Cherry Valley Hotel & Ohio Event Center in Newark, Ohio underwent $20 million in renovations starting in 2019, and offers plenty of reason to visit.
Located just outside of Granville, Ohio, it offers fully renovated and beautiful guest rooms, event and convention space, excellent dining and drink options, and beautiful grounds.
If you’ve ever been to a wedding or the waterpark when it was formally known as Cherry Valley Lodge, you NEED to see the renovations they’ve made; it’s truly is stunning.
Looking for a quick getaway? The fully remodeled guest rooms are beautiful and feature king beds and pull out couches. Rooms also offer either a balcony or patio, and views of the lush grounds. Pet-friendly rooms are available.
Cherry Valley is the only hotel in the United States to have their own arboretum. Spanning the entire property, Cherry Valley has a collection of more than 2,000 plants with a variety of over 400 species.
The property also has a multitude of walking trails for nature lovers to explore the arboretum and enjoy the outdoors.
The hotel offers several options for dinning and drinks, Granville Pantry with Starbucks, The Spa at Cherry Valley (coming soon), a heated Indoor Pool, & Jacuzzi, an onsite Botanical Garden, Fitness Center, 60,000 square feet of event space, and more.
Whether you stay the night, or go for a dinner or event, you’ll want to make plans to come back again sometime.
Valentine’s Day at Cherry Valley Hotel
Cherry Valley Hotel has several experiences just for Valentine’s Day. Check out the website to see all of the offerings, including,
- Craftsman prix fixe dinner for Valentine’s Day
- A one-of-a-kind igloo package on Valentine’s Weekend
- Valentine’s Day Romance Package for hotel stays
Winter Glow Experience
Beginning November 24, 2023, enjoy the fantastical light display featuring a cool radiance of colors in the Cherry Valley Hotel Courtyard. The Winter Glow display will take place nightly from dusk until 9:00 pm through mid-March.
Guests can stroll the path and enjoy the frosty spotlights illuminating the botanical gardens while the colors of icy blue and warm white on the trees and gazebo sparkle in the reflection of the ponds and waterfalls.
Make plans to relax and spend time with loved ones at Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace, where they can view the lights while enjoying a chef-crafted meal. Guests can also visit The CK Pub for a drink before their stroll.
Winter Igloo Dining
Guests can reserve one of four heated igloos, styled with comfortable seating, blankets to snuggle under and ambient lighting. The backdrop for these igloos will be Cherry Valley Hotel’s signature botanical gardens with its already spectacular ponds, waterfalls, and lights.
The igloos feature a dazzling winter-themed prix-fixe menu specialty curated by the Cherry Valley Hotel culinary team. The menu includes a three-course meal with a choice of a sharable, entrée, sides, and dessert. There is a winter cocktail menu to enhance the dining experience.
Pricing begins at $75 per person with the option to add cocktails and other spirits.
Book online. Additionally, guests can call (740) 788-1200 for New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day packages.
Find more dining igloos in Central Ohio here.
Dining options at Cherry Valley Hotel
Homestead Beer Co. at Cherry Valley Hotel
The Homestead Public House at Cherry Valley offers a full lineup of craft cocktails in addition to wine, cider, craft beer, and a selection of beer and cocktail slushies.
Homestead Public House offers 4 seating areas, including the main Pub, patio, casual lobby seating with pinball, and the Barrel room.
The Barrel room is a stunning event space available for booking, and is open for regular seating when there aren’t private events. It’s the perfect spot for quiet conversation, or a larger informal gathering.
In addition to the Homestead Beer Co. craft beer, wine, craft cocktails, and slushies (adult and kid versions), and food trucks are on site for dining. Options may expand in the future.
Monday thru Friday: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The CK Pub
Hearty bar bites, cocktails, live entertainment, and more. Enjoy your food in the bar area, or sit in the bar area, or head outside to the courtyard patio.
Sunday – Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 3:00 pm – Kitchen Closes 10:00 pm and Bar Closes 11:00 pm
HAPPY HOUR! Monday-Friday, from 3:00pm – 6:00pm features 1/2 price Sharables, $5 Well Drinks & $5 Craft Draft Beers.
Enjoy a light breakfast or midday snack with grab and go options and Starbucks™ coffee to enjoy on the outdoor patio.
Mon thru Fri: 6:30am – 10:30 am
Sat & Sun: 6:30am – 11:00 am
Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace Restaurant
Now open Wednesdays-Saturdays, and although reservations are not required, they are recommended. The Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace is a stylish eatery with excellent customer care featuring a new American menu highlighting Ohio-raised all beef burgers, hand-made brick oven pizzas and fresh pasta.
Cocktails at The Craftsman are classically inspired with a stately twist and feature a Blueberry Mule and The Craftsman Old Fashion.
The indoor atmosphere is intimate and stylish with comfortable seating and large windows overlooking the gardens. Guests can enjoy The Craftsman’s unique outdoor terrace during the warmer months with views of the beautiful landscaping, ponds and waterfalls.
Weekend Breakfast Buffet
Cherry Valley Hotel offers a weekend breakfast buffet. Guests can enjoy a full, self-serve, hot breakfast buffet inside in The Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace, on our outdoor patio overlooking the gardens or to-go back to their rooms. Cost: $15.00/person
Hours: Saturdays, 7:00 am – 10:00 am and Sundays 7:00 am – 10:30 am
For more information about Cherry Valley Hotel, including a full list of amenities and offerings, visit www.cherryvalleyhotel.com or call (740) 788-1200. Like Cherry Valley on Facebook and on Instagram @cherryvalleyhotel.
