The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard

1700 55th Street NE, Canton, Ohio 44721
Innkeeper(s): Scott Swaldo
  • Introduction

    This Tuscan-Inspired Inn and gathering place is a lively rustic retreat designed for tourists and business guests seeking to getaway or host events and celebrations. The Villas, a boutique Inn with 24 luxurious suites with fireplaces, touched with Italy and designed with open shared living spaces for relaxation, entertainment, or business meetings. Just across our spring-fed lake you can visit our beautiful grounds, Vineyard, Bistro, Marketplace and Pavilion for the ultimate Tuscan experience in Northeast Ohio.

    The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard - Canton, OhioThe six Gervasi Villas each comprise of four individual suites and a central living room to be shared by the villa guests. Guests may rent a single suite or an entire villa.

    The living room (hospitality area) is 494 sq. ft. and features living room seating; dining seating; stone fireplace; and bakers rack with microwave, ice maker, refrigerator, and sink. The living room has rear access to shared patio (224 sq. ft.) and outdoor seating *It is important that all guests review Common Area Guidelines

    • Light Continental Breakfast is delivered to each Villa hospitality area in a rustic wine box consisting of fresh pastries and fruit (complimentary)
    • Gorgeous Tuscan-inspired décor includes Stucco walls, heated Travertine limestone floors, rustic wood doors, and wood ceiling details
    • Geo-thermal heating and cooling exists throughout Gervasi Village
    • Old-world style, handmade furnishings are located throughout Gervasi Village

    Specific Amenities

    • Access suites off Villa hospitality area
    • Hospitality area and outdoor patio to be shared by all Villa guests
    • Light continental breakfast delivered to the Villa hospitality area in a rustic wine box (complimentary)
    • Fireplace
    • Luxurious spacious bathroom with stone walk-in shower
    • Heated towel bars
    • Plush linens
    • Luxury room amenities
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • Blackout wood blinds
    • Cable/satellite TV
    • Blu-Ray DVD player
    • Multiple Flat-ScreenTelevisions
    • Clock radio with iPod dock
    • In-room Coffee Makers
    • Specially selected luxury toiletries
    • Desk
    • Electronic/magnetic keys
    • Hair dryer
    • Housekeeping
    • Complimentary Wireless High-speed Internet access
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Refrigerator
    • Sofa beds in all suites except Double Queen
    • Heated tile floors
    • Voice mail
    • In-room safe
    • Concierge Service
    • Access to Stark Parks Middlebranch Walking/Bicycling Trail near Villa Grande

    Gervasi Vineyard & Italian Bistro offers Northeast Ohio a memorable destination for local wine lovers, diners, families, businesses, and tourists. Gervasi is one of the few special places where beauty, tradition, comfort, and appreciation for fresh food and good wine connect.

    We strive to make our wine varieties among the best in Ohio. Our wines are produced by wine experts. Our Wine Tasting Bar features over nine varietals of Gervasi wines. The grapes are selected by our experienced team and all wines are bottled and cellared on premise.

    Our 55 acre property includes over five acres of vineyards producing several varieties of grapes. Tours of our vineyard, crushing house, winery and cellar will be available by reservation. The most impressive aspects are the vineyard grounds and the beautiful, breathtaking gardens. We also have a 6 acre spring-fed lake, and Bocce courts which will be a great pleasure after a delicious dinner. Our grounds include the vineyards, The Bistro, Tasting Bar, The Marketplace and a variety of special spaces for private events in both formal and informal settings.

    Lakeside Dining
    The Villas are located within a section of the Gervasi estate called The Village. Also located here are:

    • The Villa Grande Event Facility houses a versatile conference and event facility seating up to 144 guests. It features a ballroom, event lobby, and executive board rooms.

    • The Cucina, a Culinary and Wine Education Center housed in The Villa Grande Event Center, will offer culinary or wine experiences that can be incorporated into your special event or corporate retreat if desired.
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Cynthia Johnson for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    For a luxurious, Tuscan-inspired escape.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    To help make your stay with us even more memorable, we offer additional unique and special services to enhance your stay, including in-room Spa and Yoga services.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Canton Pro Football Hall of Fame – 5 miles away from Gervasi Vineyard.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Guests have told us that as soon as they “drive through our welcoming arches they feel that they have been transported to Tuscany”!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Canton/Stark County is known for its affordability, which means MORE fun for you and your family!

