The Onesto Team

It takes special skills to interpret your vision and keep a collection of wedding vendors on task – plus manage all the other details, large and small, that make up special events. Our team brings you experience, style and exceptional customer service to make your day a memorable success!
Fran Rabbitt

Event Planner

Onesto’s event planning specialist, has years of experience planning various types of events and brings her passion for design, attention to details and creativity and sense of style and flair to each and every event. Fran has planned, designed and executed weddings, rehearsal dinners, office client parties, holiday parties, large black tie galas, family gatherings, business seminars, non-profit fundraisers, fashion shows and baby showers! 

Fran takes a personal interest in each event – meeting with clients to learn from them what their wishes are, she offers suggestions, recommends reputable vendors, helps with bar selections, specialty drinks and more. Fran will execute your concepts flawlessly following a detailed event plan while maintaining a pleasant, calm and helpful demeanor to ensure an amazing experience for you and your guests.

“I love giving tours of the Onesto,” Fran says. “It’s a historic gem in downtown Canton, and in room after room, our guests love every bit of it. From the lobby and the bar to the ballroom and the chapel, it’s like the magic of their special event begins with their first tour.”

She continues to be amazed by her surroundings, even though she knows the facility inside and out. “I love it. I am amazed by the details and the beauty,” she says.

In her personal time, Fran loves hiking, swimming, skiing, biking, and gardening.


Patrick Wyatt

Director of Operations

Patrick is responsible for the overall coordination of all weddings and events at the Onesto Event Center. He provides professional client services support in the planning, organization, and management of events within the facility both the Historic Onesto Event Center and the Old Stone Chapel.

Patrick Wyatt is a big believer – and an advocate – in downtown Canton Ohio for people to live, work and play. The Canton native’s passion for downtown began as a child. It rose to another level in 2003 when he and wife Cathy opened the Carpe Diem Coffee Shop in downtown Canton, which they still own and operate. They loved watching the amazing renovation of the Historic Onesto Hotel, just 500 feet away.

“The Onesto offers our customers a beautiful historical building that was built in 1930s and fully restored to grand elegance,” says Patrick. “I love when someone visits the Onesto, looks around, and just says wow!” His own favorite part of the Onesto? “The grand lobby with the original crystal chandelier,” declares Patrick – who appreciates the splendor every time he sees it.

And he sees it often.

“I not only work at the Onesto, but call it my home,” says Patrick, who resides with Cathy in one of the Onesto lofts on the upper floors.