A Party or Event
CLE Urban Winery is the perfect venue to host your party, fundraiser or special event! Whether you are celebrating a special milestone with family and friends, holding a community gathering or meeting, raising money for a great charitable cause or looking for a unique place for corporate and networking events — let us be your host! There are two event booking options available to you:
OPTION #1: Book shared space at the winery for your event! For a $25 non-refundable reservation fee, we will reserve space for your group anytime during regular business hours (subject to availability). This is a very affordable way to host a party of event for groups from 6-80 people, and reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. For this $25 fee, we will provide a reserved anchor area for your group and will provide additional tables, chairs and other custom setup options to accommodate your specific event needs. You may also bring in food and decorations for your event (see FAQs for guidance). No outside beverages are permitted. There is no bar sales minimum required for this option, but your group will have access to our cash bar.
OPTION #2: Book a private event at the winery! The winery can accommodate up to 100 people for a private event, with the winery closed to the public during your event. Rather than paying a reservation fee, you will instead commit to a bar sales minimum during your event (not including tax or staff gratuity). The minimum required varies depending on the day of the week and time period(s) that you wish to reserve the winery space for your private event. We can offer a cash bar for your event guests, or the host may choose to offer an open bar with one consolidated tab in order to meet the guaranteed minimum. A 10% non-refundable deposit of the minimum for the period of your event is required to secure the reservation, along with a credit card number to retain on file, and the deposit paid will be applied to the required minimum. The minimum must be covered/paid at the conclusion of your event. You may bring in your own food and decorations for the event (see FAQs for guidance) and you can also bring in music or other entertainment for your guests. For private events, we can assist with catering and entertainment and with setting up valet parking. We can also accommodate special alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage orders for the event (bringing in outside beverages is not permitted). Private event reservations must be secured at least one week prior to the event date. Cancellations made less than one week prior to the event will incur an additional 10% cancellation fee (of the required minimum for the period of your event), and any expenses incurred for special orders or arrangements made for the events must also be paid at the time of cancellation.
PRIVATE EVENT BAR MINIMUMS:
Monday – Thursday: Scheduled anytime between 12pm-10pm – $500 bar minimum
Friday: Scheduled anytime between 12pm-6pm – $500 bar minimum; Scheduled anytime between 7pm-11pm – $1500 bar minimum
Saturday: Scheduled anytime between 12pm-6pm – $500 bar minimum; Scheduled anytime between 7pm-11pm – $2000 bar minimum
Sunday: Scheduled anytime between 12pm-4pm – $500 bar minimum; Scheduled anytime between 5pm-9pm – $500 bar minimum
If you are ready to make a reservation, just stop by the winery or complete our form below and we will contact you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Events at the Winery:
Yes! All guests will be subject to an ID check for any purchases of alcohol. No alcoholic beverages will ever be sold or served to anyone under 21 years of age.
CLE Urban Winery does NOT have private parking. Metered public parking is available on Lee Rd and in the large parking lot and garage across the street from the winery behind the Cedar-Lee Theater. There is also a free municipal parking lot on Cedar Rd one block west of Lee Rd, and valet parking stations are available along Lee Rd on Friday and Saturday night ($5 with winery receipt). BE SURE TO BRING QUARTERS FOR THE METERS as winery staff cannot provide change for parking. You can also download the Passport parking app to pay meter fees electronically.
We can accommodate groups from 6 up to 100 people for parties and events at the winery. Stop by or call the winery at 216-417-8313 and speak to our Tasting Room Manager, Monica, to check availability, to complete required paperwork and to pay the reservation fee to secure your reservation. Your party/event is not confirmed until these steps are completed. You can also submit a inquiry below on this website or via email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer the opportunity to reserve the winery space for both public and private events.
During regular business hours, there is a non-refundable reservation fee is $25, payable at the time the reservation is confirmed. No bar sales minimums are required for public events during regular business hours. Reserving the winery for a private event requires commitment to a set bar sales minimum for the period of the reservation and a non-refundable deposit of 10% of that minimum when the reservation is confirmed (deposit will be applied to the minimum).
Absolutely! The winery is a lovely venue for this type of celebration! Because these events usually include a lot of food, decorations, presents and games, we highly recommend that you request to host these type of events as a private event.
No bar sales minimum is required for public events held during business hours, however, we do expect that you and your guests will purchase our wine, beer, cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages during your event. There is a bar sales minimum requirement for all private events (plus sales tax and staff gratuity), and the guaranteed minimum amount varies depending on the day of the week and time period(s) of the private party reservation.
Parties and events at the winery during regular business hours are held in the shared, open Tasting Room space. Typically, groups will have reserved “anchor” areas in the back or front of the winery (at winery management discretion). All party/event guests are expected to share the common spaces of the Tasting Room with other winery patrons for parties/events held during regular business hours. You can book a private event if you do not wish to share the winery space with other winery patrons during your event.
Yes! You may bring in outside food. Food must be held at proper temperatures for service (you may bring chaffing dishes, if needed). The winery will NOT provide paper products, silverware or serving utensils – you must bring your own.
NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES OF ANY KIND are permitted. You MAY NOT bring in or consume any outside alcoholic beverages at our winery – this is not permitted under our liquor license. If you have specific non-alcoholic beverage requirements for your event, please let us know and we will do what we can to accommodate you. For private events only, you have the option to place special orders for alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages to be served at your event.
The winery can provide the folding tables and chairs it has available for your party/event. If more are needed, rental furniture may be brought in with permission of winery management. Winery furniture and equipment cannot be moved for a party/event without express permission of winery management.
Yes, you may bring in decorations. However, under NO circumstances are glitter, confetti or candles permitted. Balloons are only allowed during private events with prior permission of winery management. No decorations may be affixed to winery walls and all decorations must be removed from the winery at the end of the event.
Yes, you may sell tickets for their event, if you wish, with prior approval of winery management after you confirm your reservation.
You may sell merchandise, food and other such items during your event with prior permission of winery management. NO outside alcohol can be brought in, consumed or sold at the winery. Non-profit organizations may hold raffles at the winery in accordance with local, state and federal law.
For events held during regular business hours, we will already be playing background music or may be hosting live entertainment. For private events, you may bring in your own music or other entertainment. Be advised that the winery does not have a sound system so that would need to be provided.
Children may attend winery events with prior permissions from winery management, but no children are permitted to attend events after 6pm unless special circumstances apply. Children must be in the care of a parent or guardian at all times while at the winery.
For events during business hours, kindly contact us at least 48 hours in advance if your plans change. The $25 event fee is non-refundable for cancelled events, but you may reschedule without paying an additional fee.
For private events, cancellations should be made at least one week prior to the event. The 10% deposit is non-refundable. Cancellations made less than one week prior to the event will incur an additional 10% cancellation fee (of the required minimum for the period(s) of your event), and any expenses incurred for special orders or arrangements made for the private event must also be paid at the time of cancellation.
If you would be interested in finding out more about having a party, event or fundraiser at the winery, please fill out this interest form below and we will get in touch with you to make a reservation. You can also stop by or call (216-417-8313) us and we will be more than happy to help you plan the perfect party or event!
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