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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Jul, Aug, Nov, Dec.
Reception
$2,100 starting price
Ceremony
$2,100 starting price
Bar
$15 starting price
Reception
$2,100 starting price
Ceremony
$2,100 starting price
Bar
$15 starting price

About

A wedding venue in Cincinnati, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center features scenic views, gorgeous architecture and impeccable service for your amazing wedding day. Located in Cincinnati鈥檚 scenic downtown and Ohio Riverfront, you will be immersed in a cultural destination perfect for your wedding, reception and rehearsal dinner.

Facilities and Capacity
With many spaces to choose from, you can host an intimate or larger wedding depending on your vision. One option is the rental of the entire museum, which includes exclusive use of all public and private event spaces. If you do not need that large of a space, there are many other event spaces to enjoy. The Grand Hall & Terrace features a winding marble staircase and floor-to-ceiling windows, accommodating 400 for a seated dinner and 600 for a cocktail reception. The Third Floor & Eternal Flame Balcony offers 4,454 square feet, ideal for cocktail receptions and after dinner festivities. Here, you can seat a maximum of 125 guests or 300 for a standing reception.

Services Offered
The National Underground Freedom Center offers room rentals for four-hour events. They provide a wedding package with services including chairs, event planning, event rentals, in-house bar, preferred vendors and tables. As for catering options, they require you use their preferred caterers, which are eat well celebrations and feasts, Elegant Fare Catering Cincinnati, McHale鈥檚 Events & Catering or Edibles-n-Such, Inc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

$2,100

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

$2,100

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?

$2,100

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

$2,100

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Event Planning
Tables

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 Wine
Open Bar

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

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Bar Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

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
Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

February
April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
July
August
November
December
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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97% Recommended by couples
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Taryn Married on 04/02/2011
4.9 out of 5 rating
Fab. Beautiful, unique venue right on the river. Rhonda Miller, our contact there, was great about making recommendations for other vendors (including our band, 2nd Wind, who was awesome and a huge hit.) She got back to me in a timely manner for the most part and was very accommodating when we ran into a few challenges. I love the huge space (though the hard surfaces may have increased the noise factor). There is an upstairs for cocktail hour if you want to pay extra. Awesome view. Great all around. Thank you, Rhonda!
User1498963 2+ years ago
4.8 out of 5 rating
I cannot say enough good things about the NURFC as my wedding reception venue. It really is a hidden gem for a reception venue, and I can't believe it's not booked out every weekend for weddings for the next year! We received dozens of sincere compliments from our guests as to how gorgeous the venue and location were, and we saved so much money on decorations since the grand hall is so beautiful as is! We rented both the third and second floors for our cocktail hour and reception, respectively. The third floor was great with the huge outdoor balcony overlooking the river. Our guests really enjoyed taking pictures of the sunset on that balcony!

The food and service was also top notch. They are somewhat strict in only allowing their contracted caterer as an option (unless you want to pay quite a bit more for an outside vendor), but their caterer has great options and delicious food. Service also left nothing to be desired.

Last but not least, Alexis, our coordinator, was the glue that held our entire reception together. I don't know what would have happened without her! She was absolutely fantastic, and if she's helping you with your event, you can rest assured that it will go off without a hitch!
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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center frequently asked questions

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Event Planning
  • Tables
The bar service starting price at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Museum
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.5 in average response time.

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