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TWO STARTERS Cordon Bleu Bites Bourbon Glazed Meatballs Stuffed Mushrooms

TWO ENTREES Slow-Roasted Top Round of Beef Choice of One of our Signature Chicken Dishes

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Dessert A Selection of Petite Desserts

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Contents

2 Your Reception 7 Your Rehearsal Dinner 11 Your Caterer 14 Directory 30 Local Weddings Published by

Magazine

For additional copies of the 2019 Wedding Planner, email information@ cincymagazine.com or call 513-421-2533.

Something Different LOCAL VENUES OFFER UNIQUE Tristate wedding sites about their one-ofa-kind amenities, décor and more to give AMENITIES AND DECOR TO you a taste of the region’s many options. HELP COUPLES HAVE THE WEDDINGS OF THEIR DREAMS ELEGANT AMUSEMENT By Corinne Minard

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anquet halls and hotels remain popular locations for weddings, but couples today also have unique and out-of-the-box venues from which to choose. We spoke with four

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Wrought iron, sweeping staircases and a terrazzo dance floor may not immediately come to mind when you think about Coney Island, but these features and more are included in the park’s Moonlite Gardens and Terrace. “The architecture is reminiscent of the French Quarter,” says Katie Gilday, sales manager for the venue and park. Located on the outskirts of the park, the venue

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21c Museum Hotel invites couples to use high-end art as a backdrop for their wedding.

offers views of greenery and the landscape. Couples can also use the terrace on Lake Como for ceremonies and cocktail hours. “With its rich history, including top celebrity performances in the ‘50s and ‘60s to the Moonlite dances that continue today, Moonlite Gardens provides an atmosphere for celebration and romance,” says Gilday. “[Couples] have heard stories from their parents or grandparents of sharing their first dance or even first kiss there.” The venue can accommodate 600 seated guests and up to 1,200 for a reception. Other features include VIP parking near the venue for the couples and their families, use of a


Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens offers a taste of the French Quarter.

newly renovated bridal suite that includes a wet bar and family room-style space, catering, setup and full coordination of the event. While many couples choose to only use the venue space, couples can work with the park to have access to the park’s rides—couples have even had their photos taken on the carousel.

“Carl Krippendorf built the Lodge between 1898 and 1900 as a summer home to share with his wife, Mary,” says Julie Fleisch, sales consultant at Elegant Fare, which manages all events at the lodge. “The Krippendorf Estate (lodge and original 175 acres) was named to the National Historic Register in June of 2011.” Renovated in 2001, the lodge has a covered porch, stone patio and a semipermanent tent that is in place from late April through October. Krippendorf Lodge’s greatest amenity, though, is what’s outside—it’s nestled within 1,000 acres of forests, steams and fields. “The natural beauty of the woods and the character of the house set the stage for a beautiful outdoor wedding,” says Fleisch.

INTO THE WOODS For those looking to be surrounded by nature, the Krippendorf Lodge in the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods offers just that. The lodge was designed in the “shingle style” and features wood building material, long horizontal lines, sweeping porches, shingled siding and prominent roof gables.

AN ARTY PARTY

There’s a reason the Cincinnati Art Museum once earned the moniker “The Art Palace of the West.” Today the museum carries more than 67,000 pieces, and the quality of its art is equaled by the beauty of the space. Terrie Simons, events and hospitality manager for the museum, says the venue

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The Cincinnati Art Museum has several spaces that can be used for either the ceremony or the reception.

standsout thanks to “the timeless beauty of the Alice Bimel Courtyard for an outdoor ceremony followed by cocktails in the main lobby under the Chihuly dazzling glass chandelier.” However, Simons adds that she doesn’t see the museum’s rooms as the only reason couples choose the Cincinnati Art Museum. “We have seasoned professionals that will help you throughout the planning process,”

she says. The museum also provides onsite coordination, in-house catering and bridal rooms. “Communication is the key to everything and we pride ourselves on being the best in the city,” she says.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Tristate hotels are also bringing in unique features to add to their traditional offer-

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ings. The 21c Museum Hotel is a 156-room boutique hotel, but it’s also a contemporary art museum. “Designed by Deborah Burke Partners, 21c boasts five unique spaces with contemporary character featuring cool tones and polished concrete floors,” says Michael Dunbar, gen-

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eral manager at 21c Museum Hotels. While couples are invited to create their own atmosphere with flowers and decor, Dunbar says one of his favorite features of weddings at the hotel is that they don’t have to. “Our museum team curates thoughtprovoking art exhibitions that add depth and beauty for your perfect day,” he says. “Art fueled intimacy meets graciously appointed spaces perfect for kicking off the wedding festivities with a cocktail hour, while guests peruse the art on display and

sip champagne with heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by the team at Metropole.” The museum certainly gives the hotel something extra, but Dunbar says that the traditional amenities of a hotel wedding are still important to 21c. “Our location is in the heart of Cincinnati situated right next door to the Contemporary Arts Center and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts. We have guest rooms to accommodate the wedding party and for out-of-town guests, an award-winning

21c Museum Hotel can host all aspects of the wedding, from the reception to photos.

restaurant Metropole to provide the party with fresh, innovative cuisine, a spa, and art-filled spaces,” he says. In addition, the hotel has a rooftop bar, called the Cocktail Terrace, which provides guests with stunning views in a more casual environment. “Many wedding parties comment that 21c ended up becoming a true hub for everything pertaining to their special day,” Dunbar says. n

Nathanael Greene Lodge is located fifteen minutes from downtown Cincinnati in the heart of Green Township. The parklike setting is perfect for an intimate ceremony under the new outdoor gazebo or to have a reception in the 50 foot cathedral ceiling Continental Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. Nathanael Greene Lodge also has the perfect setting for a memorable birthday party, stress free rehearsal dinner, or enjoyable family gathering. The Mulberry Room has seating accommodations for up to 80 guests and has access to an outdoor patio. The West Point Room is ideal for 50 guests or less and is perfect for a corporate gathering. For business meetings or corporate outings, Nathanael Greene Lodge is ideal because of its close proximity to hotels and highways. The quiet setting, upgraded audiovisual systems, ample parking and various meetings rooms accommodate the needs of any size group from 12 or 200.

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Nicola’s Restaurant

1420 Sycamore St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-721-6200 • nicolasotr.com

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icola’s Restaurant is an Italian fine dining establishment in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood with a longstanding reputation for warmth and hospitality. A perfect balance between modern and traditional, experience the romantic ambience Nicola’s is famous for, and enjoy our modern Italian dining options in one of our four distinct private and semi-private reception spaces. Our totally private Reserve Room is our most requested space, with views into our state-of-the-art, 4,000-bottle, temperature-controlled wine cellar. This beautiful room boasts a fireplace, coatroom and a private bar. It is situated on two levels, a main floor and a balcony, offering a variety of seat-

ing arrangements. For large groups, our Main Dining Room can comfortably seat up to 80 people, and is available to book privately, or in conjunction with another space. It is adjacent to our secluded outdoor Garden Patio—perfect for a cocktail hour! We also host groups of 12-50 guests on the Mezzanine Level

above the Main Dining Room. We have a dedicated event manager who will help you select the best space for your reception. Let Nicola’s check one thing off of your to-do list: a venue!


The Art of the Rehearsal Dinner THIS SPECIAL MEAL GIVES GUESTS THEIR FIRST IMPRESSION OF THE WEDDING WEEKEND By Madison Rodgers Eddie Merlot’s has several private rooms that couples can use for their rehearsal dinner.

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he rehearsal dinner tends to be the first impression of how the wedding weekend will play out. Luckily, there is no rulebook that you need to follow when planning your rehearsal dinner. “I always start with what they’re looking for in that evening,” says Maura Bassman, owner of Maura Bassman Events. “Are they wanting it at a restaurant or do they prefer something where they can bring a caterer in? Are they wanting something a little bit more laid back? We go through all of those questions.” Where to start? The first thing to do when planning your rehearsal dinner is to come up with a guest list. “That’s normally where I tell people to start is to figure out who they are inviting to the rehearsal dinner,” says Bassman. “The venue will depend on how many people they are inviting.” The guest list can be one of the first obstacles of planning a rehearsal dinner. “The old tradition is that you were supposed to invite anyone who is coming from out of town for your wedding,” Bassman says. “People don’t really do that anymore just because it turns into a second wedding.”

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Choosing a restaurant like Eddie Merlot’s can help keep costs in check.

Bassman suggests doing a rehearsal dinner with the bridal party and the immediate family, but following this event with welcome drinks for all of the guests

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from out of town. Another aspect to take into consideration is the area in which the rehearsal dinner is to take place. This and more


Eddie Merlot’s is known for its steak options.

should be taken into account before the venue is actually chosen. There are many venues located in the Cincinnati area that accommodate the needs of a rehearsal dinner, from bowling alleys to fine dining restaurants. Eddie Merlot’s is one such place. Located off Montgomery Road near Interstate 275, it offers multiple options for private dining. The Merlot Room can be configured into a dining experience that allows for 82 guests for a seated dinner experience. “Most people choose the Merlot room,”

says Maggie Smith, sales manager at Eddie Merlot’s in Cincinnati. “When they get bigger than that, we can do a main dining room buyout.“ For more intimate dinners, the Cabernet Room allows for a 35-person seated dinner, and includes a lounge atmosphere. The Chardonnay Room allows for 48 guests and offers the ability to be configured to the bride and groom’s liking. Eddie Merlot’s offers four dinner menus that will fit different budgets. The most basic option offers a salad, main course and dessert for each guest. The most complex menu offers appetizers, salad, main course, sides and a dessert course. Coffee, tea and soda are all included in the four dinner options. It all depends on what the couple is looking for in a rehearsal dinner menu. “We have many options, it just depends on how much people are looking to spend,” Smith says. Eddie Merlot’s also offers the ability to create your own menu if you want

to make the night extra special. “Restaurants often get overlooked when planning a rehearsal dinner because people think it’s going to be really expensive to do,” Smith says. “The nice part about having it at a restaurant is everything that you spend is going towards what your guests enjoy.” Smith notes that most expenses are in one place as opposed to paying for a room fee, caterer and all extras that go into planning a rehearsal dinner. “The quality of food that you get is better, too,” Smith says. For those starting the planning process, Bassman has a few tips and tricks up her sleeve. “There is so much that goes into planning a wedding, try to find a place that is all inclusive, where you don’t have to bring in a lot of outside vendors,” Bassman says. Another tip that Bassman suggests is utilizing your wedding day vendors. “If you have hired an awesome caterer for your wedding and you’re at a venue where you have to provide a caterer, use that same caterer,” Bassman says. “They already know you. It makes it a lot easier for planning purposes.” n

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Catering to Your Every Need LOCAL CATERERS CAN HELP MAKE YOUR SPECIAL DAY UNFORGETTABLE By Sara Prchlik

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our guest list is set, your dress is perfect and you are about ready for your big day—except for the food. Luckily, in Cincinnati, there is no need to worry as Cincinnati caterers can help you create an unforgettable event. From premium and unique meals and professional staffs to the flexibility to work with any guest list or venue size, area caterers can do it all. While there are dozens of amazing caterers within the Cincinnati area, here are a few that have gone the extra mile in the catering world of the Tristate.

