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Driftwood Restaurants and Catering

Cleveland , OH
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LOCATION

1515 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106 US (map)

PHONE

440-567-2386
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ABOUT US

For those with good taste, both in style and palate, the Driftwood Group offers the ambiance and excellence of Ohio’s premier restaurants as a setting for your wedding. Comprised of... Read more
For those with good taste, both in style and palate, the Driftwood Group offers the ambiance and excellence of Ohio’s premier restaurants as a setting for your wedding. Comprised of eight award-winning restaurants and caterers, the Driftwood Group has one of the top culinary teams in Cleveland. Whether planning a modern wedding or rustic reception, you are sure to "wow" guests at one of these restaurant wedding venues.

Facilities and Capacity

The Driftwood Group has a wide variety of venues for couples to choose from, each offering specialized event services. A few of the Driftwood Group’s available venues include:

- Cibréo Italian Kitchen: A Tuscan-themed eatery in the heart of Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare, this restaurant can accommodate up to 165 people for a seated plated meal.
- The Welshfield Inn: Amid 19 acres of lush farmland in Amish country, this newly remodeled banquet facility is ideal for large-scale private functions. The Welshfield Inn features options for both indoor and outdoor celebrations that can seat up to 200 guests.
- Washington Place Bistro & Inn: Located in Cleveland’s Little Italy community, this seven room bed and breakfast features luxurious amenities and accommodates up to 30 guests.



Services

The experienced professionals at the Driftwood Group offer a myriad of services, from pre-wedding planning to day-of assistance. These services stand to provide you with an all-encompassing and hassle-free experience. Additionally, The Driftwood Group can offer suggestions for wedding themes, menus, beverages, entertainment, and guest accommodations.

Cuisine

The Driftwood Group partners with companies such as Certified Angus Beef, The Chef’s Garden, Ohio City Pasta, and Mitchell’s Ice Cream to offer the freshest and finest of local and seasonal foods. The wedding catering team offers the following services:

-Food and dessert stations
-Formal plated meals
-Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
-Lunch and brunch buffets
-Pig roasts



Other Services

Whether it’s a large-scale event or an intimate, casual gathering, The Driftwood Group has a venue for any of your wedding-related events. Host your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower at any of their wonderful restaurants.

Location

The Driftwood Group has restaurants throughout Cleveland—from the Welshfield Inn on the east side to Cibréo in the center of downtown. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Inn / B&B, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Rustic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Caitie
Wedding:
11/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Catie was awesome to work with. She helped set everything up months in advance and the day of, the presentation was gorgeous.
Catie was awesome to work with. She helped set everything up months in advance and the day of, the presentation was Read more...
Catie was awesome to work with. She helped set everything up months in advance and the day of, the presentation was gorgeous. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner at Hodges and the food is just outstanding. We received rave reviews on their cozy atmosphere and substantial portion sizes for the remainder of the wedding weekend. While their team seems a bit new to the game and at times can be uncoordinated, they were incredibly flexible and easy to work with.
We had our rehearsal dinner at Hodges and the food is just outstanding. We received rave reviews on their cozy atmosphere Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner at Hodges and the food is just outstanding. We received rave reviews on their cozy atmosphere and substantial portion sizes for the remainder of the wedding weekend. While their team seems a bit new to the game and at times can be uncoordinated, they were incredibly flexible and easy to work with. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The venue for my daughters wedding was Ariel International so when we began our search for a caterer we had to find a company that could prepare the meals on site since we were planning a sit down dinner. After narrowing down our list, we selected Driftwood and I am so glad we did. Catie Hodgson was wonderful to work with! She was flexible, worked with our budget, and responded promptly to all emails and phone calls (even when she was on vacation). The food and service the evening of the wedding were exceptional. The chefs were able to accommodate some guests with special dietary needs on the spot as we were not aware in advance of these requirements. The servers were very attentive to the needs of the guests. To sum it up, we were all very happy with Driftwood and I would definitely recommend them to friends. We plan to visit some of their restaurants in the near future too!
The venue for my daughters wedding was Ariel International so when we began our search for a caterer we had to find a Read more...
The venue for my daughters wedding was Ariel International so when we began our search for a caterer we had to find a company that could prepare the meals on site since we were planning a sit down dinner. After narrowing down our list, we selected Driftwood and I am so glad we did. Catie Hodgson was wonderful to work with! She was flexible, worked with our budget, and responded promptly to all emails and phone calls (even when she was on vacation). The food and service the evening of the wedding were exceptional. The chefs were able to accommodate some guests with special dietary needs on the spot as we were not aware in advance of these requirements. The servers were very attentive to the needs of the guests. To sum it up, we were all very happy with Driftwood and I would definitely recommend them to friends. We plan to visit some of their restaurants in the near future too! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Erica
Wedding:
9/5/2014
4.8/5.0
Driftwood Catering provided the space (Cibreo Privato- in the old 4th Street Theater) and food for our recent wedding. Catie Hodgson, the catering manager, was incredibly friendly and professional throughout our planning process. She responded to emails quickly, and she answered all of our questions. She went above and beyond what was expected of her, and she was available the night of our event to make sure everything went smoothly.
For our food selections, we were able to create a unique menu that captured our love of food. The appetizers were creative and delicious, and all of our guests enjoyed the entree selections. We had many vegetarian and vegan guests, and the chefs were able to accommodate these dietary needs.
The staff on the day of the wedding worked quickly and efficiently. We held our ceremony in the event space, so a quick turnover was required to prepare the space for dinner. The wait staff were ahead of schedule, which provided more time for dancing at the end of the evening.
I will gladly employ the services of Driftwood Catering again, and I look forward to frequenting their many restaurants in the area to enjoy their high quality food on a regular basis!
Driftwood Catering provided the space (Cibreo Privato- in the old 4th Street Theater) and food for our recent wedding. Read more...
Driftwood Catering provided the space (Cibreo Privato- in the old 4th Street Theater) and food for our recent wedding. Catie Hodgson, the catering manager, was incredibly friendly and professional throughout our planning process. She responded to emails quickly, and she answered all of our questions. She went above and beyond what was expected of her, and she was available the night of our event to make sure everything went smoothly.
For our food selections, we were able to create a unique menu that captured our love of food. The appetizers were creative and delicious, and all of our guests enjoyed the entree selections. We had many vegetarian and vegan guests, and the chefs were able to accommodate these dietary needs.
The staff on the day of the wedding worked quickly and efficiently. We held our ceremony in the event space, so a quick turnover was required to prepare the space for dinner. The wait staff were ahead of schedule, which provided more time for dancing at the end of the evening.
I will gladly employ the services of Driftwood Catering again, and I look forward to frequenting their many restaurants in the area to enjoy their high quality food on a regular basis! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Food was amazing, very easy to work with. Accommodated our every need! The actual chef was the nicest, most sincere person I have met in a very long time!!!!
Food was amazing, very easy to work with. Accommodated our every need! The actual chef was the nicest, most sincere person Read more...
Food was amazing, very easy to work with. Accommodated our every need! The actual chef was the nicest, most sincere person I have met in a very long time!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with this company. Everyone is very personable and professional. Chris Hodgson is amazing!
I couldn't be happier with this company. Everyone is very personable and professional. Chris Hodgson is amazing!
I couldn't be happier with this company. Everyone is very personable and professional. Chris Hodgson is amazing! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Joyce
Wedding:
6/30/2013
4.2/5.0
All of our guests said that this was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The food was amazing! My husband and I ate leftovers (didn't get a chance to really eat at the wedding), and they were still so good.

