SOCIAL EVENT FAQs
What does the rental fee include?
As a booked client, you will receive 4 hours for your event, where you will enjoy the exclusive use of our dome room, ballroom, reception room, 3 elegant side rooms, coatroom, catering kitchen, and powder room lounge. Your rental also includes seating for up to 300 guests, which includes 30 six-foot round tables and 300 champagne-colored Chiavari chairs with ivory cushions.
The Center provides a seamless solution for your special event, including amenities such as bistro lighting ensconcing the dance floor, LED up lights and an LED-lit dome to create a wonderful ambience during your event. Additional amenities include gold-leaf plated chargers, cocktail tables, customizable feature backdrops, and centerpieces adaptable to your décor. Your event will have a dedicated event team to include Venue Coordinator, Security, Porter and Event Specialist.
You will have access to the space beginning at 12:00 PM the day of your event. Should you feel the event may last longer than 4 hours, or your decor may require additional setup or teardown time, you may purchase additional hours. Extra setup/teardown time can be added for $75 an hour. We also offer a beautiful VIP suite for $300. The price for each additional event hour fluctuates based on the season, so we suggest calling us at 513-824-7274 or emailing us to obtain this information.
Can I see the space in person?
Can I bring in my own food or caterer?
The Center works in partnership with an amazing team of preferred caterers including Eat Well, Elegant Fare, Funky’s Catering, Jeff Thomas Catering, McHale’s Catering and Village Pantry Catering. Our strong partnerships will ensure that your menu is created to match your holistic event vision. A minimum catering order of $5,000 for Friday and Sunday event dates and $6,000 for Saturday event dates are required. Caterer not on the list? Just call us at 513-824-7274 or email to discuss how The Center can meet your needs.
What about alcohol?
While the caterer is welcome to supply food and non-alcoholic beverages, all alcohol must be ordered through The Center. But don’t worry! The Center’s staff works with each client to select an alcohol package that best suits your event needs. Bartending services may be provided through a caterer or separate bartending service. The selected bartending service must provide The Center with proof of liquor liability and worker’s compensation. A minimum alcohol spend of $2,500 is required for events.
When does a deposit need to be made?
So you’ve decided that The Center is the ideal location for your event? Wonderful! Please email or call (513-824-7274) to book your event. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, conditional on receiving the $1,000 security deposit and a signed contract.
Is the deposit refundable?
The security deposit is refundable, provided that there is no damage done to The Center during the event. The deposit will be returned within ten days of the event end date. If an event is cancelled, the deposit is non-refundable.
Will there be security for my event?
Yes, The Center provides friendly, professional, trained security personnel throughout your event, whatever the occasion.
Do you have decor restrictions?
In order to maintain The Center’s beautiful hardwood floors and ivory walls, we ask that no nails, adhesives or permanent marks be made on any surface. All decorative flames must be contained with a 1-inch clearance from tip of the flame to the top of the candleholder with any flames on the floor or stairways being battery-operated, and fire exits may not be obstructed in any way—your guests’ safety comes first! We ask that rice, birdseed, bubbles, glitter, silly string, confetti, sparklers or fireworks be left at home. If you have a question about the particular décor you have in mind, just let us know; we’ll be more than happy to discuss the options with you.
Will there be onsite assistance during the event?
An Event Coordinator will be present throughout your event to handle all your needs including vendor deliveries, so your event will be in good hands!
Where can guests park?
A moment away from the heart of downtown, our venue provides the perfect atmosphere for a beautiful, memorable event—right down to the parking. Your guests may park in The Westin or the Fountain Square garages less than a block away, and may even travel via skywalk directly to your event. You may also hire external valet services.