HILVERS CATERING

As a family-owned business, Hilvers Catering has taken special care of its customers for 87 years. Specializing in wedding receptions, complete wedding reception packages, bar services and rehearsal dinners, Earl Hilvers, owner of Hilvers Catering, says the key to the company’s success is simple: “We always have good homecooked meals.” Its buffets feature options like roast beef and gravy, sugar-baked ham and baked macaroni and cheese in addition to extra features like a pasta bar and a carving station. Hilvers says the company makes your special day memorable by focusing on you, your guests and delicious food. “We always get good reviews from brides,” says

Hilvers. Hilvers Catering. 2724 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45225. 513-681-2135, hilvers.com.

CINCINNATI CATERING

With over 80 years of business, which includes serving former presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson and Gerald Ford, Cincinnati Catering has done it all. Brad Beal, owner of Cincinnati Catering, says Cincinnati Catering’s service is what will make your special day one to never forget. “From the first phone call to cutting the cake, we make sure that your wedding is the best day it can be,” he says. Cincinnati Catering offers both seated and buffet dinners and can provide many a la carte hors d’oeuvres, but the company can also design your cake or supply other bite-sized desserts. Cincinnati Catering. 1320 Ethan Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45225. 513541-2626, cincinnaticatering.com.

VILLAGE PANTRY CATERING

Jill Heltman, sales and marketing manager of Village Pantry Catering, says that the family-ran company has been successful since 1978 because of the “…personal touch that we add. How we connect with people and treat them like family.” Village Pantry Catering has experienced staff and its wedding packages can be tailored to suit specific needs. For example, the com-

Hilvers Catering (ABOVE and LEFT) specializes in home-cooked meals and carving stations.

pany has been able to create dishes requested by couples and has worked in tandem with ethnic caterers to create a blended meal. Village Pantry Catering has also fully embraced the food station trend. The company offers specialty stations like a biscuit bar, nacho bar, raw bar, coney bar and more.

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n our wedding day leave your cares to Vinoklet  O Winery and savor the romance of an olde-world  winery, acres of hand-planted vines, nurtured  gardens & stunning sunsets. 

Your guests will delight in the breathtaking view. Village Pantry Catering. 453 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, OH 45140. 513-965-0511, villagepantrycatering.com.

THE SCREAMING GOAT

Brandon Whitaker, head chef of The Screaming Goat, says the food truck and catering

After the ceremony have your reception in the private Veritas 

A seated meal at the company got its name because he loves goats. Banquet Room featuring a courtyard, windowed dining,& dance  Cincinnati Art Museum “That is it. They have a unique voice,” he says. floor for 60-155 guests.  And of course award winning wines.  Your wedding will be the only one at Vinoklet that evening! One might say the same about the Screaming Goat. As a full-service catering company, ing menus. We keep particular tastes and The Screaming Goat brings visions to life, menus in mind. We make people happy,” says allowing you to enjoy your special day to Whitaker. The Screaming Goat. 513-319-3845, its fullest extent. “We offerAll-inclusive Reception Packages starting at $49.95 per guest.  exclusive cater- foodtruckcincinnati.com. n

Come make your dream a reality at Vinoklet…

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11069 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45252 After 513.385.9309 the ceremony www.vinokletwines.com have your reception

in the elegant, rustic Veritas room featuring a courtyard, mirrored dance floor, and of course award winning wines.

It is a wonderful feeling to be part of the special moments in peoples’ lives. We take great pride in the fact that we have had the privilege to be part of so many special occasions over the past 20 years. We pride ourselves in using our creativity, talents and 120-plus years of combined experience in the hospitality industry to help create wonderful memories and spectacular events. Essentially, we love what we do and would love to do it for you…

We proudly operate Molloy’s on the Green and are proud to be one of three Exclusive Caterers at Ronald Reagan Lodge at Voice of America Park. Our services also travel to any location in the Cincinnati area. www.destinyscatering.com

On top of picturesque rolling hills with three lakes surrounded by beautiful vineyards, enclosed the solarium will give you views of stunning sunsets and surrounding nature. This charming location produces award winning wines and breathtaking views.

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11069 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45252 513.385.9309 vinokletwines.com

For your memorable wedding you will proudly say I was married at Vinoklet

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Your Vision. Your Style. Your Day.

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Wedding Reception Directory

YO U R G U I D E T O S O M E O F T H E T R I S TAT E ’ S U N I Q U E V E N U E S For a complete online directory, visit cincymagazine.com.

CONTACT NAME

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

Lindsey Johnson

300

Spacious art deco theater environment; central location and prestigous address in the heart of Oakley Square; full-service bar; full-service catering; valet parking.

21c Museum Hotel 609 Walnut St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513578-6612 • 21cmuseumhotels.com/cincinnati/

Julie Congedo-Fowler

200

Adjacent to the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Contemporary Art Center and across the street from the Aronoff Center; more than 8,000 square feet of exhibition and event space; rooftop patio and bar that offers views of the city.

Alms Park Pavilion 710 Tusculum Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45226 513-221-2610 • premierparkevents.com/ venues/alms-park-pavilion/

Facility Specialist

120

Offers spectacular views of Alms Park, and panoramas of Ohio and Little Miami Rivers, as well as the hills of Kentucky; preferred caterers and spirits available; patios and green spaces; on-site event specialist included.

Anderson Center 7850 Five Mile Road • Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-688-8400 • andersoncenterevents.org

Amy Meyer

225

Choose from several spaces inluding the community meeting room, the open upper and lower atrium or the outdoor south plaza.

Anderson Pavilion 8 E. Mehring Way • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-978-1821 • andersonpavilion.com

info@ andersonpavilion.com

350+

Located at street level under Carol Ann's Carousel; access to carousel during reception; contemporary, elegant décor and ambiance; award-winning, in-house cuisine with Anderson Pavilion Culinary Group; spectacular views of the river and the Roebling Suspension Bridge; sweeping garden views.

VENUE

FEATURES

OHIO 20th Century Theater 3021 Madison Road • Cincinnati, OH 45209 • 513-731-8000 x10 the20thcenturytheatre.com

Aston Oaks Banquet Center 1 Aston Oaks Drive • North Bend, OH 45052 • 513-467-0070 x5 astonoaksgolfclub.com

Lindsey Theissen

300

Outdoor gazebo; ceremony site; inside banquet hall; spacious dance floor; large projection screen and sound system; bar service, room setup and cleanup included in pricing; banquet hall is handicap accessible with adjacent handicap parking; commuter golf cart service available spring through fall to bring guests to and from their cars.

Ault Park Pavilion 5090 Observatory Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45208 • 513-221-2610 premierparkevents.com/venues/aultpark-pavilion/

Facility Specialist

600

Terraces, fountain and gardens; can accommodate smaller groups as well; on-site event specialist included; pavilion has sweeping views of gardens, coves and waterfall; awnings, tents, tables and chairs available to rent; preferred catering, spirits and vendor list available.

The Backstage Event Center 625 Walnut St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-550-1869 • backstagecincinnati.com

Kelly Schneider

300

Renovated loft-style space; executive chef from Nicholson's (directly below venue) manning the menu; Cedar Room can be combined with Terrace Room to double accommodations; Terrace Room features views of downtown Cincinnati; projector, screen and speakers; all spaces feature exposed brick walls and hardwood floors throughout; preferred vendors available; event coordinator.

Bel-Wood Country Club 5873 Ludlum Road • Morrow, OH 45152 513-899-3361 • belwoodcc.com

Event Sales Coordinator

300

Large dance floor; outdoor ceremonial location; large cherrywood bar; many windows creating natural lighting; double glass doors; deck overlooking course and pond; bride and groom can take pictures on golf course; private dressing rooms for bridal party; coordinator works closely with couples; two rounds of complimentary golf included.

Bell Event Centre 444 Reading Road • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-852-2787 • belleventcentre.com

Lori Campbell-Fuller, Alexis Roark & Tiffani Simon

300

Cobblestone courtyard; real terrazzo flooring; handcrafted stained-glass windows; free on-site parking; gourmet coffee station; handcrafted wall murals; 250 for ceremony and reception, up to 300 for reception only; event coordinator.

Butcher & Barrel 700 Race St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513954-8974 • thebutcherbarrel.com

Roxanne Lewis

100 standing, 50 seated

The perfect venue for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception, The Back Room at The Butcher and Barrel boasts exquisite dining options, eclectic decor, a private bar and endless set-up possibilities for the perfect celebration!

Carlo & Johnny 9769 Montgomery Road • Cincinnati, OH 45242 • 513-936-8600 • jeffruby. com/carlo-johnny

Kevin Lehman

75

Five private rooms; two fireplaces; solid mahogany bar; four crystal chandeliers; preferred floral and audio/visual vendors available.

Jared Carney

650

The Davis Room features hand-carved entry doors, cathedral ceilings and large windows; Sinatra Ballroom can be divided into three separate ballrooms or one large ballroom that can accommodate up to 650 guests; private garden with gazebo available for outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour or photos; event coordinator; inclusive catering services; lighting, décor, dance floor and audio/visual equipment available.

