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The Backstage Event Center

Cincinnati, OH View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
13 reviews

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

The Backstage Event Center is a loft-style wedding venue located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our venue is ideal for couples that want to add a modern, chic touch added to their big day. Its sweeping city views, in-house catering, and dedicated staff can make your romantic celebration unforgettable.

Facilities and Capacity

Located in the Theater District, in the heart of downtown, The Backstage Event Center is influenced by the artistically rich community that surrounds it. Our second-floor event space has a customizable floor plan, for couples to design their nuptial dream from the ground up. Combining modern elegance with their rustic decor, the interior features exposed brick walls, vintage chandeliers and wall sconces, and large windows for plenty of natural light. It can accommodate celebrations of various sizes, from intimate gatherings of 50 people to extravagant receptions with 300 guests. Glass windows lead to the terraces, which both provide an intimate space with cityscape views for guests to enjoy. Ample parking is available with the combination of parking garages and nearby lots. We are wheelchair accessible to ensure that all your guests can enjoy your big day.

Services Offered

The Backstage Event Center features a team of event specialists who will be ready to assist you throughout your planning process. The onsite staff will help with set-up and clean-up for your reception, while you focus on the important things. Tables, chairs, linens, and dinnerware are available in-house, and can be arranged to best suite your vision. You will also be free to work with the venue’s catering and bartending teams, and customize your menu to match your favorite tastes. In addition to your ceremony and reception, you can also use this setting for engagement parties, wedding showers, and rehearsal dinners.

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Loft
Rooftop

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
Outside Vendors
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?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
July
August
November

13 Reviews

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Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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  • Value
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5

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    Cady Getting married on 11/01/2022
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    Fantastic Service and Venue

    Katie and team were great to work with and the service the day of the wedding was superb! Communication was good throughout the process. The Backstage Event Center was flexible with us in terms of COVID restrictions and working with us on last minute changes to numbers. Overall, it was a great experience and we could not have picked a better venue!

    The Backstage Event Center's reply:

    Theresa,

    Thank you so much for the amazing review. It was such a pleasure working with you and Tim. Your intimate wedding reception was a joy to host.

    - Katie
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    Pam C. Married on 01/03/2022
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Absolutely Amazing!

    Backstage Event Center downtown Cincinnati hosted our rehearsal dinner. It couldn’t have turned out more perfect! Katie Swantko was absolutely wonderful in helping us plan our event. The space was perfect, food was awesome, service impeccable. Highly, highly recommend it.

Awards

  • 13
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Pricing

Team

Cara Shipp Shipp
Cara Shipp Shipp
Sales and Events Manager

Cara has been in the industry for 16+ years, specializing in fine dining & event management. She is known for being cooperative, professional and incredibly hardworking. Cara is devoted to providing an exceptional and noteworthy experience every time.

Katie Swantko
Katie Swantko
Sales and Events Manager

Katie has been a part of the hospitality industry for over 16 years in a variety of roles including, but not limited to: sales representative, project manager, beverage supplier and program director. She is motivated, creative and detail-oriented. Katie’s ability to adapt and work collaboratively makes the planning process effortless for our guests.

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625 Walnut St Cincinnati, OH, 45202
5135501869
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The Backstage Event Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Backstage Event Center?

The Backstage Event Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Backstage Event Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Backstage Event Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At The Backstage Event Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Backstage Event Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Backstage Event Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Backstage Event Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Loft
  • Rooftop

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Backstage Event Center for wedding events?

The Backstage Event Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Backstage Event Center offer?

The Backstage Event Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Backstage Event Center offer for wedding events?

The Backstage Event Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Backstage Event Center have available for wedding events?

The Backstage Event Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Backstage Event Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Backstage Event Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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