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Available Rooms:
Street Level

Manakiki Ballroom
Sit down - 220 maximum
Stand up - 350 maximum
Floor plan

Ballroom Parlor
Sit down - 70 maximum
Stand up - 100 maximum

Ballroom Terrace
Sit down - 50 maximum
Stand up - 100 maximum

Available Rooms:
Garden Level

Manakiki Hanna Courtyard
(April 15 - October 15)
Sit down - 200 maximum
Stand up - 350 maximum

Courtyard Hanna Reception
Sit down - 60 maximum
Stand up - 150 maximum
Floor plan

Hanna Grill
Sit down - 70 maximum
Stand up - 100 maximum
Floor plan

North Terrace
Sit down Ceremonies
- 200 maximum

Donald Ross Room
(Available November-March)
Sit down - 75 maximum
Stand up - 150 maximum
Floor plan

Gold Room
Sit down - 170 maximum
Stand up - 250 maximum
Floor plan

Gold Room Parlor
Sit down - 50 maximum
Stand up - 75 maximum

Manakiki Ballroom

35501 Eddy Road
Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094
(800) 837-5899
(440) 946-4038 day of event
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Manakiki's picturesque grounds are a lovely setting for your next special event.

The Hanna Mansion's three beautiful ballrooms are charming and spacious. Using the entire mansion, you can accommodate groups of up to 600 with the Sammy's Manakiki Ballroom reserved for dancing.

Sammy's Manakiki Ballroom and the Hanna Courtyard each have private entraces for your guests.

Sammy's Manakiki Ballroom features a sitting parlor with a built-in fireplace. The parlor is ideal for wedding ceremonies. The historic ballroom also features a fireplace, historic brass chandeliers and French doors which open to a tented terrace ideal for cocktails. The terrace overlooks the 10th hole fairway.

Sammy's newest ballroom is the Hanna Courtyard. Your guests will be received in the Hanna Room for cocktails. Then, your guests will proceed through elegant French doors to dine under a majestic white ceiling pleated tent from May through October. The original Howard Hanna's oak room—called the Hanna Grill—also adjoins (this is the groom's favorite room in the Hanna Mansion). A landscaped terrace is perfect for wedding ceremeonies of up to 150 guests. Sammy's Hanna Courtyard is handicap accessible.

Sammy's Gold Room is a second floor ballroom also overlooking the 10th hole fairway. The Gold Room features two reception areas and seating for 150. It is also ideal for wedding ceremonies.

The Donald Ross Room, adjacent to the Golfer's Snack Shop, is perfect for golf leagues to enjoy after a round of golf.

Sammy's Manakiki Ballroom & Courtyard is a perfect location for

  • Weddings, rehearsal dinners and ceremonies
  • Benefits, proms, formals and reunions
  • Banquets, cocktail receptions, holiday events and employee/customer recognition
  • Meetings and conferences, retreats and golf outings

View the Manakiki breakfast and lunch menus (53K PDF).

Photo/Panorama Gallery
View our photo/panorama gallery of the Manakiki Ballroom and Hanna Courtyard.

Manakiki Golf Course

Located 17 miles east of downtown Cleveland, Manakiki Golf Course is an elegant public course. The classic Donald Ross design has been host to such legends as Arnold Palmer, Tommy Bolt, Dr. Cory Middlecoff, Sam Snead and many others who have strolled its hillsides.

Manakiki is rich in history. Its name is believed to be a Native American word for maple forest, reflective of the predominance of maples along tree-lined fairways. The 220 acres were originally the summer estate of Howard Hanna, a prominent Cleveland industrialist. The property was subsequently obtained by a group from the Willowick Club and converted into Manakiki Country Club. Course construction started in 1928, and the first ball was hit on July 29, 1929 by Otto C. Weke, the first club president.

The Hanna Mansion was expanded into a beautiful clubhouse. In 1963, the east wing of the original Hanna Mansion, which mirrored the existing west wing, was torn down due to a small fire and deterioration. The west wing was renovated to preserve its structural integrity and history.

In 1944, the property owners, James and Fannie Brown, offered to donate the course to the city of Cleveland. The city graciously declined the offer  condition that it must forever remain a golf course. A plaque in honor of the former owners still stands near the 18th green. From 1944 to 1960, Manakiki was operated as a private country club. On January 1, 1961, after the country club's lease was not renewed, Manakiki was open for public play.

"In one respect, Manakiki is unique. In almost every golf course, no matter how modern or how expensively constructed it may be, there usually are two or three of the holes that resemble each other. That is because the architect must do what we can with the topography he is presented. Ordinarily, he can't help but make some of the holes similar in design, but not at Manakiki. Every hole is different. As you go around the course, you will never have the idea of sameness from any tee. That, I believe, is one of the most interesting features of this very splendid golf course."

- Donald Ross

In the early 1990s, course upgrades were made, including a new irrigation system, tees were rebuilt or restored on five holes, and the cart path was made continuous to assure that golf carts may operate regardless of weather conditions. Recently, drainage has been added to selected greens to improve their consistent playability.

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They made it special at Sammy's

They made it special at Sammy's