Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Knot Best of Weddings 2012

We've been selected as a recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings 2012!




Thanks to our past brides and grooms for voting and for the wonderful reviews!!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

2012 Bridal Open House




Be sure to save the date!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Diamond Event Center & Catering will host our 3rd Annual Bridal Open House from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be many other wedding vendors for you to meet and talk with in addition to touring Diamond Event Center. Check back often for more information!



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Holiday Packages


Tree Topper Holiday Dinner Package
49.15 plus tax, per guest
Security Guard fee applies to events over 90 guests

20 – 400 Guests Capacity
5 Hours Use
Elegantly Decorated Ballroom
Holiday Music

Appetizer Station featuring:
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Horseradish, Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Petite Red Skin Halves
Italian Sausage Bites with Peppers & Onions
Shrimp Cocktail
Cheese and Cracker Display

Enjoy a delicious buffet of
Salmon with Dill Sauce
Roast Turkey Breast
Pasta Primavera
Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes
Sage and Celery Stuffing
Normandy Blend of Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots
Cesar Salad
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Coffee and Water Service at the Guest Tables
Coffee Station
Whole Pie and Cheesecake Selections

Bar Services to include:
Soft Drinks, Tonic, Soda, Sour Mix, Orange and Cranberry Juices available.
Host Liquor – all liquor, beer or wine is supplied by the client.






Elegant Holiday Dinner Package
43.85 plus tax, per guest
Security Guard fee applies to events over 90 guests

20 – 400 Guests Capacity
5 Hours Use
Elegantly Decorated Ballroom
Holiday Music

Butler Passed Appetizers to include:
Mini Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup Shots, Shrimp Cocktail Shooters and Italian Sausage Bites with Peppers and Onions

Enjoy a delicious buffet of
Prime Rib, carved by the Chef,
Served with Au Jus and Horseradish Sauce
Chicken Marsala
Smashed Red Skin Potatoes
Whole Baby Carrots with Sugar Snap Peas
Broccoli Salad
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Coffee Station
Whole Dessert Station

Bar Services to include:
Soft Drinks, Tonic, Soda, Sour Mix, Orange and Cranberry Juices available.
Host Liquor – all liquor, beer or wine is supplied by the client.






Traditional Holiday Dinner Package
35.25 plus tax, per guest
Security Guard fee applies to events over 90 guests

20 – 400 Guests Capacity
5 Hours Use
Elegantly Decorated Ballroom
Holiday Music

Appetizer Table featuring:
Cheese and Cracker Display
Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

Served at the buffet:
Baked Ham & Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
Carved by the Chef
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Celery & Sage Stuffing
Buttery Sweet Corn Kernels
Tossed Salad with House Vinaigrette Dressing
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Coffee Station
Cake


Bar Services to include:
Soft Drinks, Tonic, Soda, Sour Mix, Orange and Cranberry Juices available.
Host Liquor – all liquor, beer or wine is supplied by the client.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Updated Chapel



We are always striving to keep Diamond Event Center up to date and current with wedding trends. The latest improvement was to the Chapel. The new wedding arbor provides our couples with a beautiful backdrop for their ceremony. The arbor is neutrally decorated so each bride can incorporate her colors and theme in easily. Stop in to see the newly updated Chapel for yourself, it is the perfect fit for small, intimate ceremonies.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Last Minute Opening


Friday, 11/11/11
The Marquise Ballroom is now available.
Plan your wedding, fundraiser or any type of event now because
this memorable date won't last long.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New New New

Diamond Event Center is pleased to announce that we have Two New Napkin Colors and a New Modern Centerpiece for our clients to choose from! We now have 28 napkin colors available to our clients to choose from, all at no charge. The new additions are Hot Pink and Turquoise!







We also have another Free Centerpiece available, this makes 6 centerpieces that we offer our brides and grooms at no charge! This bronze candle holder has a design cut out of the sides of it allowing the candle to flicker through.




Be sure to stop in and see the new napkin colors and centerpiece in person!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Introducing Our Newest Appetizer!

Buffalo Chicken Bites offer all of the flavor in Buffalo Wings with out any of the mess! Our Buffalo Chicken Bites are a combination of moist all white meat chicken, soft cream cheese, zesty hot sauce and other secret seasonings rolled into a neat bite size ball. They are the perfect alternative to boring old meatballs. They are a huge hit with our staff and we are sure you and your guests will enjoy them too. Priced at just $79.00 per 100 pieces.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101:
Setting a Date, Time, and Place for Your Wedding
Part 2

1. Set a date - This will be the most important day, so ensure the date fits into your schedule as well as your fiancĂ©’s. Have a couple dates in mind in case the location you select is not available. The most popular day for a wedding is Saturday; however, Friday and Sunday are still very popular. Some people will even plan a weekday evening wedding ceremony and reception depending on the season. It’s recommended that you plan at least 6 months in advance if not longer since it usually takes about that long to make reservations and do your pre-wedding planning.

