Private Events

At BLU Jazz+, we believe that every private event is a harmonious blend of personalized cuisine, professional service and relaxing ambiance.


From events of 10 to 150 guests, BLU Jazz+ offers an ideal space for:

  • Wedding receptions
  • Recruiting events
  • Fundraisers
  • Business meetings & corporate galas
  • VIP & networking mixers
  • Celebratory parties (birthdays, anniversaries, retirement, bar mitzvahs, bridal & engagement showers) & more



Our Space

Boasting a mid-century modern décor and an array of mixed-use settings ranging from cozy banquettes, a stately full-service bar, and a relaxing lounge area for mixing & mingling, BLU Jazz+ provides an upscale setting with a “retro feel” to make it an ideal choice to host your private event.


BLU Jazz+ is open to the public Wednesday-Saturday and provides live entertainment nightly. Our venue has an open concept layout and can accommodate groups of varying sizes. Click here to take a virtual tour of BLU Jazz+!


For exclusive private use of the venue, a buyout is necessary to reserve, staff & close off the space to the public (subject to availability). Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page to inquire about pricing & availability.



Food & Drink

BLU Jazz+ offers both lunch and dinner versions of our exciting “black & BLU” menu offerings which can be tailored to your private dining event.


In addition to our sophisticated food menus, BLU Jazz+ offers an impressive collection of signature cocktails, premium liquors, beers and wines. We can also create a custom signature cocktail for your event!


The possibilities are endless in making your special occasion truly memorable. Please inquire about our menu options using the form at the bottom of the page!




BLU Jazz+ is committed to delivering a superior guest experience. We take a great deal of pride in our staff and management team, whom are responsible for making our patrons feel welcome and are dedicated to ensuring that your event is flawless.



Live Music & Extras

BLU Jazz+ books the best musical talent from Northeast Ohio and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a full live band to entertain your guests for dinner & dancing, or a soloist to provide light background music so that your group can socialize, we can help choose the best entertainment to fit your event.


Below is a list of services that our Talent & Events team can offer for your private event:


  • Talent booking (full bands, solo artists, DJ’s)
  • Live sound & recording solutions (ideal for speeches & lectures, toasts, music performances & more)
  • Catering
  • Event Photography & Videography



Get In Touch

Fill out the form below to tell us a bit more about the event you are planning and we will get in touch as soon as possible!




BLU Jazz+ was named one of the "Best Jazz Venues in the World" by DownBeat Magazine (2016, 2017, 2018)
Committed to the preservation of America's treasured art form of jazz, BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation (BJMF) is a new program developed by the founders of BLU Jazz+ Akron that brings “front-row” jazz education performance & mentorship opportunities to student musicians and art lovers alike through an ongoing series of special events throughout the year.