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Taft Museum Of Art

Cincinnati, OH View map Visit website

About

Taft Museum of Art is a stunning historic wedding venue located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ideal for couples who are seeking a chic and rustic setting for their big day, this charming property offers a private retreat away from modern life. With indoor and outdoor spaces to make use of, everyone is sure to appreciate the multifaceted nature of this splendid location.

Facilities and Capacity

With ample space to explore and host events, Taft Museum of Art would be suitable for large or intimate events. Couples who wish to exchange vows in the open air of this historic place are welcome to enjoy a ceremony in the garden. This secluded area provides a romantic and serene ambiance for that all-important moment. Chairs may easily be arranged for guests to sit as the happy couple start the first chapter of married life together. When the time comes for the reception, the wedding party is welcome to make their way towards the tented brick terrace. Here, invitees can relax and mingle as the meal takes place and the festivities begin in earnest. This space has the capacity to host approximately 200, while it can also be arranged to create space for a band and dance floor.

Services Offered

In addition to hosting ceremonies and receptions, Taft Museum of Art can also welcome engagement parties, wedding showers, and rehearsal dinners. Originally built in 1820, this museum boasts a long history, but it is complemented by up-to-date features such as wheelchair accessibility, parking, and a variety of event rentals. Chairs, tables, tents, and lighting are just some of the options available.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$4,000

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

$4,000

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
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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?

$12.50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Garden
Historic Building
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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
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    Abby B. Married on 07/07/2018
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    Perfection

    I had my wedding at The Taft Museum of Art in July 2018 and we are SO HAPPY we went with this venue. The Taft recently hired a new event manager, Alyssa, and she is WONDERFUL. Her boss, Nick, was also helpful making sure her transition into the new role went smoothly. Nick reassured me and answered every question during the transition process. Everyone answered all my questions and met with me two weeks before the big day to make sure every detail was covered. Alyssa made sure all the vendors knew what they were doing when they arrived and I didn't have to handle a thing the day of. She took care of everything after the reception had ended and my fiance and I could party alongside our guests - not worrying about where the decorations would go or what things needed to get thrown away. We were even able to pick items up the next day so nobody had to carry items to their car after the wedding ended. Alyssa texted me the morning of and found me when I arrived at the venue to see if I needed anything. At one point, I was shaking from hunger and she brought me out a whole plate of hors d'oeuvres. I just can't say enough wonderful things about the staff at the Taft. Make sure you go with the caterer at The Taft, Luke -- we got SO many compliments on the food! It was the best wedding food I've ever had
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    Stephanie Married on 04/28/2018
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    We hosted an afternoon wedding at the Taft. We worked with Nick who helped plan the event and Luke who set our menu. The event went absolutely smoothly and we enjoyed every minute. Nick managed multiple vendors, kept the event moving and was very flexible in making adjustments as the weather was much chillier than anticipated. Our reception food was of exceptional quality. Like many couples, we were nervous about our ceremony and reception and our expectations were exceeded.
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    Elizabeth Married on 06/07/2014
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    The Taft was the perfect venue for us. Kitty, Cynthia, Jenna, and Luke all worked to make our day special and hassle-free. They helped us get the wines we wanted, set up the ceremony and reception, and managed all the vendors on the day-of.

    They work well with Jeff Thomas Catering, our caterer, and ultimately provided an amazing night for a great price. They are not the cheapest, but they are certainly one of the best venues in Cincinnati.

    I would also recommend the Residence Inn as a hotel for guests since it's less than a block away and the Rooftop Bar there for the night-before festivities.

    I would definitely recommend the Taft for any outdoor event!

Awards

  • 9

Real Weddings

  • David & Brett
    22 photos · 10/31/2016

Pricing

Team

Betsy Hodges
Betsy Hodges
Sales Director

Hello There!
I have produced a variety of large scale events throughout my career, and am thrilled to be at the Taft Museum. We are located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati in a 200 year old historic house with a secret garden. We have beautiful Lytle Park in our front yard as well as two of Marriott's iconic hotels, both housed in historic buildings on either side to be of service to you and your guests. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions and/or to schedule an onsite visit. Looking forward to showing you our beautiful museum, outdoor spaces and grounds.
Warmly,
Betsy

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Ford-Ellington Ford-Ellington Wedding Florists

Wonderful venue for a wedding. The Taft has beautiful gardens and the tent is a wonderful setting, and a parking garage make it a very convenient space.

Sarah Babcock Studio Sarah Babcock Studio Wedding Photographers

Gorgeous wedding venue that makes for gorgeous wedding photos.

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Map

316 Pike St. Cincinnati, OH, 45202
5136844523

Wednesday-Friday: 11:00 am-4:00 pm Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
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Taft Museum Of Art frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Taft Museum Of Art?

Taft Museum Of Art includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Taft Museum Of Art, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Taft Museum Of Art includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Taft Museum Of Art, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Taft Museum Of Art includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Taft Museum Of Art in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Taft Museum Of Art for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Taft Museum Of Art for wedding events?

Taft Museum Of Art offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Taft Museum Of Art offer?

Taft Museum Of Art offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Taft Museum Of Art offer for wedding events?

Taft Museum Of Art offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Taft Museum Of Art have available for wedding events?

Taft Museum Of Art offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Taft Museum Of Art and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Taft Museum Of Art is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.

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