Special Events team

400

Museum surrounded by Eden Park; private parking after museum closes; in-house catering; art galleries available for photographs; event staff; preferred vendors list available; standard tables and chairs included; high ceilings and sweeping staircases.

Centre Park of West Chester 5800 Mulhuser Road • West Chester, OH 45069 • 513-874-2744 centreparkofwestchester.com Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive • Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513-639-2995 or 513-639-2347 cincinnatiartmuseum.org

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WE D D I N G R ECE P TI O N D I R EC TO RY VENUE

CONTACT NAME

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

FEATURES

Cincinnati Club Building 30 Garfield Place • Cincinnati, OH 45202 859-392-8267 • mchalescatering.com Contact Lindsay Morris

The Cincinnatian Hotel 601 Vine St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513381-3000 • curiocollection3.hilton.com

European-style rooms; stately doors and marble staircase; grand fireplaces; chandeliers; gilded filigree; murals; McHale’s Catering; parking garage attached; list of preferred professionals available. Please contact us at 859-392-8267 to talk to one of our expert consultants. Maximum capacity is 300.

Ted Vonden Benken or Chris Best

100

Intimate weddings; historic building; original grand staircase built in 1882; private dining menus; honeymoon reservations available as well.

Certified Wedding Planners

960

Specialty menus; wedding planners; can host reception, reheasal, brunch and ceremony; 6,300-square-foot Grand Ballroom; four suites ideal for bridal party.

Lisa Birck

700

On-site wedding planner; 6,300-square-foot ballroom; two dressing rooms for the couple and their attendants; reduced room rates for guests; valet parking; private pre-reception areas; professional room setup; complimentary linens and centerpieces; all reception packages includes champagne toast for all guests and open bar.

Event Coordinator

800

Private event reservations were unavailable when publication was published.

Beth Troendly

1,300

Built in 1878; planning and event staff; open to any caterer; a full-service liquor license; access to several parking facilities adjacent to Music Hall; professional security staff.

Cincinnati Nature Center’s Krippendorf Lodge 4949 Tealtown Road • Milford, OH 45150 • Elegant Fare: 513-552-1340 x102 cincynature.org

Julie Fleisch at Elegant Fare Catering

220

Beautiful nature setting; cuisine through Elegant Fare; several adjoining rooms; wood-paneled rooms can open to one large room. Views of forests, fields, streams, and ponds; placed on National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 3400 Vine St. • Cincinnati, OH 45220 513-487-3481 • cincinnatizoo.org

Mollie Luken

250

Multiple indoor venues with various decor; outdoor venues are available at animal exhibits; in-house catering from Taste Catering; customizable menus; complimentary animal appearances during the reception are available.

Cintas Center at Xavier University 1624 Herald Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45207 513-745-3449 • cintascenter.com

Marsha Burton

700

Located on Xavier University’s campus; three facilities in one: arena, conference center and banquet center; on-site catering; state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities; free parking; wedding packages available including linens, chair covers, bar services, buffet or sit-down dinner; private room for bridal party/groomsmen.; professional wedding specialist.

Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens 6201 Kellogg Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45230 •13-232-6701 • coneyislandpark.com

Event Coordinator

400

Four-hour rental of Moonlite Gardens; buffet dinner; open bar service for three hours; linens, china, crystal and silver included; free parking; bridal suite available.

Contemporary Arts Center 44 E. Sixth St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513345-8415 • contemporaryartscenter.org

Marty Karp

350

Downtown accessibility; walking distance to downtown hotels; architectural landmark; audio/visual equipment available; preferred caterers available; in-house officiant; in-house wedding coordinator; private rooms for bride and groom.

Jamie Zamora

320

Overlooking the scenic Blue Ash Golf Course; offers an on-site wedding coordinator, all-day hospitality suite and exclusive use of venue.

Tina Morris

250

Several location choices within restaurant, including the entire top floor; five private dining rooms; wood overtones; pond overlook; patio with firepit; private full-sized bar with fireplace; event coordinator; 64-inch TV; can choose from buffet or plated meals.

Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre 6189 Muhlhauser Road • West Chester, OH 45069 • 513-874-7335 cincinnatimarriottnorth.com Cincinnati Marriott Northeast 9664 S. Mason Montgomery Road Mason, OH 45040 • 513-459-9800 cincinnatimarriottnortheast.com Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45203 513-621-3326 • cincymuseum.org Cincinnati Music Hall 1241 Elm St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-977-4126 • cincinnatiarts.org

Cooper Creek Event Center 4040 Cooper Road • Blue Ash, OH 45241 • 513-745-8596 coopercreekblueash.com deSha’s 11320 Montgomery Road • Cincinnati, OH 45249 • 513-505-6212 • deshas.com

Destiny’s Catering & Banquets At Molloy’s on the Green

10 Enfield St. • Greenhills, OH 45218 • 513-851-5434 destinyscatering.com • Contact: Jennifer Hollstegge

Molloy’s on the Green is a unique and beautiful facility with a rich tradition of hosting wonderful events. Maximum capacity is 250.

Donauschwaben Haus 4290 Dry Ridge Road • Cincinnati, OH 45252 • 513-385-2098 donauschwabenreceptionhalls.com

Mike Kurzhals

400

German-style building; outdoor events; catering; several buffet-style menu choices; both hall rentals include four-hour rental, white table linens, bartenders, set-up and cleanup, beer, soda, chips and pretzels; small hall doesn't include use of Donauschwaben kitchen or equipment; third party or selfcatering permitted in small hall.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Cincinnati - Blue Ash 6300 E. Kemper Road • Sharonville, OH 45241 • 513-489-3636 cincinnatiblueashsuites.doubletree.com

Event Staff

200

Award-winning service; selection of reception packages or customized menus, from award-winning culinary staff; accommodations available at group rates; free parking; near local golf course and park; audio/visual equipment available to rent.

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Duke Energy Center Grand Ballroom 525 Elm St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-419-7300 • duke-energycenter.com

Justin Markle

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

2,400

FEATURES

One of the largest grand ballrooms in the Midwest; open ceiling design; pre-reception space offers views of downtown Cincinnati/riverfront/Northern Kentucky; coat check; Grand ballrooms can be combined to create one large space to hold up to 2,400, or can be separated into smaller ballrooms; preferred vendor available for audio/visual; hotels within walking distance; handicap accessible; close proximity to Hyatt Regency; connected to the Millennium Hotel via sky-walk.

Eddie Merlot’s 10808 Montgomery Rd • Cincinnati, OH 45242 513-489-1212• eddiemerlots.com/locations/cincinnati Contact: Maggie Smith, Sales Manager Elements Event Centre at Ramada Plaza 11320 Chester Road • Cincinnati, OH 45246 • 513-552-6369 elementsatramadaplaza.com

Eddie Merlot’s offers several private and semi-private dining areas, giving you a variety of choices to meet your needs, with accommodations available for as few as 10 guests to as many as 300. In addition, our entire restaurant is also available for large corporate or charitable functions. Max Capacity: Merlot Room – 82 seated, 100 standing, Cabernet Room – 35 seated, 60 standing, Chardonnay Room – 48 seated, 60 standing.

Nidhi Bedi

550+

Grand ballroom can be divided into three smaller spaces; audiovisual equipment; on-site event specialist; all wedding/reception packages include linen tablecloths and napkins; skirting on buffet and head tables; unlimited non-alcoholic drinks; china, flatware and glassware; cake-cutting and plating; customizable menu packages.

Embassy Suites Cincinnati — Northeast 4554 Lake Forest Drive • Blue Ash, OH 45242 • 513-733-8900 cincinnatinortheastblueash.embassysuites. com

On-site Wedding Coordinator

450

Flexible floor plans; customizable menus; cake-cutting services; linens and tea lights; open bar.

Event Center at Longworth Hall 700 W. Pete Rose Way #137 • Cincinnati, OH 45203 • 513-721-6000 longworthhallevents.com

Event Planner

400

Historical building; close to downtown; parking always included.

The Event Connections 4140 Linden Ave. • Dayton, Ohio 45432 937-254-6930 • 320 West Benson St. Reading, OH 45215 • 513-601-8246 theeventconnections.com

Kristen Bradley or Greg Cowger

225

Location options throughout the Tristate area including Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky, including The Galleria at Event Connections: three ballrooms can be combined for one large room or separated; linens color-coordinated to match; several menu selections, which includes hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour; aisle runner; officiant; sound system; centerpieces; bridal suite (Dayton location), professional cleanup crew; in-house salon and spa, as well as photo studio in the Dayton location.

Fairfield Community Arts Center 411 Wessel Drive • Fairfield, OH 45014 513-867-5348 • fairfield-city.org/641/ Plan-an-Event

Heidi Schiller

185

A community room with outdoor balcony that overlooks Village Green Park; art gallery; professional set-up of tables and chairs; white linen covers for tables; skirting on all buffet tables; state-of-theart audio/visual equipment available; oak wood dance floor; vaulted ceilings; adjustable lighting; discounted rates available to Fairfield residents, those employed in Fairfield or Fairfield businesses.

The Farm 239 Anderson Ferry Road • Cincinnati, OH 45238 • 513-922-7020 theplacetoparty.com

Dan Elsaesser

600

Two rooms with large dance floors; can be separated to accommodate 50-300 guests, or combined to hold 600; catering prepared on-site; linens, candles/centerpieces, glassware, silverware, set-up, cleanup and cake-cutting services are all included; open bar option available; free parking; handicap accessible.

Joe Penno

300

Contemporary center with several room options; cherry paneling; located on the Great Miami River; venue provides picturesque views of the Great Miami River; Coach House Catering; three different rooms and outdoor terrace, each offers full-bar service; Wi-Fi; large ballroom offers two portable cherry bars, dance floor, custom lighting, sound system and a baby grand piano; canopies, tables and chairs available to rent for terrace space.

Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North 7500 Tylers Place Blvd. • West Chester, OH 45069 • 513-777-1101 fourpointscincinnatinorth.com

Event Planner

350

Hip vibe; innovative culinary offerings; wedding packages; variety of menus; original Chihuly sculptures and other works of art; wedding room blocks; audio/visual equipment; preferred vendors list available; free on-site parking; free Wi-Fi; handicap accessible.

