The History of Lake Erie Building

a.k.a. The Screw Factory

The Lake Erie Building has a very unique history that most people do not know about. The wedding venue you know today was originally built as Templar Motors in the early 1900s, where just over a few thousand vehicles were produced before the plant shut down its operations in 1924. Templar was a luxury car brand, and a few of the cars along with other memorabilia are available to see on the third floor. After Templar closed its doors, the factory became Bramley Moving, and eventually was taken over by Wasmer Fasteners in 1927, where they operated as Lake Erie Screw (where our nickname, The Screw Factory, comes from!) until 2004. 

Today, Lake Erie Building is now home to just over 100 business tenants. We have everything from t-shirt companies, steel processing plants, and a cross-fit gym along with over 4 dozen different working artist studios. The building is located on 18 acres in the southeast corner of Lakewood, less than 15 minutes from Hopkins International Airport, Downtown Cleveland, and Lake Erie.

This makes Lake Erie Building a great spot not only for local events, but also for out-of-town visitors. Our building is within walking distance of Madison Avenue, which is home to many bars, restaurants, and local shops. The Lake Erie Building is also home to our event space- the Lake Erie Room, operated by Lake Erie Building Events. We hope you will consider this truly unique space for your wedding reception or special event.

We would love for you to be a part of our history! If you have any questions about our venue and rental, please visit our FAQ page or contact us today.