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The Center

Cincinnati , OH
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LOCATION

115 E. 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH US 45202 (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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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H&A S.
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful New Year’s Eve wedding and reception at The Center, and we couldn’t have been happier with the venue. Working with Alana, Shannon, and Sam in the months leading up to the event was great – they always responded quickly to our questions and requests, and they were very helpful in simplifying the process and making it as free of stress as they could.


The venue itself was perfect, and we received many comments throughout the night about how unique and great the spot was. Ringing in the New Year with our friends and family at the large window with a view of Fountain Square is something we’ll never forget.
We had a beautiful New Year’s Eve wedding and reception at The Center, and we couldn’t have been happier with the venue. Read more...
We had a beautiful New Year’s Eve wedding and reception at The Center, and we couldn’t have been happier with the venue. Working with Alana, Shannon, and Sam in the months leading up to the event was great – they always responded quickly to our questions and requests, and they were very helpful in simplifying the process and making it as free of stress as they could.


The venue itself was perfect, and we received many comments throughout the night about how unique and great the spot was. Ringing in the New Year with our friends and family at the large window with a view of Fountain Square is something we’ll never forget. Read less
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lindsey
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Let me start off by saying that Shannon and Alana were fantastic throughout my entire wedding planning process!! I changed things on them quite a few times... My event time, how long I wanted the venue, delivery times, clean up times, etc. and not once did they even seem annoyed with me ;) They are extremely professional and return emails/phone calls within a day.

Now for the actual venue... If you are looking for a blank slate to make your own, this is it! From the neutral walls to the beautiful hardwood floors, you cant not have a spectacular looking wedding! The location of the venue is absolutely perfect. It is literally in the heart of downtown, walkable for guests staying in a nearby hotel, and perfect for going out after the reception. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone!
Let me start off by saying that Shannon and Alana were fantastic throughout my entire wedding planning process!! I changed Read more...
Let me start off by saying that Shannon and Alana were fantastic throughout my entire wedding planning process!! I changed things on them quite a few times... My event time, how long I wanted the venue, delivery times, clean up times, etc. and not once did they even seem annoyed with me ;) They are extremely professional and return emails/phone calls within a day.

Now for the actual venue... If you are looking for a blank slate to make your own, this is it! From the neutral walls to the beautiful hardwood floors, you cant not have a spectacular looking wedding! The location of the venue is absolutely perfect. It is literally in the heart of downtown, walkable for guests staying in a nearby hotel, and perfect for going out after the reception. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone! Read less
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J
Wedding:
10/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of working with Alana and her staff for an event on October 30th. The company I work for, Destinys Catering Inc. had the pleasure of catering an event hosted by the staff at The Center. Alana, Shannon and the staff made it so easy for my staff and I to do our jobs. I love the atmosphere created by The Center for any kind of event. Keep up the Good work and hope to work with you again!
Brides if you are looking for something in the downtown area, give this place a look, just stunning and the staff will really take care of you!
I had the pleasure of working with Alana and her staff for an event on October 30th. The company I work for, Destinys Read more...
I had the pleasure of working with Alana and her staff for an event on October 30th. The company I work for, Destinys Catering Inc. had the pleasure of catering an event hosted by the staff at The Center. Alana, Shannon and the staff made it so easy for my staff and I to do our jobs. I love the atmosphere created by The Center for any kind of event. Keep up the Good work and hope to work with you again!
Brides if you are looking for something in the downtown area, give this place a look, just stunning and the staff will really take care of you! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
When I got engaged in March 2012, I knew that I wanted a unique space for my wedding reception. I wasn't interested in the cookie-cutter reception hall look...unfortunately, there wasn't many options in the Greater Cincinnati Area.
I was excited when I came across The Center, through a wedding sight! The Center Cincinnati offers big spaces, beautiful fountain square views, hardwood floors, and an optimal location in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.
Using the Center, I was able to use my own vendors(caterers, etc), decorate the way I wanted, and "run the show". The girls on staff were very accommodating and fun to work with! They helped decorate before the event, which was a big help. I even had Alana(one of the main coordinators on staff) dancing at the reception!

I couldn't have asked for a prettier, more unique wedding reception, and was very pleased to have used the Center.

My sisters and friends are still talking about it!!


