Wedding bistro lighting at Cleveland's Windows on the River
Bistro/string lighting bring warm light into Cleveland's Windows on the River.
Chandeliers and bistro/string lighting give a romantic feel to Windows on the River.
Best man toast at Windows on the River
up-lighting at Windows on the River
Windows on the River Image of groom in tank

Incredible views of the river and Skyline at Windows on the River

One of a kind wedding reception space

Sometimes, finding an affordable wedding reception venue can seem impossible. Especially one that feels unique and doesn’t have that old fashioned “hall” feel. Surprisingly, you can find this in the heart of downtown Cleveland! We emphatically believe that Cleveland’s Windows on the River wedding is a perfect choice for many different budgets. It offers beauty, sophistication, and style that won’t break the bank. With 3 different rooms to choose from, The Bridgeview, Riverview or Cityview, they have you covered.

As a Cleveland wedding DJ company for over 30 years, we have been doing wedding receptions at Windows on the River since they first opened the Cityview room 20+ years ago. It has been a pleasure as well as exciting to watch this wedding venue grow.

Located in the old powerhouse on the west bank of the Cleveland flats, Windows on the River offers many different packages that can be customized to fit your needs. Not only can they accommodate a guest count of 300 but they can also accommodate the intimate 50 person reception. Either way or in between, they have you covered.

Spaces Cleveland’s Windows on the River has to offer

Cocktail areas, in most cases, are located somewhere besides the main ballrooms. Therefore, your guests can enjoy the wow factor that Cleveland’s Windows on the River is so well known for. Your guests will be in awe by not only the amazing views but by the grand architecture as well. There are several available cocktail area options.  First is the outside slate patio right on the boardwalk for the Cityview room. Another option is to have your cocktail hour at the Cleveland Aquarium which is attached to Windows.  Other cocktail hour areas are in the upstairs of the old brewery above the snack bar as well as the mid-room behind the Bridgeview room.

Each room has a dedicated area for the dance floor. Since you’ll be using Selective Sound Entertainment for your wedding DJ services, those dance floors will surely be packed the entire night. There are so many different décor ideas our team has when it comes to Windows on the River and they would love to share them with you. Feel free to contact us to get some more information on what we can do at your wedding reception at Windows on the River.

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Windows on the River can be enhanced with many different things that Selective Sound Entertainment and events offers.

Some of our favorites we have done here are listed below:

Wedding bistro lighting at Cleveland's Windows on the River

Spotlight Cleveland Wedding Venue: Windows on the River

This month, Selective Sound has chosen to highlight Windows on the River, and for good reason. This highly sought after Cleveland wedding venue shares a very personal and similar work ethic goal. This single goal makes both companies top notch, highly respected, and referred by clients time and time again. Exceeding client expectations every single time is what makes Windows on the River an exceptional Cleveland wedding venue. With over 25 years of experience, the sales staff at Windows on the River are masters of planning as well as making sure no detail gets missed. It’s not just a few people trying to ensure your wedding day is perfect. It’s every member in the organization which truly shows at every event.

A Gorgeous Waterfront Cleveland Wedding Venue

If we had to use one word to describe Windows on the River we would choose “stunning”. With high ceilings, exposed brick and tall arched windows, this venue has the capability of molding itself to any style. From modern to elegant, Windows on the River won’t disappoint. Incredible views of Cleveland’s skyline and gorgeous sunsets will undoubtedly wow your guests as they take it all in from the private outdoor patios.

Looking to add a truly unique element to your special day? The coordinators at Windows on the River will help you with the rental process for the Greater Cleveland Aquarium for your cocktail hour. This is sure to have your guests talking for years to come! To ensure that they do, you may want to consider adding live music for ambiance. However, if you don’t have plans to utilize the aquarium then live music would also be an excellent choice for your guests to enjoy on the private patio. From a string quartet to acoustic guitar and vocalist, Selective Sound Entertainment has a wide range of live music for you to choose from.

Thanks to Genevieve Nisly Photography for this gorgeous picture!

Enhancing a Venue that is Near Perfect

Enhancing perfection is what Selective Sound Entertainment, Cleveland’s leading wedding entertainment company, does day in and day out. We are also no strangers to Windows on the River. Infact, we are actually one of their preferred Cleveland wedding DJ companies to work with. Again, that shared work ethic goal. With that said, here is how we have helped past couples enhance their special day at this venue.


No matter which room you choose at Windows on the River, the right lighting will undoubtedly elevate the beauty of each one. The architecture is fantastic. In fact, it’s probably one the reasons why you chose this venue so you will surely want to highlight it.

The Cityview Room can be easily enhanced with LED uplighting to enhance the brick, walls and support beams. Pin spot lighting is also a nice touch to show off your centerpieces and gorgeous cake. This room is also large enough to be able to utilize club lighting on the dance floor as well as Feature spot lighting for the grand introductions and speeches and more.

The Bridgeview room can also be enhanced with LED uplighting. However, if you want to make a different type of statement, custom string lighting through the middle of the room looks fantastic. Want a truly romantic and elegant atmosphere? Chandeliers are the perfect choice!

Some Unique Touches

Sometimes, with all the brick, couples want to find a way to add a little softness to the area. Custom draping is a simple yet elegant solution. Not only will the draping add a soft touch but it can also add a lovely element behind the head table. The draping can even be highlighted with uplighting. For a more unique touch our lighting team can create a personalized gobo to shine on the draping. Not using draping, but interested in a customized gobo? No problem! Let’s shine it on the dance floor for all to see!

If you would like to see how this experienced Cleveland wedding DJ and entertainment company can help you enhance Windows on the River contact us here! We would love to talk with you further about other special entertainment features to add to your special day!

Father daughter dance at Windows on the River.

We are Wedding Professionals with the Best DJ’s and Lighting Design Experts

The most frequently chosen wedding professionals by clients, who choose Windows on the River as their reception venue, is Selective Sound Entertainment. This is because we really understand this impressive venue. We know how to highlight it’s most unique features. That is to say, we understand how to work with the architectural structure. Due to this, we are able create an experience that is truly stunning. As much as our clients love this venue, we may love it even more!

Not only are we often at Windows on the River for lighting production events, but we are easily one of the most popular entertainers to get the privilege to work there. We know the flow of the space, the power options, and most important, we know the staff. As MC’s, it’s also important to be able to coordinate your specific plans with all the wedding professionals at an event. Your event will certainly benefit from our comfort and experience at this venue.

Recently, we premiered a more economical version of our latest entertainment enhancement “Dancing in the Clouds” while at Windows on the River. The effect this had combined with our lighting undeniably impacted the photos taken by Christopher Michael Sanford. With over 20 years of wedding entertainment experience, there are quite a few venues in Northeast Ohio where we are considered experts at delivering elegant event experiences.

In any case, let us know where your reception is hosted. As can be seen, we will create a custom experience just for you.