MENTOR, Ohio — After abruptly closing its doors Friday, NOAH's Event Venue left brides and grooms-to-be scrambling to find a new location for their upcoming weddings. Since the news of the closure broke, multiple venues have reached out News 5, expressing their desire to accommodate those affected and hoping to help in any way possible.
Noah's Event Venue in Mentor is one of more than two dozen locations of the national chain closing.
The company’s bankruptcy attorney, Kenneth Cannon II, said the company was set on becoming ta national chain and expanded too fast, led to a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in May, 2019. Cannon said the company’s plan was to continue operating. They were projecting to make a big profit from clients in January, but it didn’t pan out that way. Cannon said bad publicity was partly to blame.
These venues have reached out offering to assist those who had weddings planned at NOAH's Event Venue:
Mentor Harbor Yachting Club
Offering venue fee discount.
Located at 5330 Coronada Dr. in Mentor.
Contact Event Coordinator Maria at 440-257-7214.
Historic Route 20 Event Center
Offering special package for those effected by NOAH's closing.
Located at 5945 N. Ridge Rd. in Madison.
Contact owner Brandi Anewich at 440-796-2489.
Northeast Ohio Wedding Resale
Facebook group with information on available venues.
To join the group, click here.
Sun Valley Ohio
New location with many available dates this year.
Located in Chagrin Falls.
Contact Scott Jones at 216-262-3179.
Holiday Inn Mentor
Offering their venue to couples affected.
Located at 7701 Reynolds Rd. in Mentor.
Contact Osman Baslamisli at 440-951-7399 or 216-269-1077.
Rocky River Memorial Hall
Dates available for couples affected.
Located at 21016 Hilliard Blvd. in Rocky River.
Gather at the Lakes
Offering $1,000 off to all couples affected whose weddings are between now and July.
Many dates available.
Located at 4315 Manchester Rd. in Akron.
Call 330-607-3704 or email email@example.com.
Company Car and Limousine
The limousine company is offering free bus rides for wedding venue tours.
On Sunday, March 1, they will be taking couple of bus rides to venues throughout the area.
To sign up for a bus ride, click here.