Headquarters Event Center is a cozy historic wedding venue for couples planning a wedding in the Newport, Kentucky area. This location was originally constructed as a hardware store in 1886, but has since been restored by owner Michael Smith. Today it maintains all of its traditional 1800s charm, with the modern amenities couples desire. This venue, located in downtown Newport, sits just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a one-minute drive from the Newport Aquarium.
Facilities and Capacity
Serving as an event venue since its reopening in 2017, this former hardware store suits more than one wedding-related event. In addition to weddings, it can be used for bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. This venue features an exterior facade of large windows facing the street for a chic downtown feeling. The interior is made of exposed and weather bricks, as well as white-painted bricks. Hardwood floors add to the antique atmosphere of this venue, while the decor and wooden furniture add a distinctly country vibe. There is a small kitchen on site for caterer prep. The space is one floor comprised of numerous rooms that flow together beautifully for seamless use of the space.
Couples can invite as many as 200 guests to their wedding celebration at the Headquarters Event Center in Newport. The helpful staff at the venue assists couples in whatever way is needed, including setting up and cleaning up the space. Couples and guests alike will delight in the convenience of the public parking lot across the street from this location, as well as the ample street parking that is available. This historic venue will provide seating for up to 100 guests, the maximum allowed for a seated event. Couples will find chairs, tables, and linens through the Headquarters Event Center. The venue provides the basics for a great event all included in their price, eliminating the need for expensive add-ons and packages. Couples and guests are invited to bring their own alcohol for a bar at this venue, guaranteeing that they’ll love the selection. Couples are invited to provide their own bar and catering service with few to no restrictions. Wireless Internet is available throughout the space.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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J Schout · Married on 01/25/2019
Mother of the Groom
The perfect venue for both an intimate wedding and a larger reception. The owner Mike Smith is professional and personable and very passionate about the absolutely incredible venue he created. We got so many compliments but all the credit goes to Mike. We highly recommend the Headquarters Historic Event Center in Newport, KY.
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