Come Ring In The New Year With Friends At The Fabulous Blue Heron Brewery & Event Center

What a year 2018 has been for Ben Erjavec, part-owner and Executive Chef of Blue Heron Brewery & Event Center.  Erjavec and partners, Bill Rini and Mike Piazza, have watched their hard work and years of planning take a giant leap forward in 2018. This only adds to the excitement of what 2019 has to offer for them. The Blue Heron Event Center has been open since 2017 and has become a popular venue for weddings and corporate events. Now with construction of the Blue Heron Brewery (their most recent vision) nearly finished, the grand opening for that part of the business is right around the corner. The owners would like to see it up and running by the end of the year to truly cap off a very successful year for the business.    

To celebrate the past year and bring in the new year with a bang, the Blue Heron Event Center is hosting its first New Year’s Eve party on Monday, December 31, from 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. Tickets are $95 per person (21 & over). Prime rib and chef-attended pasta stations will make up the dinner entree’s. A late night snack and breakfast feast will be offered after the ball drops at midnight. A full, top-shelf open bar, featuring Blue Heron Brewery beers will also be available.

In addition to the New Year’s Eve party, the Event Center is offering a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8. The breakfast will have two different seatings, one from 9-11 a.m. and the second from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Children three and under are free. A full breakfast buffet and kid’s Christmas activities will be provided as well as a picture with Santa himself.  

With all the success that the Event Center has had hosting corporate events, holiday parties, wedding receptions and even weddings, word is quickly spreading about what a great venue Blue Heron is and all that it has to offer. 

“Business has been great for the Event Center,” says Erjavec. “We don’t have any Saturday’s left for booking next year and our Fridays and Sundays are filling up fast.” 

Excitement is also running high among locals and craft beer enthusiasts throughout Northeast Ohio who are eager to see what the new brewery will bring to the site. The property offers picturesque views of rolling hills and trees that used to make up the golf course. It’s fair to say that the Blue Heron Brewery and Pub will be a truly unique experience with just the setting alone.  The Event Center and Brewery occupy the former Blue Heron Clubhouse, meaning the views from both inside the building and outside on the patios are nothing short of magnificent.  


After relocating to the Baltimore/D.C.area for 10 years, Ben Erjavec, a native of Cleveland’s east side, returned home to Northeast Ohio to pursue his dream of opening up his own business back home. When the chance to purchase the property and buildings that make up the business became available, Erjavec and his partners knew they had an opportunity to bring locals something that Medina County has been longing for.  With the already amazing reputation that the Cleveland area has as one of the best cities in the country for food and craft breweries, The Blue Heron Brewery and Event Center is sure find its way to the top of many “Best Of” lists in 2019.  Come see for yourself why so many in the area are already talking about the elegance and splendor that await you!