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.
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:
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.
20 Reviews for Graduate Cincinnati
Recommended by 97% of couples
2 User photos
Victoria P. · Married on 12/11/2020
Amazing all around experience!
As an older couple (70 & 78 yrs young) and our second marriage, we really wanted to celebrate our day in a big way with our family and friends. Boy did we get what we wanted. From the day of booking to our wedding day, everyone involved made the process beautiful and easy.
Kathyna really took the time to sit down with us and go over every detail through the planning stages and was readily available for the many questions that we had. She is kind, professional, and knowledgeable. She truly understood our vision and made it so much more than we could have possibly imagined. We used all her recommendations and were not disappointed! Mark McFadden was amazing at keeping the diverse generations on the dance floor throughout the night. The staff and service were out if this world! Many thanks to Karrie, Brynn, Andrew and our fantastic bartender Amy. They were attentive and ready to help at any moment. Chef Seth and Chef Jennifer outdid themselves with our custom menu. 2 months later and we are still receiving calls raving about it. Even the sleeping rooms were great. Our out of town guests were very pleased.
All in all, we recommend Graduate Cincinnati for an all-around excellent experience.
Sent on 02/06/2020
Monica · Married on 06/11/2016
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.Sent on 06/24/2016
User6892238 · 2+ years ago
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.Sent on 06/27/2016
Graduate Cincinnati Price Rates
If the bride or groom are UC Staff or Alumni, they can receive 10% off the wedding package!
COMPLIMENTARY CEREMONY (value of $1000) with receptions booked to take place in 2021 at Graduate Cincinnati .
Book your reception with the us and enjoy the advantage of having a block of rooms set aside for your guests and bridal party at a highly discounted rate.
The staff at Kingsgate Marriott is always wonderful to work with!
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!