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The Emerson is a one-of-a-kind venue located within the historic Union Lumber building in charming New Philadelphia, Ohio.

The Emerson until recently has been the home of The Berry Fit Company. Prior to that, it was Union Square Party Center for several years. The real history though began when the location was the Bartells & Brown Lumber Company from 1883-1903. Even prior to that, the location had been known as the New Philadelphia Planing Mill. However, in 1903 Union Lumber was incorporated. The first president of Union Lumber was Ralph Waldo Emerson from 1903-1928. Consequently, to capitalize on the rich history of the location, the name, The Emerson, was selected.



Exclusive Offers

By selecting The Emerson for your special events, you will gain access to Nora Event Rental's inventory, which includes exclusive offers and eliminates delivery fees. Our goal is to ensure that your celebrations are effortless and stress-free. .


No Required Food Package

The Emerson easily fits any budget by allowing you to choose your own caterer or provide your own food. Our full kitchen with large countertops help you prepare and serve up your favorite dish!

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Large Parking Lot

We provide abundant off-street parking to ensure a hassle arrival for you and all your guests.


Event Venue

Intimate Wedding

Bridal Shower

Baby Shower

Class Reunion

Graduation Party

Birthday Party


We are ready to help you host training classes, meetings, business luncheons and more!


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Contact Us

255 2nd Street NE

New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Call or Text 330-344-9936

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