Katherine
When I got engaged in March 2012, I knew that I wanted a unique space for my wedding reception. I wasn't interested in the Read more...
When I got engaged in March 2012, I knew that I wanted a unique space for my wedding reception. I wasn't interested in the cookie-cutter reception hall look...unfortunately, there wasn't many options in the Greater Cincinnati Area.
I was excited when I came across The Center, through a wedding sight! The Center Cincinnati offers big spaces, beautiful fountain square views, hardwood floors, and an optimal location in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.
Using the Center, I was able to use my own vendors(caterers, etc), decorate the way I wanted, and "run the show". The girls on staff were very accommodating and fun to work with! They helped decorate before the event, which was a big help. I even had Alana(one of the main coordinators on staff) dancing at the reception!

I couldn't have asked for a prettier, more unique wedding reception, and was very pleased to have used the Center.

My sisters and friends are still talking about it!!


Katherine Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Center responded with the following comments:

Katherine, The Center was very fortunate to have been involved in such a big part of your special day! We loved the bright color scheme and how involved your family was throughout the process! We know your guests had a blast, as we have received calls from their friends and family wanting more information on the space! Thank you for the wonderful review! We wish you the best!
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Chris & Karina
Wedding:
10/4/2014
4.8/5.0
The Center is an amazing venue. It is a white canvas where anything you can dream of is possible. Thank you to Laura, Elena and everyone at the Center that helped us through all the planning. Thank your for accommodating all of our requests and helping us with all of the million questions we had. We were so happy we chose this venue. The location is incredible, we had great compliments from all of our guests. Totally loved it :)
The Center is an amazing venue. It is a white canvas where anything you can dream of is possible. Thank you to Laura, Read more...
The Center is an amazing venue. It is a white canvas where anything you can dream of is possible. Thank you to Laura, Elena and everyone at the Center that helped us through all the planning. Thank your for accommodating all of our requests and helping us with all of the million questions we had. We were so happy we chose this venue. The location is incredible, we had great compliments from all of our guests. Totally loved it :) Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.8/5.0
We were thrilled to find this lovely space that would allow us to customize our event, and great people to help us along the way. It is a great space, and we were able to rent chairs and tables from them to make our planning a little easier. The staff was able to work with all our vendors and ensure they had the access and help needed. They worked with us on layout, lighting and special requests. I really appreciated their willingness to let us select different wines and liquors that met our needs. Their up- charges didn't break our budget and we never ran out of beverages. I would highly recommend this venue . We even had our wedding during the Taste Of Cincinnati, but were able to enjoy feeling like we had downtown to ourselves.
We were thrilled to find this lovely space that would allow us to customize our event, and great people to help us along Read more...
We were thrilled to find this lovely space that would allow us to customize our event, and great people to help us along the way. It is a great space, and we were able to rent chairs and tables from them to make our planning a little easier. The staff was able to work with all our vendors and ensure they had the access and help needed. They worked with us on layout, lighting and special requests. I really appreciated their willingness to let us select different wines and liquors that met our needs. Their up- charges didn't break our budget and we never ran out of beverages. I would highly recommend this venue . We even had our wedding during the Taste Of Cincinnati, but were able to enjoy feeling like we had downtown to ourselves. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Meghann
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.8/5.0
After looking at several wedding venues around Cincinnati we found ourselves frustrated. We could not find anywhere that we would be able to have a customized, unique wedding. Luckily our maid of honor sent us a link to The Center and we fell in love immediately. The space at the Center is beautiful and large. It was exactly what we wanted for our ceremony and reception. It has beautiful views and is centrally located so your guests have a choice in where they stay and what they do on their visit to Cincinnati.
The staff at the Center played a huge role in our event. They took the time to sit through several (sometimes lengthy) meetings with our planner, caterer and family to really understand what we wanted for our wedding day. They helped recommend affordable vendors, and even talked through our budget with me when I was frantically trying to make everything work. They were always available- returning phone calls within a day and coming in on Saturdays and Sundays to meet to accommodate our schedule. We couldn't have been happier with how the wedding turned out, and would highly recommend The Center to other couples.
After looking at several wedding venues around Cincinnati we found ourselves frustrated. We could not find anywhere that Read more...
After looking at several wedding venues around Cincinnati we found ourselves frustrated. We could not find anywhere that we would be able to have a customized, unique wedding. Luckily our maid of honor sent us a link to The Center and we fell in love immediately. The space at the Center is beautiful and large. It was exactly what we wanted for our ceremony and reception. It has beautiful views and is centrally located so your guests have a choice in where they stay and what they do on their visit to Cincinnati.
The staff at the Center played a huge role in our event. They took the time to sit through several (sometimes lengthy) meetings with our planner, caterer and family to really understand what we wanted for our wedding day. They helped recommend affordable vendors, and even talked through our budget with me when I was frantically trying to make everything work. They were always available- returning phone calls within a day and coming in on Saturdays and Sundays to meet to accommodate our schedule. We couldn't have been happier with how the wedding turned out, and would highly recommend The Center to other couples. Read less
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The Center responded with the following comments:

Meghann, thank you so much for the sweet review. Your wedding was so beautiful and unique. We loved all the detail you put into your decor, truly making it your own! It was so fun getting to know you and your family leading up to the wedding. We wish you and Dustin nothing but the best!
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Prachi
Wedding:
12/30/2012
4.8/5.0
The Center was a new establishment when we booked our event and we were excited to use the space. The staff are great to work with and our wedding went off without a hitch.

