CEDARVILLE — A versatile event center and auction house is attracting more people to the ‘ville.
The 6,600-square-foot facility named “Cedar Land,” which can accommodate over 300 people, opened its doors in August 2015 near downtown.
Located at 200 Parkview Lane, the Cedar Land Event Center advertises its central location between Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati, but also offers the positives of a small-town feel, with local caterers close-by, the Hearthstone Inn next door, and a neighboring bike trail and public park.
According to Bart Sheridan of Sheridan & Associates, a real estate, auction and appraisal company, the event center so far has seen weddings, receptions, a family reunion, large banquets, dances and PTO events. The facility offers a catering kitchen, round and rectangular tables, comfortable chairs, a conference room, a sound system and free wi-fi for big gatherings like these.
“People have been most appreciative of the fact that the decor can be whatever their imaginations can dream up. With no built-in decor locking our clientele into a specific type of environment, we have seen the event center feature country, semi-formal, and even “Alice in Wonderland” motifs,” Bart Sheridan said.
But the $1 million facility is used primarily as an auction house for Sheridan & Associates, which conducts more than 50 auctions per year.
The real estate company’s Facebook page lists auctions of all kinds — estate auctions, public auctions, antique auctions, eclectic auctions, country auctions, family auctions — that have been held recently at Cedar Land.
Every auction brings an average of 150 to 300 people to Cedarville, which means more people are in town to spend money at village businesses. Cedarville University is also located just down the road, which is significant as there are no other similar event centers in the area.
Brothers Matt and Bart Sheridan spent three years planning and constructing the event center at the former TruPointe Cooperative, an agricultural co-op. The Sheridans purchased the property at an auction in July 2013 and held its dedication ceremony in September 2015.
Matt Sheridan said at the ceremony, “We felt that if we were going to continue in the business long term – and that is our plan – it would be wise to invest in this type of venture.”
The investment has been a good one, according to his brother.
“Since opening the doors of the Cedar Land Event Center, we have enjoyed both a great reception from the Greene County community and a continually growing clientele,” Bart Sheridan said. “It is exciting to be able to serve the community with a good, clean facility that is very versatile in its possible uses.”
To visit or rent the facility, contact Sheridan & Associates at 937-766-2300.
The facility’s dedication ceremony was held in September 2015. Pictured left to right are Robert Fudge, Julie Sheridan, Matt Sheridan, Joe Harkleroad, Keith Sheridan, June Sheridan, Craig Miller, Bart Sheridan and Sandy Sheridan.
Cedar Land, an event center and auction house, opened in Cedarville in August 2015.
Reach Anna Bolton at 937-502-4498.
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