Headquarters Event Center is a cozy historic wedding venue for couples planning a wedding in the Cincinnati, Ohio or Northern Kentucky area. This location was originally constructed as a hardware store in 1870, but has since been restored by owner Mike 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 within walking distance from tons of hotels, bars, restaurants, and entertainment.
Facilities and Capacity
Serving as an event venue since its reopening in 2018, this former hardware store suits more than one wedding-related event. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, 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 bricks, as well as white-painted bricks. Hardwood floors add to the antique atmosphere of this venue, while the decor and wooden furniture add to the industrial vibe. There is a small kitchen on site for catering 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, yet most couples choose to host a unique, non-traditional event with open/partial seating. Venue includes chairs, tables, and linens. 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.Sent on 03/11/2019
Headquarters Event Center's reply:Thanks so much Julie! It was a pleasure to host both of your events at Headquarters! Hope to see you here again soon!
Kaitlin O'Conner · Married on 08/17/2019
Wonderful Rustic Venue
Headquarters Historic Event Center is a beautifully restored old building with lots of amenities! Mike has thought of everything to help make your event run smoothly! If you are looking for a unique place to celebrate this is your place! Mike was awesome to work with!!Sent on 04/08/2019
Kerry Reynold · Married on 08/09/2019
Headquarters is an awesome space
We hosted the rehearsal dinner at this venue, which has been beautifully restored and decorated. Mike was so easy to work with! He was exceptionally helpful with the setup/cleanup and provided some great suggestions to help me plan. The municipal parking lot across the street is an added bonus. I highly recommend this event space. Check out his website for a virtual tourSent on 08/13/2019
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