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The Center is an event venue grounded in local history and contemporary elegance. Once the home of the Contemporary Art Center, our space is now living a second incarnation as the starting point for many couples’ new lives together.
Our oversized picture windows offer a captivating view onto Fountain Square, the heart of downtown Cincinnati. During the day, the windows flood our ballroom with natural light, casting reflections in our timeless hardwood floors and filling the space with warmth. As day fades into evening, the views of downtown become the twinkling lights of faraway windows and stars, and the Fountain is lit, creating a one-of-a-kind, ethereal experience of the Queen City.
The Center’s floor plan is flexible enough to permit custom layouts incorporating your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception—and our space is a blank canvas, so each portion of your night can be wholly unique.
The Center’s dome room will be the first space your guests enter as they climb our stunning travertine staircase. Showcasing a customizable LED-lit dome that features multiple color and projection options, this space creates an intimate, elegant setting as you and your loved one exchange vows. While waiting for the reception to begin in our ballroom, your guests can enjoy a cocktail hour under the dome’s light. Or, if you’d prefer a picture-perfect moment during your ceremony, consider holding it in our grand ballroom against a picture window, peering onto Fountain Square. Your guests can mingle for cocktail hour under the light of the dome; and when the ballroom doors reopen, your guests will hardly recognize the space—transformed by your vision and our vendors into exactly the reception you dreamed.
Your wedding is your big day. That’s why we believe in offering you a blank canvas—stunning in its simplicity, and ready for any customization you can imagine. Whether you’d like a head table near the dance floor or a band placed in front of our oversized windows, whether you imagine a ballroom swathed in purple light or a dessert table the length of an entire wall—whatever you envision, we’ll work with you to create.