The 1/2 mile entrance road winds up an elevation of 150 feet to reach the summit of the 45 acre Heritage Center site.
As guests turn off State Route 603 they will “go back in time” to Johnny Appleseed’s day and experience the dense forest the settlers encountered in the early 1800s.
The J. M. Smucker Company Auditorium and Library
Architect Marion Zaugg has created a spacious, comfortable interior lit in every corner by the soft light of the forest. The plan of the building reflects the shape of an arrow point.
The air-conditioned/heated facility features a 90-seat auditorium great for films, lectures, meetings, and live performances with an adjacent, open breakout room and restrooms. Handicap accessible.
Amenities: 5000 lumen digital projector and screen, wireless internet, sound system, and VHS/DVD player.
The Amphitheater and Rain Shelter
The wooded Amphitheater is the centerpiece of the Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center site. Walk the short distance from The J. M. Smucker Co. Auditorium & Library to the Amphitheater and discover for yourself why this ideal location was chosen.
The rustic Rain Shelter spans the upper level of the Amphitheater and can accommodate 200 people on several deck levels. It makes an ideal setting for a summer wedding reception, graduation party, reunion, or a company retreat.
Amenities: Tables and chairs, electric service, wireless internet, restrooms, a handicap ramp, and handicap seating.
The Amphitheater seats 1700 guests with a concrete stage that can be modified to suit a variety of performance options. A full array of professional stage lighting may be utilized for an additional charge for evening performances
The Picnic Area
A scenic picnic area is located near the Rain Shelter and Nature Trail with 12 picnic tables and electric hook-up.
Parking areas accommodate 500 vehicles with intervening boulevards of young trees. Bus parking and close handicap parking areas are also available.
JOHNNY APPLESEED HERITAGE CENTER, INC. FACILITIES 2012 RENTAL INFORMATION
THE JM SMUCKER AUDITORIUM & LIBRARY ONLY
AMENITIES: 90 seat auditorium (heated or air conditioned), including sound system, projector, wireless internet, restrooms, and trash containers & removal.
Group Rates: 1-4 hours $50.00 Over 4 hours $100.00 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
RAINSHELTER ONLY: WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, and OTHER EVENTS (except CONCERTS)
Rental includes: Tables, & chairs for up to 200 people, wireless internet, electric service, $300 Weekday (Sun.-Thurs)
Restrooms, trash containers & removal. $500 Weekend (Fri. &Sat.)
PICNIC AREA AND NATURE TRAIL ONLY
Amenities: Picnic tables, nature trail, restrooms, and trash containers & removal. NO CAMPING $50/day
AMPHITHEATRE- ARIEL THEATER—CONCERTS
Rental Includes, the Rainshelter, the Picnic area, and the 1700 seat Amphitheatre,
DAY PERFORMANCE $800/performance (No stage lights or sound system available)
EVENING PERFORMANCE-Concerts $1000/performance (With Stage Lighting, but no sound system available) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
OTHER OPTIONS AVAILABLE:
PARKING ATTENDANTS (must be arranged at least 2 weeks before event) $50
TICKET TAKERS AND SELLERS (must be arranged at least 2 weeks before event) $50
POPCORN & BEVERAGE SELLING (must be arranged at least 2 weeks before event) $50
FOOD CONCESSIONS (must be arranged at least 3 weeks before event) $50 JAHCI will help find group
AMENITIES: Our fees include, picnic tables, trash removal (JAHCI will furnish trash bags and containers), standby electrician, electric service, wireless internet, tables & folding chairs, handicap seating, and clean restrooms. The facility will be available for preparations for the event according to your schedule
No alcoholic beverages may be sold unless the Rental Group obtains the appropriate permits and license. The Rental group assumes all liability for any use of alcohol.
DEPOSIT: JAHCI will require a down payment of half (1/2) of the total amount if you are renting the JM Smucker Auditorium & Library the Rainshelter, the Amphitheatre or the Picnic Area at the time of signing the contract. Deposit is refundable only if the event is cancelled 30 days before scheduled date of event. The balance is to be paid the Wednesday before the event to Leo or Sandy. Checks payable to Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center
REPSONSIBILITIES: CONCERTS You will be responsible for all sound systems for the amphitheatre, performers, all labor to load and unload the equipment, and all advertising and promotion for the event. In case of rain or cancellation, it will be your responsibility to have a back-up site.
INSURANCE: CONCERTS ONLY Liability insurance for your rental event needs to be obtained through your insurance company; Coverage of at least $1,000,000 is required with Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center, Inc. added as “additional insured” (for the Amphitheatre rental only.) Your agent should send a Certificate of Insurance Coverage one month prior to the event date to Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center, Inc., 1161 E. Main St. Ashland, Ohio 44805, and attn: Treasurer.
Contact: Hal Sheaffer 419-289-6137 to make arrangements to rent the facilities
(MAILING ADDRESS): Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center,Inc. 510 Twp Rd 2102 Loudonville, Oh 44842
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING JOHNNY APPLESEED HERITAGE CENTER FOR YOUR EVENT.