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, National First Ladies Historical Site, the hidden treasures of nearby Ohio's Amish Country, and the quaint shops of neighboring Hartville and Canal Fulton.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard (for fine dining), The Marketplace at Gervasi Vineyard (for shopping), The Crush House Winery, Wine Bar, and Eatery at Gervasi Vineyard, and The Stark Park Bike and Hike Trail runs through the Gervasi Vineyard 55-acre estate.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    You can savor tastes from around the world, simply by visiting the many delectable restaurants that call Canton. Stark County home. From up-scale fine dining to down-home Amish cooking, you will find it all.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    24 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Sorry, we do not accept pets.


  • Weddings at Gervasi

    Gervasi Vineyard in Northeast Ohio provides a graceful and romantic setting for intimate outdoor or indoor weddings. Our 55-acre Italian-inspired estate provides a beautiful setting for weddings in two unique and spectacular venues:

    The Pavilion and The Villa Grande

    Our spacious outdoor Pavilion seating up to 200 guests overlooks a spring-fed lake and lavish grounds and vineyard, creating a breath-taking picturesque environment for your special day.

    Our indoor Villa Grande event center seating up to 120 guests for weddings, provides an elegant Italian Villa style setting for smaller intimate weddings in the Gervasi Village complex located on the south end of the lake.

    To complete the ultimate Tuscan vineyard experience, wedding guests can enjoy the comforts and charm of our 24 luxurious villa suites at The Villas, our boutique Inn also located in Gervasi Village.

    At Gervasi, you will experience the stylish and graceful wedding of your dreams. Gervasi Vineyard truly is Northeast Ohio’s memorable wedding destination.

    Wedding Planning Services

    There are few places able to provide the perfect outdoor or indoor wedding - and Gervasi is one of them!

    Our outdoor Pavilion with bridal quarters and kitchen seats up to 200 people and overlooks the spring-fed lake.

    The Villa Grande ballroom offers beautiful indoor wedding setting. The Villa Grande or Cantino Cellar Room are also perfect for rehearsal dinners.

    Our staff will arrange for wedding planning arrangements to assure that you have a worry-free and relaxing time. We want your wedding day to be perfect. We have carefully arranged for the best resources to take care of all the details. 

    Download Our Wedding Overview Packet. (Pricing not available on line)

    To request current pricing information, or to schedule an appointment please e-mail

  • Bistro

    The Bistro Hours of Operation

    • Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday - Thursday: 5PM-9PM
    • Friday: 5PM-10PM Winebar 11PM
    • Saturday: 12PM-10PM Winebar 11PM
    • Sunday: 12PM-8PM

    Call 330-497-1000, option 2 for restaurant reservations and more information after 2 PM Tuesday - Friday, or after 12 PM Saturda - Sunday. We do not accept e-mail reservations.

    Respectfully, tables are booked based on a two hour dining experience.

    Rustic Italian Dining

    Gervasi's Italian Bistro restaurant in Canton, Ohio seats 160 guests and includes an extensive rustic Italian menu served in small and large plate portions for sharing. Our restaurant menu includes fresh, seasonal ingredients including antipasti, salads, brick-fired artisan pizzas, entrees, and desserts.

    Additional outdoor dining is available on the Piazza (Patio) in the summer months. Also consider the Cantino Cellar Room for private events and the Balconatta Loft as a casual meeting place with friends before dinner.

    Gervasi’s attentive and accommodating style of service will not disappoint you. Wherever you see the Gervasi quality stamp of approval, you know it is properly harvested, uniquely prepared, and simply

    Bistro Dining Venues

    The Bistro Main Dining

    Gervasi's Italian Bistro restaurant seats 160 guests and includes an extensive rustic Italian menu served in small and large plate portions for sharing. Our restaurant menu includes fresh, seasonal ingredients including antipasti, salads, brick-fired artisan pizzas, entrees, and desserts.