French House 3012 Section Road • Cincinnati, OH 45237 513-221-2610 • premierparkevents.com/ venues/the-french-house/

Facility Specialist

450

Focal point of the 275-acre French Park; several adjoining rooms and a veranda; two-story brick estate; outdoor terraces; gazebo; suite/dressing room for bridal party; grand staircase; large fireplace; event planner; preferred catering, spirits and vendor options available; chairs will be transitioned from ceremony space to reception space; tents, awnings, tables, specialty linens and chairs available to rent.

The Gibson House 425 Oak St. • Cincinnati, OH 45219 513-221-2610 • premierparkevents.com/ venues/the-gibson-house/

Facility Specialist

150

Mansion built in 1856; located in Clifton; adorned parlor rooms; solarium; modern kitchen; period fireplace; Wi-Fi; access to Hauck Botanical Gardens included; upstairs can be used for bridal party to get ready; tent, tables, specialty linens and chairs available to rent; preferred catering, spirits and vendors available; event coordinator the day of event; venue set-up and cleanup included; parking.

Fitton Center For Creative Arts 101 S. Monument St. • Hamilton, OH 45011 • 513-863-8873 x118 fittoncenter.org

Glendale Lyceum 865 Congress Ave. • Glendale, OH 45246 513-771-8383 • glendalelyceum.com

Cindy Halbauer Taylor

275

Historic building, built in 1883; full use of space; free on-site parking; large ballroom; full kitchen; covered patio; handicap lift; stage for a band; bridal suite available to rent; preferred caterers list available; on-site coordinator; audio/visual amenities; tables, white garden chairs, round mirrors and votive candle holders all included; dance floor; piano; on-site parking; venue set-up and cleanup; Wi-Fi.

Greenacres Arts Center 8400 Blome Road • Cincinnati, OH 45243 513-793-2787 x305 • green-acres.org

Caitlynn Copeland

300

Fully restored English Norman-style manor house; formal gardens with fountains; cascading fountain and moat; fully restored 1925 Aeolian organ; Steinway grand piano; electronic presentation and audio capabilities in each room; handicap accessible.

8,000

Open 12 months of the year with exceptional Ohio River and ball park views; exclusive catering; customized menus; on-site parking available; on-field wedding photos; scoreboard name display available; mascot appearances, ballpark tours and fireworks displays available; batting cages available; customized Reds merchandise available to order; allowed to book special entertainment; handicap accessible.

Great American Ball Park 100 Joe Nuxhall Way • Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513-765-7065 • cincinnatireds.com

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The Loft at the Braxton Brewing Company

27 W. Seventh St • Covington, KY 41011 513-315-7359 • braxtonbrewing.com/locations/the-loft-private-event-space

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ocated on the second floor of our Covington Taproom location, welcome to The Loft at Braxton Brewing Company! Experience a completely private venue with a rustic industrial atmosphere ideal for rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, birthday parties, graduation parties, anniversary celebrations, business workshops and more. The Loft can accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated event and up to 120 guests for a cocktail party event. In addition to 12 Braxton beers on tap, we have wine and liquor options available to fit everyone’s taste buds. The Loft is equipped with audio/visual needs including surround sound speakers, a 14’ wall screen and projector along with microphone accessibility.

The Summit, a Dolce Hotel

5345 Medpace Way • Cincinnati, OH 45227 513-527-9900 • thesummithotel.com

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ay “I Do” to a romantic wedding at Cincinnati’s newest hotel, located in Cincinnati’s upscale Eastside. At The Summit, a Dolce Hotel, we add an artful and inspired touch to your wedding celebration—providing happy couples and their guests with a dream setting and unmatched service. Gather on the

fourth floor Terrace to say your vows in the warm Midwestern sun or dine and dance the night away in the stylish and modern Madisonville Ballroom, surrounded by up to 320 friends and family. From beginning to end, our caring and experienced wedding professionals will create the beautiful day you have always imagined.

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CONTACT NAME

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

FEATURES

1,094

Family-friendly environment; water park; full-service spa; complete wedding packages available; six on-site restaurants available to host a rehearsal dinner or to create reception menu; professional wedding coordinator; colored uplighting available; large dance floor available; outdoor patio; handicap accessible.; complimentary suite for bride and groom; on-site accommodations for guests; water park passes included for guests who stay at the hotel; video game arcade; coat check; venue set-up and cleanup; ample parking.

Thom Schneider

300

Located just minutes off Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway; 30 minutes from downtown Cincinnati; approved caterers list available; bridal suite available; spacious dance floor; coatroom; outdoor patio area; audio/visual equipment available to rent; free parking; handicap accessible; catered receptions include: room set-up, tables, Chiavari chairs, linen tablecloths and napkins, nonalcoholic beverages, built-in decorating/set-up time, cleanup and event coordinator.

Harry T. Wilks Conference Center at Miami University Hamilton 1601 University Blvd. • Hamilton, OH 45011 • 513-785-3070 • miamioh.edu/ regionals/about/community/wilksconference-center/index.html

Brett Couch

300

View of campus; open to outside caterers; airy; light; plenty of well-lit parking; minutes from Route 129, I-75 and I-275; Wi-Fi; audio/visual equipment; projection screen and projector; on-site event coordinator.

Heatherwoode Golf Club 88 Heatherwoode Blvd. • Springboro, OH 45066 • 937-748-3222 golfheatherwoode.com

Erica Davenport

200

18-hole golf course; two elegantly decorated and unique indoor banquet rooms, two outdoor sites and a tented pavilion and tented deck for 10-200 guests.

Great Wolf Lodge 2501 Great Wolf Drive • Mason, OH 45040 • 513-229-5817 greatwolfgroups.com/events/weddings/

The Grove of Springfield Township 9150 Winton Road • Cincinnati, OH 45231 513-522-1154 • groveeventcenter.org

Lillian Erickson

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 35 W. Fifth St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-421-9100 • hilton.com

Annette de Cavel

1,000

National historic landmark featuring 1930s French art deco; Hilton Hotels’ No. 1 food and beverage hotel in U.S. (2010 and 2011); custom wedding cakes; three ballrooms, including famed Hall of Mirrors; renovated accommodations; celebration brunches, showers and rehearsal dinners; on-site wedding coordinator; bride and groom are provided with upgraded room accommodations; special group rates available for guests; adjacent to Fountain Square; overnight valet parking available; near parking garages; preferred partners/vendors list available; complimentary menu tasting; cake cutting and presentation; coatroom; dressing room for bridal party; handicap accessible.

Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati Blue Ash 5300 Cornell Road • Blue Ash, OH 45242 513-469-6900 • Fax: 513-469-9666 hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Facility Manager

222

Twenty minutes from downtown Cincinnati; close proximity to multiple churches in the area; specializes in custom menus; dance floor; flexible banquet room layouts; on-site catering staff.

Axis Alley

1 Levee Way, Suite 1112 • Newport KY, 41071 859-652-7250 • axisalleylevee.com Axis Alley is conveniently located at Newport on the Levee, right in the valet circle.

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xis Alley is 20,000 square feet of high-energy, interactive fun. The upscale interior features party spaces, sophisticated menus, full-service bars, and cutting-edge audio visual systems. It is the perfect spot for bachelor/bachelorette parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. We have all-inclusive packages that include food, beverage and entertainment options for all types of events. Custom menus are also available. Axis Alley now has a new flex event space! This flex space can be set up any way you would like. The room features 5,000 square feet of open space with a private bar and a private patio with fire pits. This space alone fits 75-100 guests depending on the set up. Axis Alley also has 12 main bowling lanes plus a VIP area called Star Lounge with its own four private lanes. The main lanes offer three bowling suites, each with

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati - Eastgate 4501 Eastgate Blvd. • Cincinnati, OH 45245 513-752-4400 •holidayinn.com/cvg-eastgate

Event Specialist

1,000

Newly renovated ballroom, state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities; easy access to I-275; children 18 and under stay free when sharing their parents' room; complimentary parking; Wi-Fi; digital projector, DVD player, microphone and TV in banquet room; multiple catering menu options; handicap accessible.

Hueston Woods Lodge 5201 Lodge Road • College Corner, OH 45003 • 513-664-3500 huestonwoodslodge.com

Sales & Catering office

200

Located in state park; back lawn or indoor ceremonies and receptions; lake; trees; laid-back atmosphere; 37 equipped cottages; golf course; indoor and outdoor pools; marina; 92 guest rooms; white linens (table covers and napkins); select decorations available to rent; multiple menu options available in-house; vegetarian menu options available; private banquet bar available; on-site accommodations; Wi-Fi; handicap accessible rooms and cottages (must inquire about in person).

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati 151 W. Fifth St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-579-1234 • cincinnati.hyatt.com

Event Staff

2,000

Four-story glass atrium; largest hotel ballroom in the city with the largest hotel pre-function space; ballroom can be divided into seven sections; sun garden; Findlays meeting space also available for smaller weddings; valet parking; Wi-Fi; within walking distance of Fountain Square and other entertainment venues/restaurants/shopping; handicap accessible.

FEATURES

Ivy Hills Country Club 7711 Ivy Hills Blvd. • Cincinnati, OH 45244 513-561-9119 x209 • ivyhillscountryclub.com

Kristen Brewer

200

Private quarters, bridal suite and overnight accommodations; elegant clubhouse with classic architecture; 360 degree views of the golf course; complimentary champagne toast for bridal party; complimentary foursome of golf; use of Ivy Hills golf carts to transport guests and bridal party; several catering packages available; all reception packages include four-hour select open bar; cake cutting and serving included; event set-up and break-down included; handicap accessible; Wi-Fi; tables, chairs, linens, silverware and glassware provided; on-site event planner.

Jack Casino 1000 Broadway St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513-252-0777 jackentertainment.com/cincinnati

Shelden Wolf

1,900

The River Room features floor-to-ceiling windows, with a view of downtown Cincinnati; terrace; large pre-function space; full banquet kitchen; large chandeliers; on-site accommodations for guests; Wi-Fi.

Kathy Davis

50

1940s art deco steakhouse; emphasis on food and service; all details arranged, including food, beverages, decorations and audiovisual; close proximity to downtown hotels; different menu packages available; Sinatra room has a projector and screen available; grand chandeliers; preferred vendors list available.

