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Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$25 per person
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$25 per person

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About

On WeddingWire since 2020

The Backstage Event Center is a loft-style wedding venue located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This rooftop setting is ideal for couples that want to add a modern, chic touch 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. Their second-floor event space has a customizable floor plan, for couples to design their nuptial dream for 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 terrace, which provides an intimate space with cityscape views for guests to enjoy their drinks and hors d’oeuvres. For a multi-level venue experience, you can also have access to their first-floor space, The Horse & Barrel Bourbon House. Its exposed brick walls, hardwood floor, and liquor selections make it an ideal space for cocktail hours, or as bachelor and bachelorette parties. Ample parking is available on the property, with wheelchair accessibility 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 can handle 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 into any formation that you prefer. 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.

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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

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
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
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Reviews of The Backstage Event Center

5.0 out of 5 rating
5.0 out of 5 rating
15 Reviews
100% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
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The Backstage Event Center is highly praised by reviewers for its friendly and helpful staff, beautiful space, and delicious food. The event planning process is described as stress-free, with the staff going above and beyond to accommodate the couple's vision. Guests also complimented the seamless execution of events and the excellent communication throughout. Overall, the Backstage Event Center is highly recommended as a wedding venue.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Backstage Event Center is highly praised by reviewers for its friendly and helpful staff, beautiful space, and delicious food. The event planning process is described as stress-free, with the staff going above and beyond to accommodate the couple's vision. Guests also complimented the seamless execution of events and the excellent communication throughout. Overall, the Backstage Event Center is highly recommended as a wedding venue.

Weddingwire
5.0/5 15 reviews
Google
4.7/5 77 reviews
Paige
Paige H. Sent on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating

October wedding

The event staff at the backstage event center make wedding planning a breeze. They make your vision happen stress free. The space is beautiful and timeless, I would chose working with The Backstage over and over again!
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Kristy C. Sent on 04/16/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner/Nicholson’s

Nicholson’s is a great place for a rehearsal dinner. The atmosphere, the food, the service - all top
notch! Elenya, the event planner was so flexible and helpful. I, the mother of the groom, wasn’t worried about anything!!! The whole event went exactly as we had hoped. We don’t live near Cincinnati - not as easy to coordinate decor, etc. Elenya helped us with flower arrangement suggestions and made it so easy for those to be delivered and set on the tables.
Sooo glad we chose Nicholsons. I highly recommend them!
T
Tonya K. Sent on 10/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding rehearsal dinner

The staff was friendly and helpful. The space was lovely and the food was absolutely delicious!
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Team

Shannen  Watson
Shannen Watson
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Shannen has been in this industry for over 10 years specializing in culinary and pastry arts, fine dining and special events. She is known for being personable, energetic and professional! Shannen strives to help make your event as beautiful and memorable as possible!

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The Backstage Event Center frequently asked questions

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
The Backstage Event Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at The Backstage Event Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
The space offered by The Backstage Event Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Loft
  • Rooftop
The Backstage Event Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Backstage Event Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Backstage Event Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
The Backstage Event Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
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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