Driftwood was co-founded by two restauranteurs in Cleveland, including one of the contestants on Food Network's "Next Food Network Star" Chris Hodgson. He also runs a food truck that was featured on the Great Food Truck Race, so they have a great handle on catering and food preparation.

We ordered some "non-traditional" food for our Sunday lunch, including root beer short ribs and shrimp & grits (with chorizo). For the vegetarian option, we had the vegetable napoleon. We also had a kale salad that we really enjoyed. It was all very reasonably priced for the quality of food.

The best part of Driftwood is that they are very customizable - they will do what works for your budget rather than trying to sell you extra add-ons. I think they value hospitality and quality of food first - they aren't going to play the middle man. The servers and bar tenders were great - got all the food out in a timely manner and no one was left waiting. We got a chance to pick our own silverware and the # of table linens - again, no extra add-ons or upgrades. It was very straight forward with great value!

As for responsiveness, I had some trouble getting in touch with the coordinator, and I had to follow up and correct our order several times. It would have been nice to have some sort of excel sheet of our budget and all our notes from Driftwood. In the end, I had my day-of coordinator work with Driftwood to do all final preparations. Everything worked out in the end, but this is definitely an area of improvement. Jaimie cares a lot about the food quality and event preparation, but not as much for decor and other flourishes.

We loved the food and service and would recommend to a friend, as long as they are willing to do the work of communication and follow up!
All of our guests said that this was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The food was amazing! My husband and I Read more...
All of our guests said that this was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The food was amazing! My husband and I ate leftovers (didn't get a chance to really eat at the wedding), and they were still so good.

Driftwood was co-founded by two restauranteurs in Cleveland, including one of the contestants on Food Network's "Next Food Network Star" Chris Hodgson. He also runs a food truck that was featured on the Great Food Truck Race, so they have a great handle on catering and food preparation.

We ordered some "non-traditional" food for our Sunday lunch, including root beer short ribs and shrimp & grits (with chorizo). For the vegetarian option, we had the vegetable napoleon. We also had a kale salad that we really enjoyed. It was all very reasonably priced for the quality of food.

The best part of Driftwood is that they are very customizable - they will do what works for your budget rather than trying to sell you extra add-ons. I think they value hospitality and quality of food first - they aren't going to play the middle man. The servers and bar tenders were great - got all the food out in a timely manner and no one was left waiting. We got a chance to pick our own silverware and the # of table linens - again, no extra add-ons or upgrades. It was very straight forward with great value!

As for responsiveness, I had some trouble getting in touch with the coordinator, and I had to follow up and correct our order several times. It would have been nice to have some sort of excel sheet of our budget and all our notes from Driftwood. In the end, I had my day-of coordinator work with Driftwood to do all final preparations. Everything worked out in the end, but this is definitely an area of improvement. Jaimie cares a lot about the food quality and event preparation, but not as much for decor and other flourishes.

We loved the food and service and would recommend to a friend, as long as they are willing to do the work of communication and follow up! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Food was wonderful. My guests said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding!!
Food was wonderful. My guests said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding!!
Food was wonderful. My guests said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding!! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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