630

Only hotel in Cincinnati with outdoor event space; outdoor fountain terrace; on-site indoor and outdoor ceremonies available; grand staircase; two pre-function spaces with large, floor-to-ceiling windows; grand ballroom; on-site lounge and restaurant; private dining room; University of Cincinnati alumni discount; group rates for block of rooms; parking included in package; Marriott-certified wedding planner; selection of table linens and napkins; complimentary cake cutting; wooden dance floor; complimentary overnight stay for bride and groom. Open bar included in reception packages; bride/groom dressing rooms; audio/ visual equipment included; set-up and cleanup included; preferred vendors list available; handicap accessible.

Jeff Ruby’s Cincinnati 700 Walnut St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-784-1200 • jeffruby.com Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati 151 Goodman Drive • Cincinnati, OH 45219 513-487-3800 • kingsgatemarriott.com

Michele Brungart

You’ve got the ring...now it’s time for the final fling!

Celebrate With Us! Bridal Showers Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties Rehearsal Dinners

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Newport on the Levee ~ 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY AxisalleyLevee.com

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Krohn Conservatory 1501 Eden Park Drive • Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513-221-2610 • premierparkevents. com/venues/krohn-conservatory/ Lake Lyndsay 4845 Augspurger Road • Hamilton, OH 45011 • 513-868-8555 • lakelyndsay.com

CONTACT NAME

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

Facility Specialist

150

Built in 1933; art deco design; event begins once the conservatory closes for the day; glass atrium; parking lot and on-street parking; giant palms; tropical rain forest; indoor waterfalll; preferred catering, spirits and vendor list available; event coordinator; venue set-up and cleanup; chairs, tables and tents available to rent.

400

Three different buildings (Lake Lyndsay Lodge, Kayla’s Korner and the Beach House); all buildings surrounded by a private lake; outside gazebo; on-site ceremonies; catering and beverage decisions left to the client; rentals available for up to six hours; decorations and table centerpieces available to rent; bridal suite (depending on the building); preferred caterers and vendor list available; ample parking.

Lyndsay Rapier-Phipps

FEATURES

The Mandalay Event & Banquet Center 2700 E. River Road • Dayton, OH 45439 937-294-6600 • themandalay.com Contact: Molly McConnell Manor House 7440 Mason-Montgomery Road Mason, OH 45040 • 513-459-0177 manorhouseohio.com

Shannon Wullenweber, Madison Benjamin or Christine Cosby

Whether your wedding style is casual or grand, The Mandalay puts affordable elegance right at your fingertips. We will take care of every detail so your event is flawless and stress-free. Maximum capacity is 500.

2,000

All-season venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions with both “alfresco” and indoor chapel-like ceremonies followed by a reception in a Manor House ballroom; "Plantation style" estate; mahogany fireplace; crystal chandeliers; wooden floors; beamed ceilings; gardens; courtyard; bridal party dressing room; vendor list available.

Maple Ridge Lodge 3040 Westwood Northern Blvd. Cincinnati, OH 45211 • 513-221-2610 premierparkevents.com/venues/mapleridge-lodge/

Facility Specialist

200

Restored, rustic lodge with patios and a spacious interior with a stone fireplace; located in Cincinnati's largest park, Mt. Airy; scenery of woods and wildlife; covered and open patios; preferred catering, spirits and vendors list available; tables, chairs and tents available to rent; inside ceremony option in case of inclement weather; parking available.

The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center 951 E Withrow St. • Oxford, OH 45056 513-529-6911 • hdg.muohio.edu/ TheMarcum

Kathy Crowley

275

Guest rooms near location; flexible menu options; bar options; liquor license; on-site event planner; full-service catering; gardens; courtyard; gazebo; piano available; alcohol service includes a bartender; Kumler chapel features sound system.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant 21 E. Fifth St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513721-9361 • mccormickandschmicks.com

General Manager

200

Beautiful venues to accommodate both small and large wedding receptions, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel 36 East Fourth St. • Cincinnati OH 45202 • 513-333-0000 • renaissancecincinnati.com

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ay “I Do” in the city’s most elegant wedding venue, featuring a central downtown location and breathtaking 40-foot domed original ceilings in Burnham Hall that you simply have to see to believe. From our chic Private Dining Room, perfect for showers or an intimate rehearsal dinner, to our spacious Executive Suites, ideal for primping and prep, our hotel is destined to delight in a way that no other wedding venue can. Situated in the historic Bartlett Building, we blend contemporary style and classic opulence. Let us design your perfect day…a celebration that reflects your love for each other, your distinct sense of style and your exceptional sophistication. Allow our historically charmed hotel to be your blank canvas to create, imagine and inspire.

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FEATURES

Meadowbrook Banquet Center 2398 Venice Blvd. • Fairfield, OH 45014 513-738-2448 meadowbrookbanquetcenter.com

General Manager

325

Classic country club setting; stone foyer; chandeliers; round tables with linen covers; padded chairs; hardwood dance floor; glass-block bar; separate buffet room; private parking; outdoor garden pavilion; set-up and cleanup included; preferred hotels list available; wedding rehearsal included with rental of outdoor pavilion; dressing room for bridal party.

The Meadows Banquet and Catering Services 59 E. Main St. • Addyston, OH 45001 513-941-7638 • themeadowsbanquet.com

Mary Willhite

310

All-inclusive packages; full-service bar; grand ballroom and Victorian room; china and silverware; ice carvings; signature wine fountains; chair covers; chocolate fountains; Grand Ballroom packages; uplighting.

Meier’s Wine Cellars 6955 Plainfield Rd • Cincinnati, OH 45236 513-794-4388 • Fax: 513-891-6370 • drinkmeiers.com

Miami Valley Gaming 6000 State Route 63 • Lebanon, OH 45036 513-934-7670 • miamivalleygaming. com Millennium Hotel Cincinnati 150 W. Fifth St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-352-2120 • millenniumhotels.com/ usa/millenniumcincinnati/ Monastery Event Center 1055 St. Paul Place • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-888-8694 • monasteryeventcenter.com Morton’s The Steakhouse 441 Vine St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-621-3111 • Fax: 513-621-4111 mortons.com/cincinnati

We can host any type of private event, from bridal and baby showers to birthday and anniversary parties. Maximum capacity is 100.

1,000

Three different venues to accommodate up to 1,000 guests; customized room configurations, menus and services; flexible catering capabilities and over 1,800 gaming machines to enjoy; special events team.

600

27,000 square feet of revolving reception space; valet parking available; customized menus available; fitness center; rooftop pool (open seasonally); connected sky-walk to Duke Energy Center; two ballrooms; offers panoramic views of downtown Cincinnati; valet parking; audio/visual equipment; setup included; discount room rates for guests; complimentary suite for bride and groom; chairs, tables and standard linens included; dance floor; rehearsal dinner; Wi-Fi; handicap accessible.

Lindsey Brown

300

Restored in 2015; registered as a National Historic Building in 1978; preferred vendors list available, including hotel accommodations; bridal suite and bride's private powder room; groom's room; bridal staging area; representative will be out to direct guests for traffic/parking; personalized etched champagne flutes for bride and groom; venue set-up; professional planners/coordinators; LEED certified after restoration; photo opportunities on the whole property.

Bridget Bain-Gasse

100

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati overlooking Fountain Square; three private dining boardrooms and a spacious dining room; event manager; audio/visual equipment; Wi-Fi; awardwinning wine list with recommendations and assistance from certified sommelier; floral arrangements, valet service and other amenities available.

Special Events team

Event Staff

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Mount Echo Pavilion 202 Crestline Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45205 513-221-2610 • premierparkevents.com/ venues/mt-echo-park-pavilion/

Facility Specialist

150

City views; an open-air veranda with archways that open onto terraces; garden; breathtaking views of downtown Cincinnati; surrounded by Mt. Echo Park with Buckeye and Sycamore trees; preferred catering, spirits and vendors list available; tables, chairs and tents available to rent; parking.

Muhlhauser Barn 8558 Beckett Road • West Chester, OH 45069 • 513-759-3960 • westchesteroh. org/departments/community-services/ parks/muhlhauser-barn

Monica Hines

220

Restored 1881 timber-frame barn with exposed beams; gas fireplace; gazebo; deck overlooking pond; elegant rustic atmosphere; available for rent starting April 1 through Nov. 15 of each year; your choice of décor, caterer and entertainment; open loft area; Christian Morelein Gazebo for small ceremonies or photos; tables and chairs for inside use only; fireplace; kitchen prep area.

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Nathanael Greene Lodge & Reception Hall

6394 Wesselman Road • Cincinnati, OH 45248 513-598-3100 • greentwp.org Contact: Cindy Tabler

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 E. Freedom Way • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-333-7536 • freedomcenter.org Contact Jessic Roncker

Nicholson’s 625 Walnut St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-550-1869 • nicholsonspub.com

Kelly Schneider

50

Nicola’s Ristorante Italiano

Event Manager

600

Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road • Loveland, OH 45140 • 513-583-8383 • Fax: 513-5839872 • oasisconferencecenter.com

Cathy BurkleyHumphries

2,000

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center offers spectacular views and the highest-quality food service, making it one of the region’s most in-demand venues. Maximum capacity: 400.

Convenient downtown location; great for rehearsal dinners and weddings; your guests will receive topnotch food and hospitality in a one-of-a-kind setting. Weather permitting, the garden room includes the patio. Several menu options.

1420 Sycamore St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-721-6200 • nicolasotr.com Contact: Vinny Pelino

Norlyn Manor 4440 State Route 132 • Batavia, OH 45103 • 513-732-9500 • norlynmanor.com

Serene wooded setting; two rooms for larger parties, one room that can hold up to 50 guests; the Continental Ballroom offers cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace and chapel-style wall of windows; the Mulberry Room offers impressive views, access to the patio, can seat up to 80 guests, and has a built-in screen and projector; two exclusive caterer options, dance floor available; on-site parking; handicap accessible. Maximum capacity: 200.

