Cleveland Venue Spotlight – Sapphire Creek
Chagrin Falls Winery & Gardens
In 2016, our region can claim to have the Napa Valley venue experience it has never had. Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens takes the scenic beauty of Chagrin Falls and gives it a vineyard spin due to the design concepts of The Ohio Valley Group. This venue is part of a 10 acre footprint and features a 11,000 square foot building that serves as a restaurant and event venue. This venue offers event clients a lot of different space options as they have multiple rooms each with their own unique charm.
Their Oak Room has a feature which we know wedding clients are always looking for: a wall of windows. This is the best way to embrace the outside while inside and is something you seldom see hotels able to offer. This space accomodates for 170 guest and can grow bigger still by adding on their Brix Tasting Room. The tasting room space has even more windows which feature the surrounding woodlands. The subtlest amount of uplights can be utilized to accent these rooms to coordinate your colors and play into all the architectural strengths. Depending on the time of year, The Pavilion at Sapphire Creek offers an outdoor space ideal for 130 or less guests. A stone fireplace and the venue's Edison lights (one of our favorite looks) make this feel like an outdoor villa.
We think Sapphire Creek is about as ideal as you can get when it comes to smaller weddings. Intimate groups are very popular with our more mature couples especially who know what they want and are focused more on tight knit groups. Scale of guests doesn't have to mean you have any compromises though and this venue has spectacular spaces appropriate for groups of 50 or less. The Cellar Lounge has everything you'd want from a spot featuring a celebration of wine including a wooden wall, fireplaces, Edison lights and proximity to a wine cellar with 5,000 bottles. The venue also offers weddings the chance to use their Loft which is located above the trees over Sapphire Creek. This is the perfect oasis for bridal parties pre-ceremony or reception.
Scenic outdoor backdrops for wedding photos are very in demand in Northeast Ohio. We end up seeing the same spots used time and time again and they end up being either far away from the reception (causing timing issues) or so in-demand that there are multiple couples on any given Saturday fighting to use the same spot...and sometimes even both of those issues! What makes Sapphire Creek so wonderful is that they can give you these vignettes all on the grounds of the property. Oak and Beech trees frame the great lawn which can give wedding photographers a lot of options (and can even be incorporated into your event's space options). The gardens and main terrace show off that this venue was created by owners who are also exterior designers. Your photographers will have a blast coming up with iconic shots of you and your guests here.
Selective Sound at Sapphire Creek
We had the honor of providing a number of entertainment and audio services for both the ceremony and reception of Chuck and Shireen on July 7, 2018. The day kicked with two cultural family traditions within the overall celebration of the couple's commitment to each other. Both and American and Persian ceremony took place at the venue which was enhanced by our ceremony audio support. What followed was a 7 hour reception that offered a variety of entertainment for the guests. Chuck and Shireen share our love of live music and included a quartet of musicians for one segment of the day in addition to an acoustic guitarist. Spacing out sections of the day with different types of sounds makes the transitions more defined and natural. Our MC and DJ team included a mix of music for everyone including a really fun and upbeat Persian cake cutting song (which is something everyone should see some time!). Soon after that, the Swenson's food truck came by the close the evening out. It truely was a combination of elements unique to this couple.
Our founder, Jeremy Rich was on hand and had a lot of compliments after seeing this venue in action. "You could tell they have a very dedicated staff that truly cares about every guest at the wedding". Jay R said, "What a beautiful venue!", "It's obvious it was built with weddings and receptions in mind." and "Glad I had a chance to try their amazing food and equally impressive presentation."
If you're looking for a venue for your next event that embraces nature, wine, and the wood and stone aesthetic of a vineyard, you really owe it to yourself to look into Sapphire Creek.
Check out these incredible photos from the wedding by our friends Making The Moment.