Last Saturday, 10/24/2020, we had a private dining event for our 35th wedding anniversary. Although our actual anniversary date was September 14th, my Wife and I agreed to wait until Lockkeepers reopened. We could have gone to any other restaurant for our celebration, but we have been to Lockkeepers many times in the past and our event was certainly worth the wait.

In early October, I contacted and met Sheryl Hersch in person to iron out the details. She was remarkable and our special night was one to remember. She and her staff had a tremendous attention to detail and our guests were really impressed with the dinner. Sheryl was really accessible and extremely easy to work with. My Wife and I even went to Lockkeepers to check out the venue prior to the actual dinner date. Sheryl greeted us and spent all the necessary time needed to answer all of our questions.

Needless to say, I can only speak highly of your fine establishment and will continue to patronize Lockkeepers in the future. I know where our next private dining party will be!

Last night we held our intimate wedding “reception” at LockKeepers in Independence and it was truly a 10/10 experience from the start of my conversations with Sheryl Hersch to last night when we left the event around 10PM. Sheryl made everything so simple and truly made our special day that much more
incredible because she stuck to everything she said, she over exceeded our expectations and we had no worries from the moment we stepped into our private room. The food was absolutely delicious, the wine, drinks and service was impeccable and I just want to say THANK YOU to Sheryl Hersch and the staff. I will refer everyone over to your establishment and my new husband and I cannot wait to come back for many dinners. If you’re thinking about having any private events you need to consider LockKeepers first! Thanks again. Cannot wait to be back

Lockkeepers has been a gem in Cleveland for a long time, and has managed to stay on top and stay popular with great food and great service in a beautiful setting.
Their entrees are all reasonably priced, and from the time you are greeted at the hosting stand and throughout your entire experience you feel welcome. Service is prompt without feeling rushed, and attentive without feeling overbearing.
It is a great place for a business lunch or a night out. I had the salmon which was perfectly cooked and flavorful without being fishy.
The vegetables were crisp.
I didn’t have the cheesecake but everyone at my table raved about it.
Thank you Lockkeepers for another great experience!

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I was very pleased with my event Saturday evening. Everyone was so very nice, professional, and accommodating. I really appreciated the experience. I had many of my family members tell me what an awesome job the staff did and I just wanted to let you ladies know that we will definitely visit again and I will not hesitate to have another event at your establishment. Again, thank you for helping me make my husband’s 40th birthday so memorable.
Take care!

Thank you both, and by extension, our thanks to all the staff who worked on my mother’s memorial luncheon on Saturday in the Chef’s Table Room. We could not have been more pleased with the location and wonderful service offered by your restaurant.

We have visited Lockkeepers in the past, and suspected it would be the perfect place for our gathering. We were not disappointed. In fact, you and your staff exceeded our expectations! Everyone truly enjoyed the afternoon, the food, and the exquisite service.

Rest assured, we will return again when we are next in the area, as will many of the other people who were there.

Please pass along our thanks to all involved and our appreciation for a job “well done”!


My family and I would like you to know how much we appreciated your kindness and caring, our excellent servers and, as always, your superb cuisine. You all helped us get through a difficult day.

Thank you so very much.

Best wishes,




Thanks again for helping us run a great baby shower for my sister last week. Your team was very professional and kind. Extremely accommodating.
Also thanks for the compliments on the design work I did for the event. I appreciate that. Here is my gallery website for the future if you are ever in need of design services. cvalantasis.com




Thank you so much. The entire experience was wonderful. All of our guests commented on the terrific service and exceptional food. We will definitely be returning to LockKeepers for any potential future events. Thanks for making sure that the event went so smoothly – in fact, flawless. JT was outstanding. Thanks again.



Thank you for a fantastic event on Saturday.  Everything was perfect – not one thing was amiss!  Kudos to you and your entire team for making us feel so welcome…and so well fed!



Stupendous, wonderful, stellar, rock-solid performance by everyone last Wednesday!!! Thanks again for consistently delivering everything promised, and more!!



I wanted to get in touch with both of you and thank you for all your help with making my baby shower a huge success. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the arrival of our soon to be daughter into the world. I greatly appreciate both of you, along with the staff who was there during the event. I could not have asked for more and was very pleased at how smoothly everything went. Both myself, my mom and my boyfriends mom have received so many compliments about how beautiful the shower was and we have to thank both of you and the whole LockKeepers staff for making it such a successful gathering.

We will be sure to recommend LockKeepers to anyone looking for a venue to hold an event.
Again thank you so much for making our day so very special!