    The Cantino Cellar Room

    Located in the lower level of the Bistro, the Cantino Cellar Room is an exquisite private space that seats approximately 40 people for special occasions and meetings. Reservations are required for private parties and when no parties are reserved, you may be seated here for regular dining. Enjoy the stone finish, fireplace and lakeside access and view from this stately yet rustic space.

    The Balconatta Loft

    This quaint sitting area overlooks the main Bistro dining room and is a great place to meet up with friends for appetizers before dinner. No reservations are taken for the Balconatta Loft (except for private parties), however we do offer hosted seating. The Balconatta Loft features casual dining, appetizers, wine flights and more with food delivery to your sitting area.

    Occasionally, we have live music on Thursday evenings from the Balconatta for special occasions. Please check our calendar on our website, under the Events tab for details.

    The Piazza Outdoor Patio

    No reservations are taken for the Piazza, however we do offer hosted seating. The Piazza features casual dining including counter ordering and food delivery to your table. Enjoy Bocce and lawn games lakeside.

    During summer and fall, we have live music on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings on the Piazza.  Please check our Event & Live Music Calendar on our website, under the Events tab for details.

  • Winery

    The Ohio Wine Destination

    The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard offers Northeast Ohio a memorable destination for local wine lovers, diners, families, businesses, and tourists. Gervasi is one of the few special places where beauty, tradition, comfort, and appreciation for fresh food and good wine connect.

    We strive to make our wine varieties among the best in Ohio. Our wines are produced by wine experts. Visit our wine Tasting Bar which features over nine varietals of Gervasi wines. The grapes are selected by our experienced team and all wines are bottled and cellared on premise.

    The Gervasi Wines

    We strive to make our wine varieties among the best in Ohio. Our wines are produced by wine experts. You can vist us and taste our wines at our Tasting Bar which features over nine varietals of Gervasi wines. The grapes are selected by our experienced team and all wines are bottled and cellared on premise.

    The Tasting Bar

    The Tasting Bar Hours:
    Tues - Thurs 5 PM - 9 PM
    Fri 5PM - 10PM
    Sat 12 PM - 10PM
    Sun 12 PM - 7:30PM
    Closed Mondays.

    Taste for yourself! The Tasting Bar is located in the Bistro and will sample daily our latest wines. Wines can also be enjoyed in our casual sitting Balconatta Loft overlooking the Bistro.

     Winery Tours

    Public and private wine tours are available at scheduled times or by appointment only.  Tours last 30-40 minutes and are a wonderful addition to the Gervasi experience before or after dinner or during your stay at The Villas.

    Winter Public Winery Tours
    January - April: 1st and 3rd Saturday each Month, 1-4PM
    May - November: 1st and 3rd Saturday each Month, 1-4PM

    Reservations not needed. Tours are approximately 20 min long and are free to the public. Tours will start every half hour (1pm - 1:30pm - 2pm - 2:30pm - 3pm - 3:30pm). The last tour is at 3:30pm.

    Go to the Piazza and see the host (During November, please go to the Bistro and see the host). They will direct you to where you can wait for the next tour and a tour guide will meet you approximately 5 minutes prior to the start of each tour.

    Call 330.497.1000, option 2 to arrange accommodations for groups 16 and larger.

    *Private Winery Tours are only available weekday evenings and weekends. Time and date availability depends on the winery and tour guide availability. Call 330.497.1000 option 2 to speak with a host for more information and to setup the Bistro reservation. They will have someone contact you regarding the private tour availability.  Private Tours during the month of November may be limited due to availability of the winery.

    The Vineyard

    The Gervasi Vineyard produces wines made from estate, domestic and imported grapes. Our wine experts have impeccable taste and resources for finding the best selections for over a dozen varietals within our collection.

    We are currently expanding our estate vineyard to produce nearly 6 acres of grapes. A tour of our facility will share with you the interesting history of our property, our vineyard, crushing room, fermentation equipment and processes, warehousing, retail and tasting establishments throughout the estate. We also offer wine classes in our Cucina which is a great educational experience for learning about wine tasting and food pairings with wine.

