With an imposing seven-story stone facade, Greystone remains one of downtown Akron’s most majestic structures. Originally built by the Freemasons in 1917 for their business and social gatherings, the building now offers exceptionally appointed spaces for banquets, meetings and special events.
Upon entering Greystone’s first floor lobby, the marble walls and floor immediately convey an unmatched level of elegance and sophistication. Regardless of its location within the building, your event will receive the highest level of attention and service from our staff – making it memorable for years to come.
A grand staircase or elevator will carry your guests to the second floor which features three unique rooms. The Barrister’s Lounge is anchored by a twenty-foot bar and fireplace, with Greystone's original Billiards Room accessible through a set of adjacent double French doors. These rooms accommodate more intimate functions from 50 to 80 people.
The two-story Ballroom comprises the remainder of the second floor. Large windows, a tiered balcony staircase ascending to the third floor above and ornate decor combine to make the Ballroom a signature banquet space. More than 200 guests can gather to enjoy fine dining, dancing and entertainment from the Ballroom’s main stage.
Not only does the third floor offer a bird’s eye view of the Ballroom below, it also boasts a newly-furnished Sitting Parlor, separate dining in the Garden Room and a multi-purpose Suite for use by brides, keynote speakers or VIP guests.
Moving to the fourth floor, guests will encounter two of Greystone's most spectacular spaces – the Egyptian Room and the Doric Room. Grand in their architecture styles and equally embellished designs, the rooms provide truly one-of-a-kind locations for formal and informal gatherings for up to 200 people. DOWNTOWN AKRON PARTNERSHIP'S offices are also located on this floor.
Finally, Greystone's theater - home to the OHIO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL - occupies the sixth and seventh floors. A formal lounge provides entrance to the theater’s main floor and stage.