Amanda Nicholson


Good morning ladies. Sending a great big THANK YOU your way for helping to make our dinner last night such a successful one. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful comments today about how amazing everything was last night; especially the food. Kudos to both of you… especially for making it so easy on me!!
Again, many thanks for assisting me with this event. I will certainly keep Lockkeepers in mind when hosting future dinner meetings!!



Dear Mr. Woehrman,
I want to report that we had a wonderful experience for the rehearsal dinner for my son’s wedding.  Everything was perfect. Even the pasta was cooked perfectly and not on the mushy side. We were extremely thrilled with everything about the evening, especially the delicious food.

I just wanted to let you know that everyone did a great job.
Thank you


Just wanted to share with you again how much we enjoyed having our celebration at LockKeepers. We searched many venues and we agree, we chose the best. The table was beautiful, our servers were delightful, efficient and courteous and the food was perfect. All comments were positive and complimentary. I am sharing our pleasure with friends in hopes that they will consider our memorable experience for themselves.

Nicole, your personal attention made us feel like family. Thanks to you.

In appreciation, George and Bonnie


Just wanted to take a moment to most sincerely thank you for your help and true care with our event. In more than a decade coordinating events around the U.S., I’ve rarely felt more welcome and at home. Not one instant did I have to stress about a detail or even stay exceedingly late to complete a task. Your team was more than happy to pitch in. It was truly wonderful to have an ‘our team’ with everyone working together. Your leadership from Nicole, to banquet captain, dining manager and bartender were superb staying on top of our guests and were adept at observing and responding to nuances.

Please pass along delicious kudos to your chef – you need to add that bread pudding to the menu!!! Seriously, my diet went to heck. I blame him solely. Your bartender was also very well-versed in his spirits and the manager ensured hot, fresh bread; a treat to be sure after a long day.  I am looking forward to bringing my personal guests to experience LockKeepers.

With much gratitude and great enthusiasm toward next Spring’s event,


Jessica M. Hamlin, Practice Development Manager  Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP


I wanted to thank you for the wonderful event you created for us on Saturday night.  I know there were worries as we went through the planning stages, but you worked to make the entire evening run seamlessly and both Jeff and I really appreciate it!!

Thanks for all your hard work.  It was a wonderful evening!


Just a short note regarding our experience for last evenings event.

Your staff was amazing and very accommodating. It was the single best experience that I’ve had for one of these events we will definitely use Lockkeepers again. Please thank your staff on our behalf!!



Just a quick note to thank you for all your help for Saturday’s bridal shower for my niece. It was fabulous. Jennifer and the boys did an outstanding job. They were very attentive to all our needs. Service was fantastic as well as the food.

Hopefully I will get to work with you again as I have another niece getting married. Lockkeepers was a fantastic venue for my shower. I was very pleased with everything. You all should be commended on a job well done. Thank you to you and your staff for making this bridal shower special for us. Looking forward to working with you again in the near future.

Sharon Hach

I just wanted to say thank you. The food was fabulous and the service was spectacular. We received nothing but compliments from our guests.

From Dave, to the servers, to the parking valet, we could not have been happier.

Thank you to you for your professionalism.

We always enjoy coming to Lockkeepers for dinner, but you made our event very special and memorable.

Thank you again, Rose

Fantastic! Really appreciate the level of service, we have had other restaurants cater events and no one has come close to what you guys did. We will definitely be using you again in the future. Everyone raved about the short ribs and couldn’t believe that it was a catered food item.

Thanks Again

The catering order from Lockkeepers was absolutely perfect. The food was delicious, and you and your team delivered service that was professional and exceptional. We received so many compliments from our guests about the food. I am sure we will be ordering from you again for an event in the future and will surely be back to enjoy dinner at your restaurant. It was a pleasure working with you to plan the event and I look forward to working with you again.

Thanks again,

I wasn’t able to meet with you the day of the lunch, but on behalf of myself and my group, I’d like to say thank for the wonderful food and service all the way from the front of the house to the back. Everyone was overly impressed and had nothing but great to things to say about the experience. Thanks again.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
Frank Markovitz

I just wanted to thank you and your staff for assisting in making the Christopher Tool party an enjoyable evening for our guests. The level of professionalism from you and your staff definitely lead to a successful experience and satisfied customers. LockKeepers did not disappoint! We will definitely keep the restaurant in mind for future events.