  • The Cucina Culinary & Wine Education Center

    Housed in our elegant, Tuscan-inspired inn and event space, the Cucina at Gervasi Vineyard offers fun, inspiring, educational experiences filled with delicious food and memorable wines. The Cucina hosts cooking classes taught by top-notch instructors in our beautiful and spacious professional working kitchen. Wine tastings and classes are taught by experienced wine educators in our tasting room. To find class descriptions and menus, just take a look at our calendar and register online.

    Interested in a food-and-wine-themed retreat? Register for a class or two and make a gourmet getaway by booking a room at The Villas, our luxurious, boutique inn. Your classes at the Cucina will be just across the courtyard, and you can spend your time outside class strolling our beautiful grounds, dining at The Bistro, exploring The Marketplace, or relaxing in front of the fireplace in your beautifully appointed room at the inn.

    Looking for the perfect setting for a corporate team-building event, family celebration, office get-together, or wedding shower? The Cucina is it. We are happy to create a custom culinary and/or wine experience tailored for you and your guests that can be incorporated into your special event or corporate retreat at Gervasi Vineyard.

    From novices to life-long gourmets, all who enjoy good food, good wine and good times will find them at the Cucina.

    Culinary Classes

    The delicate crunch of a buttery pastry, the tang of a juicy ripe tomato, the smooth richness of a warm bittersweet chocolate sauce, the savory chewiness of a grilled steak . . . The Cucina is about sharing the pleasures great food. Whether you want to bake a fragrant loaf of bread or learn how to season a sauce so it’s just right, you can learn how at the Cucina. You can sample the cuisines of Mexico or Japan or South America, or experience the food of Italy with a chef from Rome—all in our brand new, professional working kitchen.

    Most of our classes are hands-on. You’ll dive in and get cooking with personalized instruction from one of our experienced chef instructors, and create a meal that you’ll sit down to enjoy with a glass of wine. Some classes will be demonstration classes, where you’ll observe a master chef at work with lots of clear explanation, generous samples of every dish, and some pretty good stories, too.

    Upcoming Culinary Classes

    Click each title to learn more.

    Sunday, September 23, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

    Passport Series: Destination Greece - The Meze SORRY, CLASS FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED
    Tuesday, September 25, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Celebrating Fall at the Farmers' Market
    Wednesday, September 26, 5:00PM - 8:00PM

    Nick Malgieri's Bread
    Wednesday, October 3, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate with Nick Malgieri
    Thursday, October 4, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Beautiful Soups in Bread Bowls  SORRY, CLASS FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED
    Tuesday, October 9, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Family Cookbook Workshop
    Thursday, October 11, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

    Sunday, October 14, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

    The Autumn Baker
    Thursday, October 18, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Honing Your Knife Skills
    Sunday, October 21, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

    Passport Series: Destination France - Casual French Home Cooking SORRY, CLASS FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED
    Tuesday, October 23, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Holiday Pie Workshop
    Saturday, November 3, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

    All About Roasting and Braising with Molly Stevens
    Sunday, November 4, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

    Make-Ahead Holiday Appetizers
    Saturday, November 10, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

    Thanksgiving with Family and Friends  SORRY, CLASS FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED
    Sunday, November 11, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

    The Cuisine of Sicily
    Thursday, November 15, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Sweet Breads for Your Sweets
    Saturday, November 17, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

    Tuesday, November 27, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Quick Puff Pastry 101
    Saturday, December 1, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    A Christmas Feast
    Sunday, December 2, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Down-Home for the Holidays
    Saturday, December 8, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    A Scrumptious Winter Brunch
    Sunday, December 9, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Hors d’Oeuvres from the Orient
    Tuesday, December 11, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

    Holiday Cookies for Children and Parents
    Saturday, December 15, 1:00PM – 4:00PM

    Simply Seafood
    Tuesday, January 15, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

