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The Center

Cincinnati , OH
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LOCATION

115 E. 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 US (map)

PHONE

513-824-7274

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Center is a unique event space located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. The dramatic and expansive environment enables customization and creative arrangement options, making it... Read more
The Center is a unique event space located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. The dramatic and expansive environment enables customization and creative arrangement options, making it the perfect place to meet, greet, play and party downtown. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1970
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
400
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1970
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
400
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

4.9
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Tonya
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! What more could a couple ask for when looking for a wedding venue! The team is amazing to work with and are casual but very professional. The best part is that it has beautiful hardwood floors and a blank canvas to make dreams come true, not to mention a prime location in the center of downtown Cincinnati overlooking fountain square! Their alcohol is incredibly reasonable for top shelf choices, and we loved that we could choose our own vendors and not select from a list. We were able to hang chandeliers and lighting options that transformed the space into our dream wedding. You WONT be disappointed if you choose The Center for your big day - we weren't! For the price and what you get, it's Cincinnati's hidden gem!
Wow! What more could a couple ask for when looking for a wedding venue! The team is amazing to work with and are casual Read more...
Wow! What more could a couple ask for when looking for a wedding venue! The team is amazing to work with and are casual but very professional. The best part is that it has beautiful hardwood floors and a blank canvas to make dreams come true, not to mention a prime location in the center of downtown Cincinnati overlooking fountain square! Their alcohol is incredibly reasonable for top shelf choices, and we loved that we could choose our own vendors and not select from a list. We were able to hang chandeliers and lighting options that transformed the space into our dream wedding. You WONT be disappointed if you choose The Center for your big day - we weren't! For the price and what you get, it's Cincinnati's hidden gem! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Center responded with the following comments:

Tonya,
You were an absolute delight to work with! We loved working with you from your first tour to the day when you and John celebrated the love you have for each other. Your reception defined what The Center is all about -- taking a blank canvas and turning it into a beautiful setting that reflects you both as a couple. In other words, The Center looked gorgeous and we are honored to have been chosen for your big day! Wishing you both a life full of happiness and love.
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so happy that we chose The Center for our wedding reception venue. The space was beautiful and open, and all of our guests loved the modern feel. We worked with Alyssa who was incredibly helpful and always available to answer questions. She truly went above and beyond! I highly recommend this venue!
We were so happy that we chose The Center for our wedding reception venue. The space was beautiful and open, and all of Read more...
We were so happy that we chose The Center for our wedding reception venue. The space was beautiful and open, and all of our guests loved the modern feel. We worked with Alyssa who was incredibly helpful and always available to answer questions. She truly went above and beyond! I highly recommend this venue! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Center responded with the following comments:

Kristen,

We are so honored to have been the venue for such an incredible day. It warmed our hearts to play a part in the celebration of your and Andrew's wedding. We enjoyed working with you both and we are anxiously awaiting seeing pictures from the gorgeous reception! :) We wish you and Andrew a life full of laughter and love.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the center in June. We could not have been happier with how the venue and everything turned out. This is such a beautiful space and gives you the flexibility to make it your own. The staff was also very very helpful and responsive. They helped in so many ways along the way. Definitely recommend this space and all the positives that come along with it!!
My husband and I got married at the center in June. We could not have been happier with how the venue and everything Read more...
My husband and I got married at the center in June. We could not have been happier with how the venue and everything turned out. This is such a beautiful space and gives you the flexibility to make it your own. The staff was also very very helpful and responsive. They helped in so many ways along the way. Definitely recommend this space and all the positives that come along with it!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
The Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your wonderful words! We are so glad you had the perfect day wedding! One of the best parts of our jobs is helping couples throughout the planning process to make sure their big day is flawless -- we're so glad we could make that happen for you! Wishing you the very best!
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Private User
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
The Center was the perfect Cincinnati wedding reception venue for my Husband and I. When we got engaged we knew we wanted our wedding to be unique and completely customized to us; we wanted our venue and every aspect of our wedding day to be special to us. We did not want a cookie-cutter wedding that felt like it was selected off a predetermined menu and The Center allowed us to pull this off with ease. From the moment we stepped into the space on our initial visit we adored the modern feel, the large open spaces, and the awesome view of the city, the location, the beautiful hard wood floors and the blank canvas that the space offered. We absolutely loved that The Center allowed us to select all our own wedding reception vendors; from the caterer, to the florist, lighting, to linens everything was customized to us and truly made our day so memorable. We received so many compliments throughout the evening on how amazing and beautiful the venue was and how everyone absolutely loved the space. We worked with Laura in the months prior to our wedding reception and on the day of the wedding and she was amazing! She responded quickly to any questions or requests we had, she made the process of ordering alcohol as painless as possible even though we had some very unique and specific request. She was truly a joy to work with. We would HIGHLY recommend The Center to anyone looking for a wedding reception venue!
The Center was the perfect Cincinnati wedding reception venue for my Husband and I. When we got engaged we knew we wanted Read more...
The Center was the perfect Cincinnati wedding reception venue for my Husband and I. When we got engaged we knew we wanted our wedding to be unique and completely customized to us; we wanted our venue and every aspect of our wedding day to be special to us. We did not want a cookie-cutter wedding that felt like it was selected off a predetermined menu and The Center allowed us to pull this off with ease. From the moment we stepped into the space on our initial visit we adored the modern feel, the large open spaces, and the awesome view of the city, the location, the beautiful hard wood floors and the blank canvas that the space offered. We absolutely loved that The Center allowed us to select all our own wedding reception vendors; from the caterer, to the florist, lighting, to linens everything was customized to us and truly made our day so memorable. We received so many compliments throughout the evening on how amazing and beautiful the venue was and how everyone absolutely loved the space. We worked with Laura in the months prior to our wedding reception and on the day of the wedding and she was amazing! She responded quickly to any questions or requests we had, she made the process of ordering alcohol as painless as possible even though we had some very unique and specific request. She was truly a joy to work with. We would HIGHLY recommend The Center to anyone looking for a wedding reception venue! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Center responded with the following comments:

