While some people walk into Cooper Creek Event Center and say, “I know nothing about this place,” others have come to enjoy all the the event center has to offer.

Its many services and amenities separate it from the pack. “First of all, the space is beautiful, very bright and open, with a scenic view. Second is our customer service and attention to detail,” says Barb Griffin, general manager of the facility owned by the City of Blue Ash. “We focus every day on welcoming our guests into our facility like we would into our own home.”

This warm welcome begins as soon as guests step in the door. With four rooms on the main floor, named Muirfield, Augusta, Pinehurst and Oakmont, and another on the second floor, called the Mezzanine, Cooper Creek handles everything from weddings to corporate meetings to birthday parties. Being an all-in-one event center has been the intention from the start.

Griffin says when the city was first trying to bring the concept for Cooper Creek to life in 2005, there were two words that came to mind: experience and destination.

“We wanted people to have an experience, whether that was a golf, lunch, happy hour or event experience,” she says. “It’s the experience of being wowed.”

Brides, grooms, family and friends enjoy having their weddings at Cooper Creek, because of this “wow” factor. With Cooper Creek’s neutral décor, Griffin says that you can “pop any color into it.” Only one wedding is held on site each day, so couples don’t need to worry about overlapping with someone else. Brides also have their own private bridal suite. Plus, Cooper Creek has some great places on site for wedding photos.

“It’s easier to focus on one wedding, making it [the bride and groom’s] day,” she says.

The center’s attention to the couples’ wedding planning and wedding day shows through the awards Cooper Creek has received. Cooper Creek was awarded WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award 2015 for ceremony/reception venue and the 2015 pick in the Knot Best of Weddings.

“Because of what [the brides and grooms] say, we received the awards,” she says.

To help out the bride and groom, the facility also has preferred vendors for lighting, DJ services, photographers, bakeries and more.

“We feel like these vendors, who we have worked with or our clients have recommended, echo the service we provide,” says Griffin.

She adds, “It’s another piece to the puzzle the bride and groom don’t have to worry about.”

New to the Cooper Creek event schedule are two wedding seminars that are open to the public, one that was held in March and another later on in the fall.

“Unlike a trade show setting, brides and grooms can come learn about the wedding planning process,” says Griffin.

Businesses, organizations and Blue Ash residents can also find a place at Cooper Creek.

Griffin says that Cooper Creek offers something more than a typical meeting space for corporate events. The facility is equipped with wireless Internet, audio/visual technology to fit the clients’ needs, plenty of windows and a veranda. Guests can also visit the golf clubhouse and the Sandtrap Grill on the lower level of the event center with a view of The Blue Ash Golf course.

The Blue Ash Golf course, which is an award-winning 18-hole, 6,800-yard, par-72 golf course, is open year around. Last year, the course was opened to children and their families on Sunday afternoons so they could play golf together.

“It promotes the game of golf,” says Griffin, adding that the tees are moved closer so the kids feel more accomplished when putting. These events will continue throughout 2015.