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Glendale Lyceum

Cincinnati, OH View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
23 reviews
Up to 260 guests

About

Up to 260 guests

A unique and historic wedding venue located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Glendale Lyceum provides a beautiful backdrop for your special day. This venue is a private, member-run social club, located in historic Glendale. It was founded in 1883 to promote higher education and literacy, musical and social entertainment for its members. Although primararily a private social club, we do rent to the General Public for Weddings & other Social Events.

Facilities and Capacity
The Glendale Lyceum can accommodate up to 250 guests. Our elegant grounds offer various set up options for your special day. With both indoor and outdoor ceremony options, you can choose the perfect space to match your vision.

Services Offered
Glendale Lyceum partners with All Occasions Rentals to provide you with endless linen and decor options for your day. We provide you with a Required Caterer List for you to choose from, which takes all the guess work out of your planning. We also provide venue coordination services to ensure all the details are taken care of such as vendor needs, deliveries and timeline of events. Along with this, the coordinator works with you as a liaison for your event.

On- site services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Setup & Cleanup
  • Event Coordination
  • Required Caterers
  • Wireless internet
  • Video Projection
  • Tables, Chairs, China, Flatware & Stemware
  • Groom's Pub

**Day- Of Coordination not included

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?

$5,200

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

$5,200

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

260

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

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Drapery
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March

23 Reviews

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4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Aryn S. Married on 06/20/2020
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    The Best Decision You Will Make!

    We absolutely love the Lyceum for so many different reasons. We initially fell in love with the style of the building and the many spaces to use on our wedding day. What we really love about the Lyceum is their care for their couples. Our original date was in June 2020 and we decided to postpone our big wedding we planned. We still wanted to get married on our original date and the Lyceum let us use the space in June, helped us find some last minute vendors, and still helped us postpone our reception to a later date. We ended up have to postpone AGAIN and they have been so helpful. We can’t wait to show off the Lyceum some day soon to all our friends and family!
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    James Married on 05/04/2019
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    A great place to get married!

    When the weather changed unexpectedly, we had to move our ceremony indoors. That was no problem for the Lyceum. They have beautiful indoor and outdoor options for a ceremony.

    There was still plenty of room for the reception tables to be moved to the back and hidden, making them unobtrusive during the ceremony.

    The Lyceum is gorgeous! An historic building, it is beautifully maintained. They have a foyer, a sun room, a bridal suite which is basically a small apartment. It has a fridge, dishwasher, oven, coffee maker, pretty much everything the bride would need. There is a makeup studio for the women to have their hair and makeup done. The gents need not fear as there is a pub-style room in the basement for them, allowing the groom and groomsmen to hang around, getting ready while watching two large screen televisions.

    Devon is amazing. She has worked with a number of couples and can help guide you through working with the caterers and others. She'll give you her helpful advice (which I think we almost always, if not always, took) on what's worked for other couples here.
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    Erinn Married on 10/15/2016
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    We held our wedding reception at the Lyceum, and it was everything I’d want in a venue and more! Until my wedding planner told us about it, I had never heard of the Glendale Lyceum, but I’m so glad she did, because we LOVED it for our venue. There is so much character and charm, and I’d never been to anything like it before. Throughout our wedding planning process, people would ask us what our venue was. When we told them, so many people/vendors would comment on what a gorgeous venue it was, and they were all right. Not only did we love the look of the place, but the service from Cindy and David from the Lyceum was top notch! They let us visit multiple times so we could get a good idea of the layout, we were allowed to come the day before to set up, and we could leave our stuff overnight after the reception and come pick up the next day. They worked seamlessly with our other vendors, resulting in a great overall flow for our reception and they were just so polite and friendly. The fact that we could bring in our own alcohol was also a huge plus, and saved us so much money in our budget. I really can’t say enough good things about this place, and I’m so glad we chose it as the backdrop for our special day!

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865 Congress Ave Cincinnati, OH, 45246
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