Nicola’s Restaurant offers a variety of unique reception spaces, serving modern Italian cuisine to groups large and small. Maximum capacity is 80

Located on 19 1/2 acres along Backbone Creek; tree-lined private drive; lighted parking; heavily wooded lot; country club setting; four individual ballrooms; imported marble; crystal chandeliers; curved staircase; glass French doors; patios; pond; gazebo; wood bar; Juliet balcony; 9-foot fireplace; butler-style service; on-site chef; fine china; stemmed glassware; linen tablecloths and chair covers. Wood beams and hand-cut stone; free parking; golf course views; table skirting; centerpieces and décor; fine china, flatware and glassware; dance floor; full catering capabilities.

The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim's - Fairfield 5440 Dixie Highway • Fairfield, OH 45014 • 513-674-6055 • junglejims.com/ the-oscar-event-center/

Dianna Hood

450

Full-service venue provides ceremonies and receptions, an in-house florist and bakery, international menus, a unique atmosphere with flexible floor plans, high ceilings, inviting décor, free parking and an experienced, hands-on, service-oriented team; use of Jungletron for photos and messages; glassware, china and lap-length linens included; cake cutting service; large dance floor; audio/visual equipment; set-up and cleanup included; complimentary hors d'oeuvres for the bridal party; on-site catering; on-site coordinator; handicap accessible.

Parkers Blue Ash Tavern 4200 Cooper Road • Cincinnati, OH 45242 513-891-8300 • parkersblueash.com

Gina Mack

100

Great venue for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, after-wedding brunch; stone fireplaces, centrally located; 100 for cocktails or hor d'oureves, 60 seated; All-American fare; chef-prepared beef and seafood.

Paul Brown Stadium 1 Paul Brown Stadium • Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513-455-4830 • bengals.com/ stadium/privateevents

Anna Bross

1,000

Reception area features a 62-foot window wall that overlooks the city or river; wedding party pictures on field available; on-site catering; Wi-Fi; audio/visual equipment available; preferred vendors list available; 20 complimentary parking spaces; extras available, including behind-the-scenes stadium tour, Who Dey mascot appearance, Ben-Gal cheerleader appearance and meet-and-greet with former Bengals players.

Teresa DinwiddieHerrmann

300

Crystal chandeliers, wooden trim and traditional dining room chairs; golf course, lakes and rolling hills of forest; free parking; set-up and cleanup; linens, china, glassware included; professional event planning and wait staff; customizable menu options; bridal dressing room; photo opportunities on the grounds; Wi-Fi; handicap accessible.

Peterloon Estate 8605 Hopewell Road • Cincinnati, OH 45242 • 513-791-7600 • peterloon.org

Matt Feldman

250

Historic estate filled with 18th and 19th century antiques; historic flooring and paneling; spiral staircase; combination of Georgian and Queen Anne styles; grand entrance hall with wood-burning fireplace; tables, chairs and tableware available; parking; valet parking or shuttle service available; staff on-site.

The Phoenix 812 Race St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-721-8901 • thephx.com

Sales & Event Coordinator

400

Acclaimed restaurant in historic building; Italian Renaissance architecture with white marble staircase; Tiffany stained-glass windows. National Historic Landmark; bridal dressing room; valet parking available at an additional charge; linens, bright white china, glassware, various table sizes and banquet chairs are all included. Preferred vendors list available; photo opportunities on the marble staircase; on-site coordinator; variety of menu options available; late-night bites option available; handicap accessible.

Pebble Creek Golf Course, Restaurant, and Event Center 9799 Prechtel Road • Cincinnati, OH 45252 513-385-4442 • pebblecreekgc.com

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Sales Manager

500

Powell Crosley Jr.’s historic 1928 Tudor-style mansion; set on 17 acres, overlooking a lake; an orchard leading away from the gardens in the rear of the home; garden pavilion; wedding designer; butler/host on-site day of event; banquet tables, cocktail tables, white garden chairs, classic white china, silverware, stemware all included; basic set-up and tear-down; exclusive caterer, able to customize menus.

Cristie R. Reynolds or Joan Lenkerd

45+

The Primavista’s beautiful private room is perfect for groups of 10-45+. Primavista offers professional service, delicious food and a breathtaking view.

Raffel's Catering & Banquet Facilities 10160 Reading Road • Evendale, OH 45241 513-563-9996 • raffelscatering.com

Maggie Raffel

300

Banquet center in Evendale and banquet hall in Blue Ash; family-owned catering company; variety of menu options available; preferred caterer of Fairfield Community Arts Center, Lake Lyndsay, Muhlhauser Barn and The Grove of Springfield Township; Raffel-owned banquet halls feature dance floors, adjustable lighting, Wi-Fi; handicap accessible; vegetarian and special menu options available.

Receptions Inc. - Fairfield 5975 Boymel Drive • Fairfield, OH 45014 513-860-4100 • receptionsinc.com

Kayla Marsh or Becky Philpot

405

Audiovisual equipment available; ice sculptures; chocolate fountains, 5-foot golden chandelier; complimentary champagne toast; dance floor; centerpieces; executive chefs; parking; color-coordinated linens, chair covers, china, flatware, and glassware all included; use of bridal room.

Receptions Inc. - Loveland 10681 Loveland-Madeira Road • Loveland, OH 45140 • 513-697-8999 • receptionsinc.com

Bethani Ritter

300

Contemporary theme; near I-275; food prepared in facility.

Receptions Inc. — Western Hills 3302 Westbourne Drive • Cincinnati, OH 45248 • 513-922-6777 • receptionsinc.com

Kerri Robers

350

Customized menus; all-inclusive packages; audiovisual equipment available; ice sculptures; chocolate fountains; complimentary champagne toast; dance floor; centerpieces; executive chefs; parking; colorcoordinated linens, chair covers, china, flatware, and glassware all included; use of bridal room.

Pinecroft Mansion at Crosley Estate 2366 Kipling Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45239 513-376-8163 • pinecroftmansion.com Primavista 810 Matson Place • Cincinnati, OH 45204 • 513-251-6467 • pvista.com

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel

36 E. Fourth St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-333-0000 • renaissancecincinnati.com Contact: Renaissance Certified Wedding Consultant

Say “I Do” in the city’s most elegant wedding venue, featuring a central downtown location and breathtaking 40-foot domed original ceilings in Burnham Hall. Situated in the historic Bartlett Building, our hotel blends contemporary style and classic opulence.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 50 E. Freedom Way • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-333-7536 • freedomcenter.org/private-events

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our event springs to life at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center amidst a backdrop of intriguing history, architecture and unmatched river views, including Smale Riverfront Park and the iconic Roebling Suspension Bridge. This world-renowned cultural destination is the perfect venue for your wedding, reception and rehearsal dinner. From the simple to the sublime, we have something for every taste!

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FEATURES

Revel OTR Winery 111 E, 12th St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-579-9463 • revelotr.com

Roberts Conference Centre 123 Gano Road • Wilmington, OH 45177 800-654-7036 • robertscentre.com

MaryRuth Grandinette

5,000

Available for semi-private group events and gatherings; handcrafted small batch wines; causal, hip artistic space.

Indoor and outdoor options; dance floor; linens; buffet or seated dinner options; Max & Erma’s restaurant on-site; more than 80,000 square feet of unobstructed meeting space; audio/visual equipment available; on-site accommodations; on-site catering team; bridal suite available; Wi-Fi; handicap accessible.

rollingmeadowsranch @hotmail.com

325

40 rolling acres of beauty, two ponds and green meadows; 7,700-square-foot timber-frame facility equipped with a prep kitchen; bridal party dressing room with mirrors, high counters, couches; groomsmen suite with mini-fridge, TV, couch; floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace; 160-foot wraparound porch; two grand entrances; tables and chairs included; outdoor chair rental available as of 2017; audio/ visual equipment; preferred vendors list available; ample parking; handicap accessible.

The Ronald Reagan Lodge at Voice of America MetroPark 7850 VOA Park Drive • West Chester, OH 45069 • 513-755-4402 • yourmetroparks.net

Claudia Whitacre

200

Outdoor gazebo overlooking 35-acre lake; gazebo holds 64-110; reception hall; meeting room; dance floor; bridal suite; has two rooms, the Lakeview room and the Trophy room; outdoor patio connected to Lakeview room; trophy room contains fireplace; rooms can be combined into one; preapproved catering or in-house options.

R.S.V.P. Event Center 453 Wards Corner Road • Loveland, OH 45140 • 513-965-0511 • rsvpeventcntr.com

Cathy Kreiner

300+

Italian crystal chandeliers; free parking; convenient location; warm ambience; menus created on-site with the freshest ingredients; 40 years of experience. Located on 12 acres; gardens, gazebo and five-acre lake; 44,000-square-foot facility; award-winning culinary staff; customized catering; state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities; experienced wedding planners; use of morning garden or primrose garden; use of grounds for photos; rehearsal space; private bridal suite and groom's parlor; non-alcoholic beverages for the bridal party; set-up and tear down of garden chairs; multiple catering packages; add-ons available.

Rolling Meadows Ranch 421 N. Waynesville Road • Lebanon, Ohio 45036 • 513-659-0476 rollingmeadowsranch.com"

Savannah Center 5533 Chappell Crossing Blvd. • West Chester, OH 45069 • 513-860-4142 savannahcenter.com

Mary Burns

1,200

Shaker Run Golf Club 320 Golf Club Drive • Lebanon, OH 45036 513-727-0007 • shakerrungolfclub.com

Jordan Hiers

325

Picturesque views of the 27-hole championship golf course and 125-acre lake; pavilion and lakeside ceremony sites are other options for ceremonies and receptions; two outdoor ceremony sites; several catering packages available; bar packages available; Wi-Fi; handicap accessible.

The Back Room at The Butcher and Barrel 700 Race St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-954-8974 • thebutcherbarrel.com

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he Back Room at The Butcher and Barrel is the perfect venue for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception! Enjoy exquisite dining options with a one of a kind menu prepared especially for you and your guests, by our world-renowned chef, Alfio Gulisano, and our talented culinary team. Your guests will be surrounded in beautiful, eclectic decor and artwork, and relax in our warm and inviting venue in the variety of lounge furniture and seating options in the space. Your guests can let loose, as the venue can be set-up to include a dance floor, and invite your favorite musicians to take the stage, located directly inside the private space. We also include AV capabilities, a premium sound system, and a projector and projection screen. A private full bar is also located within the event space, with a variety of different package options available. The Back Room also includes a private entrance for your guests, and endless set-up possibilities.