Cherry Valley Hotel
2299 Cherry Valley Rd. SE
Newark, Ohio 43055
Past events; tba for 2023/2024
Luxury Picnics at Cherry Valley Hotel
Enjoy an elevated picnic experience complete with extravagant décor, delectable food, and luxury touches.
The picnic package includes a grazing board, with cured meats and cheeses, around a low hand made table, pillows, and boho style decor with a canvas Moroccan tent.
This refined picnic experience accommodates anywhere from two to 6 people perfect for a date night, proposal, birthday, or small celebration for 90 minutes Fridays and Saturdays. Available through Sept 29.
Pricing ranges from $65 to $75 per person based on the number of people with the option to add cocktails and other spirits. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are also available. Reserve online.
Easter Bunny Brunch at Cherry Valley Hotel
Join the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 8:00am and 11:00am for a brunch buffet with fun giveaways. There is a full breakfast buffet and pancake bar. The Easter Bunny will make a special visit at each table while kids enjoy crafts. Purchase tickets here.
Adult | $27
Children (Ages 5-10) | $17
Children (Ages 0-4) | Free
Easter Day Brunch
Sunday, April 9, 2023
Reserve your spot today for our Easter Day Brunch Buffet at Cherry Valley Hotel. Bring your family of 2 or 20, we will make sure you have an extra special Easter. Seatings are at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Cost is $15-$48. See details and make reservations.
Winter Music Series
Thursdays through March, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
The winter music series will take place in The CK Pub. Neighbors and hotel guests are invited to enjoy local cover bands. No reservation necessary.
Enjoy extended Happy Hour until 7:00 pm with 1/2 off Sharables, $5 Well Drinks and $5 Crafts Drafts!
Working Women Wednesdays
TBA, from 4 pm – 6 pm. Connect with other women in our community, have some fun, some laughs and make some new memories! Enter to win prizes and giveaways! Half price bottles of wine! Food and drink specials!
Wine Down Wednesdays
TBA, from 5 pm – 9 pm. Enjoy 50% off bottles of wine at our Hotel Lobby Bar from 5pm to 9pm. See events page.
Summer Music Series
TBA 2024. The Summer Music in the Garden Series will feature a diverse range of musical genres, including rock, pop, and country.
Concerts will take place in the beautiful botanical garden from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The public, as well as guests, can enjoy the music, along with a new Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace outdoor bar and patio menu designed to make their experience even more enjoyable.
July & August will be announced in June. More details here.
Autumn Lights and Igloos for Fall
Enjoy the fantastical light display featuring the warm glow of autumn lights in the Cherry Valley Hotel Courtyard from October 4 – November 22, 2023.
Visitors can stroll around the path and marvel at red, yellow, and orange lights highlighting the signature botanical gardens with their spectacular ponds, waterfalls, and gazebo. In addition, guests can dine at Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace where they can view the lights while enjoying a chef crafted meal. Reservations are recommended.
Fall Igloo Experience
Igloos are back! There are four heated igloos available to reserve, featuring comfortable seating and blankets to snuggle. Enjoy the fall menu surrounded by this new light display.
The igloos feature a dazzling autumn-themed prix-fixe menu specialty curated by the Cherry Valley Hotel culinary team. The menu includes a three-course meal with a choice of a sharable, entrée, sides and dessert. There will also be an autumn cocktail menu to enhance the dining experience.
Pricing is $75 per person (not including tax and gratuity), with the option to add cocktails and other spirits.
Thanksgiving at Cherry Valley Hotel
Dine at Cherry Valley Hotel or Pick Up TO GO.
Thanksgiving Buffet at Cherry Valley Hotel on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Indulge in a feast featuring starters like baked brie and peel & eat shrimp, entrees including herb-crusted walleye, pork loin, butternut squash ravioli, and an array of sides and delectable desserts. Don’t miss our carving station featuring succulent turkey and prime rib.
Enjoy your meal in our cozy lobby or Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace, with panoramic garden views and the warmth of two fireplaces. Reserve your spot for a perfect Thanksgiving celebration!
BUFFET PRICING: $58 per Adult, $45 for Seniors, $21 for our younger guests ages 5 to 11, Children under 5 are complimentary.
Bring Thanksgiving HOME by picking up an already-prepared meal TO GO from Cherry Valley Hotel. This meal includes a starter, salad, turkey, sides, and desserts with heading instructions from our Executive Chef. Just unpack, heat, and enjoy!
Pick up is the day before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 from 11 AM – 3 PM. PRICING: $42 Per Person
Breakfast with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s coming to Cherry Valley Hotel for breakfast!
Join jolly old Saint Nick and his merry band of elves on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 8 am 0r 11 am. Guests are invited to feast on a hot breakfast buffet while little ones enjoy their own special buffet at their own height. Santa will make a special visit at each table while kids enjoy crafts. There will also be fun giveaways!
Adult $29, Children (Ages 5-10) $13, Children (Ages 0-4) Free. Make your reservations now!
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Enchanting Santa’s Suite
November 18, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Welcome to the enchanting Santa’s Suite, an exclusive holiday retreat within Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark/Granville, OH. This is no ordinary suite; it’s Santa’s very own, and he’s graciously lending it to you to infuse your family with the festive spirit. Details here.
Christmas at Craftsman
December 24-25, 2023
Enjoy a festive Christmas Eve dinner featuring a prix fixe menu from 4 – 8:30 pm
Or celebrate Christmas morning with an indulgent breakfast at Cherry Valley Hotel between 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Kickstart your day with a fruit starter and a mouthwatering breakfast entree. Celebrate the season with us, where every bite is a joyful celebration of Christmas!