An iconic and historic venue – now under new management

Valley Dale Ballroom is a significant fixture as one of the nationally renowned Ballrooms of the “Big Band” musical era of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Many famous Big Bands and entertainers, including Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, have appeared at Valley Dale. CBS and NBC even had simultaneous coast-to-coast radio broadcasts at the ballroom during the early 1940’s.

Although established in 1918, Valley Dale is far from being a remnant of the past. Valley Dale remains as one of the last few Great American ballrooms from this era. While its admission to the National Register of Historic Places preserved its history, its recent extensive renovation secures its future.

Valley Dale Ballroom is opening to host meetings, weddings, and events again. New management is in place, local Catering & Event firm Made From Scratch, Inc., is taking over operations effective immediately. The venue will represent the flagship property in its new facilities management division.

The historic venue, locally infamous for closing its doors last year under the previous management, is being refurbished and revitalized. Valley Dale is undergoing repairs & upgrades to the facility, totaling more than a million dollars, including lighting, security, structural improvements, and exterior refurbishing.

It won’t be the exact Valley Dale Ballroom that many remember, as the team is working hard to make it even better, staying true to the historic and extraordinary memories the ballroom holds within it but bringing the look and amenities of the ballroom into the new millennium. The ballroom is under renovation for the next month, with limited events being held during that time. The venue is projected to be ready to hold events starting November 15th, and one of the first events since the facility’s closing, Phil Dirt & the Dozers, is scheduled for November 27th. Guests are encouraged to inquire now to schedule their event.

Larry Clark, President of the facility’s new management team, Made From Scratch, explains: “The facility is one of the largest and most breathtaking in the city. Columbus and the surrounding areas are excited to see the doors of this beautiful ballroom open again. We expect to have the last quarter of 2015 and most of 2016 booked very quickly.” Clark goes on to say, “This is an exciting time for the Valley Dale Ballroom —we’re bringing light and life back through these remarkable doors and setting the stage for the next 100 years.”

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Made From Scratch

For more information regarding Valley Dale Ballroom or new Management, please call Selena Vazquez at 614-873-3344 or email Selena at

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