Take care and thank you!
– Sharon Christopher

I want to thank you for taking such great care of us last Friday. The space that you created for us was exactly what we were looking for, cute and cozy. The food was wonderful and our server, I can’t say enough about her! I am very embarrassed to say that I cannot remember her name, but her attentiveness and wit were very memorable. She anticipated all of our needs before we did and not one of our guests wanted for anything. Please pass on my thanks to her as well.

We look forward to a great year with you!


The bridal shower luncheon on Saturday was wonderful! The food was so good, your staff did an excellent job taking care of us & making us feel right at home in your lovely facility. All the guests had nothing but compliments about the event. Thank you so much for working with me and making this day so special.

I hope all is going well for you. Linda and I just hosted a celebration dinner for our commercial employees on Monday night. We remembered your suggestion about the private rooms at Lockkeepers so we held our dinner in one the upstairs rooms. They did a fabulous job – it’s a really nice venue. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you and hopefully we can work together in 2015. Thanks – Mary


Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time last Tuesday for dinner. My staff loved having the private room.
Thank you again,
Jennifer Mentessi

I just wanted to thank you for your help. We had a lovely dinner yesterday. The server was very good as was the food. We all enjoyed it so much that we are talking about coming back next year.
Sue Cutler

Our rehearsal dinner Friday night was fantastic. I can’t thank you and your team at Lockeepers enough. The food, service, and atmosphere were enjoyed by all of our guests. Thank you so much!
Tony Schepis

Thank you again for a flawless reception on Wednesday evening. It’s the reason why we keep coming back …. The food is exceptional and the service is impeccable, and I know that I have YOU to thank for overseeing the entire function. Thank you again!
Kathleen Decker
Executive Assistant to Rich Weiser, Vice President
U.S. and Mexico Region
CSA Group

I have been meaning to send you a thank you for the wonderful shower we had for my daughter Kristy DiCillo. You and your staff did an amazing job, the set up the service was just outstanding.

Please give a big thank you to your chef. I have to say I had so many compliments on the food, everyone said, this wasn’t a shower it was a wedding. The food, all of it, appetizers, the dishes were just outstanding. Who thanks anyone for attending a shower but that is what happened and everyone mentioned the food. Then I received e-mails again saying the food was amazing.

Please let him know I thank him very much for the superb food, not only did he make me look good, but everyone will be coming to dinner at Lockkeepers.
Thanks again

Deanna wanted me to thank you, and especially your team for a fantastic dinner experience last evening. Deanna said she unfortunately does not know the name of her server (she had dark hair in a ponytail) but that she and the entire staff were outstanding so please pass along how much we appreciate they care they took with the Proforma group.

Also, she mentioned that the group raved about the food, especially the pork chop option which some of our group was jealous they did not order once it arrived at the table!

Once again I thank you for your help to make another Proforma dinner at Lockkeepers a wonderful experience!

All The Best,


Proforma Worldwide Support Center

Since all the family has now departed, I have a moment to send you an e-mail.

Just wanted to thank you for doing a really great job with the surprise party!! It was a great evening for all, and Bob was totally surprised. Everyone enjoyed themselves and had plenty to eat and drink. From the hors d’oeuvre table, the artichoke dip was a hit in particular, and the other appetizers were excellent. The food was fabulous and everyone said so. I got comments on the great combination of prime rib and salmon. I was sorry there was so much left over, even though I encouraged seconds and thirds! I liked the variety of small cakes and the way they were served. They were delicious.

The staff was great. Dave was very helpful in coordinating the flow of things.

Thanks for the stock of GL beer ( I now know what that shorthand means). The bar tender did a great job.

The chef was great and added to the festive feel of the dinner.

Of course, you did the planning and that was the start of a very special evening. Thank you for all your help and answering all my anxieties beforehand. I did see you the evening we came in, but thought if I especially said hello or said your name that it would be too much of a give away for the surprise. So thanks again for arranging all of it, and my thanks to all for doing such a professional job. (Our family Exec. Chef from Aspen was very complimentary as well.). I will recommend your facility to others for private events! I already do that for dinner.

Janice Swecker

I’m remiss in contacting you sooner to express our gratitude for a GREAT evening! We couldn’t have been more pleased with our event; my former boss was absolutely delighted with her party. The atmosphere was elegant yet relaxed, the food was delicious and plentiful, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Thanks again for helping us honor our boss with a memorable retirement party! I would recommend LockKeepers again and again!!!

Margie Pavone


The bridal shower luncheon on Saturday was wonderful! The food was so good, your staff did an excellent job taking care of us & making us feel right at home in your lovely facility. All the guests had nothing but compliments about the event. Thank you so much for working with me and making this day so special.

