So glad you asked! At The Center we aim to be every solution, so your event is seamless! Our standard rental gives 5 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 while they enjoy their meal.
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 framed table numbers, ceremony backdrops, customizable centerpieces, adaptable lighting, and many more! Our available amenities make planning a breeze, and you can rest assured knowing that our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your day is nothing short of a dream! For a full list of Features & Amenities included, please click here. We also offer choice upgrades, such as gold leaf table chargers and select backdrops. If you have any additional questions or concerns, give us a call 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!
Of course! Ceremonies in The Center are breathtakingly beautiful! We would love for you to tie the knot in The Center, as it’s also included in your rental package. Our customizable, open space offers incredible flexibility for your ceremony and reception. Your wedding ceremony can take place in our beautiful entry-way area under our custom LED-lit dome, alternatively, against one of our ballroom’s picturesque windows, or centered under the romantic bistro lighting in our Ballroom. We also have three customizable ceremony backdrops to serve as the perfect focal point for your ceremony. And last, but not least, included in your rental is a one hour rehearsal with your Bridal Party and family members.
The Center is operated by McHale’s Events and Catering, passionate about creating personalized, all-inclusive venue experiences for people across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. However, we will consider outside caterers upon request.
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 McHale’s Catering.
The space is a blank canvas for you to bring your vision to life! 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 wedding day. 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 family member or friend be present to assist! We often see a Mom, Aunt, or cousin stopping in the day of to assist with décor and get 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 decorating or getting ready in our Bridal Suite just reach out to us!
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 carrying out 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 wedding day.
Located in the heart of downtown, our venue gives the perfect setting 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 can even travel via skywalk directly to your event. You are also welcome to hire external valet services.