    Pizza and Calzones
    Saturday, January 19, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Sensational Soups
    Thursday, January 24, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

    A Gold Medal Dinner Party: Award Winning Dishes from the Culinary Olympics
    Saturday, January 26, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Knife Skills 101
    Sunday, January 27, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Passport Series: Destination France – Casual French Home Cooking
    Tuesday, January 29, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

    Scones, Biscuits, Biscotti, and Popovers
    Saturday, February 2, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Italian Pasta Favorites
    Saturday, February 9, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Chocolate Desserts That Say “I Love You!”
    Sunday, February 10, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Couples Class: Romantic Valentine’s Dinner for Two
    Thursday, February 14, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

    Flatbreads from Around the World
    Saturday, February 16, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Real Mexican
    Sunday, February 17, 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Passport Series: Destination Greece – The Meze
    Tuesday, February 19, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

    Wine Classes

    At Gervasi Vineyard we love wine—from Abbraccio, our bold Cabernet Sauvignon with rich, mouth-filling flavors of black currants, cherries, and plum, to our Luce Luce, a Pinot Grigio with crisp citrus and apple flavors. We strive to make our wines among the best, and our experienced wine team is constantly learning. We also know that the more you know about wine, the more you enjoy it. Come learn with us!

    Whether you’re new to wine or a long-time wine enthusiast, we have classes that will stimulate your palate and your thinking about wine. Our Enjoying Wine Series of five rotating classes begins with an introduction to wine and moves on to the essentials of tasting wine, wine and food pairing, and overviews of white and red wines.

    For all who enjoy wine, we offer classes on a variety of subjects: wines to pair with holiday meals, a survey of the wines of Italy, or the great vintages of France.

    All our wine tastings and classes are taught by experienced wine educators in our beautifully appointed tasting room in the Villa Grande. See our class descriptions below or take a look at our schedule and register online.

    Upcoming Wine Classes

    Click each title to learn more.

    The Cucina takes a break for the summer and resumes the week of September 10. 

    Pairing Wine and Food
    Monday, September 17, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    A Trip Down Under - Wine and Grilling Aussie Style
    Thursday, September 27, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    The Wines of Italy
    Monday, October 15, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Wine Fact or Wine Fiction
    Thursday, October 25, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Wine Appreciation Basics
    Thursday, November 8, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Sparkling Wines for the Holidays
    Thursday, November 29, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Demystifying Wine Tasting
    Thursday, December 6, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Hot Spiced Wines
    Thursday, December 13, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Pairing Wine and Food
    Thursday, January 17, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Same Grape - Different Taste: Cabernet Sauvignon
    Thursday, January 31, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Pairing Wine and Cheese
    Thursday, February 21, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Critiquing the Critics
    Thursday, February 28, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Private Culinary Demonstration Events

    Create a special event that includes a culinary demonstration, along with additional catering options.

    Teach a bride to cook with friends at a bridal shower, challenge the members of your gourmet group to learn some new dishes, celebrate a special anniversary by learning how to create the meal you share with friends and family and have some fun!

    Bring your clients, friends and family, corporate team, or club to the Villa Grande for a culinary demonstration as part of your special event or corporate event at Gervasi Vineyard.

    Choose from our demonstration menus to create an experience that’s perfect for you and your guests. In addition to the dishes your chef will demonstrate, other menu items are available from our catering packages to enhance your event. Food can be served before, after, or integrated into your culinary demonstration.

    Culinary demonstration events take place in the Ballaria (ballroom) at the Villa Grande. Facility fee and food and beverage minimum for the event space apply, in addition to the chef fee. The culinary demonstration menu, as well as any additional catering package options, will apply to the food and beverage minimum. Tax and service charge are not included.

    Click here to see our culinary demonstration event menus.

    Note: Private events at the Cucina are only available as a supplement to a special event or  corporate retreat scheduled at Gervasi Vineyard, or to guests at the Villas. Standard rates for private Cucina events may vary slightly depending on the event options you choose.