My only grip was that they were working out their business logistics and we had a few unanticipated changes. I am confident they have things worked out now and as they book more events things will go smoother.

However, through it all they were very helpful and worked hard to make our wedding day special.
The Center was a new establishment when we booked our event and we were excited to use the space. The staff are great to Read more...
The Center was a new establishment when we booked our event and we were excited to use the space. The staff are great to work with and our wedding went off without a hitch.

My only grip was that they were working out their business logistics and we had a few unanticipated changes. I am confident they have things worked out now and as they book more events things will go smoother.

However, through it all they were very helpful and worked hard to make our wedding day special. Read less
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The Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Prachi! We are grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your family and appreciate your trust in us as we got our start!
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Karie
Wedding:
12/29/2012
4.5/5.0
The Center is a beautiful place to host a reception. It overlooks fountain square and has 2 floor to ceiling windows that enhance the view. The Center is very nice, clean and modern. I am so glad I chose this venue for my reception.
The Center is a beautiful place to host a reception. It overlooks fountain square and has 2 floor to ceiling windows that Read more...
The Center is a beautiful place to host a reception. It overlooks fountain square and has 2 floor to ceiling windows that enhance the view. The Center is very nice, clean and modern. I am so glad I chose this venue for my reception. Read less
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The Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having your reception in The Center! Best Wishes!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
If you are interested in a unique wedding reception, and have the time and budget to plan every little detail, this is the place for you! I loved having my reception here. There was plenty of room, a great view of the city, is in a great location, and is reasonably priced compared to other downtown venues. The walls and floor are nuetral, so any kind of decore looks great here. The staff is so wonderful and really try to accommodate all of your needs. One of my favorite parts was being able to show off downtown Cincinnati to all of our out of town guests. I highly recommend The Center!
If you are interested in a unique wedding reception, and have the time and budget to plan every little detail, this is the Read more...
If you are interested in a unique wedding reception, and have the time and budget to plan every little detail, this is the place for you! I loved having my reception here. There was plenty of room, a great view of the city, is in a great location, and is reasonably priced compared to other downtown venues. The walls and floor are nuetral, so any kind of decore looks great here. The staff is so wonderful and really try to accommodate all of your needs. One of my favorite parts was being able to show off downtown Cincinnati to all of our out of town guests. I highly recommend The Center! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
First and foremost, The Center is a gorgeous, modern, blank slate space and the event coordinators are top notch. The folks we worked with were super responsive and we were thrilled with how our wedding came out - it was the best day of our lives! The blank slate is great if you want to put together a unique event, though it does take some planning (and, in our case, a killer wedding coordinator). The Center was the only venue in Cincinnati that we were able to make what we envisioned actually happen

If there is anything that I would say I didn't love about The Center is that you have to source all alcohol through them - understandable due to the licensing, but was a bit of a challenge having to estimate our needs (versus contracting it through a bartending service).

On the flip side, they are 100% vendor neutral, so you really have the flexibility to bring in the vendors you want to make the evening special. I would wholeheartedly recommend The Center to any couple who really wanted to create the wedding they always hoped for!
First and foremost, The Center is a gorgeous, modern, blank slate space and the event coordinators are top notch. The Read more...
First and foremost, The Center is a gorgeous, modern, blank slate space and the event coordinators are top notch. The folks we worked with were super responsive and we were thrilled with how our wedding came out - it was the best day of our lives! The blank slate is great if you want to put together a unique event, though it does take some planning (and, in our case, a killer wedding coordinator). The Center was the only venue in Cincinnati that we were able to make what we envisioned actually happen

If there is anything that I would say I didn't love about The Center is that you have to source all alcohol through them - understandable due to the licensing, but was a bit of a challenge having to estimate our needs (versus contracting it through a bartending service).

On the flip side, they are 100% vendor neutral, so you really have the flexibility to bring in the vendors you want to make the evening special. I would wholeheartedly recommend The Center to any couple who really wanted to create the wedding they always hoped for! Read less
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