LaMalfa: A Legacy for One-of-a-Kind Weddings
Celebrating 53 years as a family-run business, LaMalfa has built a legacy in Northeast Ohio as a premier venue for one-of-a-kind weddings, from rehearsal dinners to receptions and everything in between.
“We work directly with brides and their Pinterest boards to create a wedding theme based on their own unique style and personality,” says Senior Vice President Martin LaMalfa. “Brides receive one-on-one consultations with our in-house event consultants who provide guidance and expert advice. This level of attention is what sets us apart from other venues in the region.”
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A Success Story
LaMalfa began with humble beginnings and has transformed into a true success story. In 1963, LaMalfa’s mother and father opened a small store in Willowick called Vine Beverage. They would prepare party trays in the basement and sell them to local community centers and private homes. “My mother, the president of LaMalfa, was my father’s support arm during the entire building stages of the company,” LaMalfa says.
Demand grew for their products and services, and the LaMalfa family opened Vine Party Center in the 1970s. In 1986, they made the decision to open a new venue on Heisley Road, and LaMalfa Party Center made its official debut in 1989. Fast-forward to today, and LaMalfa is a shining example of hard work, passion and dedication. The venue hosts more than 100 weddings each year.
“My father was a Korean War veteran and cook in the army, so many of the recipes to this day are inspired by his cooking and my family’s Sicilian heritage,” LaMalfa explains “It’s very important to me to carry on the family legacy.”
A truly glamorous setting for weddings, LaMalfa offers four breathtaking ballrooms that accommodate up to 1,500 guests for wedding receptions. Each ballroom features magnificent crystal chandeliers, neutral colors and elegant white satin ribbons suspended from the ceiling. With each ballroom combined, there is more than 120 feet of bar space, ensuring guests never have to wait in long lines for beverage service.
No matter a bride’s vision for her special day, LaMalfa’s flexible ballrooms provide a beautiful canvas to customize a wedding reception and cocktail hour in a variety of layouts. For example, many brides use two ballrooms, one to create a romantic space for the reception and another to create a trendy nightclub-inspired look for cocktail hour and late-night snacks.
‘Here Comes the Bride’
Conveniently located inside LaMalfa is a gorgeous glass-enclosed chapel, which accommodates up to 400 guests for wedding ceremonies. Filled with natural light, this charming space features a wall of windows, skylight and dramatic grand staircase perfect for wedding photography. “Our chapel is a great option for brides who want the feel of an outdoor wedding without having to worry about the unpredictable Northeast Ohio weather,” LaMalfa says.
Wedding packages include large floral balls that suspend from the chapel’s cathedral ceiling and beautiful silk flower arrangements. For additional décor, brides have the flexibility to work with LaMalfa’s event planning consultants to transform the space to create their dream wedding. If desired, a professional pianist will play during the ceremony on LaMalfa’s baby grand piano.
LaMalfa’s in-house chefs work with the bride and groom to create an exceptional menu based on their personal preferences. Whether a sit-down dinner, buffet, food stations or appetizers, options are endless to create an unforgettable dining experience.
While many of their dishes have Sicilian flair to reflect LaMalfa’s family heritage, chefs have flexibility to create any cuisine imaginable. LaMalfa caters to an array of ethnic groups, including Middle Eastern, Jewish, Greek, Russian Orthodox and Croatian cuisine. In addition, floor plans can be customized to allow for special traditions and requirements.
Wingate by Wyndham
A major addition to the existing LaMalfa Party Centre is the Wingate by Wyndham, which will accommodate 156 guests, double occupancy, for an overnight stay. LaMalfa Centre now provides the perfect facilities for business meetings, conferences and trade shows. Experience our beautiful glass atrium that amplifies the enjoyment of our facility for everyone. You can plan your entire wedding event at the Wingate by Wyndham / LaMalfa.
From ice sculptures to LED lighting, projected images to iridescent crystal curtains, LaMalfa offers more than 150 enhancements for your wedding day through their network of preferred vendors.
To give brides the opportunity to meet with the venue’s preferred vendors LaMalfa hosts the LaMalfa Bridal Experience each year in January. During the event, brides will enjoy two runway shows, including a New York-style trunk show, to see designer wedding gowns from local bridal shops.
“We handpick our vendors, from photographers to disk jockeys,” LaMalfa says. “Brides have the opportunity to experience firsthand what each vendor does, from hearing from the DJs to getting their hair and nails done from local salons. It’s a very interactive experience.”
With a long history of first-class service, spectacular spaces and creative catering, LaMalfa is truly a one-stop shop for weddings. “We at LaMalfa have a great team from the community to make your event a success,” LaMalfa says. “Our highly qualified sales consultant, Matt, will kindly walk you through every step of the planning process to help you build a wedding ceremony and reception that you will cherish for the rest of your life.”
PURE EXCELLENCE FOR ELEGANT EVENTS!
Wingate by Wyndham / LaMalfa is convenient and easy to reach. We are located just off Route 2 in Mentor. Please call us today at 440-357-0384. We promise to service your every need with unmatched professional and personal service. The addition of Wingate by Wyndham has created a truly full service facility for your most important business and personal affairs.
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Ceremony & Reception Details
Capacity up to 1500
Ceremony Site On Premises
Outdoor Party Area Available
Room Rental Fee
Outside Caterers Welcome
Guest Accommodations Details
Number of Rooms: 83
Group Discount Available
Airport Shuttle Available
Free Breakfast Available
Pool Area Available
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