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EVENTS FAQ’S

So glad you asked! At The Center we aim to be every solution, so your event is seamless! Our standard rental gives 4 hours for you and your guests to mix and mingle with exclusive access to our dome room, ballroom, buffet room, 3 spacious side rooms, coatroom, catering kitchen, and powder room lounge. We offer up to 30 six-foot round tables and 300 champagne-colored Chiavari chairs with ivory cushions, so your guests can relax in comfort.

We have an extensive list of amenities included such as our custom-made Feature Bar, floor-to-ceiling champagne-colored draping room divider, cocktail rounds, gold leaf plated chargers, gold framed table numbers, photo backdrops, customizable centerpieces, adaptable lighting, and many more! Our available amenities make planning a breeze and you can rest assured knowing that our specialized event team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your day is nothing short of perfection! For a full list of Features & Amenities included, please click here. If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out by phone or send us a quick email, we are delighted to help!

We do! For anyone requiring walker or wheelchair access, we recommend that they utilize our 5th Street entrance (115 E 5th St.). Elevator access is located on the right-hand side of the corridor which will lead to The Center. You have gone too far if you pass the dual set of escalators! Please call us at 513-824-7274 for an escort.

The Center works with a wonderful team of preferred caterers ranging in price and specialty. Our preferred caterers include: Eat Well, Funky’s Catering, Jeff Thomas Catering, McHale’s Catering, Village Pantry Catering and Vonderhaar’s Catering. All work well in The Center for ease of mind in the quality of food and execution of your event. Feel free to contact our preferred caterers to get a head start on catering costs!

Should you prefer to work with a caterer not on our Preferred Caterers list, just give us a call or e-mail us to discuss the possibilities!

While your caterer will supply food and non-alcoholic beverages, The Center will provide all alcohol for your event. Choose from one of our three complete alcohol packages which contain a variety of beer, wine, and liquor options.

Specialty wine, beer, and spirits are available upon request at an additional cost. Bartending services are provided through your caterer or separate bartending service.

So you want to book at The Center? Perfect! Please email or call us at 513-824-7274 to reserve your date. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. All bookings are held with a security deposit and signed contract. We can’t wait to hear from you!

The security deposit is refundable. The deposit will be returned within ten days of your event provided the party didn’t get too out of hand! We want to protect our beautiful venue.

Before making the leap, make sure you are set on your date. If there are any changes to the date or cancellations the deposit is non-refundable.

The space is a blank canvas for you to make it your own! We just ask that you leave the rice, birdseed, bubbles, glitter, silly string, confetti, sparklers and fireworks at home. If you have any questions about the particular décor you have in mind or if you’re thinking of an installation piece, please give us a ring; our event specialists will be happy to chat with you!

Definitely! We are more than happy to accept your decorations and personal items prior to your event. Our team will handle the placement of any cylinders, votives, table numbers, candles and flowers that are contained in glassware. If any décor items are DIY, we ask that a coworker or friend be present to assist! We often see a few extra hands assisting with décor and in exchange, getting a sneak-peak look at the set up. The space is available as early as 12:00PM the day of your event, but if you need to get in earlier whether it’s for a larger installation or running through AV equipment, we can accommodate this as well. Be sure to reach out to us to let us know your plans!

Yes! One of the beauties about booking with The Center is that we are there for you every step of the way. From booking, to planning and executing your event! Our event team is able answer any venue questions, handle vendor deliveries, oversee set ups, and relay messages to your DJ/Band, caterer, and/or florist to ensure your event runs smoothly! A dedicated Event Coordinator will also be present throughout your entire event, whether it be a lunch-in meeting, corporate conference, or formal dinner.

Located in the heart of downtown, our venue gives the perfect setting for a beautiful, successful event – right down to the parking! Your guests may park in The Westin or the Fountain Square garages less than a block away, and can even travel via skywalk directly to your event. You are also welcome to hire external valet services.

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