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Graduate Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH View map
Up to 500 guests

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Up to 500 guests

Welcome to the new Graduate Cincinnati!! We are centrally located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, just 5 minutes from Downtown!! Graduate Cincinnati officially reopened August 10, 2020 after a complete renovation and transition into the Graduate Hotel family. The hotel features over 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, 203 guestrooms and the most advanced event technology. The sleek, quirky and modern lobby is fashioned with a pop art motif extending throughout the entire hotel. Enjoy coffee and lite bites at Poindexter Coffee shop and imbibe in craft cocktails and local fare at Fiona's. Both have immediate access to a large balcony with fire pit, outdoor seating and food service. During your stay, enjoy spacious rooms, luxurious bedding, complimentary fitness room with Peloton bikes and high-speed Internet service. Stand out from all other weddings! This is definitely a "One of a Kind" hotel with no other hotel like it in the world! Bring your appetite for the unconventional while discovering Cincinnati legendary references throughout the property. Whether you have a wedding or reception or both in mind, Graduate Cincinnati helps plan the perfect event and features IACC-certified facilities, event planners, 8 conference rooms, 2 amphitheaters, 9 breakout rooms and a grand ballroom and Jr. ballroom. Within 3 miles of downtown Cincinnati, central to 5 area hospitals and practically next door to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Graduate Cincinnati is the ideal destination.

- 192 Deluxe, smoke-free guest rooms and 11 impeccable suites.
- 37" Flat Screen monitors, ADAPT technology nad high speed internet.
- IACC-certified conference facilities and services with over 30,000 sq. ft of event space.

Facilities and Capacity

Graduate Cincinnati offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. Couples who wish to exchange vows outside may avail of a gorgeous waterfront location, providing an ideal backdrop for photos while enjoying the balmy Ohio climate. The Cincinnatus Ballroom can host up to 500 guests for receptions without a dance floor and 300 with a dance floor, and can also be split into smaller sections for intimate gatherings. We will continually adjust capacity counts according to the CDC and State of Ohio guidelines in place during your event. Graduate Cincinnati boasts high ceilings and a lush geometric carpet. The ballroom offers a beautiful palate to customize your wedding design while the public areas lend to a whimsical pop art customized interior. A separate and adjacent space is available for cocktail hours, with tall windows allowing light to flood the area while guests mingle. The Fountain Square Jr. Ballroom has been added during renovations to host smaller more intimate affairs up to 150. Bride and Groom "Get-ready" rooms are available on site, for the engaged couples to prepare for their day in privacy.

Services Offered

This hotel offers a comprehensive range of services for engaged couples to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience. An event planner will assist throughout the planning process, taking care of the details and ensuring that the day runs flawlessly. Items such as china, flatware, linens, and glassware are available, preventing couples from needing to source these necessities elsewhere. Staff will be on-hand to assist with both the set-up and cleanup of the event, allowing couples to relax and enjoy the celebrations. Cuisine and beverages can additionally be provided by the on-site catering team, along with service staff. A host of wines, beers and premium liquors are available, with menu options including:

  • Buffets ( currently required to be staff served due to Covid)
  • Family-style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Food stations
  • Plated meals

Accommodation

Rooms at Graduate Cincinnati are created with a contemporary and playful design that celebrates the city and university. Come join the fun as these sumptuous spaces are all equipped with HDTV and Wi-Fi, along with branded toiletries for a touch of luxury. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available.

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?

$12,000

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

$7,500

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?

$750

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

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

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

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

500

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

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

22

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
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?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
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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    We loved everything about this venue. The staff was extremely accommodating and responsive. They were willing to work with us and inform us of all our options throughout the entire process, providing insight to what has worked well in past events. The whole wedding package is great: providing the honeymoon suite for the entire weekend, the dinner selections are delicious, providing a room where the me and the bridesmaids good get ready in and a room that held centerpieces/bags/gifts/whatever we wanted to throw in there over night. Our guests stayed at the hotel the night of our wedding and they kept the Bearcat Lounge open all night after the reception to keep the party going. Every single person on their staff did an incredible job to make sure the night went as smooth as possible. I cannot say enough good things about this venue. It is affordable and perfect in every way for larger weddings. I knew I had nothing to worry about on the day of because of the staff at Kingsgate. I highly recommend this venue and only hope to have the pleasure to attend another wedding at this venue.
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    My advice would be to choose this venue! We heard from our guests that this was the best wedding reception they had ever attended (and we agree). The Kingsgate Marriott is truly a hidden gem in Cincinnati. The hotel and ballroom decor are stunning. There is an outdoor fountain and modern indoor staircase for great photos. The sales, event and banquet managers were so easy to work with during the planning stages and the day of the event as well. It was so convenient for the bridesmaids to get ready in the hotel boardroom (included in our package). The food was delicious, the right temperature, and the portions were large. The bar was completely well stocked. The staff were attentive, courteous and showed great customer service. Parking for our guests (in a garage!) was free - unheard of at other comparable local venues! I highly recommend the Kingsgate Marriott for your wedding reception. Our out of town guests loved the proximity to local attractions and restaurants too.
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The staff at Kingsgate Marriott is always wonderful to work with!

Your Dream Day Your Dream Day Wedding Planners

We did an event at Kingsgate Marriott last April and Emily and her staff were a joy to work with the weekend of the event. They made the execution of the event that weekend so much smoother. Kingsgate's architecture is not your standard Marriott either, so if you're looking for a venue with a contemporary edge, look no further. Highly recommend!

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151 Goodman Drive Cincinnati, OH, 45219
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151 Goodman Drive Cincinnati, OH, 45219
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Graduate Cincinnati frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Graduate Cincinnati?

Graduate Cincinnati includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up

At Graduate Cincinnati, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Graduate Cincinnati includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Graduate Cincinnati, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Graduate Cincinnati includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Graduate Cincinnati in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Graduate Cincinnati for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Graduate Cincinnati for wedding events?

Graduate Cincinnati offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Graduate Cincinnati offer?

Graduate Cincinnati offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Graduate Cincinnati offer for wedding events?

Graduate Cincinnati offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Graduate Cincinnati have available for wedding events?

Graduate Cincinnati offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Graduate Cincinnati and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Graduate Cincinnati is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time and 4.7 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Graduate Cincinnati offer?

Graduate Cincinnati currently offers 2 discount promotions and 1 gift promotion for wedding services.

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