What was formerly the FirstEnergy Powerhouse in Cleveland’s Flats district has been restored and rebranded as Windows on the River. The exposed brick construction, tall arches, and smokestacks make it an instantly recognizable structure and its location right on Cleveland’s waterfront makes it perfectly situated for a Downtown Cleveland wedding. Windows has several different event spaces with each room providing a different view and ambiance. It offers a range of catering packages including hors d’oeuvres, salads, entrees, and a full bar which are all supplied in-house so there would be no need to find an outside caterer for your wedding. Parking is ample and very easy to access.
Bridge View Room
The Bridge View Room offers amazing views of Cleveland’s bridges to the Northwest. The exposed brick and floor to ceiling windows give the Bridge View Room plenty of old city charm and the late afternoon sun streams through the windows on a clear day. We’ve been able to use this light to great effect during Morgan and Tim’s first dance. The Bridge View Room can seat up to 400 guests with adjacent rooms for cocktail hour.
City View Room
The City View Rooms features tall, vaulted ceilings supported by exposed steel beams and a large bank of floor to ceiling windows boasting a spectacular view of Cleveland’s city skyline to the east. We have seen cocktail hour take place on the mezzanine level overlooking the City View Room and on the patio just outside the room on the boardwalk bordering the Cuyahoga River. The City View Room can seat 300 guests.
One of the most unique features at Windows on the River is the option to host your cocktail hour in the labyrinthian Cleveland Aquarium which just happens to be located in the lower level of the building. Guests can meander through the aquarium exhibits while sipping cocktails and enjoying hors d’oeuvres. The underwater path through the shark tank is a must see and can make for some amazing photos.
Photo Locations Nearby
Since Windows on the River is right in the middle of the West Bank of the Flats, there are many photo locations all within walking distance. Some of these include:
- The Shooters Bridge
- The Boardwalk
- The Red Pivoting Bridge
- The Superior Viaduct
Below you will find links to past weddings that we have photographed at Windows on the River. If you are planning a wedding at Windows and you are looking for a photographer, we would love to hear from you!