  • Guest Comments

    “Worth the price”
    Reviewed August 26, 2012

    This was a girlfriends' birthday getaway and it was perfect. The double queen room seemed roomier than the king but both rooms were VERY well done. The beds and linens were awesome. We too ended up with a villa to ourselves and it made the experience like having your own vacation home away. The patio outside the villa was great and the landscaping is beautiful. It was so peaceful and relaxing. It was also very secure since you need your room key to get into your villa - very nice for women traveling alone. My only negative was that being a light sleeper, I could hear talking in the common area outside my room. No one was talking loud, but I could hear it very well and that surprised me. There is a quiet rule for the common room that helps, but may not be enough. The pictures on their website do not do justice to how pretty it is.

    Akron, Ohio

    “My parents loved it”
    Reviewed July 28, 2012

    I bought this for my parents as a present. Even though you are in canton (where i grew up) you dont feel like it. The villas are top notch as is the service and food. Villas on the grounds of the winery and restaurant. My parents loved it. I did Not stay but visited my pArents there and they thanked me about a thousand times for my gift. If you can at least visit the restaurant or outdoor patio you will see what i mean. Worth it if you must be in canton. Definitely the nicest venue in the area.

    Arlington, Va

    Reviewed April 23, 2012

    We were fortunate enough to have a villa to ourselves. The main room is shared by other guests which may be a problem if they are noisy. Since there were no other guests, my husband and I were able to relax on the sofa and drink wine and play scrabble. The rooms are small but charming. The fireplace was a nice touch. Rooms would be great if there was a hot tub! The floors in the bathroom were slippery, so be careful.

    The restaurant was wonderful! Live entertainment playing in the background was just right! Food was very good but a little on the pricey side. The only downfall for us was no smoking on the entire premises. Would be nice for my husband to enjoy a cigar with his wine while we were relaxing. Overall, I would recommend this Vineyard to family and friends and look forward to returning again.


    “You owe it to yourself to check this place out”
    Reviewed April 22, 2012

    I had a large group (20 rooms) in Canton for a business meeting everyone raved about the villas. You won't believe that you're in Canton, Ohio. My guests were from all over the US and each was impressed. There are four rooms per villa. The rooms were spacious and well appointed, each had a fire place, flat screen HD TV, a shower large enough not to need a door, comfortable beds, and even a towel warmer.

    Each villa had a large common area with a fireplace, patio, refrigerator, separate ice machine, and plenty of seating (large table, a couch, comfortable easy chair, and two small table & chairs.

    There is no fitness room, the restraurant is not open on Mondays, but you get a warm breakfast each morning delivered to your villa. They should consider building a spa- that would put this place over the top!

    Cleveland, Ohio

    “Are we really in Canton, Ohio?”
    Reviewed April 16, 2012

    The Villas at Gervasi exceeded our expectations. At first we thought it strange to have this place in the middle of a residential area, but once you enter the grounds you feel as if you’ve been transported to another place. We stayed in the Villa Sorrento which I would recommend as it is one of the closest to the lake, and the views are amazing. We were in Sorrento 301 which is the two queens, we wanted the king but even booking 2 months out the queens were all they had available. The décor in the villas is gorgeous and not over the top, very tasteful. Each Villa has a stocked fridge in the common area with juice, pop, water and yogurt. However, either the other residents of the villa took all the water, or Gervasi should stock a few more bottles there were only a couple left when we checked in around 4 pm. The rooms also have individual fridges for your personal items. The bathrobes and slippers were a nice touch even though we didn’t utilize them. The breakfast delivered in the morning had a nice assortment of pastries, fruit and eggs. Serving it in the wine box was a nice added touch!


    “They have out-done themselves at the Villas!”
    Reviewed March 21, 2012

    We could not have picked a better place to celebrate my husband's birthday. We own a bed and breakfast and needed a getaway. When we check-in a hotel or bed & breakfast we notice things that the average traveler may not. Gervassi has thought of EVERYTHING! The decor makes you feel like you're in Italy. The mattresses, linens, bathrobes, slippers, bath amenities, and room decor are luxury all the way. The lighting, the sitting areas, the privacy, all all great. Being able to control the room temperature is another plus. The view of the landscape and lake are breathtaking. We stayed in Portofino and would do it again in a minute. The complimentary coffee, juice, soda, and bottled water were a welcome amenity. We didn't watch much TV but they even have a 2nd TV in the bathroom! The tile work in the bathroom and the shower was excellent. I cannot think of anything that I would change!

