On The River, Cleveland's premier catering facility, located on the West Bank of the Flats, has been serving the greater Cleveland community since 1990. The century old FirstEnergy Powerhouse, known for its smokestacks and beautifully arched windows, originally powered Cleveland's electric railway and streetcar system and is now a National Historic Landmark.
The combination of spectacular views and exceptional cuisine served in a unique urban setting proved to be a winning formula as Windows on the River hosted hundreds of events throughout the 1990's. With the grand opening of the breathtaking Bridge View Room which offers a spectacular view of Cleveland's trademark bridges located on the third level of the beautifully renovated FirstEnergy Powerhouse building, Windows on the River became part of Cleveland's renaissance by enticing people to come downtown again to enjoy distinctive catered cuisine in a building rich in Cleveland history. Building on its success, Windows doubled its space by opening the City View Room on the second level in 1997. City View's majestic two story windows and outdoor patio have made it a favorite for many wedding s and reunions as well as corporate outings. In 2011 Windows on the River expanded again with the opening of the River View Room . Located on the first floor of the FirstEnergy Powerhouse, it has a private entrance and an attached outdoor patio, with the same exceptional views of the Cuyahoga River and the City Skyline.
Beyond the building's interesting history and architecture, we believe the true reason for our success is our people. The commitment to excellence and attention to detail provides a solid foundation on which the company has grown. Our philosophy is simple: we believe that you the host/hostess should enjoy this special event as much as your guests do. We recognize that no two events are the same and through careful planning and communication we cover every detail of your event so that we fully understand exactly what you expect before the event takes place. Our goal is to exceed your expectations - and everyone in the organization works towards this goal. Our Chef selects and prepares foods of the highest quality with emphasis on elegance and presentation. Our sales representatives are happy to assist you with every aspect of the planning process including menu and beverage selection, room diagrams, centerpieces, music, themes, entertainment, and audiovisual needs. Our friendly and helpful banquet staff will attend to any last minute requests to ensure that your event proceeds smoothly.
Finally, the success of your event is as important to us as it is to you; consequently, whether you are planning an intimate gathering for 50 guests or a grand celebration, Windows on the River will guarantee that your event is one to remember! For large events, all three rooms can be rented.