A timeless and contemporary wedding venue in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Center offers a flexible and stunning space for you to customize the wedding of your dreams. Located in the Mercantile Building in Downtown Cincinnati, this setting is home to the Contemporary Arts Center and is filled with design, local history and beauty.
Facilities and Capacity
The Center features high ceilings, shiny hardwood floors and unique light fixtures. The venue contains neutral, elegant decor, allowing you to personalize layouts for a unique space. You may host your ceremony and reception in the grand ballroom, which is held against a picturesque window that looks onto Fountain Square. The Center also offers a space for your ceremony and cocktail hour in the LED-lit dome room. Your rental of The Center includes seating for up to 300 guests with 30, six-foot tables.
With an on-site day-of coordinator and event specialist, your wedding needs will be taken care of before and during the big day. At The Center, this facility will be exclusively yours for the day. The venue offers various services and event items to make your day unforgettable. This includes:
64 Reviews for The Center
Recommended by 96% of couples
34 User photos
Alyssa · Married on 01/04/2020
Beautiful Venue (especially for the price!)
Absolutely loved having our wedding at The Center. For a downtown venue right on Fountain Square, the price was very reasonable and they were absolutely AMAZING to work with. Katie and Paula are especially sweet and go above and beyond! I was planning my wedding from out of town and they made it go on with ease. In person the venue is BREATHTAKING. It has an incredible light dome area above the bar and it is a super clean slate to set up your wedding however you would like to fit your personalities and style. We had a winter wedding so it was even more important to have a gorgeous hall to celebrate in since we couldn't take many photos outside. The window area right outside the main doors of the Center in the Mercantile Building are gorgeous!! I will say though, I heard during my wedding that McHale's catering has purchased this venue. I did have McHale's for my wedding and was SO DISAPPOINTED with their service. They didn't provide two whole food items on the wedding day that we had planned and paid for. Absolutely ridiculous. If you go with the Center (which you totally should!!) pay extra to go with a different caterer if you have to! It will definitely be worth it in the long run to avoid the issues I had on my wedding day!Sent on 01/24/2020
Abby Rawlings · Married on 11/02/2019
We hosted our wedding reception at The Center on 11/2/19, and we could not have been more happy with our decision! The space is absolutely gorgeous, incredibly versatile, and conveniently located. When looking for a venue, we wanted a space that was beautiful in itself, but also allowed for us to add our own personal touch. The Center was the perfect location for this!
Not only is their space amazing, but they have an incredible team who we were so lucky to get to work with. Katie was our coordinator and she was such a pleasure beginning with the very first meeting, all the way up through the day of our wedding. She was always incredibly responsive to my questions, and was very flexible as we worked together to make our wedding vision come to life.
We were truly lucky to have such an amazing wedding experience, and we cannot thank The Center enough for that!Sent on 01/05/2020
Meagan · Married on 08/02/2019
Best venue in Cincinnati
We couldn't have found a more perfect venue to have our reception at. We were so lucky to have the staff, especially Katie and Rachel, help us have the reception of our dreams. They were incredibly organized and quickly responded to any correspondence. They helped us keep on track with our planning and gave us lists for all of our other vendors that we ended up using for our wedding. I felt completely relaxed knowing that we had the Center staff behind us in helping making sure everything went smoothly. They take so much pride in their work and the results are absolutely amazing. Thank you guys so much for the wedding of our dreams!Sent on 09/09/2019
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We LOVE catering to the Center! Not only is it the hippest new venue in downtown Cincinnati, but the Center gals are great to work with.
Although The Center is a relative "New Comer" to the event world, they have hit the ground running. Not only do they have prime real estate on 5th, over looking Fountain Square, but they have such a unique look and feel to their space. Having the opportunity to work with them, I have seen nothing but professionalism, and grace in all of their procedures. We are so happy to have another amazing venue in the downtown area and we look forward to working with The Center for many years to come.