Venue Spotlight: Ambassador Center

We’ve seen it all, from the best to the, well, mediocre. (We can’t really say we’ve seen totally awful but maybe we’re just too nice.) Because we’ve seen so much over the years, we’re here to help you with vendor spotlights. Over the coming months, we’ll highlight vendors that we see as the top of the top so that you can make your most informed decisions. (Because sometimes testimonials from family and friends come with an agenda but we don’t.) First up Venue Spotlight: Ambassador Center.

(You can read about more excellent Erie, PA wedding venues here.)

Really, who could ask for a better location when it comes to ease of use for guests coming out of town? This beautiful space is located right off of I-90, so no complicated directions, no one getting lost. This also means your guests won’t lack for things to do or places to eat before and after the wedding festivities. And to top it all off, it’s still close to the natural beauty of Presque Isle, which is easy to get to in mere minutes.

The Ambassador Center also has a total of 214 attached rooms and suites. Again, making things uber easy for your out of town guests or those local guests who would like to turn your wedding into a mini vacation for themselves. (Highly recommend!)

vendor spotlight ambassador center

Let’s take a closer look at what the Ambassador Center has to offer:

Three distinct event spaces

Crystal Ballroom

Twelve Austrian crystal chandeliers are the centerpiece of this elegant space. The Crystal Ballroom is luxurious and fit for an unforgettable event. This space accommodates up to 550 guests.

Couple shares first dance during wedding reception at the Ambassador Center in Erie PA

Hemingway Ballroom

Mahogany wood, hand-painted murals and a unique bar in the pre-function area make this ballroom one-of-a-kind. This space accommodates up to 350 guests.

Garden Atrium

Bring the outdoors in with this garden-like setting that accommodates up to 300 guests. Just off the Garden Atrium is the Garden Terrace, a beautiful outdoor space with movable trees, a koi pond, and a gazebo making this a perfect setting for outdoor events which accommodates up to 600 guests.


Services Offered at The Ambassador

Besides those beautiful spaces, the wedding experience at the Ambassador Center prides itself on being less stressful. They have on-site services to make everything perfectly and uniquely fitted to you.

On-Site Wedding Planning Specialists

With highly experienced wedding planners at your service, guiding you every step of the way, your dream wedding is guaranteed. With their years of experience planning large events, there’s not a detail that will be missed. They also make sure the planning is fun because that’s what it should be, right? And on the day of, you know you won’t have to think about a thing.

Vendor Relationships

Having worked with vendors from all over the area, the planners at the Ambassador Center have an extensive list to help you pick your DJs, florists, and any other add-ons that you can dream of.

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Award-Winning, On-Site Catering

Their own Chef Manny and Ambassador Catering has pre-set menus, custom menus, a variety of catering styles and services available to match the expectations for your event.

Their wedding packages include the choice of plated, family style, or buffet. Whatever you want, they’ve got you covered.

Whichever package you choose, it includes:

  • 5-Hour Reception
  • Complementary Room for Couple
  • Discounted Hotel Room Rates for guests
  • Cocktail Hour: 4-hour premium open bar
  • Champagne head table toast
  • Complimentary Cake Cutting Service
  • White Glove Service
  • White/Ivory Linens & Mirrors on tables
  • Color Linens/napkins
  • White drapes with uplighting for head table
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Discount on Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, Brunches

Other Details that will be taken care of

  • Custom room setup
  • Floor length linens
  • China and glassware
  • Children and vegetarian entree options
  • Complimentary cake cutting service
  • Discounted hotel rooms for your guests
  • Valet parking services available (100 guest minimum)
  • Coat check (seasonal)
  • Security measures including strategic card/gift table and security cameras

Who wouldn’t want to not have to think about each of those details separately!?




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