    Millersburg, Ohio

    “Wow, this is fabulous”
    Reviewed January 21, 2012

    The opposite of a hotel chain and we loved it? Spent one nite at Fireze Villa after cooking class w/ Fabio and glad we did as it snowed 5" and we had a bottle of wine! Whoever decorated these villas has great style and taste. High end everything w/out being over the top. Favorites include radiant heated floor, huge comfy king siza bed, lemon verbena toiletries, great showers, remote control window blinds. four rooms all open into big common living room space w/ fridge and ice so could make this a fun gathering for 8 ppl. Breakfast comes in a big wooden box and is included w/ room price, so ate juices and fresh fruit. We fell asleep to flickering fire which is on 60 min timer so goes off while you're sleeping. I want to come back!

    Cleveland, OH, USA

  • Groups & Meetings

    Make every event special from corporate meetings to special events at Gervasi. Our beautiful grounds provide indoor and outdoor venues that are sure to inspire and impress your guests for productive and memorable occassions. We provide planning services that will cover your catering, seating, decorating and guest services needs.

    Business meetings, board retreats, family reunions, birthday parties, weddings and anniversaries are just some of the special occasions perfect in the Gervasi atmosphere. A variety of accomodations can be made for meetings and events ranging from 2 to 200 people.  Each offer a unique setting and experience for any special occasion.  

     The Villa Grande Conference & Event Facility

    The Villa Grande event center is the cornerstone of the Gervasi Village complex on the south end of the spring-fed lake and projects the stately and welcoming feel of a grand Tuscan home. With its striking lobby and rear veranda, The Villa Grande is a spectacular setting for celebrations and corporate events.

    Villa Grande Features

    • The Villa Grande features a ballroom, atrium, executive board room, conference room, and The Cucina, a Culinary and Wine Education Center
    • Exterior of building consists of stone and stucco, drive through portico, and sawmill feature on front. (Historical relevance as the Gervasi estate was originally a sawmill)
    • Ballroom features sound system, audio visual equipment, decorative and functional lighting, and can be set up in a variety of configurations and divided into two spaces if desired
    • Multiuse restrooms available off of lobby and single use restrooms on second floor
    • Coat check room available
    • Elevator to second floor meeting space
    • Accessible parking
    • Catering kitchen is located in The Villa Grande
    • Geo-thermal heating and cooling throughout Gervasi Village
    • Old-world style, handmade furnishing throughout Gervasi Village
    • Hand paintings by local and native artists

     The Cantino

    Located in the lower level of the Bistro, the Cantino Cellar Room is an exquisite private space that seats approximately 40 people for special occasions and meetings. Reservations are required for private parties and when no parties are reserved, you may be seated here for regular dining. Enjoy the stone finish, fireplace and lakeside access and view from this stately yet rustic space. For more information regarding private events visit Groups on our site.

    The charming Cantino Di Vino room seats ideally 42 guests (maximum 48) throughout the week. The Cantino is ideal for customers seeking an upscale family style dining experience for their event. Perfect examples are intimate private events and special occasions such as baby or bridal showers, birthday celebrations, anniversary dinners, rehearsal dinners, corporate dinners and presentations.


    • 1035 Sq Ft room in the lower level of the Bistro
    • The room can be configured in a variety of ways to accommodate a long table of 30 or multiple tables for 42 guests
    • Cozy fireplace
    • Handicap Accessible via access from the Piazza
    • Catering and bar service from the Bistro staff

    Villa Grande Meeting & Special Event Venues

    A Complete Event Facility

    The indoor Villa Grande event center is the cornerstone of the Gervasi Village complex on the south end of the spring-fed lake and projects the stately and welcoming feel of a grand Tuscan home. With its striking lobby and rear veranda, The Villa Grande has multiple meeting spaces ideal for meetings and events of 2-120 guests.
    Conference & Event Spaces

    A variety of seating configuration and set ups can be accommodated.

