Cleveland History Center in University Circle

Plan Your Special Event at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle


If you are interested in hosting an event at the Cleveland History Center

please call Angie Lowrie at 216-721-5722 x1402 today!


Stunning décor, classic architectural detail, and historic collections make the Cleveland History Center the perfect setting to host the following events:

Wedding Ceremony and Receptions
Rehearsal Dinner
Baby & Bridal shower
Birthday & Anniversary Party
Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Fundraiser & Benefit
Holiday Party
Class Reunion or Prom
Family Reunion
Corporate Gathering
Client Entertainment
Lecture or Recital
Networking Event
Memorial Service
Photo Session

Choose from:

Crawford Rotunda | Norton Gallery | Hanna Garden | Hay-McKinney House & Garden | Community Conference Center & Meeting Spaces

Hassler Meeting Room | Conference Center | Hanna Library | Junod Learning Space

Click the image above to view our rental brochure!

CLICK HERE for a fee structure for the WRHS Cleveland History Center.

Looking for vendors? We have a great list of preferred vendors for the Cleveland History Center. Click here to learn about our preferred caterers. Click here to see a list of our other vendors

WRHS History Center Rentals FAQ

Cleveland photographer Jason Thomas Crocker took these stunning photos during a late summer wedding at the Cleveland History Center. For more photos and the story behind the couple, check out Jason’s blog by clicking here.


“We just had the most incredible wedding for our daughter at the Cleveland History Center and it was just wonderful. Most of our guests where from out of town and they were blown away by the entire museum. They loved cocktails in the car area and the carousel was such a bonus. The staff was incredible and so helpful. If you want a unique wedding venue that you will never forget this is your place. Where else can you get married in a beautiful garden, have cocktails among beautiful vintage cars, ride a carousel, and dance the night away in a rotunda?” – June 2018

“My husband and I had our wedding and reception here and we absolutely loved it! The staff was so helpful and the venue was beautiful! We got so may compliments from friends and family about the WRHS!”  – Abby Weisberg, June 2018

“Thank you for everyone’s efforts on our behalf!  The bride and groom were over joyed with their wedding day so all the hard work pays off!  The wedding in the Vanderbrook Hay Garden was spectacular and dinner & dancing in the Hanna Garden was exactly as they had hoped for. Thank you!”  – Cindy Halle, September 2014

“Thank you for making Nicole and Joe’e wedding special! Everything went smoothly and the garden looked great! Lots of compliments from our guests on the beautiful setting! Thank you again!”
Bonnie and Dave Freeh, September 2013

“Thanks so much! The wedding was absolutely wonderful – the garden looked amazing and everything went off without a hitch. I’m so glad we had it at WRHS, it was truly memorable, and you and your staff were great to work with.” – Amanda (Bailey) Bates, June 2013


See more great reviews of the Cleveland History Center’s rental space on WeddingWire!

We were honored to host Alison and Matt for their special day at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle.

Click on the video below to see what a beautiful day they had! (Video courtesty of Sandham Films)

Photo Gallery