Nestled amidst sixteen acres of lush lawns and beautiful gardens sits Mason’s Manor House Event Center. While they are known for hosting weddings, Manor House is a versatile, in-demand full-service event center. Their more than 400 events last year included corporate meetings, fundraisers and galas, weddings and wedding showers, birthday and anniversary parties, baby showers and holiday parties.
Owners Janet and David Nelson pride themselves on creating a complete experience so guests can relax and enjoy their events. Unlike other venues which simply charge a rental fee leaving everything else up to the customer, Manor House provides food, tables, linens, chairs, flatware, audio-visuals, set up and clean up.
“The key to creating a successful event is in the details. We make sure when we meet with a client we go through a timeline, and every detail of what they may need,” says Janet.
Manor House has several popular packages for birthday parties to help guests navigate the process with ease and bring their desired party themes to life. Brunch is an especially popular choice for baby and wedding showers, as is their atrium.
At the heart of the Manor House Event Center's offerings lies its in-house catering, spearheaded by two accomplished executive chefs, Nick Bullock and Matt Danis. Both chefs have been with Manor House for about 12 years, and seamlessly blend innovation with tradition to curate exquisite menus that cater to a diverse array of palates and occasions. They can accommodate guests with dietary restrictions such as those who are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.
“It is not typical event food,” says Janet. “Our stuffed chicken breast is fabulous, and I love the short rib. We have a lot of great options.”
Manor House has a close relationship with Mason’s South Asian communities and hosted about 30 South Asian weddings last year. Many culturally-specific weddings entail planning that other venues may not have specialty knowledge of, so Manor House makes it a point to train their staff on South Asian wedding traditions. While most events at Manor House are catered by their kitchen, outside caterers are welcome for cultural events.
“Every wedding brings you joy. But probably the most satisfying are the fundraisers we host. Seeing them raise money for a cause is gratifying,” says Janet.
A vast range of organizations trust Manor House with their fundraising events. They recently hosted the melanoma education foundation Melaknowmore, which had a Jamaican-themed party complete with a Reggae band. The faith-based poverty impact group Joshua’s Place is scheduled to have their event in November. And the prestigious Anthony Muñoz Foundation has partnered with Manor House for years, with themes like 70s Disco, Safari Night and Camp Muñoz.
For more intimate events, their Carriage House has more of a lodge feel with hardwood floors, open-beam ceilings and multiple levels. The smaller building is an excellent option for corporate retreats and lunches, providing an ambiance that fosters connections and productive conversations. For most business events, guests choose a menu with snacks and beverages that will keep the conversation high energy. For audio visual needs, Prestige Audio has a representative who works exclusively with Manor House.
“The Carriage House is becoming more popular all the time,” says David.
Whether under the vast sky, the chandeliers of a ballroom or within the rustic embrace of the Carriage House, the Manor House Event Center is a testament to the art of celebration. From weddings that bind two souls to themed galas that transport guests to different eras, this versatile space continues to create a great venue for events to shine. ManorHouseOhio.com
“Every wedding brings you joy. But probably the most satisfying are the fundraisers we host. Seeing them raise money for a cause is gratifying."