What a wonderful review to wake up to this morning! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are truly honored to be able to share such a special day with special people. Receiving reviews like this one is what keeps us going. We could not be the venue we are today without the amazing brides and grooms we get to work with. We feel very blessed to work with every single one of our brides! Thank you so much!
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Mark & Phi-Anh
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
The Center was a wonderful venue for our daughter Aimee's wedding reception. The staff was very accommodating and helpful throughout the whole time leading up to the reception, the reception itself and even afterwards with the cleanup. They made the weekend very enjoyable and a whole lot less stressful. The actual site was exactly what my daughter was looking for...a beautiful, amazing canvas to start with and to paint all of her dreams for her wedding on. Thank you so much for the wonderful time.
The Center was a wonderful venue for our daughter Aimee's wedding reception. The staff was very accommodating and helpful Read more...
The Center was a wonderful venue for our daughter Aimee's wedding reception. The staff was very accommodating and helpful throughout the whole time leading up to the reception, the reception itself and even afterwards with the cleanup. They made the weekend very enjoyable and a whole lot less stressful. The actual site was exactly what my daughter was looking for...a beautiful, amazing canvas to start with and to paint all of her dreams for her wedding on. Thank you so much for the wonderful time. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Coors! Aimee and Dean's wedding was truly unique and transformed The Center into a vibrant, fun atmosphere that all the guests enjoyed! It was such a pleasure working with your family leading up to the event! We wish Aimee and Dean the very best in the years to come!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Every year our Fraternity has a Sweetheart Formal. This is the biggest event of the year so it is crucial we pick a great venue. The Center was indeed that. The workers were extremely helpful, their policy was easy to work with and they provided a list of vendors which made putting together the pieces of the puzzle a breeze! From the Planning Phase to the Execution of the event, the workers were nothing less than exceptional. Alyssa, Alana and Laura were friendly, cooperative and a pleasure to work with.

Planning an event of any kind may seem like a daunting task, but when you have a staff and venue like the The Center, your stress levels will be slim to none. Although The Center primarily hosts Wedding Receptions, they proved their versatility with our group of college students and set us up for THE best Sweetheart Formal to date. 5/5 hands down.
Every year our Fraternity has a Sweetheart Formal. This is the biggest event of the year so it is crucial we pick a great Read more...
Every year our Fraternity has a Sweetheart Formal. This is the biggest event of the year so it is crucial we pick a great venue. The Center was indeed that. The workers were extremely helpful, their policy was easy to work with and they provided a list of vendors which made putting together the pieces of the puzzle a breeze! From the Planning Phase to the Execution of the event, the workers were nothing less than exceptional. Alyssa, Alana and Laura were friendly, cooperative and a pleasure to work with.

Planning an event of any kind may seem like a daunting task, but when you have a staff and venue like the The Center, your stress levels will be slim to none. Although The Center primarily hosts Wedding Receptions, they proved their versatility with our group of college students and set us up for THE best Sweetheart Formal to date. 5/5 hands down. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Center responded with the following comments:

Eric,

Thank you so much for your kind words! The Sweetheart Formal was a blast, and we couldn't have asked for the young men of your organization to have been any more professional or respectful! You were a treat to work with throughout the process!

