A Week, Southern Tier also makes delicious food. Southern Tier accommodates rehearsal dinner parties of any size in their Barrel Cellar, a large, private event space, a private dining room or a semi-private space that can seat up to 20 guests.

CLE Urban Winery in Cleveland Heights, Ohio

CLE Urban Winery is a chic, female-owned winery and wine bar that takes inspiration from the thriving craft brew scene. The effortlessly cool space includes industrial elements like exposed brickwork, graffiti and girders paired with refined decorative elements, including a characterful mural. The wine production area is also visible behind a large pane of glass, so guests can gain insight into the beverages they're enjoying. CLE Urban Winery is available for full property rentals of up to 50 guests. The winery's preferred caterer is Zack Bruell Events, but other caterers are allowed.

The Provenance Restaurant at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio

Situated along 44,000 square feet of fine art at the iconic Cleveland Museum of Art, Provenance is sure to make an impression. Between the stunning space and delicious cuisine by acclaimed Chef Douglas Katz, you will be feeling the romance. Dinner packages include artisanal meats and cheeses, passed hors d'oeuvres and entrees that include braised lamb, herb crusted chicken and beef short rib. Provenance seats 40 guests.

Fahrenheit in Cleveland, Ohio

Fahrenheit is a sleek, buzzing hotspot offering New American fare with an Asian flair, backed by a long wine list. Expect menu options with poke, Kobe beef and short ribs. Fahrenheit's new private dining room recently won an award for interior design, so nestle in among the exposed brick and wine bottle-lined walls for a dinner that really does bring the heat. The private dining room has its own private bar and seats 50 guests.

House Of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio

From its spot in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the House Of Blues offers unique spaces, delicious food and rockstar treatment for your big day. Create a custom menu of American classics like flatbreads, blackened salmon and braised short rib, or add on one of the many carving or action stations available—including a French fry station, brisket, prime rib or turkey carving stations or a dessert station with bread pudding, fruit tarts and brownies. Ideal rehearsal dinner spaces include the Unity Room, which seats 60, the Restaurant Patio, which seats 35, or different variations of the Fountain Room, a swanky lounge that includes a dining room, prayer room and bacchanal.

Forest City Shuffleboard in Cleveland, Ohio

If you're looking for a fun bonding activity to bring your guests together pre-wedding, look no further than Forest City Shuffleboard. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, wine and local craft beers while playing shuffleboard in a casual private events space with five indoor floor shuffleboard lanes, two indoor tabletop lanes and two outdoor patio floor court lanes. Food package options include sliders, chicken tenders and puppy chow.

Prosperity Social Club in Cleveland, Ohio

Prosperity Social Club, or "The Clevelandiest Bar in Cleveland," is a vintage 1938 establishment decorated with Art Deco influences, dark chestnut walls and retro memorabilia serving inventive, Prohibition-era cocktails, craft beers and elevated bar food. For private events, the kitchen offers a wide selection of house-made appetizers, buffet-style spreads and table dinners of American classics. Plus, this old-school bar features a vintage game room and a vacation-themed outdoor patio—perfect for a fun and lighthearted rehearsal dinner evening.

Georgetown & Vosh in Lakewood, Ohio

Georgetown | Vosh serves New American food in a relaxed, intimate setting with a trendy courtyard complete with winter igloos. Menu options for a plated dinner include parmesan-crusted chicken, seared salmon and short ribs. In addition to several beautiful wedding venue spaces, Georgetown | Vosh has some options that are perfect for a rehearsal dinner. Choose from the Riverside Room, which seats 54 in a space with a glossy hardwood floor, classy wainscoting walls and a gorgeous corner wood bar, or the more intimate VIP Room, which features a brick accent wall for a rustic touch and a wall of windows that let in plenty of natural light and seats 22 guests. There are also upper and lower patios with space for 50 and 60, respectively.

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