Reservations for the regular monthly meetings of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable can be made by email. Dinner is provided for anyone who wants to purchase dinner, but it is not necessary to purchase dinner in order to attend a meeting.

For those who want to purchase dinner, a reservation is required for yourself and for your guests in order to provide the caterer with an accurate count for the number of dinners that are needed. Meals are $35 per attendee, and dinner reservations are required for every meeting for anyone who wants dinner. Anyone who wants a dinner must make a reservation so we can give a count to the caterer.

Even though dinner is available for purchase, anyone is welcome to attend a meeting without purchasing dinner. However, everyone who attends a meeting without purchasing dinner is requested to make a reservation, so that we can make sure that enough chairs are set up in the meeting room to accommodate everyone. Anyone who attends a meeting without purchasing dinner should make a reservation beforehand and indicate that you do not want dinner. People who attend a meeting without purchasing dinner can simply arrive at 7:00 p.m. when dinner is finished. If dinner is not purchased, there is no charge to attend a meeting.

Meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. with drinks and socializing. A cash bar is available with wine, beer, and soft drinks. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting and presentation from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

You can make a reservation by sending an email to the Roundtable’s reservation email address ( When making a reservation, be sure to indicate the meeting (i.e., date) for which you are making a reservation. In addition, please indicate your name, the number of guests you will be bringing with you (if any), and your guests’ names (so we can provide you and any guests with nametags.) Also, a vegetarian option is available for dinner, so if you and/or any guests prefer a vegetarian dinner, please indicate the number of vegetarian dinners that are needed. Reservations should be made no later than eight days before the meeting. Anyone who wishes to attend a meeting but has not made a reservation prior to eight days before the meeting is still welcome to attend but will not receive a dinner (and, of course, will not be charged for dinner).

Meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May at:

Holiday Inn Independence
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio 44131
Map to Holiday Inn
Current season’s schedule

Please note: The Roundtable must pay the Holiday Inn for every meal reserved, not just meals consumed. (Our relationship with the Holiday Inn is as a caterer, not as a restaurant.) If after making your dinner reservation you find you cannot attend that meeting, please cancel your reservation. Cancellations can be made via email ( If you make a reservation and then miss that meeting or fail to cancel your reservation prior to the day of the meeting, the Roundtable will be charged for your meal and we, unfortunately, must in turn charge you.

We also ask our members to keep in mind that, in order to attend meetings, your Roundtable membership dues should be paid for the season. You can pay your membership dues at the sign-in table prior to any meeting at the same time you pay for your meal. Guests and visitors are not required to pay membership dues.

We trust that members agree that these policies are necessary in order to allow the Roundtable to apply its entire (and limited) financial resources to implementing the educational and preservation agenda of its membership. Thank you for your understanding.