How would you like to find a local venue for your next gathering catered by none other than the same chef who creates those mouth watering dishes for the Cheesecake Factory? Whether you want a luncheon for the office or a formal wedding dinner, The Banquet Room at St. Mary’s in Chardon may well be exactly what you’re looking for!
The Banquet Room is an extension of the mission of St. Mary’s Church. Their goal is to be a welcoming, hospitable presence offering impeccable service and award winning food to the public for all occasions, both large and small. Space is available for up to 225 guests to meet for seminars, workshops, staff days, birthday parties, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, baptism parties, wedding receptions, educational or employee gatherings, and community meetings and parties.
The room was added 12 years ago with the expansion of the school and the building of the new church. They saw few other options for party centers in Chardon and took the opportunity to change that. After waiting three years to complete the interior of the room, it opened in July of 2004 with a wedding reception for the school secretary.
The Banquet Room is contracted with The Reserve House. Expert chef, Christopher Sotkovsky, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in New York, is contracted for all food service in The Banquet Room. Chef Chris comes with a multitude of experiences: teaching at Pennsylvania Culinary institute, chef for Cheesecake Factory, chef at The Inn at Honey Run, and many others.
The room is simple yet elegant, 1005 handicap accessible, climate controlled, with audio visual equipment, parquet dance floor, round table seating for eight guests, full size bar, and your of choice of linens, silverware, glass, and china.
They have catered to a multitude of different groups including: Lake Health Senior Connection, Geauga Library Staff Day, Veterans Day Luncheon for Ohio Ordnance, PER, Inc. lunches, Friends of Womensafe, Farm Bureau banquets, Christmas parties for various civic groups, 4-H award dinners, and wedding receptions.
If you are looking for a venue that offers top-notch food in a well equipped facility, along with friendly, hospitable service – no need to drive an hour away. It’s right here in beautiful Geauga County! Plan your next event, big or small, at The Banquet Room at St. Mary’s.
They are located at 401 North St. (2 blocks from Chardon Square) Chardon, 44024. Phone 440-286-8879, or 440- 286-6996. Office hours are 9:30- 4:00 Monday-Friday. They return messages in a timely manner if unavailable when you call.