    Sala Isabella (Ballroom A)
    1350 sq. ft. Seats up to 30 conference style, 72 plated dinner style, 48 classroom style, and 125 theater style

    Sala Rosa Maria (Ballroom B)
    650 sq. ft. Seats up to 24 conference style, 40 plated dinner style, 24 classroom style, and 50 theater style

    Ballaria Sophia (Ballroom A & B)
    1920 sq. ft. (32’ x 60’) space with 720 sq. ft. outdoor Veranda (12’ x 60’)
    Ballroom is beautifully detailed with carpeted floors, stucco walls, rustic chandeliers, 12’ ceilings, and stylish doors leading to the Veranda. Can accommodate up to 144 guest for dinner, 72 classroom style, and 200 theater style.

    Conferenza Austino (Executive Board Room)
    423 sq. ft. room located on the second floor. Private room with Executive style table seating 14, AV equipment, and hostess set up

    Conferenza Lucco (Conference Room)
    267 sq. ft. room located on the second floor. Conference-style room and table seating 8, with hostess setup

    Atrium (Lobby)
    969 sq. ft. lobby features stone floors, stucco walls, dramatic staircase, large stone fireplace, and dramatic tower projecting through the ceiling. The Lobby can be utilized for guest reception.

    The Outdoor Pavilion

    The Pavilion offers one of the most beautiful outdoor special event and wedding settings in Northeast Ohio.

    The outdoor event Pavilion is a beautiful Italian-inspired open air structure of stone and stucco nestled next to the vineyard and lake with a spectacular view in every direction.

    The Pavilion is the ideal location for wedding receptions and ceremonies. The facility can be utilized in a variety of configurations and accommodates a maximum of 220 guests (ideal for events of 180-200 depending on set up requirements).

    Smaller weddings can configure the space in a variety of ways to create a more intimate environment, for example a King’s Table in the center of the space or combine ceremony and reception in the same space.

    The Pavilion Features:

    • 4088 Total Sq Ft (50’ x 76” plus two coves of 16’ x 9’)
    • Consists of two sides, one side (50’ x 36’) with 20’ high cathedral ceiling and adjoining side (40’ x 50’) with 13’ high ceilings
    • Stucco and stone exterior combined with beautiful wood ceilings and wrought iron details
    • Cream colored curtains and blinds provide protection against wind, rain and provides a decorative touch
    • Half octagonal cut coves on each end of structure provide ideal space for altar, band stage, buffet or appetizer display, cake table, or bar
    • Drop-pendant speaker system and wireless microphone
    • Ceiling fans for comfort
    • Ample electric power for event needs
    • Vintage looking gas lamps light the pathways from parking lots and to restrooms
    • Bridal Changing Room for private use during wedding located along pathway to Pavilion
    • Accessible outdoor restrooms along pathway to Bistro
    • Accessible parking
    • Spacious green space surrounding Pavilion to be used for event support and great photography
    • Permanent catering kitchen structure adjacent to Pavilion
  • Explore Treasures at The Marketplace

    Enter through the doors of the Marketplace at Gervasi Vineyard and transport yourself to a rustic, cozy shop lifted from the hills of Tuscany!

    Hours of Operation                     

    • Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday - Saturday: 11AM - 8PM
    • Sunday: 12PM - 6PM

    The Marketplace is centrally located on the estate next to The Bistro.

    Discover a unique array of hand-selected items and gifts, from authentic Italian pottery to delicious gourmet goodies. Have a beautiful, fine Italian gift basket made for that hard to find gift. Step into the wine room to purchase your favorite Gervasi wines, as well as other wine and entertainment accessories.

    Some of our signature lines include Vietri® Italian Pottery, Sid Dickens® Memory Blocks, and so much more!

    Whether shopping for a Gervasi memento or choosing a statement piece for your home, a visit to the Marketplace is a must for all Gervasi guests.

    Call 330.497.1000 option 3 for more information.