The Center

115 E. 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Center

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bridal suite
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Centerpieces
  • Backdrops
  • Event planning
  • Lighting/sound
  • Linens
  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Uplighting
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65 Reviews for The Center

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Alyssa

    Alyssa · Married on 01/04/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    Abby Rawlings · Married on 11/02/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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    Amazing Venue!

    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

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The Center Pricing

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The Center FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 4000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Get Ready Rooms
  • What transportation and access is available?
    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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    2020 Friday Packages

    Looking to tie the knot on a Friday? Great news, we have some deals going that you can't miss out on! Please contact us to hear more about our specialty pricing for Fridays in 2020.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • RSVP Event Center by Village Catering Banquet Halls

    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.

  • Party Pleasers Services Wedding DJs

    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.

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  • 115 E. 5th Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 See on map
    513-657-2383 (Phone number)
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