I have been meaning to send you a thank you for the wonderful shower we had for my daughter. You and your staff did an amazing job, the set up the service was just outstanding.
Please give a big thank you to your chef. I have to say I had so many compliments on the food, everyone said, this wasn’t a shower it was a wedding. The food, all of it, appetizers, the dishes were just outstanding. Who thanks anyone for attending a shower but that is what happened and everyone mentioned the food. Then I received e-mails again saying the food was amazing.
Please let him know I thank him very much for the superb food, not only did he make me look good, but everyone will be coming to dinner at Lockkeepers.
Thanks again, Chris

It was great to see you yesterday.  Hope all is well at Lockkeeper’s!
I wanted to drop a quick note to thank you and your team for a great evening yesterday.  Our guests were both incredibly impressed with the facilities, service and food offered yesterday.  Neither had been to Lockkeeper’s before. You guys really knocked it out of the park yesterday – especially with the food.  I’m not sure what those chicken skewers were but they were amazing.  Folks were raving about all of the food but most specifically the chicken.
We’re really bummed that we can’t continue to offer faculty & staff appreciation events at your location (not allowed as a State institution) but know we do our best to direct as much business as we can your way (like last night).
Everyone left very happy last night.
Kudos, again, to your team.
Thanks, David

5 Stars! Dream Venue. posted 2014-10-16
When my husband I were planning our wedding, we talked a lot about the food. We had been to weddings in the past where the food was cold or undercooked, and all the guests could do was complain. We wanted our guests to enjoy themselves and their meals. Lockkeepers’ blew us and our guests away with the food and drinks that were served!! Guests are still writing me and telling me how much they enjoyed not only the food, but the venue so much. Stefani was incredible and so easy to work with. It was so convenient to have the food, the drinks, the dance floor, the linens, the silverware, etc all through one vendor. I found in my research that it was also much more cost efficient. We stuck to our budget and our wedding was a blast! We are so fortunate that they were available for our day!

Thank you so much for all your help in planning my daughters First Communion!  You really went above and beyond to make this party special and beautiful!  Every detail was thought out and so perfect for this occasion.  The appetizer table was gorgeous and plentiful with food.  The dessert table was stunning along with the cake table!  You really listened to us and went the extra mile to give us what we expected!  Words cannot thank you enough for the great job you did and for all your hard work.  The staff was also so attentive and pleasant!  The food was delicious and perfect.  Every one of my guests really loved it and enjoyed themselves at Lockkeppers!  I will definitely be back to host more parties!  Thank you so much for meeting all my expectations.  You truly made this day special and one that I will always remember!
Sincerely, Vicky Colantuono

I just wanted to send along a big THANK YOU for all of your help with Xavier’s First Communion party. Everything was just wonderful!
You really made all of the planning and preparations super easy, and for that I am eternally grateful!!!! I felt like all we had to do was show up with our guests and enjoy. And that’s what happened.
The servers were also fantastic. They responded to every request immediately and politely and were very patient with the kids. They made us feel very at home.
I can already say that we are planning to do our daughter’s communion there next year.
Thank you again, and we look forward to working with you again!

I just wanted to say everything  was excellent yesterday. Everyone liked it. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the private room was perfect considering the kids. Thank you again and any future parties we will be contacting you. Thanks!


It was great!   I’d like to book next year in the South Room again; same time and hopefully same menu.  I look forward to that pork chop all year!

The shower was excellent.  The food was delicious and the service superb!  Please pass along my gratitude to your excellent staff.  Very nice job.  Thank you so much for your organization of the event.  I think people enjoyed themselves.

Thanks for everything!  It was fantastic and our Birthday Boy could not have been happier, J.

Ewa & I are great, wedding weekend was wonderful.  All of our guests were amazed with the great food and the exceptional service from your staff.  Lockkeepers exceeded our expectations, thank you so much.
Thanks for your help, Ron & Ewa

To all who took care of the Rotary dinner last evening.
I just wanted to thank you for your service and the wonderful food for the Rotary Installation dinner last night for my husband, Bill.
You deserved high kudos for the evening.  Everyone there commented on the great time they had.
Thank you, Betty

I just wanted to send a quick note to say thanks.  We truly enjoyed our private dinner last Thursday.  As always the Lockkeepers team did a wonderful job.
thank you, Lisa

Great, great feedback on our event at LockKeepers. Good food, good wine, and Theresa was fabulous. I think she made the night.
Thank you. Shelly

It was awesome.  Everyone had such a wonderful time.  The food and drink was enjoyed by all and the staff cared for us seamlessly.  Thank you for everything.  My parents were so happy!