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!
In July, we will resume hosting public and private group events in the Tasting Room in compliance with all county, state and federal public health guidelines. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Please review the following information carefully as some of our event policies have changed… there are two event booking options available to you:
OPTION #1: Book shared space at the winery for your event! Due to social distancing restrictions, this option is only available for a party of 16 or less (two tables of up to 8 people). The seating area for your event is in the back area of the winery – it is separated from the rest of the Tasting Room, but it is not a private space. For a $25 non-refundable reservation fee, we will reserve this space for your group anytime during regular business hours (subject to availability). This is a very affordable way to host a party or event for a small group!
For the foreseeable future, we will no longer allow food to be brought in by guests for groups and events. Food must be catered and served as plated, individual portions or in a boxed lunch-style individual portion. No buffet-style food service is permitted, and no outside beverages are permitted; see our FAQ section for more information. Guests or caterers must provide disposable paper products/cutlery for food service. There is no bar sales minimum required for this option, but your group will have access to our cash bar.
Gatherings of more than 16 people (as specified above) cannot be accommodated during regular business hours at this time and must be booked as a private event to ensure appropriately distanced seating is available for all guests during the event.
OPTION #2: Book a private event at the winery! The winery can currently accommodate up to 50 people for a private event (50% of our capacity) with socially distanced seating for all guests and with the winery closed to the public during your event. You will commit to a bar sales minimum during your event (not including tax or staff gratuity) which varies depending on the day of the week and time period(s) that you wish to reserve the winery space for your private event (see below for details). In addition, a non-refundable reservation fee of 10% of the bar minimum is required to confirm the reservation. 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 (or a combination of the two). The minimum must be covered/paid at the conclusion of your event.
For the foreseeable future, we will no longer allow food to be brought in by guests for groups and events. We now require that food for all private events be provided by a licensed caterer and that this food be served by the caterer or be provided to guests in pre-packaged, individual portions (i.e., boxed lunches). If you want food for your event, our preferred caterer, Zack Bruell Events, can provide food options as well as servers at the event to ensure the food service is safe and sanitary. Zack Bruell has numerous options that are compliant with all Board of Health/CDC restrictions and requirements. Kim Paradise-Adelstein can be reached at 216-296-3440 or Kim.Paradise-Adelstein@ZackBruell.com to discuss all of the options available. If you wish to use a different caterer, they will need to follow our food service protocols. Guests or caterers must provide disposable paper products/cutlery for food service.
For private events, we can 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. The non-refundable reservation fee can be applied to another event at the winery if you need to reschedule.
Standard private event timeslots & bar minimums are*:
- Sunday – 12-4pm or 5-9pm timeslot: $500 bar minimum and $50 reservation fee
- Monday-Thursday – 12-4pm, 4-8pm or 6-10pm timeslot: $500 bar minimum and $50 reservation fee
- Friday – 12-4pm timeslot: $500 bar minimum and $50 reservation fee
- Friday – 6-10pm timeslot: $1000 bar minimum and $100 reservation fee
- Saturday – 12-4pm timeslot: $500 bar minimum and $50 reservation fee
- Saturday – 6-10pm timeslot: $1500 bar minimum and $150 reservation fee
*timeframes include set-up time, and can potentially be modified upon request, depending on availability
If you need assistance planning your event, our preferred Event Planning partner is Penthouse Events CLE! Check out all that they have to offer at www.penthouseeventscle.com! Contact Ursula Allison, Creative Director, at 216-534-1206 or at Ursula@penthouseeventscle.com.
Our previous policies regarding parking, outside beverages and decorations remain unchanged (see the FAQ section of the website for details).
We are committed to providing a safe and sanitary environment for you and your guests! A hand sanitization station will be provided at the front door and in common areas – we ask all guests to sanitize their hands upon arrival (and as needed). We ask that guests first find a place to sit and we will take their drink orders. To ensure that we maintain appropriate social distancing, we will not permit guests to stand in groups within the Tasting Room – we kindly ask you to remain in your seat while you enjoy your drink. We also ask that guests do not move or rearrange tables, chairs and stools as they have been deliberately arranged for compliance. We have no outdoor seating, but we will open the garage doors when the weather permits!
Our staff will wear masks and will frequently wash their hands. We kindly request that guests wear masks when not eating or drinking, when transiting common areas and when using the restroom, but this is not mandatory. Tables, chairs, and menus will be sanitized after each guest use, and frequently touched surfaces and restrooms will be sanitized by our staff at regular intervals.
If you are ready to make a reservation, just call (216-417-8313) or 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.
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 8 up to 50 people for parties and events at the winery. Stop by or call the winery at 216-417-8313 or check availability, complete required paperwork and to pay the reservation fee to secure your reservation. Your party/event is not confirmed until these steps are done. 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 events during regular business hours (for up to 16 people) and as private events (for 17 up to 50 people, which is 50% of our capacity). These event size restrictions are in place to ensure that there is socially-distanced seating available for all event guests.
For 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 a space usage fee for a 4-hour window, which varies depending on the day of the week and time period chosen. No bar sales minimums are required, but special alcohol orders can be accommodated for private event upon request. A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the space usage fee is required to confirm the reservation, and he rest is payable at the event. The space usage fees and reservation windows are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (4-8pm or 6-10pm): $500
Friday and Saturday (12-4pm): $750
Friday and Saturday (6-10pm): $1500
Sunday (12-4pm, 4-8pm or 6-10pm): $500
These standard reservation window hours can be modified for special circumstances – just ask!
Absolutely! The winery is a lovely venue for these types of celebrations! These events must be held as private events if you will have more than 16 people in attendance. We can accommodate a maximum of 50 people at any private event.
No bar sales minimum is required for 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. For events, a cash bar, drink tickets or single tab options are available. Special orders of beer, sparkling wines or spirits can also be accommodated for private events by request.
Parties and events at the winery during regular business hours are held in the shared, open Tasting Room space but with seating for guests set up in a separate area in the back of the winery. Two socially distanced tables of up to 8 seats each will be provided for your group; therefore the maximum number of people we can accommodate for an event during business hours is 16 people. 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, or if you wish to have more than 16 people at your event (we can accommodate up to 50 people for private events (50% capacity to ensure socially distanced seating for all guests).
No. This is a change to our previous policy.
For the foreseeable future, we will no longer allow food to be brought in by guests for events. We now require that food for all events be provided by a licensed caterer and that this food either be plated and served by the caterer or be provided to guests in pre-packaged, individual portions (i.e., boxed lunches). Buffet-style service for meals is not currently permitted according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
If you want food for your event, our preferred caterer, Zack Bruell Events, can provide food options as well as servers at the event to ensure the food service is safe and sanitary. Zack Bruell has numerous options that are compliant with all COVID restrictions and requirements. Kim Paradise-Adelstein can be reached at 216-296-3440 or Kim.Paradise-Adelstein@ZackBruell.com to discuss all of the options available. If you wish to use a different caterer, they will need to follow prescribed food service protocols. Guests or caterers must provide disposable paper products/cutlery for food service.
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 – Zack Bruell Events can assist you with this! 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.
We will be following Ohio Department of Health guidelines for in-house live entertainment and will be playing background music on Spotify. For private events, you may play your own playlist. We will allow live entertainment for private events once Ohio Department of Health guidelines all us to do so.
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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