Thank you for selecting The Center as your venue of choice! We hope to have you back soon!

Alana, Alyssa and Laura
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful wedding and a wonderful reception!
We had a beautiful wedding and a wonderful reception!
We had a beautiful wedding and a wonderful reception! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Katie
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
The Center was everything we were looking for: in the heart of the city, classic, clean look and a great staff to work with!! We are so glad we discovered the Center!!
The Center was everything we were looking for: in the heart of the city, classic, clean look and a great staff to work Read more...
The Center was everything we were looking for: in the heart of the city, classic, clean look and a great staff to work with!! We are so glad we discovered the Center!! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a fantastic experience working with The Center over this past year. Shannon was extremely helpful and responsive throughout our planning process. We were not always the easiest clients with which to work, but Shannon took our many questions about decor and alcohol in stride, and even worked to accomodate a last-minute request to use a tandem bicycle for our entrance. Thanks to her help, the flexibility of the contract, and the adaptability of the space, we were truly able to personalize our reception to suite our tastes and personalities. Our many out-of-town guests also LOVED that they could walk to their hotel (or to the bars) after the reception was over. Overall, we highly, highly recommend The Center!
We had a fantastic experience working with The Center over this past year. Shannon was extremely helpful and responsive Read more...
We had a fantastic experience working with The Center over this past year. Shannon was extremely helpful and responsive throughout our planning process. We were not always the easiest clients with which to work, but Shannon took our many questions about decor and alcohol in stride, and even worked to accomodate a last-minute request to use a tandem bicycle for our entrance. Thanks to her help, the flexibility of the contract, and the adaptability of the space, we were truly able to personalize our reception to suite our tastes and personalities. Our many out-of-town guests also LOVED that they could walk to their hotel (or to the bars) after the reception was over. Overall, we highly, highly recommend The Center! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Emily! It was a beautiful reception, and we are honored to have been a part of the evening. Working with you on the planning of the event was a pleasure and we wish you and Chris the best in the years to come!
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Alexandra
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
The Center was by far the easiest and best decision I made during the wedding planning process. The Center is truly a diamond in the rough, shining modern amongst the typical, tired and dated downtown reception venues. There is hands down no other venue comparable to the uniqueness of The Center. It's blank canvas allows for ultimate creative flexibility. I personally believe couples should pick a venue based on the likeness to their personalities and The Center lends unlimited options and possibilities allowing for the ultimate custom wedding.

Shannon and Alana were a dream to work with. Even though The Center is a fairly new venue, you would think these ladies have been working in the industry for years based on their professionalism. They were super engaged, responding to my e-mail inquiries within hours which was very much appreciated being an out of town bride. A few timeline issues arose the week of the wedding and Shannon was quick to go above and beyond to handle the situation, proving The Center extremely flexible and sensitive to client's needs. In hindsight I believe I was more relaxed during the planning process due to my unwavering confidence in Shannon and Alana.

The Center was fairly reasonable for my wedding budget but in my opinion, I can't put a price on the comments we received from guests regarding the awesomeness of The Center and it's impressive ability to showcase the heart of downtown Cincinnati.

I was and forever will be thrilled with The Center!
The Center was by far the easiest and best decision I made during the wedding planning process. The Center is truly a Read more...
The Center was by far the easiest and best decision I made during the wedding planning process. The Center is truly a diamond in the rough, shining modern amongst the typical, tired and dated downtown reception venues. There is hands down no other venue comparable to the uniqueness of The Center. It's blank canvas allows for ultimate creative flexibility. I personally believe couples should pick a venue based on the likeness to their personalities and The Center lends unlimited options and possibilities allowing for the ultimate custom wedding.

Shannon and Alana were a dream to work with. Even though The Center is a fairly new venue, you would think these ladies have been working in the industry for years based on their professionalism. They were super engaged, responding to my e-mail inquiries within hours which was very much appreciated being an out of town bride. A few timeline issues arose the week of the wedding and Shannon was quick to go above and beyond to handle the situation, proving The Center extremely flexible and sensitive to client's needs. In hindsight I believe I was more relaxed during the planning process due to my unwavering confidence in Shannon and Alana.

The Center was fairly reasonable for my wedding budget but in my opinion, I can't put a price on the comments we received from guests regarding the awesomeness of The Center and it's impressive ability to showcase the heart of downtown Cincinnati.

I was and forever will be thrilled with The Center! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Alex! You were an absolute pleasure to work with and we wish you and Tom the best!

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