2. Select a location - There is an infinite amount of possibilities where you could potentially exchange vows; however, you and your fiancé must consider cost, availability in addition to the location.

Outdoor weddings are more popular in the summer and early fall whereas the winter and spring weddings and receptions are usually held indoors. The wedding ceremony and reception do not need to be at the same location; however, it does lessen the stress of having to travel from one place to another if they held at the same location or in close proximity. A church is the traditional setting of a wedding ceremony, but more people are also taking advantage of public parks, zoos, beaches, the bride or groom’s backyard as well as museums or even sports stadiums.



Friday, April 22, 2011

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: How to Plan Your Wedding

Couples across the country have different ways to plan for their upcoming nuptials as well as the level of involvement including the groom and his family. Whether you plan on hiring a wedding planner or do it yourself, you will have a lot to do to prepare for one of the most memorable days of your life.

Planning your wedding
1. Set a date
2. Prepare a Budget
3. Reserve a location for wedding and the reception
4. Select your bridal party
5. Choose your wedding colors
6. Hire a photographer
7. Select type of music for wedding and reception (musicians, DJ, etc)
8. Create an invitation list
9. Order wedding invitations, address and mail to guests with RSVP info
10. Choose your wedding gown
11. Select a florist and choose types of flowers for bouquets, wedding ceremony and reception
12. Decide on wedding reception theme including wedding favors and decorations
13. Reserve limousines
14. Reserve hotel rooms for out of town guests, if needed
15. Hire a caterer or choose menu if your wedding reception location will also do the catering
16. Decide where to hold the rehearsal dinner and invited guests
17. Set time for wedding rehearsal
18. Decide if children are allowed to attend wedding reception or offer a child care service if needed.
19. Plan bachelorette party (usually someone in the bridal party plans this for the bridesmaids and friends of the bride to be)
20. Plan bachelor party (best man usually plans this)

There are even more ideas to think about for your wedding, but these are most popular wedding planner’s suggestions about preparing for your big day. Remember to keep a list of everyone’s phone numbers and emails who is helping to make your wedding day special.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Ultimate!

Diamond Event Center is pleased to announce its newest wedding/event package... The Ultimate
Our most complete all inclusive package

Package Includes:
Six Hour Reception or Event

Three butler passed appetizers

Diamond Buffet including Prime Rib, Fish or Pork Chops, and Any Style Chicken Or Diamond Plated Dinner with each guest selecting two of the three items above

Soup Course

Upgraded Potato & Vegetable Choices

White Chair Cover, Gold Organza Sashes, & Gold Organza Table Overlays over 90" White Round Tablecloths, Two Napkin Color Choices

Risers for the head table or a Serpentine head table

Up Lighting for the ballroom

Our In-House DJ Service for six hours

Gold Chargers at each place setting

Chocolate Fountain and Dipping items as an appetizer or dessert

Beverage Fountain for your favorite party drink

Your Choice of any Center Piece and Card Box

Digital Projector and Screen

Diamond Bar Package (Includes two bartenders good for up to 160 guests)

Includes extra decor (lighting under all special tables, dance floor decor etc.)

One Single Block Ice Carving

Your Choice of One of the following Options (If available): Rehearsal Dinner for 20 at the Diamond Event Center or Free delivery to any location within a 20 mile radius, Chapel Rental, VIP Room Rental, Sunday Brunch for 20 delivered free to any location within a 20 mile radius

Coat Room Attendant (if needed)

Security Guard Service Charge &

Sales Tax

Bride and Groom are FREE

This package is all inclusive and offered for the unbelievably low cost of $98.76 Per Guest

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Winter Renovations

We are always striving to make Diamond Event Center even better. This year’s winter project was to move the coat room adjacent to the front door and move our office into the larger space previously used as the coat room. This switch makes it convenient for our guests to access the coat room immediately upon entering the Diamond Event Center where before they had to make their way down the main hall to find it. The switch centrally locates our office in between the ballrooms and also lets us have both our office and our showroom all in one spot! The larger office space has room to display all of our centerpieces, card boxes, china, chargers, silverware, glassware, napkin colors and folds, overlays, chair covers and sashes. A new custom built wood cabinet allows us even more storage space and a gorgeous wood conference table gives us lots of room to sit with clients and discuss their vision for their event. Along with the coat room and office upgrades we also added a handicap accessible family restroom complete with a baby changing station. With winter finally coming to an end the new coat room will not have much business this year but with wedding season heading into full swing the office/showroom will be busier than ever with brides and grooms planning their special day. Before: After:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Newly Updated Website

