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Gotta live in-town, but it's up for rent! - Review by Stacy C | North Perry Village Hall

North Perry Village Hall

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Gotta live in-town, but it's up for rent! 9/9/2006

My husband and I rented this hall to use in our wedding. Across from the famous Perry Nuclear Power Plant (yes, I did have a certain "glow" as a bride, but no... it was NOT green), this building is up for rent if you are a resident of Perry or North Perry township. Since my husband and I lived in Mentor at the time, my mother-in-law used her residency status to rent the hall for us. The building is the local city hall; downstairs is the police station and up is a kitchen, large hall area (with a fireplace), and surrounding the hall is a large, enclosed veranda-style area. As to when this building was constructed, I cannot say, however, I will vouch that it was possibly the early to mid 1900s. It is sturdy, and has quaint wood floors. The walls and panelling are all white, and the fireplace is lovely brick with a beautiful wooden mantle. The cost to rent this hall was $300, which was mostly a deposit. As long as we returned the hall cleaned and in the condition we found it, we would get $200 back. The government was a bit strict about this fact, and also that you could not bring liquor into the place. If you want a dry wedding and/or reception, this may not be for you. It can comfortably seat around 100-150 people, but not much more. The seats and tables are provided, and the kitchen is free for use. In our situation, we were allowed to pick up the keys on Friday night, and had to be out by Saturday evening. The hall was great: we seated all of our guests (maybe 50, total), and the floor was wonderful for the dancing. We didn't use the fireplace (though it is functional), but instead draped it with flowers. On Friday evening, we spent the time decorating. On all four sides are doors: double doors, with mock-french style. We used these to set a backdrop for the "altar" area, and the other as my entrypoint to walk to my husband. Using my laptop connected to speakers to queue the music... it may not have been a fancy venue, but seeing my husband standing in the village hall, decked out in a tux, tears in his eyes as he watched me walk toward him, was the happiest moment of my life. Even with the police department below us, we were left alone for the evening. We did sneak in booze (a couple boxes of wine and some beer in a cooler, and even though a cop was outside at one point and HAD to have seen the alcohol, nothing was said to us. Cleanup was fast, but we were able to get everything back to the way that we recalled it having been arranged. Apparently, to the satisfaction of the village, and we received our $200 deposit in it's entirety. This was received within a week of the wedding. In short, if you want an affordable hall that will seat aronud 100 people, AND you live in the Perry or North Perry area, look this up. It is clean, conveniently located right off Lockwood, and is most importantly, cheap! more
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