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LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility Winner
In 2017 Cleveland Magazine Readership Voting

DALLAS (July 25, 2017) — Renowned for making “dream weddings come true,” the staff and LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility on Cleveland’s West Side again has earned the title of “Best Place To Have A Wedding” by Cleveland Magazine in its 2017 “Best of the West” reader poll.

The West Side community’s premier wedding and events venue, LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility, managed by Arcis Golf, has served the greater Cleveland area for the past 13 years. The experienced, detail-oriented production staff at LaCentre has planned nearly 1,000 weddings, from intimate family gatherings to elaborate celebrations for 800 guests.

Home of Cleveland’s leading experts in culturally diverse weddings, LaCentre was recognized for providing techniques that reliably meet specific requirements and the distinct demands for food, décor, family traditions, and more.

LaCentre’s location – only minutes from the airport, hotels, and downtown Cleveland – make it ideal for corporate seminars and conferences. LaCentre also has become the primary location for high school proms and after-prom events within a tri-county area.

LaCentre has more than 21,000 square feet of space, highlighted by the Champagne Ballroom, with four distinctive salons that can be utilized separately, or together, and the Bordeaux Ballroom, with three salons, which also can be combined. There also is an indoor/outdoor reception area with courtyard.

“We can make anything happen,” said Sarah Zoker, general manager at LaCentre. “And we try to knock it out of the park by exceeding expectations with every wedding.”

LaCentre’s skilled culinary team can flawlessly reproduce secret family recipes at the request of their clients, or customize wedding menus that cover everything from all-American steak dinners, to a Macedonian pig-roast feast. The event planning staff is well versed in serving a wide variety of ethnic and cultural celebrations from around the world.

“Winning the Cleveland Magazine award again this year is a great compliment to our staff, which routinely comes up with creative solutions for our weddings,” Zoker added. “And with extras like free parking, a protected drop-off circle, complimentary coat check, and a private bridal room included in our wedding packages, it really makes a difference to our clients.”

Coupled with LaCentre’s on-site planners and culinary team is a lineup of the area’s finest vendors:

  • The ultimate in wedding cakes is the trademark of Wild Flour Bakery, which specializes in delicious and uniquely beautiful creations.
  • Party Décor travels the world to uncover the latest and most unique fabrics for table settings that create the most imaginable mood for the occasion.
  • NAC Technologies – Cleveland’s finest audio-visual company – brings the room to life with the same specialized lighting and sound equipment used by the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Orchestra and Playhouse Square.

LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility’s reputation for excellence did not go unnoticed by the leadership at Cleveland Magazine, which returned to LaCentre for its 2017 Best of the West awards night event – a gala that showcased another of LaCentre’s multi-faceted services.

Beyond its award-winning weddings and exceptional meetings, LaCentre creates dinner events, and small intimate gatherings. LaCentre has the space, staff and technology to ensure every event is a success.

For additional information about LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility, visit www.lacentre.com. To learn more about Arcis Golf, visit www.arcisgolf.com


About Arcis Golf

Arcis Golf is the premier operator of public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader, providing dynamic direction and unrivaled amenities that complement diverse playing experiences. Arcis Golf properties tailor each element of the golf and country club experience to a level of excellence designed to exceed the needs and expectations of family, friends, co-workers, and guests of all ages. Established in March 2013, Arcis Golf encompasses exclusive private club and destination resort properties, as well as private and daily-fee golf operations. The Arcis Golf portfolio is supported by Arcis Equity Partners, LLC through strategic acquisitions that build and sustain the company’s leadership position in upscale golf and club experiences.


Media Contact

Karen Moraghan

Hunter Public Relations




Best of the West 2017: Winners List

Here are the remaining winners from the 2017 Best of the West.


Patio, Houlihan’s, Westlake

View, Pier W, Lakewood

Lunch Spot, Joe’s Deli & Restaurant, Rocky River

Late-Night Food, Barrio, Lakewood and Tremont

Brunch, Pier W, Lakewood

Organic Food, Trader Joe’s,

Vegetarian, Aladdin’s Eatery, Multiple locations 

Seafood, Pier W, Lakewood

Sushi, Pearl of the Orient, Rocky River

Steak, Cabin Club, Westlake

Independent coffee Shop, Erie Island Coffee Co., Rocky River

Ice Cream, Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Multiple locations

Bakery, Fragapane Bakeries, North Olmsted and Bay Village

Smoothie, Robeks, Multiple locations

Pizza, Angelo’s Pizza, Lakewood

Wings, Around the Corner, Lakewood

Mexican, Barrio, Lakewood and Tremont

Italian, Frankie’s Italian Cuisine, North Olmsted

Chinese, Pearl of the Orient, Rocky River

Farmers Market, Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market, Cleveland

Deli, Joe’s Deli & Restaurant, Rocky River

Fish Fry, Jake’s on the Lake, Avon Lake

Family Dining, Joe’s Deli & Restaurant, Rocky River


Wedding Venue, LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility,Westlake 

Engagement Photo Shoot, Huntington Beach, Bay Village 

Mani-Pedi, Bella Capelli Sanctuario, Westlake

Salon, Bella Capelli Sanctuario, Westlake

Senior Living, Brookdale Westlake Village, Westlake

Car Wash, Sgt. Clean’s Car Wash, Westlake


Happy Hour, Burntwood Tavern, Rocky River and Westlake

Wine Store, Minotti’s Wine & Spirits, Multiple locations

Beer Selection, Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon, North Olmsted

Brewery, Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon, North Olmsted

Fitness Center, UH Avon Health Center, Avon

Yoga/Pilates, Inner Bliss Yoga Studio, Multiple locations

Charitable Race, Girls With Sole, Rocky River

Charitable Party/Event, Prayers from Maria Foundation, Sunflower Wine Festival, Rocky River


Home Decor, Maison by Paysage, Rocky River

Health Food, Trader Joe’s, Westlake

Consignment, Chelsea’s Consignments, Westlake

Antique Store, Second Thyme Around, Olmsted Falls

Florist, Al Wilhelmy Flowers Inc., Cleveland


Dance/Theater Instruction, Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood

Music Instruction, Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood

Birthday Party Location, Bay Lanes Bowling, Bay Village


Chef, Michael Symon, Lola Bistro, Cleveland

Bartender, Jeff Gresko, Bistro 83, North Ridgeville

Stylist, Chaz Henline, Charles Scott Salons & Spas, Multiple locations

Interior Designer, Ida Gawthrop, I.D.A., Designing Inc., Westlake

Fitness Instructor, Carri Baumbick, Strive Therapy & Elite Fitness,Fairview Park

Photographer, Emily Cunningham, Emily Millay Photography, Cleveland