SOCIAL EVENT FAQs
What does the rental fee include?
As a booked client, you will receive 4 hours for your event and 7 hours for setup/teardown. You will enjoy full use of our dome room, ballroom, reception room, 3 elegant side rooms, coatroom, catering kitchen, and powder room lounge, including seating for up to 300 guests. The seating we offer includes 30 six-foot round tables and 300 champagne-colored Chiavari chairs with ivory cushions.
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. 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 $4200 is 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.
When does a deposit need to be made?
So you’ve decided that The Center is the ideal location for your wedding? 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?
The Center does require that security be hired exclusively for your event. An event security service provider must be selected from the eligible list or enter into an agreement with The Center to operate within the facility. One guard per 150 guests is required for the total length of your event, including a 30-minute grace period before and after your event time.
Do you have decor restrictions?
In order to maintain The Center’s beautiful hardwood floors and ivory walls, we ask that no nails or permanent marks be made on any surface. All decorative flames must be contained, and fire exits may not be obstructed in any way—your guests’ safety comes first! 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.