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The Butcher and Barrel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, at 700 Race St., within walking distance from some of the most popular ceremony locations in the city, including Washington Park and many churches and synagogues.


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Sharonville Convention Center 11355 Chester Road • Sharonville, OH 45246 • 513-771-7744 • Fax: 513-7725745 • sharonvilleconventioncenter.com

Lisa Hodge

2,650

Six Acres Bed & Breakfast 5350 Hamilton Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45224 • 513-541-0873 • sixacresbb.com

Kristin Kitchen

100

Located on six acres; landscaped grounds; intimate location; outdoor patio. Sister bed & breakfast located next door for further room accommodations; in-house catering; tent available to rent for outdoor ceremonies; wedding shuttle service available for a fee.

Events & Catering Sales

225

Preferred vendors list available; views of the golf course, pond and greenery; in-house catering; variety of menu options; handicap accessible.

VENUE

StillMeadow Country Club 1 Stillmeadow Drive • Cincinnati, OH 45245 • 513-752-6500 x11 stillmeadowcountryclub.com

FEATURES

Ample parking; variety of catering menus available, with customized menus as an option; Wi-Fi; audio/ visual equipment; on-site accommodations at Hyatt Place; list of other preferred hotels available.

Stonelick Hills Golf Club 3155 Sherilyn Lane • Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4653 • stonelickhills.com

Mike Sowards

250

On-site ceremonies available; patio overlooking the lake; windows overlooking the golf course; on-site catering available; on-site coordinator; photo opportunities on the grounds; variety of menu options available; event set-up and cleanup; patio only available after last tee time of the day; parking; handicap accessible. 180 seated, 250 total.

Stonewood Banquet Center at Sharon Woods 11555 Swing Road • Cincinnati, OH 45241 • 513-521-7275 • greatparks.org/ reservation/wedding-venues

Event Specialist

124

View of the championship Sharon Woods Golf Course; round linen covered tables; beverage service with attendant and access to a covered patio.

Summit Restaurant at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 3520 Central Parkway • Cincinnati, OH 45223 • 513-569-4981 • Fax: 513-569-1467 culinary.cincinnatistate.edu

Event Specialist

200

Five-star restaurant; free parking on weekends; professional staff.

The Summit 5345 Medpace Way • Cincinnati, OH 45227 866-898-3567 • thesummithotel.com

Event Specialist

380

Indoor and outdoor spaces; modern, contemporary décor; more than a dozen possible settings within the hotel.

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Sweetwine Banquet Center at Woodland Mound 600 Nordyke Road • Cincinnati, OH 45255 • 513-521-7275 • greatparks.org/ reservation/wedding-venues

Event Specialist

135

View of the vineyard and golf course; round linen covered tables and beverage service with attendant; covered patio; patio open to golfers during regular course hours.

Taft Museum of Art 316 Pike St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-684-4523• taftmuseum.org

Alyssa Kleespies

200

Guests may have access to tour the museum during the first hour of reception; garden tent over brick terrace; preferred caterers list; valet parking available.

FEATURES

Vinoklet Winery

11069 Colerain Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45252 513-385-9309 • vinokletwines.com Contact: Kim Lang

Vinoklet has been organizing outdoor weddings for many years and can help you make your vision a reality. The scenic landscape of a beautiful vineyard provides an unforgettable backdrop to your special day. Our indoor reception room seats up to 155 guests. We also have custom menus, host rehearsal dinners, and engagement and anniversary parties

The Westin Cincinnati 21 E. Fifth St. • Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-621-7700 • westin.com/cincinnati

Sales and Catering

1,000

Overlooks Fountain Square; $4.5 million renovation; updated ballrooms; meeting rooms; sound system; linens.

The Woodlands 9680 Cilley Road • Cleves, OH 45002 513-353-2593 • thewoodlandshall.com

Dave Reuss

Up to 1,000

An elegant location for any wedding reception. Nestled in a wooden and secluded location making The Woodlands a perfect spot for your special day. Newly remodeled dance floor; affordable pricing; tall fir trees. Max capacity differs per location. Several menus available to choose from.

Laurie Rusnak

300

Four hour limit, plus 2 hour setup and 1 hour tear down; main hall rental includes the full use of the first floor, catering kitchen, stage (if needed) and restrooms.

Wedding Coordinator

270

2,250 square feet of flexible space; block room rate; free Wi-Fi; state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment; on-site wedding coordinator; outdoor function space; pre-function space.

Wyoming Civic Center 1 Worthington Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45215 513-679-4640 • wyomingohio.gov

KENTUCKY ALoft Newport 201 E. Third St. • Newport, KY 41071 859-916-5306 • aloftnewportlevee.com

Axis Alley

1 Levee Way • Suite 1112 Newport, KY 41071 • 859-652-7250 Fax: 859-652-7269 • axisalleylevee.com Contact: Rebecca Metzner & Stephanie Campbell BB Riverboats 101 Riverboat Row • Newport, KY 41071 855-884-8121 • bbriverboats.com

Group Sales Office

500

Waterfront weddings available on two different boats; full on-site catering; Newport Landing party room/reception space also available; cruise on Ohio River, professional event planner, menu tasting and selection, china, linen and flatware selection, free parking and flexible payment types.

The Loft at Braxton Brewing Company 27 W. Seventh St. • Covington, KY 41011 513-315-7359 • braxtonbrewing.com/locations/theloft-private-event-space/ Contact: Ali Stigler

Celebrations Cruise Line 848 Elm St. • Ludlow, KY 41016 859-581-2600 • celebrationriverboats.com Cincinnati Airport Marriott 2395 Progress Drive Hebron, KY 41048 • 859-586-0166 cincinnatiairportmarriott.com Cincinnati Marriott at Rivercenter 10 W. RiverCenter Blvd. • Covington, KY 41011 • 859-261-2900 • marriott.com/hotels/ travel/cvgdr-cincinnati-marriott-at-rivercenter Destiny Yacht Charters Inc. 100 O'Fallon Ave. • Dayton, KY 41074 859-292-8687 • queencityriverboats.com

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Axis Alley is the perfect place if you are looking for a unique wedding reception. We offer customizable menus and packages that make wedding planning easy and fun! Max capacity 800.

The Loft at Braxton Brewing Company is a private event space providing an open, adaptable and industrial atmosphere ideal for creating memorable experiences. Max capacity 120.

380

Experienced and professional party planners; banquet and beverage staff; table linens; linens; table drapes; china; Bride and Groom’s table champagne toast.

Heather Paprella

750

7,480-square-foot ballroom; 2,000-square-foot atrium; wedding packages available along with airport park-and-fly deals; customized menus; located near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport; free shuttle service and parking for guests; rated top 10 percent in event planning and guest satisfaction of all Marriotts.

Emma McVay

320

Award-winning hotel; on-site restaurant; concierge lounge; fitness center; business center; indoor pool.

Event Coordinator

287

Downtown Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky skyline views; off-street parking available at Queen City Landing before embarking.

Chuck Girmann

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Newport Syndicate

18 E. Fifth St. • Newport, KY 41071 859-491-8000 • newportsyndicate.com

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or 20 years, the Newport Syndicate has put the “wow” in our events. We pride ourselves on personal service. Our planner sees to every detail, and then attends your event to ensure that all your details come to life. Our Grand Ballroom takes you back in time with special effect lighting, a massive antique bar, incredibly large dance floor and an elevated stage. The bar, with its close proximity to our large dance floor, is the right mix for a great

time. Our Ambassador Room is such a unique space that it stands alone in the Tristate. It has elegant columns, a large bar, a sunken dance floor with a built in DJ booth, a glass room overlooking the dance floor, special effect dance lighting on the dance floor as well as on the bar. You get the best of both worlds: a classy dinner experience and a fun party your family and friends will never forget. Your rehearsal dinner is the kickoff party to an incredible wedding. We have

three private rooms with great food and décor. Gangster’s Dueling Piano Bar is located inside our complex, which is the perfect after party for your event. Our Chef provides a tasting for you to select just the right menu. We include all the extras without any surprises. Our 20 years of experience will show at every event.


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Director of Catering

600

Ballroom; hotel rooms available to guests.

Event Staff

300

Outdoor gazebo, terrace and grand ballroom; view of downtown Cincinnati skyline; detailoriented; three different catering options.

Embassy Suites Cincinnati — RiverCenter 10 E. RiverCenter Blvd. • Covington, KY 41011 • 859-655-4662 embassysuitesrivercenter.com

Natalie Bullock

240

Banquet room with view of city (two banquet spaces available); garden atrium with cascading waterfalls.

The Florentine Event Center 8605 Haines Drive • Florence, KY 41042 859-412-0471 • theflorentineeventcenter.com

Missy or Tony

350

China place settings; open bar; 10 chandeliers; themed events; dance floor; full wedding packages; all-inclusive events.

The Gardens of Park Hills 1622 Dixie Highway • Park Hills, KY 41011 859-392-8264 • mchalescatering.com

Carly Ems

500

Tuscany garden theme with chandeliers and wall sconces, soft natural tones and a marble effect dance floor; open ceilings; ballroom with dance floor; intimate setting; stage; head table; seated or buffet dinners.

Jen Shorten

600

Grand staircase, balcony overlooking the ballroom and two-story windows; located in historic Odd Fellow Hall in Covington; catering; free parking; ballroom with dance floor and balcony.

Mary

863

Located adjacent and connected to the Fort Thomas Antiques & Design Center; 23,500-square-foot facility.

Hilton Cincinnati Airport 7373 Turfway Road • Florence, KY 41042 859-371-4400 • cincinnatiairport.hilton.com

Shona Schulkers

400

Complimentary parlor suite for bridal party; king room for couples’ one-year anniversary; champagne toast for bridal party; set up of dance floor; discounted room rates for out-of-town guests; reserve reception Friday night or Saturday early afternoon and receive 10 percent discount.

Hofbrauhaus 200 E. Third St. • Newport, KY 41071 859-491-7200 • hofbrauhausnewport.com

Karen Maslin

350

Light entertainment at no additional charge; beer hall and beer garden; beer brewed on-site.

Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. • Erlanger, KY 41018 • 859-371-2233 • ihg.com

Lori Fahey

700

One-stop shop with overnight guest rooms and complimentary airport transportation; restaurant/ bar open; terrace area; all-inclusive wedding packages; indoor pool; sauna; exercise facilities.

The Madison 700 Madison Ave. • Covington, KY 41011 859-261-1117 • thecovingtonmadison.com

Brittney Lee

400

All-inclusive packaging; chair covers and lighting provided; taste and toast available; six ballrooms and three ceremony sites; dance floor, built-in bar, and private restrooms; fully customizable menus, with food prepared in-house by executive chef and culinary team.

Teresa Vetter

200

Panoramic views of downtown Cincinnati, skyline, Roebling Suspension Bridge and river; several menu options available; covered parking available; professional planner; all linens, tables, chairs, place settings and dance floor included.

Wedding Specialist

350

View of the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio River; up to 240 guests for dinner, 350 for cocktails.

VENUE

DoubleTree Cincinnati Airport Hotel 2826 Terminal Drive • Hebron, KY 41048 • 859-371-6166 • doubletree.com Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook 750 Park Lane • Covington, KY 41011 859-431-2577 • dreespavilion.com

The Grand Ballroom 6 E. Fifth St. • Covington, KY 41011 859-392-8623 • mchalescatering.com Highlander Event Center 90 Alexandria Pike • Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 859-441-3000 • nkyantiques.com

The Metropolitan Club 50 E. Rivercenter Blvd. • Ste. 1900 Covington, KY 41011 • 859-392-2462 metropolitanclub.net Newport Aquarium 1 Aquarium Way • Newport, KY 41071 859-815-1466 • newportaquarium.com

FEATURES

The Newport Syndicate 18 E. Fifth St. • Newport, KY 41071 859-491-8000 • newportsyndicate.com Contact: Dee Hornback Northern Kentucky University 20 Kenton Drive • Highland Heights, KY 41076 • 859-572-5782 • dineoncampus. com/nku/weddings Pinnacle Ballroom 6 E. Fifth St. • Covington, KY 41011 859-392-8263 • mchalescatering.com

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Offers seven private rooms with unique art deco designs and fireplaces. Available for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, fundraisers and corporate events.

Sara Trauth or Lee Unsinger

300

Located in NKU student union; on-site catering; new building; several video screens and lighting opportunities; game room available with special arrangement.

Jen Shorten

300

Top floor of the historic Odd Fellows Hall, which also houses The Grand Ballroom; 26-foot knotty pine ceilings with skylights, a 25-foot round dance floor, a circular bar and an urban chic décor, free parking directly across the street; McHale's event planners; creative menu offerings from McHale's.

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Pompilio’s Restaurant 600 Washington Ave., Newport, KY 41071 859-581-3065 • pompilios.com Contact: Larry Geiger

An Italian restaurant with a Kentucky flavor set in an historic neighborhood. Famed Hollywood film location. Authentic Italian cuisine, since 1933. Maximum capacity: 200.

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront 668 W. Fifth St. • Covington, KY 41011 859-292-1074 • radisson.com/covingtonky

Nikki Holthaus

400

Elegant décor; candlelit centerpieces; floor-length table linens; dance floor; champagne toast to the bridal party; free parking.

Receptions Inc. — Erlanger 1379 Donaldson Highway • Erlanger, KY 41018 • 859-372-2267 • receptionsinc.com

Shannon Flanagan

650

Audiovisual equipment available; photo booths; cakes; luminous centerpieces.

Michelle Faris

350

Historic outdoor wedding venue along the scenic Ohio River; hosts special events for one day use, or a weekend rental with overnight accommodations for up to 20 guests.

The Roebling Room at Smoke Justis 302 Court St. • Covington, KY 41011 859-814-8858 • smokejustis.com

Event Specialist

100

Newly renovated event space located in the heart of the Roebling Point District of Covington, Ky.

Traditions Golf Club 2035 Williams Road • Hebron, KY 41048 859-586-6691 • traditionsgolfclub.com

Diana VanArsdale

150

Located in the hills of Northern Kentucky; private setting; golf course views; customized service.

Event Manager

300

Menu options; acres of free parking; use of infield; racetrack views.

The Inn at Oneonta 7729 Mary Ingles Highway Melbourne, KY 41059 • 859-586-4201 theinnatoneonta.com

Turfway Park 7500 Turfway Road • Florence, KY 41042 • 859-647-4846 • turfway.com

Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club 450 E. 43rd St. • Covington, KY 41015 • 859-581-2410 • golfattwinoaks.com Contact: Domanic Catacora

Wiedemann Hill Mansion 1102 Park Ave. • Newport, KY 41071 859-655-9018 • whillmansion.com

We make this the reception of your dreams. Breathtaking views from our veranda, our professional staff and exceptional food make this the best-kept secret in NKY. Max capacity 300.

Donna or Susan Weddle

60

Restored historic home; city views; intimate location; period furnishings.

Belterra Casino Resort & Spa 777 Belterra Drive • Florence, IN 47020 888-440-4498 • belterracasino.com

Edie Alexander

700

50,000 square feet of banquet space; customized menus; professional staff; dedicated banquet captain and wedding coordinator; conveniently located; full-service spa and salon; fitness center; business center; Tom Fazio golf course; outdoor pool.

Chateau Pomije Winery, Vineyard and Banquet Facility 25043 Jacobs Road • Guilford, IN 47022 812-623-8004 • cpwinery.com

Event Staff

350

5,500-square-foot stone banquet facility; facility is surrounded by 70 acres of vineyards; large windows overlooking a lake; stone fireplaces; rustic charm.

Lawrenceburg Event Center and DoubleTree by Hilton 91 Walnut St. • Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 812-539-8888 thelawrenceburgeventcenter.com

Event Planning Staff

1,000

Three ballrooms; full catering service; on-site accommodations at DoubleTree Hilton; wedding planners; Wi-Fi; cake-cutting service included; lighting and sound included; coat check; bridal dressing room; champagne toast; ample parking; linens, silverware, glassware provided; venue setup and cleanup included; handicap accessible.

Rising Star Casino 777 Rising Star Drive • Rising Sun, IN 47040 800-472-6311 x4 • risingstarcasino.com

Group Sales Representative

540

Linens and chairs; audiovisual equipment; beverage services; appetizers or seated dinner; casino; hotel accommodations provided as well.

Starlight Reception Hall 10265 U.S. 50 • Aurora, IN 47001 812-926-7600 • starlightreception.com

John Zeidan

300

Full kitchen and bar; parking spaces; dance floor; fountain; waterfall; outdoor gazebo and picnic space; outdoor weddings capability.

Walhill Farm Event Center 857 Six Pines Ranch Road • Batesville, IN 47006 • 812-934-2600 • walhillfarm.com

Pete Hillenbrand

600

Rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception sites; farm-fresh dining.

INDIANA

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Lattecia & Austin Plear BELL EVENT CENTER MOLLYJANE PHOTOGRAPHY

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atteica and Austin Plear had already been married eight years when they had their dream wedding this year at The Bell Event Centre. “We got married at the justice of peace because at the time we didn’t make enough for our dream wedding. After eight years married and five years of planning we finally got the chance to have the wedding of our dreams and share in our love with all the people in our lives that matter most,” says Latteica. The wedding may have been delayed, but Lattecia says doing so made both the wedding and their relationship even sweeter. “Us working hard together to accomplish our goal to have our dream wedding really renewed our love for one another,” she says.

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Alexandra & Andrew Johns EMBASSY SUITES RIVERCENTER ADAM & KELI PHOTOGRAPHY

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or Alexandra and Andrew Johns, it was important to have Cincinnati play an important role in their wedding. “We loved the city skyline in the back of our ceremony and through the windows for our reception,” Alexandra says. “We loved the combination of outdoor and indoor.” The two married at the Embassy Suites RiverCenter in Covington, which was ideal for their urban-themed wedding. “We had high top tables and lounge chairs around the bar to give a loungelike feel and [to] get people away from their dinner tables. We used our outdoor space to make another hangout spot with photo booth props against the city skyline. We had a very fun DJ and really focused on having the atmosphere fun and vibrant,” she says.

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Ramiyah & Thomas Campbell THE MADISON EVENT CENTER CHAPEL LANE PHOTOGRAPHY

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amiyah and Thomas Campbell proved that easy and elegant can go hand in hand with their wedding at the Madison Event Center in Covington. “We wanted a space that was all inclusive and this venue gave us just that! Not only did it give us the aesthetic we wanted (high ceilings, neutral in tone, modern), it came with an awesome wedding package that included food and drink, on-site coordinators and décor,” says Ramiyah. The couple also used the nearby Hotel Covington for their ceremony. “[One] thing we wanted to be conscious of was keeping the two events in close vicinity, especially since we had a few out-oftown guests. This worked out perfectly because they were right next door and worked so well together,” she adds.

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Have you seen us lately? We have completed a multimillion dollar renovation that showcases Kentucky’s beautiful heritage and equestrian décor. We are located close to many corporate offices, easy access to I-75 and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, as well as area attractions, shopping and delicious dining options.

Complimentary 24 hour airport shuttle • 314 remodeled & spacious guest rooms 9,300 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space (12 meeting rooms) • Kentucky Crave (on-site restaurant) Herb N’ Kitchen and lounge • Brand new fitness center and indoor heated pool Brand new business center and Hilton Honors lounge

Hilton Cincinnati Airport • 7373 Turfway Road, Florence KY 41042 Phone: 859-371-4400 • Sales email: CVGCH-Salesadm@hilton.com


WEDDINGS at

Rehearsal Dinners & Small Receptions

With 22 years of fine dining experience serving OTR and the greater Cincinnati area, we invite you to explore our unique private & semi-private dining spaces.

Nicola’s Reserve: up to 50 guests

Wine Room: up to 12 guests

Mezzanine: up to 45 guests

Main Dining Room: up to 80 guests

Garden/Patio: up to 50 guests (weather permitting)

1420 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 721-6200 • contact@nicolasotr.com • events@nicolasotr.com

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