All the charm of a barn 

in the luxury of a ballroom

The Space

Gather at the Lakes resides in the former iconic “Anthe’s” event space in the beautiful Portage Lakes area of New Franklin, Ohio. We spent months lovingly renovating this classic local venue, both updating it and restoring it to its former splendor. Guests are welcomed into the Entry Hall by warm, light-toned walls and natural light. Our 5,300 square foot Ballroom boasts the inviting look of new wall to wall wood floors and the charm of naturally distressed brick accent walls. The high ceilings and vintage crystal chandeliers add a classic elegance to Gather's rustic charm.  With a flexible event space that revolves around YOU, our experienced professional staff will work beside you to create the day that you envision. Whether you're dreaming of a rustic barn vibe, a vintage industrial feel, or a luxurious elegant affair, Gather is the perfect backdrop to seamlessly meld with your vision. From simply renting the ballroom to a fully catered package, the choices are yours!

Are you planning a more intimate event with just your closest friends and family? We have the ability to divide the ballroom into up to 4 separate areas to comfortably accommodate events for 10 to 50 guests each. 

Gather is also a great choice for corporate events, trade shows, and fundraisers!


Wedding desserts in glasses with fruit melon balls sorbet and herb garnishes

The Drinks

Our professional bartenders will serve your guests with a fast pace and a warm smile. We offer many bar packages from simple soft drinks to a fully stocked top shelf bar with specialty cocktails. You're sure to find an option that suits your style!


Micro Wedding Giveaway!



Bride in Wedding dress and Groom in Tux Walking down a brick path
Wood table or floor with twinkling lights in the background
Hipster bride holding wedding bouquet of flowers and groom in front of a distressed white brick wall
Wedding Table Set

The Food

Not only will the space at Gather suit your needs, but so will our venue concept. We believe in giving you the freedom to create your ideal event. Do you like to decide every detail? We will provide the perfect space while you choose your own caterer, pick out your dishes, and design your decor. Would you rather choose your date and menu, and leave the rest to us? We can do that too- and anything in between! Whether you'd like to simply plan your menu from our in-house options or have your favorite caterer prepare your food, your vision is our mission! 


Colorful cold wedding cocktails garnished with mint and flowers sitting on a bar

The Perks

Even beyond the stunning surroundings and our attention to detail, there are more reasons to celebrate at Gather:

~Choose your own caterer or all-inclusive packages

~Affordable bar packages

~Dividable 5300 square foot ballroom offers  seating for 10-300 guests

~All day venue access

~Indoor and Outdoor on-site ceremonies

~Wedding Ceremonies in the woods

~New Chiavari chairs and wood farm tables

~Relaxing Couples' Lounges

~Complimentary coffee service

~In-house day of event coordinator

~Plenty of on-site parking

~Hotels just minutes away