The Metroplex Expo Center offers:
Seating for up to 900 guests in a banquet setting
Use of your preferred caterer
Extra time the day before for setup or decorating
Help with special requests, & navigating vendors
Staff available to you the entire time
How do I arrange to see the venue?
The venue is shown by appointment only, which can be arranged by calling
330-759-1674 or emailing email@example.com. Appointments are limited to weekdays between 9am and 4pm. The office and the venue are closed on all major holidays. We do not make appointments during an event as to not interfere with their time and space.
What do I need to do to reserve my date?
You can call, email, or fill out an online estimate request to get our current room rates and package inclusions. We require a full security deposit and a completed Rental Agreement to reserve the space for your event. Reservations are given to the first person to complete these requirements for the requested date(s).
How long do I have the venue for?
Event packages range from 6 - 12 hours of consecutive use, depending on the party size. Time allotted includes any time that you need to set up, time for your event and time to tear down. The venue can open as early as 8:00 AM the day of your event for setup. The event must end by 11:00 PM, and cleanup complete by 11:59 PM. If you need the space the day before, it can be accommodated with most packages, as long as the date is available. Any hours needed beyond your package will be an additional charge.
Can I make payments?
You can choose to pay your balance in one lump sum or you can make payments on your account via, check, money order, cashier’s check, or credit card by stopping into the office located at 1620 Motor Inn Dr, Girard, OH 44420. Office hours are generally Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm . The office and the venue are closed on all major holidays. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will incur an additional 4% fee. The balance on your account must be paid in full 30 days prior to your event.
Do you provide food or beverages/ Do you allow outside caterers?
We do not have any catering or beverage services available in house. Currently all licensed and insured caterers are welcome to use the kitchen facility. (We do need to see the caterer’s vendor license and proof of insurance 10 days prior to your event.) Caterers are provided with all the necessary dishware for dinner service and a fully functional prep kitchen.
You can bring in your own alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages or contract this service from your caterer.
Can I sell alcohol?
Open bars are always permitted for private events, however, if you are serving alcohol and charging admission, or if you are having a cash bar, a liquor permit from the OH Dept of Commerce must be obtained. They charge a fee and require the application to be submitted at least 30 days prior to your event. Keep in mind that only non-profits are awarded liquor permits. We have the forms in house and can walk you through the process.
Do I need insurance?
We do require you to carry a one million dollar special event liability policy for the date of your event. If you are serving alcohol, then you must also cover liquor liability. A copy of the policy is due 10 days prior to your event. We can provide you with the best valued source(s) to purchase from.
What is special event insurance?
Special event insurance is one day coverage designed to provide broad protection for situations in which an event holder must defend itself against property damage or bodily injury suits from third parties. This also gives protection to the venue by listing them as an additional insured.
Do I have to clean up?
Caterers are responsible for cleaning the kitchen, dishes and the removal of kitchen trash. We will take care of general pre and post event cleanup of the rest of the facility. Any excessive cleaning needed will incur an additional fee. If you are using our tables, chairs and linens, we will tear those down following your event.