We are excited to announce that our website has been completely updated! We now offer clear, detailed information about both On Site and Off Site Catering. There are food and beverage packages to meet every budget! On the About Us page meet the staff at Diamond Event Center and learn about all that we do. Explore the gallery of photos from past events. Keep up to date with all special offers and new items or options available on our Specials Page. Let us know what you think! www.diamondeventcenter.com

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Meaning of Wedding Customs and Traditions from Centuries Ago

Have you ever wondered how wedding traditions and customs came to be? It seems some customs have been around for centuries. They have been. From the bride’s veil and flowers to selecting bridesmaids and groomsmen to a father walking his daughter down the aisle are customs that have a special meaning that we still observe today.

You may, however, discover that you and your groom may want to start new traditions that you can pass down to future generations. Because the customs that are often observed in wedding ceremonies today, were once new too.

Here are some “old world” customs, traditions and meaning that have been passed down throughout wedding history. What ones will you continue?

White Wedding Dress: A symbol of celebration in Roman ages; wealth - since it could only be worn once and not washed; purity and happiness in 19th and 20th centuries. Today it is a symbol of a woman’s marriage - happiness and celebration of starting a new life.

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: This custom comes from an Old English rhyme. Customs range from the bride wearing something that has been handed down in her family such as a handkerchief, jewelry, or a hat pin fastened inside the wedding gown. New - usually the wedding dress, shoes or undergarments. Borrowed - from a happily married woman (like a bridesmaid, mother, mother-in-law, or close friend), meaning her happiness will “rub off” on the new bride. Blue - several meanings have been passed down through time, but most notably blue represents fidelity, purity and love. A blue handkerchief, lingerie, jewelry, a garter, etc. Blue does not have to be part of the visible bridal ensemble.

The Bride’s Garter: This comes from an Old English custom that wedding guests pilfered the bride’s dressing room, steal her stockings and fling them across the room called “flinging the stocking.” However, the tradition changed to only the groom retrieving the garter from his bride and throwing it to his single groomsmen (and later other single male wedding guests), and the one who caught it would be the next to marry.

Wedding Gown Train: The length of a bride’s train was an indication of her rank in the royal court. The longer it was, the better was her stature with the king and queen. Today, it is completely optional to include a wedding gown train; oftentimes, the train is pinned up before the wedding reception, so that the bride and other guests do not step on it.

Bride’s Maids Dresses: A superstition from centuries ago believed that if all the bridal attendants wore the same dress as the bride, then it would confuse the evil spirits as who was the real bride. However, thankfully, traditions changed and bridal attendants no longer wear the same dress as the bride, in fact, it is completely acceptable if the bridesmaids wear different dresses according to their likeness. The bridesmaids dresses are usually the same color, however.

There are many other wedding customs and traditions, which custom or tradition do you like the most? We’d like to hear from you!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2011 Fox 8 Hot List: Akron/Canton Edition

We are proud to announce that Diamond Event Center and Catering has been nominated as one of the Akron/Canton area’s best local businesses!
We have placed in the Top 5 in each of the last three years!!
You can help us out by voting for Diamond Event Center and Catering in the Weddings Section under Best Caterer.
Fox 8 Hot List: Akron/Canton Edition voting will take place from now through May, all you have to do is log onto http://fox8-akron.cityvoter.com/
Winners will be announced at the end of May
on both fox8.com and Fox 8 News.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award 2011

Brunswick, Ohio – January 25, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Diamond Event Center & Catering has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Reception Sites and Caterers!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Diamond Event Center & Catering stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Diamond Event Center & Catering for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Diamond Event Center & Catering is among the very best Reception Sites and Caterers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit our Wedding Wire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/diamond-event-center-catering-brunswick/3739d8640d4b5213.htmlease visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at . For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hiring for Seasonal, Part Time, Weekend Work


The Diamond Event Center in Brunswick, Ohio is gearing up for another busy wedding season. In addition to weddings we also cater corporate and social events both at our Event Center and off site at client's chosen venues. We are looking to hire several positions including wait staff, bartenders and dishwashers. The work is seasonal, part time and mainly all on weekends. You must be a team player, energetic, friendly and like to have fun while you work. Call 330-225-1995 for more information.