Graduate Cincinnati

151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45219 Map · Phone number
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About Graduate Cincinnati

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 will officially open 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

The 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 Cincinnati 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. A 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)
  • Family-style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Food stations
  • Plated meals

Accommodation

Rooms at the 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.

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20 Reviews for Graduate Cincinnati

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Monica · Married on 06/11/2016

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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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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.

    Sent on 06/24/2016
  • User6892238 · 2+ years ago

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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.

    Sent on 06/27/2016

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Graduate Cincinnati FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 12000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7500
  • 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

3 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Graduate Cincinnati 1
    UC Alum Discount!

    If the bride or groom are UC Staff or Alumni, they can receive 10% off the wedding package!

  • Graduate Cincinnati 2
    Complimentary Ceremony

    COMPLIMENTARY CEREMONY (value of $1000) with receptions booked to take place in 2020 at Graduate Cincinnati .

  • Graduate Cincinnati 3
    Discounted Guest Rooms

    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.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • DJ Ryan Kellinghaus Wedding DJs

    The staff at Kingsgate Marriott is always wonderful to work with!

  • 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 See on map
    513-487-3800 (Phone number)
    Sales: 9-5:30 Weekdays Hotel open 24 hours
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    513-620-5703 (Phone number)
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