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Reception
$2,200 starting price
Ceremony
$299 starting price
Bar service
$28 per person
Reception
$2,200 starting price
Ceremony
$299 starting price
Bar service
$28 per person

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The 20th Century Theater, nestled in the historic Oakley neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a venue steeped in cinematic history and architectural charm. Built in 1941 and showcasing the Art Deco style, this landmark theater has been a beacon of entertainment and celebration for over eight decades. With a capacity to accommodate over 400 seated guests, the theater offers a versatile and grand setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Once home to world-premiere movies and legendary stars, the 20th Century Theater now welcomes couples looking to add a touch of historic glamour to their special day. The theater's unique Art Deco environment, complete with red carpet treatment and a marquee that can light up with the newlyweds' names, provides an unforgettable backdrop for both intimate and grand weddings.

The theater's recent renovations honor its historic architecture while incorporating modern amenities, ensuring that every event benefits from both old-world charm and 21st-century conveniences. The 20th Century Theater prides itself on its full-service approach to wedding hospitality, offering expert wedding choreography that alleviates the stress of planning and allows couples to enjoy their journey to the altar.

With exclusive catering partners, the theater promises not just a meal but an elegant culinary experience that sets the standard for superior service and taste. The in-house visual, sound, and lighting technology experts ensure that every moment is captured in the best light, making each wedding not just an event but a historic occasion.

The 20th Century Theater team, with nearly 80 years of combined experience, is dedicated to making every wedding epic, seamlessly tying together all the elements of the celebration. From the grand lobby and VIP lounge to the stage with theatrical lighting, every space within the theater is designed to create an atmosphere of romance and joy.

For couples seeking a venue that transcends the ordinary and offers a canvas for creating their own history, the 20th Century Theater is more than just a location—it's the beginning of a lifetime of memories.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,200

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$299

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$299

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$28

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Signature Drink

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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Reviews of 20th Century Theater

4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
52 Reviews
94% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.7/5 52 reviews
Google
4.3/5 515 reviews
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Alicia Sent on 05/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The beat most unique place

20th Century Theatre is the perfect place for a couple trying to think outside of the box. It has such a unique look with a totally laid back vibe. The venue coordinator, Lindsey, is very responsive and willing to answer any and all of your 100s of questions and DJ MARK is truly a master of his craft.
If you are someone who likes a one stop shop kind of place and hate seeking out several different vendors, 20th Century has so many added conveniences to make your wedding the best experience for the couple as well as the guests. The food is really good! We also utilized the valet parking, lighting package ( which I strongly suggest if going for a party atmosphere), DJ mark for our late night music, and their linens.
We also had a band Which Mark provided all of the sound engineering for. Needless to say our wedding reception ended up being a fabulous concert for 240 people. If I could give them 10 stars I would. Our wedding was the best day of our lives and I can’t even count how many compliments across the board we had from our guests. CHECK THEM OUT!!!!!!
Nick
Nick P. Sent on 05/16/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional Experience

My husband and I chose 20th Century Theater because of the price, location, ability to host the ceremony and reception, on-site chef and kitchen, valet, on-site DJ, kind staff, and very friendly management. We highly recommend this location!
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Abby C. Sent on 05/30/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Best Venue in Cincinnati!

Everyone at 20th Century was amazing to work with! They let us party as long as we wanted to and really made sure the entire day was special. The food was so good and the atmosphere was perfect for our day. We were so happy we chose this venue and would recommend it to anyone!
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4.8 out of 5 rating , 40 Reviews
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20th Century Theater frequently asked questions

20th Century Theater includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
20th Century Theater includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
The bar service starting price at 20th Century Theater includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by 20th Century Theater for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
20th Century Theater offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
20th Century Theater offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
20th Century Theater offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
20th Century Theater offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories
20th Century Theater is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in professionalism.

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