Covered partially by the 3,690-sq. ft. pavilion, the 13,410-sq. ft. patio at the North Olmsted, Ohio property can accommodate up to 200 people and is offered for ‘DIY-type’ events for those who don’t want full club services. Part of a $3 million improvement project, the addition is creating “a lot of synergy between the [club’s] ballroom and the golf course,” according to North Olmsted Mayor Kevin Kennedy.
Completed this spring, the new patio and pavilion at the Springvale Golf Course & Ballroom has already attracted new business to the North Olmsted, Ohio venue, cleveland.com reported.
“It’s been open since May 1 and can accommodate up to 200 people,” Facility Manager Sarah Metcalf told cleveland.com. “We’ve been using it on a weekly basis, sometimes multiple times a week. So far the response has been great. Everybody loves it.
“We can have small groups [and] large groups,” Metcalf added. “People can do a DIY-type of an event, or they can have everything done by us. People are just so excited and they really are enjoying using it.”
Covered partially by a 3,690-sq.-ft. pavilion, the 13,410-sq.-ft. patio was part of a $3 million improvement project, cleveland.com reported. The venue’s first phase of renovation also included moving a maintenance facility out from under the ballroom to a new building, as well as a modernized kitchen.
“The entire facility is beautiful and a great place for parties,” North Olmsted Mayor Kevin Kennedy told cleveland.com. “None of the [Cleveland] Metroparks courses ever have outings, so we’re one of the few golf courses to offer events like that.
“That was the key ingredient there—a better place for outings, but also a great place for outdoor weddings,” Kennedy added. “There’s a lot of synergy between the ballroom and the golf course.”
Springvale GC & Ballroom is currently planning for its second phase of renovations, cleveland.com reported. The estimated $1.38 million project, which includes a new roof and HVAC equipment, is set for completion this year, Metcalf said.
“We do have future phases that will include renovation of the clubhouse, ballroom, main restroom and parking lot,” she added. “Right now, we’re not exactly sure when those will happen.
“Once the roof and HVAC is completed, then we’re going to revisit the next phase,” Metcald said. “Our hope is to be able to continue with construction and get everything renovated. And as soon as one phase is over, then we immediately get into the next phase.”
Last year Springvale GC & Ballroom brought in $1,668,000, cleveland.com reported, and this year, Metcalf said, the facility is projecting $1,745,000 in income. The goal is for the increase to cover the renovation and expansion costs.
“Absolutely, that’s one of the reasons why we built the pavilion, to have a revenue source to cover the cost of the maintenance building and the kitchen renovations,” Metcalf said.